‘Writing on the Wall’ at Enniscorthy Castle

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy Castle is home to a rare piece of medieval graffito, incised in the dungeon wall – a one-metre-tall figure with sword in hand. This work of wall art from times past is the centre piece of the Enniscorthy Castle Autumnal Exhibition ‘Writing on the Wall‘. Manager Mico Hassett told WexfordLocal.com; “AnContinue reading “‘Writing on the Wall’ at Enniscorthy Castle”

Joe Duffy unveils Inch River project

By Dan Walsh at Inch A public information plaque on the Inch River was unveiled this afternoon by RTÉ broadcaster Joe Duffy as part of the Castletown River and Nature Festival taking place this weekend as part of National Heritage Week. The plaque, located at Toss Byrne’s famous on the R772 Arklow to Gorey road,Continue reading “Joe Duffy unveils Inch River project”

Joy wishes Ferns hurlers good luck

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Castle It was an emotional Saturday morning for Wexford Rose Joy Quigley as she was given a warm send-off with applause, flag waving and festive enthusiasm in her native Ferns where the bus made a brief stop with 33 Roses on the Wexford Rose Tour. Speaking to WexfordLocal.com at EnniscorthyContinue reading “Joy wishes Ferns hurlers good luck”

Joy leads the Wexford Rose Tour

By Dan Walsh Thirty-three contestants in the Rose of Tralee International Festival are on the Wexford Rose Tour this week with local celebrity status focused firmly on the Wexford Rose, Joy Quigley from Ferns. I will be joining the Wexford Rose Tour at Enniscorthy Castle at 9am tomorrow (Saturday) morning, but some information is comingContinue reading “Joy leads the Wexford Rose Tour”

Medieval Day in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh Living history comes alive next Saturday with a Medieval Day taking place at the old Town Wall in the Green area behind Westgate Tower/Heritage Centre. It is part of National Heritage Week and is a free event. Monica Crofton will be leading guided tours of the Town Wall at 12pm and 3pmContinue reading “Medieval Day in Wexford town”

€122,400 for 64 Wexford community groups

By Dan Walsh Community groups responsible for managing walking trails in Wexford will receive grands of €1,000-€3,000 under new funding announced today. Deputy Paul Kehoe welcomed news from the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, that funding of €122,400 will be available to support and improve some 64 walking trails across the Wexford. Deputy KehoeContinue reading “€122,400 for 64 Wexford community groups”

Castletown River and Nature Festival

By Dan Walsh at Castletown Busy days ahead with a variety of events happening across Co. Wexford for National Heritage Week – and WexfordLocal.com will endeavour to inform readers of the most interesting and unusual events, and most of them are free to the public – and with climate change a major concern and biodiversityContinue reading “Castletown River and Nature Festival”

€186,000 for Wexford outdoor amenities

By Dan Walsh Funding of €186,000 has been awarded for outdoor amenities in Co. Wexford. Deputy Paul Kehoe welcomed the news from Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys. The funding falls under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS). will be key to enhancing outdoor amenities such as walkways, cycleways, rivers, lakes, and beaches.Continue reading “€186,000 for Wexford outdoor amenities”

Fly-tipping ‘disgrace’ on Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh Indiscriminate dumping has appeared on Enniscorthy’s tourism ‘jewel in the crown’ Vinegar Hill over the weekend and is strongly condemned as determined efforts to make the famous 1798 battle site more visitor friendly are in the making. “I’m really annoyed about anyone doing any kind of dumping but this is fly-tipping. SomeoneContinue reading “Fly-tipping ‘disgrace’ on Vinegar Hill”

Thousands enjoyed Enniscorthy festival

By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy Enniscorthy town centre is returning to normal tonight, the food stalls have left, there is music in venues till the late hours, after many thousands visited the town at the super successful Rockin’ Food and Fruit Festival. Thousands thronged the streets over two days with the only blip on theContinue reading “Thousands enjoyed Enniscorthy festival”