Heritage and Culture

The 71st Wexford Festival Opera

Fri 21st October - Sun 6th November
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The 71st Wexford Festival Opera 2022 is built around the theme of Magic & Music and will feature three main stage operas, La Tempesta, Lalla Roukh and Armida;  two Pocket Opera | Opera beag: The Master based on the book by Colm Tóibín and The Spectre Knight by Alfred Cellier; a newly commissioned opera by our 2022 Artist-in-Residence Conor Mitchell, an exciting series of […]

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 […]

Livin’ off the Hook

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Check out Livin’ off the Hook for walking tours and beach yoga classes as well as health and fitness events, workshops & retreats on the stunning Hook Peninsula in County Wexford.   Join Liam for a Hike the Hook Walking Tour. Liam is a registered regional tour guide of Ireland and his tours are informative, […]

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 […]

Gorey Visitor Centre

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Situated on Goreys bustling Main Street is the Gorey Visitor Centre. Part Tourism Office, part Craft & Design Boutique. Registered as a retail partner with the Design & Craft Council of Ireland, inside you will find a multitude of gifts, souvenirs and bespoke craft items.  From locally made soaps and beauty products to beautifully painted […]

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 […]

Tulach a’tSolais Monument

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“The construction of a tulach or burial mound, as a place of connection between the world of the living and the ‘other world’ was common in ancient Ireland. The United Irishmen’s uprising of 1798, fuelled by the revolutionary example of the United States and France, took place at Oulart Hill. Victory led to the establishment […]

Monksgrange Gardens

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Monksgrange Garden & Norman Gallery has extensive gardens with views to Mount Leinster. A walk around some of the bucolic beds and borders is a must! Supplanting the original 18th century garden, the current layout was completed in the 1920’s. A folly castle built in 1822 adds an air of history to its surrounding garden. […]

The Makers House Wexford

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We have a Main Street entrance as well as a Mallin Street entrance which is also wheelchair and mobility-friendly!   The Makers House is a creative venture set in the heart of Wexford town. Bringing together some of the finest Designer Makers from the county we exhibit and sell contemporary Irish art, craft and design […]