Joy leads the Wexford Rose Tour

By Dan Walsh Thirty-three contestants in the Rose of Tralee International Festival are on the Wexford Rose Tour this week with local celebrity status focused firmly on the Wexford Rose, Joy Quigley from Ferns. I will be joining the Wexford Rose Tour at Enniscorthy Castle at 9am tomorrow (Saturday) morning, but some information is comingContinue reading “Joy leads the Wexford Rose Tour”

Firefighters and farmers fight Ferns fire

By Dan Walsh Upwards of 30 acres of land located at the back of Ferns GAA Park was ravaged by an outbreak of fire yesterday afternoon and took several hours to bring under control. Six fire appliances from Wexford Fire Service and tankers from Wexford and Wicklow tackled the wildfire blaze that sent plumes ofContinue reading “Firefighters and farmers fight Ferns fire”

Courtown to conduct community survey

By Dan Walsh Courtown Community Council will shortly commence a survey to gather the views of the community on the future investment and development of Courtown, Riverchapel and surrounding areas. The Council will put to good use all of the information gathered to help develop the Courtown Smart Village Strategy.   According to the EuropeanContinue reading “Courtown to conduct community survey”

Medieval Day in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh Living history comes alive next Saturday with a Medieval Day taking place at the old Town Wall in the Green area behind Westgate Tower/Heritage Centre. It is part of National Heritage Week and is a free event. Monica Crofton will be leading guided tours of the Town Wall at 12pm and 3pmContinue reading “Medieval Day in Wexford town”

Enniscorthy stage set for ‘Farsiders’ premiere

By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy Summer theatre comes to the Presentation Arts Centre at Enniscorthy with the world premiere of Farsiders, a new play written and directed by local talent Fintan Kelly from August 24-27th which was launched at a pleasant reception held tonight (Wednesday) in the IFA Farm Centre at Enniscorthy. Liam Doyle, ChairmanContinue reading “Enniscorthy stage set for ‘Farsiders’ premiere”

€122,400 for 64 Wexford community groups

By Dan Walsh Community groups responsible for managing walking trails in Wexford will receive grands of €1,000-€3,000 under new funding announced today. Deputy Paul Kehoe welcomed news from the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, that funding of €122,400 will be available to support and improve some 64 walking trails across the Wexford. Deputy KehoeContinue reading “€122,400 for 64 Wexford community groups”

Castletown River and Nature Festival

By Dan Walsh at Castletown Busy days ahead with a variety of events happening across Co. Wexford for National Heritage Week – and will endeavour to inform readers of the most interesting and unusual events, and most of them are free to the public – and with climate change a major concern and biodiversityContinue reading “Castletown River and Nature Festival”

Be mindful of water usage in Wexford

By Dan Walsh Irish Water is reminding the public in Wexford to be mindful of their water usage in the coming weeks as some supplies are experiencing increased demand in the current spell of warm weather. Irish Water has over 750 water treatment plants nationwide and the majority of these are continuing to meet theContinue reading “Be mindful of water usage in Wexford”

Death of Jackson Owens, (98)

By Dan Walsh The death has taken place of Jackson Owens, (98), who was a director of the Carley’s Bridge Potteries, on the outskirts of Enniscorthy, made famous by the RTE David Shaw-Smith series about traditional crafts called ‘Hands’ which was also shown on various UK channels. Carley’s Bridge Potteries were the oldest in Ireland,Continue reading “Death of Jackson Owens, (98)”

€781k for Wexford lanes and rural roads

By Dan Walsh Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D. has allocated €781.027 to Wexford County Council under the Local Improvement Scheme for 2022. Welcoming the news Deputy Paul Kehoe told;” This extremely positive announcement will see our laneways and non-public roads in Wexford receive improved access to homes, farms and outdoorContinue reading “€781k for Wexford lanes and rural roads”