The new Ferris Wheel experience arrived today (Tuesday) and is reaching for the skies beside the entrance to the Promenade and the Seamus Rafter Bridge and Enniscorthy is all set for the 4th annual Rockin Food Festival which dominates the weekend entertainment scene from Friday through to Bank Holiday Monday.
In the brochure the Rockin Food event is described as “the perfect cocktail of everything we love about summer; music, food and lots of family fun” and large crowds are expected to attend.
District Manager Liz Hore told WexfordToday.com that the demand for stalls and places has been extraordinary and the artisan food and craft market has been extended into Church Street this year.
Festival Marketing Director, Jean O’Connell, told WexfordToday.com that the Rock n’ Roll weekend gig has a huge choice of free live music and “an absolute jam-packed weekend of fun and exciting children’s events and activities” is available.
Disused spaces will be the centre of focus as Enniscorthy embarks on promoting art through EAT (Enniscorthy Arts Trail) and this aspect of the Rockin Food Festival looks like a promising initiative that will grow in popularity in future years.
Enniscorthy Arts Trail takes in different locations from disused properties at Slaney Street and Castle Street to St. Mary’s Church and the Presentation Centre at Nunnery Road.
Eight professional artists will showcase their talent and they will be on hand to answer any questions that the public may wish to know.
The participating artists include Oonagh Latchford, Seven Victor, Lisa Byrne, Larry Dunne, Emma Howe, Martina Furlong, Kate Tyrrell and Nadia Corridan, with an involvement from musician Noel Quaid.
There is one change from the printed programme and that concerns the stream train trip from Dublin.
Instead of a Sunday visit, the vintage locomotive and its decorative rolling stock will steam into Enniscorthy Irish Rail Station at 1.25 pm on Bank Holiday Monday and depart again at 4.55 pm.
The public is welcome to call to the station and see the steam train throughout the afternoon.