The Athenaeum

Working to preserve our heritage while creating an environment that fuels creativity, ignites minds and renews dialogue between past and present

The Athenaeum has been extensively restored and refurbished  as one of nine national ‘Permanent Reminder’ projects of the 1916-2016 centenary commemorations.The Museum houses  County Wexford’s 1916 archive collection – artefacts and documents.

The Athenaeum was built first and foremost as a town hall and theatre. The theatre is in full operation with Enniscorthy Musical Society, Enniscorthy Drama Group and Wexford Studio Theatre staging productions as well as concerts and conferences.

In June 2017 the Athenaeum hosted its first wedding ceremony.  The theatre hall can accommodate 130 guests.  Flowers, drinks reception, tea & coffee can be included in the room hire price.

A unique venue for a precious occasion.



Restoring The Past

Mícheál MacLiammóir and Hilton Edwards


This venue exceeded my expectations. It is small and intimate, yet big enough to put on a great show.
Eamonn Murphy
'Better than The Ambassador in Dublin. It's like you're really taking part in 1916.' S&R Treacy, Dublin. 'Great insight into the real history.'B & C Kerrig 'Maith thú' B Monaghan '...moving...makes you think. Well done!' L&R Mann, Essex 'The Athenaeum in Enniscorthy is a f
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What's On

Bastille Day – 14th July
Bastille Day – 14th July
26th May 2017
The Athenaeum is hosting a celebration of our French brothers in arms who rose from an oppression similar to our own in 1789. Song and dance, wine and de l'eau will make a day to rememb...
Bloomsday 2017
Bloomsday 2017
26th May 2017
Bloomsday beckons on 16th June and the doors of the Athenaeum will be open to all lovers of Joyce who will read, listen or quote from the works of the Master.Doors open 7.45 with starting ti...
Jeff and Elvis
Jeff and Elvis
1st February 2017
Jeff & Elvis BOOKING INFO & TOUR DATES 7:30PM Show Friday 9th June 2017  Saturday 10th June 2017 3:30PM Show Friday 16th June 2017 Saturday 17th June 2017 (more&hell

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