Wexford Opera Festival
19th October – 05th November
The 66th Wexford Festival Opera, recently crowned ‘Best Festival’ at the International Opera Awards, takes place in the National Opera House from 19 October – 5 November and features a full programme of evening operas as well as a variety of daytime events. From its humble beginning in 1951 by a group of local opera enthusiast, Wexford Festival Opera is now considered the world’s best Festival, attracting more than a third of its audience from abroad. For details and tickets of all events, including the three evening operas, as well as the many daytime recitals, talks and concerts, visit www.wexfordopera.com Come discover the ‘Hidden Gem’ that is Wexford Festival Opera.
Autumn Walking Trails
We have a diversity of walking trails to accommodate a range of abilities and interests: mountain and hill walking; coastal; riverside; woodland; historic and scenic. Located in the south-east of Ireland, we have an exceptionally varied landscape ranging from long sandy beaches in the east to the wild Hook Peninsula in the south-west. You can walk through bird-rich polders beside Wexford town or traverse the slopes of Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains in the west. In between, you can choose from a wide range of quality walks through quiet rural landscapes of diverse character and all steeped in the history of the island long regarded as ‘the end of the known world’.
If you are looking to update your winter wardrobe or start thinking about that special outfit to make a statement in with the festive season fast approaching you have come to the right place. Wexford’s Gorey Town has a growing reputation as a brilliant shopping experience, and a one-stop destination for women who want unique fashion, great food, and a place to relax outside of the hustle and bustle of Dublin city. Satisfying brunch-aholics and the style-conscious of all tastes and budgets. Gorey is becoming a major fashion mecca that brings together European labels, high street brands, collections from up and coming designers, and the latest seasonal trends. Gorey’s boutiques offer a variety of occasion outfits, unique couture, individual style, and a sense of vogue, that can’t be found in Dublin’s department stores.
Ruby Rouge stocks a wide and exciting mix of fashion, with over 50 labels from over 20 countries worldwide. But best of all it’s styled like a grown-up girls’ Dolls House, with two floors of pure girlie heaven that has become popular amongst many of Ireland’s TV presenters and digital influencers.
Le Crème is best known for its mother of the bride and groom garments, with matching accessories and on-trend footwear, but it’s the one-to-one style advice that makes the La Crème difference!
Ashanti Gold is run by a mother and daughter team with over 20 years’ experience in travelling the world to hand pick international brands and exquisite fashion from European designers.
Place – those with individuality or artistic flair will love the attention that goes into buying an eclectic but sophisticated mix of evolving collections and unique, edgy pieces across clothes, jewellery, shoes and accessories.
Dressing Room – with a wide range of clothing from popular labels Fran and Jane, Rene Derhy, Frock Art, The Pretty Dress Company, Tempest and Blonde & Wise, the Dressing Room is like walking into your best friend’s bedroom. The atmosphere here is elegant and comfortable, so expect to stay a while!
Autumn Whale Watching
Autumn just happens to be one of the best times to see nature at it’s most dramatic!
Charter a boat, grab a hot chocolate and come see some whales in the flesh.