What’s On in Wexford this Autumn

Wondering what’s on in Wexford this autumn?

Visit Wexford has you covered.


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


Feel the spirit of Wexford, come and experience it for yourself! Book your Autumn break and plan your break around events happening across County Wexford.


I am Baba

7th September | Wexford Arts Centre

A show for babies aged 0-12 months

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Bunny Bunny

8th September – 9th September | Wexford Arts Centre

Bunny Bunny is a comedy solo show, that explores the complexity of the female psyche through clown/red-nose/comedy. 

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2023 Wexford Volkswagen Stages Rally

9th September – 10th September | Wexford

Featuring a full 18 stages, the 2-day event aims to offer some of the best value stage mileage of the year. 

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So Say So

14th September | Wexford Arts Centre

‘So Say So’ is a monthly event focusing on poetry, storytelling and music hosted by poet Stephen James Smith. 

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Kilanerin Food and Heritage Festival 2023

16th September – 17th September | Kilanerin Village

The North Wexford community of Kilanerin is calling on lovers of food, heritage, and vintage machinery from around the southeast and beyond to visit their inaugural ‘Food and Heritage Festival’ next month.

Learn more here.



Wexford Factory Concert – Wexford Festival Opera

17th September | O’Reilly Theatre, National Opera House

The Factory Concert is a unique showcase featuring the singers and repetiteurs who participate in the Festival’s Wexford Factory programme.

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New Ross Piano Festival

20th – 24th September | New Ross

Check out the work of one of the most significant pianist-composers of all time – Rachmaninov. 

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22nd September | Crown Live

John Colleary is one of the most in-demand comics in the land, and has co-written and starred in IFTA nominated shows – The Savage Eye and Irish Pictorial Weekly. Don’t miss him when he comes to Wexford!

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John Colleary – Loud & Colleary at Crown Live | Lantern.ie


Culture Night 2023

22nd September | Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle comes alive for Culture Night 2023 with key figures from the history of Enniscorthy on site to interact with visitors young and slightly more seasoned.

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Culture Night Gorey – Caroline Bergin Art

22nd September | Esmonde Street Gorey

Join Caroline Bergin Art on Esmonde Street Gorey to celebrate the different cultures living in Gorey and surrounding areas.

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Culture Night Gorey – Gorey School of Art

22nd September | St Michael’s Road Gorey

Gorey School of Art will be a hub of creative activity on Culture Night offering taster workshops in drawing, painting, photography, and printmaking.

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Culture Night Gorey – Gorey Art Collective

22nd September | Gorey Art Collective

Open studio event, come visit working artist studios, meet the artists and try out some creative activities while you’re there. Gorey Art Collective are a non-profit artist group established to support the local art community by providing an affordable creative space and organising artist talks, workshops & exhibitions.

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Culture Night Gorey – North Wexford Historical Society

22nd September | Main Street Gorey

North Wexford Historical Society in association with Wexford County Council invite you to take part in Culture Night in Gorey.

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Culture Night Gorey – Maria Dowling

22nd September | The Gaslamp Gallery

Artist Maria Dowling will be in situ at the Gaslamp Gallery working on a live seascape.

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Culture Night Gorey – ‘Cahore, Ballygarrett and Killenagh Re-Lived’

22nd September | The Schooner Ballygarrett

‘Cahore, Ballygarrett and Killenagh Re-Lived’ invites audiences to a nostalgic view of these local places.

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Culture Night Gorey – The Sweet Sorrows live

22nd September | The Bear Cave Gorey

The Sweet Sorrows are professional musicians who use their art to help enable them to go and work with refugees/ displaced people/ economically disadvantaged, in various countries including Ukraine, Romania and the Thai /Burmese Border.

Learn more here.



Culture Night Gorey –  From Ballythomas to Memphis and Back – Road Trip to the Cradle of the Blues

22nd September | The Gap Pub Gorey 

Forty years after seeing Rory Gallagher in the National Stadium, local musician Ashley Hayden took his guitar and harmonica on a road trip from Chicago to the Mississippi Delta.

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Culture Night Gorey Meet the Maker – Ale Walsh

22nd September | Lu & Mol Gorey

From 6-9pm Aine Breen hosts a “Meet the Maker” evening with jewellery designer Ale Walsh with demonstration of making her beaded earrings and music by local musician Darragh Byrne.

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Culture Night Gorey – Sunrise by Niamh Darcy

22nd September | Partridges Bistro Gorey

Local artist Niamh Darcy will exhibit her beautiful sunrise images from our North Wexford coastline at Morriscastle beach. 

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Culture Night Wexford – Youth Cabaret

22nd September | Wexford Arts Centre Theatre

Celebrating young talent in Wexford in performance including music and spoken word. Featured artists Ayda, Katie Sludds, James Brockett and more to be announced.

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Culture Night Wexford – Cabaret

22nd September | Wexford Arts Centre Theatre

Celebrating an eclectic mix of Wexford based artists in performance including music, dance and spoken word. Performances on the night from Sasha, Jane and Polina Bratkova, Olga Doroshuk, Melanie O’Reilly Trio, Peter Murphy and Access Divas Tulua.

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Wexford Walking Festival 2023

22nd – 24th September | Wexford

Walking Trails welcomes you to our 8th Wexford Walking Festival – celebrating a mix of Wexford’s walking trails around the county.

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Purple And Bold Comedy Club Presents Pat McDonnell

23rd September | Wexford Arts Centre

Patrick McDonnell is an Irish actor and comedian. He has starred in the RTÉ hidden camera comedy show Naked Camera, and the sketch show Stew. However, he is probably best remembered at home and abroad for his role as Eoin McLove in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.

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Ger O Donnell & Trevor Sexton

29th September | Crown Live

Ger O Donnell & Trevor Sexton are two vocal powerhouses whose close harmonies and instrumental styles complement each other beautifully. This is a night you won’t want to miss!

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Ger O Donnell & Trevor Sexton - Visit Wexford


“Immigration Is A Joke” at The Bailey Laughs

29th September | The Bailey Cafe Bar

A stand-up comedy show performed by a South African, South Asian and South American!

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Autumn Fête at Johnstown Castle

1st October | Johnstown Castle

Join us at our Autumn Fête on October 1st , the event where age will become irrelevant. We invite families, friends, and companions to Johnstown Castles’ Autumn Fête for an afternoon of follies and fun for young and old.

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Fall at Secret Valley Wildlife Park

1st October – 5th November | Coolnacon Clonroche

Check out the autumn package available at Secret Valley Wildlife Park this fall.

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Rock ‘N’ Roll To The Rescue – A Musical By Adrienne Murphy

3rd October – 6th October | The Presentation Arts Centre Enniscorthy

Are you ready for a night of live music that will have you rocking in the aisles in aid of Pieta House?

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Michael English at the Riverside Park Hotel

4th October | Riverside Park Hotel

Come and join Michael and his Superband for a spectacular musical evening at the Riverside Park Hotel with our overnight offer.

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Gorey’s Yellow Belly Comedy Festival

6th October – 21st October | Gorey

Get ready for a month filled with a variety of comedians all across Gorey for this year’s ‘Yellow Belly Comedy Festival’!

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Smash Hits

7th October | Crown Live Wexford

Smash Hits! are a unique, entertaining tribute to the golden era of dance, pop and R‘n’B.

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Documentary film: The phenomenon Bruno Groening

7th October | Talbot Hotel Wexford

Bruno Groening the man who had the power to cure illness with his words. Many film spectators reported of a sudden power, a tingling and a current felt in the body. Some even reported of the disappearance of illnesses and pain. Why not see for yourself!

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Halloween at Ballycross Apple Farm

7th – 31st October | 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.

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Music for Wexford presents Michael McHale

13th October | Greenacres Gallery, Wexford

Michael has established himself as one of Ireland’s leading pianists and has developed a busy international career as a solo recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician.

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Dirt Birds Comedy Show

13th October | Riverside Park Hotel

Sinead and Sue are currently touring their highly hilarious comedy show ‘DirtBirds’ #NoFilters‘ around Ireland, Northern Ireland and the U.K.

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Seth Lakeman

14th October | Crown Live

Emerging from lockdown, SETH LAKEMAN explodes back on the music scene with stunning new studio album Make Your Mark released in November 2021. You won’t want to miss him this October at the Crown Live!

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Edwin Sammon’s “Sammon Of Knowledge”

20th October | The Bailey Cafe Bar

Award-winning comedian Edwin Sammon, best known for his role as Father Gabriel in RTE’s Bridget and Eamon, is touring the country with his brand new comedy show, “Edwin Sammon Of Knowledge”.

Learn more here.



Wexford Spiegeltent Festival 2023

20th October – 5th November | The quay Wexford

The Spiegeltent Festival on the Quays of Wexford is a vibrant and enchanting cultural celebration of music, arts, and entertainment. Set within the intimate and ornate confines of a stunning Spiegeltent, this annual event brings together a diverse array of performers, from renowned musicians to talented circus acts and cutting-edge theater productions.

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Green Road

21st October | Wexford Spiegeltent Festival

Green Road are a folk/ballad band from county Wexford, renowned for their blend of Irish ballads and traditional tunes infused with flavours of bluegrass and Americana.

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Absolute Eagles

21st October | Crown Live

The Absolute Eagles are Europe’s premier tribute to American rock band “The Eagles” and play all the classic hits guaranteed to entertain the entire audience.

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Halloween Train Rides, Tricks, Treats & Pumpkin Patch Fun at Wells House

21st – 31st October | Wells House

Enjoy Halloween fun at Wells this spooky season with the return of the Wells Witches, help cast a spell by visiting the witches, enjoy a train ride then visit their new pumpkin patch as part of your Halloween fun this year at Wells.

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Zoraida di Granata

24th October – 3rd November | Wexford Festival Opera

A modern premiere, Zoraida di Granata follows the experience of a woman drawn into war against her will, in a battle to save her love.

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Gianni Schicchi

24th October – 3rd November | Community Opera

Fast-paced comic opera of hijinks, duplicity and greed.

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72nd Wexford Festival Opera

24th October – 5th November | Wexford Festival Opera

From 24 Oct to 05 Nov, something special awaits you as Wexford Town fills with opera and music. 70 events, 13 days in 1 Festival, beloved by audiences at home and abroad. Join in to experience Ireland’s International Wexford Festival Opera.

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L’Aube rouge

25th October – 5th November | Wexford Festival Opera

In this tragic opera the heroine, Olga, fights to save her violent and nihilist partner from himself.

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La Fille du régiment

25th October – 5th November | Wexford Festival Opera

This well-loved comic opera follows the story of an orphan girl, Marie, abandoned on a battlefield as a baby and ‘adopted’ by a regiment of soldiers.

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Suor Angelica

25th October – 5th November | Wexford Festival Opera

The heart wrenching tale of a woman banished by her family and cruelly separated from her only child.

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Pop-Up Events

25th October – 5th November | Streets of Wexford

Wexford Festival Opera will take to the streets of the town again this year with a series of daily Festival Pop-Up performance events.

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Lunchtime Recitals

25th October – 5th November | St Iberius Church

One of the delights of attending a Lunchtime Recital is that the programme is not advertised beforehand, so everyone shares the same degree of anticipation and expectation.

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La Ciociara

26th October – 5th November | Wexford Festival Opera

A contemporary opera, La Ciocara portrays a mother’s desperate efforts to shield her daughter from the brutal violation suffered by women in wartime.

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Abuse your illusion

27th October | Crown Live

Abuse Your Illusion are an experienced and energetic 5 piece Dublin based band formed in early 2014. 

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The Cornmaze Massacre Adult Scare Night

27th – 28th October | Secret Valley Clonroche

Get ready to face your fears and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush this October. This spine-chilling event will take place at the eerie Secret Valley Wildlife Park, located in Clonroche, Co.Wexford.

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L’italiana in Algeri

28th October – 5th November | Wexford Festival Opera

In this popular comic opera, a strong woman outwits her kidnapper using both her intelligence and charm.

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Gala Concert

29th October | Wexford Festival Opera

The Gala Concert is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Wexford Festival Opera and features a collection of favourite party pieces from members of the Festival company.

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Choral Concert

30th October | Wexford Festival Opera

A special treat for all music lovers, featuring international award-winning New Dublin Voices.

International award-winning New Dublin Voices is a leading Irish chamber choir. 

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Impossible Interview

31st October | Wexford Festival Opera

Hosting another impossible interview, Michael Dervan chats with the woman whose efforts formalised nursing education and the establishment of the first scientifically based nursing school opening in London in 1860.

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Dr Tom Walsh Lecture with Lara Marlowe

3rd November | Wexford Festival Opera

Lara Marlowe has been a journalist for more than forty years. When she was not writing about French and US politics, she covered wars in Afghanistan, Algeria, the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Israeli-occupied territories, Lebanon, Somalia, former Yugoslavia, and most recently Ukraine.

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