Heritage and Culture

Festival of Ferns 2024

Sun 2nd June - Mon 3rd June
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A 2 day festival over the June holiday weekend.   A festival of celebration, music and fun in the Ancient Capital of Leinster.  Showcasing its medieval heritage, events will include a festival parade – a real visual spectacle of colour and craic; music in the grounds of Ferns Castle and local pubs.  Fringe events include an exhibition […]

Clohamon Vintage-Heritage Weekend. Y21D8P9

Sat 13th July - Sun 14th July
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Heritage Weekend  Saturday evening we have story telling by local story tellers beside the old bog cottage. This is a working cottage, With open  fire. We cook stew outdoors in the skillet pots. Sunday we have the cottage working cooking Bacon and cabbage and Wexford spuds. Vintage machinery and tools on display. Traders selling there […]

Nolan’s Forge

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Foundry Lane, Bunclody, Y21 H6HP Nolan’s Forge is a restored traditional heritage forge. The forge was operated by the Nolan whom offered a wide range of blacksmithing and farriery services for 7 generations in the 19th & 20th centuries. The forge is open by appointment. A number of events including heritage days and blacksmithing classes […]

The Creative Hub – Artist Studios

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The Creative hub – Monday – Saturday // 10am – 5:30pm The Creative Hub is home to over 30 artists and craft makers based in Wexford County.   It comprises a mixture of working studios, exhibition, retail and workshop space for the creative sector, as well as being a focus point for artists to meet […]

Selskar Abbey Guided Tours by Wexford Lions Club

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Wexford Lions Club volunteers offer a fascinating tour of the 13th century, Selskar Abbey and Westgate Heritage Tower. Guiding visitors through key events in the history of the abbey and Wexford town. Look out for the grotesques, our ancient sarcophagus and learn about some of the historical occupants.   Meeting at the Nickey Rackard statue […]

Craanford Mills

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Craanford Mills is a 17th century Watermill located in Crannford, Gorey, Co. Wexford. This corn-grinding mill has been restored to full working order. The works are on view to visitors with interpretive data, explanatory exhibits and wholesome food served in kiln loft cafe.  Open – 1st May to 14th and 19th to 28th June 2024 […]

WexWalks

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Take a vivid journey through the historical streets and winding lanes of Wexford Town, an ancient viking city. Explore the worlds of medieval ports, bullrings, bloody insurrections, ghostly graveyards and cavernous churches. Hear about local characters, from monstrous murderers to vicious vikings to Oliver Cromwell himself. Join local actor and history buff, Paul Walsh, as […]

Medieval Ferns Experience

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Looking for something to see and do in Wexford? Check out our newest visitor attraction – the Medieval Ferns Experience tells the story of our medieval past in an engaging and fun way using a range of media including virtual reality and audio visual. Before the Normans arrived in Wexford, Gaelic kings dominated – and […]

Ferns Castle

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Before the coming of the Normans, Ferns was the political base of Diarmait Mac Murchada, king of Leinster. William, Earl Marshall built the castle around 1200. Since then, it has had many owners, of diverse political and military colours. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now […]

The Presentation Arts Centre

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  The Presentation Arts Centre is a fully accessible and multi-use art gallery and historic theatre in the heart of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. We host exhibitions, theatre shows, live music gigs, creative workshops for adults and children and so much more. Our converted chapel theatre is the star of our venue, with a dazzling stained […]

The Storytelling Houses of Wexford

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Scattered across Wexford, typically a little out of the way, up a mountain road or tucked away in a rural village, you’ll find the Storytelling Houses of Wexford.    Hosted by a Bán on Tí or Fear an Tí who hold the Talking Stick and bag the seat by the fireside!    Held on various […]

Ár mBréacha House of Storytelling

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Ár mBréacha House is a traditional Storytelling House in on a small rural road just outside Camolin Storytelling sessions are held on the first Tuesday of each month throughout the year Anyone attending is invited to tell a story, sing a song, or simply listen to the stories, songs and experiences of other guests. No […]