The magic of Hook lights up the pages…

By Dan Walsh at Fethard-on-Sea The Hook peninsula region of south-west Wexford is a place of history, heritage, shipwrecks, the flashing light of Hook Lighthouse and the haunting stories of Loftus Hall and the lifeboat heroics of the crew of such brave ships as the Helen Blake and it is also a fascinating region forContinue reading “The magic of Hook lights up the pages…”

Tales of Wexford told by Liam Gaul

By Dan Walsh Tales, Traditions & Folklore of Wexford is the latest publication to come from the pen of prolific Wexford writer, Liam Gaul, and it is a real stocking filler for Christmas. Described by the author as “a dip-in- and out” style of reading the content is made up of snippets from the historyContinue reading “Tales of Wexford told by Liam Gaul”

Enniscorthy 1916 recalled in new book

By Dan Walsh Pat Doran was born and raised in Enniscorthy with a vague knowledge and awareness of the 1916 Easter Rising in the town, however, on the discovery that two of his great-grandfathers were willing participants he was inspired to pursue further research. Pat’s detailed research has uncovered the names of individuals who eitherContinue reading “Enniscorthy 1916 recalled in new book”

1798 families and events recounted

By Dan Walsh The memoirs of Miles Byrne (1780-1862) from Monaseed in North Wexford are the inspiration for a new publication called UNITED IRISHMEN – Émigrés of Erin by Colum Ó Ruairc and Stephen McCracken just published. “I read the memoirs of Miles Byrne and saw a lot of names of casualties recorded on memorialsContinue reading “1798 families and events recounted”

Famine Irish who sailed on the ‘Dunbrody’

A SPECIAL REVIEW BY DAN WALSH. Fresh from the printers is a splendid hardback publication called DUNBRODY – A Famine Odyssey that commemorates a brilliant tourism project that is the replica of the famine ship Dunbrody anchored on the historic quayside at New Ross as a fitting tribute as much to today’s people of NewContinue reading “Famine Irish who sailed on the ‘Dunbrody’”