Joy wishes Ferns hurlers good luck

By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy Castle It was an emotional Saturday morning for Wexford Rose Joy Quigley as she was given a warm send-off with applause, flag waving and festive enthusiasm in her native Ferns where the bus made a brief stop with 33 Roses on the Wexford Rose Tour. Speaking to WexfordLocal.com at EnniscorthyContinue reading “Joy wishes Ferns hurlers good luck”

Joy leads the Wexford Rose Tour

By Dan Walsh Thirty-three contestants in the Rose of Tralee International Festival are on the Wexford Rose Tour this week with local celebrity status focused firmly on the Wexford Rose, Joy Quigley from Ferns. I will be joining the Wexford Rose Tour at Enniscorthy Castle at 9am tomorrow (Saturday) morning, but some information is comingContinue reading “Joy leads the Wexford Rose Tour”

€186,000 for Wexford outdoor amenities

By Dan Walsh Funding of €186,000 has been awarded for outdoor amenities in Co. Wexford. Deputy Paul Kehoe welcomed the news from Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys. The funding falls under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS). will be key to enhancing outdoor amenities such as walkways, cycleways, rivers, lakes, and beaches.Continue reading “€186,000 for Wexford outdoor amenities”

Change of ownership at Wells House

By Dan Walsh The visitor attraction wonderland that is Wells House and Gardens have announced a new chapter in the future of this magnificent estate. Last week the Sean Doyle Group signed contracts to purchase the entire estate of Wells, but for now, it is business as usual at this award-winning tourism attraction based inContinue reading “Change of ownership at Wells House”

Medieval Ferns reveals a rich heritage

By Dan Walsh The Ferns Medieval Experience based in Ferns Community Centre is Wexford’s newest visitor attraction that tells the story of a medieval past in an engaging and fun way using a range of modern media including virtual reality and audio visual. Manager Catherine McPartlan has welcomed WexfordLocal.com to visit the attraction and shareContinue reading “Medieval Ferns reveals a rich heritage”

Minister opens historic Johnstown Castle

By Dan Walsh The majestic redevelopment of historic Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens, near Piercestown, a few kilometres from Wexford town were officially opened by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D. yesterday (Thursday). Minister McConalogue said: “I am delighted to officially open this national treasure and I congratulate all involved in recentContinue reading “Minister opens historic Johnstown Castle”

Rosslare Harbour gives up its Secret Garden!

Rosslare Harbour Village Park and Gardens have been recognised by the Wexford Gardens Trail as worthy of being included in the guide of visitor attractions in the county. The Secret Garden is no longer secret! It is great that Rosslare Harbour can now boast the distinction of being a member of both the Wexford Walking TrailContinue reading “Rosslare Harbour gives up its Secret Garden!”

Johnstown Castle is ‘a national treasure’

By Dan Walsh The majestic Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum and Gardens has been nominated for the British Guild of Travel Writer’s (BGTW) International Tourism Awards. The fairy-tale neo gothic Castle which opened to the public last year is the only Irish visitor attraction to secure a nomination in the prestigious BGTW International Tourism Awards 2020Continue reading “Johnstown Castle is ‘a national treasure’”

Experience the pleasure of Johnstown Castle

By Dan Walsh Sunday was a brilliant autumnal day. The sun was shining brightly, pleasant at around 14 degrees with a perfect calmness,  and with the Covid-19 restrictions at Level 3, I washed my hands, wore my face covering, and observed social distancing amongst the natural environment meandering the ancient walkways in the grounds ofContinue reading “Experience the pleasure of Johnstown Castle”