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Wexford Celebrates Cinco del Mayo, Zorro and all things Mexican!

“There is a saying, a very old saying: when the pupil is ready the master will appear. ”¬†Don Diego de la Vega (The Mask Of Zorro, 1998) Gringos, this May bank holiday weekend¬†“El Zorro” will take to the streets of Wexford. Our masked and caped hero will be on the town keeping an eye out […]

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History - William Lamport - from Wexford to Mexico; inspiration for the El Zorro character

Wexford Remembers El Zorro

And just why would Wexford be remembering El Zorro? Because, dear friends, it is thought that William Lamport of Wexford may have been the inspiration for the part history, part myth character we know as “El Zorro” . Lamport, descended from old English stock, was born in Wexford in 1610. His grandfather Patrick sided with […]