Wexford in the mood for the Fleadh!

By Dan Walsh at Wexford County Council meeting Wexford’s determined bid to host Fleadh Cheol na h-Éireann in the town soon was endorsed by members at Monday’s monthly meeting of Wexford County Council. Cathaoirleach Cllr George Lawlor feels the outcome of the bid for the Fleadh should be known in the first quarter of 2023.Continue reading “Wexford in the mood for the Fleadh!”

Launch of Sustainable Development Week

By Dan Walsh European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) was officially launched by An Cathaoirleach, Wexford County Council, Cllr George Lawlor and Cllr Mary Farrell, Chair of the Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment Strategic Policy Committee at County Hall, Wexford. Cllr George Lawlor, Cathaoirleach, said; “I am delighted to officially launch Sustainable Development Week and forContinue reading “Launch of Sustainable Development Week”

New Ross delegation to California

By Dan Walsh A delegation from New Ross Municipal District is to travel to Danville to attend the Eugene O’Neill Festival from September 16th-22nd following approval by a majority of members at Monday’s meeting of Wexford County Council held at Carricklawn, Wexford. Some members were totally opposed to the trip and indicated they would beContinue reading “New Ross delegation to California”

24-hour protest at housing crisis

By Dan Walsh About thirty people braved a yellow rain weather warning at a camp style 24-hour protest, co-ordinated by the local branch of Sinn Féin, at the entrance to Wexford County Council headquarters at Carricklawn, in protest at the ‘housing crisis’ in Co. Wexford. The protest began at midnight and coincided with today’s monthlyContinue reading “24-hour protest at housing crisis”

Mattress Amnesty 2022 – a bedtime story!

By Dan Walsh Chilly nights will soon arrive and in comes a new warm mattress and out goes the old mattress that has served the bedroom so well, but what happens the mattress that has worn out and is no longer considered an advantage to the household? Sadly, many of them end up in theContinue reading “Mattress Amnesty 2022 – a bedtime story!”

Humanitarian aid for New Ross flood damage

By Dan Walsh Wexford County Council’s Emergency Management Team met early this morning following the intense flooding which affected New Ross on Monday evening. Estimates indicate rainfall of between 30mm and 40mm fell over a period of less than one and half hours, in addition to substantial hail, all of which centred around the mainContinue reading “Humanitarian aid for New Ross flood damage”

€781k for Wexford lanes and rural roads

By Dan Walsh Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys T.D. has allocated €781.027 to Wexford County Council under the Local Improvement Scheme for 2022. Welcoming the news Deputy Paul Kehoe told WexfordLocal.com;” This extremely positive announcement will see our laneways and non-public roads in Wexford receive improved access to homes, farms and outdoorContinue reading “€781k for Wexford lanes and rural roads”

Odour anger at Ballyminaun Hill steps up!

By Dan Walsh There is a palpable anger at the lack of action by Wexford County Council and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in relation to the obnoxious odours constantly diminishing the quality of life in the neighbourhood and the town of Gorey from the compost plant on Ballyminaun Hill. About 30 residents attended aContinue reading “Odour anger at Ballyminaun Hill steps up!”

Vandalism strikes on Forth Mountain

By Dan Walsh The community in the Barntown area are devastated and heartbroken following an act of vandalism in which the toilets at Carrigfoyle visitor attraction were burned to the ground last night. The fire occurred sometime during the night and was only discovered this morning. “It was still smouldering this morning when I wentContinue reading “Vandalism strikes on Forth Mountain”

Archaeological survey of Enniscorthy town centre

By Dan Walsh at July meeting of Wexford County Council Wexford County Council has announced its proposal to develop a ‘brownfield site’ in the centre of Enniscorthy, on a vacant site formerly the location of Murphy-Flood’s Hotel, and empty buildings bounding Irish Street and Barrack Street. It is recommended that the development proceed subject toContinue reading “Archaeological survey of Enniscorthy town centre”