National Biodiversity Week 2023

By Dan Walsh To mark the official launch of National Biodiversity Week (May 19th-28th), Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council, Cllr George Lawlor, planted a native Irish Rowan tree in the grounds of Kennedy Park National School in Wexford town. Cllr Lawlor was delighted to perform the official launch and said: “This week is all aboutContinue reading “National Biodiversity Week 2023”

Big weekend for Berry and Bowe

By Dan Walsh Colin Bowe had a weekend treble, two of them ridden by Ross Berry, at the final weekend of the 2022-’23 point-to-point season. Today at Inchydoney, Bowe saddled Seattle Seahawk in the colours of Maria Kavanagh, Arklow, to a nine lengths success in the maiden race for six-year-olds plus ridden by Ross BerryContinue reading “Big weekend for Berry and Bowe”

Harley Dunne saddles the first two

By Dan Walsh There was point-to-point action today at Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary, where Harley Dunne saddled the first two home in the maiden race for four-year-old mares and there was only a neck separating them. Seventeen years old Frankie Murphy from Skibbereen was on the winner Breaking Silence and Tiernan Power Roche rode newcomer CantContinue reading “Harley Dunne saddles the first two”

Goodnightngodbless at the Wexford races

By Dan Walsh at Wexford Races It was a family day at Wexford racecourse this afternoon with a large attendance in summer conditions and a fair amount of local involvement on the seven-race card and some good competitive racing. Amateur jockey James Kenny from Craanford rode his eighth career winner on the track when bringingContinue reading “Goodnightngodbless at the Wexford races”

Wexford Saturday summer racing

By Dan Walsh A warm and dry forecast should boost the attendance at the Saturday summer races at Bettyville Park where there is a seven-race jumps card with the first race away at 1.40pm. The track is described as “yielding, good in places (watering) and a competitive afternoon’s racing is guaranteed. The card is asContinue reading “Wexford Saturday summer racing”

Injured fisherman off Kilmore Quay

By Dan Walsh An injured fisherman on board a fishing vessel 33 nautical miles south of Kilmore Quay was brought to safety by Kilmore Quay RNLI last night. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather Tamar class lifeboat Killarney, by the Irish Coast Guard at 10.23pm. The man was working on a 24-metreContinue reading “Injured fisherman off Kilmore Quay”

Electric bike rental launches in Wexford

By Dan Walsh The mobility platform Bolt launched its shared electric bike service at Wexford County Council headquarters at Carricklawn, Wexford, today (Wednesday). Bolt Operations Manager for Rentals in Ireland, John Buckley, said; “I’m excited to launch our electric bike rental in Wexford, and what great timing during Bike Week.  Wexford County Council Cycling &Continue reading “Electric bike rental launches in Wexford”

Councillors vote in favour of ‘Land Swap’

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council meeting at Blackwater Community Centre A 5-4 vote majority of members at today’s (Tuesday) monthly meeting of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council have favoured the controversial recommendation Section 183 – Transfer of Lands at Ballinatray Lower, Courtown – known locally as the ‘Land Swap’ and theContinue reading “Councillors vote in favour of ‘Land Swap’”

Walking trails taking their time!

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Municipal Council meeting Walking trails come under the spotlight at today’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council and members were informed that the extension to the Riverside Walk or the Country Walk which received €200,000 in funding may be delayed by up to a year before the proposed 600-metreContinue reading “Walking trails taking their time!”

Call for feasibility study before Courtown ‘Land-Swap’ vote

By Dan Walsh Councillors are warned that “a feasibility study before the controversial ‘Land-Swap’ decision is an absolute must to avoid a legal and ethical storm” in a statement this evening issued by Courtown Regeneration Partnership Group ahead of tomorrow’s proposed vote on the Courtown Car Park Transfer coming before Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District scheduled forContinue reading “Call for feasibility study before Courtown ‘Land-Swap’ vote”