Streams of Bunclody Festival - late July
July 20-22
Streams of Bunclody Festival, Bunclody, Co Wexford.

Wexford Documentary Film Festival - September
Wexford Documentary Film Festival, Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford. See award winning national and international documentary films. All screenings are free and open to the public. Wexford Documentary Film Festival on Facebook

Leo Carthy Weekend, Ladies Island - early August each year
The Annual
Leo Carthy Weekend at Ladies Island is both a celebration of a man who did so much to promote the area and of the rich culture which makes this area so special. It is relatively low-key but strong on variety and entertainment.

Wexford Literary Festival 1-3 July, 2022
Wexford Literary Festival turns the literary spotlight on Enniscorthy with a programme full of readings, workshops and literary prizes, including the annual Colm Tóibín International Short Story Award.

Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, October

Sásta Festival, Wexford - July

Write By The Sea Festival, Kilmore Quay 23-25 Sept, 2022
"A literary festival set in the intimate fishing village of Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford. It offers a platform for established and emerging authors to explore and explain the process of writing for keen readers and would-be writers."

Gap Arts Festival - August
Gap Arts Festival, Ballythomas, Co Wexford

Hooked on the Sea - June Bank Holiday Weekend
Hooked on the Sea, Hook Peninsula, Co. Wexford
Hooked on the Sea is a fun filled weekend of activities for all ages, on the stunning Hook Peninsula. Enjoy a host of exciting activities and attractions on offer from Hook Lighthouse, to local-produce picnics in Colclough Walled Gardens, open-air market and free children's workshops at Fethard Castle. Try water based activities and demonstrations on Duncannon Beach.

Gorey Market House Festival, August Bank Holiday Weekend (July 29-31, 2022)
Gorey Market House Festival has become one of the leading family festivals in the Southeast. Live music, busking, family fun day (Saturday), open-air Farmers Market, food demonstrations and "Put your Best Pot Forward" search for the best pot of jam in Ireland. On Sunday the Main Street is the centre stage for the Festival Market with crafts, local produce, vintage rally, steam engines and more. Gorey has a proud tradition of nurturing and supporting the arts and the festival has many quality exhibitions over the weekend.

Hooked Kitefest, Duncannon Beach - August
In the past this has been one of the stops on the Irish Kitesurfing Association tour. Spectators get an opportunity to witness the very best junior, female and male riders from across Ireland and Europe as they compete over the weekend in a series of course racing events. Check website for updates on if and when exactly the festival will take place.

Bunclody Horticultural Society Show - August
The Annual Bunclody Horticultural Society Show may not be so annual any more! In the past it has celebrated the richness of traditional crafts and skills in the area, including Cookery, Crafts, Agricultural and Horticultural produce. "The flower section entries always draw gasps of admiration. And the competition in the Home Produce section is very strong in all classes."

Castlebridge Show, 14 August, 2022
Castlebridge Show, Castlebridge, Co Wexford. Mummers, Fife & Drum Band, stalls, children's entertainment.

Whitechurch Steam Rally & Vintage Day - August
Whitechurch Steam Rally & Vintage Day is a much loved celebration of things that don't run on lithium (or hydrogen-powered) batteries! It features the oldest, clunkiest, noisiest, black smoke-emitting steam engines, vintage tractors, cars & machines. There's a working forge, a dog show & more! You can also sample colcannon, pigs feet, griddle bread and, on a good day, faction fighting!

Gorey Agricultural Show - 18 June, 2022
Gorey Agricultural Show, Clonattin, Gorey, Co Wexford. "One of the County's best loved family days out."

The Bannow & Rathangan Show - 14 July 2022
The Bannow & Rathangan Society's annual show in Killag is a jewel in the Wexford Summer events calendar. It's a real family favourite. It's got horses, ponies, donkies, cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pets corner, driving classes, dog show. Also cookery, crafts, flowers, photography, ICA exhibition, fashion show, dressage, sheep dog trials, Inter-Hunt Steeplechase. Also the Pettitt's Novice Showjumping Championship Final. Enquiries: Ann White 053 9129653

Tinahely Agricultural Show, August Bank Holiday Monday
Tinahely Agricultural Show, is held at Fairwood Park, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow each August Bank Holiday Monday (August 6 this year). Great family day out.

Wexford Military Show - currently on hold
The organisers hope to return in 2023.

Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival, August
An action packed festival with fun events on beautiful Duncannon beach, fantastic fireworks, beach party, magic and puppet shows, beach games, street theatre and awesome Sand Sculptures.

Enniscorthy Rockin' Food & Fruit Festival, Enniscorthy - August Bank Holiday Weekend
Step back in time, ladies and gentlemen, to the optimistic, carefree and still innocent 50s. We give you rock 'n' roll, jive, leather jackets, quifs, wonderbras classic cars, Harley Davidsons, and tons of attitooood!
Info at Enniscorthy Rockin' Food & Fruit Festival -

Shine A Light Festival, Hook Lighthouse, Co Wexford - May Bank Holiday, Hook Lighthouse, Co Wexford.

Aberjazz Festival, Pembrokeshire - last weekend of August
It's worth making the trip across the water for this tasty little festival in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Pembrokeshire Jazz & Blues Festival website

South East Plein Air, Art In The Open Weekend, Wexford, 24 July - 1 August 2022
"Art In The Open" brings artists from all over to the county for Europe's largest annual plein air painting festival. Demonstrations, workshops, master classes, paint-outs all around the county. Brochure and Registration form now online: Tel. 053 9122019.

Adamstown Agricultural Show - 2 July, 2022
The show that's got it all which, when you see the event's full title you can appreciate: Adamstown Agricultural, Horticultural, Trade & Vintage Show. Thre's sheep dog trial, dog show, show jumping, hunt chase, vintage display, arts, crafts, produce displays, etc. Tel: 053-9240635.

Caroreigh Field Day, last weekend July
40th year of the event. Vintage vehicles, marching bands, kid's races, slow bicycle race, arts/crafts/farm and home produce, dog show, refreshments. Followed later (10pm) by Annual Field Day Dance at Camross Hall.

New Ross Piano Festival - New Ross, 21-25 September, 2022
New Ross Piano Festival. Not just one classical concert, but a weekend crammed with them. That's what you get at the New Ross Piano Festival. In addition to the classical concerts there are "play me" pianos in public places, free al fresco jazz piano sessions downtown, outreach concerts for students, and a masterclass for advanced students. Be sure to catch the jazz side of the festival!

AIMS Choral Festival, New Ross, 20-22 May, 2022
The Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) presents its annual choral festival. The first AIMS Choral Festival was held in Birr, Co. Offaly in 1980 where it ran for a number of years. In 1985 the festival was revived and given a home in New Ross, Co. Wexford where it has remained since. Enquiries to Secretary, New Ross Chamber of Commerce, Delare House, South Street, New Ross. Tel: 051-425077 E-mail:

St Iberius Church Field Day - August Bank Holiday Weekend
Annual field day at Johnstown Castle, Wexford. Always on August Bank Holiday Monday. Great family entertainment.

Wexford Festival Fringe October
Coincides with Wexford Festival Opera

Wexford Children's Book Festival, Oct
Storytelling, lectures and a range of activities for children, families and adults.
Its free and all are welcome. Info available at Wexford library. Contact Hazel Percival at Wexford Library: 053 21637.

Tagoat Steam and Vintage Rally - August
Very popular annual event. Usually happens the third Sunday in August. All the usual attractions vintage cars/tractors/motorbikes, fairground, traditional bread/buttermaking, steam engines and threashing, dog show and more. Starts 12 noon. Children free.
Contact Aidan Browne: 086-8308249 / 053-31281. Email

Phil Murphy Weekend, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co Wexford - 21-24 July, 2022
Wexford's premier weekend of traditional music and song with concerts, sessions and workshops. There's a purgatorial 6k run on the Sunday morning to sweat out the porter of the night before! Box Office: Tel 085 7740751.
Phil Murphy devised a playing technique for the diatonic harmonica involving modal music and vamping accompaniment with spectacular effect when added to fast reels and jigs. He passed his technique onto his sons, John and Pip. This festival remembers Phil Murphy.

Wexford Festival Opera - October
Wexford Festival Opera held every Autumn in Wexford town. Main programmed events take place at the National Opera House, local churches and hotels. There is also a vibrant Fringe Festival including the Wex-Art trail.

Blackstairs Blues Festival, Enniscorthy, September
Blackstairs Blues Festival, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. 3 days great music across this historic town at the heart of County Wexford.

Adamstown Harvest Festival - Late August or early September (annual event)
Vintage machinery, prize animals, athletics, stalls, etc.

Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival, 7-10 July 2022
Annual festival with live music and dancing (céilí, hip-hop and line!), fun and games for kids, angling competitions, exhibitions, Talent Contest, Water sports, Ceili Mor, arts and crafts, steam engines and, of course, great sea food platters. See

Strawberry Festival, Enniscorthy June Bank Holiday Weekend
Enniscorthy Strawberry Festival is a long-standing veteran of the county's festival world. Music, theatre, street entertainment, funfairs, markets and kids' activities. The festival is actually three festivals rolled into one as, along with the traditional Strawberry Festival you get the Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Festival and the Strawberry Roots Festival.

Wexford Gigs, Shows ... LATEST
Listen while you browse: Paul Burch & WPA Ballclub
Download (free if you like!): One Night on Earth: Music from the Strings of Mali by Derek Gripper
Wexford Walking Tours
Trax Music Store ... Now Online
Storytelling in Co Wexford
Beautiful zychadelic pop from Wales? Listen to Jonny now!
Listen to Villagers now!
Listen to James V. McMorrow now!
One for lovers of old classical music records
Read books online for free!
Visit for budget price jazz cds
Discovering Drama
Wexford Hillwalkers
Visit for latest music reviews
The Ballet Academy, Wexford
Irish Music Blog -
The Story of Roky Erickson
Get on the South Wexford Craft Trail
SXSW - Intro/Promo pack with hundreds of tracks
Good English website dealing in Americana
NY Times "Annual Year in Ideas"
Listen to's online radio.
Treasure trove of old African music (RSS - streaming)
Blog with some tasty African tracks from the vaults.
Bluegrass Sessions in Dublin
saggyrecordcabinet.blogspot - another one for lovers of old time American country and bluegrass
Rural TV on Sky 279
Wexford Libraries - loads going on!
Listen online to some classy flat-pickin' - great for folk/bluegrass/old time - one for music completists
Rainy day online activities for kids with
See Wexford in 2min 55secs with music by the Submersibles
Neil Young Live in Concert 1968
The latest happenings on the Irish music scene ... Hotpress
Skip James sings Worried Blues (YouTube)
Kristin Hersh, LIVE - free downloads
check out
Listen! Music while you work - Josh Ritter
Listen! Music while you work - IMC
Wonderful slide show from The New York Times
1965 Fincastle Bluegrass Festival Video
See old-time music film footage on the web
Fantastic Bluegrass Documentary with Music
Alan Lomax Archive Launched on the Web
Great American Festivals - Great Holiday Idea!
Join the Music Maker Association!

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