Fintan Murphy In Conversation With Author Des Kiely

Wexford Library, Mallin Street

Commemoration of the Battle of Enniscorthy, 1922

Enniscorthy Castle, Castle Hill
A Ceremony to mark the Anniversary of the battle of Enniscorthy 1922, will take place outside the Enniscorthy Castle, Castle Street on Saturday 2nd July 2022 commencing at 11am. Historically, this is the exact date of this battle. The Ceremony will be led by the Chair, Enniscorthy Municipal Council, with keynote speakers James Brown, Minister of State and locally based Enniscorthy TD accompanied by guest speaker Sean Haughey, grandson of Sean Lemass, and (Catherine) Carmel Smyth, National Chair, 1916 Relatives Association, historical author of “Monteith: The Making Of A Rebel”, from Bunclody. An overview of the Enniscorthy Battle by Barry Lacey, Historian in Residence, Wexford County Council will be followed by the Re-enactment of The Battle of Enniscorthy at Enniscorthy Castle, narrated by Barry Lacey and performed by Re-enactors from Lord Edwards Own and Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactors Society. Expressions of remembrance/prayers for all who lost their lives in the Enniscorthy & Wexford War of Independence and Civil War. A piper’s lament by Liam Doyle and a short reading from the novel “The Shadow of Freedom” of a little known event that took place outside the Castle, by Maria Nolan. The playing of the National Anthem, led by Liam Doyle, will close the ceremony at 12.30pm. Will be laying of the wreath at Enniscorthy Post Office will take place at 12:45pm.

Members of the public are invited to attend the Ceremony and should be in position outside the Castle. A Commemorative Programme by Wexford County Council in conjunction with the Wexford Literary Arts Festival, will available physically and digitally.

Book Launch with Derville Murphy

Wexford Book Centre, 5 South Main Street, Wexford

Interview by Alanna Hammel with visuals, talking with Michael Fortune the creator of:

Exhibition “That’s True, You Know” curated by Michael Fortune
Enniscorthy Castle, Castle Hill
1pm - 2pm with free entry
until 29 July
€6 / €5 snr/ €4 child €15 family
Folklore of Wexford on gorgeous wall hangings, with QR codes that smartphones can scan to YouTube footage of Wexford People, and Newfoundlanders, telling their stories of the folklore sayings, especially around Holy Wells, Sacred Spaces, Irish Faeries and the Banshee.
There is also an interactive area aimedat children and teenagers.

Michael Fortune is pre-recorded. For more:

Peter Murphy  In Conversation With Declan O’Rourke on “The Pawnbroker’s Reward

The Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy
€10 go to
“Utilising local history and documentary evidence, Declan creates a kaleidoscopic view of the defining moment in Ireland’s history”

Underground Women`s Book Launch with Deirdre Barker in conjunction with Red Books, Wexford

Wexford Book Centre, 5 South Main Street, Wexford

Children's Fairy Workshop With Children's Author Caroline Busher

The Presentation Centre
This workshop is for 8 -12 year olds who will be writing fairy-inspired stories under the guidance of Caroline

June Caldwell and Susan Tomaselli in “Celebration of Successful Wexford Literary Festival Writers over the 10 Years of the Festival” - Sheila Forsey, Felicity Hayes-McCoy, Carmel Harrington, Caroline Busher, Derville Murphy, Hannah McNiven, Paul O’Reilly, Imelda Carroll, Maybelle Wallis 

Enniscorthy Castle, Castle Hill, Enniscorthy


07. Enniscorthy Castle,
Castle Hill, Enniscorthy
01. The Presentation Centre, Nunnery Rd
Peace Park,Enniscorthy
Wexford Library,Mallin Street, Wexford
Wexford Book Centre, 5 South Main Street, Wexford
Look forward to seeing you all on the second day of the Festival

A Centenary Commemoration

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