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Heritage Week in North Wexford

Saturday 19 August 12 noon – 4pm Ferns Castle

Ogham Workshop

Learn about the Ogham alphabet, try your hand at writing a piece and make a beautiful memento to take home! 

This event is suitable for adults and children from 12 years upwards. 

 

Sunday 20 August 11am – 12.30pm Hollyfort

Herb and Nature Walk

Getting to know local herbs, wild food and medicine with a nature walk by the river Bann.

Nicky Darrell, herbalist and Alex Duffy will lead this nature walk to talk about the local herbs, wild food and medicines that are found in nature.

Admission Free. Suitable for Children under 12. Car Parking Available.

Further info: 085 113 8367 / hollyfortvillage@gmail.com

 

Sunday 20 August 1pm – 6pm, Wells House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20 August 1.30pm – 5pm

Field Day in Ballycanew

Returning to the past when field days were part of community life. Both old games including tug of war and new games like foot darts. Re-establishing the heritage of local communities

Great family day out. Admission Free. Suitable for Children under 12. Wheelchair Access (Partial). Car Parking Available

Further Information:  087 212 7614  / Aislinn@medddesign.com

 

Sunday 20 August 2.30pm – 4.30 pm Ferns Castle

Castlebridge Gospel Choir will lift your spirits with a performance.

 

 

 

Tuesday, 22 August, 7pm – 8pm, Gorey Library

Join Catherine MacPartlin for this very interesting talk and pictorial presentation on the history of Ferns.

“From Ancient Capital of Leinster to Norman Invasion – Ferns, its past is still in evidence.” Join Catherine MacPartlin for this very interesting talk and pictorial presentation on the history of Ferns. Should you require additional supports to enable you to fully participate in this event please contact us.

Admission Free.

To book, contact 053 942 1481 /  goreylib@wexfordcoco.ie

 

Thursday, 24 August, 3pm – 4pm, St Mary’s Abbey, Ferns

Lecture entitled ‘The Changing landscape of Ferns in the 11th – 13th century. Site visit to area around St. Mary’s Abbey where geophysical survey is being conducted by The Discovery Programme

The geophysical survey is being conducted by The Discovery Programme in partnership with the Department of Archaeology and Natural Sciences, NUI Galway. It is a continuation of a survey conducted in 2015 and the aim of the survey is to deepen our knowledge of the late medieval and early modern development.

Admission Free. Not suitable for Children under 12. Wheelchair Access (Partial). Car Parking Available

Further Information: 087 418 9740  / baylands@eircom.net

 

Thursday, 24 August 7pm – 8.30pm

Last month, July 2017, the British Museum authorities made the skeleton of a Wexford whale that live-stranded off Rosslare in 1891 the centrepiece of its exhibits in the Natural History Museum in London. Naturalist Jim Hurley has all the details and his presentation titled “A Tale of a Whale” promises to be a whale of a tale.

Admission Free.

To book, contact 053 937 5466 / bunclodylib@wexfordcoco.ie

 

 

 

Friday, 25 August 11am-3pm Ferns Castle

Model Making Demonstration

 

 

 

 

Saturday, 27 August 2.30pm – 4.30 pm Ferns Castle

Comhaltas Performance

 The Ferns Tapestries will be on display and guided tours of the castle will be available all week!  

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