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 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”

MP Penny Mordaunt PM challenger has Boolavogue family roots!

By Dan Walsh in Boolavogue Not since the days of Fr. John Murphy has there been so much excitement in the Boolavogue area after it was disclosed in the national media at the weekend that Penny Mordaunt, tipped by many to be the next Tory leader and likely Prime Minister of the United Kingdom asContinue reading “MP Penny Mordaunt PM challenger has Boolavogue family roots!”

Ballyfad heritage on the world wide

By Dan Walsh A series of interviews with local people in the Ballyfad area are available on the world wide web following last night’s launch of ‘A Ramble Through Time – Vol. 4 and 5, by local Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin, Leas-Cathaoirleach of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council, held in Ballyfad Hall. The work wasContinue reading “Ballyfad heritage on the world wide”

Calling the shots at Rebellion Day

By Dan Walsh The inaugural Rebellion Day takes place next Sunday from noon until 4.30pm in the grounds of the National 1798 Rebellion Centre at Enniscorthy and the organisers are hopeful of a large attendance and promising an action-packed afternoon of activities suitable for all the family. Deputy Manager Eve Furlong told; “This communityContinue reading “Calling the shots at Rebellion Day”

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”

Enniscorthy period residence on the market

By Dan Walsh It is one of Enniscorthy’s most iconic architectural heritage sites. Passing Parnell Road one is struck by the urban appearance of the modern Garda Station while on the opposite side, a decorative display of iron railings supported by square concrete piers converge into a curved entrance leading onto an avenue where 1.087-acresContinue reading “Enniscorthy period residence on the market”