Enniscorthy promotes its history and heritage…and there is more to come!

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy. A camp site featuring the redcoats and the pikemen was the feature at the inaugural Rebellion Day held in the grounds of the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy today. Members of Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society were in battle dress for the occasion and there was great curiosity in theContinue reading “Enniscorthy promotes its history and heritage…and there is more to come!”

New wall at St Senan’s graveyard

By Dan Walsh Remnants of a fallen stonewall boundary featured in the website WexfordLocal.com in July 2021 has been replaced by a newly built pre-stressed concrete wall that adds privacy and security to the ancient St. Senan’s Hospital graveyard at Killagoley, on the outskirts of Enniscorthy. Members of the local community drew attention to theContinue reading “New wall at St Senan’s graveyard”

The changing landscape of Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh This new photograph taken to display the changing landscape around Enniscorthy combines the past and present and the new Business Hub emerging alongside the mid-19th century brickwork and turrets of the disused St. Senan’s Hospital. On August 3rd 2018 the first sod was turned at Enniscorthy Business and Technology Park which isContinue reading “The changing landscape of Enniscorthy”

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”

Scandal at old St. Senan’s burial ground

By Dan Walsh A large section of the once enclosed perimeter wall has fallen, scorched trees and discarded beer cans indicate the residue of anti-social behaviour and evidence of disrespect and neglect secretly spoils the small cemetery attached to the once existent St Senan’s Psychiatric Hospital at Killagoley, on the outskirts of Enniscorthy. Nobody knowsContinue reading “Scandal at old St. Senan’s burial ground”

New store opens in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh A new shopping experience, Home Sav€rs Store, opened its doors at 5-8 Rafter St., Enniscorthy, this morning in a sanitised ceremony without fanfare or handshakes, just some brand coloured balloons at the entrance, due to Covid-19 restrictions. The second store in Co. Wexford (the other is in Wexford town) was officially openedContinue reading “New store opens in Enniscorthy”

National 1798 is open…worth a visit!

By Dan Walsh The much publicised ‘sale’ of the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Arnold’s Cross, Enniscorthy, is off… and the mirage of confusing media reports have subsided…for now, so it is high time to show appreciation for this historic  place with a family visit! The future of the centre may not be out ofContinue reading “National 1798 is open…worth a visit!”