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What’s On Guide 17/07/15

| July 17, 2015

Paddy Casey

Saturday, July 18, The Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey

No doubt you’ll be feeling like “The Lucky One” if you’ve managed to bag some tickets to see Paddy Casey at The Ashdown Park Hotel on Saturday night. Over the years, Paddy has carved out a reputation as one of the country’s favourite singer/songwriters. With his 2003 album “Living” putting him firmly on the map and endearing him massively to Irish music fans, he has since gone on to pen some wonderful albums and develop his life show into a finely tuned night to remember.

Paddy is no stranger to Wexford and he looks forward to his return to Gorey’s Ashdown Park Hotel where he is set to raise the roof with a string of hits including “Saints and Sinners”, “Want it Can’t Have it” and “Addicted to Company”.

A vast catalogue and an engaging live show, Paddy Casey is an act you won’t want to miss. There are still some tickets available for the show and they are priced at €15 and can be purchased from The Ashdown Park by calling 053 9480500.


Open air theatre – Pride and Prejudice

Saturday, July 18, Wells House and Gardens, Ballyedmond

With the summer producing some beautiful sunny evenings, for many people, the thoughts of being cooped up inside a theatre is not appealing. Well if you still want your fix of drama, then how about taking in some open-air theatre at Wells House as their stunning grounds becomes a stage for the Jane Austen classic “Pride and Prejudice”.

The management of Wells House are inviting you to take a step back in time to meet Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Austen’s most loveable heroine. When Elizabeth meets the rude and abrupt Mr Darcy, she loathes him at first sight. But is there more to him than meets the eye? Join family and friends for what promises to be the most splendid evening of the summer as you picnic under a beautiful summer sky and lose yourself in this unforgettable love story. After all, it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

Those attending the show are advised to dress appropriately for the weather and leave sufficient time to get parking and find a place to sit. As it is an outdoor performance, it is recommended that patrons bring cushions and picnic blankets.

For more information call 053 9186737 or email info@wellshouse.ie


The Phil Murphy Weekend

Carrig On Bannow, July 23 – 26

Dust of your fiddle, take out the old guitar and polish up your accordion as there’s going to be one hell of a session in Carrig On Bannow for the annual Phil Murphy weekend. The festival has garnered a massive reputation over the years as being one of the region’s premier celebrations of traditional Irish music and this year it is set to welcome some fantastic acts to the sleepy village of Carrig on Bannow.

The renowned Kilfenora Ceilí Band will take to the stage in the church on Saturday, July 25 from 8.30 p.m. and promise to provide an energetic and foot-stomping live show. Tickets are priced at €25. Also due to play in the unique surroundings of the church is the legendary Finbarr Furey who will put on one hell of a show the following night, July 26 at 8 p.m. with tickets also priced at €25.

As well as these main acts, there will be all the usual craic, ceol and banter that has come to be associated with the festival, with the atmosphere already building in advance.

For more details or to book tickets, email philmurphyweekend@gmail.com or call the box office on 085 7740751. Also find The Phil Murphy Weekend on Facebook or visit www.philmurphyweekend.com


Art In The Open

July 27 to August 3 countywide

As those of us who live here in Wexford well know, the model county is home to some of the most beautiful scenery you could hope to find. Be it the waves lashing the rocks at Hook Head; the peace and tranquility of our wonderful beaches or the visual remenents of our history like Enniscorthy Castle and Tintern Abbey.

All of these things once again look set to be captured on canvas next week as the annual Art in the Open festival welcomes hundreds of artists from all over Ireland and indeed further afield to try their hand at painting some of Wexford’s most beautiful features.

A total of six paint-outs will for the core of the 2015 festival, featuring some of the most stunning scenery, charming villages and historic towns South-East Ireland has to offer. Among the areas due to be visited by artists are New Ross, Wells House, Hook Head, The Irish National Heritage Park, Kilmore Quay and Wexford Town. A series of workshops will take place over the course of the week as well as exhibitions and fringe events like barbecues, walking tours and various lectures. Registration for the festival costs €60 and you can sign up and get more information from www.artintheopen.org.


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