Bertie Ahern to deliver centenary oration at Liam Mellows grave in Castletown

By Dan Walsh Today (December 8th) marks the centenary of the execution of Liam Mellows in Mountjoy Jail and the annual Liam Mellows Commemoration takes place next Sunday at his grave in Castletown where the centenary oration will be delivered by former Taoiseach and key architect of the Good Friday Agreement, Bertie Ahern. The currentContinue reading “Bertie Ahern to deliver centenary oration at Liam Mellows grave in Castletown”

Wreath laid at Bunclody ambush site

By Dan Walsh near Bunclody A commemorative wreath was laid in memory of Thomas Doyle, (29), from The Shannon, Enniscorthy, a clerical officer attached to the Free State army, who was shot dead when an army vehicle was ambushed at Ryland Cross, near Bunclody, on December 1st, 1922. Thomas Doyle had the unique distinction ofContinue reading “Wreath laid at Bunclody ambush site”

Conservation plan for Courtown Woods

By Dan Walsh in Courtown North Wexford’s Cllr Joe Sullivan has launched a public appeal that Wexford County Council working in conjunction with Coillte, National Parks and Wildlife and the owners take the necessary steps to have Courtown Woods declared a SAC (Special Area of Conservation). “As we are all aware Courtown Woods are currentlyContinue reading “Conservation plan for Courtown Woods”

100 years of Garda service in Co. Wexford

By Dan Walsh at Ferrycarrig Hotel Over a decade of research into everyday policing and honouring the dedicated service of An Garda Siochána to the community over the past 100 years was launched tonight in the form of the latest publication named THE GUARDS; Policing County Wexford 1922-2022. The work of two retired Gardaí TomContinue reading “100 years of Garda service in Co. Wexford”

Centenary commemoration held in Enniscorthy

By Dan Walsh in Enniscorthy The memory of two unarmed Free State soldiers who were assassinated as they walked down an Enniscorthy street, having attended a Mission Mass in St. Aidan’s Cathedral on October 10th 1922,  were remembered today at the spot – outside 21 Main St., Enniscorthy – and later in the graveyards atContinue reading “Centenary commemoration held in Enniscorthy”

Open Day on Sunday at Fethard-on-Sea

By Dan Walsh at Fethard-on-Sea “We have reached the milestone of completing the construction of the hull of the replica Helen Blake and holding an Open Day next Sunday,” Richard Finn, Director of the Helen Blake Community Group at Fethard-on-Sea has told WexfordLocal.com and the hope is that a large number of people will comeContinue reading “Open Day on Sunday at Fethard-on-Sea”

Harvesting like long ago at Carnew

By Dan Walsh Autumnal days on the farm like long ago will be compressed into Heritage Day tomorrow (Sunday) and Carnew Heritage Club have left no stone unturned in organising an action-packed afternoon on the lands opposite Candy’s Store in the village. Topping the bill will be the presence of Martin Austin, Chairman of theContinue reading “Harvesting like long ago at Carnew”

Craanford remembers family friends and neighbours

By Dan Walsh at Craanford There was a large gathering in Craanford village this morning for the special unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the Craanford Volunteers and Cuman na mBan with inscriptions bearing the names of sixty-six people associated with the War of Independence. Sarah Dreelan, daughter of John Reddy and Paddy Mordaunt, sonContinue reading “Craanford remembers family friends and neighbours”

Monksgrange Heritage Open Afternoon

By Dan Walsh A one hour guided tour with personal commentary by Jeremy Hill on the heritage of landscape and garden at Monksgrange next Sunday will commence at 2pm. Outdoor footwear is suggested. You will hear about the role of landscape trees, admire the oaks of the original avenue planted in 1750 and hear aboutContinue reading “Monksgrange Heritage Open Afternoon”

Medieval Day in Wexford town

By Dan Walsh Living history comes alive next Saturday with a Medieval Day taking place at the old Town Wall in the Green area behind Westgate Tower/Heritage Centre. It is part of National Heritage Week and is a free event. Monica Crofton will be leading guided tours of the Town Wall at 12pm and 3pmContinue reading “Medieval Day in Wexford town”