Wexford Day Success
Big congratulations to everyone across Wexford for coming out in their droves in the royal purple and gold to celebrate the very first Wexford Day! Last Saturday, June 25 saw all of the Wexford attractions open for free and welcome the crowds of visitors – well done to all of the attractions and we hope you all had a brilliant ‘Wexford Day’.
See the Tall Ships Up Close at Hook Head
This weekend the The Tall Ship sail into the South East Waters and 50 of the world’s most beautiful tall ships will sail by Hook Lighthouse up Waterford harbour to take up residence in Waterford before setting sail for the first leg of the Tall Ships Race on Sunday July 3.
On Sunday morning July 3 the majestic tall ships will leave Waterford at 7am and sail to Hook Head. They will arrive at Hook Head around 9am. The Tall Ships Race will begin at around 4pm 10 miles south of Hook Head. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the ships up close in all their glory.
To celebrate, there will be Free Family Fun at the Lighthouse all weekend including; games, magic, puppetry, home crafts and much more…
Free parking for the event will be in nearby fields with a free shuttle bus running constantly to and from the Lighthouse and there is a campervan field right on the bank of the estuary.
The Dunbrody Wexford very own resident Tall Ship will be offering two for one entry throughout the Tall Ships Weekend and visitors are in for a special treat as the brand new ‘Dunbrody Experience’ museum which incorporates The Irish American Hall of Fame will also be open this weekend for the very first time…v be sure to get in early..
Horse Racing will take place this Friday July 1 at Wexford Racecourse the first race is off at 5.40pm – enjoy!
And have you heard about ‘Loftus’ The Movie….
Loftus the movie is based on a Ghost story from the South East of Ireland, ‘Loftus’ follows the story of Jenny Broadstone, a genealogy student studying in the UK. While researching her own family history, she discovers that the trail runs cold after only 5 generations. Confused by this, she digs a little deeper, and tracks her roots back to a small peninsula in the South East of Ireland, Hook Head. Jenny soon discovers that her family was involved in the creation of a legend, the legend of Loftus Hall. Spurred on by Zack, her closest friend, Jenny decides to return to Ireland and track her family down and unravel the mystery behind the ghost story. But some ghost stories have far more terrifying truths.
Loftus’ has been in production since January 2011 and has achieved so much in that short time. It was shot on a budget of blood, sweat and tears and made by 21 very dedicated people and a mad man. This is Highwind Films and Sunrise Innovations’ first joint venture but will certainly not be their last as the production team have benefited greatly from the alliance.