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Bus Tour: On Saturday, June 18th, 2022 Wexford Historical Society plans to visit Oulart and Ballymore Demesne on our second Summer Outing of 2022. Our Tour Guide is proud Oulart native and society member, Brian O’Cleirigh. 

First stop will be at the Restored Story -Telling Thatched House in Old Oulart where light refreshments will be served. 

Then on to both Modern and Old Churches in Oulart Village, also taking in some of the historic Monuments and Poignant Twin Memorial Oak Trees, situated around the scenic village.

After Soup, Sandwiches, Tea, Coffee and Biscuits in Oulart Community Centre the afternoon will include a visit to Ballymore Demesne near Ferns, the ancestral home of the Donovan family. With an historical 1798 and Donovan family Museum, beautifully restored farm buildings and delightful gardens surrounding this period house, our tour guide and owner, Margaret Donovan will tell us all about the story of both the Donovan family and this historic house. The room containing the art works of renowned artist and family member, Miss Phoebe Donovan, is worth a visit almost on its own merits. The nearby Church of Ireland with its adjoining Graveyard is also well worth a visit. 

The all-in cost of this trip is 35 Euro. The bus leaves Clonard Church Carpark at 10.00.am sharp on Saturday, June 18th. Our tour was brought forward to Saturday as the following day is “Father’s Day” and food and refreshments were hard to source. To book contact whssummertours@gmail.com or Pat Hackett on 086/0550988 or Willie French on 086/2521464. 

Looking forward to seeing you on the day. If the people who travelled on the first bus tour in May could confirm or cancel their expressions of interest, this would help greatly with numbers for both the bus and our hosts.

Pat Hackett & Willie French 

WHS Committee

 

 

 

 

 

 

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