28 June 2012
A new free Summer Trad and Culture Trail [5.3MB] was launched this week in Wexford town by Fáilte Ireland, just in time for the 2012 summer season. The Trad trail features the best of traditional music and song each night of the week at ten different venues across Wexford town, (see list below). It will run until September and the experience is freely available to locals and visitors alike.
If its culture you are looking for, look no further than the culture trail which criss-crosses the town featuring a list of cultural attractions all open freely to visitors. The trail incorporates the wide variety of arts and culture that Wexford has to offer, with the Opera House and Arts Centre being of major significance to the area.
Commenting at the unveiling of Wexford’s Trad & Culture Trail, Fáilte Ireland’s Tara Kerry said:
“With everything from quirky festivals to stunning beaches and a fascinating history, Wexford has something unique to offer every visitor. Now, with the launch of this new Trad & Culture Trail, there is even more to see and do. With Wexford being synonymous with music and culture, this new Trail epitomises all of the very best in traditional music and song. I encourage locals and holiday makers alike to enjoy the Trad nights and Culture evenings while visiting Wexford.
“It is also worth mentioning that the county’s calendar is bursting with events including the Art in the Open (30th July – 7th August), the first ever Wexford Heritage Festival in the Irish National Heritage Festival not to mention the world renowned Wexford Festival Opera (24th October – 4th November) and its fringe events. There are also numerous sporting events for everyone throughout the year.”
For further information please contact:
Fáilte Ireland Communications Department
087 6449572/01 8847181
Trail brochures are freely available at the Wexford Tourist office, accommodation providers, bars and restaurants throughout the town or you can download the brochure from www.visitwexford.ie where details on daily venues and the 2012 Summer Trad Trail can be found.
Note for Editor
Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism development authority, was established in 2003 to guide and promote tourism as a leading indigenous component of the Irish economy.
The tourism and hospitality industry employs an estimated 170,000 people and generates almost €5 billion in revenue a year.
List of Participating Venues:
A: The Opera House
B: The Arts Centre
C: Green Acres
D: Westgate Heritage Centre
E: Wexford Walking Tour
Whites Hotel, Abbey Street
Bugler Doyles, South Main Street
The Sky & The Ground, South Main Street
Mooney’s, Commercial Quay
Thomas Moore Tavern, Cornmarket
The Loch & Quay, Monick Street
The Stores, Charolette Street
Marys Bar, Cornmarket
Maggie Mays, Monck Sttreet
T.Morris, Monck Street