Festival Season Kicks Off with Fringe Launch
The Irish National Heritage Park found itself packed out on Wednesday night as members of the business and arts community came together to launch the 63rd Wexford Fringe Launch.
The event marks the beginning of the Festival season in the town as it begins to count down to the 64th Wexford Festival Opera which, along with the Fringe, starts on this month.
CEO of Wexford Chamber Madeleine Quirke said she was absolutely thrilled to have the 2015 Wexford Fringe Guide guide in her hand, saying that it was a fabulous publication. She welcomed everyone to the launch “I’m delighted to see such a big crowd here for the start of a very exciting season for Wexford. This is what this town is all about.”
She thanked all those involved in the design and publication of the guide, saying that it was user-friendly, easy to follow and colourful. She paid special tribute to Lynda Harman of Chameleon Design (Fringe Guide design), Niall Reck of Graphedia (Fringe Website design) and Abigail Way for putting the guide together. She also thanked ESET for their continued sponsorship of the Fringe Guide as well as Failte Ireland, The Irish National Heritage Park for the beautiful spread and venue and the many advertisers.
Tony Dempsey TD said that Wexford was entering a season full of activity that highlighted it’s culture and heritage. He noted that Wexford was on the rise and that the Fringe and Opera Festival added to the sense of positivity.