Templeshannon link features new footbridge

By Dan Walsh There is an urgency to progress ambitious plans for a new footbridge over the River Slaney linking east and west and bonding an integral part of the proposals for the redevelopment of the Templeshannon area of Enniscorthy. Last Monday’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council featured a presentation on the TempleshannonContinue reading “Templeshannon link features new footbridge”

Courtown sea front changes are delayed

By Dan Walsh Plans for the demolition of the derelict Bayview Hotel on Courtown’s sea front will be delayed until later in the year after Cllr Andrew Bolger sought an update on the ‘dangerous structure notice’ posted to the owner due to expire on August 31st. Bayview Hotel was a landmark building to generations ofContinue reading “Courtown sea front changes are delayed”

Pope accepts Bishop Brennan’s resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Denis Brennan, in line with the existing protocol on reaching his 75th birthday, and the authorities in Rome have sanctioned the process of appointing a new Bishop of Ferns. Recently, on Pentecost Sunday (May31st), Bishop Brennan celebrated the Golden Jubilee of his priesthood at Sunday Mass inContinue reading “Pope accepts Bishop Brennan’s resignation”

Gorey should become a ‘Sanctuary’ town

By Dan Walsh Sanctuary Ambassadors embarking on a campaign to ensure better conditions for asylum seekers in Co. Wexford have recently finalised a manifesto and today won the unanimous support of members at the monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council held under Covid-19 guidelines at Gorey Courthouse. A six-member delegation from Courtown and RosslareContinue reading “Gorey should become a ‘Sanctuary’ town”

Grandpad Tablets to support older citizens

What is that headline all about? One could be immediately confused that it refers to public health, and it does in some regard to the Covid-19 pandemic, but in the modern language it is all about technology and its place in the world of our older citizens. Wexford County Council has partnered with Wexford HomeContinue reading “Grandpad Tablets to support older citizens”

Cable car link to Enniscorthy Castle

By Dan Walsh A cable car connection from a new car and coach park located on the Turret Rocks, high above the River Slaney, to Enniscorthy Castle and the town centre is included in a €30 million proposal to transform Enniscorthy into a thriving economic hub and landmark tourist destination. Members were supportive of theContinue reading “Cable car link to Enniscorthy Castle”

Feel the buzz for native Irish bees

ONE of Ireland’s largest garden centre networks is calling on enthusiasts of all ages and all skill levels to take the Operation PolliNation pledge and be in with a chance to win a €2,000 pollinator-friendly garden renovation. CountryLife is teaming up with the Irish public to help gardeners make their plots pollinator-friendly environments and showContinue reading “Feel the buzz for native Irish bees”

Grim discovery in the sea off Courtown

By Dan Walsh in Courtown The body of a woman recovered from the sea off Courtown Harbour this evening is identified locally as that of Deirdre Redmond, (50), who has been the missing for six days. Courtown RNLI Lifeboat volunteers were launched at 4.50 pm following a call from the Irish Coastguard who made theContinue reading “Grim discovery in the sea off Courtown”

Point-to-point action to resume soon

By Dan Walsh The Covid-19 pandemic restrictions put an early end to the 2019-’20 point-to-point season where Wexford jockey and trainer, respectively, Barry O’Neill and Colin Bowe retained their national championship titles, but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel with the announcement of the Autumn Fixtures list and an earlierContinue reading “Point-to-point action to resume soon”

Florida firm establishes EU base in Wexford

By Dan Walsh Good news in the south-east this week with the welcome announcement that Florida-based MTech Mobility (MTech), the global leader in lifecycle and repair services for mobile and IT devices, has leased a 1400m² facility at Ardcavan Business Park Wexford, to serve as its European base of operations. Chief Executive of Wexford CountyContinue reading “Florida firm establishes EU base in Wexford”