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, and a BBQ each day, that is all happening in Craanford this weekend as the community welcomes the ‘Ford Fest’,...

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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

Music festival makes waves

Anthony O'Flynn, Pauline McGann, Irene O'Leary, Rebecca Doyle, Robert Gerard, Oonagh Heffernan, Pat Kent and Orla Doyle pictured at the launch of the Waves Music Festival in Loftus Hall. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW music festival has been officially launched in Wexford. The Waves Music Festival will take place on August 18...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 12:34pm Read More

Where’s the beat, buddy?

WHEN I began this column I highlighted that while predominantly about reviewing new original music there would be times when...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:54am Read More

New musical society to be launched

A NEW musical society in County Wexford will be launched next month. The Little Sea Musical Society will be unveiled...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:33pm Read More

Coolgreany progress with confined victory at Gorey drama festival

Coolgreany Amateur Drama Group’s production of ‘Greta Garbo Came to Donegal’, by Frank McGuinness was the winner at the 60th...

Sunday, 13/03/16 - 12:50am Read More

Kilmuckridge Drama Festival is all set for nine performances

The curtains are up on the 2016 drama season and nine nights of top groups and excellent plays are coming...

Wednesday, 17/02/16 - 3:38pm Read More

Three Oscar nominations for Brooklyn

Saoirse Ronan filming outside St. Aidan's Cathedral in Enniscorthy. Pic: John Walsh
ENNISCORTHY’S DREAM of being home to an Oscar-winning movie took a step closer to becoming a reality today after it...

Thursday, 14/01/16 - 2:55pm Read More

Superstars Stage Academy Christmas Showcase 

Superstars Stage Academy all set for their Christmas Showcase Show which will be staged in the Dun Mhuire Theatre on Saturday, December 19th. Pic: John Walsh
ROUNDING OFF what has been a very busy year for the Superstars Stage Academy, the group’s Christmas showcase will take...

Wednesday, 16/12/15 - 12:40pm Read More

Glitz and glamour a-plenty at Brooklyn premiere

IT WAS glitz and glamour all the way at The Riverside Park Hotel on Wednesday night as the Brooklyn premiere...

Tuesday, 03/11/15 - 11:40am Read More

Ag comóradh Éirí Amach na Cásca

THUG BEIRT saighdiúirí cuairt ar Ghaelscoil Charman le déanaí chun brat na hÉirinn a ardú. D’eagraítear an ócáid chun Éirí...

Monday, 02/11/15 - 11:32am Read More

Eleanor’s winning short story on RTE Radio 1 tonight

Eleanor O'Reilly. Pic: Christy Farrell
RTÉ Radio 1 has announced that the winner of the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2015 is Eleanor O’Reilly for...

Monday, 05/10/15 - 11:58am Read More

Closing concert summed up festival

Rosie Briscoe, Maura Hegarty and Daria Van Den Bercken pictured at the New Ross Piano Festival 'Closing Afternoon Concert' in St. Mary's Church, New Ross. Pic: John Walsh
THE CLOSING concert at this year’s New Ross Piano Festival, whether by chance or design, summed up the overall mood...

Wednesday, 30/09/15 - 11:30am Read More

Tickets for second Brooklyn screening on sale tomorrow!

Saoirse Ronan on the set of Brooklyn in Enniscorthy last year. The actress has confirmed her attendance at the Enniscorthy premiere.
TICKETS FOR the second screening of Brooklyn which will take place in The Riverside Park Hotel on October 28 will...

Tuesday, 29/09/15 - 11:52am Read More

Film director, Neil, loves Wexford

Film-maker, Neil Elworthy has spoken exclusively to the Echo about his love of Wexford.
AN AWARD-winning film-director has spoken exclusively to the Echo about his interest of county Wexford and why he loves coming...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 10:50am 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...

Thursday, 13/08/15 - 10:31am Read More

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