Relief as toilet flushes on Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh Cllr Jackser Owens has welcomed what he describes as “the first ever public toilet” on Vinegar Hill and he visited the site on Friday as the workers placed ‘the trial unit’ in place. Cllr Owens had called for public toilets on the popular tourist destination that is Vinegar Hill at district andContinue reading “Relief as toilet flushes on Vinegar Hill”

Rachael is Ladies Day favourite at Wexford

By Dan Walsh at Bettyville Park Leading jockey Rachael Blackmore was in brilliant form at Wexford this evening where she recorded a winning favourite double on Watch The Weather (1/1 fav) for Ray Cody’s stable in the handicap hurdle and Coole Arcade (15/8 fav) for the Waterford stable of Henry de Bromhead in the handicapContinue reading “Rachael is Ladies Day favourite at Wexford”

Odour anger at Ballyminaun Hill steps up!

By Dan Walsh There is a palpable anger at the lack of action by Wexford County Council and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in relation to the obnoxious odours constantly diminishing the quality of life in the neighbourhood and the town of Gorey from the compost plant on Ballyminaun Hill. About 30 residents attended aContinue reading “Odour anger at Ballyminaun Hill steps up!”

New service on Rosslare-Dunkirk route

By Dan Walsh A new passenger service between Ireland and France will be launched on Friday on the DFDS Rosslare-Dunkirk route when passenger travel will be introduced on a trial basis, as an addition to the existing freight service between the two ports. For the first time, DFDS will offer tourists a direct link betweenContinue reading “New service on Rosslare-Dunkirk route”

€186,000 for Wexford outdoor amenities

By Dan Walsh Funding of €186,000 has been awarded for outdoor amenities in Co. Wexford. Deputy Paul Kehoe welcomed the news from Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys. The funding falls under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS). will be key to enhancing outdoor amenities such as walkways, cycleways, rivers, lakes, and beaches.Continue reading “€186,000 for Wexford outdoor amenities”

Fly-tipping ‘disgrace’ on Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh Indiscriminate dumping has appeared on Enniscorthy’s tourism ‘jewel in the crown’ Vinegar Hill over the weekend and is strongly condemned as determined efforts to make the famous 1798 battle site more visitor friendly are in the making. “I’m really annoyed about anyone doing any kind of dumping but this is fly-tipping. SomeoneContinue reading “Fly-tipping ‘disgrace’ on Vinegar Hill”

Motorcyclist in crash near Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh Gardaí at Enniscorthy are appealing for any witnesses to come forward following a serious single vehicle road traffic collision involving a motorcycle that occurred shortly before 7am on Saturday at the Clohass Roundabout on the R744 Enniscorthy-New Ross road. The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was taken to University Hospital WaterfordContinue reading “Motorcyclist in crash near Enniscorthy”

Thousands enjoyed Enniscorthy festival

By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy Enniscorthy town centre is returning to normal tonight, the food stalls have left, there is music in venues till the late hours, after many thousands visited the town at the super successful Rockin’ Food and Fruit Festival. Thousands thronged the streets over two days with the only blip on theContinue reading “Thousands enjoyed Enniscorthy festival”

Fishing boat in distress off Wexford coast

By Dan Walsh Rosslare RNLI lifeboat responded to a local fisherman located 10 miles north of Rosslare Europort after he reported that his boat was taking on water rapidly at 9.40am yesterday (Saturday). The volunteer crew arrived on the scene and passed over the salvage pump to help remove the water from the boat, butContinue reading “Fishing boat in distress off Wexford coast”

Enniscorthy becomes ‘a growing community’

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Community history was made in Enniscorthy this morning when Cllr Aidan Browne, Cathaoirleach Enniscorthy Municipal District Council congratulated the committee and cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Enniscorthy Community Allotments at Gort na Gréine. The new development consists of 64 plots, 20 raised beds and 60 spacesContinue reading “Enniscorthy becomes ‘a growing community’”