Arts & Leisure

Buí Bolg Ltd
Buí Bolg Ltd

Bui Bolg Outdoor Arts is a team of skilled visual artists and engineers, performers and designers led by Artistic Director Colm Lowney. We produce work that incorporates many different creative art forms – from large scale sculptural work to pageantry and animatronics. We aim to engage the public knowingly and unknowingly in a discourse with the arts.

Our work presents an exaggerated interpretation of reality. It transforms and re-imagines the space around us. From concept and design right through to street performance, Bui Bolg incorporate technology and interactivity to engage the public. Bui Bolg performances are flexible, relevant, transformational, and bring people together: by awakening their imagination, and creating new experience and new memories.

 

Business Website Address: http://www.buibolg.ie/

Business Phone Number: 053-9123183

Business Contact Email: office@buibolg.com

 

Club Choice Ireland
Club Choice Ireland

Club Choice Ireland is the official golf marketing group of the East & South East of Ireland.

We are an alliance of resorts, hotels & golf clubs coming together to offer tailor made golf packages to the East & South East of Ireland.

We are dedicated to providing a quality golfing experience and with a wide variety of links and parkland courses we can offer a range to satisfy any level of skill.

Value is at the core of our product and all our partners have provided packages that simply won’t be beaten. There are no hidden extras, no third parties… We look after everything!

Not only do we have a variety of Accommodation, Courses & Locations to choose from, but we will also tailor make a package to suit your needs, including food, ferry and of course, golf.

Business Website Address: http://clubchoiceireland.com/ 

Business Phone Number:  01 801 1490

Business Contact Email: info@clubchoiceireland.com

 

Greenacres
Greenacres

Greenacres Bistro has firmly established itself as one of Wexford’s finest venues for dining. Greenacres Bistro prides himself on creating menus of traditional cuisine using only the freshest local produce available. The menus are seasonal, giving our customers great value for money. To help compliment the exquisite food menu we have on offer one of the largest wine lists in the country.

The choice extends to over 2,000 listings and is very reasonably priced. Customers are encouraged to browse at their leisure and choose as they please. By day, Greenacres Bistro is a lovely place to visit for coffee and a scone, lunch or a glass of wine. In fact, if you are going for lunch it is advisable that you get there early as tables can be at a premium.

By night, Greenacres Bistro transforms to an elegant style bistro. Our creative use of the dining space available and flexibility of our table arrangements allows our customers to enjoy large groups dining together or a more intimate approach with a cosy table for two. Selskar is among the oldest trading places in Leinster with a history which can be traced to the Cromwellian and Norman periods.

The business is situated in the building that M J O’Connor built in 1894 to carry out his legal practice. James and Paula O’Connor together with Donal Morris relocated here in 2005. In 2006 the premises was substantially renovated to its present condition. Greenacres encompasses fine wines, select foods, spacious Art Galleries and the wonderful tastes of Greenacres Bistro.

Greenacres is located in Selskar in the heart of Wexford town. Selskar is one of the oldest trading areas in Leinster with a history which can be traced through Cromwellian and Norman times.

Business Website Address: http://www.greenacres.ie/

Business Phone Number: 053-9122975

Business Contact Email:  info@greenacres.ie

National Opera House
National Opera House

The state-of-the-art building was opened in 2008 as a fitting home for the award-winning Wexford Festival Opera, as well as being built as an all-year-round multi-disciplinary performance art-form theatre. It has recently been granted further official recognition by being designated Ireland’s National Opera House by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, announced at the start of the 63rd Wexford Festival Opera, in October of 2014, by the Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys.

The designation means Ireland now takes its place among Europe’s great nations with its own specific opera house and deservedly recognises the State’s significant investment in the creation of what has been internationally acclaimed as ‘the best small opera house in the world’.

Business Website Address: http://www.nationaloperahouse.ie/

Business Phone Number:  053 9122144

Business Contact Email:  boxoffice@wexfordopera.com

Playzone
Playzone
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Playzone is a purpose built indoor playground for children. It comprises a multistorey play and slide area, divided into sections for all ages. There is no need to pre-book: just arrive, let your kids go, sit down while you relax and or have something to eat or drink from our cafe.

We also specialise in Birthday Parties. Our party area can cater for parties of any size.

  • 10,000 sq. ft. Play Area
  • 3 Tier main frame
  • 4 lane Astro Slide
  • 3 Tier toddler frame
  • Football/Basketball Area
  • Infant play area
  • Disco room
  • Party Rooms
  • Café and Shop
  • WiFi internet
  • 40” TV

Business Website Address: www.playzone.ie

Business Phone Number: 053 9184509 

Business Fax: 053 9184516

Business Contact Email: info@playzone.ie

 

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The Blue Egg Gallery
The Blue Egg Gallery

A background note on the BLUE EGG GALLERY

The Blue Egg Gallery was opened by Mary Gallagher in autumn 2011.  It is situated in the heart of Wexford town, close to the Arts Centre and the library. In the gallery and the adjoining shop, we show contemporary craft work by Irish and international makers working in clay, glass, textiles, willow and metal. The range of work on display includes both functional and decorative work which will interest both collectors and those looking for creative gifts for special occasions or simply wanting to enhance their home. Alongside work by gallery artists, the Blue Egg also arranges regular exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops.

The next exhibition, SPRING SHOW, opens on 13th March 2015. It features ceramics, glass, wood and textiles by eight Irish makers.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 11.00am to 5.30 pm and by appointment.

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Business Website Address: www.blueegggallery.ie

Business Phone Number: 0539145862

Business Contact Email: mary@blueegggallery.ie 

 

The Irish National Heritage Park
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A visit to the Irish National Heritage Park is like no other you can imagine. Surprises await around every turn as you explore 35 acres of this remarkable heritage trail. From campsite to Ringfort, from mill to Fulacht Fiadh, from Crannog to Viking house, every activity is an unexpected adventure into 9000 years.

Business Website Address: http://www.inhp.com/

Business Phone Number: 053-9120733

Business Fax: 053-9120911

Business Contact Email: info@inhp.com

Wexford Arts Centre
Wexford Arts Centre

Mission Statement

We believe that members of all ages in the Wexford community should have access to a contemporary arts programme to inspire, innovate and challenge the creative thought process.  To support this belief, we deliver an arts programme of excellence for life and for all with emphasis on contemporary arts practice, participation and education and inspire creativity in the Wexford community.

How We do it.

Here are some of our main activities we deliver facilitated by qualified arts facilitators and administration:

  1. We host a year round programme of contemporary art exhibitions – free admission with educational free talks for the public
  2. We run workshops for all ages for toddlers and parents, school children, and adults
  3. We host vibrant events in theatre, music, comedy, and dance with after-school programmes
  4. We provide subsidised rental rates for various clubs in the county, including Picture House film Club, Occupational Therapy Group and Wexford Life Drawing Group

Our History

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Our home since 1974

Wexford Arts Centre was established in 1974, and we are very proud to be the oldest regional arts centre in Ireland.We are based in the historic listed Cornmarket building.

In 1772, Wexford Corporation purchased a piece of property from Mr. John Grogan of Johnstown Castle. Building of a market house commenced and was completed in 1776.

The lower windows of today were arched recesses for the traders, a reminder of its market house days. Inside was a magnificent ballroom and supper room.

The protestants of Wexford formed the Brunswick club here in 1882. The founder of the Methodists, John Wesley is said to have preached here and recorded in his journal that it was one of the best public rooms he had ever spoken in.

Following renovation, the assembly rooms as they were also known were popular venues for lectures and musical evenings well into this century and people such as Percy French, composer of “The Mountains of Mourne” among other popular songs appeared on a number of occasions.

It became the headquarters of Wexford Corporation in the early part of this century and was known as the Town Hall.

It opened its doors as the Wexford Arts Centre in 1974 and has been providing art and entertainment for native and visitor alike ever since.


Latecomers policy
Late comers are seated at the management’s discretion at a point in the performance and in a seat that will be least distracting to the performers and patrons in the theatre.

Bar Service
Pre Show drinks will be available up to one hour before the performance and during the interval for theatre style seating events from D’Lush Cafe.  Pre order interval drinks before the show to allow time to enjoy during the interval. No drinks apart from water/soft drink will be allowed into the theatre for these theatre style seating events.  Bar service will be available during cabaret style or standing room seating events only.

Business Website Address: http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/

Business Phone Number: 053-9123764 

Business Fax: 053 912 1765

Business Contact Email: elizabeth@wexfordartscentre.ie  

Wexford Festival Opera
Wexford Festival Opera
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Treasure is found in the most unlikely places….

For sixty years now many hundreds of thousands of people have made a pilgrimage to Wexford Festival Opera in search of buried operatic treasure. Wexford is a charming seaside town on Ireland’s southeast coast and since 1951 this town has hosted what has become known as one of the world’s most remarkable festivals. Wexford Festival Opera prides itself in giving new life to unjustly neglected operas, introducing artists and audiences to the forgotten masterpieces. And it does this in high quality productions which annually delight both critics and audiences alike.

But far from being satisfied with presenting three productions each year, also on offer is a packed programme of morning events, lunchtime concerts, afternoon ShortWorks and recitals and late night revues. As if this wasn’t enough, a vibrant Fringe Festival offers everything from art exhibitions through to singing and swinging pubs

And throughout all this, there is the remarkable camaraderie engendered by the warmth and intimacy of Wexford town itself. From the brand new Wexford Opera House seating just over 770, the 350 strong volunteer corps ready to welcome you to Wexford, to the hotels, bars and restaurants along the High, Main, and side streets of this Viking town, Wexford is a town which is truly taken over by the Festival. There’s something in the air that quickens everyone’s pulse – a common heartbeat of expansive good feeling and heightened sensibility that brings people back to Wexford again and again.

 

Business Website Address: http://wexfordopera.com/

Business Phone Number: 053-9122400

Business Contact Email: boxoffice@wexfordopera.com

 

Wexford Golf Club
Wexford Golf Club

Wexford Golf Club is a beautiful 18 hole parkland course situated in the heart of Wexford town. Our course which was upgraded in 2006, is a 71 par course measuring 5950 metres from the championship tees and provides a challenge for players of all standards.

Our course and clubhouse offer magnificent town and sea views. After your round of golf, relax and enjoy a drink in our clubhouse and sample superb food provided by our celebrity chef, Phelim Byrne.

Our Professional Liam Bowler is available to advise and provide you with all your golfing requirements. We are committed to ensuring our visitors and members enjoy our facilities and are renowned for our relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If we can be of any assistance do not hesitate to contact us.

Business Website Address: http://www.wexfordgolfclub.ie/

Business Phone Number: 053-9142238

Business Contact Email: info@wexfordgolfclub.ie