A repaired Ardcandrisk bridge, just outside Wexford town. It was just one of over 40 bridges which were blown up/destroyed during the Civil War in Wexford. They were damaged by the anti-Treaty IRA who were attempting to restrict the ability of Free State troops to move freely around the county.
Ardcandrisk was also scene of an ambush on a Free State convey in December 1922, which saw one soldier killed and two others wounded when a land mine exploded beneath their Leyland lorry. The dead soldier was John Dooley from Newbridge, Co Kildare, while the injured men were Timothy Washington and Lieutenant Darby.
Leinster Leader newspaper, 9-12-1922, p. 17