Battle of Bunclody ’98 remembered

By Dan Walsh at Bunclody St. Colman’s Pipe Band, Ballindaggin, led by Pipe Major Jim Byrne and the Bunclody/Kilrush/Kilmyshal Pike Group under the command of Group Leader Walter Skelton led the commemorative pike march in Bunclody this evening (Sunday) to remember the Battle of Newtownbarry (Bunclody) which broke out on June 1st, 1798. The BattleContinue reading “Battle of Bunclody ’98 remembered”

Wexford Remembers 1798 at Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Two wreaths from Wexford Remembers 1798 Group and the Connolly Youth Movement were laid at the Father Murphy and the Croppy Boy memorial in Market Square, Enniscorthy, today, (Sunday) as part of the 225th 1798 Rebellion commemorations taking place across County Wexford. Chairman, Gary O’Brien from Wexford, gave a briefContinue reading “Wexford Remembers 1798 at Enniscorthy”

Wexford asked to conserve water

Due to the current high demand for water as a result of the current warm spell, Uisce Éireann is urging communities across Wexford to conserve water to protect supply and reduce the risk of outages. High usage can lead to pressure reductions which can impact the supply to customers. Supplies across the county are vulnerableContinue reading “Wexford asked to conserve water”

All safe and well in sailing yacht rescue

By Dan Walsh Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat responded to a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 2.27pm on Tuesday to assist a 44-foot-long sailing yacht with three people on board after it developed mechanical difficulties. The lifeboat was launched at 2.45pm and reached the scene in Ballytrent Bay at 2.55pm. The sea was roughContinue reading “All safe and well in sailing yacht rescue”

Bride and groom on the crest of a wave

By Dan Walsh Kilmore Quay RNLI Lifeboat lovers, Michelle Hinchy and Trevor Devereux switched their lifejackets and yellow wellies for wedding day finery in a beautiful marriage ceremony in the presence of family and friends. Between them the bride and groom have over 50 years voluntary service with Kilmore Quay RNLI. Michelle, currently the station’sContinue reading “Bride and groom on the crest of a wave”

New 1798 memorial unveiled at Ballycarney

By Dan Walsh at Ballycarney The 225th anniversary commemoration of the 1798 Rebellion moved to Ballycarney, beside the River Slaney, this evening (Sunday) were a stone memorial was unveiled at the crossroads where the earliest casualties – the Redmond brothers – of the rebellion lost their lives on the day before the Battle of OulartContinue reading “New 1798 memorial unveiled at Ballycarney”

All pikemen remembered on Oulart Hill

By Dan Walsh on Oulart Hill Deceased members of Oulart pikemen (and women) from past commemorations in 1948 (150th anniversary) and the bicentenary events in 1998 were remembered with pride for their community devotion in maintaining the history and heritage at the 225th commemoration of the 1798 Rebellion in a dignified ceremony held on OulartContinue reading “All pikemen remembered on Oulart Hill”

Man (21) charged with Enniscorthy murder

A man has appeared at Gorey District Court today (Saturday) charged with murder, assaulting and obstructing gardaí, attempting to escape custody and production of a weapon. Adrian Zelek, who is 21 years old and from Westbury Wood in Enniscorthy, is charged with the murder of Michael Gladyszewski at an address in Enniscorthy on Thursday. DetectiveContinue reading “Man (21) charged with Enniscorthy murder”

At Boolavogue as the sun was setting…

By Dan Walsh at Boolavogue With pride of place and a dignified ceremony the community of Boolavogue was joined in history and heritage by neighbouring groups at this evening’s (Friday) well attended and impressive pike march from The Harrow to the Fr. John Murphy Centre at Boolavogue proudly marking the 225th anniversary of the 1798Continue reading “At Boolavogue as the sun was setting…”

Arrest following fatal assault at Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh Gardaí are investigating a fatal assault on a man that occurred in Enniscorthy on Thursday evening. At approximately 8pm, Gardaí received reports of an unresponsive male with serious injuries at a residence at Westbury Woods, Enniscorthy. The man, aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The body remains atContinue reading “Arrest following fatal assault at Enniscorthy”