Bastille Day – 14th July

Bastille Day – 14th July

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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 remember.Details will follow.
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Bloomsday 2017

Bloomsday 2017

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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 time around 8.00p.m.  Come along, dress up if you like, give a reading, sing for the attendance or just sit back and soak up the atmosphere; it’s a very casual, relaxed and meandering evening in honour of Ulysses.  This, as always, is a free event. (more…)
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National Inventory of Architectural Heritage’s Building of the month June 2016

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Building of the Month - June 2016 The Athenæum, Castle Street, ENNISCORTHY Td., Enniscorthy, County Wexford A meeting held on Wednesday 4th February 1891 set in motion plans for one of the most important public buildings in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, a building intended for the cultural improvement of the town and its people but which found itself as an accidental centre of revolution in the early twentieth century. The venue for the meeting was the market house in Market Square and, addressing an audience of clergymen, dignitaries and local businessmen, Reverend William Fortune (1848-1925) expressed the need for 'a new town hall for Enniscorthy' where young Catholic men could assemble and apply themselves to the arts, literature and science.  Fortune is reported to have said that 'a good reading room is…
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The Athenaeum in ‘BROOKLYN’

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  The Irish premiere of 'Brooklyn' at the Riverside Park Hotel delighted the audience of eager locals many of whom starred as extras in the production.  Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson did not attend but the man who meant most was Enniscorthy’s own, Colm Toibin, who was warmly received and commended for the adaptation of his best-selling novel, ‘Brooklyn’. The event was hosted by Wexford County Council who thanked the Minister for his help in bringing the movie Slaneyside, and the Minister, in turn, thanked the Council for putting on a marvellous show.  He thanked the people of the town for accommodating and facilitating the film crew and the actors for a week that will go down in the Annals of Enniscorthy.   [caption id="attachment_503" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Davis's Mill Accounts…
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