Enniscorthy News

Enniscorthy investors lose on Setanta collapse

A NUMBER of prominent local business people have lost a total of almost €1 million in share investments following the collapse of an insurance company, The Echo can reveal. Dublin-based but Malta-registered Setanta Insurances, made up of Setanta Holdings Ltd....

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Race to raise €200k for charities

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SUNDAY MORNING’S Hope & Dream 10, its most successful since its inception, is hoped to net over €200,000 for two...

Wednesday, 16/04/14 - 12:07pm Read More

Brooklyn – It’s a Wrap!

John Crowley (director), Saoirse Ronan and Niamh Devereux (Enniscorthy Echo) pictured at the Brooklyn Thank You Reception in Enniscorthy Castle. Pic: John Walsh
THEY MAY be big names in the acting world, but at Enniscorthy Castle on Wednesday, Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson...

Wednesday, 16/04/14 - 12:03pm Read More

Cllr’s daughter escapes prison

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THE FAMILY of Enniscorthy Councillor Tom Moorehouse has spoken of their relief after his daughter Tina escaped an Australian prison...

Wednesday, 16/04/14 - 11:28am Read More

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Kilmuckridge are All Ireland Drama Champions for the first time

Kilmuckridge is a community in celebration after the local drama group scored an emphatic first All-Ireland Drama festival success in...

Wednesday, 16/04/14 - 11:20am Read More

Schools board splits

THE BOARD of Management of Davidstown National School has collapsed after four of its eight members resigned with immediate effect....

Thursday, 10/04/14 - 5:33pm Read More

Our shark goes viral

RESPONSES TO last week’s story about the arrival of a Great White Shark to Hook Head have been coming in...

Thursday, 10/04/14 - 5:31pm Read More

Bunclody outside Wexford boundary?

LOCAL ELECTION candidate Barbara Anne Murphy hit out, at her party launch at the weekend, at a ‘Welcome to Wexford’...

Thursday, 10/04/14 - 10:42am Read More

Proposals for trad shop fronts

1950S FEVER has gripped the town such to the extent that Enniscorthy Town Council has said that it would consider...

Wednesday, 09/04/14 - 5:23pm Read More

Wexford Jockey ruled out of Aintree Grand National with back injury

Wexford jockey Mikey Fogarty has been ruled out of tomorrow’s Crabbies Grand National following a bad fall over the National...

Friday, 04/04/14 - 10:32pm Read More

Gorey News

New housing scheme starts in Kilanerin

Cllr John Hegarty turning the sod for the new sheltered housing development at Kilanerin.
Workers and machinery have moved on to a new development of six sheltered houses in the heart of Kilanerin village. Public representatives and Wexford County Council officials gathered at the site on Friday morning to welcome the development and see...

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Mark Reilly leads Gorey 3 Day Cycle Race into the final stage

Riders passing through Gorey this afternoon in the Gorey 3 Day Cycle Race.
Mark Reilly of Lucan Cycling Club will start the final stage of the Gorey 3 Day Cycle Race with wearing...

Sunday, 20/04/14 - 9:40pm Read More

Dramatic end to Gorey 3-Day Cycle race Stage

The first stage of the Gorey 3-Day Cycle Race came to a premature end this afternoon when a road traffic...

Saturday, 19/04/14 - 9:19pm Read More

Good Friday commemorated in Gorey

Carrying  the cross from St Michael's Church through the streets of Gorey on Good Friday. Pic: Christy Farrell.
The largest number in the seven year history of the event turned out for ‘The Way of the Cross’ Good...

Friday, 18/04/14 - 10:32pm Read More

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Two injured in Camolin road crash

Two people were taken to hospital following a road traffic collision involving three cars that occurred on the N11 at...

Friday, 18/04/14 - 3:33pm Read More

It all started on The Late Late Show for Luan Parle

LUAN PARLE. Pic by Christy Farrell, The Gorey Echo.
  When you launch your career at the age of 12 on ‘The Late Late Toy Show’, then hosted by...

Wednesday, 16/04/14 - 11:03am Read More

John Banville’s ‘The Sea’ gets its first screening in Gorey

The Schooner Bar in Ballygarrett gets a make over for a starring role in John Banville's story 'The Sea' when filming took place there last year.
 The much anticipated first screening of The Sea, adapted from Wexford author John Banville’s novel of the same name, comes...

Tuesday, 08/04/14 - 10:31pm Read More

Argentinian Ambassador enjoyed Evita musical in Gorey

The Argentine Ambassador to Ireland, Her Excellency, Ms Silvia Maria Merenga was in Gorey tonight where she attended the opening...

Monday, 07/04/14 - 11:45pm Read More

Man due in court after cannabis raid at Craanford

Gardaí have seized almost €100,000 worth of cannabis plants during a planned search in North Wexford. It took place at...

Wednesday, 02/04/14 - 10:57pm Read More

Gorey men in the Great War trenches recounted in new book

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The human stories and courage of local men who gave up their everyday lives in the streets and fields of...

Tuesday, 01/04/14 - 10:26pm Read More

New Ross News

Apex repairs to cost €500,000

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THE COST of repairing the damage to the Apex Swimming Pool and Leisure Complex in New Ross will be in excess of €500,000. An investigation into a section of roof giving way at the complex on February 12 has found...

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Local school is chapter hit

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A LOCAL primary school is celebrating the success of its quiz team after it reached the national final of this...

Tuesday, 01/04/14 - 11:58pm Read More

40 minutes to reach assault victim

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PROBLEMS WITHIN the Ambulance Service in Ireland have been highlighted on RTE with an incident in New Ross marked as...

Tuesday, 01/04/14 - 11:55pm Read More

Rugby star hailed as hero

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A MEMBER of New Ross Rugby Club is being hailed as a hero after he rescued a little toddler who...

Thursday, 27/03/14 - 12:36pm Read More

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Local student takes perfect picture

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A LOCAL secondary school student has showcased his inherent talent for photography by taking first prize in a prestigious competition....

Thursday, 20/03/14 - 4:07pm Read More

Fr. Epstein’s story is coming to Carrig

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A UNIQUE entertainment event will take place in Colfer’s Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow on Friday, March 21, at 9 p.m. ‘Chris’s Journey:...

Thursday, 20/03/14 - 3:58pm Read More

Anger over civic receptions

TENSIONS SOARED at a special meeting of New Ross Town Council last week over the postponement of a civic reception...

Friday, 14/03/14 - 1:52am Read More

Anger over explicit messages

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A NEW Ross mother has spoken exclusively to The Echo about her horror at finding explicit texts on her 16...

Friday, 14/03/14 - 1:51am Read More

Postmasters express concern

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  POSTMASTERS FROM across County Wexford have expressed concern over the future of their industry in light of proposed changes...

Wednesday, 05/03/14 - 12:25pm Read More

Magdalene laundry victims remembered

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A POIGNANT memorial service in memory of women who were incarcerated in the Good Shepherd Magdalene Laundry in New Ross...

Wednesday, 05/03/14 - 12:21pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Crash victim (30) funeral today

Well-known Barntown man Paul “Spud” Kelly (30) died when his car collided with a wall at the Newtown road in the early hours of Sunday morning. The fatal single vehicle road traffic collision occurred at approximately 5a.m. when Mr Kelly,...

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School video goes viral

Some of the students at the Mercy School Wexford who star in the video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y7c5eWUTqw A video produced entirely by students and staff at the Mercy Wexford School has gone viral. The student, which...

Monday, 07/04/14 - 6:39pm Read More

Former Baldinstown Garda Station sold

The former Garda Station at Baldwinstown was sold last week for €75,000. Chief Superintendent of the Wexford Garda Division John...

Thursday, 03/04/14 - 11:45am Read More

Man living near hospital died waiting for ambulance

The family of Coolcotts man Dan Berry have spoken out for the first time about his death in the family...

Thursday, 03/04/14 - 11:43am Read More

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Snake found in Maudlintown garden shed

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Maudlintown man Nicky Kearney got the fright of his life last Wednesday when he bent down to pick up a...

Thursday, 03/04/14 - 11:42am Read More

Camross Drama Group set to perform “Wake in the West”

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The Camross Drama Group is this week preparing to raise the curtain on its latest production; “Wake in the West”...

Wednesday, 26/03/14 - 2:56pm Read More

Boxing great Liam loses his final fight

An outpouring of grief gripped Wexford town as the sad news that Liam Walsh had passed away broke late on...

Wednesday, 26/03/14 - 2:54pm Read More

Section of Emergency Department closed after fire

The busy Emergency Department at Wexford General Hospital was forced to come to fully shut down for over two hours...

Wednesday, 26/03/14 - 2:52pm Read More

Thousands apply as extras for Brooklyn

Queues formed through out the day at the Open Casting Day for the film 'Brooklyn' in the Riverside Park Hotel. Pic: John Walsh
  CLOSE TO 3,000 people turned out to the Riverside Park Hotel on Friday as excited film-fans applied as extras...

Wednesday, 26/03/14 - 10:23am Read More

Another empty unit as Furlong’s closes

IT WAS the end of an era in Wexford town on Saturday as Furlong’s butcher’s in the Bullring closed its...

Tuesday, 25/03/14 - 12:58pm Read More