Gorey to keep its past in town!

By Dan Walsh at Wells House and Gardens A proposal to transform the old chamber room in the Market House into a Gorey historical feature and retain historical books and documents in Gorey for the people of Gorey and district was supported unanimously at today’s monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council held in WellsContinue reading “Gorey to keep its past in town!”

Dr. Billy Colfer honoured at Wexford Arts Centre

By Dan Walsh at Wexford Arts Centre Wexford Arts Centre today launched an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Dr. Billy Colfer. Curated by Karla Sánchez O’Connell and Rosemary Hartigan; the exhibition will run from November 15th to December 23th in the new Billy Colfer Gallery. This exhibition aims to celebrate Dr. Colfer’s life and workContinue reading “Dr. Billy Colfer honoured at Wexford Arts Centre”

Consecration of Bishop Wilkinson today

By Dan Walsh The Episcopal Ordination and Consecration of Adrian Wilkinson takes place today (Sunday) at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. He becomes the new Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory in succession to Rt. Revd Michael Burrows, who was translated as Bishop of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe last April. Bishop Wilkinson has an established connectionContinue reading “Consecration of Bishop Wilkinson today”

100 years of Garda service in Co. Wexford

By Dan Walsh at Ferrycarrig Hotel Over a decade of research into everyday policing and honouring the dedicated service of An Garda Siochána to the community over the past 100 years was launched tonight in the form of the latest publication named THE GUARDS; Policing County Wexford 1922-2022. The work of two retired Gardaí TomContinue reading “100 years of Garda service in Co. Wexford”

Literature fringe events at Wexford festival

By Dan Walsh The 71st Wexford Festival Opera opens on Friday evening with crackling fireworks over the harbour and the National Opera House will accommodate the best singers and performers of national and international fame, but a traditional feature of the festival are the fringe events, and there is so many listed and catering forContinue reading “Literature fringe events at Wexford festival”

Codd defends the lady champions

By Dan Walsh Aontú member Cllr Jim Codd has reacted to the recent ‘storm in a teacup’ controversy surrounding the Irish Women’s football team singing Celtic Symphony after qualifying for the World Cup having beaten Scotland. Speaking on local radio, Cllr Codd said; “I find the comments condemning these fine young sports stars to beContinue reading “Codd defends the lady champions”

Centenary commemoration held in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy The memory of two unarmed Free State soldiers who were assassinated as they walked down an Enniscorthy street, having attended a Mission Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral on October 10th 1922,  were remembered today at the spot – outside 21 Main St., Enniscorthy – and later in the graveyards atContinue reading “Centenary commemoration held in Enniscorthy”

John Hegarty to become Wexford football manager

By Dan Walsh In a statement on social media “Wexford GAA are delighted to announce that we will be proposing John Hegarty as our new Senior Football Manager for ratification at the September County Committee Meeting.” Hogan Stand is reporting that former Wexford star John Hegarty is set to take over the reins as theContinue reading “John Hegarty to become Wexford football manager”

Craanford remembers family friends and neighbours

By Dan Walsh at Craanford There was a large gathering in Craanford village this morning for the special unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the Craanford Volunteers and Cuman na mBan with inscriptions bearing the names of sixty-six people associated with the War of Independence. Sarah Dreelan, daughter of John Reddy and Paddy Mordaunt, sonContinue reading “Craanford remembers family friends and neighbours”