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Friday 20 October 2017

Gala local premiere of Roche's 'Eclipse' film

WEXFORD Arts Centre rolled out the red carpet last weekend for the local premiere of a film based on a Billy Roche short story.

' The Eclipse', which was written by Conor McPherson and Roche, is based on the story 'Table Manners' from the collection 'Tales From Rainwater Pond'.

The gala premiere doubled as a fundraising event for a Mosshouse production of the Billy Roche play 'Lay Me Down Softly which is currently in rehearsal and will be presented at the Arts Centre from October 12 to 23.

The event began with a wine reception sponsored by Greenacres and the film screening was followed by a panel discussion chaired by Tom Mooney and featuring Billy Roche and the Hollywoodbased Irish actor Michael O'Hagan. Wexford-born actor Anthony Morris was also in attendance.

Night at the dogs 

5 GREYHOUND RACE NIGHT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER. The annual Enniscorthy Christmas fundraising night at the dogs takes place this Thursday, September 21, at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track. Gates open at 7 p.m and the first race is at 8 p.m. The event is being organised by Enniscorthy and District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Enniscorthy Business Association. All money raised on the night will go towards the Christmas festival events and will ensure that Enniscorthy at Christmas is magical for...

Song project in Kilmuckridge 

5 LOCAL SONG PROJECT: Traditional singer Aileen Lambert will facilitate a new project focusing on exploring local songs and unaccompanied traditional singing in Kilmuckridge. Starting this Wednesday, September 13 from 7.30 p.m. in Bridie Hammel's Pub this project will take place over the course of a number of weeks. Local songs such as the Tinneaberna Fisherman will be researched and performed as part of the project and at the end a booklet will be produced along with videos featuring local songs and local singers. For more...

Antiques fair in Wells House 

7 ANTIQUES FAIR: There will be a two day antiques fair in Wells House, Gorey this weekend. Taking place on both Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, this is a unique opportunity for antique lovers to get their hands on some quality antiques. Wells House will play host to Chantal Fortune who will oversee the event with her vast knowledge and expertise of all this antique. Those attending will be able to immerse themselves in the beautiful Tudor Gothic architecture and be transported back to the past with its beautiful...