Tales from historic Kilcarbery

By Dan Walsh Road closure measures have been enacted by Wexford County Council following the destruction of Kilcarbery Bridge during the infamous Christmas Day flooding episode which also damaged properties in the area. The final road bridge on the River Boro on its way to the Slaney, Kilcarbery has a long and distinguished industrial historyContinue reading “Tales from historic Kilcarbery”

Liam Mellows remembered in Castletown

By Dan Walsh The annual Liam Mellows Commemoration ceremony took place today (Sunday) at his graveside in Castletown Cemetery where Sinn Féin’s Johnny Mythen became the first Wexford TD since 1924 to deliver the oration. “I am humbled and proud to speak at the graveside of this great Irishman,” said Deputy Mythen who described MellowsContinue reading “Liam Mellows remembered in Castletown”

Wexford republican’s memoir published

By Dan Walsh Máire Comerford, (1893-1982), was an Irish Republican from North Wexford and a first-hand account of her revolutionary period memoir goes on sale in bookshops nationally tomorrow under the title ON DANGEROUS GROUND ; A Memoir of the Irish Revolution, edited by documentary filmmaker and writer Hilary Dully. The work is a timelyContinue reading “Wexford republican’s memoir published”

Ink has dried on ancient city of Ferns

By Dan Walsh Christopher Power has written a number of books on various fascinating aspects of local history across several regions of Ireland, however, his latest publication A History of Ferns is motivated by his residential proximity to historic Ferns, and he is daily inspired by his surroundings of history and heritage. “Only a scatterContinue reading “Ink has dried on ancient city of Ferns”

Enniscorthy 1916 recalled in new book

By Dan Walsh Pat Doran was born and raised in Enniscorthy with a vague knowledge and awareness of the 1916 Easter Rising in the town, however, on the discovery that two of his great-grandfathers were willing participants he was inspired to pursue further research. Pat’s detailed research has uncovered the names of individuals who eitherContinue reading “Enniscorthy 1916 recalled in new book”

Strands of history at Bannow Bay

By Dan Walsh The Bannow Maritime Heritage Weekend brings history alive this week with a series of events that nobody with a passion for the past should miss, however, the highlight is bound to be the launch of the Journal of the Bannow Historical Society, No. 4 by Barry Lacey, Historian-in-Residence at Wexford Public LibrariesContinue reading “Strands of history at Bannow Bay”

In the footprints of Wexford history

By Dan Walsh A centenary series of “War of Independence and Civil War Tours in County Wexford” is taking place in the coming weeks. Talks will be given by Barry Lacey, Historian-in-Residence at Wexford Libraries focussing on events and incidents that occurred in Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Gorey and New Ross between 1916 and 1923. The War ofContinue reading “In the footprints of Wexford history”

Karina’s new book tells story of Wexford Festival Opera

By Dan Walsh Seventy years ago in 1951, the first Wexford Opera Festival took to the stage of the old Theatre Royal on Wexford’s High Street, inspired as an informal gathering of friends listening to gramophone music, and developed into one of Europe’s leading classical music events. It was the brainchild of T.J. Walsh, aContinue reading “Karina’s new book tells story of Wexford Festival Opera”

Enniscorthy promoting Christmas

By Dan Walsh The children are feeling ‘super present’ anxious and demand that Christmas will be happening again, and the positive news is that Enniscorthy Municipal District Council in partnership with Enniscorthy Castle, Enniscorthy District Chamber and Rathnure Pantomime Society are delighted to confirm Santa’s Enchanted Castle returns to Enniscorthy for Christmas 2021. Cllr CathalContinue reading “Enniscorthy promoting Christmas”

Battle of Vinegar Hill revisited

By Dan Walsh On 21 June 1798, 20,000 men, women and children found themselves trapped on a hill outside Enniscorthy, facing a Crown force of some 15,000 troops led by no less than four generals and 16 general officers. More than two centuries later a multi-disciplinary research programme involving archaeologists, historians, folklorists, architectural historians andContinue reading “Battle of Vinegar Hill revisited”