Maritime Heritage and Cultural Trail

A NEW Maritime Heritage and Cultural Trail will take place from Thursday June 20 until Sunday, June 23 as part of the John Barry Maritime Festival.

Speaking at the launch at Wexford Library, Edmund Joyce, programme director of the new BA Culture and Heritage degree at the Wexford Campus of IT Carlow, said that the trail is a great addition to the town.

'Wexfords maritime heritage and culture is incredibly interesting and its wonderful to see such a great trail developed,' he said.

The trail includes Walking Tours of Wexford and takes in summer art exhibitions, a World War One commemoration on Sunday, June 23, and a tour of Selskar Abbey to name a few of the 13 events included within in.

The Barry Festival will officially launch with the opening of the John Barry and JFK Photographic exhibition by Denise Murphy in the Talbot Hotel at 4:30pm on Thursday 20th June with special guests from America in attendance. There will be a short documentary on Commodore John Barry and JFKs visit to Wexford in 1963 with commentary from a Wexford historian.

Various art galleries have special exhibitions including the 'New Faces, Irreverent Portraits' at the Pig Yard gallery, Photographic exhibition at Dennis Collins Gallery, 'Offshore' at the Blue Egg gallery, 'Summer Art' at Greenacres and an exhibition of childrens work called 'My Place' at Wexford art centre.

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