It’s coming to the end of the school year, and (sort of cruelly), we’ve had fantastic weather while the kids have been doing exams. This May has been a great month for us to hit the beach at Ballyhealy, see picture below. Here’s a list of what is on in Wexford in summer 2012.
Calendar of Events in Wexford Summer 2012
|Strawberry Fest||June 1 to 3||Maverick Sabre, Status Quo, Original Rude Boys, Knights of Leon and more live acts. There are Weekend and Day tickets to choose from. There is also a whole range of Fringe events.||Enniscorthy|
|Wexford Day||June 24||Free admission for those who wear Wexford colours (purple & gold) to top Wexford attractions: The Dunbrody Famine Ship, Duncannon Fort, Hook Lighthouse, The Irish Agriculture Museum at Johnstown Castle, Irish National Heritage Park, National 1798 Centre, Enniscorthy Castle, Ros Tapestry in New Ross and the public swimming pools at New Ross & Wexford and more.||Attractions in County Wexford|
|Wexford Races||June 20
|Wexford Races||Wexford Racecourse|
|Courtyard Craft Market||July 1
|A colourful craft market showcasing a wide variety of crafts including unique jewellery, wooden toys, colourful cushions, bespoke bird feeders and next boxes, landscape photography and lots more!||Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle Estate|
|Kilmore Quay SeaFood Festival||July 5 to 8||Fresh seafood platters daily, Cookery demo, Children’s Street Theatre workshops, Teddy Bears Picnic, Fair, Céilí, Strong man competition and more||Kilmore Quay|
|Rosslare Pikeman Triathlon||July 7||Swim 1.5km, Bike 42km, Run 10km -on a sheltered blue flag beach and nice flat roads….||Rosslare Strand|
|Bannow & Rathangan Agricultural Show||July 12||This is one of the biggest & best agricultural shows in Ireland. It’s a great family day out, with competitions featuring specially bred animals (from cows to donkeys, from poultry to goats), show-jumping, cookery & craft, sheepdog trials, a fashion show and so much more. Our guests always love this event!||Rathangan, Co Wexford|
|Medieval Weekend||July 14 – 15||See living history for yourself at the museum which will feature an archer, armourer, blacksmith, leather worker, physician and wood turner, all in the museum courtyard. There will also be two falconers with their birds of prey.||Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown Castle Estate|
|Art in the Open||July 30 to August 7||The harbour, the sea, narrow lanes, ancient ruins, church spires & River Slaney will all act as inspiration for the artists who will paint in “plein air” directly outside their chosen subject. There is an art competition with prizes of up to €4,000, there will also be a BBQ and a picnic.||Wexford & Enniscorthy including locations at Hook Head, Tintern Abbey & Kilmore Quay|
|Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival||August 12 to 14||Sand sculptures by professionals, puppet shows, street theatre, amateur sand sculpting competitions5-a-side football and more||Duncannon|
|Jedward concert||Aug 14||Jedward perform in the Opera House as part of their Young Love Tour.
|Wexford Opera House|
|Kite Surfing Festival||Aug 25||Freestyle and course racing events will take place on the beach, with competitors from all over Ireland.
|National Ploughing Championships||Sept 25 to 27||One of Europe’s largest outdoor agricultural trade shows, which attracted 189,000 visitors in 2011.
|Heathpark, New Ross|
|New Ross Piano Festival||September 27 to 30||A series of classical concerts featuring two pianos, public “play me” pianos, a piano Masterclass and more.||New Ross|