World Renowned Ghost Hunter and Para-Scientist ’Steve Parsons’ on a Ghost Hunt in Wexford this Halloween


If there is a gold standard in ghost hunting Steve Parsons is probably it, this Ghost Hunter famous for his appearances on TV shows across the globe including the hugely popular ITV’s ‘Most Haunted’ series has arrived in Ireland and he is set to host a Ghost Hunt at the almost 800 year old Enniscorthy Castle in Wexford this Halloween.

 

Halloween Enniscorthy 4Those looking for a spin chilling evening can join the international para-scientist in Enniscorthy this Halloween for what promises to be exceptional ghost and myth busting experiences in Wexford’s most famous haunted castle. Wexford Paranormal and Steve Parsons will present a series of talks and ‘hands on’ experiences that are sure to be a little more than thought provoking.

An interactive and engaging lecture hosted by Steve Parsons will take place today Thursday 30th October entitled “ “Ghosts Busted – The Study of Ghost Hunting” is on offer. This are the only talks Steve will be giving in Ireland this year, and his engaging and interactive style means that these are a ‘must see’ for those with either serious interest or a passing curiosity.

On Friday 31st of October a ghost hunting experience is on offer as Wexford Paranormal conduct one of their annual public paranormal investigations of Enniscorthy Castle. Steve Parsons will again be onsite, offering ‘guests’ a one-time opportunity to go ghost hunting with one of the world’s leading paranormal experts in the enigmatic surroundings of Wexford’s most famous haunted Castle.

Commenting on his presence in Ireland, Steve Parsons says, “I’m delighted to be here in Ireland, and particularly here in the South East region; which has a lot of history and folklore, it is a very interesting region. Ireland is a special country, it’s like the celtic fringes of the UK and I think because of that there is a very strong link between the people and the past.”

Steve continued to mention that he himself has a strong link to Ireland, “I am a descendant of the Earls of Ross who founded the Hellfire club in Dublin and all of my life I believe people see ghosts and I am fascinated to know why, this is why I do what I do.”

There are lots of spooky options on offer this Halloween in Wexford. Loftus Hall, reputed to be the most haunted house in Ireland are taking terror to an all new level and will host an adults only Halloween experience, for the feint-hearted a Halloween family experience tour is also on offer. Join in an adults only tour “Paranormal Presence at Loftus Hall” tour or how about joining in a Halloween Horror Night – Dying to Dine on 1st November. Guests are treated to dinner in a cordoned off RIP area before you get the life frightened out of you on the Paranormal Presence tour. Guests are asked to dress to scare and petrify.

Following their hugely popular sell-out Halloween tour last year, the Haunted Halloween Tour returns to ‘Wells House’ step back into the 1800s and take a journey into the darkest heart of Halloween at this ancient Georgian mansion.

For programme details of ‘Halloween in Wexford’ see visitwexford.ie

 

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Wexford Celebrates brand new Visitor Welcome Ambassadors programme


Wexford Celebrates brand new Visitor Welcome Ambassadors programme as tourists flock to

Wexford Festival Opera

Wexford Fringe festival

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

Wexford is piloting a brand new concept, which aims to offer visitors to the town and county an extra warm Wexford Welcome on the streets.

The ‘Wexford Welcome Ambassadors’ programme sees 13 volunteers take to the streets of the town during the 63rd Wexford Festival Opera, the 62nd annual Wexford Fringe Festival and the 3rd annual Wexford Spiegeltent Festival which are now all underway and all run until November 2nd.

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Commenting on the programme launch Carolyne Godkin, Tourism Officer at Wexford County Council said, “There are currently over 400 events on offer through the three festivals and though it isn’t the typical tourism season this is one of the busiest times of year in Wexford and we have tens of thousands of visitors in town everyday for 12 days. The Wexford Town Tourism group knows this programme will have long term positive impacts for Wexford town and indeed the County, providing a friendly welcome to the town for our visitors. We hope to attract more volunteers to the programme, rolling it out to other key locations around Wexford if it proves successful.”

The role of the Welcome Ambassadors is to be street-based friendly faces of Wexford aiming to meet and greet visitors and provide local knowledge and useful information and guiding visitors to utilize the tourist information office on Wexford Quay front.  The roles are completely voluntary and were open to public application; each of the volunteers has completed a familiarization programme in order to participate.

Ms. Godkin, said tourism is a prime industry in Wexford: “Visitor numbers are returning to growth and Wexford has the most international visitor numbers in the South East region so the provision of meet and greet services, information and local knowledge is key to this market.”

Over the last year Visit Wexford and Wexford County Council has undertaken significant national and international marketing, including a South East collaboration and rebranding, a sales mission to the U.S., Germany and Asia, a presence at numerous shows and a redevelopment of it’s web presence on visitwexford.ie

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Fireworks and Festivals to Light up Wexford


The 63rd Wexford Festival Opera kicks off tomorrow ( Wednesday, 22 October) with the official opening set to take place once again on quays in Wexford town. Entertainment will commence from 6:30pm and will include the giant annual fireworks display.

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This year Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will officially open the Festival at the quayside celebrations and then go on to attend the opening opera at Wexford Opera House, which will be Salomé by Antoine Mariotte (1875-1944), a rarely-performed operatic version of Oscar Wilde’s play.

The opening night is always a popular event so be sure to come along and find your viewing spot to enjoy all of the nights entertainment on Wexford’s Quayside. Traffic restrictions will be in place from 5pm to 9pm.

The 2014 Wexford Festival Opera includes 3 main stage operas – Salomé by Antoine Mariotte (1875-1944), a rarely-performed operatic version of Oscar Wilde’s perceptive play which will be the Festival’s opening night performance, the delightfully good-humoured comic opera Don Bucefalo by Antonio Cagnoni (1828-1896) distinguished by its melodic inventiveness, and the European premiere of the Pulitzer prize winning opera, Silent Night by Kevin Puts (b. 1972). Commissioned by Minnesota Opera, composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell will attend the premiere on 24 October. Together they will deliver the annual Dr Tom Walsh Lecture on 23 October, the morning after its European Premiere.

The ShortWorks return to Whites of Wexford Hotel this year with three intimate productions including a double-bill of The Wandering Scholar by Gustav Holst and Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan, Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini and La Cenerentola (Cinderella) by Gioacchino Rossini. Approximately an hour long, these allow audiences to enjoy a rare work or a condensed version of a more familiar opera.

The Gala Concert each year features a number of artists taking part in the Festival performing some of their favourite pieces. This year the MC for the evening will be Australian soprano Helena Dix, who sang the title role in last year’s award-winning production of Cristina, regina de Svezia.

The popular Lunchtime Recitals will be presented in St Iberius Church in the centre of Wexford. Running for approximately fifty minutes, these recitals afford a unique opportunity to hear the principal artists of the Festival display their versatility in an intimate setting. The artists and their performance dates will be announced prior to the Festival. Keep updated at http://www.wexfordopera.com

Una Hunt returns to Wexford on the 1st of November with Irish Fantasy: a family affair, a new programme in the ‘Irish Heritage at Wexford’ series. Celebration of the music of Ireland through song and violin and piano music will be performed by sisters Una Hunt and Fionnuala Hunt on piano and violin respectively with Una’s daughter Rachel Kelly. Rachel is a member of the young artist programme at the Royal Opera House and recently stepped into the role of Mercédès in Carmen. The programme includes music by Harty, Stanford, Esposito, Hughes, Moore, Wallace, Balfe and T.C. Kelly – Rachel’s grandfather and a native of Wexford.

A recent addition to this year’s Festival programme on Bank Holiday Monday, Dan Newell, accompanied by members of the Orchestra of Wexford Festival Opera, will perform Composers on Film – The Sequel – music from popular film scores. Dan Newell is a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Brass and has played on the soundtracks of many films including Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings and Shrek, as well as performing with artists including Sir Paul McCartney, Florence and the Machine, Muse, Elbow, and Peter Gabriel. This once off concert will include music from films including JFK and Skyfall. Taking place on the bank-holiday Monday, 27 October at 11am in the O’Reilly Theatre it is suitable for all ages, tickets €15 (adults) €5 (children).

The 62nd Wexford Fringe Festival also gets underway offering a diverse and eclectic mix of events which include theatre, visual arts, photography, music, literature and children’s entertainment – over 300 different events will be on offer!

Many events are free and there is something for everyone in the family. It brings together artists of all disciplines and will run from Friday 17th October through to Sunday 2nd November, be sure to get out and catch a gig.

And last but by no means least the wonderful Wexford Speigeltent Festival runs for 12 days and nights and the eclectic programme of events features contemporary music, comedy, theatre, film, classical music and lots more. With lots of big name acts be sure to book your night out in Wexford.

For details on all three festivals see http://www.visitwexford.ie

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Top Tricks and Treats in Wexford this Halloween including World Renowned Para-Scientist


There is a major fright fest on the cards this Halloween in Wexford. A ghost Hunt will take place at Enniscorthy Castle, the 300 year-old Wells House will host ghoulish house tours. Tales of the Enchanted Forest will be on offer at the Irish National Heritage Park, the spirit of Halloween is alive and well in Wexford.

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Join international para-scientist, Steve Parsons who frequently features as the parapsychologist on the ITV show ‘Most Haunted’ who will host a series of events at Enniscorthy Castle.

Paranormal enthusiasts will gather in Enniscorthy this Halloween for what promises to be three-days of exceptional ghost and myth busting in Wexford’s most famous haunted castle. Wexford Paranormal and Steve Benson will present a series of talks and ‘hands on’ experiences that are sure to be spine chilling.

Two interactive and engaging lectureshosted by Steve Benson will take place on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th October and are cryptically entitled “Orbs – Paranormal or a load of Balls” and “Ghosts Busted – The Study of Ghost Hunting”. These are the only talks Steve will be giving in Ireland this year, and his engaging and interactive style means that these are a ‘must see’ for those with either serious interest or a passing curiosity.

On Friday 31st of October a ghost hunting experience is on offer as Wexford Paranormal conduct one of their annual public paranormal investigations of Enniscorthy Castle. Steve Parsons will again be onsite, offering ‘guests’ a one-time opportunity to go ghost hunting with one of the world’s leading paranormal experts in the enigmatic surroundings of Wexford’s most famous haunted Castle.

The Irish National Heritage Park are celebrating Halloween with Tales of the Enchanted Forest kids tour and a mask making workshop from October 25 to 28th.

The Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle host a family ‘Spooky Spectacular’ from October 26 to October 27 where visitors will meet a host of creepy characters who will be patrolling the galleries including Niddy the Witch, Prof Scream and Jim Screech with his magnificent collection of owls and birds-of prey.

Following their hugely popular sell-out Halloween tour last year, the Haunted Halloween Tour returns to Wells House on step back into the 1800s and take a journey into the darkest heart of Halloween at this ancient Georgian mansion.

For lots of family fun ‘Gorey Halloween’ in Gorey of course is on offer during the mid-term break, with fun for all the family including a Halloween Masquerade Ball – why not try the delicious ‘Bloody Gorey Soup’ and more.

Loftus Hall, reputed to be the most haunted house in Ireland are taking terror to an all new level and will host an adults only Halloween experience, for the feint-hearted a Halloween family experience tour is also on offer.

At the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse located in the graveyard of 1,000 ships there will be no shortage of spooky tales for young children as Winston the Wizard and Pat the Pirate will host spooky tales and games from October 25 to 27th. Places are limited and booking in advance is advised.

For programme details of ‘Halloween in Wexford’ see visitwexford.ie

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Irish National Heritage Park Launch a new APP


 The brilliant irish National Heritage Park have launched  brand new APP this week.

The have issued an open invitation to all nature and history lovers to download the new Irish National Heritage Park APP.

If you are interested in visiting the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford this Saturday the 4th of October 2014, please download the app to your smart phone and show the app on your phone on arrival.  This will admit Two Adults and Three children under the age of 16 FREE on Saturday the 4th of October.   You will also be able to avail of numerous special offers coming on stream in the next few weeks.  So please avail of this great offer of a local treasure on our doorstep, Enjoy

For further details see http://www.inhp.com

 

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NEW ROSS PIANO FESTIVAL & EBONY and IRONY FRINGE FEST


An inaugural Fringe Festival to the annual New Ross Piano Festival, the ‘Ebony and Irony Fringe Festival’ will take place in New Ross Co. Wexford from September 25th – 28th this year.

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Audiences can expect a concentrated piano-fest weekend featuring international pianists – not just one but three will share the three main concerts. Solo recitals with other international pianists, late night concerts, pianos in supermarkets for visitors to play, public masterclasses and sessions with school children will all be on offer. Pianists include famous names, Melvyn Tan, Finghin Collins, Lise de la Salle, Beatrice Berrut and Joseph Moog.

At the fringe Festival a Piano Dual, Craft workshops in looming, satire and humour, art and music syncopation will all feature. A stand up comedy night sees two new and upcoming comedians Fabu D a Nigerian born comedian from Dublin and Steve Bennett a native of Portlaoise who’s musical comedy has already delighted audiences in Wexford in the past. Sunday offers an afternoon of outdoor live music gigs.

For all the details on the New Ross Piano Festival & The Ebony and Irony Fringe festival see http://www.visitwexford.ie

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Inaugural Fringe Festival Announced for New Ross Piano Festival


EBONY and IRONY FRINGE FEST

An inaugural Fringe Festival to the annual New Ross Piano Festival has been announced, the ‘Ebony and Irony Fringe Festival’ in New Ross Co. Wexford was developed as an addendum to the already very successful New Ross Piano Festival. Which takes place for the ninth year from September 25th – 28th this year.

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The ethos of the Ebony and Irony Fest is to join forces with the already established Piano Festival and expand on the events and programme on offer to create a weekend for the whole family.

General Manager of the Brandon House Hotel and co-ordinator of the Ebony and Irony Festival, Bettie-Marie Burger-Smit said: “In order for festivals to be able to access and have continued support from various agencies like Failte Ireland, they must attract a wider audience year on year, and create and increase in visitor numbers. We decided to give a hand by creating this event, in conjunction with the local businesses, and the support of the Chamber of Commerce, to assist in expanding the offering of the Piano Festival to even wider audiences.”

The Ebony & Irony Fringe Fest has a full programme of events, kicking off with a Piano Dual between local and renowned Wexford Pianist Toddy Walsh, and South African pianist Brynmore van Wyk. “Something akin to Zorro meets Liberace” with drama, humour and flare at 9pm on Friday 26 September – followed by continued piano and sing-a-longs.

Saturday is for the whole family, with workshops in various crafts, Looming, satire and humour, art, music syncopation and the list goes on – all in the name of fun. There will also be a full day of activities in Craft Central on the Quay, the Dunbrody Famine Ship as well as participating businesses and St Michael’s Theatre.

For the more active the annual Brandon House Hotel Hill run has been scheduled for 11am, in the morning, and this year it will form part of the Jack and Jill Foundation Hill Climb fundraiser.

Saturday evening 9pm at the Brandon House Hotel the day ends with a stand up comedy night featuring two new and upcoming comedians. Fabu D is a Nigerian born comedian from Dublin that has built up quite the reputation on both sides of the border for his acerbic observations of Irish society, especially the Dublin community, and Steve Bennett – a native of Portlaoise who’s musical comedy has already delighted audiences in New Ross in the past. This will be followed by music, and some more entertainment on the resident piano. This is a strictly adults only event with strong language.

The Sunday will see the Fringe Fest end with the help of Guinness who has proudly engaged supported the festival, to celebrate their very own black and white offering in support of the Ebony & Irony Fringe Fest with an afternoon of live music. Weather permitting.

There are also two competitions running in conjunction with this event. There is an amateur black and white photographic competition in three age categories (U12, U18 and Adult Open) – closing date 24 September 2014, as well as a Ironic Crossword Contest in association with the People Newspaper group (closing date 25 September)

ALL events are €5 per entry, and tickets can be bought at the Brandon House Hotel & Spa, or online at www.ebonyandirony.net. For more details on the event and the most up to date programme, please visit the website, or email ebonyandironyff@gmail.com or call 051-421703.

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The Kennedy Summer School


 

The 3rd Kennedy Summer School is set to take place in New Ross from September 11 to 13, 2014.

The Summer School seeks
 to focus on the presidency of John F Kennedy, the legacy of the Kennedy family, its particular relationship with County Wexford and the broader relationship between Ireland and America generally.

The 2014 theme is History Repeats Itself under which some general recurring themes in Irish and American history, politics and culture at different points in time, during the Kennedy presidency and in modern times will be examined.

It promises to be a busy, entertaining and stimulating three days in New Ross with a broad programme of events and even a ‘Tea Festival!’ if you can make your way to join any of the events it will be well wroth it.

For further details see: http://www.visitwexford.ie

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Thursday 11th September 2014:

THE DUNGANSTOWN FESTIVAL OF TEA & CAKES

2.30pm to 5.30pm

An afternoon of talks, cookery demonstrations, entertainment and light refreshments.
Featuring among others: Kevin Dundon, Juanita Browne author of Put the Kettle On: The Irish love affair with Tea.

Hosted by Alan Corcoran, South East Radio

Venue: Kennedy Homestead, Dunganstown OPENING NIGHT EVENT:

THE JACKIE FASCINATION

Starts 8pm

An evening exploring Ireland and America’s enduring affection for and fascination with Jackie Kennedy. Featuring: “The Elegant Eye; Jackie Kennedy’s Modern America” a presentation by Nicole Mary Kelby, author of The Pink Suit. Followed by live entertainment.

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

 

 

Friday 12th September 2014:

‘HE CHOSE TO GO TO THE MOON WE CHOOSE TO GO TO MARS’

Starts 10.30am

An audio-visual presentation on space exploration since the Kennedy presidency by Leo Enright
Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP Exploring a new phase in European and US economic relations

11.30am to 1pm

A Round Table discussion in association with The European Commission Representation in Ireland and American Chamber of Commerce Ireland. Speakers to include: Stuart Dwyer, Chargé d’Affaires US Embassy and a European Union Commission Representation speaker.
Venue: Brandon House Hotel New Ross

THE EDWARD M KENNEDY LECTURE ‘Truth & Reconciliation in Ireland’ in association with Centre for Conflict Intervention NUI Maynooth

Starts 2.30pm

Address by Baroness Nuala O’Loan.
Reply by: Charles Flanagan TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

EMIGRANT GAMES The GAA and Emigration

Starts 4.30pm

Talks by: Páraic Duffy, Director General of the GAA Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Diaspora Affairs. Chair: Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh
Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

THE KENNEDY SUMMER SCHOOL DINNER
8.00pm till late

Special After Dinner address by: Dr. Günther Grun from the Bundesbank (aka Barry Murphy, star of Aprés Match and Irish Pictorial Weekly)
Venue: Brandon House Hotel

Saturday 13th September 2014:

EMIGRATION THEN & ONCE AGAIN

Starts 11am

Blaming the poor for their poverty; then & once again

Dr. Christine Kinealy, Professor of History & Irish Studies, Quinnipiac University

Irish emigration today; Who is going and why?

Dr. Piaras Mac Éinrí lecturer in Migration Studies, Department of Geography, University College Cork

‘Other People’s Diaspora’ Recent Immigration and Historical Emigration to and from Ireland’
Dr. Sinéad Moynihan, Department of English, University of Exeter. Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

BUDGET CHOICES 2015 - A Political Panel

Starts 1pm

A discussion on next month’s budget with a cross section of political speakers including: Sean Fleming TD, Public Expenditure, Fianna Fail, Lucinda Creighton TD, member of Reform Alliance, John Halligan, TD, Independent.

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre
MARKETING MODERN POLITICS

Starts 2.30pm

The Kennedy Campaigns 1964-2012

Larry Donnelly, University College Galway, Legal Counsel Democrats Abroad, Ireland.

The Art and Craft of Political Campaigns.

Eoghan Harris, screenwriter, playwright, TV producer, columnist.

Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

COLD WAR THEN & ONCE AGAIN? An exploration of US, Russian and International Relations in the 1960s and today.

Starts 4pm

Featuring a keynote address by: Nina L. Khrushcheva, Associate Professor of International Affairs, the New School and Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute, New York City.
Venue: St Michael’s Theatre

THE DUNBRODY FLEADH CHEOIL

EXPERIENCE
Celebrating Irish music’s transatlantic journey

5.30pm till late

Featuring various local and national Irish music performers on stages onboard the Dunbrody Famine Ship and its environs and concluding with: Quayside Concert with Sharon Shannon at 8pm Venue: Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

and New Ross Quayside

 

Ticket Prices:

Tickets: St. Michael’s Theatre. Box Office 051 421255 or online at stmichaelsnewross.ticketsolve.com

  • –  Individual Event in St Michael’s Theatre 5 Places must be booked in advance
  • –  All Day Ticket Friday or Saturday 10
  • –  Dunganstown Festival of Tea and Cakes 15 
Places limited and must be booked in advance
  • –  Kennedy Summer School Dinner 65
  • –  Dunbrody Fleadh Cheoil Experience and Sharon Shannon. Free Event The Kennedy Summer School 
35 South Street, New Ross, Co. Wexford email info@kennedysummerschool.ie Telephone 087 2868720 
facebook.com/KennedySummerSchool @JFK_SS

 

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Irish Kite Surfing Championships Take off in Wexford


The Irish National Kite Surfing Championships will take place on Duncannon Beach in County Wexford this weekend from August 23 and 24, 2014. The Championships are hosted by the Irish Kite-Surfing Association and Hooked Kite-surfing and will take place during the fifth annual Hooked Kite Fest in Duncannon.

 

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Kite-Surf instructor and organiser Niall Roche from Hooked Kitesurfing said there will be lots to enjoy plus lots to see at the competition and festival. “This is going to be another great weekend in Duncannon, we are delighted to be hosting the IKSA Championships again this year and we have lots of riders coming in from Europe and all over Ireland to take part in the men’s and women’s course racing competitions and also the junior freestyle event.

For anyone not familiar with Kite surfing, it involves attaching yourself to a kite and skimming at high speed across the water on a board. The Competitors will also hope to catch some big airs and perform spectacular stunts as they harness gusts of wind and this is always great fun to watch.”

“Kitesurfing has become one of the fastest growing water sports in Ireland, with a growing community of both young and old riders, it is the world’s fastest growing adventure sport. Here in Ireland our sunny season can be short but we get wind all year round, so you will see many kiters braving the Irish waters “off season” when the wind has picked up especially here in Duncannon, it is one of the best kite-surfing locations in the country for lots of reasons but mostly due to the constant south westerly prevailing winds.” Niall continued.

The Festival and Championships will offer spectators the opportunity to witness the very best junior, female and male riders from across Ireland and the globe as they compete over the weekend in the course racing events. Competitors showcase their spectacular skills with aerial tricks and gravity defying moves, a treat for all of that watch from Duncannon Beach.

The festival also offers a host of free family fun and entertainment including water zorbing, a volleyball competition, live music, face painting, a Kids Zone and much more. For a full programme of the festival and competition see http://www.visitwexford.ie

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 28th Annual Sand Sculpting Festival Coming up in Wexford


The 28th annual Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival will take place on Duncannon Beach in County Wexford from August 15 to 17. Professional Sand-sculptors will be onsite from Monday, August 11 creating giant sand-sculpted masterpieces.

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The festival will kick off on Friday with a free giant beach party to mark the grand opening of sand sculptures from 7pm with music by DJ Noel Lynch. Fun beach games and competitions will be on offer on the beach and a huge fireworks display after dark lighting up the village.

Festivities recommence on Saturday with a Teddy Bears Picnic on the green, performances from the Barrack Street band at 3pm and Wrestling on the green at 6pm. The much-anticipated Sand-Sculpture exhibition will open to visitors from 10am.

Family fun events will take place on beautiful Duncannon beach throughout Saturday offering Tug o War, Bungee Trampolining, Water Zorbing an obstacle course and more.

The family fun events will continue on Duncannon beach on Sunday with the Sand-Sculpting exhibition continuing from 10am. Locals and visitors can register for the weekends main even the very serious amateur sand sculpting competition from 2 to 4pm. Teams of four can register on the day.

For further details on the festival see www.visitwexford.ie

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