Saturday, January 18, 2014

Ard Fheis will offer something for everyone – Kelly

The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis in Wexford will offer something for everyone in the family according to a local Councillor.  Cllr Anthony Kelly said that while political debate and policy making was the main objectives of the annual national meeting of Sinn Féin members, several cultural, historical and entertainment events have also been organised to cater to everyone’s taste.

“This Ard Fheis will welcome up to 2000 Sinn Féin members into Wexford town,” Cllr Kelly said, “But we also aim to run fringe events for people who are not attending the conference to give them a taste of republican socialism in the twenty first century.  Several exhibitions and cultural events will be held around the venue in Whites Hotel and in the Arts Centre.  Among these events will be re-enactments and lectures on Irish republican history."

“Several international dignitaries will be visiting the town including the Cuban and Palestinian ambassadors and a high ranking official from the ANC.  Several leading figures of the national unions will also be in attendance.”

“Music sessions, table quiz’s and cabarets will be ran in venues throughout the town over the Ard Fheis weekend on the 7th and 8th of February also.  Everyone is invited to come along and see musicians from up and down Ireland perform.  The event will certainly bring a much needed economic boost to the town at a traditionally lean time of year.”

“Wexford Sinn Féin acknowledges the great work that has been put into promoting the event by the Wexford tourism board, the Chamber of Commerce and other groups, and the positive role played by the Borough Council in offering a civic reception before the event.”

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