New Ross plans St. Patrick’s Day

By Dan Walsh Traditional New Ross has one of the most colourful and best attended St. Patrick’s Day Parade for a town of its size and – the good news – preparations are underway for this year’s parade on Friday, March 17th and they would love to get you involved! “We are inviting all groupsContinue reading “New Ross plans St. Patrick’s Day”

Controversial Courtown ‘land swap’ on Council agenda

By Dan Walsh Tensions are rising in Courtown where details are emerging that a proposed “land swap” between the site of the old sea-front Bayview Hotel and the much more spacious Wexford County Council carpark is likely to be on the agenda at the March meeting of Wexford County Council for a vote of theContinue reading “Controversial Courtown ‘land swap’ on Council agenda”

Wexford Mum launches new nappy business

By Dan Walsh Work at home mum Kate Doyle from Enniscorthy opened The Nappy Market online last December to give Irish parents a choice when it comes to buying nappies. One million disposable nappies go into landfill in Ireland every day and they take 500 years to break down and Kate hopes making reusable modernContinue reading “Wexford Mum launches new nappy business”

Gorey water upgrade to benefit 7,000

By Dan Walsh Uisce Eireann, working in partnership with Wexford County Council has officially announced an upgrade at the Creagh Water Treatment Plant at Gorey that will benefit over 7,000 customers. The works will commence in February. Uisce Éireann states that “Once completed, the upgrade will provide improved water quality for the community and safeguardContinue reading “Gorey water upgrade to benefit 7,000”

An update on Enniscorthy water services

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Municipal District Council meeting Senior Executive Engineer with responsibility for water services in Enniscorthy town and district, Tadhg O’Corcora, presented his final Water Report at the January meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council as he retires after 40 years of local authority service, the last 30 years with Wexford CountyContinue reading “An update on Enniscorthy water services”

Locals dominate at Ballycrystal races

By Dan Walsh at Ballycrystal The going was testing at the Ballinagore Harriers point-to-point races held at Ballycrystal this afternoon, but local stables fared well and there was a good-sized attendance in light rain conditions. First up was the maiden race for five-year-old mares and “a head” separated Von Hallers for the Monbeg Farm RacingContinue reading “Locals dominate at Ballycrystal races”

Wexford GAA history under the lights

By Dan Walsh History was made at Chadwicks Wexford Park yesterday (Saturday) with the first ever hurling match held under floodlights and the festive occasion was even more special for the almost 13,000 in attendance as Wexford defeated Kilkenny, 1-25 to 2-18, in a Walsh Cup tie. It cost slightly less than €1 million toContinue reading “Wexford GAA history under the lights”

All roads to Ballycrystal on Sunday

By Dan Walsh Only one point-to-point fixture this weekend and it is the Ballinagore Harriers meeting at Ballycrystal, just outside Kiltealy with Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs as the perfect backdrop, tomorrow (Sunday). Sixty-eight entries for six races, saturated with runners from local stables, and the first race is off at 12.30pm. The going willContinue reading “All roads to Ballycrystal on Sunday”

Traffic restrictions around Wexford Park

Wexford Garda Division have announced traffic restrictions around Wexford Park tomorrow (Saturday) where a crowd in the region of 12,500 will gather for ceremonies linked to the switch-on of the new floodlights and the Walsh Cup hurling game at 6pm featuring Wexford and Kilkenny. Gardaí say that traffic restrictions will be in place around WexfordContinue reading “Traffic restrictions around Wexford Park”

Roof blows off at Vinegar Hill toilet

By Dan Walsh at Vinegar Hill The controversial new visitor toilet unit at Vinegar Hill is making the local headlines again! It has been closed on health and safety grounds after part of the roof was blown away recently. The news was shared with the members at last Monday’s meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District CouncilContinue reading “Roof blows off at Vinegar Hill toilet”