51st Kilmore Parish Journal launch

By Dan Walsh at Kilmore Quay The 51st Kilmore Parish Journal was launched in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay, last night by Ruairí Ó Cuív, Public Arts Manager with Dublin City Council, who has discovered the beauty of the south Wexford region at Neamstown and Sarshill. A grandson of the founder of Fianna FáilContinue reading “51st Kilmore Parish Journal launch”

Bertie Ahern to deliver centenary oration at Liam Mellows grave in Castletown

By Dan Walsh Today (December 8th) marks the centenary of the execution of Liam Mellows in Mountjoy Jail and the annual Liam Mellows Commemoration takes place next Sunday at his grave in Castletown where the centenary oration will be delivered by former Taoiseach and key architect of the Good Friday Agreement, Bertie Ahern. The currentContinue reading “Bertie Ahern to deliver centenary oration at Liam Mellows grave in Castletown”

Comedy in Craanford

By Dan Walsh Craanford Drama Group are back on stage at Craanford Community Centre with their chaotic comedy ‘Pretend Sick’ last night and tonight (Thursday) with two more shows still to come on Saturday and Sunday nights at 8pm. The play will see Deirdre Malone in the role of Katie Logan – a woman who spends herContinue reading “Comedy in Craanford”

Over €1m for 12 community groups

By Dan Walsh Twelve community groups in Co. Wexford will share funding of €1,014,151, announced this morning. The funding will be used to upgrade, renovate and refurbish Community Centres, Parish Halls, Scouts Clubs, Youth Hubs, Family Resources Centres and Sports Complexes across the country. Funding for Co. Wexford is as follows; Castlebridge Community Hall €19,337.50.Continue reading “Over €1m for 12 community groups”

Plans to pin Barrow Bridge in ‘open’ position

By Dan Walsh Iarnrod Éireann has communicated with South East on Track to announce plans to pin Ireland’s longest railway bridge, the Barrow Bridge near Great Island in Co. Wexford into the ‘open-to-shipping’ position. Constructed in 1906, the Bridge has continuously operated for over a century although regular passenger services on the line ceased inContinue reading “Plans to pin Barrow Bridge in ‘open’ position”

Cllr David Hynes joins Sinn Féin party

By Dan Walsh Long serving public representative and twice Mayor of Wexford, Cllr David Hynes, who applied to join Sinn Féin in November, has today had his membership approved by Sinn Féin’s Ard Oifig and will begin work with the party immediately. Cllr Hynes has been involved with local politics for 25 years, for manyContinue reading “Cllr David Hynes joins Sinn Féin party”

Woman arrested in Enniscorthy

Gardaí have today arrested a woman aged in her 30s in connection with an incident at Old Forge Road, Enniscorthy, on Sunday, November 27th in which a nine year old boy was savagely attacked by a dog.  She is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Enniscorthy Garda Station. GardaíContinue reading “Woman arrested in Enniscorthy”

Rob James continues good run

By Dan Walsh Rob James rode two winners at Quakerstown, Co. Clare today. Not as good as his four-timer at Lingstown last Sunday, but it maintains a good run of success and he is now on the 11-winner mark for the season. James scored on Ideal Des Bordes for the Monbeg Syndicate and Donnchadh DoyleContinue reading “Rob James continues good run”

Wreath laid at Bunclody ambush site

By Dan Walsh near Bunclody A commemorative wreath was laid in memory of Thomas Doyle, (29), from The Shannon, Enniscorthy, a clerical officer attached to the Free State army, who was shot dead when an army vehicle was ambushed at Ryland Cross, near Bunclody, on December 1st, 1922. Thomas Doyle had the unique distinction ofContinue reading “Wreath laid at Bunclody ambush site”

Coal theft in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh As the winter nights grow colder and the cost of fossil fuels increase dramatically, it has come to the notice of the Wexford Garda Division that in recent days a large quantity of 20kg coal bags were stolen from a retail premises in Wexford town. “We are keen to speak with anyoneContinue reading “Coal theft in Wexford town”