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”

Glanbia is Green Gold winner for the second year

By Dan Walsh Glanbia Ireland has obtained Origin Green Gold Membership status for the second year in a row in recognition of its excellence in sustainability. The awarding of the Origin Green Gold Standard recognises Glanbia Ireland’s efforts to excel in sustainable food production as part of Ireland’s pioneering food and drink sustainability programme. GlanbiaContinue reading “Glanbia is Green Gold winner for the second year”

Write By The Sea at Kilmore Quay

By Dan Walsh The five-day Write By The Sea literary festival was opened this evening in Kilmore Quay by the Chairman of the Arts Council of Ireland, Kevin Rafter. It is a virtual event this year again due to the Covid-19 pandemic because it had to be organised and finalised many months ago, but theContinue reading “Write By The Sea at Kilmore Quay”

Celebrations at Fethard RNLI

By Dan Walsh Fethard RNLI celebrated the 25th anniversary of the local lifeboat station with a search and rescue display, off Baginbun Beach, in the company of neighbours Dunmore East RNLI and Kilmore Quay RNLI, Fethard Coast Guard and Rescue helicopter 117. As the weather held off, a crowd gathered to observe lifeboat crews carryContinue reading “Celebrations at Fethard RNLI”

Coolgreany vintage on the roads again

By Dan Walsh There was a vibrant feel of community spirit and a reawakening of the rural countryside as a Road Run comprising a long convoy of vintage cars and tractors participated in the Coolgreany Vintage Club event that covered more than 50 kilometres today. Highways and byways were once again awakened to the soundContinue reading “Coolgreany vintage on the roads again”

Diocesan plans to welcome new bishop

By Dan Walsh Fr Ger Nash becomes the 81st Bishop of the Diocese of Ferns at a celebration of Mass for the Episcopal Ordination taking place in St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy, at 3pm next Sunday and details of the ceremony have been announced. The Chief Ordaining Prelate will be Archbishop Dermot Farrell, Archbishop of Dublin,Continue reading “Diocesan plans to welcome new bishop”

New novel from Wexford author

By Dan Walsh Mary Cotter’s latest publication, and her debut novel SPIKE is gaining traction on the local literary scene and is fast becoming one of the best reads of 2021. Like so many authors who have been denied the launch and subsequent publicity due to the Covid-19 lockdown Mary Cotter is beginning to attractContinue reading “New novel from Wexford author”

Summer outdoor theatre in south Wexford

Good news for theatre enthusiasts as Ballycogley Players presents the Summer Outdoor Theatre Festival featuring four plays to three popular south Wexford venues – Tomhaggard, Our Lady’s Island and Piercestown – commencing in Tomhaggard Social Centre this Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm sharp. Wednesday’s plays are Lockdown in Little Grimley by David Tristram and LoversContinue reading “Summer outdoor theatre in south Wexford”

Sod turns on €12.8m plant at Arthurstown

By Dan Walsh The official sod turning at the €12.8 million Wastewater Treatment Plant at Arthurstown serving the communities of Duncannon, Arthurstown and Ballyhack took place last Friday morning. The plant will provide wastewater treatment for the first time for the equivalent of almost 1,875 people and the works will ensure the communities have theContinue reading “Sod turns on €12.8m plant at Arthurstown”