Enniscorthy News

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 14-year-old son on Sunday. “For those of you who don’t know, I didn’t know I was pregnant with Conor until...

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“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

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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

Historial building re-opens its doors

Archdeacon Chris Long, James Grace (builder), Michael Tierney (architect), Bishop Michael Burrows, Tom Bermingham (WLD), Cllr. Barbara Ann Murphy (chairperson Enniscorthy Municipal District) and Robbie Syme pictured at the formal re-opening of The Church Institute, Chuch St., Enniscorthy. Pic: John Walsh
THERE WAS an air of celebration in Enniscorthy on Thursday as the Church Institute finally re-opened its doors. Minister Paul...

Wednesday, 11/02/15 - 1:02pm Read More

Fatal crash: arrest made

81-year-old James Brennan was killed in a hit-and-run incident last month
ONE MONTH on from the horrific smash outside Enniscorthy that claimed the life of 81-year-old James Brennan, a man has...

Wednesday, 11/02/15 - 1:00pm Read More

Countdown to 1916 Centenary in Enniscorthy

Capt. Claire Mortimer, Grainne Doran (archivist Wexford. Co. Council), Tommy O'Sullivan and Karen O'Connor pictured at the launch of ‘The Irish Volunteers in Focus 1913 – 1918’ exhibition in Enniscorthy Castle. Pic: John Walsh
  THERE WAS a huge turnout on Friday for the launch of The Irish Volunteers in Focus 1913 – 1918...

Wednesday, 11/02/15 - 12:57pm Read More

Local priest takes issue with Stephen Fry’s comments

Gay Byrne was not expecting the answer he received from Stephen Fry when asked what he would say to God on the recent episode of 'The Meaning of Life'
RTE SHOW ‘The Meaning of Life’ with Gay Byrne is usually an inoffensive programme, but recent guest Stephen Fry created...

Wednesday, 11/02/15 - 12:50pm Read More

Gorey News

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 number of years and any plans by the HSE to increase cover to 24/7 looks increasingly unlikely. Management for the...

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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

Public meetings to shape the Arts

THIS WEEK sees the beginning of a series of public meetings aimed at gauging opinions on Co. Wexford’s arts provision...

Tuesday, 10/02/15 - 10:50am Read More

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A near fire tragedy in Gorey

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A man narrowly missed losing his life after being trapped in a burning apartment block at Market Square, Gorey, last...

Monday, 09/02/15 - 11:27pm Read More

Unions voting for industrial action at St. Aidan’s Day Care Services

St. Aidan’s Day Care Services at Millands, Gorey, and Camolin, could be facing industrial action after four unions have agreed...

Monday, 09/02/15 - 11:04pm Read More

Road safety video campaign launched

Pictured at the launch of 'Cycling Safety Video Campaign for Staying Alive at 1.5' in the County Council Buildings were Annette O'Neill (Director of Services), Frank Burke (Cycling Officer), Eamonn Hore (Director of Services), David Codd (Road Safety Officer), Cllr Malcolm Byrne (Chairman, Wexford County Council), Johnny Gordon (Wexford County Council Cycling Using Group), Phil Skelton (Staying Alive at 1.5), Fran Ronan (Sports Active Wexford). Pic: Jim Campbell
THE FIGHT to make our roads safer for cyclists continued recently as Wexford County Council launched its Cycling Safety Video...

Friday, 06/02/15 - 4:16pm Read More

Next Sunday’s Island Hunt point-to-point has been cancelled

The Island Hunt point-to-point at Ballydarragh, Gorey, which was scheduled to take place next Sunday has been cancelled. The organising...

Monday, 02/02/15 - 10:34pm Read More

€175,000 investment in facilities at Gorey District Hospital unveiled

Pictured in the new palliative care unit at the Gorey 
District Hospital are Ann Coakley, Minister Paul Kehoe 
and Patricia Masterson (Friends of Gorey District 
Hospital. Pic: Christy Farrell
SELF-SUPPORT in the community reached a new high in Gorey and North Wexford where community fundraising to the tune of...

Monday, 02/02/15 - 10:16pm Read More

Hundreds march against water charges

Anti-water charges protesters were out in force on Gorey's Main Street today.
Thousands of people braved bitterly cold conditions across the country to protest against water charges just days ahead of the...

Sunday, 01/02/15 - 12:49am Read More

New Ross News

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 lives at sea off the Wexford coast line. Three different hand-crafted wood pieces were unveiled at Friday’s ceremony which took...

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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

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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

Large crowd at Ger’s retirement

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SPIDER O’Brien’s pub in South Street was buzzing with activity on Friday night as friends and colleagues of Garda Ger...

Friday, 06/02/15 - 1:41am Read More

Holocaust survivor to give south east talk

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A SURVIVOR of the infamous Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in World War II is to give a talk next week in...

Friday, 06/02/15 - 1:36am Read More

Theatre stalwarts get surprise presentation

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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

Wexford Town News

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 country announced his retirement which will be effective from July. Pat Goff, who was a member of the teaching staff...

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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

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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

A great night as Parish debt cleared

Bargy Vintage Club presented a cheque to Mayglass Church Restoration Fund at a celebration function in The Danby Lodge to mark the occasion of reaching their target for the Mayglass Church Restoration Fund. Back;Marie Devereux, Leo Browne, Mary Fenlon, John Harpur, Mary Lyons, Eleanor Quilty. Front; John Rowe, Fr Murth Byrne PP, Willie Day and Eileen Hayes. Pic: Jim Campbell
A GREAT night was enjoyed by almost 200 people from the Ballymore / Mayglass area as they celebrated the clearing...

Tuesday, 17/02/15 - 12:36pm Read More