Light shines on Enniscorthy Christmas 2021

By Dan Walsh “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness,” a well quoted phrase from the third verse of the Book of Genisis. That was generations ago. And in more recent times. Councillors, clergyContinue reading “Light shines on Enniscorthy Christmas 2021”

Enniscorthy achievers honoured last night

By Dan Walsh at Riverside Park, Enniscorthy A number of clubs and individuals were honoured at a Civic Recognition Evening as guests of Cllr Cathal Byrne, Cathaoirleach, and members of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, last night. Cllr Byrne said the aim of the occasion was “to honour people fromContinue reading “Enniscorthy achievers honoured last night”

Plans for Enniscorthy’s River Walk

By Dan Walsh Today’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council chaired by An Cathaoirleach, Cllr. Cathal Byrne and held in the Presentation Centre, Convent Road, learned that an application was submitted to the Department of Rural and Community Development for works at the River Walk south of the town. The project would involve theContinue reading “Plans for Enniscorthy’s River Walk”

What next for Enniscorthy’s derelict sites?

By Dan Walsh It has been the elephant in the room for a considerable time and a regular topic at monthly meetings of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council and the unsavoury sight of derelict buildings was under strict scrutiny from members at today’s October meeting held under Covid-19 guidelines at the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy. Tom Banville,Continue reading “What next for Enniscorthy’s derelict sites?”

Congrats the Rapps… but gender bias?

By Dan Walsh It was inevitable that the success of the Rapparees in the county senior hurling final on Sunday would be showered with congratulations at today’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council and Cllr Jackser Owens was first up on his feet. “I am delighted with the Rapparees winning the county title afterContinue reading “Congrats the Rapps… but gender bias?”

Enniscorthy gets a fresh summer appearance

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy is getting a well-deserved street cleaning treatment on Rafter Street, Court Street, Church Street, Castle Street and a small portion of Weafer Street and Main Street members were informed by Acting District Manager Bernie Quigley at the July meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council held today under strict Covid-19 protocols andContinue reading “Enniscorthy gets a fresh summer appearance”

Centenary of Truce remembered in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh The centenary of the Truce in the War of Independence was commemorated in a brief, but dignified ceremony held in the Orchard Peace Park at the Presentation Centre, Enniscorthy today. Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, Cllr Cathal Byrne said; “During the two and a half years of the War of IndependenceContinue reading “Centenary of Truce remembered in Enniscorthy”

Cllr Cathal Byrne is Enniscorthy Chair

By Dan Walsh Ballyhogue solicitor Cllr Cathal Byrne (Fine Gael) is the new Cathaoirleach of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council defeating Cllr Jackser Owens (Independent), 4 votes to 2, at the annual general meeting held at Kilcannon Garden Centre this morning. Proposed by Cllr Kathleen Codd-Nolan and seconded by Cllr Aidan Browne, Cllr Byrne paid tributeContinue reading “Cllr Cathal Byrne is Enniscorthy Chair”

Not enough places to GO in Enniscorthy!

By Dan Walsh Cllr Jackser Owens moved a motion at today’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, held with Microsoft Teams with regards to Covid-19 guidelines and protocols, “To have proper toilets installed in Enniscorthy.” “We have one at (old) Dunnes Stores. We had one outside the Cotton Tree in the 70s or 80s,Continue reading “Not enough places to GO in Enniscorthy!”

Saintly names banned at Enniscorthy!

By Dan Walsh The people of Enniscorthy are to be given another opportunity to officially name the Municipal Cemetery at Summerhill through submissions subject to approval by the local councillors, but saints names are NOT permitted! The naming of the multi-denominational cemetery had already sought submissions – but the Council got no public suggestions –Continue reading “Saintly names banned at Enniscorthy!”