Sunday September 28 : Tour to Carlow : Our tour will leave the Talbot Hotel at 9.40 a.m. on a visit to Carlow County Museum with a walking tour of the town by a member of Carlow Historical Society. Following lunch at Dinn Ri our tour will proceed to Brownshill dolmen and Duckett’s Grove returning to Wexford for 6.30 p.m. Total cost €20 to include, coach, all the Guides and donations. Lunch to be paid for by each member. To book your place please contact Brian Matthews, Melford House, Ballyhealy, Kilmore by sending a cheque for €20 payable to Wexford Historical Society before Monday 22 September. For further information phone Brian on (053) 9135488 or (087) 2836933
Friday, 31 October at 8 p.m.in St. Michael’s Hall,Green St
Our Wexford Festival Opera lecture will be given by Mr. John Bruton on Friday, 31 October at8 p.m.in St. Michael’s Hall,Green St. The subject of the lecture will be ‘John Redmond, a life of service toIreland’.
John Bruton served as Taoiseach (1994 to 1997) and became leader of Fine Gael in 1990. He led the Rainbow Government of Fine Gael, Labour I and Democratic Left. On retiring from domestic politics in 2004, he served as the Ambassador of the European Union toAmericato 2009. He is a former Vice-President of the European People’s Party. He is currently Chairman of the financial services body IFSC Ireland. An ‘ admirer of the role played by John Redmond in Irish history and in particular his achievements by parliamentary means.