Wexford Horse Racing

2019 Racing Fixtures

Bettyville Park, Wexford is strongly supported by locals and visitors alike. All share in the friendly atmosphere that is a day at the races in the sunny South-East at one of the finest tracks in the country. If you have yet to be converted to the thrill of the races, we would encourage you to select Wexford as your sample choice. For action packed racing and excitement on and off the track, Bettyville is the place to go! The racecourse has been developed in stages and is now one of the finest tracks of its kind in Ireland with the constant support of leading trainers and jockeys both nationally and internationally. The best stables run their horses in the competitive racing programmes during the summer months. On the social side, there are many bars and restaurants, mobile food outlets, a betting shop, on-course bookmakers and Tote facilities. MORE INFO


Spiegeltent Festival

Friday 11th – Monday 28th October – Wexford Town

From its inaugural year in 2012, Wexford Spiegeltent Festival has grown to be one of the biggest and most successful multi-genre festivals in Ireland.  Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Paradiso Spiegeltent, the Festival has a unique and enticing atmosphere, blending the Olde Worlde feel of the Spiegeltents with the best in popular entertainment. MORE INFO


Wexford Festival Opera

Thursday 22nd October – Sunday 3rd November – National Opera House, Wexford

The 2019 Festival will include 12 main evening opera performances as well as an exclusive concert performance on the Bank Holiday Monday, 28 October, of The Veiled Prophet by the Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford, presented in association with Heritage Music Productions, headed by international pianist and Irish music specialist, Una Hunt.  This eagerly anticipated project, supported by grant funding from the Arts Council, will be conducted by David Brophy and include several distinguished Irish singers. MORE INFO


Wexford on Ice

Thursday 21st November – Thursday 5th January – Wexford Quay Front

Winter wouldn’t be complete without enjoying a skate on a beautiful real ice rink- Wexford on Ice is set against the spectacular backdrop of Wexford Quay. Show off your skating skills while admiring the view over the water, then sip a coffee or a festive hot chocolate from our Coffee Dock. The ice rink features a state-of-the-art sound and light display to entertain you as you glide across the ice! MORE INFO


The Blizzards

Friday 22nd November – Crown Live

Multi-award winning Irish power punk pop band The Blizzards are back in Crown
Live! The Blizzards, bruised and battered after releasing 2 albums with major labels, have decided to go it alone with the release of their highly anticipated third album “The Last Great Algorithm” independently. The albums release has been so long awaited that the band even made a film, “The Blizzards: Behind the Music”, cataloging the entire process. MORE INFO


Wexford Winterland Parade

Saturday 23rd November – Wexford Town

The Wexford Winterland Festival will kick off in a riot of colour, music and excitement with the spectacular Winterland Parade brought to you by Wexford Retailers, trailing through the streets of Wexford that will end with the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights. MORE INFO


David O’Doherty

Saturday 23rd November – Wexford Arts Centre

The hairy Enya is delighted to return to the Wexford Arts Centre with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on the plastic keyboard he got for his Confirmation. Once again, he will try to fix everything that is wrong in the world.

SPOILER ALERT: once again he will fail. MORE INFO


Mary Black

Saturday 23rd November – National Opera House, Wexford

Mary and her all-star band playing favourite songs from her immense catalogue spanning over 30 years – songs we know by heart, from ‘No Frontiers’ to Song for Ireland’, ‘Past the Point of Rescue, Carolina Rua, Katie, A Woman’s Heart and many more. Mary Black, one of Ireland’s favourite artists, is regarded as one of the most important Irish vocalists of her generation, with multi-platinum selling albums and a string of achievement awards to her name. Mary’s enduring success has proven that her depth of talent and love of singing transcend the generations. MORE INFO


Nathan Carter

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December – National Opera House, Wexford

Country music’s brightest star, Nathan Carter, returns December 2019 to the National Opera House. With six recorded albums, Nathan and his band will light up the stage with all the classic hits and songs that have made him a firm favourite with Irish audiences. Nathan’s 6th and current album “Born for the road” has again reached the coveted Number 1 position in the Irish Charts. And the wheels keep on turning for the talented singer having just signed a Worldwide Record Deal with Decca Records; he continues to sell out venues across Ireland, Britain and now his music is reaching Germany, Canada and USA. Now on sale! MORE INFO



Friday 27th –  Monday 30th December – National Opera House, Wexford

This Christmas you shall go to the ball with the spectacular rags to riches family pantomime Cinderella at the National Opera House.  Brought to you from the creative team behind last year’s smash hit Sleeping Beauty and starring George McMahon (Fair City) and RTÉ JR favourites Clara Murray and John Sharpson, Cinderella has all the traditional elements of a fabulous festive outing for all the family. MORE INFO


Visit Santa @ The Farmer’s Kitchen Hotel

Saturdays & Sundays 30th November – 22nd December

We are very excited that Santa himself is managing to take time out of his very busy schedule this year to visit us here at The Farmer’s Kitchen Hotel. He will be meeting and greeting children in our winter wonderland grotto throughout December. Contact hotel reception today to book your tickets. 053 914 5816 | info@farmerskitchen.com


The Furey’s

Saturday 4th January – National Opera House, Wexford

The Furey’s have been entertaining audiences worldwide for 42 years and they are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. Their folk based music has received standing ovations in some of the biggest concert halls of the world and they credit their musical ability to their parents, Ted and Nora, who were well known musicians themselves. MORE INFO


Hermitage Green

Friday 17th January – National Opera House, Wexford

Hailing from Limerick, Ireland, Hermitage Green have made a large impact in a short period of time. After having released their first full-length album via SONY Ireland and watching it climb the charts with tracks like Quicksand, Not Your Lover, and Save Your Soul, the band has been touring internationally to sold-out rooms across Ireland, the UK, Middle East, Australia and the US. MORE INFO


Jason Byrne

Saturday 15th February – National Opera House, Wexford

Jason Byrne has had a hard year. But he doesn’t want to talk about that. He’s wrecked but ready. Ready for a laugh. This show is a celebration. A celebration of triumph over adversity. A celebration of the fact that everybody’s got their own crap going on and they don’t need to listen to someone else moaning about their problems. So, leave your worries at the door and find out why ‘The Times’ described Jason as ‘The Outright King of Live Comedy’. MORE INFO


The Very Best of Gift Grub Live

20 years! Over 6000 sketches! 100s of characters! 1 voice! Mario is back with his biggest and boldest show to date. Ireland’s most successful impressionist and satirist Mario Rosenstock celebrates twenty years of Gift Grub with a brand spanking new stage show. Featuring the best sketches from the last twenty years plus bang up-to-date topical material, Mario will bring the very best of Gift Grub live on tour all over Ireland from February 2020. MORE INFO