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Wexford Festival Tours

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.

 

Day 1

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.

 

Day 2

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

 

Day 3

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

 

Day 4

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

 

Day 5

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

 

Day 6

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

 

Day 7

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

 

Day 8

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

Day 9

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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