What’s On in Wexford this Autumn

Wondering what’s on in Wexford this autumn? We’ve got you covered. 

 

Discover a range of events taking place in the southeast this autumn and enjoy fun with friends and family at live gigs, music festivals, arts, retreats and so much more with Visit Wexford. From Wexford’s famous Wexford Festival Opera, to the much anticipated Spiegeltent Festival, Oktoberfest Wexford, Halloween celebrations among more, this autumn in Wexford is looking to be a good one!

 

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New Ross Piano Festival

21st – 25th September | St. Mary’s Church, New Ross

Don’t miss the 16th New Ross Piano Festival and enjoy a range of piano by top-class international artists. From a Young Pianists Concert to Friday’s Coffee Concert, a Jazz  Night and a Late Night Concert, with acts from both Georgia and Ukraine, it’s set to be a wonderful festival. Learn more here

 

Photo: Mary Browne

 

Write By The Sea Literary Festival in Kilmore Quay

23rd – 24th September | Kilmore

This boutique literary festival nestled perfectly down in Kilmore Quay celebrates a weekend of readings, conversations, workshops and interviews with some of our most celebrated writers in Ireland. While you’re in Wexford’s seafood city, take advantage of a beautiful seafood lunch sourced by local fishing boats. Learn more here. 

 

 

Candy Warhol & Special Guests

23rd September | Presentation Arts Centre Enniscorthy

Culture Night in the Presentation Arts Centre Enniscorthy sees Candy Warhol and special guests take to the stage for a night of drag, burlesque and comedy. As one of Ireland’s leading drag artists and star of Comedy Central’s Dragony Aunts, it’s set to be a fantastic night in Enniscorthy! Learn more here. 

 

 

Jazz at Johnstown

23rd September | Johnstown Castle

Culture Night in Johnstown Castle sees a special performance of Jazz at Johnstown by the Chris Colloton Trio which will reimagine Part 1 of Atom Heart Mother, the fifth studio album by the seminal Pink Floyd. Learn more here. 

 

 

Culture Night 2022

23rd September | All across County Wexford

Culture Night is an annual all-island public event celebrating Ireland’s culture, creativity and the arts. Wexford has 30+ events taking place across the county this Culture Night 2022 with unique events specifically programmed at participating locations. All activities are made available to the public free of charge. Learn more here. 

 

 

Walking Festival with Wexford Walking Trails

23rd – 25th September | All across Wexford

Enjoy the great outdoors with Wexford Walking Trails this autumn. Discover a sample of the wonderful walking trails throughout County Wexford that are now part of Wexford Walking Trails and find a trail to fall in love with. There’s trails for all levels in this festival. Learn more here.  

 

 

An Audience with Pete Best (the Fifth Beatle)

23rd September | Riverbank House Hotel, Wexford Town

Enjoy an evening with the fifth Beatle, Pete Best, in the Riverbank House Hotel this September. Pete Best was the original drummer of the Beatles. He played with the band during their time as a club act, in both Liverpool and Hamburg, Germany and sure to have some stories of his time in The Beatles. Learn more here.  

 

 

The Absolute Eagles

25th September | Crown Live at Crown Quarter

Crown Live in Crown Quarter welcomes The Absolute Eagles to play hit tunes from the American Rock band. It’s a night set to drop the bass on Crown Quarter with this tribute band. Learn more here.  

 

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Riverside Park Hotel Wedding Showcase

25th September | Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy

The Riverside Park Hotel welcomes all upcoming grooms and brides to the wedding ballroom this September for their annual wedding showcase. It gives brides and grooms the chance to sit down with the team and discuss wedding dreams and goals face to face. Learn more here.  

 

 

Halloween at Ballycross Apple Farm

1st October – 6th November | Ballycross Apple Farm

Bring your ghosts and goblins down to Ballycross Apple Farm this October for some Halloween fun! Upon entry pick up a Ballycross Apple, take a short walk to the Spooktacular Witches Village and meet the resident Ballycross Witch, pick your own pumpkin in our patch and take a tractor ride back to the farm. Learn more here.  

Halloween 2022

 

Abuse Your Illusions – A Guns N’ Roses Tribute

1st October | Crown Live

Have fun in Wexford Town this October with 6 piece Dublin band Abuse Your Illusions. This energetic band is bound to rock the night with the passionate group delivering a high volume Gunns N’ Roses tribute. Learn more here.  

Abuse Your Illusion - Guns N Roses | Irish Tribute Band in Dublin | HOOLEY!

 

Secret Valley Wildlife Park at Halloween

1st October – 5th November | Secret Valley Wildlife Park 

Halloween season at Secret Valley Wildlife Park is going to be a spectacular one! From a ‘Battle of the Scarecrows’ competition, Boo at the Zoo, Pumpkin Patch, tractor rides, scarecrow villages and more..what’s not to get excited about this spooky season in Wexford! Learn more here.

 

Halloween 2022 - Visit Wexford

 

Mike Denver in Concert

1st October | St.Mary’s GAA, Tagoat

Wexford will welcome the ever so popular Irish country star Mike Denver with special guest Marc Roberts and an audience of Irish country music fans this October. For one night only, Rosslare is delighted to have Mike visit and rock the crowd. Learn more here.

 

Mike Denver in Concert in Wexford

 

Pilgrim St. Live

7th October | Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy

The chapel stage at the Presentation Arts Centre Enniscorthy will welcome musical band inspired by folk music, Pilgrim St. They promise to bring a warm and lively atmosphere through their music and have garnered a strong endorsement from venues around the country with their powerhouse live performances. Learn more here.

 

 

Night Round the Fire of Stories, Music & Song

7th October | Tacumshane 

Join the community of Tacumshane and surrounding areas for an evening around the fire with stories, song, music and fun. Then enjoy a cup of tea and a chat with likeminded people. Learn more here.

 

 

Larry Kirwan of Black 47 

13th October | Crown Live at Crown Quarter

Crown Live will welcome Larry Kirwan this autumn with a gig in celebrating the legend’s career with his time with Celtic rockers Black 47. Larry Kirwan has compiled 15 tracks of remastered favorites and rarities recorded over Black 47’s controversial career. Learn more here.

 

Larry Kirwan on "New York Town," Black 47's post-9/11 album

 

Women On The Verge of HRT

13th – 16th October | Wexford Arts Centre

Wexford Arts Centre welcomes the Wexford Drama Group to the stage this October with their newest production of Women On The Verge of HRT about Vera and Anna who have travelled to see the man of her dreams, Daniel O’Donnell. This comedy show is set to make you belly laugh. Learn more here.

 

 

Karma Police – A Tribute to Radiohead

15th October | Crown Live at Crown Quarter

This Radiohead tribute band perfectly encapsulates a live music experience in Crown Live this October and promises to give the raw energy needed to play the best of Radiohead live.  Learn more here.

 

Karma Police – Radiohead | Palavra Singular

 

On Writing Librettos, with Laureate for Irish Fiction Colm Tóibín and Composer Alberto Caruso

20th October | Wexford Arts Centre

Laureate for Irish Fiction, Colm Tóibín, has written a libretto for an opera of his novel The Master with composer Alberto Caruso and he is set to be in conversation with Alberto Caruso in this special event ahead of the premiere of The Master at the Wexford Festival Opera 2022. Learn more here.

 

The 71st Wexford Opera Festival

21st October – 6th November | Wexford Town

Wexford is famous for its stamp on the worlds opera scene and this October will see the 71st Festival kick off with two weeks of arts across the town. This years festival is inspired by the theme of Magic & Music and will feature three main stage operas. Learn more here.

 

Wexford Festival Opera updates plans for 2020 Festival - Wexford Festival  Opera 2022

 

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

21st October – 6th November | Wexford Town

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival is also set to immerse the town on an electric level with a range of live music gigs, comedy, prohibition parties and more over 11 nights on Wexford’s quayfront. The perfect place to enjoy Wexford’s nightlife and food and drinks scene before or after gigs. Acts from comedy to music will include Joanne McNally, Gavin James, Lyra, The Academic, Neil Delamere, Tommy Tiernan and many more. Learn more here.

 

 

The Beat UK

21st October | Crown Live at Crown Quarter

British bank, The Beat, will take to the stage in Crown Live and enjoy a night of music fusing between Latin, ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock. Learn more here.

 

The Beat - 2023 UK tour dates & tickets

 

Cash Returns – Johnny Cash Tribute

22nd October | Crown Live at Crown Quarter

The outstanding award winning Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show Cash Returns hit the stage with a spectacular new show to tell the story of arguably the music world’s most famous couple – Johnny and June. Learn more here.

 

 

Lights Out

27th October – 5th November | Wexford Arts Centre

Hannah McNiven’s premiere of searing new play Lights Out will hit screens in Wexford Arts Centre in association with Wexford Festival Opera. It focuses on the life of Dawn, a boxer struggling to reach the peak of her sport and how she adjusts. Learn more here.

 

4Rivers Presents: Lights Out by Hannah McNiven - Garter Lane

 

Opera Festival Antique Fair at Talbot Hotel

27th – 31st October | Talbot Hotel, Wexford Town

It’s that time of year again when the annual Opera Festival Antique Fair in the Talbot Hotel gives visitors the opportunity to fall in love and buy their most desired vintage and antique pieces displayed in the hotel. From jewellery to homeware and all the nooks and crannies in between. Learn more here.

 

 

Oktoberfest Wexford

29th & 30th October | Clayton Whites Hotel, Wexford Town

A slice of Bavaria in Wexford, why not? Enjoy a celebration of German culture in the centre of Wexford town with steins of beer, pretzels, chicken schnitzel, German brass brand music, themed activities, Bavarian games & more in a big beer hall. Learn more here.

 

Oktoberfest Wexford

 

The Fureys

30th October | Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy

Join the Riverside Park Hotel in welcoming The Fureys to Enniscorthy for a night of entertainment and fun with live music by this popular Irish male folk band. Learn more here.

 

 

Wexford Light Opera Society Hits from the Musicals

31st October – 3rd November | Clayton Whites Hotel

Wexford Light Opera Society will put on a spectacular show with its annual Hits From The Musicals over four nights of the Wexford Festival Opera. The musical playlist incorporates both old and new musical theatre feasts sung by the award-winning chorus of the Wexford Light Opera Society. Learn more here.

 

Wexford Light Opera Society - Hits from the Musicals - What's On - National  Opera House

 

The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

4th November | Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy

One for the kids! Enjoy this perfect Halloween show for all the family in the Presentation Arts Centre. The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow is the best Halloween theatre treat for the little ones to finish your child’s Halloween festivities before the bells of Christmas start jingling. Learn more here.

 

 

The Teddy, The Witch, And The Pumpkin!

4th November | Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy

This show is made for young children up to the age of six and the perfect Halloween theme to continue the excitement of the season. Give the little ones the chance to experience the magic of live theatre. Learn more here.

 

 

Wallis Bird in Wexford

12th November | Crown Live at Crown Quarter

Join us in welcoming Wexford’s Wallis Bird back home with a live gig in Crown Live this autumn. Wallis brings exceptional energy to the stage and her home crowd will set her alive. Her seventh studio album Hands has been released this year and brings personal and experimental touch to her music, more so than ever before. Learn more here.

 

 

The Legend of Luke Kelly

12th November | National Opera House, Wexford Town

The Legend of Luke Kelly is an authentic show celebrating the life and songs of Ireland’s most iconic and greatest folk singer. Created and performed by the renowned Chris Kavanagh the show is not a tribute but a journey through Luke’s music that has received rave reviews in Ireland and abroad. Learn more here.

 

Legend Of Luke Kelly Tickets | 2022-23 Tour & Concert Dates | Ticketmaster  AU

 

The Kilfenora Céilí Band

12th November | National Opera House, Wexford Town

Join the Kilfenora Céilí Bank in the National Opera House this autumn with an evening of Céilí Irish Music from the band formed from County Clare. This long living band will promise to set the night up for craic agus ceoil. Learn more here.

 

The Kilfenora Ceili Band Tickets | 2022-23 Tour & Concert Dates |  Ticketmaster IE

 

 

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