Summer Festival Fun in Wexford

It’s time to start planning your August bank Holiday weekend in Wexford. 

There is no date in the year that truly sreams Summer like the August Bank Holiday weekend. It’s taken fairly seriously in Wexford and There are three super festivals taking place across county to choose from… or make like the festival Man Mark Graham and his ambition and realisation of visiting three festivals a week… and why not try to fit in all three!!

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Check out the Art in the Open Festival  2014

Wexford will host Europe’s largest outdoor Art Festival as ‘Art in the Open’ takes place from July 28 until August 4.

Six spectacular ‘Paint-outs’ are the core of Art in the Open Festival where artists will take to some of the Southeasts most stunning scenery, charming villages and historic towns including Courtown, Graignamanagh, Enniscorthy, Ballyhack, Clonegal, and Wexford Town, where they will create a masterpiece of the vista. The festival culminates in a giant exhibition of all the pieces created featured 2,500 paintings exhibited in Wexford town. Festivalgoers can join the artists or observe the creative process, enjoy workshops, a quickdraw or a painter’s pint.

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The Vinegar Hill Battle Re-enactment, August 1 to 3

Witness history unfold this August Bank Holiday weekend and make tracks for Enniscorthy as the town hosts Ireland’s largest Battle re-enactment. Vinegar Hill is the venue as a free re-creation of the 1798 Battle of Vinegar Hill. Experience life as an 18th Century redcoat, learn about the heroic pikemen of ’98, or see blacksmiths preparing for battle. Why not even enlist to take part and re-live a momentous scene from Irelands’ history books. see

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Gorey Market House Festival – August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014 – July 31 to August 3.

The very best in music, fashion and family fun. North Wexford’s premier open air Festival, is even bigger and better this year with Live outdoor music from Jack L, Corner boy, White Chalk and Riptide Movement plus exhibitions, tons of kids fun, market day, Ireland’s only open air street fashion extravaganza with Brendan Courtney and lots more. It’s a festival for all the family over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Check out their fun Jam ‘N’ Jam competition featuring three categories ‘Best Strawberry’, ‘Best Raspberry’ and ‘Best Unusual Combination ‘.  Irish food writer Biddy White Lennon will award a prize of €100 for the 1st place entries, €50 for 2nd place and a Jam making kit for 3rd place. The pot of jam dubbed ‘Best in Show’ will win the overall prize of €200. 

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