What's On

What's on in Wexford

Note that due to the National Government recommendations regarding COVID-19, please contact the venue to confirm if the event is still going ahead.

Wexford's musical and cultural scene is busy all year round. 

  • Festivals: Wexford is internationally known for the Opera Festival, but Wexford has much more. Food and harvest festivals, the Spiegeltent, literary festivals or the Fringe festival to name a few
  • Loads of family-friendly events take place around the County. Check Wells House and Gardens,  Johnstown Castle, the Irish National Heritage Park among others to find children events and activities
  • Comedy and live music gigs in Wexford are a must. Look up the Presentation and Wexford Art Centres and many pubs like the Crown in Wexford town or the Bailey in Enniscorthy 
  • Find the list of art and crafts events or lovely heritage workshops on traditional methods in the Irish National Heritage Park and other venues

Visit Wexford

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Leather Knife Sheath with Roy Gallagher

Sat 31st July - Sat 31st July
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Participants will build their very own knife sheath which will fit the Mora companion series of knives. Participants will punch, dye, stitch and finish their very own sheath. This sheath will last for years, you will only need to replace the knife as you see fit. This is a one-day project. Knife is included. Over […]

Leather Journal Cover with Roy Gallagher

Sat 2nd October - Sat 2nd October
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Participants will build their own journal cover and will design their own artwork for it. This is a basic tooling workshop.  A5 journal included. €65 per participant Pre-booking essential Please note that all our courses are subject to change in accordance with the Government’s restrictions. 

Wild Inks with Annie Hogg

Sat 19th June - Sat 25th September
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In this one-day workshop, we will be covering the basics of botanical ink making. Our morning will be concerned with extracting colour from several plants and crafting these into inks. After our lunch break, we will explore the use of modifiers to open up the colour spectrum of each ink.   Throughout this workshop we […]

Woodblock Carving with Gerry Cussen

Sat 5th June - Sat 28th August
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Exercise your brain through thinking of how to use negative space to create images.  Practical design elements considered for ease of carving.  All materials and Japanese Ho-Sho paper provided. Do bring some fabric scraps and we can play around with printing on those also. The last couple of hours can be spent experimenting with any […]

Bowl Turning with Dee Synnott

Sun 20th June - Sat 21st August
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Join Dee as we explore the heritage craft of bowl turning on a foot-powered lathe. Turning a cleft log into a bowl. Create an eating vessel that brings us back to our ancient past. Develop skills that give a deep connectedness between wood, history and the natural world. Forge an understanding of traditional work and […]

Furniture Revamping with the Revamp Tramp

Sun 25th April - Sun 26th September
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Join Marianne from The Revamp Tramp for her popular Furniture Revamping Workshops. This workshop is suitable for everyone from beginners to those who would like to learn new furniture revamping techniques. Learn how to prep and paint your furniture before trying out many different techniques including decoupage, stenciling, glazing, distressing, using frog tape and how […]

Primitive Fire with Shayne Phelan

Sat 1st May - Sun 12th September
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In this course, we cover all elements of fire creation from the stone age to the new age. Incorporating the creation of friction fire, flint and steel and progressing through the ages all the way to the modern bic-type lighter or finger drill as I like to call it. We also teach the implementation of […]

Survival with Shayne Phelan

Sat 17th April - Sat 25th September
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In this course, learn the rudiments of core temperature management, water collection and purification and how to develop a survivor’s mindset… “In Survival, if you think you can, you will; if you think you can’t, you won’t” positive reiterations combined with knowledge makes for a healthy Survival outlook. Shayne’s manifesto is to teach to the […]

Weaving and Rug Hooking with Imogen Stafford

Sun 18th April - Sun 19th September
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In this course, Imogen will introduce you to two different forms of weaving as well as rug hooking. You will learn how to:  Make the loom Thread the loom-create the warp Weave a rug  Weave a wall hanging Rug hooking is a really great way of recycling those tee shirts – children’s clothes – fabric […]

Animal Wire Sculpture with Imogen Stafford

Sun 11th April - Sat 11th September
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Join Wexford based Sculptor Imogen Stafford as she takes time out from creating her mythological Creatures on display at the Botanic Gardens in Dublin to share her craft. Imogen specializes in creating sculptures from mixed media including chicken wire inspired by mythology and Irish wildlife.   Over the duration of the course, you will learn […]

Introduction to Blacksmithing with Guy Urbin

Sat 10th April - Sat 23rd October
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Join Guy Urbin as he introduces you to the wonderful world of the Blacksmith. Within the confines of a site-specific forge, Guy will inspire you to create your own poker, candle holder or a functional piece of hardware. Tools Required: Steel toe cap safety boots or strong equivalent.   €100 per participant (Pre-booking is essential).  […]

Online House Tour with 360• 3D view of each room in Loftus Hall

Fri 1st January - Fri 31st December

Take the Loftus Hall House Tour from the comfort of home. Also included is a Full 360• view of each room in Loftus Hall – one at night-time and one during daylight, Browse Loftus Hall taking in rooms not previously open to the public by tour. visit www.loftushall.ie to book