Monday, 20 August 2007

Wade Opening Night - Friday 17th August

A portion of the large crowds attending the opening night

The Wade family members are surrounded by Portadown people looking for signatures

Cardwell McClure talking to Dessie Lennon

Mr & Mrs Alan Clegg from Cornwall receiving Wade gifts from Harry and Cardwell

Jane from the Heritage Lottery Fund addressing the gathering

Shirley Branyan from Edenderry Cultural & Historical Society addressing the audience

The authors Cardwell McClure, Harry Eakin and John Wright

Our New Zealand guests - Clint, Allanah, Patricia and Judy

Harry Eakin greeting Wade designer Donald S Nelson

David Simpson MP, Cardwell McClure, Megan Johnston and Edwin Poots NI Arts and Culture Minister

Harry Eakin, Dr Colin Mathews and friends

Mr David Simpson MP, Mr Edwin Poots (NI Minister for Arts & Culture) and Mr Nigel Hamilton (Head of the NI Civil Service)

Wade family members Felicity Graham & George Wade

Sunday, 19 August 2007

Zephaniah Irish dancers from Portadown at Wade Dinner

Deborah Andersons Zephaniah Irish dancers performing at the Craigavon Civic Centre on Saturday 18th August 2007 for the international visitors from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, America, Isle of Man, England and Ireland.

Irish Musicians at Wade dinner

Video clip of the Irish musicans group Dark Water playing at the Wade Ireland dinner at Craigavon Civic Centre for the international guests


George Wade outside closed Wade Ireland factory in Portadown

George Wade with Wade Ireland nose cone


Sunday, 5 August 2007

Wade Itinerary


Friday 17th August @ 7.00pm : Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown -
(Preview night strictly by invitation only) There is no entry fee for the Preview night.

Saturday 18th August @ 10am - 4pm Coach tour of the historic city of Armagh with guided tour, visit to Navan centre & meal
Coach pick ups from Seagoe Hotel at 9.50am and Bannview Guest House at 10am

Civic reception for international visitors by the Mayor of Craigavon @ 7pm
Wade buffet dinner in the Civic centre followed by an Irish night of music, dance & song @ 8pm
A £20 per head ( to be paid on the coach ) is the cost for all the Saturday events including the guided coach tour of Armagh city, entrance fees to the cathedrals and Navan centre morning coffee and meal, Wade dinner and Irish night entertainment. Edenderry Cultural & Historical Society have subsidised these events with a reduced price per head from £30 to £20 per head.

Contact numbers of organisers:

Trevor Bonus 07733128059
Harry Eakin 07703393766
Cardwell McClure 0778955073

Thursday, 2 August 2007


The Irish Wade book is in stock and can be order online at

Delivery of the book will coincide with the launch date of Friday 17th August.