Wexford News

School campus to open

The new Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School at Castlemoyle, near Irishtown is nearing completion. Pic: John Walsh
THE BOARD of Management at the new primary school campus nearing completion in New Ross is hopeful it will be open in November. The Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School, which will be located at Castlemoyle, near...

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Caoimhe gets three-in-a-row

Caoimhe Moran won a remarkable third all-Ireland Fleadh victory in-a-row this year
  A YOUNG musician from the south of the county has achieved a remarkable three-in-a-row of title victories at the...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:32pm Read More

Men’s shed barbecue success

Stephen Roche and Ger Roche pictured at New Ross Men's Shed annual BBQ, in aid of New Ross Community Hospital. Pic: John Walsh
THE ORGANISERS of last weekend’s Men’s Shed barbecue in New Ross have expressed delight to the Echo at the event’s...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 1:31pm Read More

‘Ford Fest’ aid for underpass

Piper, Tom Doyle leads Bishop Denis Brennan under the new 'Craanford Underpass' at the recent official opening. Pic: Christy Farrell
A carnival each day in the Sports Complex Grounds, music in the evenings in the marquee with full bar facilities,...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:48pm Read More

Wexford Sport

Anyone for women’s rugby?

Gorey Rugby Football Club Women’s section are having a ‘Give It A Try’ open coaching session in Gorey RFC on Saturday, August 20, from 2-5 pm to try and recruit new players for the senior women’s section, the under 15...

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Maudlintown Regatta is cancelled

The annual regatta organised by Maudlintown Rowing Club and scheduled to take place at Wexford Harbour tomorrow (Sunday) has been...

Saturday, 09/07/16 - 7:59pm Read More

8-race card at Wexford on Friday evening

There was  a huge entry for all of the races at Bettyville Park on Friday evening, and consequently, the Nick...

Thursday, 30/06/16 - 11:09pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

A unique premiere for Scalder Theatre

Michael Dunbar, Jack Matthews, Gayle Jordan and Andy Doyle in rehearsal for 'Of Mornington'. Pic: John Walsh
FEW PLACES can rival a rehearsal room when a group of dedicated artists get together to bring a play to life – getting the chance then to bring to life a new Billy Roche play ‘Of Mornington’ is a privilege...

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Cash rich with EP of soulful song-writing

Niall Cash pictured with his band at the launch of his EP 'Frames Have Cracked' in the Wexford Arts Centre. (l to r)- Darra Doyle, Niall Cash, Conor Lyions, Saoirse Kavanagh, Seany O'Brien, Jake Richardson. Pic: Jim Campbell
20-YEAR-OLD singer-songwriter Niall Cash enjoyed a very successful launch of his first EP ‘Frames Have Cracked’ at the Arts Centre...

Wednesday, 18/05/16 - 10:36am Read More

Ambitious students bring 1916 to life

Carla Fusciardi Wallace plays the tough and strong-willed Mary Redmond in 'Forget Me Knot', a new play by secondary school student Aoife Beaumont Howell.
A GROUP of ambitious secondary school students will take to the stage of Fusion Café Theatre this Friday night with...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 2:25pm Read More

Entertainment

Caoimhe gets three-in-a-row

Caoimhe Moran won a remarkable third all-Ireland Fleadh victory in-a-row this year
  A YOUNG musician from the south of the county has achieved a remarkable three-in-a-row of title victories at the all-Ireland Fleadh. Caoimhe Moran is a member of the Danescastle Music Group and she attended this year’s Fleadh in Ennis...

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‘Ford Fest’ aid for underpass

Piper, Tom Doyle leads Bishop Denis Brennan under the new 'Craanford Underpass' at the recent official opening. Pic: Christy Farrell
A carnival each day in the Sports Complex Grounds, music in the evenings in the marquee with full bar facilities,...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:48pm Read More

Roisin set for Athenaeum

  ONE OF County Wexford’s foremost singers is putting the finishing touches in place to a programme for a concert...

Wednesday, 03/08/16 - 12:22pm Read More

What a weekend

Paddy Casey playing to a huge crowd at the Irish America Fest 2016 in New Ross. Pic: Jim Campbell
NEW ROSS was buzzing with activity at the weekend when it played host to the annual Irish America Festival and...

Wednesday, 06/07/16 - 11:20am Read More

Cllr Pip Breen takes the reins as cathaoirleach of Gorey Council

New Cathaoirleach of Gorey Municipal District, Cllr Pip Breen. Pic: Christy Farrell.
Cllr Pip Breen, first elected to the first Gorey Municipal District Council on his first attempt in 2014, has been...

Tuesday, 28/06/16 - 11:01pm Read More

National News

Rio assigns court for Kevin Mallon in ticket touting case

The Irishman arrested three weeks ago, allegedly in possession of over 800 tickets for the Olympic Games, has had his case assigned to a court. Documents on a Brazilian court website say Kevin Mallon will face charges at a special...

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Minister of State for Tourism and Sport accuses opposition of political gameplaying

The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan (pictured) has accused the opposition of trying to make political...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 1:58pm Read More

NI nursing home fined for data breach after laptop with patients’ details stolen

A nursing home in the North has been fined after a data breach relating to sensitive details about patients and...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 12:23pm Read More

Public bike scheme numbers show cycling is becoming more popular

More than 2.3 million journeys were taken on public bikes in the first half of 2016. The stats include the...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 11:54am Read More

National Sport

US star Hope Solo handed six-month suspension after calling Sweden cowards

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo has been handed a six-month ban by her national federation after labelling Sweden “a bunch of cowards” following her side’s Olympic quarter-final defeat. The 35-year-old hit out after Sweden, eventual runners-up in Rio, defeated the...

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Michael Conlan’s young fans had a special message at Olympic homecoming

Irish fans were out in force to welcome members of Team Ireland home from Rio last night. Members of the...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 10:52am Read More

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter to attend CAS hearing today

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s fate hangs in the balance as the Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing into his...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 9:44am Read More

Robbie Keane will play final game for Rep of Ireland against Oman

Robbie Keane will bid an emotional farewell to the Republic of Ireland next week after announcing his retirement from international...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 8:02am Read More

Champions League wrap: Eden Hazard’s little bro scores hat-trick in easy win

Raffael and Thorgan Hazard both scored hat-tricks as Borussia Monchengladbach eased into the Champions League group stage with an 8-2...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 11:14pm Read More