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

The VMA’s just got OWNED by Beyoncé – It’s all here in today’s showbiz catch-up

VMA’s? Sorry, we mean ‘Beyonce’s most memorable performance to date – ever’ as that’s what it will be known as in the history books – no seriously, have you seen it? We’d even advise Electric Picnic festival goers to download...

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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

‘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

National News

VIDEO: Gardaí appeal for information after five die in ‘murder-suicide’ in Cavan

Update 6.30pm: Local Councillor Paddy Smith has said people are shellshocked as to what happened. Mr Smith said the family had lived in the area for the past ten years and were members of the local community. Mr Smith said...

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Residents of Dublin Children’s Detention Campus have climbed onto roof

Update: 6pm: Gardaí are still at the scene of a public order incident at the Oberstown Children’s Detention Campus in...

Monday, 29/08/16 - 5:56pm Read More

Hickey’s family want Minister Flanagan to meet Brazilian ambassador

Pat Hickey’s family wants the Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan to meet with the Brazilian ambassador to Ireland to...

Monday, 29/08/16 - 2:28pm Read More

President and Taoiseach join mourners at funeral of former tánaiste

The President and Taoiseach joined hundreds of mourners at today’s funeral Mass for former tánaiste Peter Barry. Michael D Higgins...

Monday, 29/08/16 - 1:03pm Read More

National Sport

Annalise Murphy is now the name of a Boeing 737 jet

Annalise Murphy’s Dad has named a Boeing 737 jet after her. Con Murphy is a Chief Pilot with ASL Airlines who own the plane. The silver medallist has become the only modern day person to have an aircraft named after...

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VIDEO: An emotional Robbie Keane thanks fans for their support since announcing his retirement

Robbie Keane says he’s been blown away by the out-pouring of well-wishes and support that he’s received since announcing his...

Monday, 29/08/16 - 4:48pm Read More

O’Donovan brothers pay tribute to the club that contributed to their success

Olympic rowing heroes Gary and Paul O’Donovan have paid tribute the the rowing club that drove their Olympic dreams and...

Monday, 29/08/16 - 4:50pm Read More

French clubs to splash €300m on player wages this season

The uphill task facing the Irish provinces in the Champions Cup against French sides has become clear following the disclosure...

Monday, 29/08/16 - 3:01pm Read More

Newcastle hoping to seal loan deal for Chelsea midfielder, but play down James McCarthy rumours

Rafael Benitez is hoping to push through his 12th summer signing in the next 48 hours as Newcastle close in...

Monday, 29/08/16 - 2:13pm Read More