O’Keeffe’s Vital Island makes it four-in-a-row

By Dan Walsh at Lingstown, Tomhaggard There was an amazing outcome to the Neville Hotels Open Race ‘over the banks’ at lovely Lingstown with victory going to Vital Island, who was winning this race for the fourth year in a row and plans to run at next Spring’s Punchestown Festival. The nine-year-old gelding owned andContinue reading “O’Keeffe’s Vital Island makes it four-in-a-row”

Lingstown races on Sunday

By Dan Walsh Point-to-pointing over the famous Lingstown track beside Tacumshane Lake takes place tomorrow (Sunday) where there are 113 entries for six races with the first under way at 12.30pm. There are forty-five entries for the opening maiden race for four-year-olds, so possibly a ‘divide’ or two may be facilitated, but most excitement willContinue reading “Lingstown races on Sunday”

Light shines on Enniscorthy Christmas 2021

By Dan Walsh “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness,” a well quoted phrase from the third verse of the Book of Genisis. That was generations ago. And in more recent times. Councillors, clergyContinue reading “Light shines on Enniscorthy Christmas 2021”

Sinnott’s pub goes under the hammer

By Dan Walsh The legendary thatched pub in Duncormick village known as Sinnott’s of Duncormick has sold at auction for €257,000. Sinnott’s Pub in Duncormick, locally known as Sammy’s, went under the hammer today after being in the Sinnott family for over 230 years. Sammy ran the family business, which was founded originally by hisContinue reading “Sinnott’s pub goes under the hammer”

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”

Megan’s Wexford heritage is a winner

By Dan Walsh Megan Walsh who represented England in goal at youth levels from 2010 to 2020 has changed her allegiances through her Wexford-born grandfather and has been added to the Republic of Ireland team for the forthcoming World Cup Qualifiers against Slovakia and Georgia. “It is a real honour and privilege to be calledContinue reading “Megan’s Wexford heritage is a winner”

Death of historian Helen Skrine

By Dan Walsh The death has occurred of well-known author and historian Helen Skrine, who fell asleep peacefully at her home, Butlerstown, Tomhaggard, surrounded by her four daughters. She was in her 95th year. Helen Skrine grew up in Butlerstown, spent two years in London with the BBC, and later many years in Malaysia whereContinue reading “Death of historian Helen Skrine”

Hot meals for five Wexford schools

By Dan Walsh Five Wexford schools benefitting an additional 1,624 primary school pupils has been added to the Hot Meals Programme. The schools being invited to participate are currently availing of the cold lunch option under the School Meals Programme. They are Clonroche National School, St Senan’s National School, Enniscorthy, Scoil Náisiúnta Bhantiarna Lourdes, ConventContinue reading “Hot meals for five Wexford schools”

Power-full exhibition at Kilmore Quay

By Dan Walsh Local Cllr Jim Moore, Cathaoirleach, Rosslare Municipal District performed the official launch of a maritime and village photographic exhibition entitled Kilmore Quay in the Rare ‘Ould Times by John Power in the Stella Maris Community Centre, Kilmore Quay, on Saturday. Almost 4,000 images are in the John Power Collection and the exhibitionContinue reading “Power-full exhibition at Kilmore Quay”

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”