In the footprints of Wexford history

By Dan Walsh A centenary series of “War of Independence and Civil War Tours in County Wexford” is taking place in the coming weeks. Talks will be given by Barry Lacey, Historian-in-Residence at Wexford Libraries focussing on events and incidents that occurred in Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Gorey and New Ross between 1916 and 1923. The War ofContinue reading “In the footprints of Wexford history”

‘Keep Well’ photo competition winners

By Dan Walsh During the last Covid-19 lockdown Wexford Libraries launched the ‘Keep Well Photo Competition’ and the people of Wexford were asked to take photos that showed who or what was helping them. The organisers were looking for images that would lift our spirits and the photos could include people, places and activities if theyContinue reading “‘Keep Well’ photo competition winners”

Every Wexford parish covered in book series

By Dan Walsh Two new volumes of the publication On Our Own Ground: County Wexford Parish by Parish were virtually launched today via Microsoft Teams by Dr. Patrick Prendergast, Provost, Trinity College Dublin. It follows on from volume one launched in 2013, with the launch of volumes two and three delayed due to the Covid-19Continue reading “Every Wexford parish covered in book series”

Discover free library services during Level 5

By Dan Walsh The five libraries across County Wexford at Bunclody, Enniscorthy, Gorey, New Ross and Wexford town are closed under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, but library services remain open to the public.  You can continue to use your library 24/7 and free of charge online too! ·         join the library online; ·         download eBooks and eAudiobooks; ·         read magazinesContinue reading “Discover free library services during Level 5”

100th anniversary of first Wexford library

By Dan Walsh The story of Wexford Public Library Service began almost a century ago – in 1922 – when a library service was established in Riverchapel National School, near the popular seaside resort of Courtown. It was one of only four small libraries in Ireland founded as an experimental initiative under the auspices ofContinue reading “100th anniversary of first Wexford library”