Enniscorthy set for Rockin’ Festival

By Dan Walsh The Rockin’ Food and Fruit Festival is the perfect cocktail of everything that is brilliant about the summer with food, music and lots of family events, and it returns to Enniscorthy over the August Bank Holiday. The programme includes a huge range of free events such as Artisan Food and a CraftContinue reading “Enniscorthy set for Rockin’ Festival”

Vandalism strikes on Forth Mountain

By Dan Walsh The community in the Barntown area are devastated and heartbroken following an act of vandalism in which the toilets at Carrigfoyle visitor attraction were burned to the ground last night. The fire occurred sometime during the night and was only discovered this morning. “It was still smouldering this morning when I wentContinue reading “Vandalism strikes on Forth Mountain”

Lombard legends in Gorey summer play

By Dan Walsh in Gorey Gorey Little Theatre has a successful reputation for presenting summer theatre and the July eight-night production of Tuesday’s with Morrie, directed by Michael Byrne, an award-winning producer with Kilrush Drama Group, and it promises to make the box office busy with an unprecedented demand for seats in the audience. ApartContinue reading “Lombard legends in Gorey summer play”

Jazz at Johnstown this weekend

By Dan Walsh The biggest outdoor jazz festival in the South East will take place in the beautiful grounds of Johnstown Castle, near Wexford town, across three days this weekend, from Friday to Sunday, July 15th to 17th, inclusive. Over 16 bands and 30 musicians from throughout the country are participating in the first outdoorContinue reading “Jazz at Johnstown this weekend”

Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival

By Dan Walsh Over half a century ago Enniscorthy founded one of the biggest festivals in the country using local produce as the anchor activity – the Strawberry Fair – and Kilmore Quay has followed a similar festive route with the Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival and the 36th year of family fun and festivities opensContinue reading “Kilmore Quay Seafood Festival”

Battle of Enniscorthy revisited

By Dan Walsh at the Battle of Enniscorthy Shots rang out on Castle Hill this morning as the Battle of Enniscorthy was re-enacted exactly a century after the event – July 2nd 1922 – and descendants of some families involved were present to witness the historic commemoration which was the highlight of the Wexford LibraryContinue reading “Battle of Enniscorthy revisited”

Enniscorthy in weekend battle mode?

By Dan Walsh There is tension in Enniscorthy town this week after rumours spread that the Battle of Enniscorthy is imminent and likely to lead to gunfire and re-enacted fighting in the Enniscorthy Castle area of the town around 11am next Saturday morning. Locals have reported the presence of armed period dress personnel in theContinue reading “Enniscorthy in weekend battle mode?”

Aussie Mayor visits Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Castle Dialogue around the ‘twinning or sister relationship’ between Vinegar Hill in Wexford and Vinegar Hill in Australia has taken a step forward today when Enniscorthy Municipal District Council hosted a civic reception for Deputy Mayor Cllr Brad Bunting of Blacktown, Australia, at a pleasant function held in Enniscorthy Castle.Continue reading “Aussie Mayor visits Vinegar Hill”

Turn Vinegar Hill into ‘a goldmine’!

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Council Meeting Funding is to be sought for the development of Enniscorthy’s most famous landmark and battlefield following the presentation of a draft masterplan entitled Vinegar Hill Amenity Park and Heritage Site at the June meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council. The draft deals with two headings – short termContinue reading “Turn Vinegar Hill into ‘a goldmine’!”

Promoting “quality foods directly from source”

By Dan Walsh South East Food Stories has been launched to help promote the wide variety of producers, providers and makers delivering quality foods directly from source to plates across the South East. The South East is known for an abundance of naturally sourced food and drink, and for its unique and inventive makers andContinue reading “Promoting “quality foods directly from source””