200 gather for Wexford bookstore extension

By Dan Walsh in Wexford town Two hundred people attended the enlargement and opening of a spacious extension to Red Books, a popular local bookstore in Wexford’s St Peter’s Square last Tuesday evening.  In an age when many had written off physical bookshops as being feasible, veteran bookseller Anton O’Broin, who cut the ribbon onContinue reading “200 gather for Wexford bookstore extension”

Enniscorthy in weekend battle mode?

By Dan Walsh There is tension in Enniscorthy town this week after rumours spread that the Battle of Enniscorthy is imminent and likely to lead to gunfire and re-enacted fighting in the Enniscorthy Castle area of the town around 11am next Saturday morning. Locals have reported the presence of armed period dress personnel in theContinue reading “Enniscorthy in weekend battle mode?”

Sunday free family fun in Ferns

SUMMER FEELS is a free family event taking place in Ferns St Aidans GAA Park on Sunday, June 26th from 1 pm to 4 pm. It promises to be a great day out with plenty of entertainment and activity. This is being funded through Wexford County Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht,Continue reading “Sunday free family fun in Ferns”

Great day at Gorey Show

By Dan Walsh at Ashton, Ballycanew I dropped in yesterday afternoon to the 161st Gorey Agricultural Show at Ashton, Ballycanew, the overcast sky was pleasant to the attendance, and it was wonderful to see this historic rural occasion restored after the pandemic. It was a truly family occasion – I would say the dog classesContinue reading “Great day at Gorey Show”

Summer Féte in Enniscorthy Showgrounds

By Dan Walsh Lots of fun for all the family is promised at the Summer Féte and Family Fun Day taking place in the County Showgrounds at Enniscorthy (X21 XP63) from 2-5pm on Saturday afternoon and everybody is welcome. The event is a fundraiser for Enniscorthy Union of Parishes (which include St. Mary’s, Enniscorthy, Clone,Continue reading “Summer Féte in Enniscorthy Showgrounds”

Calling the shots at Rebellion Day

By Dan Walsh The inaugural Rebellion Day takes place next Sunday from noon until 4.30pm in the grounds of the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy and the organisers are hopeful of a large attendance and promising an action-packed afternoon of activities suitable for all the family. Deputy Manager Eve Furlong told WexfordLocal.com; “This communityContinue reading “Calling the shots at Rebellion Day”

Ukraine Coffee Morning in Oylegate

By Dan Walsh Wexford Ógra Fianna Fáil is holding a Coffee Morning in aid of Ukraine on Bank Holiday Monday, June 6th between 10am and 12pm in the Slaney Inn, Oylegate. All are welcome and all the proceeds will go to the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Emergency Appeal.  Wexford Ógra’s chair Ruairí Ryan told WexfordLocal.com; “It’sContinue reading “Ukraine Coffee Morning in Oylegate”

Gorey May Bush Féile event

By Dan Walsh The Gorey May Bush Féile 2022 ‘Let’s Decorate the May Bush’ community event takes place this evening (Saturday) from 6pm under the Circe Pavilion beside the communal Gorey May Bush on the grounds of Gorey Civic Centre for an evening of traditional music, song dance and poetry while exchanging our traditions aroundContinue reading “Gorey May Bush Féile event”

Compose yourself; it’s National Poetry Day

By Dan Walsh Today (Thursday) is Poetry Day Ireland and the theme is Written in the Stars, so why not position the toilet seat appropriately and write a poem; or scribble while on the train or bus; or simply read a poem that is in keeping with the mood of the moment! Now in itsContinue reading “Compose yourself; it’s National Poetry Day”