Save the Ballyhogue Famine Wall

By Dan Walsh President Donald Trump would be welcome in Ballyhogue where Wexford County Council has granted approval to commence a process to save a protected structure in the shape of a wall built as part of famine relief works in Ballyhogue. The Ballyhogue Famine Wall or Bellevue estate boundary wall, about one kilometre long,Continue reading “Save the Ballyhogue Famine Wall”

The gates are open but nobody at home!

By Dan Walsh The gates are wide open, the fish are leaping merrily in the pond on either side of the Bridge of Democracy, but it is ‘press your nose up against the window’ time to catch a glimpse of the interior of the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy. Wexford County Council is refrainingContinue reading “The gates are open but nobody at home!”

Cllr Leonard Kelly is Mayor of Wexford

In his first term of office following election on an Independent ticket in 2017, Cllr Leonard Kelly is honoured with the title Mayor of Wexford which was bestowed on him at the annual general meeting of Wexford Borough District Council. The Clonard-man had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 local election and the 2016 general election andContinue reading “Cllr Leonard Kelly is Mayor of Wexford”

Cllr Frank Staples takes over at Rosslare

Rosslare Municipal District Council has a new Cathaoirleach following the departure of Cllr Ger Carthy, who has become Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council at the annual general meeting held in ‘the Street’ at County Hall, Wexford. The honour falls to Cllr Frank Staples from Ballymore-Mayglass, a former Fine Gael Director of Elections at local, DáilContinue reading “Cllr Frank Staples takes over at Rosslare”

Cllr Michael Whelan is New Ross Chair

Ballycullane -based Cllr Michael Whelan was elected Cathaoirleach of New Ross Municipal District Council, a position he previously served in 2016-’17, at the annual general meeting held in ‘distancing’ at ‘the Street’, Carricklawn, Wexford. Cllr Whelan was first elected for Fianna Fáil in 2014 and has a background in the construction trade. He served onContinue reading “Cllr Michael Whelan is New Ross Chair”

Cllr Barbara-Anne is Enniscorthy choice

Bunclody-based Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy is the new Cathaoirleach for the Enniscorthy District following her selection from the six-member group at the annual general meeting held in ‘the Street’ at Carricklawn, Wexford, in social distance settings. Outgoing Cathaoirleach Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan takes the Leas-Cathaoirleach position making it a good day for gender equality. Cllr Murphy isContinue reading “Cllr Barbara-Anne is Enniscorthy choice”

Cllr Joe Sullivan leads Gorey-Kilmuckridge

Cllr Joe Sullivan took over the chair at Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council when Malcolm Byrne was elected to Dail Éireann, however, he has had a quiet time as the pandemic closed everything down, but today he was re-elected to the position at the annual general meeting held in ‘the Street’ at Carricklawn, Wexford. A councillorContinue reading “Cllr Joe Sullivan leads Gorey-Kilmuckridge”

‘Frontline worker’ honoured at Council AGM

By Dan Walsh The newly elected Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council is Cllr Ger Carthy, a ‘frontline worker’ from the Rosslare District who defeated Cllr Oliver Walsh (Gorey-Kilmuckridge District) by 22 votes to 9 at the 123rd annual general meeting of Wexford County Council held in two-metre distancing arrangements in ‘the Street’ at County Hall,Continue reading “‘Frontline worker’ honoured at Council AGM”

Oylegate to Rosslare road link moves a step closer

By Dan Walsh Wexford County Council announced today it is to begin a public consultation process on the proposed N11/N25 Oylegate to Rosslare Harbour Scheme that aims to develop over 30 kilometres of high-quality road network linking the M11 with Rosslare Europort. Director of Service at Wexford County Council, Eamonn Hore, said; “Rosslare Europort hasContinue reading “Oylegate to Rosslare road link moves a step closer”

Drama in the garden grows in Coolgreany

By Dan Walsh With social distance restrictions limiting the numbers that can attend indoor events these days some strong inspiration triumphed in Coolgreany and the local drama members are performing  a full length comedy ‘Hooked’ in the unique and pleasant surroundings of the beautiful Ram House Gardens in the village. From Thursday July 2nd, andContinue reading “Drama in the garden grows in Coolgreany”