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ZorroFest 2013 will be a celebration of the life of 17th-century Wexfordian William Lamport (Guillèn de Lombardo), the “Irish Zorro”, and the many links between Ireland and Mexico.
It will include a performance by the Mariachi Band San Patricio alongside traditional Mexican dancers (baile folklórico), a concert of Spanish Classical Guitar music, a Mexican-inspired parade by Buí Bolg, lectures, a photography exhibition, children’s workshops, Mexican food, and much more.
Who would have ever imagined that an Irish adventurer and poet would be so influential in Mexican history?
His avant-garde ideas and texts set the basis for what was to become an independent nation 2 centuries after Lamport’s death.
Did you know there is a statue dedicated to Mr. Lamport (Guillén de Lombardo) at the base of one of Mexico’s most important monuments in Mexico City: La Columna de Independencia?
His life and adventures were arguably one of the strongest inspirations for the story of Zorro.
This May Bank Holiday come join Wexford in our Mexican Zorro-esque “fiesta”.
FabLab BCN 06: tadaaa! A digital replication of the original objects.