Easter Monday Commemoration 2015 at Enniscorthy

Enniscorthy Municipal District in conjunction with Wexford County Council invites you to attend the 99th anniversary of the 1916 Rising in Enniscorthy. The annual Easter Monday commemoration which has been held in Enniscorthy for almost the last 50 year will take place on 6th April 2015 and pave the way for the next years Easter 2016 Centenary celebrations.

Enniscorthy is remembered as the only town outside of Dublin to rise in Easter 1916. For four days the town was controlled by local Irish Volunteers and Cumman na mBan members, while the tricolour flew over the Athenaeum. Meanwhile, a second column of Volunteers began proceeding northwards to relive their beleaguered comrades in Dublin, liberating the villages of Ferns and Camolin in the process. Enniscorthy also holds the accolade of being the last location in Ireland to surrender on Easter 1916, only doing so after receiving direct orders from proclamation signatory Padraig Pearse.

This year’s Easter Monday Commemoration begin at 10am with a commemorative mass celebrated in St. Aidan’s Cathedral. Following mass a 1916 parade led by members of the Irish Defence Forces will assemble at St. Aidans Cathedral, march through the town and finish Market Square. The sacrifices and significant achievements of all Wexford people who fought in the 1916 rising will be remembered with a special ceremony in Market Square. Events include, reading of The Proclamation, sounding the Last Post, playing the National Anthem and laying wreaths in memory of all Wexford people who participated in the 1916 Rising.

Following the ceremony re-enactment groups from all across Ireland will converge on Market Square to re-create a 1916 era Battle. Re-enactors dressed in Irish Volunteers and Cumman na mBan uniforms will lead an assault on an RIC Barracks defended by members of the Royal Irish Constabulary. Spectators will experience the sights and sounds of battle as history comes to life on the streets of Enniscorthy and is an event not to be missed.

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10 Family Fun things to do in Wexford this Easter

There are a host of family fun events on offer this Easter in Wexford… all of our things to do in Wexford details are listed here… http://www.visitwexford.ie/attractions/see-and-do

This Easter break make the most of your family time together and enjoy some of these 10 things to see and do in Wexford.

Wells House and Gardens

Waiting to be explored is Wells House & Gardens, a great Victorian House and Gardens just outside Ballyedmond, Wexford. Visit Wells House & Gardens this Easter weekend to enjoy some fun activities along with our great attractions including two woodland walks, restored terrace gardens, adventure playground, a visit to the Craft Courtyard, meet new furry friends in the Irish Wildlife Sanctuary or learn more of the history of this beautiful home on a house tour!

On Friday April 3rd enjoy food themed arts & craft sessions for your little ones where they will create a take home seasonal treat! Easter Saturday two puppet shows are on offer ” A Bad Egg” & “The Naughty Step” at 2pm & 3.30pm * An Easter Treasure Hunt takes place on Easter Sunday with each child receiving a chocolate reward if they solve the clues! (booking not necessary)

wells house

Hook Lighthouse & Visitor Centre

Hook Lighthouse, the oldest operational lighthouse in the World.

Guided tours take you through the lighthouse with fascinating insights, stories and facts of this unique building.

Enjoy the spectacular view from the balcony.

Visitor Centre located in the former keepers houses where there is a first class gift shop and café and bakery, our friendly staff are happy to help with any tourist information you require.

Relax by the Sea with a coffee and homemade scone and keep an eye out for seals dolphins and even whales! In clear weather you can see for miles and in a storm the spray often reaches the top of the lighthouse!


Kilmokea Gardens

The Grand Reopening of Kilmokea Gardens invites everyone to their free reopening event on Easter Saturday 4th April from 2-5pm. The unveiling of the Fairy Village in the woodland garden, the launch of  ‘The Myrtle Wood’ children’s story where Mr & Mrs Hedgehog and Freddie Fox await the arrival of the children to tell their story!

To depict the historical influence of Kilmokea, a Viking settlement and a Norman Motte & Baily have been created. All these great new additions will create the perfect day out for everybody.


Secret Valley Wildlife Park

Fourteen acres of fun-filled adventures await you at Secret Valley Wildlife Park near Clonroche, Co Wexford! From bottle-feeding the hungry kid goats, to riding Snowball the pony lots of fun is on offer. Each day is packed with loads of fun events. If you like a challenge, you can join in our adventure hunts or go wild in the large outdoor and new indoor play areas. You can also play crazy golf throughout the day.

Duncannon Fort

A star shaped fortress on an important promontory was built in 1558 in the expectation of an attack on the area by the Spanish Armada. The Fort is surrounded by a 30 ft high dry moat and has one of the oldest lighthouses of its kind in Ireland. All the major buildings in the Fort surround a parade ground. A walk around the outer ramparts afford spectacular views across the estuary to Co. Waterford and down to Hook Head in Wexford.

duncannon fort

Dunbrody Abbey and Maze

Dunbrody Abbey was founded in 1170 on the instructions of Strongbow, by Herve de Montmorency (his uncle), after the Norman invasion of Ireland.

With the historic Abbey, the Tea Rooms and Craft Shop for those wishing to relax, as well as the Maze/Pitch & Putt for the more actively minded, this location is extremely popular with visitors of all ages. Set in a rural area the Visitor Centre has an atmosphere of tranquillity.

Dunbrody Maze

Morriscastle Beach

Bring it back to basics with family picnic or a good old beach trek, an where better to do that than at Morriscastle beach the longest single stretch of beach in Europe which runs for 20 kilometeres! It is literally miles and miles of soft sand and bordered by a sheltering dune system, this is an ideal beach for children to play.

Morriscastle beach

Kia Ora Mini Pet Farm

Kia Ora Mini farm is a family run open pet farm in Gorey, Co. Wexford. It is a safe place for children to roam, to learn and to hold and feed animals of the usual farmyard variety and some more exotic such as llamas, emus, alpacas, pot bellied pigs, chinchillas. parrots and scotish highland and for adults to relax.

In the Kia Ora farm shed they have a fantastic selection of birds and animals and it’s indoors so no matter what the weather is like you and your family can come and have fun and see all the cute little animals in the barn such as rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs and mice.

Courtown Adventure and leisure centre

Your extreme adventure high ropes coursestarts at the Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre. Enjoy a High Ropes Course including Aerial Trekking, a Climbing Wall, an Extreme Leap of Faith a Dual Zip Line or Laser Tag!

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Oldcourt Stables and Riding School

Oldcourt Stables and Riding School is set in the beautiful woodlands of Oldcourt, New Ross. Oldcourt riding school offers everything for the horse-lover: riding lessons, showjumping, cross country or trekking. Friendly, family-run riding school that is are open all year round. They offer a large all-weather arena and treks through beautiful lanes, woods and farmland. The treks cater for both beginners and advanced riders of all ages.

For details on everything to see and do and places to stay this Easter in Wexford see http://www.visitwexford.ie

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Wexford set to host multiple parades including Ireland’s Only ‘Beach Parade’ this St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day in Wexford is one of the biggest days of the year, with celebrations and parades taking place throughout Wexford town, New Ross, Enniscorthy, Gorey and even on a beach in Wexford.

Duncannon beach will host the country’s only Beach Parade this St. Patrick’ Day.  The parade will start outside the Star of the Sea church in Duncannon at 12noon travelling down the Main Street and from there it will go onto the beach and travel down Duncannon beach. The parade will be made up of local scouts, girl guides, and local sporting clubs with prizes on offer for the best walking float and the best business float. Entertainment will be on offer after the parade with a beach party set to take place, family fun events will be on offer with music, games and entertainment. 

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Pictured at the beach parade in Wexford is Duncannon’s Parish Priest Fr. Nolan in a tricolour wig and shamrock Elton John shades aboard one of the best vintage tractors, the 2015 parade will take place at 12 pm on St. Patrick’s Day at Duncannon Beach. For further details on St. Patrick’s Day in Wexford see http://www.visitwexford.ie – Photograph Mark Graham 

One of the oldest parades in the country will continue its tradition in Wexford town; starting back in 1917 and continued until the outbreak of world war two. In 1946 the parade was re-started.  This year the parade will commence at 11am from the junction at Fisher’s Rowe, William’s Street and weave it’s way through the town to pass the reviewing stand at the Quay Front adjacent to the Bridge. This year’s parade will see many floats and numerous marching bands and will be one of the country’s best parades. 

In Gorey the St Patrick’s Day Parade at 3pm, commencing from the Monument on Main Street lead by grand Marshall Margaret Cooper. There will be music at the Market House from 2.00pm along with fringe events including ‘Tug o War’ and ‘Barman’s race’. Entertainment and prize giving will take place on Esmonde Street directly after the Parade

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Enniscorthy will take place on Tuesday, 17th March. The Parade will be led by the Army Reserve Colour Party the marching groups will set off from St. Senan’s Parish Church at 3.00 pm. The floats and vehicles will join the parade on The Promenade. There will be lots of entertainment on offer in the Market Square at 2.00 pm with music, dance, and children’s entertainment and free face painting.


The New Ross town St. Patrick’s Day parade will get underway from 2pm travelling from Irishtown down the town’s quayside to the viewing platform at the Dunbrody visitor centre. Filled with marching bands, floats and entertainers it’s one not to be missed.

For further details on St. Patrick’s Day in Wexford see http://www.visitwexford.ie

St Patrick's Day in Wexford

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Will Wexford Feature in Ireland’s First National Tourism Awards?

Local tourism businesses encouraged to compete for an ‘ITA’

Businesses from across Wexford are being encouraged to participate in the Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2015 – the first ever national scheme to identify and celebrate those leading lights that are making a difference in the tourism industry and actively contributing to recent growth in the sector.

The Irish Tourism Industry Awards – dubbed the ‘ITAs’ – seek to identify those players in the tourism sector who have made a difference and are setting an example for the rest of the industry.

Encouraging businesses in Wexford to get involved, Eamonn McKeon CEO of the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation said:


“With these new awards, we now have a high-profile platform to sing the praises of local tourism high achievers.  We are looking to identify those who set the standard for others in the industry to aim for, with their achievements serving as ‘lessons’ in how to get things right. I am more than confident that Wexford is well placed to provide such examples.”

Tourism businesses throughout the country and overseas are being invited to apply and submit their examples under 11 different categories (see editor’s note for more detail) by Monday 16th February. The Irish Tourism Industry Award winners will ultimately be announced at an Awards Event on 24th April 2015.

 Mr McKeon continued –

 “I look forward to many great applications from Wexford, to compete with their tourism peers and raise the profile of the great work going on in the county.”


Full details of the awards and application process are available at www.irishtourismindustryawards.ie

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A Wonderful Walk in Wexford

The vast majority of Wexford’s coastline is made up of sandy beaches and coves, particularly north of Wexford town starting off with Curracloe, the jewel of Wexford beaches, and stretching to Kilgorman and Courtown at the very north tip of the county (Courtown on YouTube).  To the south of Wexford town, Carne is fantastic for wildlife (particularly bird watching), and Kilmore, Rosslare, Dunncannon all prepare you for the dramatic Hook Peninsula.

Inland, the county’s woodland offers unparalleled scenery whilst urban walks allow you to dip into Wexford’s rich heritage.  There are two professional walking tour operators in Wexford – Wexford Walking tours and Southeast Costal Walks.

Carrickbyrne Hill
Carrickbyrne Hill is a historic and scenic 5km long forest trail with multiple viewing points.  The hard volcanic outcrop that resisted the weathering process now stands out on the rather flat landscape. The rocks were formed during a period of volcanic activity about 400 million years ago.  Carrickbyrne Hill was once part of the Jeffares Estate. The oak wood is known locally as ‘Camp Field’.  During the 1798 rebellion the insurgents gathered here before marching towards New Ross.
The trees are mainly coniferous – an international gathering, with representatives from Europe and North America including Douglas fir from Vancouver, Japanese larch from the east and native Scots pine. You will also find oak, beech, ash, rowan, and Spanish chestnut.  On the trail through the forest one might spot a fox, rabbit, hare or hear the blackbird and thrush.  Laurel, bramble and heather form the main ground cover of the wood.

Location: Carrigbyrne Hill, New Ross, Co. Wexford
W: http://www.discoverireland.ie/Arts-Culture-Heritage/carrickbyrne-hill/8527

Coolmelagh Forest Recreational Area
This recently launched walk takes you through pine and beech forests up to the summit of Gibbet hill.  A number of places on this hill you’ll notice some fine stone walls made out of flattish pieces of rock. In the eighteenth century there was a slate quarry on the hill.  In early May expect to see a carpet of bluebells, thriving quietly away beneath the beech trees.

Location: Bunclody
Sat Nav: 52.6860, -6.5796

Edenvale River and Forest Walk
A short but lovely walk alongside the slow river through woods.  It features an impressive waterfall which offers a haven for keen walkers and nature lovers who relish the natural beauty of the great outdoors.  It is close to the village of Castlebridge where the Guinness book of records was founded in May 1951.

Location: Castlebridge, Wexford
Sat Nav: N: 52.38632  W: -6.46667

Enniscorthy Town Heritage Walk
Enniscorthy was founded by St. Senan in 510.  It is a picturesque town situated on the banks of the River Slaney midway between the Blackstairs Mountains and the sea.  The town is overlooked by the old 1798 historic battle site of Vinegar Hill.  The town’s heritage walk takes in the Duffry Gate, St Aidan’s Cathedral, the Market House/Market Square, the Athenaeum, St Mary’s Church, Enniscorthy Castle and County Museum, Enniscorthy Bridge and The Cotton Tree site, the railway station, Templeshannon, Vinegar Hill, Society of Friends, the fountain, Seamus Rafter Memorial, post office from 1903, Methodist and Presbyterian Church, the National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and the Maltings.

There is an excellent promenade walk by the River Slaney with a children’s playground at the entrance of the walk.

Location: Enniscorthy
Sat Nav: 52.501411,-6.567228

Enniscorthy Town Prom Walk along the River Slaney 
This 6km walk round trip starts close to the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy on the west side of the River Slaney.  Starting on a concrete path for approx 500m it brings you to the point where the Urrin River joins the Slaney.  A Country Walk can be accessed via a Footbridge (it’s approx 4m high and as such not accessible to wheelchairs or prams/buggies). The 2m wide path is more suited to country walkers and hiking enthusiasts. The gravel path was installed to match the rural landscape with several seats installed alongside. Don’t be too surprised to see some livestock in this rural setting, munching on the grass at several times of the year!

Location: Starting in Enniscorthy Town
Sat Nav: 52.496902,-6.56706

Forth Mountain 3 Rocks Trail
There are a number of car parks and lay-bys in the forest, with numerous walks on the forest road network and paths.  Fine views of the surrounding countryside can be had and on a clear day you can see counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wicklow and Waterford.

The main tree species in the forest are Sitka spruce, Lodge pole pine and Japanese larch, other flora includes heather, heath and furze.  Some of the animals and birds that can be seen in the forest are woodcock, pheasant, raven and fox.

Location: 8 km SW of Wexford Town on the R733
Sat Nav: 52.30759, -6.58765

Kilbrannish Forest Recreation Area
Close to the summit of Mount Leinster, this area has fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.  There are two official trails of 3km and 5km but much longer walks are possible for those with more energy.

Location: 7km west of Bunclody
W: www.bunclody.net/Kilbranish-web/index.htm
Sat Nav: N: 52.64037  W: -6.74390

Raven Point Nature Reserve Walk
This walk is a real favourite with many Wexford people, running parallel to Curracloe beach and passing through a bright mature pine forest with pine needles cushioning your steps.  The main forest track is fine for strollers and kids will love running and jumping off the dunes and hiding in the fern covered forest.  Continue around the loop or come back by the beach, this is a great walk any time of year with plenty of shelter during the winter.

Further north is Curracloe Beach, which doubled as Omaha beach in the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

Location: Raven Point, Curracloe
Sat Nav: 52.38051,  -6.36781

Remember 1798 Walk
This 6 mile walk, starting at the Trading Post Shop and camping site, along the lanes and backroads of rural Wexford follows the route taken by the North Cork Militia to Oulart Hill in 1798.  Walkers and cyclists have the opportunity to view the twelve hectare woodland park designed by Coillte and The Oulart Hill Co-op, visit Fr Murphy’s Well, pass the home of Edward Fitzgerald and take in the magnificent views of County Wexford.  The walk finishes on Oulart Hill at the Tulach a’ tSolais Monument which represents the divide between the old and new world. A local historian is available for guided walks by contacting the camp site in advance.

Sat Nav: 52.45057,-6.39584

Location: Ballaghkeen, Enniscorthy

South East Coastal Walks
Offering panoramic coastal walks in the South East from the Hook, Kilmore Quay, Carnsore Point, St Helens, Rosslare etc.
Our aim is to offer 1.5/2 hr guided relaxed walks with local info on history and flora and fauna, followed by tasty lunch.
Walks and Lunch €20
Walk only €10.
Transport €10 extra from Wexford Tourist Office
Walks on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Private parties also catered for.

W: www.southeastcoastalwalks.ie
T: Catherine +353 86 1508498
E: info@southeastcoastalwalks.ie

Slieveboy Askamore Loop Walk
Three walking loops of 6km, 9km and 12km, ranging from easy to moderate, along laneways and forest roads – perfect for nature lovers. Trail head is located in the car park opposite the parish church in the village of Askamore. The nearest services (teas, toilets etc) are available in the village of Carnew (10km away).

Location: Opposite parish church, Askamore, Gorey.
Sat Nav: N: 52.38632  W: -6.46667

The Wexford Walking Experience

This wonderful historical and anecdotal walking tour of Wexford Town takes place every Wednesday and in all weathers!

When: Every Wednesday from 1st March to 31st October.
Where: Departs from Wexford Tourist Office on Crescent Quay at 1pm.

Duration: 2 hours

Itinerary includes:

Walking Tour – A stroll through the beautiful historic town of Wexford
Wexford Opera House – Enjoy an intimate behind the scenes tour of the stunning Wexford Opera House
Lunch – Enjoy a complimentary light lunch in the Sky View Café at Wexford Opera House
Selskar Abbey – Experience a superb guided tour of this medieval abbey and discover the wonders of this historic gem.
Booking: Wexford Opera House
T: +353 53 9122400. For groups and can tailor made tour bookings call Monica on 086 1079497
W: www.wexfordoperahouse.ie

Wexford Town Heritage Walk
This wonderful walk around the historic town of Wexford takes in Selskar Abbey, John Wesley Methodist Chapel, St Iberius’ Church, Rowe Street Church, The Friary, Bride Street Church, Society of Friends Meeting House, St Patrick’s Church and Graveyard.

Location: Wexford Town
Sat Nav: 52.34143, -6.46550

Wexford Walking Tours
A historical and anecdotal tour of Wexford Town every day ( except Sunday ) from 1st March to 31st October. Departs from Wexford Tourist Office on Crescent Quay at 11am.
Cost €4 per person.  Duration about 90 mins.
“History happened in all weathers and so do our tours”

We also cater for groups and can tailor make tours according to group’s particular interests or mobility levels. Just ring Joanne at 0863526133,  Monica at 0861079497, or Siobhan at 0879175171.

W: www.wexfordwalkingtours.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wexford-Walking-Tours/274880679223730

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Festive Fun on offer in Wexford

A brand new forty-day Christmas festival is underway in Wexford until January 6th and visitors are having a thrill at ‘Wexford Winterland’. The outdoor festival taking place at venues across Wexford town features an Ice-Rink on Wexford’s Quayside and a series of event all set to take place as part of ‘Selskar Under the Stars’.

The ‘Selskar under the Stars’ programme of entertainment commences from December 12th, festivalgoers can enjoy a series of music gigs, orchestral performances and classic Christmas movies at Selskar Square. A glass dome roof will be fitted over the square, to form a unique and special venue in the heart of Wexford town. Enjoy music with Mick Flannery to Corner Boy, The Strypes, the Dublin Gospel Choir and a Wexford Artists Christmas Concert plus more.

Also at the Selskar Square venue is ‘Selskar Family Movies’ set to screen favorites including Frozen, The snowman, Elf, Arthur Christmas and many more. A wonderful new event sees Santa take out his storybook and read some festive tales at ‘Storytime with Santa’. Visitors are invited to come along and help the elves to wake up Santa, then join them in a sing-along! Santa will tell everyone about Christmas at the North Pole, and then read his favourite stories. Sit back and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate as the kids are transported on an astonishing journey of Christmas tales and stories

A wonderful Festive log cabin Market takes over The Bullring in the centre of Wexford town featuring a craft market. The traditionally decorated wooden cabins showcase a diverse range of crafts produced by artists from Wexford’s Craft Trail members.

Join in the wondrous festive fun in New Ross as Nollaig 2014 offers a programme of events for all the family.  Enjoy Christmas parades, Fancy Dress, Random Acts of Kindness, Christmas Bazaars, Christmas craft fairs, Pantomimes, Treasure Hunts, a Santa’s Workshop, Dunbrody Santa’s World Experience, Christmas Cook Offs, Christmas concerts, celebrations, pantomimes, carol singing and lots more.

A Great Victorian Christmas is on offer at Wells House where Santa Claus will be in the great hall and visit the elf workshop, help Mrs Claus with her preparations for Santa then visit the man himself in the Great Hall of Wells House and Gardens December 6 to 23.  Santa will also be nipping over to the Irish National Heritage Park each weekend from December 6th to December 21st and along to the beautiful Johnstown Castle to celebrate Christmas on 13 and 14 and 20 and 21 of December plus he will be in residence at Kia Ora Mini Farm and Wexford Arts Centre.

For further details on Christmas in Wexford see www.visitwexford.ie

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First Wexford Winterland Festival Kicks off with Festive Parade to light up the Streets of Wexford

The biggest Christmas Festival ever seen in Wexford gets underway this weekend as Wexford Winterland will commence across the town. A host of attractions and events will captivate and entertain locals and visitors alike. This Saturday, November 29th at 4pm, the streets of Wexford will be filled with festive light, music and colour when the Winterland Parade winds its way along the Main Street.

Santa Claus will lead the Parade in his Spectacular Sleigh, and he has brought his Post Box with him for all your Santa letters. So bring along your letters and Santa’s helpers will put them in the Post Box for you, and Santa will check them all when he gets back to the North Pole!

And Santa has brought a visitor with him from the North Pole, the beautiful Ice Maiden in her Icy Throne. She is joining Santa in the Parade, along with her icy band of helpers andlong with Old King Coal who is hoping to beat Santa in the race to turn on the Lights, helped by his Polar Explorers, Penguins and Polar Bears… Who will win the race? Make sure to be in the Bullring at 5pm to cheer on Santa, and boo Old King Coal!

The Winterland Parade starts in South Main Street at 4pm, and will travel to The Bull Ring, where the Festive Lights will be turned on at 5pm.

Wexford on Ice will also open, a beautiful real Ice Rink on Wexford’s Quayside will be open for pros and novices alike. A new attraction ‘Selskar Under the Stars’ is set to open on December 12th offering a unique setting to enjoy the best music, movies and family events inlcuding music gigs with Mick Flannery, Corner Boy and The Strypes, and family movie sceenings of include The Snowman, Arthur Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and Home Alone.

The Wexford Winterland Box Office is open at 1 North Main Street for further details see www.visitwexford.ie

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A beautiful image of Christmas in Wexford by Ger Dwyer

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Christmas in Wexford – First Wexford Winterland to Thrill

A brand new forty day Christmas festival is set to thrill visitors to Wexford as ‘Wexford Winterland’ an outdoor festival taking place at venues across Wexford town features a Christmas Parade, Ice-Rink, Selskar Under the Stars featuring orchestral music performances, classic movie screenings and music gigs with ‘The Strypes’ and ‘Corner Boy’, a Festive log cabin Market will feature at The Bullring in the centre of Wexford town and much more all from November 29th to January 6th.

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In New Ross Nollaig 2014 offers a Christmas parade, Fancy Dress, Random Acts of Kindness, Christmas Bazaars, Christmas craft fairs, Pantomimes, Treasure Hunts, Santa’s Workshops, Dunbrody Santa’s World Experience, Christmas Cook Offs, Christmas concerts, celebrations, pantomimes, carol singing and lots more. Santa arrives on November 22nd to switch on the lights and festivities are ongoing right up to Christmas. A Christmas Craft Fair takes place each weekend on Sunday, November 23rd at Ballykelly, on Saturday November 29th a giant Bazaar promises to ensure that all visitors will get their festive shopping completed at the Scout Hall on Marsh Lane, Santa will be in residence from November 29th on Sunday November 30th a festive market takes place at Ramsgrange, on Saturday and Sunday, December 6th at Duncannon Fort, on Sunday, December 7th at Campile.


In Gorey the seventh annual Magical Christmas Market will be held on the Main Street on Sunday, December 7. The entire Main Street will be closed to traffic and taken over by crafts stalls, festive food stalls, carol singers and much more, with over 70 stall holders there will be lots to see, taste and enjoy.

Enniscorthy will be lit up in style this festive season as Santa is set for his arrival to Enniscorthy Castle for this December. Enjoy a spectacular Christmas Parade through Enniscorthy on Saturday, December 6th at 5pm with Bui Bolg street theatre group followed by the appearance of Santa himself at 5.30pm to switch on the town’s Christmas lights.

At the Castle Mrs Claus will be reading from some of her favourite Christmas Stories, and helping the waiting children to make some very special Christmas Decorations for the trees in Enniscorthy Castle as they wait in anxious anticipation for Santa.

Also on Saturday December 6th and on Saturday 13th and 20th and Sunday 21st there will be lots of festive events across the town and on stage at Market Square enjoy top local choirs, pantomime and theatre performances, dance groups, talent competition and storytelling.

A Great Victorian Christmas is on offer at Wells House where Santa Claus will be in the great hall and visit the elf workshop, help Mrs Claus with her preparations for Santa then visit the man himself in the Great Hall of Wells House & Gardens December 6 to 23.  Santa will also be nipping over to the Irish National Heritage Park each weekend from December 6th to December 21st and along to the beautiful Johnstown Castle to celebrate Christmas on 13 and 14 and 20 and 21 of December.

For further details on Christmas in Wexford see http://www.visitwexford.ie

Christmas Market in Wexford by Pat Sheridan

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Late Night Shopping for the Festive Season in Wexford

Follow the Wexford Shopping Star!!!

Every Thursday from 30th October until Christmas shops around Wexford town are being encouraged to open late from 6pm to 9pm. This Wexford County Council initiative, supported by Wexford Chamber, aims to increase footfall in the town, encourage more shoppers to the town and to allow the public not only to buy Irish but also support local business owners.

Look out for the ‘Wexford Shopping Star’ on display in participating shops. If there is a star on display there is a special offer or promotion available to you in that store on Thursday nights from 6pm to 9pm. Another reason to avail of Late Night Shopping shop on Thursday nights is Free on street parking and in all County Council public car parks around the town on Thursday nights from 5pm.

To date the following Wexford retail outlets are participating in this initiative and will be open: Afford Your Wedding; Ava Boutique; Boots; Carphone Warehouse; Carrig Donn; Clothing Doctor; Cream Dreams; Dunnes Stores; DV8; Eircom; Fat Face; Frock; Ger Hore Photography; Greenacres; Hynes Jewellers; Joeleen Codd Photography; Little Rascals; McCauleys Chemists (Redmond Square & North Main Street), New Look; Nosh & Coffee; O’Briens Sandwich Bar (Redmond Square & North Main Street); Pamela Scott; Pennys; Sarah’s Accessories; Saria; Sherwoods Chemist; Shu4U; Shoe Style International; Superdrug; The Loft; Vila; Xtra Vision.

Wexford “Shop Local Vouchers” are also available to purchase from Wexford Chamber and can be spent in over 100 participating stores in the town.

SHOP LOCAL and SUPPORT JOBS in County Wexford

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Visit Wexford Newsletter Quarter 3 2014











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