‘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”

Indian ambassador coming to Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh The National 1798 Rebellion Centre presents an interesting event entitled ‘A Shared History; Independence in India and Ireland’, featuring historian John Dorney in conversation with Indian Ambassador Akhilesh Mishra taking place in the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy, next Friday at 7pm. It is part of the 2022 Summer Series. 2021 marked 100 yearsContinue reading “Indian ambassador coming to Enniscorthy”

Rebecca organised RNLI water safety clinic

By Dan Walsh Rebecca Doyle, Fethard RNLI’s Volunteer Water Safety Officer, commenced her new role by organising a Swim Safely Clinic given by the RNLI Water Safety Team which was attended by local swim group, Hooked on Swimming and the local Triathlon Club. Killian O Kelly, RNLI Water Safety Education Manager, joined Rebecca and volunteerContinue reading “Rebecca organised RNLI water safety clinic”

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”