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’!”

History is made at Enniscorthy Council

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Council Chamber History was made in the Presentation Centre this afternoon at the annual general meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council where Cllr Aidan Browne (Fianna Fáil) was elected Cathaoirleach even though he wasn’t in the chamber! Cllr Browne was appearing by zoom when his name was proposed by CllrContinue reading “History is made at Enniscorthy Council”

Vinegar Hill – the longest day commemoration

By Dan Walsh at Vinegar Hill June 21st 2022 – the longest day of the year- and the 224th anniversary of the Battle of Vinegar Hill was remembered with dignity and ceremony this evening. Jimmy Cooper (piper) led the Enniscorthy Historical Re-enactment Society members in period dress along the lane leading to the hill whereContinue reading “Vinegar Hill – the longest day commemoration”

Riverside trails planned for Bunclody?

By Dan Walsh The development of Bunclody Town Park incorporating the Market Square with the introduction of riverside walking trails and a river strategy was welcomed by members following a presentation by Shay Howell of Wexford County Council at Monday’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District held in the Presentation Centre. The project is inContinue reading “Riverside trails planned for Bunclody?”

What’s happening in Enniscorthy?

By Dan Walsh Wexford County Council is to proceed immediately following the approval of tender documents received from the Department of Tourism, Culture and Art with the Enniscorthy Sports Hub, Acting District Manager Bernie Quigley told members at the April meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council held in the Presentation Centre on Tuesday. Water fountainsContinue reading “What’s happening in Enniscorthy?”

Fighting for issues on Vinegar Hill!

By Dan Walsh Several issues relating to Vinegar Hill as a tourist attraction were brought before Tuesday’s monthly meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council by Cllr Jackser Owens who described the Enniscorthy landmark as “the greatest tourism attraction in all of Ireland”. Cllr Owens was critical of the lack of public toilet facilities on theContinue reading “Fighting for issues on Vinegar Hill!”

Achievers honoured at Enniscorthy Civic Awards

By Dan Walsh Ten nominees from across the district whose names were submitted by the elected members of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council were honoured at the Civic Awards Night held in the Seamus Rafter Suite at Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy tonight (Thursday). Cathaoirleach Cllr Cathal Byrne said a Civic Reception is the highest honour theContinue reading “Achievers honoured at Enniscorthy Civic Awards”