Battle of Enniscorthy revisited

By Dan Walsh at the Battle of Enniscorthy Shots rang out on Castle Hill this morning as the Battle of Enniscorthy was re-enacted exactly a century after the event – July 2nd 1922 – and descendants of some families involved were present to witness the historic commemoration which was the highlight of the Wexford LibraryContinue reading “Battle of Enniscorthy revisited”

Enniscorthy in weekend battle mode?

By Dan Walsh There is tension in Enniscorthy town this week after rumours spread that the Battle of Enniscorthy is imminent and likely to lead to gunfire and re-enacted fighting in the Enniscorthy Castle area of the town around 11am next Saturday morning. Locals have reported the presence of armed period dress personnel in theContinue reading “Enniscorthy in weekend battle mode?”

Vinegar Hill – the longest day commemoration

By Dan Walsh at Vinegar Hill June 21st 2022 – the longest day of the year- and the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Vinegar Hill was remembered with dignity and ceremony this evening. Jimmy Cooper (piper) led the Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society members in period dress along the lane leading to the hill whereContinue reading “Vinegar Hill – the longest day commemoration”

Enniscorthy promotes its history and heritage…and there is more to come!

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy. A camp site featuring the redcoats and the pikemen was the feature at the inaugural Rebellion Day held in the grounds of the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy today. Members of Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society were in battle dress for the occasion and there was great curiosity in theContinue reading “Enniscorthy promotes its history and heritage…and there is more to come!”

Anglo-Irish Treaty exhibition comes to Wexford

By Dan Walsh at County Hall, Wexford The Treaty, 1921; Records from the Archives exhibition, which has completed a three-month stint at Dublin Castle was launched at a pleasant ceremony in County Hall, Wexford, last night (Monday) by the Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr Barbara-Anne Murphy. The exhibition marks the centenary of the signingContinue reading “Anglo-Irish Treaty exhibition comes to Wexford”

Enniscorthy period residence on the market

By Dan Walsh It is one of Enniscorthy’s most iconic architectural heritage sites. Passing Parnell Road one is struck by the urban appearance of the modern Garda Station while on the opposite side, a decorative display of iron railings supported by square concrete piers converge into a curved entrance leading onto an avenue where 1.087-acresContinue reading “Enniscorthy period residence on the market”

Oulart men of 1916 remembered

By Dan Walsh at Oulart The annual Easter commemoration at the Mise Éire Memorial in Oulart, organised by the Oulart Hill Group, remembered the Oulart Company Volunteers with a roll-call and a short ceremony this morning. (Easter Sunday). There was a welcome address by Chairman, John Dempsey, who introduced the special guest speaker Martina DevlinContinue reading “Oulart men of 1916 remembered”

Annual Easter Commemorations in Wexford

By Dan Walsh at Riverchapel Following on from the Easter Rising of 1916 in Co. Wexford, and Enniscorthy in particular, it has been a tradition to remember the occasion publicly and in a dignified manner. Sinn Féin Co. Wexford is remembering Ireland’s Patriot Dead at annual Easter Commemoration wreath laying ceremonies across the county. JohnnyContinue reading “Annual Easter Commemorations in Wexford”

Medieval Ferns reveals a rich heritage

By Dan Walsh The Ferns Medieval Experience based in Ferns Community Centre is Wexford’s newest visitor attraction that tells the story of a medieval past in an engaging and fun way using a range of modern media including virtual reality and audio visual. Manager Catherine McPartlan has welcomed to visit the attraction and shareContinue reading “Medieval Ferns reveals a rich heritage”

Tony Dempsey is Age Friendly Ambassador

By Dan Walsh The famous Croke Park has been recognised as the first Age Friendly Stadium in the world and an Age Friendly Ambassador for each county has been announced and Tony Dempsey, Barntown, takes up the role for Co. Wexford. A native of Davidstown, Enniscorthy, and former Principal of Enniscorthy Vocational School, Dempsey wasContinue reading “Tony Dempsey is Age Friendly Ambassador”