Courtown to conduct community survey

By Dan Walsh Courtown Community Council will shortly commence a survey to gather the views of the community on the future investment and development of Courtown, Riverchapel and surrounding areas. The Council will put to good use all of the information gathered to help develop the Courtown Smart Village Strategy.   According to the EuropeanContinue reading “Courtown to conduct community survey”

“A huge influx of camper vans”

By Dan Walsh As we head into another warm weekend and busy times at the seaside resorts the usual litany of complaints will re-surface. “Cahore was bedlam over the weekend. There was a huge influx of camper vans. They appear to have migrated from Curracloe to Cahore as people got a taste for the beachContinue reading ““A huge influx of camper vans””

End of the line for seaside train?

By Dan Walsh at Council Meeting and Courtown Harbour There was an element of surprise at today’s monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council when it was strongly suggested that the popular seaside train that has been part of the summer season at Courtown Harbour for many years would be discontinued! Cllr Mary Farrell askedContinue reading “End of the line for seaside train?”

Monageer takes ‘Pride of Place’

By Dan Walsh at Monageer The industrious community-based Monageer Parish Grotto Group gathered for the usual Saturday morning maintenance session today, however, it turned out to be a celebratory occasion with the official presentation of the runner-up Pride of Place award won in 2021. Cllr Donal Kenny, Cathaoirleach of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council, was onContinue reading “Monageer takes ‘Pride of Place’”

Cllr Donal Kenny is new Cathaoirleach

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Civic Centre Fianna Fail’s Cllr Donal Kenny from Craanford is the new Cathaoirleach of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council following the annual general meeting held in the Civic Centre, Gorey, this afternoon. Cllr Kenny’s name was put forward by Cllr Andrew Bolger and seconded by Cllr Willie Kavanagh while Cllr DiarmuidContinue reading “Cllr Donal Kenny is new Cathaoirleach”

Heritage and history at Ballyfad Woods

By Dan Walsh at Ballyfad Woods Ballyfad Wood Heritage and History Project was officially launched today by Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin, Leas Cathaoirleach Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council deep in the woods where a special stone memorial was unveiled. Piper Ray Finn led the parade which included members of the local pike group. After a warmContinue reading “Heritage and history at Ballyfad Woods”

Courtown Plaza is new seaside landmark

By Dan Walsh at Courtown The official opening of the Courtown Plaza and Pier Enhancement today (Sunday) is recognised as the first step to bring Courtown back to its former glory and there are promises of future funding and revitalisation for the popular north Wexford seaside resort and village. Cllr Pip Breen, Cathaoirleach Gorey-Kilmuckridge MunicipalContinue reading “Courtown Plaza is new seaside landmark”

Sparks in Gorey Town Park

By Dan Walsh Remnants of a campfire and damage to trees at Gorey Town Park over the weekend has led to calls for more committed parental observation over teenagers and young adults staying out until the early hours of the morning. The latest episode of anti-social behaviour saw five stakes uprooted, a broken tree andContinue reading “Sparks in Gorey Town Park”

Gorey housing crisis deepens

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Civic Centre Cllr Joe Sullivan spoke out strongly against what he termed “lack of action from the housing department” and told last Tuesday’s monthly meeting of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council of the housing situation being “in a sorry state” with only nine houses available since January and no prospectContinue reading “Gorey housing crisis deepens”

Council backs 421-unit development in Gorey

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Civic Centre Members of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council today gave their full backing to an application to An Board Pleanála for the construction of housing development including 421 residential units on lands at Kilnahue and Gorey Hill, the Carnew Road and Kilnahue Lane at the May monthly meeting heldContinue reading “Council backs 421-unit development in Gorey”