Wexford News

Bertram Allen on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone

Leading Wexford showjumping rider Bertram Allen is set for a spell on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone. The 20-year-old was riding his new horse Hector Van d’Abdijhoeve at the Glock Horse Performance Centre, Treffen in Germany on Thursday when...

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Coastguard helicopter rescues swimmer off Wexford coast

A man has been rescued from the sea off Co Wexford by a Coastguard helicopter.It is understood he had been...

Thursday, 27/08/15 - 6:00pm Read More

Walsh departure a blow to boxing

THERE HAS been widespread outrage at the news that Ireland’s Head Boxing Coach Billy Walsh looks set for a move to...

Thursday, 27/08/15 - 10:39am Read More

Dara has the ‘Spelling Bee’ buzz

Dara Tuinstra and Ryan Tubridy on the Spelling Bee Show.
  Gorey’s talented Spelling Bee Champion, Dara Tuinstra, (12), national winner of the Eason Spelling Bee challenge will appear on...

Tuesday, 25/08/15 - 12:52pm Read More

Wexford Sport

Bertram Allen on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone

Leading Wexford showjumping rider Bertram Allen is set for a spell on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone. The 20-year-old was riding his new horse Hector Van d’Abdijhoeve at the Glock Horse Performance Centre, Treffen in Germany on Thursday when...

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All-Ireland silver and bronze for Killurin Rowing Club

Killurin Rowing Club crews have won a bronze and silver medal at the All-Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships held last weekend...

Monday, 17/08/15 - 10:19pm Read More

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...

Thursday, 25/06/15 - 4:03pm Read More

Wexford Entertainment

Help fund Michelle’s debut novel ‘Scourged’

Michelle Dooley Mahon is hoping to publish her memoir in October with the help of a crowdfunding initiative. Pic: Jim Campbell
WEXFORD WRITER Michelle Dooley Mahon is appealing to the public of Wexford and beyond to get behind her Fund-it campaign in order to have her debut novel ‘Scourged’ published. The book is a memoir of Michelle’s life and that of...

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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...

Tuesday, 30/06/15 - 2:54pm Read More

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


Turning the Corner with a new video

Corner Boy's Matthew O'Brien in their new video for "Untie the Noose"
WEXFORD’S CORNER Boy can accurately be described as a band in transition. Having well and truly conquered their home county and travelled the length and breath of the country, the overwhelming feeling is that they are on the cusp of...

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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...

Tuesday, 23/06/15 - 10:02pm Read More

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

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

National News

Social Democrats: ‘People see Irish Water as failed model’

The Social Democrats have launched a scathing attack on the Government and Irish Water ahead of today's demonstration against water charges in Dublin.The protest will take place in two different locations in the city at 2pm - Heuston Station and...

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UUP to vote on Stormont exit

Senior members of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) will vote tonight on a leadership recommendation to walk away from the...

Saturday, 29/08/15 - 7:42am 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

IAAF defends itself over fresh doping claims before they’re published

The International Association of Athletics Federations has sought to take the sting out of upcoming doping claims by revealing and denying allegations due to be published this weekend.The world governing body has taken repeated blows to its credibility following reports...

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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...

Tuesday, 30/12/14 - 9:13pm Read More

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

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