Wexford students compete for Art Awards

By Dan Walsh Following in the footsteps of leading Irish artists who took part during their early lives – renowned figures such as Graham Knuttel, Robert Ballagh, Dorothy Cross and Bernadette Madden – young artists who submitted entries to this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition, including a number from Co. Wexford, are currently having theirContinue reading “Wexford students compete for Art Awards”

A Happy St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated

By Dan Walsh at Gorey and Curragraigue The ‘HAPPY’ was put back into St. Patrick’s Day as crowds gathered in big numbers at parades across Co. Wexford today. It was 16 degrees in Gorey as thousands lined the entire parade route on both sides of the Main Street. It took forty minutes for all theContinue reading “A Happy St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated”

RNLI seeks new shop volunteers

By Dan Walsh The RNLI is looking for new shop volunteers to join its lifesaving teams at Courtown, Wexford and Kilmore Quay and just like the charity’s lifeboats, the RNLI’s retail team need a dedicated volunteer crew -people of all ages and abilities – who can give a little time to help save lives atContinue reading “RNLI seeks new shop volunteers”

Kiltealy prepares to ‘Climb With Charlie’

By Dan Walsh Walkers are being encouraged to join Wexford Walking Trail on April 2nd and go that extra mile for a ‘Climb With Charlie’ walk along the scenic route – 16.4km return – from Kiltealy village to the summit of Knockroe Hill in the Blackstairs Mountains. The challenge begins at 10am and the taskContinue reading “Kiltealy prepares to ‘Climb With Charlie’”

The changing landscape of Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh This new photograph taken to display the changing landscape around Enniscorthy combines the past and present and the new Business Hub emerging alongside the mid-19th century brickwork and turrets of the disused St. Senan’s Hospital. On August 3rd 2018 the first sod was turned at Enniscorthy Business and Technology Park which isContinue reading “The changing landscape of Enniscorthy”

South Wexford to amend local flood plan

By Dan Walsh Public representatives from the Rosslare District were voiciferous at this week’s Special Meeting of Wexford County Council, held via Microsoft Teams, in relation to Christmas Day flooding in south Wexford and calls were made to meet with Office of Public Works and concerns were expressed about protection of the low-lying flood plainsContinue reading “South Wexford to amend local flood plan”

CHAMPIONS; The Kinsella clan from Marshalstown

By Dan Walsh The brave and competitive Kinsella family from Marshalstown have become the second Wexford winner of Ireland’s Fittest Family and are €15,000 richer following tonight’s final shown on RTÉ 1 television. The team comprised of Dad Patrick (49) and the kids, Michael (21), David (18) and Caoimhe (15). They showed an amazing display ofContinue reading “CHAMPIONS; The Kinsella clan from Marshalstown”

Busher shortlisted for ‘Book of the Year’

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy author Caroline Busher’s latest book The Legend of Valentine Sorrow has been shortlisted for the Teen and Young Adult ‘Book of the Year’ at the forthcoming An Post Irish Book Awards which is open to public vote. Caroline is so grateful to everyone who has voted for her so far. VotingContinue reading “Busher shortlisted for ‘Book of the Year’”

Good news for Wexford waterways

By Dan Walsh Irish Water has produced a series of new videos to outline the benefits and progress in eliminating raw sewage discharged into the waterways across the country and the first video that goes live next Tuesday focusses on Wexford and drone footage over the estuary of The Three Sisters – Barrow, Nore andContinue reading “Good news for Wexford waterways”

Kids workshops at Hook Lighthouse

Wexford County Council in partnership with Creative Ireland and Dig It Kids are offering free workshops for children in Hook Lighthouse next Sunday, October 10th, however, places are limited. The workshops will comprise of Dig it Kids usual magical mixture of fun facts (including Dad jokes of course), inventive and satisfying crafts, and engaging stories.Continue reading “Kids workshops at Hook Lighthouse”