Wexford personalities help Three Sisters culture capital bid

David Tucker

Published 11/08/2015 | 00:00

Lee Chin, Wexford
Lee Chin, Wexford

Lead singer of Corner Boy Michael D'Arcy, jewellery designer Bláithín Ennis and Wexford GAA star Lee Chin are calling on the people of Wexford to share their vision for the European capital of Culture 2020 in order to help win the title.

Four regions in Ireland are currently competing for the European Capital of Culture title for 2020. The South East region of Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny under the Three Sisters 2020 banner are putting their best foot forward to win the title which has a €1.5 million prize.

To win this title, the people of the region need to demonstrate their ambition and desire to host the Capital of Culture in 2020 but sharing their ideas and vision for a proposed calendar of cultural events which would take place here in 2020. Bláithín Ennis is a graduate of NCAD. Having done an internship with international designer Diane Von Furstenberg in New York, Bláithín firmly settled on jewellery design and has since had her pieces worn by some of the world's international stars including Nicole Scherzinger. Speaking about his passion for Wexford and his desire to see the Bid being successful, Michael D'Arcy said part of the judging criteria will be how the people of the region have demonstrated that they really want to be the European Capital of Culture so it's really important that we don't miss out on this opportunity. Lee Chin tells of his passion to share the game and its heritage at a more international level.

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