Thursday, January 23, 2014

Fringe Fest will bring republican culture to Wexford - O' Connell

The Chairperson of County Wexford Sinn Féin has promised that a number of events taking place in conjunction with his party's Ard Fheis in Wexford town in two weeks will bring an unashamed, uncensored view of Irish republican culture to this county.  Oisin O' Connell said that he hoped people would take in some of the fringe feis events and realise that republicans are not the boogeymen that they are often portrayed as in the media.

"Fringe Fest will be an offshoot of the Sinn Féin Ard Fheis which is being held in Wexford town on the 7th and 8th of February,"  Mr O' Connell said,  "Its our hope to cater to all tastes and offer a true view of the culture, history and mythos that lays behind Irish republicanism in the 21st century.  These events are mostly free and open to everyone."

"In the week leading up to the Ard Fheis we will be holding an eyewitness to history exhibition, a revolution craft expo and an open mic night.  There will be walking tours of the ancient town of Wexford on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th and many other events taking place in the evenings."

"A full list of the upcoming events, complete with times and prices, will be made available on our facebook page, sinnfeinardfheis-wexford, and by following the twitter hashtag #SFAF14."

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