Wreath to Fr Murphy and the Croppy Boy

By Dan Walsh The 1798 commemorations are continuing at Enniscorthy on Sunday and activities organised by Wexford Remembers 1798 includes laying a wreath at the prominent 1798 memorial in Market Square at 12.45pm marking the 115th year of its presence. The bronze monument features Fr John Murphy encouraging a young rebel, known locally as TheContinue reading “Wreath to Fr Murphy and the Croppy Boy”

New 1798 memorial unveiled at Ballycarney

By Dan Walsh at Ballycarney The 225th anniversary commemoration of the 1798 Rebellion moved to Ballycarney, beside the River Slaney, this evening (Sunday) were a stone memorial was unveiled at the crossroads where the earliest casualties – the Redmond brothers – of the rebellion lost their lives on the day before the Battle of OulartContinue reading “New 1798 memorial unveiled at Ballycarney”

All pikemen remembered on Oulart Hill

By Dan Walsh on Oulart Hill Deceased members of Oulart pikemen (and women) from past commemorations in 1948 (150th anniversary) and the bicentenary events in 1998 were remembered with pride for their community devotion in maintaining the history and heritage at the 225th commemoration of the 1798 Rebellion in a dignified ceremony held on OulartContinue reading “All pikemen remembered on Oulart Hill”

At Boolavogue as the sun was setting…

By Dan Walsh at Boolavogue With pride of place and a dignified ceremony the community of Boolavogue was joined in history and heritage by neighbouring groups at this evening’s (Friday) well attended and impressive pike march from The Harrow to the Fr. John Murphy Centre at Boolavogue proudly marking the 225th anniversary of the 1798Continue reading “At Boolavogue as the sun was setting…”

1798 225 events kick off today!

By Dan Walsh The 225th anniversary of the Rebellion of 1798 in County Wexford kicks off this evening (Friday) with a number of events, continues over the weekend and for a number of weeks, and thanks to the staff at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy WexfordLocal.com aims to keep everybody informed of eventsContinue reading “1798 225 events kick off today!”

Wexford’s 18 best beaches and marinas

By Dan Walsh Six Wexford beaches received the prestigious Blue Flag award for “high standards in water quality, environmental management, environmental education and safety.” Ballinesker, Ballymoney North Beach, Carne, Curracloe, and Morriscastle and Rosslare Strand. In the Green Coast category, which pays particular attention to the work of local clean coasts groups, 10 Wexford recipientsContinue reading “Wexford’s 18 best beaches and marinas”

Courtown concerns as ‘Land Swap’ vote looms

By Dan Walsh There are concerns in Courtown Harbour and environs that a vote on the Car Park Transfer, known locally as “the Land Swap”, is on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of Gorey and Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council scheduled for Blackwater Community Centre. In a statement on social media over the weekend, Courtown CommunityContinue reading “Courtown concerns as ‘Land Swap’ vote looms”

New Ross tales of William Marshal

By Dan Walsh in New Ross The two-day 2nd annual William Marshal Weekend marking the 804th anniversary (1147-1219) brought knights in shining armour onto the streets of New Ross today where the combination of historical tours, history and heritage, music and tradition exuded celebration in the sunshine. The official opening at the High Hill wasContinue reading “New Ross tales of William Marshal”

Plans for the 1798 Summer School

By Dan Walsh Details of events associated with the 225th anniversary of the 1798 Rebellion have been announced with the highlight expected to be the National 1798 Summer School at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre in Enniscorthy taking place May 26th-28th. With a range of historic talks, guided walks and tours and cultural events onContinue reading “Plans for the 1798 Summer School”

The buzz is back in Ferns

By Dan Walsh in Ferns Three Canadian red giant “Walnut whip” shaped beekeeping units were unveiled in the grounds of St. Edan’s Cathedral, Ferns, yesterday (Saturday) as part of the Ancient Connections initiative between St. Aidan’s in Ferns and St. David’s in Pembrokeshire. “Bees have linked Wales and Wexford since the 6th century, when itContinue reading “The buzz is back in Ferns”