Enniscorthy News

Dad’s agony as son(7)is left behind

by Louise McCarthy A FUNDRAISER is being held this Saturday to help a family fund the return of their youngest son, after he was unexpectedly detained by the authorities in the Philippines. Oisin O’Leary, is the son of Thomas and...

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Suicidal thoughts at crisis point in Enniscorthy

A ENNISCORTHY GP is warning that suicidal ideation is at a record high in the town. Serious concerns expressed by...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 2:00pm Read More

Celebrations for Enniscorthy’s Special Needs

by Louise McCarthy FORTY years of tending to the needs of special needs in Enniscorthy will be celebrated with an...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 4:34pm Read More

Draft Flood Maps for Bunclody!

A STUDY under the OPW and with the support of Wexford County Council have produced Draft Flood Maps for Bunclody....

Tuesday, 24/03/15 - 10:02pm Read More

A mother’s love

The tractor involved with the fatal crash which claimed the life of 14-year-old Conor Byrne on the Oulart to Blackwater road on Wednesday is  removed from the scene.
“CONOR CAME into this world as unexpected as he left,” a heartbroken Angela Byrne told the Funeral Mass of her...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 5:48pm Read More

“Gentle hero” Conor (14) is laid to rest

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THERE WAS a palpable sense of despair in Oulart on Sunday as a numbed community laid tragic crash victim Conor...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 2:56pm Read More

17-year-old is found safe

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A TEENAGER reported as missing for almost two weeks was located safe and well yesterday (Monday). Gardai announced on Thursday...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 2:51pm Read More

€300,000 for Ferrycarrig Park agreed

A VOTE on the takeover of Ferrycarrig Park by the Wexford Football League and the Football Association of Ireland was...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 11:36am Read More

Sinn Féin selects Cllr Johnny Mythen as its General Election candidate

  At tonight’s County Convention Cllrs Mick Roche, Oisin O’Connell, Johnny Mythen, Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin and Anthony Kelly. Sinn Féin...

Monday, 23/02/15 - 11:37pm Read More

Boy (14) dies in collision

A 14-year-old boy has died following a road collision in Oulart, Co Wexford. The incident involving a car and a...

Thursday, 19/02/15 - 10:14am Read More

Gorey News

Car windows smashed while owners play bingo in Craanford

Four cars had their back windows smashed while their owners were playing bingo at the weekly session at Craanford last Friday evening between 7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. Nothing was taken from three of the cars, but a purse was...

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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

Gorey reckons it was the best St Patrick’s Parade ever!

Thousands throng Gorey's Main Street for the annual St Patrick's Day Parade. Pic: Christy Farrell.
It was billed as one of the biggest and most successful parades found anywhere in the country and the occasion...

Friday, 20/03/15 - 12:06am Read More

Gorey expecting large crowds for annual St Patrick’s Day parade

Margaret Cooper is honoured to be Grand Marshal for today's St Patrick's Day Parade in Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell.
Large crowds are expected to turn out today for the traditional St. Patrick’s Day parades across the country, with one...

Tuesday, 17/03/15 - 12:01am Read More

Gorey teenagers are found safe and well

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Two 15 year old teenagers, Matthew Austin and Agatha Powlikowska, have returned home safe and well to their homes in...

Thursday, 12/03/15 - 11:13pm Read More

All-Ireland camogie championship win for Gorey Community School

Caption Catriona  O'Brien  is carried shoulder high as the celebrations begin after Gorey Community School's All Ireland camogie title success. Pic: John Walsh.
Sporting success has created a real buzz of excitement around the corridors of Gorey Communty School following a wonderful victory...

Monday, 09/03/15 - 9:01pm Read More

Gorey’s new post-primary facility at Creagh College is opened

Minister Brendan Howlin  performed the official opening of Creagh College at Gorey today. Pic: Christy Farrell.
Creagh College’s magnificent state-of-the-art campus at Gorey, with 400 students on the rolls, although that figure is expected to reach...

Friday, 06/03/15 - 9:08pm Read More

Concerns over ambulance cover in Gorey continues to be an issue

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Despite reports to the contrary the ambulance service in North Wexford remains the same as it has been for a...

Wednesday, 25/02/15 - 11:39pm Read More

An exhibition by an artist “who wanted to be a Pope”

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“PAUL NEVER did things by half, he always aimed high. When he was five or six years old if you...

Monday, 23/02/15 - 11:12pm Read More

Gorey traffic flows through the Paul Funge Boulevard

Gorey's new Paul Funge Boulevard thoroughfare from The Monument to The Avenue was officially opened today.
Gorey’s new road section linking The Monument roundabout at the end of the Enniscorthy road into the town and The...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 10:22pm Read More

New Ross News

Memorial fun run is huge success

Start of the Kevin Banville Memorial Fun Run at Carrigbyrne. Pic: John Walsh
WHAT STARTED out as a memorial fun run turned into a hugely successful community event at the weekend when hundreds of people turned up to participate in the Kevin Banville Memorial Fun Run at Carrigbyrne. Kevin, from the pillar lane...

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Jesus rocks!

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EVEN BY its own extremely high standards this year’s production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by New Ross Musical Society was...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 10:16am Read More

Community mourns Michael’s passing

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PEOPLE THROUGHOUT the New Ross district were saddened last week to learn of the passing of Michael Keane, Cullenstown, Duncormick....

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 10:12am Read More

Poignant ceremony for those lost at sea

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A MOVING ceremony took place in Ballyhack at the weekend to honour the memory of those who have lost their...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 12:41pm Read More

School to get six new classrooms

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THE CBS Secondary School in New Ross is to get six new classrooms after funding was sanctioned by the Government....

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 12:37pm Read More

GAA club makes donation

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A LOCAL GAA club has highlighted the caring nature of its members by presenting a cheque to a local hospital....

Wednesday, 25/02/15 - 12:06pm Read More

Flowers for Magdalenes ceremony

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A MOVING and poignant memorial service will take place in New Ross on Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. The...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 11:55pm Read More

New school to open in September

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A NEW primary school will open its doors for the first time in New Ross this coming September. Parents in...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 11:50pm Read More

In the line of duty

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WHEN GARDA Ger Feeney retired from the Gardai at the end of December it marked the end of a career...

Thursday, 12/02/15 - 11:41am Read More

Kids affected by break-in

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CHILDREN IN the Horeswood area of the district were directly affected by a break-in that occurred last week. Sometime between...

Thursday, 12/02/15 - 11:36am Read More

Wexford Town News

Rackard breaks another hurl

WEXFORD CO. COUNCIL will foot the bill for repairs to a statue which cost over €120,000 to construct and was unveiled less than three years ago. While there are plenty of people who remember the great days of Wexford hurling...

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End of an era as Pat calls it a day

THERE WAS surprise amongst the education community of Wexford when the principal of one of the biggest schools in the...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 11:31am Read More

Another brick in the roundabout

LOCALS COULD have been forgiven for wondering what was going on in Wygram on Thursday last as roads closed, a...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 11:27am Read More

‘Silent Night’ takes home two awards

THE AMERICAN opera which received its European Premier at last year’s Wexford Opera Festival was honoured at the Irish Times...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 11:24am Read More

“Rode bareback” by Irish Water! Council is told

MONDAY’S MEETING of the Borough District of Wexford council descended into hysterics after Cllr. Davy Hynes mixed his metaphors a...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 12:53pm Read More

45 New Jobs

Gerry Fitzpatrick, Mayor of Wexford. Cllr. George Lawlor, Conor Brennan and Kevin McCarthy pictured at the jobs announcment at Zurich, Drinagh, Wexford. Pic: John Walsh
THERE WAS more good news for Wexford when Swiss company Zurich Insurance announced new developments for its branch in Drinagh,...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 12:51pm Read More

Rescuers help stranded dolphin

THERE WAS an unusual sight for anyone out for a stroll in the Wildfowl Reserve at lunchtime on Saturday when...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 12:49pm Read More

Revenue seizes 34,000 cigarettes

A 24-YEAR-OLD Lithuanian man was arrested and charged after the car he was driving was detected carrying a quantity of...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 12:43pm Read More

Impromptu sculpture inspires Venice art

AN IMPROMPTU piece of sculpture which was created overnight from 48 bricks in the Corish roundabout in 2008 is the...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 12:39pm Read More

Councillors meet with Irish Water

TWO COUNCILLORS have voiced their concerns to this newspaper following a private meeting between Wexford Municipal District Council and representatives...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 12:38pm Read More