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Ireland Tour: Day 20, November 2

A quiet morning in downtown Wexford

A lovely, windy run through downtown Wexford and along Wexford Bay to begin the day (no rain though!). Arthur had a power walk and took some great pictures of Wexford Town.

We drove north today being led by Jim Crean in the Wexford Librarys’ van for our 2 library shows  in the  towns of Bunclody and Gorey.

Some of our young audience at Bunclody Library






Greeted at Bunclody library (with tea and friendliness!), we had a lovely group to perform for and it was nice to have time afterwards to do some book signings and chat to a few of our audience members.

Harp demo at Bunclody library, Co. Wexford



Step-dancing and banjo playing at Bunclody Library








Driving on to our afternoon show, it was great to have Jim leading the way for us and it saved us the potential trouble of finding out where were the library was.  (The lovely new building tucked away quite nicely in the centre of town.  We’re still getting used to no street addresses.)

Performing at Gorey Library, Co. Wexford

An enthusiastic afternoon crowd in the Gorey Library of primary students off school for the holiday week plus parents, grandparents and other library goers.

Some young audience members at Gorey Library, Co. Wexford

From Gorey, we headed north towards Dublin to our eventual evening destination of Balbriggan.  We took the 2 hour Coastal Drive scenic route and it was a grey blustery afternoon with huge waves on the sea and miles of beaches and huge sand dunes.  Beautiful.  We were slowed down a bit by Dublin’s late rush hour along the major ring road of the city but soon we landed safely in Balbriggan to find that our Bracken Court Hotel was right beside the library.  Sweet.  No having to second guess where our first show of three tomorrow will be!