Whats on wexford heritage week 2015

National Heritage Week Wexford

National Heritage week takes place from 22 – 30 August 2015

There are lot’s of fun FREE Family friendly events taking place nationwide including bat walks, insect identification walks, foraging trails, seashore walks, walking trails, heritage talks, historic re-enactments, castle tours and so much more.

Here are some of our favourite nature events & guided tours happening in Wexford:

Craft Session for Children with a Nature Theme
heritage-week WexfordCraft Session for children aged 5-8yrs with a nature theme. Join OPW Guides for a fun session lasting approx 1 and a half hrs and bring home the results.
Venue:  Audio-Visual Room, Visitor Centre
Cost: Free
Organiser:  John F. Kennedy Memorial Park & Arboretum/OPW
Email:  jfkarboretum@opw.ie
Telephone:  051 388171
Website:  www.heritageireland.ie
Booking Required:  Yes
Dates:  22nd August 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Trees Are Our Heritage – Guided Walk for Children
Guided walk suitable for children, going ‘off the beaten track’ in this extensive park. Weather dependent. Parents/guardians must be present.
Venue:  John F Kennedy Arboretum Visitor Centre
Cost: Free
Organiser: John F Kennedy Arboretum OPW
Email: jfkarboretum@opw.ie
Telephone:  051 388171
Website:  www.heritageireland.ie
Booking Required: No
Dates: 22nd August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 26th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Wexford Walled Town Medieval Day
Wexford’s Walled Town Medieval Day. Free fun family day out. Vikings, medieval shield making,guided tours of town wall and lots more. Interactive children’s day. Why not bring a picnic, relax &
enjoy
Venue: Westgate Tower
Cost: Free
Organiser: Wexford County Council
Email: kathleen.morris@wexfordcoco.ie
Telephone: 053 9166910
Booking Required: No
Dates: 22nd August 11:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Guided Walk – Adults
A leisurely walk to view the different collections and species of trees at the Arboretum. Weather dependent. Please wear suitable footwear.
Venue: John F Kennedy Arboretum Visitor Centre
Cost: Free
Organiser: John F. Kennedy Arboretum OPW
Email: jfkarboretum@opw.ie
Telephone: 051 3881714
Website: www.heritageireland.ie
Booking Required: No
Dates: 24th August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM

Bug and Butterfly Hunt in Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Catch and identify butterflies, ladybirds and other flying insects in the grounds of the Visitor Centre.Nets, jars and pooters are provided. Bug hunters of all ages welcome!
Venue: Visitor Centre, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Cost: Free
Organiser: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Email: wwreducation@ahg.gov.ie
Telephone: 076 1002664
Website: www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie
Booking Required: No
Dates: 24th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Nature Trail in the Raven Nature Reserve
Look at the nature of the Raven Wood, track for red squirrels and catch insects on the sand dunes overlooking Curracloe Beach. Nature ID charts, jars and nets are provided.
Venue: Raven Wood Nature Reserve
Cost: Free
Organiser: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Email: wwreducation@ahg.gov.ie
Telephone: 076 100 2664
Website: www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie
Booking Required: No
Dates: 28th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Shore Walk Along Ardcavan Beach
Join us in a guided walk along Ardcavan Beach at low tide to see and ID the coastal plants and animals. Nature ID charts are provided. Meet at the entrance to Ardcavan Beach. Dress for the
weather.
Venue: Ardcavan Beach
Cost: Free
Organiser: Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Email: wwreducation@ahg.gov.ie
Telephone: 076 100 2664
Website: www.wexfordwildfowlreserve.ie
Booking Required: No
Dates: 28th August 12:00 PM to 14:00 PM

Nature’s Generous Larder
A foraging workshop by Mary White from Blackstairs Eco Trails. Relax in the tranquility of Lacken Hill woodlands and discover the hidden secrets of wild safe food in nature’s generous larder.
Venue: Lacken Hill Woodlands
Cost: Free
Organiser: Lacken Hill Trails
Email: lackenhilltrails@gmail.com
Telephone: 087 2027224
Website: www.heritageweek.ie
Booking Required: No
Dates: 29th August 12:00 PM to 13:30 PM

Grand Opening of the Bug Hotel
The official grand opening and naming of the bug hotel. Explore the world of bugs and insects followed by a nature walk in the woodlands.
Venue: Lacken Hill
Cost: Free
Organiser: Lacken Hill Trails
Email: lackenhilltrails@gmail.com
Telephone: 087 2027224
Website: www.heritageweek.ie
Booking Required: No
Dates: 30th August 12:00 PM to 13:00 PM

Guided Tour of Enniscorthy Castle
A guided tour through 800 years of history, from the Normans to a planter called Wallop, to the life and times of a local merchant family, to the 1916 Rising and the work of locally born Eileen Gray
Venue: Enniscorthy Castle
Cost: Free
Organiser: Enniscorthy Castle
Email: info@enniscorthycastle.ie
Telephone: 053 9234699
Website: www.enniscorthycastle.ie
Booking Required: No
Dates: 29th August 12:30 PM to 13:30 PM

Guided tour Berkeley Forest House Museum and walled gardens.
A guided tour of Berkeley Forest House museum and walled gardens.
Venue: Berkeley Forest House
Cost: Free
Organiser: Berkeley Forest House, New Ross.
Email: info@berkeleyforesthouse.com
Telephone: 051-421361
Website: http://berkeleyforesthouse.com/
Booking Required: No
Dates: 30th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM

Guided Walks on Lacken Hill Walking Trails
A selection of beautiful hillside and woodland walking trails on Lacken Hill and in the surrounding countryside. Meet your friends, stretch your legs and appreciate the views. All for free.
Venue: Lacken Hill – Forest Entrance
Cost: Free
Organiser: Lacken Hill Trails
Email: lackenhilltrails@gmail.com
Telephone: 087 2027224
Booking Required: No
Dates: 24th August 18:30 PM to 20:00 PM , 26th August 18:30 PM to 20:00 PM , 27th August 18:30
PM to 20:00 PM

Full details for Wexford can be downloaded here >> or visit www.heritageweek.ie for nationwide information.

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