Joe Duffy unveils Inch River project

By Dan Walsh at Inch A public information plaque on the Inch River was unveiled this afternoon by RTÉ broadcaster Joe Duffy as part of the Castletown River and Nature Festival taking place this weekend as part of National Heritage Week. The plaque, located at Toss Byrne’s famous on the R772 Arklow to Gorey road,Continue reading “Joe Duffy unveils Inch River project”

Putting the environment first!

By Dan Walsh Four exceedances for pesticides were detected in the public drinking water supplies in Clonroche, Ferns Regional and South Regional public water supplies in 2021. These were detected as part of Irish Water’s public water supply monitoring programme.  The Clonroche water supply abstracts raw water boreholes in the vicinity of Clonroche, The Ferns RegionalContinue reading “Putting the environment first!”

Community spirit grows in Tombrack

By Dan Walsh Tombrack Community Garden is one of the jewels in the crown when it comes to community spirit and environmental biodiversity and as the Spring brings higher temperatures and an acceleration of growth the place comes alive. The garden has many features including twenty plots that are let to interested parties for aContinue reading “Community spirit grows in Tombrack”

Wexford has most Beach Awards in Leinster

By Dan Walsh Wexford County Council retains Blue Flag status for five beaches and both marinas awarded in 2020, however, Ballymoney North Beach awarded in 2020 has not retained Blue Flag status for the 2021 season. The beach has been classified as achieving a Good Water Quality rating in 2020 based on the assessment ofContinue reading “Wexford has most Beach Awards in Leinster”

Oil spillage threat to wildlife near Courtown

By Dan Walsh There are serious ecological concerns in North Wexford after an oil spillage was discovered this afternoon in the Ounavarra River at Courtown Woods close to Courtown Harbour. Wexford County Council has ordered a major investigation. Walkers in Courtown Wood were distracted by a strong smell from the river and thick oil streaksContinue reading “Oil spillage threat to wildlife near Courtown”