Comedy in Craanford

By Dan Walsh Craanford Drama Group are back on stage at Craanford Community Centre with their chaotic comedy ‘Pretend Sick’ last night and tonight (Thursday) with two more shows still to come on Saturday and Sunday nights at 8pm. The play will see Deirdre Malone in the role of Katie Logan – a woman who spends herContinue reading “Comedy in Craanford”

Over €1m for 12 community groups

By Dan Walsh Twelve community groups in Co. Wexford will share funding of €1,014,151, announced this morning. The funding will be used to upgrade, renovate and refurbish Community Centres, Parish Halls, Scouts Clubs, Youth Hubs, Family Resources Centres and Sports Complexes across the country. Funding for Co. Wexford is as follows; Castlebridge Community Hall €19,337.50.Continue reading “Over €1m for 12 community groups”

Gorey lights up for Christmas

By Dan Walsh The organisers of Gorey Christmas Lights Big Switch On triumphed against the forces of nature to bring thousands onto the Main Street tonight (Saturday) to the happiest event ever – the lights turned on by Santa Claus with Mrs. Claus by his side. The weather was dreadful on Saturday morning and causedContinue reading “Gorey lights up for Christmas”

New Wexford Arts Centre is officially opened

By Dan Walsh at Wexford Arts Centre Minister Peter Burke, T.D., Minister of State at Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage performed the official opening of the new extension to Wexford Arts Centre in the presence of the Mayor of Wexford, Cllr Maura Bell, this afternoon. It was a celebratory occasion with contributions byContinue reading “New Wexford Arts Centre is officially opened”

Carnew Musical presents ‘Guys and Dolls’

By Dan Walsh Carnew Musical Society is presenting its first full show since 2019 –Guys and Dolls – from Monday, November 21st to Saturday, November 26th in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, and online booking is available from today (Monday). Guys and Dolls is fable of Broadway and based on the stories and characters of DamonContinue reading “Carnew Musical presents ‘Guys and Dolls’”

Music and fireworks in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh reporting from Wexford Quay Thousands of people assembled on Wexford Quay earlier this evening for the launch of the 71st Wexford Festival Opera with the traditional fireworks display and an enthusiastic official welcome from the Mayor of Wexford Cllr Maura Bell. “This is my festival. This is your festival. This is everybody’sContinue reading “Music and fireworks in Wexford town”

Wexford in the mood for the Fleadh!

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council meeting Wexford’s determined bid to host Fleadh Cheol na h-Éireann in the town soon was endorsed by members at Monday’s monthly meeting of Wexford County Council. Cathaoirleach Cllr George Lawlor feels the outcome of the bid for the Fleadh should be known in the first quarter of 2023.Continue reading “Wexford in the mood for the Fleadh!”

New Ross Piano Festival is launched

By Dan Walsh in New Ross The ancient deck of the Dunbrody Famine Ship, showpiece of New Ross tourism, was the appropriate setting for the launch of the 16th New Ross Piano Festival this evening by Senator Malcolm Byrne. The festival runs September 21st-25th and will bring large numbers to the town. Senator Byrne spokeContinue reading “New Ross Piano Festival is launched”

Wexford Rose Joy hugs everyone!

By Dan Walsh Wexford Rose Joy Quigley from Ferns was the final interviewee on last night’s televised International Rose of Tralee Festival, and she gave a masterful performance with lots of laughter and banter with host Daithí Ó Sé. “I am so much a hugger,” Joy told Daithí and she continued; “I just love aContinue reading “Wexford Rose Joy hugs everyone!”

Joy leads the Wexford Rose Tour

By Dan Walsh Thirty-three contestants in the Rose of Tralee International Festival are on the Wexford Rose Tour this week with local celebrity status focused firmly on the Wexford Rose, Joy Quigley from Ferns. I will be joining the Wexford Rose Tour at Enniscorthy Castle at 9am tomorrow (Saturday) morning, but some information is comingContinue reading “Joy leads the Wexford Rose Tour”