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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Each route is staged and timed to suit people of all abilities.
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.
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