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”

Man (21) charged with Enniscorthy murder

A man has appeared at Gorey District Court today (Saturday) charged with murder, assaulting and obstructing gardaí, attempting to escape custody and production of a weapon. Adrian Zelek, who is 21 years old and from Westbury Wood in Enniscorthy, is charged with the murder of Michael Gladyszewski at an address in Enniscorthy on Thursday. DetectiveContinue reading “Man (21) charged with Enniscorthy murder”

At Boolavogue as the sun was setting…

By Dan Walsh at Boolavogue With pride of place and a dignified ceremony the community of Boolavogue was joined in history and heritage by neighbouring groups at this evening’s (Friday) well attended and impressive pike march from The Harrow to the Fr. John Murphy Centre at Boolavogue proudly marking the 225th anniversary of the 1798Continue reading “At Boolavogue as the sun was setting…”

Arrest following fatal assault at Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh Gardaí are investigating a fatal assault on a man that occurred in Enniscorthy on Thursday evening. At approximately 8pm, Gardaí received reports of an unresponsive male with serious injuries at a residence at Westbury Woods, Enniscorthy. The man, aged in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The body remains atContinue reading “Arrest following fatal assault at Enniscorthy”

1798 225 events kick off today!

By Dan Walsh The 225th anniversary of the Rebellion of 1798 in County Wexford kicks off this evening (Friday) with a number of events, continues over the weekend and for a number of weeks, and thanks to the staff at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy aims to keep everybody informed of eventsContinue reading “1798 225 events kick off today!”

Cyclist injured near Gorey

By Dan Walsh A male cyclist in his 40’s was injured after coming off his bicycle following a collision with a car on the Courtown Road, near Gorey, shortly after 7pm this evening (Wednesday). Emergency services were quickly on the scene and paramedics tended to the injured party on the side of the road beforeContinue reading “Cyclist injured near Gorey”

All-Ireland success for Bree Macra

Bree Macra Public Speaking team of Chairman Jordan Feeley, and speakers Mary Byrne and Grace Kehoe, have emerged victorious in Macra’s Public Speaking All-Ireland Final last Saturday week. Jordan Feeley put on a stellar performance to win Best Speaker. The team spoke on the topic “Young People Need to Rise Up and Be Heard“. BreeContinue reading “All-Ireland success for Bree Macra”

Call for public scrutiny of proposed Courtown land transfer

By Dan Walsh Four district public representatives have united with Courtown Regeneration Partnership in a call for further public scrutiny of the proposed land transfer discussed at the Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council meeting held in Blackwater Community Centre on Tuesday, May 16th. In a statement issued by the Courtown Regeneration Partnership and Cllrs Andrew Bolger,Continue reading “Call for public scrutiny of proposed Courtown land transfer”

Water quality under review at Duncannon

By Dan Walsh Over 50 people from the across the government sectors as well as the National Federation of Group Water Schemes were in attendance at Duncannon Community Centre for the quarterly meeting of the South Eastern Regional Operational Committee on Water Quality recently.   Chaired by Director of Services, Fergus Galvin of Waterford CityContinue reading “Water quality under review at Duncannon”

Sailors in trouble south of Duncannon

By Dan Walsh Two sailors raised the alarm after their 20-foot boat encountered engine difficulties and broke down north of Templetown Bay at Stonewall Bay, south of Duncannon, on Saturday afternoon. Fethard RNLI were requested to launch their inshore D class lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard at approximately 2.45 pm. Weather conditions at theContinue reading “Sailors in trouble south of Duncannon”