Safe to go back on the beaches

Good news for anyone who likes a dip in the sea. Wexford County Council has confirmed that following recent testing, the water quality at Ballymoney, Morriscastle, Boley Bay and Duncannon has returned to the usual excellent standard. As a result, the temporary prohibition on swimming at these beaches is being removed with effect from todayContinue reading “Safe to go back on the beaches”

Edenvale feeds off natures land

By Dan Walsh Is not it a devil when a pleasant Sunday afternoon arrives and there is nothing to do! Well, the hurling final was on in the park, but the Covid-19 restrictions ruled that one out, thought about a dip at Curracloe, but parking upsets people there these days and to keep the peaceContinue reading “Edenvale feeds off natures land”

Off to the beach…a choice of 275kms!

By Dan Walsh The weekend is here again, and with high temperatures staying with us for longer, large crowds are again expected at Wexford’s beaches and Gardaí will be on duty in and around Curracloe and Ballinesker beaches and car parks to assist with traffic congestion. “Please ensure you park your vehicle in a safeContinue reading “Off to the beach…a choice of 275kms!”

Duncannon basking in the sunshine

By Dan Walsh Duncannon has traditionally been a popular holiday spot and with today’s temperatures in the low 20s and more to follow into early next week, at least, the sandy resort by the Barrow Estuary is making the best of the times that are in it! Overflowing numbers forced the closure of the beachContinue reading “Duncannon basking in the sunshine”

Vandalism strikes at 15th century churchyard

By Dan Walsh Twelve graves at the 15th century Churchtown graveyard in a reasonably remote location between Tagoat and Rosslare Strand have been smeared with symbols and graffiti in an act of vandalism that has angered the local community. The despicable deed involved the distinctive use of green paint in the graveyard that is dominatedContinue reading “Vandalism strikes at 15th century churchyard”

Terrerath Castle adds to Norman trail

By Dan Walsh Wexford’s history and heritage is enriched by ruins and vestiges from the Norman period and when Terrerath Castle showed signs of “collapse in the next decade” and a survey by Wexford County Council declared it “a dangerous structure” it was time for action. There were two options; one was demolition and theContinue reading “Terrerath Castle adds to Norman trail”

Cable car link to Enniscorthy Castle

By Dan Walsh A cable car connection from a new car and coach park located on the Turret Rocks, high above the River Slaney, to Enniscorthy Castle and the town centre is included in a €30 million proposal to transform Enniscorthy into a thriving economic hub and landmark tourist destination. Members were supportive of theContinue reading “Cable car link to Enniscorthy Castle”

Zero tolerance for anti-social seaside menace

By Dan Walsh  It is not unusual for public representatives to bring matters to public attention relating to serious public concerns about anti-social behaviour at seaside resorts along Wexford’s 250km beautiful coastline which are normally within the remit of the local authority bye-laws. Unsavoury practices such as excessive litter scattered around, erecting campsites at unauthorisedContinue reading “Zero tolerance for anti-social seaside menace”

Visit Wexford to rediscover the magic

By Dan Walsh Wexford’s champion of tourism promotion across County Wexford is VisitWexford who has launched a fresh campaign to encourage holidaymakers to make ‘the Sunny South East’ the ideal place to celebrate the Irish summer this year. The newly elected Chairman of Wexford County Council, Cllr Ger Carthy attended his first official engagement atContinue reading “Visit Wexford to rediscover the magic”