Three top Festivals for Visitors to enjoy in Wexford this May Bank Holiday

Visitors to Wexford are in for a treat this may bank Holiday with a choice of three festivals to enjoy! 

The inaugural JestFest takes place from May 1st to 4th 2015 

JestFest is a Comedy and Street Theatre Festival and takes place this May Bank Holiday weekend across Wexford town.

Enjoy a laugh with the finest Irish stand-up comedians including Al porter, Andrew Maxwell, Andrea Farrell, David McSavage, Fred Cookem Joe Rooney, Jon Kenny, Karl Spain, Kevin Gildea, Lisa Casey, Niamh Marron and Paul Tylak who will  take to the stage in atmospheric venues all over town armed with hilarious one liners, anecdotes and monologues to make you laugh and make you cry.

Taking to the streets for a variety of street theatre are a host of Irish and international street jesters, acrobats and contortionists including the Fanzini Brothers, a Knights Tale, Tumble Circus, Renegade Cabaret, Walkabout! and  The Chancy Brothers to name but a few! Also enjoy Cult Movie screenings and the unique Comedy in the Dark, Wexford is the only place to be for May Bank Holiday weekend!

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The annual  Hook Lighthouse Maritime Matters Festival takes place from  May 1st to 4th  2015

Sea-life, Sea safety and Fun at the Seaside is to the fore this weekend in Wexford at the Maritime Matters Festival at Hook Lighthouse. The annual Maritime Matters festival kicks off at the oldest operational lighthouse in the world, Hook Lighthouse. The festival showcases the rescue services, fun for all the family, local crafts, live music, children’s workshops, delicious locally produced food and much more. Highlights include a display on the by the Irish Coastguard, exploring the Flora and fauna of Wexford the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will be on hand to share their expert knowledge of the now annual visits of the Fin and Humpback Whales to the Wexford coastline, Seafood Cookery Demonstrations and much more. For festival details see

World's oldest operational Lighthouse - Hook Head in Wexford


ZorroFest takes to the streets of Wexford from  May 2nd to 4th2015

Zorrofest takes place in Wexford town from May 2nd to 4th 2015, celebrating the life and legend of a real-life ‘Irish Zorro’ 17th-century Wexford-man William Lamport. ‘Wexicans’ are celebrating both fiction and amazing history this May bank holiday weekend, with a festival in honour of both man and myth at Zorrofest!  This festival for the whole family celebrates all things Mexican with a programme of family fun events set to take to the streets of Wexford. This year the festival celebrates the 400th anniversary of William Lamport and also the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Ireland. For festival details see


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