Council backs 421-unit development in Gorey

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Civic Centre Members of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council today gave their full backing to an application to An Board Pleanála for the construction of housing development including 421 residential units on lands at Kilnahue and Gorey Hill, the Carnew Road and Kilnahue Lane at the May monthly meeting heldContinue reading “Council backs 421-unit development in Gorey”

Riverside trails planned for Bunclody?

By Dan Walsh The development of Bunclody Town Park incorporating the Market Square with the introduction of riverside walking trails and a river strategy was welcomed by members following a presentation by Shay Howell of Wexford County Council at Monday’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District held in the Presentation Centre. The project is inContinue reading “Riverside trails planned for Bunclody?”

National Biodiversity Week

By Dan Walsh An Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council Cllr. Barbara-Anne Murphy officially launched National Biodiversity Week last Friday when she attended the planting of a native Irish Rowan tree in the grounds of St. John’s Community Hospital accompanied by representatives of Enniscorthy Men’s Shed, St. John’s Community Hospital and staff of Wexford County Council.Continue reading “National Biodiversity Week”

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”

The magic of Hook lights up the pages…

By Dan Walsh at Fethard-on-Sea The Hook peninsula region of south-west Wexford is a place of history, heritage, shipwrecks, the flashing light of Hook Lighthouse and the haunting stories of Loftus Hall and the lifeboat heroics of the crew of such brave ships as the Helen Blake and it is also a fascinating region forContinue reading “The magic of Hook lights up the pages…”

Barry O’Neill rides 700th winner

By Dan Walsh National champion point-to-point rider Barry O’Neill, who celebrated his 33rd birthday yesterday was still in celebratory mood today at Ballindenisk, Co. Cork today where he rode three winners and reached the 700th career point-to-point winner mark in fine style. Colin Bowe saddled both ‘division’ winners in the maiden race for four-year-olds withContinue reading “Barry O’Neill rides 700th winner”

Bunclody runners-up in drama finals

By Dan Walsh Bunclody-Kilmyshall Drama Group’s performance of The Good Father are runners-up at the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival Gala Awards announced tonight by adjudicator Michael Poyner ADA. The overall winners are Ballyduff Drama Group, Waterford, with Rabbit Hole. The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly featured two actors Pádraig D’Arcy and Mairéad Connaughton and theContinue reading “Bunclody runners-up in drama finals”

Punchestown double for James Kenny

By Dan Walsh Craanford rider James Kenny enjoyed a double success at the Kilare Hunt point-to-point races at Punchestown today beginning with the Colin Bowe trained Chosen Hero by five lengths in the maiden race for four-year-old mares. He followed up with winner number two in the first division of the maiden race for five-Continue reading “Punchestown double for James Kenny”

Songs of Praise in Gorey Church

Christ Church Parish Gorey are holding a Songs of Praise Service on Sunday, May 15th at 7pm in Christ Church Gorey and all are welcome to attend. The service is being held so that anyone who was bereaved during the pandemic or those unable to attend funerals due to the restrictions will be able toContinue reading “Songs of Praise in Gorey Church”

Another 8 years before M11 traffic reaches Rosslare?

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council Meeting The Oylegate to Rosslare Harbour extension of the M11 was under discussion at the recent Wexford County Council meeting with Cllr Willie Kavanagh, who lives and works in Oylegate, remaking that “it could be another eight years before we see traffic travelling on it.” Cllr Kavanagh alsoContinue reading “Another 8 years before M11 traffic reaches Rosslare?”