1798 225 events kick off today!

By Dan Walsh The 225th anniversary of the Rebellion of 1798 in County Wexford kicks off this evening (Friday) with a number of events, continues over the weekend and for a number of weeks, and thanks to the staff at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy WexfordLocal.com aims to keep everybody informed of eventsContinue reading “1798 225 events kick off today!”

Cyclist injured near Gorey

By Dan Walsh A male cyclist in his 40’s was injured after coming off his bicycle following a collision with a car on the Courtown Road, near Gorey, shortly after 7pm this evening (Wednesday). Emergency services were quickly on the scene and paramedics tended to the injured party on the side of the road beforeContinue reading “Cyclist injured near Gorey”

Call for public scrutiny of proposed Courtown land transfer

By Dan Walsh Four district public representatives have united with Courtown Regeneration Partnership in a call for further public scrutiny of the proposed land transfer discussed at the Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council meeting held in Blackwater Community Centre on Tuesday, May 16th. In a statement issued by the Courtown Regeneration Partnership and Cllrs Andrew Bolger,Continue reading “Call for public scrutiny of proposed Courtown land transfer”

Sailors in trouble south of Duncannon

By Dan Walsh Two sailors raised the alarm after their 20-foot boat encountered engine difficulties and broke down north of Templetown Bay at Stonewall Bay, south of Duncannon, on Saturday afternoon. Fethard RNLI were requested to launch their inshore D class lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard at approximately 2.45 pm. Weather conditions at theContinue reading “Sailors in trouble south of Duncannon”

Two ‘shouts’ for RNLI to Saltee Islands

By Dan Walsh Kilmore Quay RNLI responded to two separate requests from the Irish Coast Guard for assistance to pleasure crafts in the vicinity of the Saltee Islands over the weekend. Weather and sea conditions were good on both occasions. The first call was at 2 pm on Saturday to assist a rigid inflatable boatContinue reading “Two ‘shouts’ for RNLI to Saltee Islands”

Injured fisherman off Kilmore Quay

By Dan Walsh An injured fisherman on board a fishing vessel 33 nautical miles south of Kilmore Quay was brought to safety by Kilmore Quay RNLI last night. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather Tamar class lifeboat Killarney, by the Irish Coast Guard at 10.23pm. The man was working on a 24-metreContinue reading “Injured fisherman off Kilmore Quay”

Councillors vote in favour of ‘Land Swap’

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council meeting at Blackwater Community Centre A 5-4 vote majority of members at today’s (Tuesday) monthly meeting of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council have favoured the controversial recommendation Section 183 – Transfer of Lands at Ballinatray Lower, Courtown – known locally as the ‘Land Swap’ and theContinue reading “Councillors vote in favour of ‘Land Swap’”

Walking trails taking their time!

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Municipal Council meeting Walking trails come under the spotlight at today’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council and members were informed that the extension to the Riverside Walk or the Country Walk which received €200,000 in funding may be delayed by up to a year before the proposed 600-metreContinue reading “Walking trails taking their time!”

Call for feasibility study before Courtown ‘Land-Swap’ vote

By Dan Walsh Councillors are warned that “a feasibility study before the controversial ‘Land-Swap’ decision is an absolute must to avoid a legal and ethical storm” in a statement this evening issued by Courtown Regeneration Partnership Group ahead of tomorrow’s proposed vote on the Courtown Car Park Transfer coming before Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District scheduled forContinue reading “Call for feasibility study before Courtown ‘Land-Swap’ vote”

‘DO NOT SWIM’ Notice for Curracloe

By Dan Walsh Wexford County Council have issued “Do Not Swim” notices for Ballinesker, White Gap and Culleton’s Gap Beaches, Curracloe. In a statement issued within the past hour, the Council said; “Testing conducted as part of the Council’s investigation into bathing water quality showed elevated levels for Intestinal enterococci bacteria at White Gap Beach,Continue reading “‘DO NOT SWIM’ Notice for Curracloe”