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Library: Baby Rhyme Time will take place on Wednesday, August 14, at 10.30 a.m.

Toddler Story Time is on Friday, August 16, at 10.30 a.m.

There will be a Healthcare Career Information Morning on Thursday, August 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you are thinking about becoming a carer, please join us to discover more about career guidance, library supports, study and employment supports available.

No need to book for the above events.

Grow your own flowers event:

On Thursday, August 15 from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Noeleen from Tomfarney Fresh Flowers will talk through what to plant each month to ensure you have cut flowers from your garden most of the year round.

Please phone 053 919 6760 to book a place.


Bingo takes place at Taghmon TAG centre every Tuesday evening at 8 p.m.

Doors open at 7.30 p.m.

Jackpot is €350.

Vera Twomey

When Vera Twomey's daughter Ava was diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes multiple seizures a day, the family's life was thrown into chaos. Where they hoped to find treatment and support in the medical system, they found only frustration. The only medication that would have any effect on Ava's condition is a form of medicinal cannabis that was unavailable in Ireland.

'For Ava' is the story of Vera's campaign to get the right medication for her daughter and highlights the lengths a parent will go to for their child's health and happiness.

Vera will be signing copies of the book in the Book Centre on Saturday, August 31, from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

You Matter

Taking place in Sinnott's Bar on Friday, August 23 from 8.30 p.m. 'You Matter' is described as a night of music and fun to unite the people of Wexford to support the local mental health organisations Wexford needs.

Wexford's own Point Blank will be among those performing on the night with all proceeds going to Wexford Marine Watch and It's Good 2 Talk Counselling.

Tickets cost €16.34. See www.eventbrite.ie.

Class of '89

This School Reunion is open to all those who sat their Leaving Cert in Wexford schools in 1989 and to those who may not have made it to their Graduation that year as they may have left school before their final year.

Taking place in the Riverbank House Hotel on Saturday, September 21, at 7.30 p.m. this will be a great opportunity to not only meet up with those from your own school, but with those you knew from the other schools as well.

Open to former pupils from the Presentation, Loreto, CBS, St Peters, Wexford Tech and Bridgetown. Tickets cost €40. Details on the Facebook page: @wexfordclassof89.

Horse run

A Horse and Carriage Run in aid of Wexford Hospice Homecare will take place on Sunday, August 18.

Leaving Paddy Martin's, Ballymagyr at 12.30 p.m., stopping at Cousin's of Kilmore for water and a rest at 2 p.m. approximately.

A good selection of horses and carriages, including a four-horse team and carriage, is expected.

All welcome. For further information, call Paddy Martin on 086 3344815.

Night with the stars

A Night with the Stars returns to Wexford on Tuesday, August 13, with live music from Robert Mizzell, Stephen Smyth, Paddy O'Brien, MIchael Collins, John Hogan, Gary Gamble as Daniel O'Double, plus the Keltic Storm Band.

TIckets are priced at €26 each and can be purchased at the Talbot Hotel, Wexford. Call 053 91 22566 or email events@talbothotel.ie.

Butterfly walk

As part of National Heritage Week the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve will have a Butterfly Walk on Sunday, August 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The walk will begin on Ardcavan beach, go through the fields and back up to the Pump House. We will look for, capture and identify butterflies.

Sensible footwear is required as we will be walking on uneven ground. This event is free but will require booking.

For more information visit wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie or the Facebook page @npwswexfordwildfowlreserve. For bookings, please email wwreducation@ahg.gov.ie or phone 076 100 2663.

Art exhibition

An art exhibition with Ben Linehan takes place at Wexford Golf Club from August 16 to September 8.

Opening night is Friday, August 16, from 7.30 p.m. in the Clubhouse at Wexford Golf Club

All are welcome. Queries should be directed to Grainne at 087 6669394.

Vibes 2019

Adults with intellectual disabilities rarely have opportunities to let their hair down and 'feel the vibes' to dance the night away.

Wexford Art Centre, in association with DJ Ronan Buggy of Jilted Generations, are set to change all that with a Dance and Live Art Night on Friday, August 16, at 7 p.m.

€5 entry fee, with PAs/carers free when you produce your card/badge.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 053 9123764. For online booking, see www.wexfordartscentre.ie.


Drawing on his experiences as a merchant seaman, Eugene O'Neill wrote four plays set on the fictitious ship, the 'SS Glencairn'.

The four one-act plays feature the same cast of characters in various situations on the ship and on land.

This production of 'Bound East for Cardiff', 'The Long Voyage Home', and 'In the Zone', collectively known as 'The Glencairn Cycle' takes place in Wexford Arts Centre on August 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.

Directed by Wexford man Paul Walsh and featuring a cast of many of the county's top actors, 'The Glencairn Cycle' will tour to San Francisco following the Arts Centre performances. Tickets are €16.


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