Military might at Wexford Racecourse

Published 26/05/2015 | 00:00

At the Military Re Enactment in Duncannon Fort last Sunday was John Fleming
At the Military Re Enactment in Duncannon Fort last Sunday was John Fleming
At the Military Enactment in Duncannon Fort last Saturday was Adam Duggan

fans of all things military, from uniforms to weapons, from rifles to spears, are in for a treat over the Bank Holiday weekend when the Wexford Military Show takes place at the Racecourse.

Vikings will be back in Wexford, rubbing shoulders with the Celts, Romans, The Knights Templar and Samurai Warriors, members of the Wehrmacht and American GIs when the show comes to town at what will prove a great venue and where some original World War Two hardware will be on display.

For the past few years the show has taken place at Duncannon Fort, but has been transferred to Wexford for 2015 because of electrical issues which has seen the fort closed for essential repoair work.

The show, which opens on Saturday, May 30, will provide an opportunity to travel back in time to meet the soldiers and warriors of the past and to see the type of equipment used in the two world wars, displays of Hungarian horseback archery, target archery, battle reenactments, weapons and models.

There will be a reproduction of an early Irish Celtic chariot, airsoft displays, three bouncy castles, and stalls selling all sorts of militaria, as well as shield making and archery.

The main organiser of the event is Cork native Joe O'Toole from Battle Group South.

Wexford Military Show takes place on Saturday, May 30, and Sunday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. Admission is €20 for a family: an adult ticket is €10, and a child ticket for over six years of age is €5.

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