|WEXFORD GIGS, SHOWS ... LATEST
Is minic a bhíonn daoine ag fiosrú faoi Ghaeilge a fhoghlaim nó chun feabhas a chur ar a cuid Gaeilge. / People often enquire about learning or improving their Irish. Conradh na Gaeilge Guaire meets up 10.30am Wednesdays and Saturdays in Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Agus maidir le C na G i mbaile Loch Garman, they meet Wednesdays at 11am in Harpur Eleven on Peter's Street agus beidh an ciorcal comhrá gach Céadaoin 8-9.30pm i High Meadows Community Hub, Clonard, Loch Garman Y35 CXC6. Cruinníonn grúpa eile i sráidbhaile Droichead an Chaisleáin (Café an Mhuilinn) 10.30 ar maidin dé hAoine. Bíonn slua eile cruinnithe le chéile i gCill Téile / Kiltealy - The Thatch, 8pm an Aoine dheireadh de gach mí.
Green Acres Gallery, Selskar, Wexford. Currently hosting its Open Submission show.
Wexford Arts Centre has Not Somewhere Else But Here, a solo exhibition by Serena Caulfield launching 11am, Sat, 11 February. Curated by Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll. Runs until March 23.
Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy: 7th Annual Open Call Exhibition. Launch 6pm, March 11. Runs until May 1.
Wexford Co Co HQ: Wexford County Council art collection online
Rosslare Gallery, Rosslare - intimate little gallery.
The Artbank Gallery, Bunclody is a wild and wonderful place leaking colour at every corner. Current exhibition: E.I. Sanby's Manifestation of a Forest' Celtic Tree collection.
Keep an eye on the following sites for happenings at Wexford's top tourist destinations and events at the county's main venues.
Gorey Events Guide
Always something happening at Wexford's libraries. Gorey Library events
Residencies/regular week-to-week gigs:
T. Morris, Monck St, Wexford has Jilly Cox Every Tuesday (9.30pm), acoustic acts every Thursday (9.30pm) and the weekly Sunday Session (6pm).
Maggie May's Pub, also on Monck St, has live music weekends, including an early folk/trad session Sundays.
Centenary Stores, Charlotte St, Wexford has a classy brunch-time trad session Sundays.
Katie Daly's Bar & Restaurant, Gorey has 'Live Friday' gigs and acoustic music on Mondays.
Stamp’s bar, Ennscorthy has trad sessions on Friday evenings.
The John Barry, Wexford (quays) has acoustic gigs weekends.
March 17 (doors 8pm) Hits & Memories Tour: Gina & The Champions with guest Ronan Collins, Coast Hotel, Rosslare Strand. Ticekts €25.
March 17 (8pm) Maxim Rysanov, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky and Dóra Kokas
Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely. Grammy-nominated violist Rysanov, multi-award-winning violinist Boriso-Glebsky and rising star cellist Dora Kokas perform together as a trio for the very first time. Prog includes Mozart’s string trio and Beethoven's Trio in G major. Tickets €18/16. https://www.facebook.com/CourthouseArtsCentre
March 18 (11.00am – 13.00 pm) Richard Malone: work in progress at Blackbird Cultur-Lab, Haresmead, Foulkesmills, Co. Wexford. The visual artist and fashion designer engaged in a 4 week-residency of research and experimentation at Blackbird Cultur-Lab. He is in the process of developing a new body of work that includes the study of natural pigments and dyes, clay and interdisciplinary and collaborative dance/movement work. This Saturday he will show some of his work in progress. During this FREE event Malone will engage in an informal conversation with Karla Sánchez, director of Blackbird Cultur-Lab. Register: https://www.blackbirdcultur-lab.com/blog/richard-malone-spring-research-residency
March 18-26 South Wicklow Drama Festival, St Brigid's Hall, Carnew, Co Wicklow. https://www.facebook.com/SouthWicklowDramaFestival
March 18 (7.30pm) Views from the Field by Mattie White - book launch, Red Books, Peter's Square, Wexford.
March 18 Seán Keane, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. An opportunity to hear this wonderful singer in an intimate setting. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9123764.
March 19 (8pm) Declan Nerney in concert, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross.
March 19 Take That - Rule the World, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
March 20-23 New Ross Drama Festival, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. The concluding half of the festival. https://www.facebook.com/NRDF2020
March 21,23 (nightly 8pm) Ballycogley Players - Le Chéile Drama: a night of humour and nostalgia, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Two one-act plays in aid of Wexford Rape Crisis Centre and Alzheimer’s Society Wexford. A Creamcracker Under The Settee by Alan Bennett, directed by Mairead Sinnott and Halcyon Days by Deirdre Kinahan, directed by Breda Hayes. Tel 053 9123764.
March 22 Farsiders by Fintan Kelly presented by Enniscorthy Drama Group, New Ross
March 23 (7.30pm) Dermot Whelan: Mind Full, National Opera House, Wexford. A certified meditation teacher, Dermot will give you the tools you need to destress through meditation and find more happiness and fulfilment, all delivered in his much-loved comedic style.
March 24-31 Wexford Drama Festival, National Opera House, Wexford.
March 24,25 Lantern presents Tommy Tiernan: Tomfoolery, National Opera House, Wexford.
March 24 (7.30pm) Outspoken, Red Books, Peter's Square, Wexford. An evening of words of all shapes and sizes spoken out loud by people who, while they may not all be outspoken have no hesitation in speaking out. With special guest poet being followed by open mic session.
March 24 (8pm) Claire Barnett-Jones and Rebecca Cohen, St Iberius Church, Wexford. A Music for Wexford concert.
March 24 (8pm) Well by Pat & Faye Shortt, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross.
March 24 Glory Days - tribute to Springsteen, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
March 25 (8pm) Shall we Dance with Duo b!z'art, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. "Classical music with a difference" from two classically trained pianists.
March 25 (8pm) Crimson X The Donnys + support, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. Crimson play psychedelic blues and hard rock; The Donny are a classic rock band; No Hassle is a hard rock/punk band; Jenny Murphy is a 20 year old jazz/soul singer. Adm €10.
March 25 Creedance Awakened - Creedance Clearwater Revival Experience, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
March 26 (12.30pm) Twenty Fingers on a Piano with Duo b!z'art, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. "Twenty Fingers on a Piano - An amazing musical show for children where music meets fairy tales, games and magic."
March 27 - April 1 Gorey Musical Society presents West Side Story, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Director: Stephen Acton. Tickets €15 Mon - Wed and €20 Thurs - Sat. www.gr8events.ie
March 30 (8pm) JMA in concert, Frank's Place, North Main St, Wexford. Adm €10.
March 30 Thin Lizzy Symphonic, National Opera House, Wexford. With RTE Concert Orchestra and guests Tom Dunne, Wallis Bird, Jess Kav, Mundy Jack O’Rourke and Shobsy. Tickets €20-40. Tel 053 9122144. Selling fast!
March 30 Neil Delamere (comedy), Talbot Hotel, Wexford. Tickets €27 from www.lantern.ie
March 31 (7.30pm) Live Lit., Red Books @ Hawthron & Mayblosson, Rafter St, Gorey. Music, spoken word and prose.
April 1 (7.30pm) New Ross Singers, with orchestra, sing the Mass to St Cecilia by Gounod, with three super soloists, William Pearson (tenor), Jade Phoenix (soprano) and Eoin Foran (bass), Church of the Assumption, Rosbercon.
April 1 (8pm) BREATHE - The Pink Floyd Experience with “Dark Side Of The Moon is 50”, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144.
April 2 (7.30pm) Wexford Festival Singers presents Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor + Mozart's Symphony No 31 'Paris' with City of Dublin Chamber Orchestra under Dr Kevin O'Carroll, Rowe Street Church, Wexford. Tickets €20 (students €10, U12 free). Tel 087 3904994.
April 6 (8pm) Mario Rosenstock: Gift Grub Live, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/mario-rosenstock1
April 6-8 and April 12-15 Amongst Men by Eoghan Rua Finn (theatre), Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. "The year is 1969 and Seán Walsh, a primary school teacher, plans to commemorate the Irish revolutionary period as it occurred in Wexford with his pupils. His mother was a Cumann na mBan member and has first-hand knowledge of life before, during and after the War of Independence, knowledge, however, that she prefers to remain secret.
After tragedy strikes, Seán turns to uncovering his mother’s secrets, a mission which puts him in conflict with local political and religious leaders, threatening his job, identity and life." Tel 053 9123764.
April 7 Christy Moore, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €45-42. Tel 053 9122144 SOLD OUT!
April 7 (8pm) An Evening with Rory’s Stories & Special Guests, St Michael's Theatre, New Ross.
April 7 Rock Rising, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
April 8 Paul Brady, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/day/2023/04/08/
April 8 (8pm) 'For the Love of Elvis' by D. O' Connor, followed by 'Madonna and I' by John Aspill (live theatre), Red Books, Peter's Square, Wexford.
April 8 The Seeger Sessions Revival (Bruce Springsteen), Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
April 9 Live Forever - Oasis tribute, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
April 11 (8pm) A Night with the Country Stars, National Opera House, Wexford. Featuring "legendary accordion maestro Brendan Shine, the sublime vocal talents of Sligo's Patrick Feeney, the wee man from Drumlish Declan Nerney, the gentle giant of Country Mick Flavin, the popular John McNicholl and the best from the West Mayo's Gerry Guthrie." Tickets €32.50. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/a-night-with-the-country-stars
April 12-15 Amongst Men by Eoghan Rua Finn (theatre), Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764.
April 13 (7.30pm) Frankenstein Bolts, Gayle Murphy and Yellow Bellows, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. Supported by Music Generation Wexford. Adm €10.
April 14 (8pm) Emma Doran: Mad isn't It?, National Opera House, Wexford. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/emma-doran
April 14 Lantern Presents Gearoid Farrelly, Crown Live, Wexford
April 15 Christy Moore, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €45-42. Tel 053 9122144 SOLD OUT!
April 15 Damien Dempsey, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
April 16 Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra, The Sky & The Ground, South Main St, Wexford.
April 21 (8pm) Karan Casey with Niamh Dunne & Seán Óg Graham, National Opera House, Wexford. Fab Waterford trad/folk singer is joined by Graham on guitar and fiddler Niamh Dunne. Listen: https://karancasey.bandcamp.com/album/nine-apples-of-gold . Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/karan-casey-irish-tour-2023
April 21 (8pm) Melanie O'Reilly's Bossa Nua Trio, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. With Leopoldo Osio - piano, Michael Behan - guitar, Dave Mooney - bass. Tickets €15/13. Tel 053 9123764.
April 21 (8pm) Richie Buckley Quartet, Jazz at Johnstown, Johnstown Castle, Wexford. One of Ireland’s most acclaimed tenor saxophonists, Buckley has recorded with Van Morrison, Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. He will be accompanied by Myles Drennan on Hammond organ, John Moriarty on guitar and Kevin Brady on drums. Tickets - tel 053-9184671.
April 21 Bob Dylan Roadshow, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
April 22 (8pm) Enya Martin: Ask Your Ma! (comedy), National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €28. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/enya-martin
April 22 Bruised Orange - John Prine Tribute, Wexfod Arts Centre, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764.
April 22 The Frisky Gypsys + Ruben Buggy & State of Mind, Crown Live, Wexford. Tickets from lantern.ie
April 24-29 (8pm nightly) The Hunchback of Notre Dame as told by Scott Schwartz presented by Wexford Light Opera Society, National Opera House, Wexford. Directed by Thomas O'Leary. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/wexford-light-opera-societys
April 25 Some Guys Have All The Luck: Rod Stewart Tribute, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Tickets €30 + fees. www.gr8events.ie
April 27 (8.30pm) The Schmoozenbergs: Cortison Swing, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tickets €18. Tel 053 9123764. Listen: https://youtu.be/Sylb9OGTBCc ... www.wexfordartscentre.ie
April 28 (8pm) Deirdre O'Kane - Demented, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Tel (053) 942 1474.
April 29-May 1 Shine A Light Festival, Hook Lighthouse, Hook Head, Co Wexford. https://hookheritage.ie/events/
April 29 Eleanor McEvoy, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Tickets €25/22. Tel 053 9123764.
April 29 (8.30pm) Rob Strong Band, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy. Tickets €22 + fees.
April 29 The Roadhouse Doors - tribute to The Doors, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
April 30 (7.30pm) Marty in the Evening with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Opera House, Wexford. RTÉ Concert Orchestra & guests under Stephen Bell conductor. Tickets @20-40. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/marty-in-the-evening-with-the-rte-concert-orchestra
April 30 (3pm-4pm) Liam Bates: world premiere performance of a new concerto for viola and chamber ensemble, St Iberius Church, Wexford. Tickets: €18, €15 (concessions) and €5 (students) from www.eventbrite.com.
April 30 (8.30pm) Kevin Lawlor Trio celebrate UNESCO International Jazz Day 2023, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. With Dave Jones - piano, Florian Kockott - double bass and Kevin on drums. Tel 053 9123764.
April 30 The Gerry Cinnamon Experience, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
May 4,5 (nightly 8pm) Yes! Reflections by Molly Bloom, Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. From Ulysses by James Joyce. A Wild Mountain Flower Production. Adapted by Aedin Moloney and Colum McCann. Tel 053 9123764.
May 5 (7.30pm) Hello Again: The Neil Diamond Songbook, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €27-25. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/hello-again-the-story-of-neil-diamond1
May 6 Leonard Cohen Story, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Tickets €25. www.gr8events.ie
May 6 (8pm) Rebecca O’Connor “Simply the Best” as Tina Turner, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €28-25. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/rebecca-oconnor
May 7 (7.30pm) An Audience with Liverpool Legends, National Opera House, Wexford. Ronnie Whelan, Steve McMahon and Jan Molby on stage together with host Jed Stone. Tickets €36. Tel 052 9122144.
May 10 (7.30pm) Yes and Yes, The Liz Roche Company, National Opera House, Wexford. To mark 100 years since the first publication of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Solas Nua in Washington D.C in partnership with Cork Opera House, commissioned Liz Roche to create a brand-new dance piece. Tickets €20/18 (early bird until March 21 €16/14. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/yes-yes
May 10 Foghorn String Band, Colfer's, Carrig on Bannow, Co Wexford.
May 11,12,13 Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Gorey Little Theatre, Gorey. Presented by Innovations Theatre School which is the southeast’s longest established performance arts school, with students from age 5-18yrs. Tickets: www.gr8events.ie
May 12 (8pm) Country And Irish, a play by Patrick McCabe, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford. Presented by Fight2Flight Theatre in association with Smock Alley Theatre. "A man, a banana and a tape recorder. …and a bomb." Tickets €20/18. Tel 053 9123764.
May 13 Someone's Sons, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
May 19 (8pm) Three Harps, St. Peter's College Secondary School, Wexford. A Music for Wexford concert.
May 19 (8pm) Mozart's Così fan tutte presented by Irish National Opera, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €80/15. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/irish-national-opera-presents2
May 19 Qween, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €22.
May 21 AIMS Choral Festival, New Ross. https://www.facebook.com/aimschoralfestival
May 22 (7.30pm) Menopause the Musical 2 - Cruising Through Menopause!, National Opera House, Wexford. With Mary Byrne, Jessica Martin, Rebecca Wheatley, Susie Fenwick. Tickets €35. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/menopause-the-musical-2
May 23 (8pm) Philomena Begley - I Ain't Over the Hill, National Opera House, Wexford. With special guests Ray Lynam, John Hogan and Louise Morrisey. Tickets €30. Tel 053 9122144.
May 24 (7.30pm) Ben Portsmouth: This is Elvis, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets €29.50/27.50. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/taking-care-of-elvis
May 26 Straighten Out - tribute to The Stranglers, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €20.
May 27 (7pm) Co. Wexford School of Music presents its Summer Concert, NationalOpera House, Wexford. Featuring the school’s Jazz and String ensembles, Music Makers, the Dynamix Orchestra and a host of solo and duet performers. Tickets €12/8. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/co.-wexford-school-of-musics
May 27 Róisín O, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €22.50 + fees.
May 28 The Emperor Trio, St Iberius Church, Main St, Wexford. Featuring harpists Richard Allen, Aisling Ennis and Dianne Marshall. A Music for Wexford concert. Prog includes Debussy's Claire de Lune, Ravel's Mother Goose Suite, Brahms' Intermezzo in A, Chertok's Around the Clock and Salzedo's Chanson dans la nuit. Tickets: €20/17, €5 students. www.eventbrite.com
June 3-5 Hooked On The Sea Festival, Hook Head, Co Wexford. https://hookheritage.ie/events/
June 3 (7.30pm) The Simon & Garfunkel Story - 50th Anniversary Tour, National Opera House, Wexford. Tickets @26/24. Tel 053 9122144. https://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/whats-on/show/the-simon-garfunkel-story
June 9 Renegades of Funk: Alice in Chains tribute, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford. Tickets €13.
June 16 (8pm) Trio Cantare, St Iberius Church, Wexford. A Music for Wexfod concert.
July 21 The Complete Stone Roses, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Aug 4-7 Gorey Market House Festival, Gorey, Co Wexford. https://www.facebook.com/goreymarkethousefestival
Aug 11-13 GAP Arts Festival, Ballythomas, Co Wexford https://gapartsfestival.com
Aug 11 Parklive: Gavin James, Min Ryan Park, Wexford. Tickets €45. https://lantern.ie/event/gavin-james-2/
Aug 25 Hey Pixies - tribute to The Pixies, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Sept 22-24 Write By The Sea Festival, Kilmore Quay, Wexford. https://writebythesea.ie
Sept 22 John Colleary (comedy), Crown Live, Wexford. www.lantern.ie
Oct 21 Absolute Eagles, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Oct 24 - Nov 5 Wexford Festival Opera, Wexford town. Happening at the same time are Wexford Spiegeltent Festival, Wexford Arts Festival and Wexford Fringe Festival. www.wexfordopera.com ... https://wexfordspiegeltent.com ... www.facebook.com/wexfordartsfestival
Nov 17 Chris Kent: Back at it, Crown Live, The Quays, Wexford
Thomas Moore Tavern, Cornmarket, Wexford
Regular gigs featuring local acts - trad/folk, contemporary, jazz.
Maggie May's, Monck St, Wexford
Regular gigs featuring local acts - folk/trad, contemporary, rock.
Katie Daly's Bar and Restaurant, Gorey, Co Wexford
Lively spot with fairly regular gigs featuring both local and visiting acts. www.facebook.com/katiedalys
The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
Presentation Arts Centre is a multi-purpose facility with a 160 seat theatre and a very varied programme. "The atmospheric theatre is perfect for intimate concerts, gigs, art exhibitions ..." Vicky Barron (musician and teacher)
Wilson's Bar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.
Find them on Facebook.
Dbar, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Tel 053 9237798
Neville's Bar, Fethard-on-Sea. Tel 051-397160.
The Vine Restaurant, North Main St, Wexford
Occasional gigs. Great food.
The John Barry, The Quays, Wexford
Nice little pub on the south end of The Quays, Wexford. Does not appear to be hosting its music sessions any more.
The Bailey, Enniscorthy
The county's newest bar and music venue. Details under "Wexford Gigs ... latest" in "News" section.
National Opera House, Wexford, ph 053 9122144
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St Iberius Church, Wexford
Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola
Occasional gigs. Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Tel 055 80500
Music in bar Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun.
St Michael's Theatre, New Ross. Tel 051 421255
St Michael's Theatre hosts top class concerts, theatre, exhibitions, film.
For upcoming music and theatre see "Wexford gigs - Latest".
Talbot Hotel, Wexford. Tel 053 9122566
Live music in bar Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat.
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Benedict's Nightclub, Treacy's Hotel, Templeshannon, Enniscorthy. Tel 053 9237798
Benedict's nightclub every weekend. Live acts Sundays.
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Ferrycarrig Hotel, Ferrycarrig, Wexford. Tel 053 9120999
Music in the Dry Dock bar weekends.
Macken's, The Bullring, Wexford. Tel 053 22949
Thurs, Fri, Sat: live acoustic music
Sundays: Joe Keeling
For latest check "Wexford gigs - Latest".
Riverbank Hotel, Wexford. Tel 053 9123611
Occasional visits by top bands.
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Riverside Park, Enniscorthy, Tel 053 9237800
Music in bar Sundays, Wednesdays.
Occasional visits by big names.
See "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Colfer's, Carrig-on-Bannow. Tel 051-561159
Good spot for live original music, especially Americana. Not hosting so much live music of late. Check "Wexford Gigs - Latest".
Wexford Arts Centre, Cornmarket, Wexford. Tel 053 9123764
A very busy programme of music, theatre, art. See "Wexford gigs - Latest" or go direct to Wexford Arts Centre.
The Sky & The Ground, South Main Street, Wexford. 053 9121273)
Consistently Wexford's top pub for original music (aned craft beers!) with the Tuesday night Candlelight Sessions being particularly worthy of mention.