Closure of Enniscorthy’s Tanyard Lane

By Dan Walsh They are now calling it the alleyway, the natives will know it as the Tanyard Lane, but Wexford County Council has announced closure of the narrow passageway from Parnell Road (old Dunnes Stores) car park to Rafter Street effective from next Monday, September 26th to Friday, October 14th. Members were informed ofContinue reading “Closure of Enniscorthy’s Tanyard Lane”

Attack on leisure facility at Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy The south side of the Enniscorthy Riverside Walk has been closed on safety grounds following a deliberate act of vandalism that occurred on the iconic footbridge over the River Urrin on Saturday night. A number of timber steps were destroyed and made unsafe for public use. Warning signage has beenContinue reading “Attack on leisure facility at Enniscorthy”

Remembrance at Enniscorthy UN Peace Memorial

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy For the first time in three years the IUNVA (Irish United Nations Veterans Association) annual commemoration took place at the UN Peace Memorial in the Orchard Peace Park at Enniscorthy on Sunday. The first event was held in 2013 and Covid-19 intervened in past years. Michael O’Neill of Post 31Continue reading “Remembrance at Enniscorthy UN Peace Memorial”

Relief as toilet flushes on Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh Cllr Jackser Owens has welcomed what he describes as “the first ever public toilet” on Vinegar Hill and he visited the site on Friday as the workers placed ‘the trial unit’ in place. Cllr Owens had called for public toilets on the popular tourist destination that is Vinegar Hill at district andContinue reading “Relief as toilet flushes on Vinegar Hill”

Fly-tipping ‘disgrace’ on Vinegar Hill

By Dan Walsh Indiscriminate dumping has appeared on Enniscorthy’s tourism ‘jewel in the crown’ Vinegar Hill over the weekend and is strongly condemned as determined efforts to make the famous 1798 battle site more visitor friendly are in the making. “I’m really annoyed about anyone doing any kind of dumping but this is fly-tipping. SomeoneContinue reading “Fly-tipping ‘disgrace’ on Vinegar Hill”

Enniscorthy becomes ‘a growing community’

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Community history was made in Enniscorthy this morning when Cllr Aidan Browne, Cathaoirleach Enniscorthy Municipal District Council congratulated the committee and cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Enniscorthy Community Allotments at Gort na Gréine. The new development consists of 64 plots, 20 raised beds and 60 spacesContinue reading “Enniscorthy becomes ‘a growing community’”

Minister Browne gets Enniscorthy ‘Rockin’

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Castle Minister of State James Browne TD launched the 2022 Enniscorthy Rockin’ Food and Fruit Festival at a pleasant outdoors reception hosted by Dunnes Stores on the roof of Enniscorthy Castle this evening. Cllr Aidan Browne, Chairman of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council, said he was delighted to be invited toContinue reading “Minister Browne gets Enniscorthy ‘Rockin’”

Enniscorthy mourns for John Byrne, (59)

By Dan Walsh Many glowing tributes have been paid to John Byrne, (59), a popular member of the outdoor staff of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council who died suddenly while attending to his duties at the Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy, last Monday afternoon. Medical aid was available without delay, but efforts at resuscitation failed. The shockContinue reading “Enniscorthy mourns for John Byrne, (59)”

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?”