Council backs 421-unit development in Gorey

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Civic Centre Members of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council today gave their full backing to an application to An Board Pleanála for the construction of housing development including 421 residential units on lands at Kilnahue and Gorey Hill, the Carnew Road and Kilnahue Lane at the May monthly meeting heldContinue reading “Council backs 421-unit development in Gorey”

Riverside trails planned for Bunclody?

By Dan Walsh The development of Bunclody Town Park incorporating the Market Square with the introduction of riverside walking trails and a river strategy was welcomed by members following a presentation by Shay Howell of Wexford County Council at Monday’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District held in the Presentation Centre. The project is inContinue reading “Riverside trails planned for Bunclody?”

Barry O’Neill rides 700th winner

By Dan Walsh National champion point-to-point rider Barry O’Neill, who celebrated his 33rd birthday yesterday was still in celebratory mood today at Ballindenisk, Co. Cork today where he rode three winners and reached the 700th career point-to-point winner mark in fine style. Colin Bowe saddled both ‘division’ winners in the maiden race for four-year-olds withContinue reading “Barry O’Neill rides 700th winner”

Bunclody runners-up in drama finals

By Dan Walsh Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group’s performance of The Good Father are runners-up at the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival Gala Awards announced tonight by adjudicator Michael Poyner ADA. The overall winners are Ballyduff Drama Group, Waterford, with Rabbit Hole. The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly featured two actors Pádraig D’Arcy and Mairéad Connaughton and theContinue reading “Bunclody runners-up in drama finals”

Council attempt to ‘gag’ elected members

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council Meeting The ongoing tension between Wexford County Council and the media appears to continue unabated and the issues switched from advertising and broadcast press coverage to a ‘censorship ban’ on the elected members and controlling what they can and can’t say to the followers who voted for them.Continue reading “Council attempt to ‘gag’ elected members”

Remembering Wexford 1798 and 1916

By Dan Walsh Bishop Ger Nash delivered the homily for the State Commemoration Service in Arbour Hill, Dublin, today, where he prayed; “In the words of today’s Gospel, the 1916 leaders where a grain of wheat which produced a great harvest.” “Since my boyhood experience of the 1966 commemoration, 1916 took its place in myContinue reading “Remembering Wexford 1798 and 1916”

Smuggled alcohol seized at Rosslare Europort

By Dan Walsh Revenue officers seized approximately 15,000 litres of beer and five litres of wine at Rosslare Europort, following the search of an Irish registered truck that had disembarked a ferry from Dunkirk, France, last Friday. The smuggled alcohol has an estimated retail value of more than €61,000, representing a potential loss to theContinue reading “Smuggled alcohol seized at Rosslare Europort”

Water mains improvements in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh Irish Water, working in partnership with Wexford County Council, is replacing ageing backyard water mains and providing new service connections for customers in St. John’s Villas in Enniscorthy. The project, which commences this week, involves the replacement of water connections, typically made of iron or lead, that were installed in the backContinue reading “Water mains improvements in Enniscorthy”

Air and sea rescue off Duncannon

By Dan Walsh Fethard RNLI’s inshore lifeboat crew were attending the Shine A Light Festival at Hook Lighthouse where the crew were offering sea safety advice to the locals and visitors in the area, when Irish Coast Guard requested their assistance on Sunday at 3pm. Fully prepared with shore crew and boat crew, they proceededContinue reading “Air and sea rescue off Duncannon”

Kilmuckridge welcomes its drama champions

By Dan Walsh in Kilmuckridge The newly crowned All-Ireland drama champions Kilmuckridge Drama Group were afforded a hero’s welcome on return from Donegal this evening and were cheered through the village and were proudly paraded through the village aboard a large truck. Award-winning Director Anthony O’Connor and his cast and crew were given a greatContinue reading “Kilmuckridge welcomes its drama champions”