Vikings return to Wexford for big military show

By David Tucke

Published 12/05/2015 | 00:00

Military show organisers Joe O'Toole (Battle Group South), David Lloyd (wishcoin events), John Michael Murphy (Irish TV) and Declan Reck (wishcoin events) show the shape of things to come.
Military show organisers Joe O'Toole (Battle Group South), David Lloyd (wishcoin events), John Michael Murphy (Irish TV) and Declan Reck (wishcoin events) show the shape of things to come.

The Vikings will be back in Wexford, rubbing shoulders with the Celts, Romans and members of the Wehrmacht when the 2015 Wexford Military Show takes place at the Racecourse at the end of the month.

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 official launch took place at Wexford Racecourse last Thursday with the four promoters, Joe 0'Toole, John Michael Murphy, David Lloyd and Declan Reck dressed in costume to provide a flavour of things to come.

The show, which takes place over the weekend of May 30, will provide an opportunity to travel back in time to meet the soldiers and warriors of the past - Celts, Romans, Medieval, Vikings, and military men and equipment from 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, bouncy castles, and stalls selling all sorts.

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

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