Crowds in Enniscorthy for St. Patrick’s Day

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy The streets of Enniscorthy were lined with families and enthusiastic crowds this afternoon for the annual St. Patrick Day’s Parade which was an outstanding success with colour, enthusiasm and a welcoming atmosphere in the shadow of Vinegar Hill. Speaking to, Cllr Cathal Byrne, Leas-Cathaoirleach representing the Cathaoirleach, Cllr AidanContinue reading “Crowds in Enniscorthy for St. Patrick’s Day”

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Contae Loch Garman

By Dan Walsh Marching sports and cultural organisations, floats and vintage machinery, music and colour, are some of the amazing features of the St. Patrick’s Day parade, and of course the children, the families, the atmosphere and the crowds! Tonight, Met Éireann gave us the forecast; “St. Patrick’s Day morning will be mostly cloudy withContinue reading “Lá Fhéile Pádraig Contae Loch Garman”

Smart Village strategy for Courtown/Riverchapel

By Dan Walsh at Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey A new 64-page report outlining a Smart Village innovative plan for future investment and development in the Courtown and Riverchapel region of North Wexford was unveiled at a well-attended public meeting held in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, last Monday night. Linda Sinnott, Chair of Courtown CommunityContinue reading “Smart Village strategy for Courtown/Riverchapel”

Wexford prepares for Fleadh 2024

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council monthly meeting There was a ‘dancing at the crossroads’ atmosphere at last Monday’s monthy meeting of Wexford County Council held at Carricklawn HQ where members were rejoicing at the welcome news that Wexford town has been chosen to host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2024. The only missing ingredientContinue reading “Wexford prepares for Fleadh 2024”

Fleadh 2024 is coming to Wexford

By Dan Walsh Fleadh Cheoil na Éireann 2024, organised by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, will be held in Wexford town from August 4th to 11th following an official announcement by the Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann Ard Comhairle in Dublin today. The other applicant for the Fleadh was Belfast. Wexford has a long history in Comhaltas and hasContinue reading “Fleadh 2024 is coming to Wexford”

Tricolour raised over Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh at Vinegar Hill The Tricolour was ceremoniously unfurled and raised on Vinegar Hill today marking the 175th anniversary of the historic occasion when the Tricolour was first flown publicly on March 7th, 1848. Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council Cllr Aidan Browne said he was delighted that Wexford County Council was markingContinue reading “Tricolour raised over Vinegar Hill”

Enniscorthy celebrates 175 years flying the Tricolour

By Dan Walsh A public ceremonial event takes place on Vinegar Hill on Tuesday at 4pm to mark events on March 7th, 1848, where a demonstration was held in Enniscorthy to celebrate the success of the French Revolution in Paris. The ceremony is focussed on the Tricolour and a more elaborate ceremony took place inContinue reading “Enniscorthy celebrates 175 years flying the Tricolour”

DATELINE; MARCH 7th, 1923. BREAKING NEWS – Wilton Castle burned down

Special retrospective report by Dan Walsh Wilton Castle, the beautiful residence of Capt. Philip C. Alcock, which is situated about three miles from Enniscorthy near Bree, was burned to the ground last night (March 5th 1923) after about 30 men bearing tins of petrol reduced the building to ashes. It was the fourth mansion inContinue reading “DATELINE; MARCH 7th, 1923. BREAKING NEWS – Wilton Castle burned down”

Courtown residents bring concerns to Gorey

By Dan Walsh in Gorey About 30 residents of Harbour Court estate at Courtown Harbour gathered outside the Civic Offices in Gorey today where the monthly meeting of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council was taking place. Many were bearing placards that read ‘No To The Land Swap’. Residents of the 27-house estate said that allContinue reading “Courtown residents bring concerns to Gorey”

Norman Room opens at the Castle

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Castle “Enniscorthy Castle has undergone a few changes over the winter. The ground floor has been re-imagined as an interactive, family-friendly space dedicated to the Norman history of the Castle with a period weapons display and an exploration of daily life in Norman times,” Manager Mico Hassett stated at theContinue reading “Norman Room opens at the Castle”