Battle of Bunclody ’98 remembered

By Dan Walsh at Bunclody St. Colman’s Pipe Band, Ballindaggin, led by Pipe Major Jim Byrne and the Bunclody/Kilrush/Kilmyshal Pike Group under the command of Group Leader Walter Skelton led the commemorative pike march in Bunclody this evening (Sunday) to remember the Battle of Newtownbarry (Bunclody) which broke out on June 1st, 1798. The BattleContinue reading “Battle of Bunclody ’98 remembered”

Wexford Remembers 1798 at Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Two wreaths from Wexford Remembers 1798 Group and the Connolly Youth Movement were laid at the Father Murphy and the Croppy Boy memorial in Market Square, Enniscorthy, today, (Sunday) as part of the 225th 1798 Rebellion commemorations taking place across County Wexford. Chairman, Gary O’Brien from Wexford, gave a briefContinue reading “Wexford Remembers 1798 at Enniscorthy”

Wexford asked to conserve water

Due to the current high demand for water as a result of the current warm spell, Uisce Éireann is urging communities across Wexford to conserve water to protect supply and reduce the risk of outages. High usage can lead to pressure reductions which can impact the supply to customers. Supplies across the county are vulnerableContinue reading “Wexford asked to conserve water”

All safe and well in sailing yacht rescue

By Dan Walsh Rosslare Harbour RNLI lifeboat responded to a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 2.27pm on Tuesday to assist a 44-foot-long sailing yacht with three people on board after it developed mechanical difficulties. The lifeboat was launched at 2.45pm and reached the scene in Ballytrent Bay at 2.55pm. The sea was roughContinue reading “All safe and well in sailing yacht rescue”

Paul Nolan’s winning favourite

By Dan Walsh at Wexford Races Joyeux Machin (11/10 favourite) was scored a popular local success in a hurdle race for trainer Paul Nolan and Enniscorthy brothers, Jim and Sam McCauley running in the colours of Rectory Road Holdings Ltd, impressively by seven lengths at Wexford races this evening with Wexford jockey Sean Flanagan inContinue reading “Paul Nolan’s winning favourite”

World premiere opens Festival of Ferns

By Dan Walsh The Festival of Ferns is a two-day festival on Sunday and Monday next weekend – which is the June Bank Holiday – and it opens with a unique concert, a world premiere performance in the beautiful setting of St. Eden’s Cathedral, Ferns, on Sunday starting at 7.30pm. Featuring The Allabair Trio withContinue reading “World premiere opens Festival of Ferns”

Bride and groom on the crest of a wave

By Dan Walsh Kilmore Quay RNLI Lifeboat lovers, Michelle Hinchy and Trevor Devereux switched their lifejackets and yellow wellies for wedding day finery in a beautiful marriage ceremony in the presence of family and friends. Between them the bride and groom have over 50 years voluntary service with Kilmore Quay RNLI. Michelle, currently the station’sContinue reading “Bride and groom on the crest of a wave”

Wednesday racing at Wexford

By Dan Walsh Bettyville Park plays host to a promising midweek Wednesday jump racing seven-race card with the first race off at 5.30pm. There is a warm dry forecast which creates the ideal opportunity for families and a large attendance while the track is undergoing a watering programme to ensure safe conditions and the goingContinue reading “Wednesday racing at Wexford”

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”