Windy waves washing away Cahore beach

Dan Walsh I always liked a visit to Cahore. It was always one of my favourite places, although I miss the closed doors of Cahore Castle where once we ate, drank, danced and lost our way home in a fun way on so many occasions, although The Strand Bar still retains some vestiges of theContinue reading “Windy waves washing away Cahore beach”

Eight routes under consideration for motorway

By Dan Walsh Huge concerns are simmering across south Wexford as Wexford County Council commenced a  public consultation process on the proposed N11/N25 Oylegate to Rosslare Harbour Scheme that has been extended until August 3rd and offers an opportunity for members of the public to voice their opinions and to contribute to the overall developmentContinue reading “Eight routes under consideration for motorway”

Zero tolerance for anti-social seaside menace

By Dan Walsh  It is not unusual for public representatives to bring matters to public attention relating to serious public concerns about anti-social behaviour at seaside resorts along Wexford’s 250km beautiful coastline which are normally within the remit of the local authority bye-laws. Unsavoury practices such as excessive litter scattered around, erecting campsites at unauthorisedContinue reading “Zero tolerance for anti-social seaside menace”

Byrne and D’Arcy share seats in Seanad

By Dan Walsh As the long-awaited new government gets down to the serious business of running the country the 60-member lower chamber, Seanad Éireann, will also be out of the starting blocks with large amounts of legislation to be considered and recommendations passed for Dáil Éireann to conduct its business. There has been considerable ‘noise’Continue reading “Byrne and D’Arcy share seats in Seanad”

Churches re-open under strict guidelines

By Dan Walsh Parish churches across the Diocese of Ferns opened their doors for Saturday and Sunday Mass for the first time in three months this evening, albeit, under strict public health guidelines regarding physical distancing and the maximum number of congregation for any liturgy is reduced in line with the size and capacity ofContinue reading “Churches re-open under strict guidelines”

Farewell to Wexford hurling legend Jack Harding

The Funeral Mass takes place today of John ‘Jack’Harding, Kilmacoe, Curracloe, who played a hero’s game at full forward on the Wexford team that beat Tipperary 2-15 to 0-11 in the 1960 All Ireland senior hurling final at Croke Park. He recently celebrated his 87th birthday and was a member of Shelmalier GAA Club. InContinue reading “Farewell to Wexford hurling legend Jack Harding”

Visit Wexford to rediscover the magic

By Dan Walsh Wexford’s champion of tourism promotion across County Wexford is VisitWexford who has launched a fresh campaign to encourage holidaymakers to make ‘the Sunny South East’ the ideal place to celebrate the Irish summer this year. The newly elected Chairman of Wexford County Council, Cllr Ger Carthy attended his first official engagement atContinue reading “Visit Wexford to rediscover the magic”

Restoration of speed limits on old N11

There is positive feedback from road users towards the re-introduction of the 100 km per hour speed limit along the old N11 which comes into effect in mid-July. The speed limit had been adjusted when the M11 opened last summer causing consternation to some road users. “The change to the Speed Limits is something thatContinue reading “Restoration of speed limits on old N11”

Save the Ballyhogue Famine Wall

By Dan Walsh President Donald Trump would be welcome in Ballyhogue where Wexford County Council has granted approval to commence a process to save a protected structure in the shape of a wall built as part of famine relief works in Ballyhogue. The Ballyhogue Famine Wall or Bellevue estate boundary wall, about one kilometre long,Continue reading “Save the Ballyhogue Famine Wall”

Cllr Leonard Kelly is Mayor of Wexford

In his first term of office following election on an Independent ticket in 2017, Cllr Leonard Kelly is honoured with the title Mayor of Wexford which was bestowed on him at the annual general meeting of Wexford Borough District Council. The Clonard-man had unsuccessfully contested the 2014 local election and the 2016 general election andContinue reading “Cllr Leonard Kelly is Mayor of Wexford”