Norman Room opens at the Castle

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Castle “Enniscorthy Castle has undergone a few changes over the winter. The ground floor has been re-imagined as an interactive, family-friendly space dedicated to the Norman history of the Castle with a period weapons display and an exploration of daily life in Norman times,” Manager Mico Hassett stated at theContinue reading “Norman Room opens at the Castle”

Thousands enjoyed Enniscorthy festival

By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy Enniscorthy town centre is returning to normal tonight, the food stalls have left, there is music in venues till the late hours, after many thousands visited the town at the super successful Rockin’ Food and Fruit Festival. Thousands thronged the streets over two days with the only blip on theContinue reading “Thousands enjoyed Enniscorthy festival”

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!”

Summer Féte in Enniscorthy Showgrounds

By Dan Walsh Lots of fun for all the family is promised at the Summer Féte and Family Fun Day taking place in the County Showgrounds at Enniscorthy (X21 XP63) from 2-5pm on Saturday afternoon and everybody is welcome. The event is a fundraiser for Enniscorthy Union of Parishes (which include St. Mary’s, Enniscorthy, Clone,Continue reading “Summer Féte in Enniscorthy Showgrounds”

New exhibition opens in Enniscorthy Castle

By Dan Walsh “That’s true, you know!” is a new and exclusive exhibition running in Enniscorthy Castle from today until July 29th as part of their 2022 summer programme. Curated by the respected folklorist Michael Fortune of , it’s a first of its kind in the country as a sole showcase focusing on folkloricContinue reading “New exhibition opens in Enniscorthy Castle”

Enniscorthy Castle opens for new season

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy Castle has reopened to visitors for the Spring season and is hosting a newly curated exhibition of textiles and designs across its 2nd floor space, its first exhibition of the year entitled The Fabric of Wexford: Industry and Innovation. Newly appointed Manager of Enniscorthy Castle and National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Mico HassettContinue reading “Enniscorthy Castle opens for new season”

Story of 1798 rebellion told at Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh One of the major visitor attractions in the south-east is the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy and having emerged from the Covid-19 lockdown the doors to history are open again and visitors are welcome. The Centre had been threatened with sale of the property to a local businessman, thankfully the saleContinue reading “Story of 1798 rebellion told at Enniscorthy”

Enniscorthy Castle reopens after Covid

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy Castle is an imposing Norman stronghold originally built in the 13th century, the castle has hosted Anglo Norman knights, Gaelic Irish Kings and Elizabethan adventurers, English armies, Irish rebels and local merchant families. So why not pay a visit to this stately keep that has been recently restored and updated, theContinue reading “Enniscorthy Castle reopens after Covid”

Enniscorthy reopens for festive Christmas

By Dan Walsh A number of businesses in Enniscorthy reopened yesterday (Tuesday) after 40 days in the wilderness due to Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions and more will reopen between now and Friday. The town is illuminated by the Christmas lights that were switched on virtually from Market Square last Friday.  Despite a Wexford wide mobileContinue reading “Enniscorthy reopens for festive Christmas”

Moon brings extra brightness to Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh Enniscorthy’s Market Square was a dark place early this evening but was revived with a bright idea that activated a touch of magic – the virtual switching-on of the annual Christmas lights. Even the moon shone brightly above the rooftops and church spires as the illuminations were observed from the space stationContinue reading “Moon brings extra brightness to Enniscorthy”