Heritage Events

6th Birthday Celebrations at Loftus Hall – Sunday, July 15th

Sun 15th July - Sun 15th July
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Although Loftus Hall on Wexford’s Hook Peninsula has clocked up an impressive 668 years of mystery, intrigue and its fair share of scares, July 15th is cause for a birthday celebration. In 2012, the Quigley family bought the imposing mansion which had stood in a rather sorry and dilapidated state and opened it to the public on Friday the […]

BUG DISCOVERY IN THE SNIPE FIELD WEXFORD WILDFOWL RESERVE TUESDAYS TEN TO NOON

Tue 10th July - Tue 24th July
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  See the variety of creepy-crawlies in our ponds, meadows and bushes on Tuesdays from ten am to noon this summer. Family friendly and free, all equipment is provided. Good footwear and sunscreen are recommended!  Drop in any time between ten and noon. Directions:  Take the road to Wexford Wildfowl Reserve (off the R741 between […]

GUIDED TOUR OF WEXFORD WILDFOWL RESERVE TUESDAYS TO THURSDAYS AT THREE

Tue 10th July - Thu 23rd August
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Join us for a guided tour of Wexford Wildfowl Reserve each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon at 3 this summer.  Learn the history of the North Slob and Wildfowl Reserve and the Greenland White-fronted Geese that winter here in their thousands. Look out from our hides and tower for birds on our ponds, channels and […]

BUG DISCOVERY IN THE RAVEN NATURE RESERVE THURSDAYS TEN TO NOON

Thu 12th July - Thu 26th July
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See the variety of creepy-crawlies in our ponds and bushes in the Raven Wood Nature Reserve on Thursdays this summer. Drop in anytime from ten am to noon, all equipment is provided, families with children of all ages are welcome. Good footwear and sunscreen are recommended. Directions:  Take the R742 to Curracloe, Follow the one-way […]

Ros Tapestry Exhibition at Tintern Abbey

Wed 18th July - Wed 18th July
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    Ros Tapestry Exhibition at Tintern Abbey, followed by Workshop     For more information on this and all event held at Tintern Abbey, please contact us on (051) 562650 or keep an eye on our Facebook page.    

Calligraphy with Reiltin Murphy

Sat 21st July - Sat 21st July
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This full-day calligraphy course covers both of the Irish hands: Irish Minuscule in use from about AD500 until about 1960, and Half Uncial as made famous in the Book of Kells. This course is suitable for beginners as well as the more advanced. The course runs from 10am to 4pm. Pre-booking essential. Contact us on […]

Two Day Bow Making Course with Mike Henderson

Sat 15th September - Sun 16th September
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This course covers the art of the bow-making and the use of bows in hunting and warfare. This is a practical hands-on course. Participants will learn to shape and form traditional bows, to make string from natural raw materials. At the end of the course, participants will leave with their very own bow. (hand tools […]

Longsword Class with Goat’s Head Historical Fencing

Sun 19th August - Sun 19th August
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These classes will cover the basis for combat with the Longsword as documented in the German tradition dating from the 14th century to the 16th century. The course will be split into three parts, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Taking part in each course would be the best way to enjoy the experience, however it is not […]

Medieval Pen and Ink Course with Patrick Neary

Sun 19th August - Sun 19th August
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The processes involved in making iron/oak gall ink and quill pens will be demonstrated and practised during this course.  Participants will be shown how to make ink monoprints.  They will also examine the historical evidence for the use of quill and gall ink with references to further learning. All participants will bring home a quill pen […]

Two Day Dry Stone Wall Course with Pat Hickey

Sat 8th September - Sun 9th September
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This course is designed to introduce the participant to the various types of dry-laid walls that we have in Ireland. From different types of stone to different types of walls, participants will learn how to pick stone and how to lay it correctly. Pre-booking essential. Contact us on 053 9120733 or book online here. ALL COURSES […]

Two Day Dry Stone Wall Course with Pat Hickey

Sat 25th August - Sun 26th August
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This course is designed to introduce the participant to the various types of dry-laid walls that we have in Ireland. From different types of stone to different types of walls, participants will learn how to pick stone and how to lay it correctly. Pre-booking essential. Contact us on 053 9120733 or book online here. ALL COURSES […]

Cobble Laying Course with Pat Hickey

Sun 2nd September - Sun 2nd September
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This course is for participants to get familiar with the various types of stone cobbles and the great selection of colours available to lay floors and pathways, design set pieces of cobble work that can be used in gardens, public places and to be able to repair damaged floors and yards. Pre-booking essential. Contact us […]