Potential for 2,000 jobs at Trinity Wharf

By Dan Walsh Darragh O’Brien TD, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, was in Wexford town last Thursday for the official ‘turning of the sod’ on Phase 1 of the  iconic waterfront development at Trinity Wharf. Wexford County Council estimate that Trinity Wharf has the potential to provide over 2,000 jobs over the nextContinue reading “Potential for 2,000 jobs at Trinity Wharf”

Another All-Ireland Final for Bree Macra

Bree Macra would like to congratulate Sarah Byrne, who competed in the semi-final of the Impromptu Public Speaking in Cork last night, and succeeded in qualifying for the All-Ireland Final. She spoke on the topics of Freedom of Speech, The Energy Crisis, and Cats Vs. Dogs. Sarah recently captained the Novice Debating team, who wereContinue reading “Another All-Ireland Final for Bree Macra”

Tricolour raised over Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh at Vinegar Hill The Tricolour was ceremoniously unfurled and raised on Vinegar Hill today marking the 175th anniversary of the historic occasion when the Tricolour was first flown publicly on March 7th, 1848. Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council Cllr Aidan Browne said he was delighted that Wexford County Council was markingContinue reading “Tricolour raised over Vinegar Hill”

€15.6m Uisce Eireann project opens at Arthurstown

By Dan Walsh The new wastewater treatment plant in Arthurstown was officially opened by Minister Darragh O’ Brien, TD, Minister of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and officials from Uisce Éireann and Wexford County Council today. The €15.6 million investment by Uisce Éireann involved the construction of a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant in Arthurstown,Continue reading “€15.6m Uisce Eireann project opens at Arthurstown”

Enniscorthy celebrates 175 years flying the Tricolour

By Dan Walsh A public ceremonial event takes place on Vinegar Hill on Tuesday at 4pm to mark events on March 7th, 1848, where a demonstration was held in Enniscorthy to celebrate the success of the French Revolution in Paris. The ceremony is focussed on the Tricolour and a more elaborate ceremony took place inContinue reading “Enniscorthy celebrates 175 years flying the Tricolour”

Eight ‘points’ wins for Wexford stables

There were point-to-point fixtures at three venues today and it was a good day for Wexford stables who came home with eight victories. At Borris House, newcomer Tellherthename was a five lengths winner under veteran rider Benny Walsh for Shirley Berry and Johnny Berry, Tomhaggard, in the maiden race for four-year-olds. Runner-up was another newcomerContinue reading “Eight ‘points’ wins for Wexford stables”

Paul Nolan trains a double at Wexford

By Dan Walsh at Wexford races Locals had a successful day at Bettyville Park today where the first race meeting of 2023 took place in pleasant conditions, but the Toberona House stables of Paul Nolan at Davidstown, near Enniscorthy, hit the headlines with a double success and both were partnered by Wexford jockeys. Feet OfContinue reading “Paul Nolan trains a double at Wexford”

DATELINE; MARCH 7th, 1923. BREAKING NEWS – Wilton Castle burned down

Special retrospective report by Dan Walsh Wilton Castle, the beautiful residence of Capt. Philip C. Alcock, which is situated about three miles from Enniscorthy near Bree, was burned to the ground last night (March 5th 1923) after about 30 men bearing tins of petrol reduced the building to ashes. It was the fourth mansion inContinue reading “DATELINE; MARCH 7th, 1923. BREAKING NEWS – Wilton Castle burned down”

Major fire at Wexford car park

By Dan Walsh Firefighters succeeded in bringing a major fire under control when a blaze broke out on Friday evening and up to four vehicles were engulfed in a multi-storey car park at the Stonebridge in Wexford town. Emergency services were alerted by members of the public who observed the fire at around 5pm. ThreeContinue reading “Major fire at Wexford car park”

Wexford pedestrian killed in Cork

By Dan Walsh A pedestrian in his 60’s who died in a fatal traffic incident on the N25 in Midleton, Co. Cork, last Thursday, has been named as Ger Jones, a native of Clonard in Wexford town and well-known and respected on the local soccer circuit. Tributes have been paid. A minute’s silence was observedContinue reading “Wexford pedestrian killed in Cork”