Pictures from Sliabh Bhuí walk today

These pictures were very kindly sent by Louise Hayden who walked Sliabh Bhui with her family today.

Sliabh Bhui walk by Louise Hayden and her family 22-6-13 IMG_1885 (Small) IMG_1891 (Small) VID00052 (Small) VID00053 (Small)

If anyone else would like to send in pictures of the area please feel free.

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Celebrate Wexford Day next Sunday, June 23rd – Organised Walk in Askamore, followed by Strawberries and Cream!!

Wexford Day 2013 June 23rdThere will be a walk on the 6.5km Askamore loop on nearby Sliabh Bhui, leaving the car park @ 2pm next Sunday afternoon.

For further information, contact Paddy Byrne on 087 2310688

There’ll be strawberries and cream served to walkers after the walk!

This is part of Wexford Day celebrations county-wide.

Join in and have fun! For more information on what’s on around the county this weekend check out Wexford Day on FaceBook here.

We heart wexford

Féile Weekend

Tonight sees the start of Askamore Féile le Chéile proper, with the Madcaps performing in Askamore Community Centre at 8.30pm, followed by a Trad Session with Jack Kilbride and friends in the School House Bar.

Tomorrow, the annual Car Treasure Hunt will start from the Community Centre at 7.15 pm. Results and prizes will be announced later in the Centre.

There is a social / céilí dance in the Centre tomorrow night, with music supplied by Paddy Wade. This starts at 9.30

Sunday at 5pm is our mass on Sliabh Bhuí. A guided walk will leave the carpark at 3.15 pm to make their way to the mass site, or it is possible this year to drive to the site and park there. Entry to the site for drivers is the entrance near Noel Bergin’s. Follow the signs.

Sunday night 9.30 pm is the Grand Final of the Brains of Askamore Table Quiz.

Come out and support your local festival.

Askamore Féile le Chéile 2012

Madcaps posterThis year’s Féile will take place on the weekend of July 20th to 22nd, with the Brains of Askamore table quiz qualifiers happening on the previous Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Féile le Chéile committee members will  have the tickets on sale for the Madcaps, (read more about them here) followed by the trad session with Jack Kilbride – a snip at €5 for attending both events.

Last year’s Brains of Askamore Table Quiz proved very successful, and was won by Joe Kenny Windowfitters team.

This year’s quiz will have the same format, with qualifying rounds on the previous Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. The 2 best teams each night, and the next 2 best teams over the 3 nights will send 8 teams into the Grand Final on Sunday 22nd. The qualifying rounds are standard table quiz format, but the quarter-finals, semis and final will follow match play format, which makes a very exciting and tense quiz.

If you or your business or organisation or just yourself and pals as a team of 4 would like to enter, please contact Davy Donohoe (086 0820146) by Friday, July 13th. Entry fee is €20 per team of 4.

Féile le Chéile Committee: Jim Gilbert, Stacy Gilbert, Mary Walsh, Mary Donohoe, Davy Donohoe, Paddy Byrne.

Mass on Sliabh Bhuí will be in a slightly different venue this year, with Fr. Joe Power celebrating. Details of the location and how to get there will be announced later and it is once again hoped that a large number of people will walk to the venue.

View from corkscrew bend on looped walk 24-6-12

This is a stitched-together panorama of the view from the corkscrew bend on the looped walk. It was taken at about 6pm yesterday evening, beautifully clear.

View from corkscrew bend on looped walk 24-6-12

You can see the windmills in the sea above Arklow on the extreme left, the windmills at Ballywalter near Kilmuckridge in the middle and all the way beyond Enniscorthy on the extreme right. The individual photographs that made up the panorama are here.

Clean up

Clean up of all areas starts on Wed 25th April until Tues 8th May.
Bags and gloves available from Jim Gilbert.

Rubbish can be left at the old stable at the top of the lane beside church – it will be collected by Wexford Co. Co.

There is an organised clean up of Sliabh Bhui Gap on Mon
next April 30th at 7.30 pm – any help would be appreciated.

For more info on any of the above contact Jim Gilbert on 0868406786