Don’t forget the Wexford Book Fair on Sunday

By Dan Walsh Great excitement in Red Books, St. Peter’s Square, Wexford, last night for the launch of the 4th edition of The Wexford Bohemian, excellently edited by Alanna Hammel, and featuring a large collection of new poems and original stories from about 50 contributors. The launch was performed by the Mayor of Wexford, CllrContinue reading “Don’t forget the Wexford Book Fair on Sunday”

Literature fringe events at Wexford festival

By Dan Walsh The 71st Wexford Festival Opera opens on Friday evening with crackling fireworks over the harbour and the National Opera House will accommodate the best singers and performers of national and international fame, but a traditional feature of the festival are the fringe events, and there is so many listed and catering forContinue reading “Literature fringe events at Wexford festival”

Traffic plans for big ploughing event

By Dan Walsh The National Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor agricultural trade exhibition attracting an estimated 300,000 visitors over three days and the 2022 renewal takes place at Ratheniska, Co. Laois, Tuesday to Thursday, this week. Cathaoirleach of the Rosslare Municipal District, Cllr Lisa McDonald welcomed ploughers from Germany, France, America, Canada, Australia and NewContinue reading “Traffic plans for big ploughing event”

Harvesting like long ago at Carnew

By Dan Walsh Autumnal days on the farm like long ago will be compressed into Heritage Day tomorrow (Sunday) and Carnew Heritage Club have left no stone unturned in organising an action-packed afternoon on the lands opposite Candy’s Store in the village. Topping the bill will be the presence of Martin Austin, Chairman of theContinue reading “Harvesting like long ago at Carnew”

Claire Keegan’s date in Kilmore Quay

By Dan Walsh Irish author Claire Keegan has been shortlisted for the 2022 Booker Prize. Keegan’s Small Things Like These, which, at 116 pages, is the shortest book in terms of pages in the prize’s history. Award-winning Keegan is the star of this year’s Write by the Sea festival at Kilmore Quay, September 23rd-25th, whenContinue reading “Claire Keegan’s date in Kilmore Quay”

Fatal farm incident in Kiltealy

By Dan Walsh A man in his mid-fifties has died on a farm at Ballycrystal, near Kiltealy. The incident occurred around 9am and emergency services were quickly on the scene. The body has been removed to University Hospital Waterford where a post-mortem will take place. The scene has been sealed off and the Health andContinue reading “Fatal farm incident in Kiltealy”

175 years of service at Kilmore Quay Lifeboat Station

By Dan Walsh This summer marks 175 years since a lifeboat service was first established in Kilmore Quay and the distinguished occasion will be celebrated with an exhibition curated by local author and historian, John Power, this weekend on Saturday and Sunday in the Stella Maris Centre, Kilmore Quay. In 1846 the Royal National LifeboatContinue reading “175 years of service at Kilmore Quay Lifeboat Station”

Monksgrange Heritage Open Afternoon

By Dan Walsh A one hour guided tour with personal commentary by Jeremy Hill on the heritage of landscape and garden at Monksgrange next Sunday will commence at 2pm. Outdoor footwear is suggested. You will hear about the role of landscape trees, admire the oaks of the original avenue planted in 1750 and hear aboutContinue reading “Monksgrange Heritage Open Afternoon”

‘Writing on the Wall’ at Enniscorthy Castle

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy Castle is home to a rare piece of medieval graffito, incised in the dungeon wall – a one-metre-tall figure with sword in hand. This work of wall art from times past is the centre piece of the Enniscorthy Castle Autumnal Exhibition ‘Writing on the Wall‘. Manager Mico Hassett told WexfordLocal.com; “AnContinue reading “‘Writing on the Wall’ at Enniscorthy Castle”

Medieval Day in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh Living history comes alive next Saturday with a Medieval Day taking place at the old Town Wall in the Green area behind Westgate Tower/Heritage Centre. It is part of National Heritage Week and is a free event. Monica Crofton will be leading guided tours of the Town Wall at 12pm and 3pmContinue reading “Medieval Day in Wexford town”