Funding for Wexford Community Monuments

By Dan Walsh Wexford TD and Minister of State for Law Reform at the Department of Justice and Equality, James Browne has welcomed the news that three Wexford monuments and historic sites will receive funding under the new Community Monuments Fund. The core objective of the Community Monuments Fund is to support the conservation, maintenance,Continue reading “Funding for Wexford Community Monuments”

A lock of history from Famine times

By Dan Walsh Jeremy Hill at Monksgrange Archives office is surrounded by bookshelves and, recently, he became curious about a small locked book he wondered what was inside… but there was one snag… no key for lock… it became lost with the passing years! “I was going into Enniscorthy one day and I brought theContinue reading “A lock of history from Famine times”

€40,000 funding for heritage sites

By Dan Walsh Three south Wexford attractions of community historical and heritage are recognised in the latest round of funding under the Community Monument Fund and the rejoicing is palpable at Our Lady’s Island, protecting the double bell tower on the historic chapel gable, Barntown Castle, and St. Mary’s Church on Bannow Island. Located onContinue reading “€40,000 funding for heritage sites”

Historic Donaghmore by the sea

By Dan Walsh Donaghmore “the Great Church” is a name that occurs in several parishes across the country, but Donaghmore, south-east of Gorey and close to Cahore, is an early medieval ecclesiastical site.  The present ruins of the 18th or 19th century Church of Ireland parish church, dedicated to St. Patrick, is on the siteContinue reading “Historic Donaghmore by the sea”

Duncormick tales stored in the thatch

By Dan Walsh The closure of the village pub in the manner enforced by Covid-19 restrictions is unprecedented since the introduction of licensing laws in the final decades of the 19th century. Perhaps, the wording on the new Sammy Sinnott memorial seat in Duncormick sums up the emergency measures in simple terms that can beContinue reading “Duncormick tales stored in the thatch”

Restoration plans for Ballast Office

The historic Ballast Office at Cresecent Quay overlooking Wexford Harbour, which is a protected structure, has been submitted for part-8 planning to renovate the strategic building with potential use for an enterprise or economic activity. Speaking at today’s monthly meeting of Wexford County Council in the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Director of Services, Tony LarkinContinue reading “Restoration plans for Ballast Office”

Tributes to Wexford Pike leader Bill Murray

A vibrant link with the history of 1798 and the bicentenary commemorations of 1998, in particular, is severed and sadly been lost forever with the sad passing of William ‘Bill’ Murray, Templenacroha, Clonroche. Tributes have been pouring in for the family since the sad news occurred. Many tributes have been paid. On social media BrianContinue reading “Tributes to Wexford Pike leader Bill Murray”