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October Events in Wexford

October promises to be an interesting month in the county of Wexford!

Spiegeltent Festival:  One of the biggest events of the year in Wexford, the Spigeltent Festival, held on the quay in Wexford town, is set to host some quality entertainment.  Hosting a bevy of acts such as comedy acts; Tommy Tiernan and Milton Jones, musical acts, Little Green Cars and Corner Boy even Wrestling, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and so much more, there’s something for everyone at Spiegeltent running for 17 days from 14th to 30th October. Book your tickets now,  http://wexfordspiegeltent.com/

Two Day Arrow & Archery Accessories Course, from the 15th to 16th October

For those of you looking to test your accuracy or learn to use and become proficient with a bow and arrow, this may just be the event of October for you. Being held in the Irish National Heritage Park, this course runs over two days, where participants will learn not only how to perform archery, but also how to make their own arrows using methods from the stone age and up.  Book early, as there are limited places!  http://www.visitwexford.ie/events/two-day-arrow-and-archery-accessories-course

Legally Blonde: The Musical, from the 24th to 29th October

If you’re a fan of Legally Blonde, then you won’t want to miss this! Presented by Oyster Lane Theatre Group, this fun musical stars a host of local talents and West End performer Sharon Clancy. This is a family friendly event.  Tickets are available from the Dun Mhuire Box Office from the 15th of October.  http://www.visitwexford.ie/events/oyster-lane-presents-legally-blonde

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By Sean Hynes.

 

Budget 2017

Lets go #Budget2017 and give Ireland a Tuesday treat!  Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe will announce the Government’s Budget for 2017.  A predicted Universal Childcare payment, inherited house tax along with the usual hike in cigarettes!  The budget begins at 1pm today you can live stream on http://www.budget.gov.ie/Budgets/2017/2017.aspx

Good new folks a piece of Kim kardashians jewelry has been recovered in Paris after an armed robbery in her Parisian apartment took place.  The diamond-studded cross necklace was dropped by the thieves on their getaway and has been reportedly been recovered from a sidewalk, we are happy for you Kim of the Kardashian Empire.

Trumpy is in big trouble in the polls after 11 year old footage which shows Donald Trump candidate for US President, talking about women in degrading terms.  last night Trumpy came out fighting in the presidential debate with Hillary Clinton but it’s making no odds as he is dropping in the polls.  I would say Robert Deniro who described Trump as a mutt and who doesn’t do his homework is one happy American right now.

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Midweek Wednesday!

Happy midweek folks, some highlights to mention are the long anticipated debut of Westworld on HBO, was their largest and most successful yet, drawing in 3.3 million views.   Higher view count than the premier of Game of Thrones and True Detective.  It would want to be! Insiders told the Hollywood Reporter that the pilot episode alone cost a whopping $25 million.

Westworld is a sci-fi thriller set in a theme park populated by androids called ‘Hosts ’, where patrons can live out their desires, without fear of consequence from the Hosts.  The show features big names such as Sir Anthony Hopkins and Ed Harris and acting talent such as Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton.  This show may be for you, if you enjoy suspenseful sci-fi thrillers.

Wikileaks’ 10th Anniversary and founder Julian Assange is planning to release documents that will have “a lot of fascinating angles” in relation to the US power factions. These are being released in the run up to the U.S. Presidential Election and will cast light on the subjects of war, oil, mass surveillance and spying and more.  Speaking on the 10th anniversary of Wikileaks, he says they plan to publish every week for 10 weeks.

Assange is currently staying in an Ecuadorean Embassy in London, to avoid being extradited to Sweden on rape allegations. According to Assange, Wikileaks is under threat from Hilary Clinton and her allies, comparing it to McCarthyism in the 1950’s, when American communists were being repressed.  It will be interesting to see how these events will play out.

At the time of writing this (04/10/2016) it is World Animal Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness and ‘raising the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe’. There are currently 93 ambassadors representing 75 countries around the world such as Ireland, France, China, the U.S. and the U.K.

There are events being held such as ‘The March through Maputo’ in Mozambique to raise awareness for the plight of elephants and rhinos and World Animal Day celebrations. Many celebrities are also involved and supporting this worthy cause, You can participate and donate at www.worldanimalday.org.uk

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October Weekend!

Happy Saturday folks! Today is the 1st of October, let the countdown to Halloween begin also to it’s #WorldVegetarianDay, so whats happening this weekend.  The Fingal Film festival kicked off lastnight in a quality venue, encouraging and promoting the works of local film community and National, International emerging filmmakers. ” We have one of the fastest youngest populations in Ireland, and geographically central to some of the leading media training colleges also by screening 25% of International films at our festival every year we contribute to diverse cultures and give our audience a chance to explore the art of film making in different cultures  http://www.fingalfilmfest.com/

If you happen to be in the Cork direction this weekend your in luck for entertainment with the Cork Folk Festival http://www.corkfolkfestival.com/   The Ballycross apple farm trail has opened today, well worth the travel with the family to the sunny SouthEast http://www.visitwexford.ie/events/halloween-fun-at-ballycross-apple-farm

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Tuesdays Updates

Congratulations to the winners of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition, Maria Louise Fufezan and Diana Bura have come third in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Brussels.  The fifth-year students from Loreto Secondary School, Balbriggan received €3,500 and a trip to DuPont’s science and engineering plants in Denmark.  The project looks at the effect of animal feeds on soil fertility.  Great to hear our young Irish girls bringing us pride to our schools.   Archaeologists have discovered a 2,000 year old skeleton

Some handy news, you can use your Leap Card to use bikeshare service DublinBikes one you associate the transport card with your account on dublinbikes.ie

On the side of politics it is not great in the world of Joan Burton who had to take the side entrance of the Children’s Court as the trail if Jobstown 17 year old begins.  New York Bombing suspect in custody his name is Ahmad Khan Rahami after the bombing on Saturday gone, injuring 29 people.  Thoughts our with America right now.

New Ross Piano festival kicks of this thursday http://www.newrosspianofestival.com/NRPF/

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Culture Night 2016

Happy Friday folks, hope we are all well.  It is Culture Night 2016 all over the country there will be events, trails, and celebrations, whatever you do attend something as there are so many to attend  http://www.culturenight.ie/

Highlights:  Wexford Arts Center – Art Workshop at 5pm & 6pmImprovisation Workshop at 7.30pm with Wexford Arts Community Theatre and Cabaret of music, readings and showcasing of local and national artists at 9pm.  Make sure and register on http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/

In Dublin the National Gallery of Ireland will have talk and tours all day. For all you Game of Throne fans take a seat on the Iron Throne Experience at the Tram Cafe tickets €10 in aid of charity.  Arts and Crafts for you and the family at the YMCA Centre on Aungier street at 5pm.  At the Irish National Heritage Park witness real life Shaolin Masters at 6pm that would be well worth a watch.  Tours every 30 minutes between 6pm – 9pm at the Irish Whiskey Museum.  Culture Night Stories at the  National Leprechaun Museum.  Saxology St. Iberius Church at 6pm play everything from classical to pop.

Bram Stokers Castle, Irelands new attration at WestWood Club in Clontarf at 6pm.  Dublin Castle will have an Open Air concert with the RTÉ Choir at 7pm.  These are only a handful of the Cultural events throughout the country so enjoy folks.

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Blackstairs Blues Festival 2016

Happy Friday folks and isn’t the weather just fantastic or not, ah were used to it!  The Blackstairs Blues Festival kicked off lastnight, Thursday the 8th with brilliant blues guitarist Clive Barnes in the Enniscorthy library.  Clive is from Enniscorthy and spoke about how local man Richard King and Eddie Crean paved the way into his career.  Clive will be performing in The Antique Tavern today (Friday) at 9pm and is well worth going to see also Catch Eddie & Richard in the Cotton Tree cafe on Sunday at 12pm.

Paula Gómez who is travelling from Madrid will be the first act to kick off tonight at 6pm in the Alba restaurant in the square.  Paula is influenced by old blues roots with her original music and last year supported Mary Black on her tour last year and Stephen Housden of Little River Band will accompany Paula.

One Horse Pony not much to say about these guys they are a class act to see! They will have you stomping to their original blues roots music in Holohans at 10.30pm tonight and the Bailey on Saturday at 10pm.  Crow Black Chicken described as nasty blues and recognised as one of Ireland’s top blues bands will be performing at Treacy’s Hotel at Midnight Saturday 10th and Toss Kavanaghs at 9.30pm Sunday.

Big Joe Bone a mix of Delta blues, bluegrass, Oldtime, Gospel and HillBilly music with his raspy vocals and harmonica rhythms is surely to get you feeling like you are sitting in the Deep South!  An act not be missed he will be playing in Toss Kavanaghs tonight (Friday) at 10pm, Saturday in Stamps at 10pm and The Antique at 9pm on Sunday.

Other brilliant and known Blues acts are; John Street blues Band from Cavan, Mike Brookfield, The Remedy Club, KJ McEvoy, Crojayn and Beautiful Corruption for times and venue https://www.facebook.com/Blackstairs-Blues-Festival-566650710031820/

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Tuesdays News

Hi folks, back to school week and hopefully EP goers are less suffering now!  It was a successful Electric Picnic this year!  If you lost anything at the festival http://www.electricpicnic.ie/electric-picnic-2016-lost-property if not, you can visit Stradbally Garda Station this Saturday 10th for a Lost & Found open day from 9am to 9pm.  On a serious note, the ongoing search for missing Caelob O’Neill our thoughts are with the family.

Another shark attack has attacked an Australian kitesurfer to death off New Caledonia in the second fatal attack in the South Pacific territory in six months.  Theories on the increase of shark attack are the rising water temperatures caused by climate change making sharks change their habits, the El Nino weather pattern, which was particularly powerful last year, and the increasing popularity of watersports.

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Apple Madness

Well folks, just going over two weeks now Ireland is receiving international coverage and not for the good.  The Olympic officials with their ticket scam being uncovered but now with Apple owning the country Billions for tax breaks.  It’s quiet embarrassing our small country being showed up for it’s corruption and greed.  Now the EU want to receive the tax back towards our national debt and we could really do with it but more than likely we won’t see a penny.  Ireland needs to clean it’s act up big time if we can vote for equality than we need dedicate our choice of people in power.

Sixteen people were taken to hospital early this morning after a United Airlines flight had to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport.  The flight was an Houston to Heathrow flight lets just hope the people are okay as the airline are stating a medical condition.  When you hear emergency landing and airplane  in the one line need we say more.

International news at the moment is singer Chris Browne the one who hit and emotionally wreaked Rhianna is held up in his home posting instagram videos while the police are waiting on a search warrant.  Don’t really get whats it all about, there’s a woman involved could be drugs or just plain old childish attention seeking either way how messy does it sound!

French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls has stated that bare breasts are a better symbol of the bare chest of Marianne than the burkini which is now banned.  Well, what can you say here; each to their own symbolism and a bit more perkier than ours these days.

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Festivals this Weekend

Happy Friday folks, Ireland is halfway through its National Heritage Week to see what you can do this weekend with the family or yourself check out http://www.heritageweek.ie/

Guinness International Bluegrass Festival makes a return to form the Dunmore East Roots Festival after 22 years and still going strong.  Fans of bluegrass, honky-tonk, blues, country, rhythm ‘n’ roots these are just few of the great free acts performing. http://www.discoverdunmore.com/events/38-dunmore-east-bluegrass-festival

  • One Horse Pony
  • Dr Bluegrass
  • Rackhouse Pilfer
  • Cup O’Joe
  • Foghorn String Band
  • Betse & Carke
  • Mons Wheeler Big Band
  • Barefoot
  • New Bread Winners

Calling all fish fanatics Dalkey has its annual lobster festival on this weekend well worth having a Saturday scoping out succulent shell fish. http://entertainment.ie/festivals/Dublin/Dalkey-Lobster-Festival-2016/6317.htm

Harbour to Hotspot – Roots Revival Festival with all genres of music performing between The Harbour Bar Bray to the Hotspot Music Club with some of Wicklows original acts. https://www.facebook.com/theharbourbarbray

As if Italy hasn’t had enough another earthquake aftershock hit central Italy yesterday the death toll is rising.  Are thoughts are with Italy and the hope in finding survivors.  The man who threw boiling water over a gay couple has been sentenced to 40 years.

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