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Calendar of Events - January
TypeDateEvent/ThemeContact
31 Dec 1997 Official Opening Ceremony
Enniscorthy
Donal Minnock
Tel: 054 33540
Carrying of torches to summit of Vinegar Hill where ceremonial bonfire will be lit. Fireworks
1 January Ceremonial Flag Raising
Market Square, Enniscorthy
Donal Minnock
Tel: 054 33540
Chairmen of Comoradh, U.D.C. and County Council to officiate at the raising of the '98 and other flags
January - mid February A Tale of Two Churches
New Ross Library
Anne Griffin
Tel: 051 21877
An exhibition and workshop on the history of Wexford town in the mid-19th century
2 January '98 Opening Concert
The Cathedral, Enniscorthy
Cyril Murphy
Tel: 053 24205
Opening commemoration featuring internationally-renowned Anuna and special guest artists from Wexford and beyond
14 January Commemorative Concert
National Concert Hall, Dublin
Oliver Barry Promotions
Tel: 01 820 7444
A major concert to open the bi-centennial year, featuring top artists
18-25 January Christian Unity Week of Prayer
Dioces of Ferns
Fr Aidan Jones Tel: 054 77319
V.Rev. Leslie Forrest Tel: 054 66124
An annual week of prayer. An inter-denominational service will be held with a theme pertinent to '98
Late January - December Exhibition on 1798
National Library, Dublin
Alice Kearney
Tel: 01 662 3878
Bringing the story of 1798 to the widest possible audience. The exhibition will include state-of-the-art interactive and animated components

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1st weekend February Ballad Singing Weekend
Hotel Rosslare, Rosslare Harbour
John O'Byrne Tel: 053 24752
Phil Berry Tel: 053 42909
Hosted annually by Wexford Traditional Singers Club. Relaxed and informal atmosphere, all singing unaccompanied. Come allong and enjoy - feel free to join in
6-8 February '98 Bridge Contest
Talbot Hotel and Wexford Bridge Club
Catherine Lennon
Tel: 053 43157
7 February '98 Seminar
Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford
Bernard Browne
Tel: 054 33540
Major speakers discuss issues to advance understanding of the period of the rebellion
mid February - March A Tale of Two Churches
Enniscorthy Library
Angela Parle
Tel: 054 36055
An exhibition and workshop on the history of Wexford town in the mid-19th century

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March Women's Month
Wexford Arts Centre
Johanna Murphy
Tel: 053 23764
1 March National Inter-club Cross-Country Championships
Wexford Race Course
Mick McKeon
Tel: 053 45292
Inter-club championships at junior and senior level. This will feature Ireland's best cross-country runners
3-9 March '98 the Show - Who Fears to Speak
Dun Mhuire Wexford Town
Alan Corcoran
Tel: 087 529746
A blend of music, drama, dance, film archive and still photography with added narration in a segmented journey through Wexford's history with an emphasis on 1798. Involving people from 15-40 years.
9 March Open Jujitsu Competition
Newcastle Centre, Co. Down
Down District 1798 Committee
Tel: 01396 613211
A competition featuring groups from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Organised by the Newcastle Jujitsu Club
15 March Feis Charman
Enniscorthy
Sean O'Cearnaigh
Tel: 054 33695
An all-Irish event for children and teenagers. Singing, recitation and instrumental competitions
15-17 March St Patrick's Weekend
New Ross, Wexford, Enniscorthy, Gorey
Spectacular parades in the four major urban areas of Co. Wexford. Various community groups' own interpretations of 1798
27-28 March Set Dancing Workshop and Ceili
Kilmore Quay, Co. Wexford
Lucy Moore
Tel: 053 29922
Craic agus Ceoil and plenty of exercise with the Kilmore set dancers
30 March Lecture on 1798
Down County Museum, Downpatrick
Down District 1798 Committee
Tel: 01396 613211
30 March - December 1798 in Co. Down
Down County Museum, Downpatrick
Down District 1798 Committee
Tel: 01396 613211
An exhibition organised by Down County Museum

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1 April - 2 June Background to the 1798 Rising
Ballynahinch and Saintfield Libraries
Down District 1798 Committee
Tel: 01396 613211
An exhibition organised by the SEELB Library Service
from 2 April Up in Arms: The 1798 Rebellion in Ireland
Ulster Museum, Belfast
Trevor Parkhill
Tel: 01232 383000
An exhibition

7 April
8 April
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Mozart Requiem '98
Rowe St Church, Wexford
National Concert Hall, Dublin
St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast
Terry McCabe
Tel: 055 28191
Commemorating all the dead of '98. An international event with the Ulster Orchestra and soloists. Choirs from Northern Ireland, the South-East and France. A remarkable cultural event
13 April Easter Commemoration
Enniscorthy
Donal Minnock
Tel: 054 33540
An annual wreath-laying event on Easter Monday
13 April Official Opening of Fr John Murphy Centre
Boolavogue
Fr F. Stafford
Tel: 054 66282
A reconstruction of the house Fr John Murphy lived in - one of the major figures of 1798. The centre depicts his life with 18th century memorabilia and artefacts
13-15 April Celtic Golf Classic
St Helen's Bay Golf Club, Wexford
Larry Byrne
Tel: 053 33234 or 33669
Three-day golf classic on 2 different courses. Golfers from Ireland will welcome visitors from the U.K. and continental Europe. Entertainment on a Celtic theme each night.
15-19 April Slogadh '98
Wexford Town
Tom O'Donoghue
Tel: 053 59053
Premier youth festival of Ireland, 5 days of traditional and contemporary Irish music, song, dance and drama. Will have a '98 theme
15-19 April All-Ireland Drama Festival
Enniscorthy
Nicola Hilliard
Tel: 054 34379 or 34631
24-25 April Kilkenny Archeological Society Seminar
Rothe House, Kilkenny
Maire Downey
Tel: 056 41388
A seminar with a '98 theme
24 April - 4 May Viking Festival
Wexford Town
Noel Ferguson
Tel: 053 42939
A festival based around Wexford's Viking past, with plenty of entertainment for all the family. Street theatre, fantastic costumes, games and music
26 April Concert of traditional Irish Music, Song and Dance
Wexford Town
Paddy Berry
Tel: 053 42981
A concert featuring the best of our traditional artists
26 April Unveiling of 1798 Module on Slieve Coillte
J.F. Kennedy Park, New Ross
Michael Walsh
Tel: 051 388102
The major events of 1798 in the Slieve Coillte area are displayed in module form

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May - July Outdoor Art Exhibition
New Ross
Ruth Walsh
Tel: 051 422406
An exhibition of works by the New Ross Watercolour Society
1st 3 weeks May Art Exhibition
New Ross Library
Ruth Walsh
Tel: 051 422406
This major exhibition is a Tony O'Mahoney retrospective
1 May Unveiling of Harvey/Colclough Memorial Plaque
Kilmore Quay
Jim Moore
Tel: 053 29794
1 May GAIN All-Ireland Inter-schools Showjumping Chapionships
County Showgrounds, Enniscorthy
John Doyle
Tel: 054 44113

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For further details contact Bernard Browne or Catherine Kirby at Comoradh '98, Market Square, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, Ireland Tel: +353 54 33540 Fax: + 353 54 35115 email: 98com@iol.ie


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AK 15th September 1997