Wexford News

Noel described as “the best known Irishman in London” laid to rest

The Late Noel Swaine, London and Wexford.
All saints Church, Ballycarney, was overflowing for the Thanksgiving Service for the life of Noel Swaine today, where the congregation heard Very Rev. Leslie Forrest of Ferns describe the Life-President President of the London-Wexford Association as “the best known Irishman...

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‘Poor visibility’ caused fatal Blackstairs plane crash

Wreckage of the Cessna aircraft that crashed on Blackstairs Mountain last month. Pic: Dwane Doran.
A preliminary report into a plane crash on Blackstairs Mountain, which killed two men and two pet dogs on Sunday,...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 10:00pm Read More

Minutes away from Tunisian terror

A WELL-KNOWN Wexford businesswoman was just minutes away from the location of a terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia where a...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 3:41pm Read More

Further expansion at Nutricia plant

A PLANNING application lodged by Nutricia Infant Nutrition Ltd. (Danone) for the expansion of their plant at Roxborough, Maudlintown has...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 3:34pm Read More

Wexford Sport

Footballers are set the 70-minute challenge

DAVID POWER has charged his Wexford footballers with going the distance for the first time under his tenure on Saturday evening when they look to revive their championship ambitions against Down at Innovate Wexford Park in round-one of the All-Ireland...

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Guiney situation unclear

JACK GUINEY’S prospects of returning to the Wexford senior hurling fold this year are unclear after team-boss Liam Dunne remained...

Thursday, 25/06/15 - 4:02pm Read More

“Everyone in our camp feels this defeat deeply”

“IT IS a flat dressing-room in there,” sighed Wexford captain Matthew O’Hanlon as he struggled to come to terms with...

Thursday, 25/06/15 - 4:00pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

Writer to attend local production of his play

Louise Wickham Dillon and Jessica Walker during the rehearsals of Raven Theatre's 'The Audition' in Gaelscoil Charman. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE WRITER of a play, which will have its Irish premier in Wexford next month, is set to attend one of the three nights of performance at Wexford Arts Centre. James Johnson, writer of ‘The Audition’ which is the second...

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The Whistling Girl with Honor Heffernan

Honor Heffernan will be performing The Whistling Girl at Wexford Arts Centre.
By Louise McCarthy THE FIRST Irish female rock singer will be performing a unique show with music set to poetry...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 12:33pm Read More

A spoon for every life in Bernadette’s ‘196’

A STRIKING new exhibition by a local artist was opened at the Copperhouse Gallery in Dublin recently by Amnesty International...

Tuesday, 23/06/15 - 3:50pm Read More

Entertainment

New name for popular band TouchWood

Where Buildings Fall are, from left to right: Sam Ali, Mark Caplice, Michael Fleming and Brian Fleming.
The newly named band, Where Buildings Fall, are set to debut their forthcoming self-titled album on stages across the country this summer, including Horan’s of Baltinglass, this Friday, June 26. The album, recorded at the world famous Sonic Ranch Studios...

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Draw takes place for All-Ireland drama finals at Kilmuckridge

Launching the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Festival at Kilmuckridge are Margaret walsh, Michael Johnston (Festival Director), Cllr Mary Farrell and Dan Walsh. Pic: Christy Farrell.
All systems are in place for the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals opening in Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall on Friday, April...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 10:12pm Read More

Full houses every night for the South Wicklow Drama Festival

Kieran Tyrell, Eamonn Doran (Chairman), Donal Courtndey (Adjudicator) and Kevin McElroy at the  South Wicklow Drama Festival running in St Brigid's Hall, Carnew, all this week. Pic: Christy Farrell.
THE 11th South Wicklow Drama Festival opened in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew, last Thursday night and the organisers are delighted...

Tuesday, 24/03/15 - 10:11pm Read More

Theatre stalwarts get surprise presentation

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TWO VETERANS of the stage were honoured in Campile at the weekend for an association with the local hall and...

Thursday, 29/01/15 - 10:05am Read More

Carol service in Augustinians

WHEN LOCAL choral group, New Ross Singers, performs its annual mix of Christmas carols in the Augustinian Church it signals...

Wednesday, 10/12/14 - 11:43pm Read More

National News

200 charges brought after drugs raids in three counties

Sixty people have been arrested by gardaí targeting the sale of drugs in Dublin, Cork and Wexford.Two hundred charges, mostly involving the sale and supply of heroin, have been brought against those arrested.Fifty homes were searched during the operation, which...

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Up to 60 arrested in Dublin, Cork, Wexford in raids targeting heroin sales

By Cormac O'Keeffe There are reports that up to 60 people have been arrested in separate operations targeting the sale...

Wednesday, 10/06/15 - 10:15am Read More

After more than 50 years of trying, Kilrush wins All Ireland drama title

Kilrush Drama Group in celebratitoon -All Ire;a
  There has been a spectacular success for the Wexford group, Kilrush, for their production of Billy Roche’s acclaimed play...

Sunday, 19/04/15 - 3:32am Read More

Minister Howlin signs €498.2m deal in EU funding for the South East

Wexford Minister Brendan Howlin with Regional Policy Commissioner, Corina Cretu, at the signing for  EU funding in Brussels today.
Minister Brendan Howlin, T.D., met European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Corina Creţu, in Brussels today to sign the €498.2 m...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 8:40pm Read More

National Sport

Over 100 entries for next Sunday’s point-to-point races at Tinahely

An impressive 103 entries have been received for next Sunday’s point-to-point races at Fairwood, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, one of the first fixtures of the New Year. The first race is at 12.30 a.m. The card is as follows; Race 1...

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Victory for the O’Sullivan’s from Mallow at Lingstown races today

Jockey Maxine O'Sullivan and her horse Cork Citizen in a happy mood following victory in the Open Lightweight Race at Lingstown, Co. Wexford  tody.
The Open Lightweight Race over the famous Lingstown banks was a thrilling spectacle this afternoon and it also produced the...

Sunday, 23/11/14 - 5:16pm Read More

Catherine bids for Euro glory

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A LOCAL athlete has been included as a member of the eight-strong Irish national team that will contest the Paralympic...

Friday, 15/08/14 - 9:06am Read More

Death of legendary Wexford hurling star Tim Flood

Tim Flood
The Funeral Mass of legendary Wexford hurling star, Tim Flood, (87), will take place at St. Clement’s Church, Cloughbawn, on...

Friday, 04/07/14 - 12:08am Read More

Race traffic faces delays at New Ross tomorrow evening

A spokesperson for Wexford Racecourse is advising racing personnel and supporters from the Munster region to allow plenty of time...

Thursday, 03/07/14 - 4:59pm Read More