4th of July Irish America Day
Venue: New Ross and The Hook, Co Wexford 4th of July Irish America Day, this new Irish American Festival takes place in New Ross and The Hook, filled with entertainment, music, history and fun for all the family. On the 4th July – come and see the town of New Ross en fete with bunting flags and red white and blue!
Monday 2 July: Prom King & Queen Finals in association with the New Ross No Name Club.
Tuesday 3 July: Des Bishop LIVE at Brandon House Hotel 8pm, special guest the winner of the Open Mic Comedy Night.
ALL DAY: GAA Road-show in conjunction with Cúl Camp for Kids in Town Park – all welcome
ALL WEEK: Themed shopping experience, with 10% discount on all purchases if someone shows their US Passport.
ALL WEEK: Mark Twain readings in the New Ross Library.
WEDNESDAY 4 July:
ALL DAY: Family American Style Barbeques at the Hook Lighthouse and in New Ross Town.
WEDNESAY Morning 4TH JULY
9.am . Opening Ceremony, a formal raising of the Stars and Stripes and the Tricolour flags at the JFK Statue, at the quay of New Ross.
12. noon – Reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Tholsel New Ross and the laying of a wreath.
10am. 11am. 2pm. 3pm and 4pm – Boston Tea Party Re-enactment at the Dunbrody Famine Ship.
4pm – Irish America Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Iris h America Hall of Fame in the Dunbrody Emigration Centre.
5pm Perpetual Cup presentation and “Irish American Celebrity” walk around at town park
6pm – Fourth of July Irish America Day Parade lead by Prom King & Queen, including American Classic Cars, Line Dancers, Tidy Towns Floats and much more.
8pm – The Three Tenors Ireland in concert at the JFK Arboretum.
10pm – Formal lowering of the Flags at the Arboretum.
10.30pm – Fireworks display near the Dunbrody in New Ross.
Other attractions will include Dixieland and jazz music, Line Dancing and Hoedown on the South Streets. American – style barbeque at the Hook Lighthouse Family Day. All American Literature Mark Twain reading in the New Ross Library, and all week classic American films at St. Michael’s Theatre.