Wreath laid at sea by Fethard Lifeboat

By Dan Walsh On Saturday, 25 years to the exact day since Fethard RNLI lifeboat station was re-established (July 10th, 1966), following an absence of 82 years, a milestone was marked by a solemn ceremony at sea, where current lifeboat crew laid a wreath to remember all those involved with the station, who had passedContinue reading “Wreath laid at sea by Fethard Lifeboat”

Murrintown opens Garden of Remembrance

By Dan Walsh The Murrintown commemoration and opening of the Garden of Remembrance and Reflection to mark the Truce of the War of Independence a century ago ceremony was held today in poor weather conditions where Cllr Lisa McDonald delivered the oration. Cllr McDonald said; “We are here in Murrintown today to take ownership ofContinue reading “Murrintown opens Garden of Remembrance”

Centenary of Truce remembered in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh The centenary of the Truce in the War of Independence was commemorated in a brief, but dignified ceremony held in the Orchard Peace Park at the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy today. Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, Cllr Cathal Byrne said; “During the two and a half years of the War of IndependenceContinue reading “Centenary of Truce remembered in Enniscorthy”

Last War of Independence action remembered in Camolin

By Dan Walsh The 100th anniversary of the locally titled Camolin Ambush – the last action in the War of Independence in County Wexford – was commemorated in a small but dignified ceremony in Camolin village this evening. At least four generations of the Carton family were present at this evening’s event. Cllr Fionntán ÓContinue reading “Last War of Independence action remembered in Camolin”

McCabes Pharmacy 40 years in business 

Television personality and mum-to-be Síle Seoige was on hand to meet the newest addition to McCabes, as the family-owned pharmacy unveiled its Digital Prescription Service, Easy Script. The “new arrival” is the first web based digital prescription service in Ireland, and it comes as McCabes Pharmacy celebrates 40 years in business this year. At theContinue reading “McCabes Pharmacy 40 years in business “

Enniscorthy awarded Cycling City status

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy has been awarded Ville à Vélo du Tour de France Cycling City status in recognition of hosting a stage of the 1998 Tour de France and is now the only town not in mainland Europe to achieve this status. Phil Skelton of WEXBUG (Wexford Bicycle Users Group), Dervla Tierney and EnniscorthyContinue reading “Enniscorthy awarded Cycling City status”

RTE documentary features Colm Tóibín

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy-born author Colm Tóibín, probably best known for Brooklyn made into an award-winning film a few years ago, features in a documentary called On Memory’s Shore which will be shown on RTE One tonight (Monday) at 9.35pm. Filmed in the summer of 2020, the documentary explores his life growing up in Enniscorthy,Continue reading “RTE documentary features Colm Tóibín”

All aboard for Rosslare Port Fest

By Dan Walsh The Rosslare Port Fest takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, April 20-22 which is part of the Ports, Past and Present programme and seeks to investigate the heritage of Rosslare, Dublin, Pembroke Dock, Fishguard and Holyhead Ports and the Irish Sea crossings, to create common understanding between these communities. Rosslare Port FestContinue reading “All aboard for Rosslare Port Fest”

Call for musicians singers and dancers

By Dan Walsh The search for Ireland’s most talented family! Réalta Agus Gaolta is back and the search for Ireland’s most entertaining family, 2021! Whether your family members are talented musicians, singers or dancers, they want to hear from you now. Do you think you can impress the judges? Keeping an eye on the talentContinue reading “Call for musicians singers and dancers”