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Wexford Festival Tours

The Wexford Festival Opera Tours are organised by Nicholas Furlong on behalf of the Wexford Historical Society.   They are led each morning by expert guides and are open to everyone.  There is no charge but we ask drivers to help us by offering seats in their cars to visitors. The tours leave the Talbot Hotel car park at 10.30 a.m. sharp. All tours are scheduled to return to Wexford at 13.00. The 2015 programme is currently being finalised and so details below may change.  For more information contact the Chairman of Wexford Historical Society at or visit


Thursday 22 October 

The magic of Wexford’s three-masters, the ships that ran between St. John’s and Odessa, a first walking tour with expert mariner and author, Jack O’Leary.


Friday 23 October

The famed Ros Tapestries, New Ross and other Ross mysteries with New Ross specialist, Brian Matthews.


Saturday 24 October

Tintern Abbey and environs, Saltmills and Cloney’s Dungulph Castle with Bernard Browne, Historian.


Sunday 25 October

Walking tour to Saint Iberius Church, Main Street, Wexford, pointing development from the 5th century to present. 


Monday 26 October

The strategic South East in World War One from the R.A.C. Airship base, the U.S. Seaplane Base, a demolished artillery complex and the graveyard of ships Carnsore Point with Nicky Furlong.


Tuesday 27 October

Visit to the seaside fishing village of Kilmore Quay from its ancient rocks to the Ballyteigue Slob with author and naturalist, Jim Hurley.


Wednesday 28 October

Explore Lady’s Island with the Chairman of The National Agricultural Museum, Peter Miller.


Thursday 29 October

Walking tour of World War One in Wexford Town, with Monica Crofton.

Friday 30 October

The Barony of Bargy, including visits to Bargy and Butlerstown Castles and the medieval village of Tomhaggard. With librarian and Chairman of Wexford Historical Society, Jarlath Glynn.

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