Quayside fireworks launch Wexford Festival Opera

The fireworks traditionally signal the opening of the Wexford Festival Opera.

Marty Whelan, whose generosity knows no bounds on the ‘Winning Streak’, the popular Saturday night RTE game show where everyone’s dream is to ‘spin that wheel’ will officially open the 68th Wexford Festival Opera this evening.

It is a free event open to the public and amongst the speakers will be the Mayor of Wexford, Cllr George Lawlor, and Mary Kelly, Chairperson of the Wexford Festival.

Traditionally the opening ceremony attracts large crowds and visitors are reminded to arrive early, observe signage, and be aware that a traffic management plan will be in operation.

The free, public event will kick-off from 7.15 pm and the short quayside ceremony will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Wexford Harbour at approximately, 7.40 pm.

Traffic restrictions will be in place on the night with Wexford Bridge and the quays closed to traffic from 5 pm, both of which are expected to re-open by 8:30 pm. Besides the regular designated disabled parking spaces in the town, a number of additional disabled parking spaces will be available in the Paul Quay carpark. Gardai will be on hand along the quay to allow access to anyone needing to use this facility. All roadworks will be suspended on the evening.

This family friendly community event traditionally attracts large crowds. People attending the quayside ceremony are reminded to come into town early and observe the instructions of the signage and the stewards.

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