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Horticulture Show - The preparations are underway for the 79th Castlebridge Horticulture and Agriculture show which takes place on Sunday, August 11. Another fun-filled day is planned for all the family.

The show will feature numerous classes, so whether you're interested in baking, arts and crafts, growing vegetables/flowers, photography or flower arrangements, the children's' section or the dog show, there's a class to suit everyone.

There will also be various stalls: a bottle stall run by Shelmaliers GAA club, Mrs Oddsocks to entertain the children, a bric-a-brac stall by Shelmaliers Ladies Football Club, a pets corner organised by Blackwater Open farm, and Slam the Part people with popcorn and candy floss,

There will also be a raffle and music by St Patrick's Fife and Drum band.

For further information, visit www.castlebridgeshow.com or email castlebridgeshow@gmail.com


Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. will see the launch of HotShots Photo Essays: Bridgetown Photography Club Exhibition. It is open to all.

On Thursday, July 18 from 7-8.30 p.m. the Carrick 850 Summer Lecture Series is on 'Early Castles in Ireland' by Dr Michael Potterton, Maynooth University. Please phone 053 919 6760 to book a place.

Regular events:

Baby Rhyme Time on Wednesday,, July 17 at 10.30 a.m.

Toddler Story Time on Friday, July 19 at 10.30 a.m.

No need to book for the above events.


Every Tuesday night in TAG Centre Taghmon. This week's jackpot is €500.

Winner of last week's 50/50: Theresa Roche Winner of Free Book: Norman Roche.


The IWA Charity Shop on Crescent Quay are appealing for donations of good quality clothes, bric-a-brac, books, CD's/DVD's. Collection of donations can be arranged in the Wexford town area.

Call 085 8035404. Your continued support is appreciated.


The Summer Comhaltas Seisiún at The Sky & The Ground is up and running. Every Tuesday through July and up to August 13 a talented house band, along with guest musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers, gathers at the South Main Street venue.

The format is simple: a lively opening, an even livelier middle and a rip-roaring end with the Fear an Tí trying his damnedest to keep order. The musicians and dancers are all local so there is a strong focus on Wexford tunes, songs and stories.

Church collection

A Church gate collection will take place outside all Masses in Wexford Town (at Bride Street/Clonard/The Friary/Rowe Street Churches) next weekend, July 20 and 21, in aid of the Street Children of Bucharest.

All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Seamus Moore

A big double bill of singing dancing and comedy with Seamus Moore and Slim Attraction, featuring guest band Tom Power, The Latchico and Friends will take place in Tir na nÓg, Wellingtonbridge on Thursday July 18. Doors open at 8 p.m. Admission is €10.

Lunchtime concert

St John's Voices of Cambridge perform in St. Iberius Church, North Main Street on Wednesday July 17 from 1.05 p.m. to 1.55 p.m. This concert will include works by William Mathias, Monteverdi, Byrd and Stanford.

Tickets for this event are priced €10.85. and are available via eventbrite.ie.

Summer camp

Faythe Harriers Hurling and Camogie Club Summer Camp runs from July 29 to August 2 in Pairc Charman, Wexford and will be open for boys and girls between the ages of 5-13.

For 5/6 year olds the camp runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., while for 7-13 year olds it will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The camps will be run by fully qualified coaches and children will get the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and enjoy fun activities.

Cost €40/€60. Register online at eventbrite.ie.

Soccer camp

CAN (Cottage Autism Network) Wexford Soccer Camp will run on July 31 and August 1 at Scoil Mhuire, Coolcotts.

The camp is for children on the autism spectrum and their siblings and will conclude with a challenge match vs New Ross on Friday, August 2.

For children aged 5-9 the camp will run from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Those aged nine or older will attend from 12 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

Parents/carers need to remain on the premises for the duration of the activity. Tickets €20.

STEAM coding camp

Fun-filled learning experiences for young people aged 7-13 takes place from Tuesday, August 6 to Friday August 9 at Allied Hub, Wexford.

Featuring coding, technology, engineering and loads more, this will be a young engineers course run by engineers.

Hands-on building and creating covering all aspects of STEAM - science, technology, engineering, art and maths.

Everything is supplied, including laptops. Cost is €75 on eventbrite.ie.

The Skallions

The Skallions take to the stage at the Wexford Arts Centre on July 27 at 9 p.m. Playing as part of the Wexford Skafest, The Skallions are an eight-piece Ska Reggae powerhouse based in Belfast who bringing bags of energy and stacks of attitude. Tickets are €14. Contact 053 912 3764

Country music

The South East Country Music Festival takes place on July 28 in Killag, Kilmore Quay. Featuring performances by Derek Ryan & Band, Michael English & Band, Jimmy Buckley, Cliona Hagan & The Conquerors. Gates open at 11 a.m. First act on stage at 1 p.m. Full bar and food service, dance floor, children's entertainment, free on-site parking, children u-16 free when accompanied by an adult.

Holocaust survivor

Tomi Reichental was born in Slovakia in 1935. At the age of nine he was captured and deported along with 12 family members to a concentration camp.

As one of only three Holocaust survivors living in Ireland, Tomi is mindful that the horrors of the Holocaust will soon pass from memory to history.

He will tell his story in Grantstown Community Village on July 19 at 7.30 p.m. This is a free event.

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