Gorey lights up for Christmas

By Dan Walsh The organisers of Gorey Christmas Lights Big Switch On triumphed against the forces of nature to bring thousands onto the Main Street tonight (Saturday) to the happiest event ever – the lights turned on by Santa Claus with Mrs. Claus by his side. The weather was dreadful on Saturday morning and causedContinue reading “Gorey lights up for Christmas”

Conservation plan for Courtown Woods

By Dan Walsh in Courtown North Wexford’s Cllr Joe Sullivan has launched a public appeal that Wexford County Council working in conjunction with Coillte, National Parks and Wildlife and the owners take the necessary steps to have Courtown Woods declared a SAC (Special Area of Conservation). “As we are all aware Courtown Woods are currentlyContinue reading “Conservation plan for Courtown Woods”

New Ross celebrates Christmas

By Dan Walsh in New Ross There were amazing scenes on the streets of New Ross this evening as families enthusiastically gathered to celebrate the official ‘Switch On’ of the town Christmas lights for the first time in three years. New Ross celebrity Dami Hope, fresh from the ‘Love Island’ television show, joined forces withContinue reading “New Ross celebrates Christmas”

Gorey to keep its past in town!

By Dan Walsh at Wells House and Gardens A proposal to transform the old chamber room in the Market House into a Gorey historical feature and retain historical books and documents in Gorey for the people of Gorey and district was supported unanimously at today’s monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council held in WellsContinue reading “Gorey to keep its past in town!”

Dr. Billy Colfer honoured at Wexford Arts Centre

By Dan Walsh at Wexford Arts Centre Wexford Arts Centre today launched an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Dr. Billy Colfer. Curated by Karla Sánchez O’Connell and Rosemary Hartigan; the exhibition will run from November 15th to December 23th in the new Billy Colfer Gallery. This exhibition aims to celebrate Dr. Colfer’s life and workContinue reading “Dr. Billy Colfer honoured at Wexford Arts Centre”

New Wexford Arts Centre is officially opened

By Dan Walsh at Wexford Arts Centre Minister Peter Burke, T.D., Minister of State at Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage performed the official opening of the new extension to Wexford Arts Centre in the presence of the Mayor of Wexford, Cllr Maura Bell, this afternoon. It was a celebratory occasion with contributions byContinue reading “New Wexford Arts Centre is officially opened”

Enniscorthy unveils its Christmas plans

By Dan Walsh at the National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Enniscorthy Enniscorthy is the town to share in the magic of Christmas this year and an exciting programme of festive events were unveiled today at a press launch in the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy. Cathaoirleach Cllr Aidan Browne, joined with elves and reindeers toContinue reading “Enniscorthy unveils its Christmas plans”

Community victory for Blackwater

By Dan Walsh “There is no doubt that the Tidy Towns competition is driving local improvements and instilling a sense of pride across the entire Blackwater community,” according to the adjudication report following the success in the 2022 Supervalu Tidy Towns awards, and it concluded; “Blackwater village has the potential to go far in thisContinue reading “Community victory for Blackwater”

Music and fireworks in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh reporting from Wexford Quay Thousands of people assembled on Wexford Quay earlier this evening for the launch of the 71st Wexford Festival Opera with the traditional fireworks display and an enthusiastic official welcome from the Mayor of Wexford Cllr Maura Bell. “This is my festival. This is your festival. This is everybody’sContinue reading “Music and fireworks in Wexford town”

Irish Water progress in County Wexford

By Dan Walsh The latest EPA Urban Wastewater Treatment Report for 2021 recognises the ongoing progress being made by Irish Water in upgrading Ireland’s public wastewater infrastructure while also highlighting the need for continued investment in our essential wastewater services.  Since 2014 when Irish Water assumed responsibility for public water services, 60% of raw sewageContinue reading “Irish Water progress in County Wexford”