Wexford in focus on Nationwide

By David Tucker

Published 30/06/2015 | 00:00

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RTE Nationwide is to feature two programmes focusing on Wexford's tourism sites and attractions on July 6 and July 8.

At 7 p.m. on Monday, July 6, Nationwide will feature a full programme filmed at tourism sites in North Wexford all with a heritage focus; this programme will feature Enniscorthy Castle, the 1798 National Rebellion Centre, Vinegar Hill, Heritage Tours Wexford, Oulart Hill, Ferns Village and Wells House.

The programme due to air at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, starts with a tour of some south Wexford sites with Sean Cooke and Hook Head Safaris, followed by the thrills and spills of adventure in Wexford with Sheilbaggan and Niall Roche at Hooked Kite Surfing. The camera team, with presenter Mary Kennedy also visited Kilmokea House and Gardens, Johnstown Castle, Rathaspeck Manor and Dolls House and Greenacres, in Wexford town.

Chair of Visit Wexford Bettie Marie Burger-Smit said the programmes are a fantastic showcase of the tourism offering in Wexford, and raise awareness of what's on offer in the north and the south of the counrty.

Meanwhile, it's not just RTE showing new interest in the Model County, with a BBC film crew, complete with a camera drone, filming at the Hook recently.

Details of when that footage will be aired has not yet been revealed.

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