Courtown bids farewell to Melanie

By Dan Walsh The Executive Director of Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI), Melanie Croce, has parted the ways and moved on to her next adventure, a decision that is supported as a personal decision, but regretted by many who have been impressed by her impact on the environment of Courtown Harbour over the past six years.Continue reading “Courtown bids farewell to Melanie”

Controversial Courtown ‘land swap’ on Council agenda

By Dan Walsh Tensions are rising in Courtown where details are emerging that a proposed “land swap” between the site of the old sea-front Bayview Hotel and the much more spacious Wexford County Council carpark is likely to be on the agenda at the March meeting of Wexford County Council for a vote of theContinue reading “Controversial Courtown ‘land swap’ on Council agenda”

Hoisting the Blue Flags for 2022

By Dan Walsh Wexford coastal areas have performed well in the An Taisce International Blue Flag and Green Coast Award recipients for 2022. The awards were presented by Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform at a ceremony on Curracloe Beach on Friday. Ballymoney North Beach is one ofContinue reading “Hoisting the Blue Flags for 2022”

Courtown/Kiltennel Walking Trail supported by Sport Ireland

By Dan Walsh Courtown Community Council are delighted to announce the Courtown/Kiltennel Walking Trail has received official accreditation from Sport Ireland following two years in development. This unique coastal heritage trail is one of the countries only wooded dune systems in Ireland and is therefore a site of ecological importance. National Parks and Wildlife haveContinue reading “Courtown/Kiltennel Walking Trail supported by Sport Ireland”

Courtown Harbour prepares for winter

By Dan Walsh Courtown Harbour and seaside village owes its popularity to the tourism and visitor attractions mainly between May and August, and, on occasions if the weather is favourable the season enjoys a bonus extension. Yachts and pleasure craft has been removed from the harbour in preparation for the winter season, but all willContinue reading “Courtown Harbour prepares for winter”

Call on Council to save Courtown Centre

By Dan Walsh There is strong local support for the Courtown Adventure and Leisure Centre be incorporated into the ownership and operation of Wexford County Council following the appointment of a liquidator to the business. A social media petition has been launched – #savecourtownpool On July 28th an application was made to the High CourtContinue reading “Call on Council to save Courtown Centre”