The Fethard to Fethard-on-Sea, County Wexford, outing goes ahead this Saturday, September 28, with a great programme lined up on the day to suit everyone.
This is a day long outing to the Hook Peninsula area of County Wexford and the cost of the coach is being sponsored by the Fethard Historical Society to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the society in 1988.
The coach leaves the Town Hall at 8.15 am and the first stop will be at Ros Tapestry (and breakfast!) in New Ross. The Ros Tapestry consisting of fifteen embroidered panels, took teams of women from all over County Wexford over a dozen years to complete and it tells the story of the Normans coming to the South East of Ireland back in the late 12th century.
From there we move on to the Kennedy homestead in Dunganstown, as this is the year of the 50th Anniversary of the visit and sad death of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
The Hook Lighthouse – one of the oldest in the world – at the very tip of the peninsula is the next stop and their café will be the lunch venue for the day. As in all the other restaurants, people can order as they wish themselves, as no block bookings will be made.
The tour will be joined by a local guide who will take the group around ‘Norman Country’, in particular Baginbun Head where the first invading force threw up their defences.
Those wishing to watch the All-Ireland Hurling Final replay between Cork and Clare will be catered for at 5pm and the group will eat together in Fethard-on-Sea before heading home to reach our Fethard by 10pm or so.
The cost of the trip is €20, which includes all entrance and guiding fees. Please phone 052 6131537 or 086 3905373 to see if any seats are remaining on the coach.