Fireworks to light up the skies of Wexford for Opera Opening

The 65th Wexford Festival Opera commences on Wednesday evening, 26th of October with the civic opening ceremony and a wonderful spectacular fireworks display over the Wexford Quayside.


The fireworks display will commence at 7pm however those attending the opening ceremony are advised to arrive early as traffic restrictions will be in place from 6pm to 9pm. Extra parking and stewards will also be on hand to assist.

The opening evening is one of the highlights in Wexford’s calendar of events, especially for children and families. The 65th Wexford Festival Opera runs from Wednesday, 26 October for 12 days.

A dramatic and diverse trio of rarely produced operas will take the mainstage, the festival will open with Herculanum by Félicien David (1810-1876), an epic tale of forbidden love between Pagan royalty and Christian slaves, set against the backdrop and ultimate eruption of Mount Vesuvius.

In addition to the three evening operas, this year’s programme also includes three daytime ShortWorks operas, concerts, lunchtime recitals, lectures, talks, parties, buffets and lunches: 56 events over the 12-day Festival.  There is a range of ticket prices for the evening operas beginning at just €25, while daytime events range from just €10 to €30. Prelude Friends can avail of tickets from €20.

Wexford is festival central this autumn with the Wexford Speigeltent Festival events and the Wexford Fringe festival running in tandem with the annual Wexford Festival Opera. For further details on all events see



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Spooktacular Events on offer for Halloween in Wexford

Spooktacular Events on offer for Halloween in Wexford

Are you planning a spooky break this mid-term…if so, Wexford is the place to be.

Wexford is planning a ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ Halloween for locals and visitors alike this year, a ‘Gorey Festival’ will host a frightful trail of events, Ireland’s most haunted house, Loftus Hall is set to host the ultimate Halloween paranormal investigation lockdown plus spooky fright-filled family tours, Ireland’s oldest lighthouse will host Sphooky tours, a Halloween trail will traverses around the 200 year old Johnstown Castle Estate, a ‘Dare to Scare’ Halloween Tour is on offer at Wells House and visitors to the Irish National Heritage Park will enjoy a gruesome look at some of history’s most horrible, horrifying happenings during their ‘Horrifying Histories’ event and for some outdoor fun how about some pumpkin picking at Ballycross apple farm.

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Flying Witches, streets filled with Scarecrows, a Treasure Trail, Scary Storytelling sessions, Fancy Dress Parties, a Halloween drama on stage, the Amber Springs Hotel Halloween Train and lots more will see the wits of the brave and the not so brave tested in Gorey county Wexford this Halloween as the town launches ‘Gorey Halloween’ a festival filled with a frightful variety of events. Don’t miss the Halloween Family Fun Day at the Gorey town park on October 29th from 1pm with Pumpikn carving demonstrations, a puppet show, giggles the clown, a constructive waste workshop, halloween games, music and lots more its set to be a frightfully good day.

At Ballycross apple farm See the witch’s house in the forest, enjoy a tractor ride and pick your own pumpkin. At the Lavender Farm in Wexford try some Halloween claymaking workshops and

At the Irish National Heritage Park a ‘Horrifying Histories’ event from October 27th to 30th will entertain any little monsters this Halloween. This is a gruesome look at some of history’s most horrible, horrifying and sometimes hilarious people and events. Organisers say, “This is a show for kids of all ages that revels in all the nasty things that our ancestors used to like to do to themselves and each other, visitors will learn of lots of stuff … most of which they probably never wanted to know of!”

At Wells House if you’re brave try a ‘Dare to Scare’ tour from October 25th to 31st. See the past comes to life at this great Victorian house and gardens with fancy dress, Halloween games and ghoulish storytelling by the Wells witch.

At Ireland’s Most Haunted House ‘Loftus Hall’ a very grown up scare experience is on offer with the ultimate Halloween paranormal investigation lockdown for over 18’s only and for the little ones a not so fearsome daytime family tour is on offer from October 28th to November 6th.

At Johnstown Castle and the Irish Agricultural Museum visitors can take to the family friendly ‘Spooky Trail’ through the estates 200 year old grounds where along the way you will encounter some gruesome and scary-looking characters to make you jump and squirm from October 29th to November 6th.

At Kia Ora Mini Farm the gates will open to a fantastic Spooky Farm experience. The farm will be decorated with lots of lights and spooky decorations, nothing too scary for the little ones from now until November 6th.

Events take place before during and after the Halloween break, for details on Halloween in Wexford see www.visitwexford.



FREE TO USE IMAGE- Counting down to a very ‘Gorey’ Halloween in Wexford are ‘Woodland Creatures’ Brody Cullen age 5 and Marc Doyle Sheehan age 4 – Festivities take place during the mid-term break all across Wexford for details see

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24 consecutive days of celebrating the Arts at 3 Festivals in Wexford


Festival Season to open in Wexford with Wexford Fringe Wexford Festival Opera and Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

24 consecutive days of celebrating the Arts at 3 Festivals in Wexford



The 64th annual Wexford Fringe opens on October 21st to announce 17 days of fantastic Fringe events. The Fringe well known for its originality, imagination and quality entertainment runs in parallel with the famous Wexford Festival Opera which takes place from October 26th to November 6th and the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival which runs from October 14th to October 30th 2016.


The vibrant Fringe festival brings approximately 50,000 visitors from all over Ireland and overseas to Wexford to join in the incredibly diverse array of creative array of events offer, which promote Wexford’s rich culture and distinct heritage on the world stage. Festival goers of all ages will be captivated by the sheer range of over 300 events and activities taking place during the annual open-access arts festival, including visual art, opera, classical and traditional music, theatre and dance, comedy, literary recitals, craft and children’s and street events, many of which are free to attend.


Highlights include talks and readings with garden designer and author Mary Reynolds and author Dermot Bolger, a very Gorey Halloween Festival and arts and crafts workshops for all the family, Guinness Singing and Swining Pubs competition 2016 and a wonderful visual art trail featuring all forms of art, craft and photography exhibitions throughout Wexford town and county with a range of over 60 local and visiting artists turning Wexford into a gallery lover’s paradise.


The 2016 Wexford Festival Opera will officially open with a giant fireworks display on the Quayside in Wexford town on the evening of October 26th, the Opera festival will run for 12 days and will showcase rare and forgotten masterpieces at the 65th annual Wexford Festival Opera from October 26th to November 6th and a third festival will also take place; the Wexford Spiegeltent Festival is in action in a beautiful setting on Wexford’s Quayside from October 14th to 31st where gigs with Jack L, Little Green Cars, Mick Flannery, Paul Young, The Saw Doctors and more are all on offer.


Wexford Fringe is a vital showcase for Irish arts nationally and internationally and it attracts many world renowned artists, musicians and performers guaranteed to amaze and excite local, national and international audiences.


Commenting on the 2016 Wexford Fringe Festival, Madeleine Quirke, CEO of Wexford Chamber said, ‘Wexford Fringe is not just important for being one of Ireland’s largest Fringe events, or for being completely open access, this vibrant festival also brings visitors from far and wide to Wexford to see the incredibly diverse array of creative activity it has to offer, and promotes Wexford’s rich culture and distinct heritage on the world stage.”


The 64th Wexford Fringe is an annual open-access arts festival that runs over 17 days, bringing together an eclectic mix of events from October 21st to November 6th, 2016. For further details on the fringe festival, along with Opera and Spiegeltent Festival see



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Countdown is on to the 2016 Kennedy Summer School

An Tánaiste, U.S. Presidential campaign strategists, News correspondents and leading global academics to descend on New Ross


Experts in politics, Editors and journalists, Ministers, An Tánaiste and leading global academics are set to descend on the town of New Ross the proud homestead of President John F. Kennedy to discuss Irish politics, the U.S. election, Brexit and debate key issues from this Thursday, September 8th to Saturday, September 10th.


Summer school attendees are anticipating hearing the insider knowledge on the current U.S. election from Columnist with the Boston Globe, Kevin Cullen who will discuss the current election from a journalists’s perspective. Colin Crowell, Vice President Global Public Policy & Philanthropy at Twitter who will discuss how the campaign is playing out on the glorbal platform. Larry Donnelly, Political Commentator and Law Lecturer at NUI Galway will look at how Trump could win. Stacy Hillard, Chair of American Voices International will offer views from a republican perspective and Chief Strategist with the Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign Tad Devine who will talk about the Bernie Sanders story.


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Tad was a senior adviser on Al Gore’s 2000 campaign and John Kerry’s 2004 campaign, and helped Fianna Fail at elections over the past 20 years. He says would have worked with the party in this year’s general election had he not been advising Sanders. Offering some thoughts on the current U.S. campaign ahead of his arrival for the Kennedy Summer School, he says, “Trump is losing right now because Clinton has made this election about Trump. But he could have a real shot at winning, if he can “wrap himself around the mantle of change” and establish Clinton as a “status-quo” candidate.”


The 2016 Kennedy Summer School will officially open with an address from the United States Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley followed by a reflection of the US Playwright Eugene O’Neill followed by a key note lecture by Professor Robert Downing a leading US academic authority on Eugene O Neill’s work and Paddy Cullivan will also host a discussion on the strangest stories of 1916.


The 2016 summer school theme is a ‘Festival of Irish and American, History, Politics and Culture’ and more than 30 guest speakers will participate discussing a wide range of topics. Noel Whelan, Director of the Summer School says, “This year’s summer school comes at a very dramatic time in both Irish and American politics and indeed at a crucial time in Irish/American relations. The line up we have gathered in New Ross for the weekend will no doubt have many compelling and interesting things to say.”


Other highlights include the school’s keynote address by the former Governor of Maryland and Democratic Presidential Contender, Martin O’Malley. An Tánaiste and Minister for Justice Francis Fitzgerald TD will also offer a keynote and Garda Commissioner, Noirin O’Sullivan will participate in a public interview discussing a ‘A Personal and Policing Journey’ at 6.30pm at St. Michael’s Theatre on Friday, September 9th.


On Saturday afternoon a panel discussion on Irish politics looking at the ‘Budget, Brexit and Better Politics’ will be chaired by Katie Hannon, Political Correspondent for RTE’s Current Affairs Department Katie will be joined by Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe, Sinn Féin TD Eoin O’Broin, Fianna Fáil TD and Chair of the Dàil Finance Committee John McGuinness and Independent Senator Lynn Ruane.


Celebrity Chef Edward Hayden and Baker Catherine Leyden and will host a Tea Party in Dunganstown at the Kennedy Homestead with a coffee masterclass by Ray Cullen. Taking the Summer School to a close will be a special screening of the Oscar’s 2016 Best Picture ‘SPOTLIGHT’ which tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic dioceses, and the decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston’s religious, legal, and government establishment. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Colm O Gorman Executive Director at Amnesty International Ireland, Alison O’Connor Columnist with The Irish Examiner, Tom Mooney Editor of The Wexford Echo and Kevin Cullen Columnist with the Boston Globe.


The school will also hear discussions and addresses from Dr. Robert M. Mauro Director of the Irish Institute, Boston College, Eugene Meyer Chair, Bard College, Peter Cassells, Alison Meagher, Ronan King, David Woolner, Dr. Richard Hayes, Sorcha O’Neill, Anne Doyle, Charlie Bird, and Dr. Tony Bates.


For further details and tickets for the 2016 events see or call St. Michael’s Theatre on 051 421255

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Harvest Moon Celebration at Hook Lighthouse to feature a Photographic Competition

The first Harvest Moon Celebration at Hook Lighthouse, which is set to take place on September 16th, is set to feature at photographic competition.

Hook Lighthouse Manager Ann Waters said, the tip of the Hook Peninsula is the ideal spot for watching the slideshow of nature in the skies, “During sunrise, sunset, moonrises and on starry nights the Hook Peninsula offers incredible vistas. We are looking forward to welcoming everyone for the Harvest Moon Celebration and we know it will offer ample opportunity for great photographs so we will host a photographic competition during the event and a prize for the best Harvest Moon at Hook Lighthouse photograph is also up for grabs.”

Anyone who wishes to have their image considered for the competition can email their image with their details to by 5pm on September 17th.

The Harvest Moon celebrations will commence with a free fantastic fossil heritage talk by Geologist Dr. Matthew Parkes from Ireland’s Natural History Museum. At 4pm on Friday, September 16th in The Conservatory, Hook Head Lighthouse Matthew will talk about the rich fossil heritage at Hook Head, and the many different animal groups described by palaeontologists from this special place. The fossil evidence reveals how Hook was a shallow tropical sea, teeming with life, some 340 million years ago when these rocks formed. The talk will also explore how best people can enjoy seeing the fossils, and also how they can be protected from damage and exploitation. Specimens will be available for people to handle and see close-up what they look like.

Following the talk, at about 5 pm there will be a guided walk on the rocks themselves to see fossils in sit. From 6pm the Lighthouse Visitor Centre will open especially late, come along and find a spot to watch nature at its best during the autumn equinox, enjoy some treats from the Hook Lighthouse Barbecue and some Hook Pilsner and sample the brand new Hook beers and a harvest brew from Arthurstown Brewing Company which have all been brewed from the harvesting of locally grown malted barley & enjoy some chill out music.

For those wishing to climb the tower with a limited number of €10 tickets will be available for the Moonlight visit to the Lighthouse tower, these can be booked in advance by calling 051 397055.

A full harvest moon is set to rise on Friday, September 16th. In any year, the Harvest Moon is celebrated for featuring the year’s grandest procession of moonlit nights. Harvest Moons are more colourful than other full moon, when the moon is full, the moon is at its brightest, and the entire disk is visible. In traditional skylore, the Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, so the Harvest Moon will present the closest and largest full moon of the year. It’s special because, at this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere, the time between successive moonrises – from one night to the next – is shorter than usual.

On average, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. But when a full moon happens close to the autumnal equinox, the moon in Europe rises only about 10 to 20 minutes later daily for several days before and after the full Harvest moon. These early evening moonrises are what make every Harvest Moon special. Every full moon rises around sunset. After the full Harvest Moon, you’ll see the moon ascending in the east relatively soon after sunset for a few days in a row at northerly latitudes.

For further details call Hook Lighthouse on 051 397055

Harvest Moon Celebration at Hook Lighthouse - © Fran Byrne

The world’s oldest intact operational Lighthouse, Hook Lighthouse sitting at the tip of the breathtaking Hook Head is set to host its first Harvest Moon Celebration evening on Friday, September 16th . For further details see – photo Fran byrne

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RTE’s Sean O’Rourke Show to broadcast live from the Kennedy Summer School

RTE’s Sean O’Rourke Show to broadcast live from the Kennedy Summer School



The RTE Radio One show ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ is set to broadcast live from the Dunbrody Experience on the quay as part of the Kennedy Summer School on Friday, September 9th, 2016.


Sean and his production team will interview the orgahinsers of the Kennedy Summer School from the Dunbrody Visitor Centre Café along with some of the keynote speakers who are all taking part in the Kennedy Summer School programme of events.


Sepaking about the live broadcast, currator fo the Kennedy Summer School programme, Noel Whelan said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Sean O’Rouke and the RTE staff to New Ross, the show has over 325,000 listeners and we look forward to sharing the details of the 2016 Summer School with them and showcasing New Ross.”


Presenter Sean O’Rourke is set to interview the former Governor of Maryland and Democratic Presidential Contender, Martin O’Malley, the United States Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O’Malley, Chief Strategist, Bernie Sanders 2016 Presidential Campaign Tadd Devine and Boston Globe Columnist Kevin Cullen.


The 2016 Kennedy Summer School will be held in New Ross on Thursday 8th, Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of September. It will be a festival of discussion debate and reflection on Irish and American History, Politics and Culture.


The line up of speakers this year includes An Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD and other leading Irish politicians, the Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley, the Garda Commissioner Noirin O’ Sullivan along with a number of senior U.S. Presidential campaign strategists and commentators.


Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe is set to participate in a session on the 2017 budget and disucss Brexit and its potential impact for Ireland. He will be joined by Sinn Féin TD Eoin O’Broin,  Fianna Fáil TD and Chair of the Dàil Finance Committee John McGuinness and Independent Senator Lynn Ruane


Events at the Summer School will also include a keynote address on the life and work of the US Playwright Eugene O Neill who’s family heritage is local to New Ross, a staging of the comedian Paddy Cullivan’s one-man show “ The Ten Dark Secrets of 1916”.


There will also be a restaging of the iconic 1963 JFK Tea Party at Dunganstown on Friday 8th Sept, which will be hosted this year by celebrity chef Edward Hayen and Baker Catherine Leyden.


Tickets and further details and tickets are available from or by calling St Michael’s Theatre at 051 421255. Two-Day Passes for are €37.50, Friday Only Passes are €20 and Saturday Only Passes are €25.

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60 Events on offer across Wexford for National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week takes place from August 20th to 28th

Right across Wexford enjoy a combination of events from historical tours to Archeology, to exhibitions to Bugs and Butterflies to expert talks and tales.

Heritage Week has lots of activities for all ages, but are there Heritage activities to suit teenagers? The answer is yes, of course! or If you’re interested in finding out more about our natural heritage and Irish wildlife this Heritage Week? There are lots of events to help you get acquainted. Catch and identify butterflies, ladybirds and other insects in the grounds of the WWR Visitor Centre in Wexford. Find out more about Ireland’s sea life and join people all over the country for Whale Watch Ireland on Saturday 27 August or discover Ireland’s Great Barrier Coast in Wexford. – See more at:

Check out the 20 page guide of events all taking place across Wexford for National Heritage Week 2016


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Thrills and Spills at Irish Kite Surfing Championships in Wexford

Duncannon Beach in County Wexford is home to the Irish National Kite Surfing Championships, which will take place during Hooked Kite Fest this August 13 and 14.

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The Irish Kite-surfing Association and Hooked Kite-surfing host the Championships on Duncannon Beach and spectators can look forward to seeing the skills from the very best junior, female and male riders from across Ireland and the globe as they compete over the weekend in a series of course racing and freestyle events.

Over 50 kite-surfers will compete in the men’s, women’s and junior (under 18’s) categories demonstrating their skills, airs and speed in a series of Course racing and Hang-time competitions over the weekend and there is still space for competitors to pre-register at The President and Vice-President of the IKSA will judge the Kite-Surfer skills during the competition.

According to organiser Kite Surfer Niall Roche says Duncannon Beach is a spot that never fails to deliver to action and excitement for kitesurfing,We are busy gearing ourselves up for Wexford’s 7th Annual Hooked Kitefest. We are delighted to have the IKSA involved in the competition side of things, following a massively successful of the watercharge in 2015 , we cannot wait for it, it has been a fantastic summer for kitesurf condtions so far at Duncannon so we are hoping conditions remain as steady for the competition weekend.  The event offers an array of activities for young and old alike. With live outdoor music and DJ on the beach and kids activities it guarantees to be a fun packed weekend on the beach and the competitions will run on Saturday and Sunday 11am – 5pm.”

The Hooked Kite Fest also offers a host of free family fun and entertainment for landlubbers, including water zorbing, archery, face painting, kids’ power kite lessons and much more. There’ll also be a festival BBQ and beach party.  For a full programme of see

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30th annual Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival opens this weekend

30th annual Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival opens this weekend

The 30th annual Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival will take place on Duncannon Beach in County Wexford this weekend from Friday, August 5th to Sunday, August 7th.

An action packed family festival with fun events on the beautiful Duncannon beach offers fireworks, and Family Beach Party, Beach games, Live music and awesome professional Sand Sculptures plus a range of free activities and entertainment.

Professional Sand-sculptors will be onsite creating giant sand-sculpted masterpieces and the festival will kick off on Friday with the Grand Unveiling of the Sand Sculptures in the now Familiar Tent on the beach, A giant Family beach party with Music from DJ Noel, plenty of Children’s entertainment and a huge Fireworks display after dark lighting up the Hook Peninsula.
Festivities will recommence on Saturday with the Sand Sculpture Tent open all day from 10am, there will be plenty of fun games for all the family to join in on the beach, this will include for the first time Irelands biggest Water Fight on a beach, Water balloons will be provided for a small fee and everyone can join in.   There will be a visit from the Barrack Street Band playing some fantastic tunes on the green.

The family fun continues on Sunday with the Annual Amateur Sand Sculpting Competition – this competition is open to all ages and ability and best Sand Sculpture wins.  There will also be a Live DJ on the green followed by an outdoor movie screening.


For further details on the festival see

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Festivals Galore this August Bank Holiday in Wexford

Gorey Market House Festival to Rock Wexford with Free Music Concerts this August Bank Holiday

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A weekend filled with free music concerts from artists including Seo Linn, Paddy Casey and Cry Before Dawn plus an action packed programme of family events is on offer at the eighth annual Gorey Market House Festival in Wexford this August Bank Holiday weekend.

The first of three open air concerts for the festival gets underway on July 29th with Seo Linn taking to the stage, on Saturday, July 30th Cry Before Dawn return to their Wexford roots and on Sunday, July 31st Paddy Casey will take to the stage on Gorey’s Main Street at the carnival atmosphere festival.

Formed in 1982, Cry Before Dawn became one of Ireland best loved bands, their two albums “Crimes Of Conscience” and Witness For The World” went double platinum and they developed a reputation for being one of Ireland’s most passionate live bands. They have strong Wexford roots and are excited to return to Wexford an entertain festival-goers at this free open air gig.

The Gorey Market House Festival is a vibrant mix of music, family fun, traditional and vintage markets, busking, food and crafts. Saturday boasts an action packed family fun day in Gorey Town Park, street theatre, magicians, stilt walkers, Kia Ora Mini farm, Pirates Cove Train, soccer, tag rugby, arts and crafts, face painting, live music and children’s cartoon characters.

Sunday offers a craft, vintage and artisan food market on Gorey’s Main Street so visitors can enjoy a real market town experience which includes live animals, vintage steam engines and great displays of local craft and food. Visitors can also enjoy art exhibitions at various locations throughout the town.

Rock N Roll at the Enniscorthy Rockin Food Fest

Enniscorthy Rock ‘n’ Roll Town Festival and Enniscorthy Food Festival now create the unique experience of a Rockin’ Food Festival  in Ennicorthy county, Wexford.

Food and music lovers will enjoy a plethora of fabulous entertainment for families, Rock ‘n’ Roll enthusiasts along with the best of Irish food, craft and design from July 29th to 31st July 2016.

Enniscorthy Rock ‘n’ Roll Town Festival is based on 1950s Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues music and attracts visitors to the town from all over Ireland and across Europe. There is fun for all the family in the square with children’s carousel, face painting, balloon makers and an outdoor screened movie. 

 To keep energy levels up punters can enjoy a tapas trail, celebrity Chef cookery demonstrations and tastings with Chef Edward Hayden, a locally produced craft beer and cider exhibition along with a showcase of a variety of local produce and crafts from Wexford and beyond. 

Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food Festival offers an extensive FREE events programme with a choice of over 40 free events on offer, including live music gigs all weekend, Artisan Food, Craft and Beer Markets, Outdoor movie screenings, a Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea Party, Treasure Hunt, Magician & Punch and Judy Shows, Junior 1798 Rebel March, Ancient East Story telling and lots more.

The 1950’s trend will be to the fore with Rock ‘n’ Roll, Rockabilly and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues music and dancing on offer and keeping to the 1950’s trend and being the hometown of one Colm Toibin outdoor screenings of the movie ‘Brooklyn’ will also take place.


Pirates and Strongmen descend on Hook Lighthouse this August Bank Holiday

The world’s oldest working Lighthouse ‘Hook Lighthouse’ in county Wexford is set to host an August bank holiday festival with a difference this year as some of Ireland’s leading ‘Strongman’ competitors descend on the 800 year old lighthouse tower to compete for the title of the ‘Hook Strongman 2016’.

Over 15 competitors from all the around the country including the previous republic of Ireland strongest man, Italy’s strongest man and world-class power lifters will take part on Sunday, July 31st. Spectators will enjoy a series of six different gruelling challenge events including a keg toss, Atlas stone lifting and loading races in the challenge.

 Alongside the serious display of strength Hook Lighthouse is ensuing there is plenty of seaside and piratey fun on offer for all the family. Raggedy pirates from all over the peninsula take part in pirate battles for coveted traaasure.

 Free family fun lawn games will also be on offer for kids and adults alike with a weekend Barbeque with music and entertainment.

 For further details on all of the August Bank Holiday fun  see

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