Relief as toilet flushes on Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh Cllr Jackser Owens has welcomed what he describes as “the first ever public toilet” on Vinegar Hill and he visited the site on Friday as the workers placed ‘the trial unit’ in place. Cllr Owens had called for public toilets on the popular tourist destination that is Vinegar Hill at district andContinue reading “Relief as toilet flushes on Vinegar Hill”

‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’

By Dan Walsh This is a famous line from ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ a poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (1772-1834, English poet) and suggests that ‘despite being surrounded by something you cannot benefit from it’. It is an interesting theory – a bit like support local! I learned that quote at primary school…Continue reading “‘Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink’”

Hail the ‘greening’ ports of France

By Dan Walsh While many public buildings in towns across County Wexford are turning ‘green’ on St. Patrick’s Day has learned that Dunkirk and other ports in France serving traffic from Rosslare Europort are set to greet the ships with a ‘green’ welcome! France and Ireland have a long historical relationship with many fromContinue reading “Hail the ‘greening’ ports of France”

No Christmas Party this year!

BY Dan Walsh I used to love the last weekend of December leading up to the Christmas. It was the time when print journalists and radio presenters used to meet early deadlines to facilitate production and party occasions were on my calendar for decades. Sadly, this year, we haven’t a cracker to pull between us!Continue reading “No Christmas Party this year!”

Experience the pleasure of Johnstown Castle

By Dan Walsh Sunday was a brilliant autumnal day. The sun was shining brightly, pleasant at around 14 degrees with a perfect calmness,  and with the Covid-19 restrictions at Level 3, I washed my hands, wore my face covering, and observed social distancing amongst the natural environment meandering the ancient walkways in the grounds ofContinue reading “Experience the pleasure of Johnstown Castle”