Roof blows off at Vinegar Hill toilet

By Dan Walsh at Vinegar Hill The controversial new visitor toilet unit at Vinegar Hill is making the local headlines again! It has been closed on health and safety grounds after part of the roof was blown away recently. The news was shared with the members at last Monday’s meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District CouncilContinue reading “Roof blows off at Vinegar Hill toilet”

Arrows ‘just the tip’ of New Ross 2023!

Every New Year’s Day, in a custom resurrected from the Normans, an arrow is cast into the sea to claim the land and waters of the Hook Head area for the year ushering in an era of prosperity. At yesterday’s ceremony, the symbolism of the arrows all going in the same direction into the channelContinue reading “Arrows ‘just the tip’ of New Ross 2023!”

Arrows in the air at Hook Head

By Dan Walsh The ancient traditional ceremony of loading the bow and sending arrows through the air into the Irish Sea symbolising the ports authority over the estuary takes place on New Year’s Day at 1pm and it is a free event with appeal to young and old alike. Leading the challenge will be CllrContinue reading “Arrows in the air at Hook Head”

Animals on show at Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy The live Christmas Animal Crib returned to Enniscorthy today following a break due to the Covid interruption and it proved a huge hit with families turning out in record numbers. There was a presence of animals at the crib including two-week-old lambs and their mother, an alpaca, Jacob sheep andContinue reading “Animals on show at Enniscorthy”

Restoration of Duncannon Fort

By Dan Walsh €500,000 funding from the Town and Village Renewal Scheme has been allocated to Duncannon for the restoration and development of the historic Duncannon Fort. Work is expected to begin in early 2023. Minister James Browne welcomed the news, and he expressed thanks to Cllr Michael Whelan, who, he said; “has been workingContinue reading “Restoration of Duncannon Fort”

Plans to pin Barrow Bridge in ‘open’ position

By Dan Walsh Iarnrod Éireann has communicated with South East on Track to announce plans to pin Ireland’s longest railway bridge, the Barrow Bridge near Great Island in Co. Wexford into the ‘open-to-shipping’ position. Constructed in 1906, the Bridge has continuously operated for over a century although regular passenger services on the line ceased inContinue reading “Plans to pin Barrow Bridge in ‘open’ position”

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!”