The 38th Wexford Festival Antiques Fair takes place in the Talbot Hotel, Wexford over the October Bank Holiday – Thurs.22nd/Mon.26th October from 12 noon to 8 p.m. daily. Run as a fringe event to the Wexford Opera Festival this fair rarely disappoints me – reasonable prices and a diverse range of stock. According to my local paper taking part in the five-day event will be Chris Kavanagh (Enniscorthy), Kieran Moran (Co.Wicklow), Marie Curran (Dublin), Brigid Wall (Co.Wexford), Albie O’Donoghue (Co.Waterford), Michael Lee (Co.Wicklow), Terry Stacey (Co.Wexford), Charlotte Freeman (London), Joe Keating (Dublin) and Wexford’s Mairead Furlong.
Of special interest this year will be an excellent selection of Georgian and early Victorian furniture; silver and Art Deco figurines; Irish paintings, mirrors, and collectables – particularly film posters, coins and medals.
The Talbot Hotel is located at the south end of the Wexford quayfront.