So, are you planning a trip to Wexford for St. Patrick’s weekend? If so, here’s the low down on the happenings across Wexford.
Kick off the weekend in true St. Patrick’s Day style and catch one of the many parades across Wexford, In Wexford town the parade commences at 11asm, followed by parade fun at noon in Duncannon with guest of honour FAI CEO John Delaney will be leading out this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Duncannon., at 3pm in Enniscorthy, with the hosts of the Leinster Fleadh Ceoil 4.45pm Enniscorthy Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann entreating the crowds from 4.45pm.
The parade in Gorey also commences at 3pm and in New Ross the parade kicks off at 2 p.m. leaving from the Irishtown.
In Campile the parade will be starting after 10.30 a.m. Mass on St. Patrick’s Day from Horeswood Church and will be parading though the village.
For further details on the parades see here http://www.visitwexford.ie/events.php?eventid=st-patricks-day-in-county-wexford
For some afternoon trackside fun head to Wexford Racecourse where the first races is off at 2.30pm. Horse Racing in Wexford is always a good family day out in an informal atmosphere where you get a chance to get up close to some fine pedigree race horses.
For anyone feeling sporty on March 18 The first Sprint Duathlon atHook Peninsula and will take place.
‘DU THE HOOK’ is a sprint duathlon which takes place on the Hook Peninsula, Co Wexford. Participants will run 3Km on Duncannon Beach followed by a 20km cycle around the Duncannon/Ramsgrange area with some incredible views of the Hook Peninsula.
And closing the weekend in Wexford town the unveiling of the Nickey Rackard statue takes place in Selskar Square at 2.30pm, the public event will honour the legendary Wexford hurler.
For details on all of these events see http://www.visitwexford.ie