Wexford Festival Tours
The Wexford Festival Opera Tours, under the auspices of Wexford Historical Society, are led by expert guides and are open to everyone. There is no charge but we ask drivers to help by offering their cars to visitors. The tours leave the Talbot Hotel car park at 10:30am sharp. All tours are scheduled to return to Wexford at 13:00.
Thursday Oct 24th:
Ballinvegga, site of a ferocious battle in 1643 during “The Great Rebellion” and a visit to St. Mullins in the valley of the MacMurrough kings, with author Bernard Browne (round trip 60 kms).
Friday Oct 25th:
Tintern’s Cistercian abbey “DeVoto” and the walled gardens with Brian Matthews, Chairman of the Wexford Historical Society (40kms).
Saturday Oct 26th:
The public statues and memorials of Wexford town including the bronze masterpieces. A walking tour with teacher Monica Crofton.
Monday Oct 28th:
The peculiarities in Wexford town’s architecture. A walking tour with Jarlath Glynn, author “Wexford: Then and Now”.
Tuesday Oct 29th:
The mysteries of Enniscorthy’s Pugin cathedral town and suburbs with Nicholas Furlong (Round trip 40 km).
Wednesday Oct 30th:
A pleasant, peaceful scenic walk around Lady’s Island, a place of pagan and Christian pilgrimage and a site of international importance for wildlife, with naturalist Jim Hurley. Round trip 35km.
Thursday Oct 31st:
The coloured Mitchell print of Wexford composed in Ferrybank in 1820 is a wonder in detailed precision. Everything that moved that day is recorded, as the free copies will indicate. Artist Peter Pearson conducts a walking tour in a unique study of Wexford port.
Friday Nov 1st:
Wexford in sickness and in health. The story of County Wexford’s health and treatment from the twelfth century Mary Magdalene Leper hospital to the present day is captivating. The tour is guided by the expert Dr. Patrick McKiernan (round trip 5km approx).
Saturday Nov 2nd:
From Wexford Barracks to the Westgate, the town’s walls existed for some 1200 years. Teacher John McCormack has made a life-long study and takes the tour on a new inspection. Walking tour.