Anglo-Saxon Colony in Wexford

The English soldiers who came over with Strongbow, Hervey De Monte Marisco, and others, in the reign of Henry II., as allies of Dermod MacMurrogh, King of Leinster, got possession of the baronies of Forth and Bargie, where their descendants remain to this day, unmixed with the natives, and speak their ancient language—a dialect of the Anglo-Saxon; of which specimens are given in Vallancy, and in Fraser’s “Survey of Wexford.”