Backroads to the Rising – Easter Monday, March 28th

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Backroads to the Rising is a community walk project devised by artists Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune and commissioned by The Arts Department of Wexford County Council.

Backroads to the Rising set outs to remember the journeys undertaken by the men and women from throughout the county during the Rising. There are numerous accounts of walks and cycles undertaken by volunteers from Askamore and Kilmuckridge as they made their way into Enniscorthy for The Rising.

Through community involvement, walkers and cyclists will travel on four different routes – north, south, east and west – to converge in Enniscorthy for Centenary Celebrations on Easter Monday.

Get Involved:

Families, individuals, community groups, schools, sporting organisations, active retirement groups, scouts and guides etc are all encouraged to attend. For further information please contact Michael or Aileen by phone on 087 6470247/087 7552593 or by email at micfortune@gmail.com or aileenlambert@gmail.com

Each route is staged and timed to suit people of all abilities.

Facebook page and further information and pictures here:

Location and Date

Four routes will lead into Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

  • Route 1. Gorey/Ferns
  • Route 2. Bunclody/Ballindaggin
  • Route 3. Kilmuckridge/Blackwater/Oulart
  • Route 4. Raheen/Adamstown

Easter Monday, March 28th, 2016

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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.

Organised walk Askamore Looped Walk Sunday 10th June

As part of Sports Active Wexford and Wexford County Council’s Walk on Wexford Spring series, there will be an organised walk in Askamore on Sunday 10th June at 1pm. There will be an orienteering demonstration and treasure hunt for all ages. Enjoy views of the surrounding countryside including views of the Wicklow mountains. Meet at 1pm in car park. Distance: 6Km – 16Km Time: 2hrs 30mins – 3hrs More information from Paddy Byrne. Walk on Wexford series

Map in Church car park of 3 local looped walks

Fleetfeet Walking Programme – 4 places left – book now

Sports Active and fit walk5 Sessions of Indoor Fitness Walking

 FleetFEET Programme 

 at Askamore Activity Centre, Askamore,

from Tuesday April 17th – 15th May 2012

five Tuesday Evenings – 8:30pm – 9:30pm  

The Programme will:

  • Run over 5 once-weekly sessions lasting 1hour per night.
  • Explain how to get aerobic fitness and fat burning benefits from walking
  • Show how to improve mobility, flexibility and strength through walking
  • Show how Step Counters and Heart Rate Monitors can be used
  • Teach the techniques of Stride Walking and Power Walking
  • Open to all level of fitness 

For information and to book your place, please contact

Sports Active Wexford on 053-919 6673

Book and pay online here.

E-mail – Sports.active@wexfordcoco.ie

Website – www.wexford.ie/sportsactive/Walks

Fleetfeet Walking Programme

Sports Active and fit walk5 Sessions of Indoor Fitness Walking

 FleetFEET Programme

 

 at Askamore Activity Centre, Askamore,

from Tuesday April 17th – 15th May 2012

five Tuesday Evenings -8:30pm – 9:30pm

(Registration at 8:15pm)

Cost= €25

(Cheques to be made payable to Wexford County Council)

 

The Programme will:

  • Run over 5 once-weekly sessions lasting 1hour per night.
  • Explain how to get aerobic fitness and fat burning benefits from walking
  • Show how to improve mobility, flexibility and strength through walking
  • Show how Step Counters and Heart Rate Monitors can be used
  • Teach the techniques of Stride Walking and Power Walking
  • Open to all level of fitness

 Places are limited to 20 – first come, first served

 

For information and to book your place, please contact

Sports Active Wexford on 053-919 6673

Book and pay online here.

E-mail – Sports.active@wexfordcoco.ie

Website – www.wexford.ie/sportsactive/Walks