Your guide to all that’s happening in County Wexford this Christmas

Friday Dec 16:

Cathy Davey, Patricia Lalor, Frankenstein Bolts  Click here for more details


Saturday Dec 17:
Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Ian Doyle, Basciville, w/guest Stephen James Smith
Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets: €10  Click here for more details


Friday, December 16

Pop-up Gaeltacht -The Bridge Bar, Gorey, 8 p.m.

A pop-up Gaeltacht will be held in The Bridge Bar Gorey on Friday, December 16 at 8 p.m. There will be music and craic with a raffle on the night. Oíche siamsaíochta ceol agus craic. Bígí linn. €5 admission. Phone Séamus at 0872153801 for more info. Click here for more details 


Friday, December 16

Irish Baroque Chamber Choir Ireland present Handel’s Messiah in all its magnificence at the National Opera House on Friday, December 16. It is performed on period instruments and in full chorus so audiences can experience Handel’s much-loved work in all its original colour and splendour.

There is a one-off performance of Messiah in the National Opera House Wexford on Friday, December 16 at 7.30 p.m. Hailed as a master of sacred and secular music, Handel’s talent of composing for voice and instrument shines through in Messiah. This production is led by Peter Whelan, Artistic Director of IBO, with step-out solos from the singers of Chamber Choir Ireland.

Through a dramatic series of arias, recitatives, and choruses, Messiah tells the universal story of triumph over trial, where life’s sorrows and despairs are met with overriding hope and unbridled joy. It is Handel at his most brilliant, in a well-paced blend of aria and chorus to perfectly match the arc of the Christian story. As one of the greatest oratorios ever written, Handel’s Messiah has never waned in popular and critical appeal, and is as timeless today as it was when it premiered in Dublin in 1742 Click here for more details 


Saturday, December 17 – St Iberius Church, Wexford, 7 pm

A Christmas Gala concert featuring two of Ireland’s biggest operatic names, Wexford-born soprano Sinead Campbell-Wallace and the celebrated tenor Gavan Ring singing Christmas classics and festive favourites. Pianist and  composer Cyril Murphy will premiere a new Christmas carol. Tickets from Wexford Arts Centre box office. Click here for more details


Saturday, December 17 – Innovations Theatre School Christmas Showcase -St Mogue’s Hall, Inch, 7.30 p.m.

Celebrate the joys of the season with the Innovations Christmas Showcase 2022! Sit back and be entertained in festive style with old Christmas classics and modern favourites, as well as a few surprises! We’ll have you rock’n around the Christmas tree. Click here for more details


Saturday, December 17 – Kids festive Disco Bash

Taking place at St Michael’s Theatre in New Ross, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., this is a fun event run by Rathnure Pantomime Society.

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Saturday, December 17 -Bluegrass concert

Kiss My Grass Bluegrass group perform at St Michael’s Theatre from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. at St Michael’s Theatre.

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Sunday, December 18 – Live Crib – IFA Centre, Enniscorthy, 12 noon

The live crib will be staged once again at the IFA Centre on Mill Park Road,Enniscorthy,

from 12 noon on Sunday, December 18.

The crib embraces the meaning of Christmas and is an ideal attraction for all members of the family young and old.

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Sunday, December 18 -Wexford County Council offices, Carricklawn -1 pm

The popular music quartet Saxology will give a lunch-time concert with special guests, the talented young drummer Liam Berry and former West End singer Aileen Donohoe. Tickets from Wexford Arts Centre. Click here for more details


Sunday, December 18

The Whitechurch festive tractor run takes place on Sunday, December 18, leaving from Irishtown, New Ross, at 5.30 p.m. People can expect to see tractors lit up with fantastic festive lights and enjoy the spectacle as it passes through the town.

All are welcome to join in. Click here for more details


Sunday, December 18

Saxology Saxophone Quartet will give a lunchtime recital at Wexford County Council Offices in Carricklawn on Sunday, December 18 at 1 p.m. Saxology will perform a mix of favourites that will please all tastes and will be joined by up and coming drummer, Liam Berry. Saxology are delighted to welcome special guest, singer, Aileen Mythen. Click here for more details


Monday, December 19 – Sleeping Beauty…ish – Rathnure Hall, 8 p.m.

Rathnure Pantomime Society will present its production of ‘Sleeping Beauty…ish (Snorily Ever After)’ in Rathnure Community Hall, Monday, December 19, at 8 p.m.

The show will continue its run on December 21, 22, 28, 29 and 30, with the final two nights taking place on January 1 and 2. The show promises to be full of laughs and plenty of festive fun and will provide the ideal way to get into the Christmas spirit. Tickets for the show are available through the box office on 087 6988004 or 087 6790354 Click here for more details People News