The organisers of the inaugural Viking Fire Festival which will take place on Wexford's quayfront on Saturday, September 28 are calling on retail and hospitality businesses in Wexford town to join in the spirit of the celebrations by entering a window dressing competition.
The Arts Office of Wexford County Council, in association with Johnstown Castle, is hosting pottery workshops on an environmental theme related to the Osmia aurulenta (Gold-fringed Mason) bee which is the only solitary bee in Ireland that makes its nest in empty snail shells.
In an early scene of director Andy Muschietti's over-long return to the highest-grossing horror film of all time, an emotionally crippled character - a novelist turned screenwriter - becomes the butt of a running joke about his inability to write a satisfying ending.
When model and singer Nick Kamen removed his 501s in a laundrette full of women in a famous Levi's advert in 1985, he could not have known that it was the beginning of an era in which Levi's would not only sell vast quantities of jeans, but also revitalise the fortunes of artists and songs relegated to the past.
Celebrating its 28th year this year, each year the Phil Murphy Weekend completely takes over the peaceful and picturesque village of Carrig- on-Bannow. A trip to the village has become a pilgrimage of sorts for many, and the strains of the finest traditional and folk music can be heard from all around.
With the dark evenings closing in, people turn increasingly to spooky books and a Co Wexford author, who is highly attuned to the dark side from a lifetime of reading and writing horror and supernatural fiction, has a treat in store for fans of the genres with her second novel, Daughter of the Storm.
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