Enniscorthy News

Former garda is sentenced

A WELL-KNOWN former garda who duped a number of people in his local area into lending him over €50,000 received a prison sentence of two years with the second year suspended at Wexford Circuit Criminal Court. Noel Fitzhenry (46) with...

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Shop Owner (76) beaten after theft of jewellery

AN ELDERLY man’s jaw was broken in a vicious assault which occurred in his jewellery shop in Enniscorthy on Wednesday,...

Thursday, 17/07/14 - 10:29am Read More

Farewell to hurling legend Tim

HUNDREDS OF mourners turned out to St. Clement’s Church, Cloughbawn on Saturday for the Funeral Mass of hurling legend Tim...

Wednesday, 09/07/14 - 10:35am Read More

Tractor and trailer taken from yard

This Herbst Twin Axle Low Loader was also taken from the yard
  A FARMING couple have been left “devastated” after a tractor and trailer, worth an estimated €40,000, were taken from...

Wednesday, 09/07/14 - 10:32am Read More

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Dempsey prevents Slaney tragedy

A NIGHT of disaster was prevented by none other than Damien Dempsey over the weekend, when he saved a young...

Wednesday, 25/06/14 - 10:35am Read More

Farewell, Harry

Guard of Honour at the funeral of SSR Chairman Harry O'Connor at St. Senan's Church. Pic: Christy Farrell
  ENNISCORTHY CAME to a standstill at the weekend to bid a sad farewell to one of its best known...

Wednesday, 25/06/14 - 10:32am Read More

Dancing fever hits Enniscorthy!

Happy dancers at the Enniscorthy Street Rhythms Dance Festival. Pic: Christy Farrell
    ENNISCORTHY WAS hopping over the weekend as the Street Rhythms Dance Fest brought the town to life. The...

Wednesday, 11/06/14 - 12:17pm Read More

Pact to reduce role of Mythen

The Echo Newspaper team who covered the first meeting of the new council pictured in the Council Chambers. (l to r)- Jim Campbell (photographer), Brendan Keane (New Ross district), Niamh Devereux (Enniscorthy district), Saoirse McGarrigle (Wexford district), Dan Walsh (Gorey district).
    DESPITE ALMOST topping the poll at the recent local elections, Cllr. Johnny Mythen appeared to be ignored at...

Wednesday, 11/06/14 - 12:08pm Read More

Exam season is upon us!

Leaving cert students Michelle Moytie and Anita Gahan pictured in Colaiste Bride. Pic: Jim Campbell
  SO FAR, so okay – that’s the general consensus from the majority of students who kicked their Leaving Cert...

Wednesday, 11/06/14 - 12:06pm Read More

Girl who defied the odds is honoured

A LITTLE girl from Courtnacuddy has been honoured at the first ever Pride of Ireland awards for secretly teaching herself...

Wednesday, 11/06/14 - 11:36am Read More

Gorey News

Artist Paul Funge to have a Gorey road named in his honour

Gorey’s newest road linking the roundabout on the Enniscorthy road with the roundabout on The Avenue, constructed to facilitate access to Tesco Extra Gorey is to be named in honour of Gorey’s famous artist, the late Paul Funge. Cllr John...

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Gorey singer Kiera Byrne set to launch a new CD on Sunday

Kiera Byrne made her name as a competent performer when becoming a finalist in ‘The Voice of Ireland’ on RTE television,...

Tuesday, 22/07/14 - 10:13pm Read More

Major meeting to address Gorey commercial rates on Wednesday

Following on from an informative meeting of local business people last week, a major meeting to address commercial rates in...

Wednesday, 16/07/14 - 12:46pm Read More

Germany joy in the World Cup shared in Gorey GAA clubhouse

German students in excitement mood as they cheer on their country in last Sunday evening's World Cup Final.
Forty-two excited native Germany enthusiasts will always remember where they were when Mario Gotze scored the only goal of the...

Monday, 14/07/14 - 11:57pm Read More

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Swimming restrictions in place at Wexford beaches

Four popular County Wexford beaches have failed mandatory tests for E.Coli undertaken by Wexford County Council and beach users are...

Tuesday, 08/07/14 - 10:42pm Read More

St. Michael’s Gorey Wins at All Ireland Pipe Band Championships

It wasn’t a scheduled event, it was organised with haste, but hundreds of people took to Gorey’s Main Street last...

Tuesday, 08/07/14 - 9:47pm Read More

Gorey public lighting contract “breach of performance”

Parts of Gorey was left without street lighting for two days recently, resulting in the Chairman of Wexford County Council,...

Wednesday, 02/07/14 - 3:07pm Read More

Public meeting planned in Gorey to discuss business rates

A number of concerned business people, in conjunction with the Chairman of Wexford County Council, Cllr Malcolm Byrne, are convening...

Monday, 30/06/14 - 10:12pm Read More

Recalling twenty years of Gorey Summer School

Cllr John Hegarty, Chairman of Gorey Municipal Council, Broadcaster Joe Duffy, and founder and Chairman, Fr. Walter Forde, at the opening of  the 20th Byrne Perry Summer School in Gorey Library last Friday night.
Dr Daire Keogh, the first Director of the Byrne Perry Summer School, returned to perform the official opening of this...

Monday, 30/06/14 - 10:07pm Read More

Cycle Against Suicide ride takes place in Gorey and Courtown

The roads of North Wexford will be filled with cyclists today (Saturday) for the Cycle Against Suicide Spin Off which...

Saturday, 21/06/14 - 1:46am Read More

New Ross News

Garda hailed a hero following river rescue

A GARDA from the New Ross area is being hailed a hero after dramatically rescuing a man from the estuary in Dungarvan. Remarkably, it was the second such incident involving the same Garda within the space of 10 days. Gda....

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Anti-pylon march for New Ross

AN ANTI-pylon march will take place in New Ross on Sunday, August 3, at 5 p.m. The event will begin...

Tuesday, 22/07/14 - 12:39pm Read More

Local student set for American elections

A LOCAL third level student from New Ross is currently in Washington D.C., as part of the Washington Ireland Program...

Tuesday, 22/07/14 - 12:38pm Read More

Walking the walk for charity

A GROUP of local people are planning on walking 120km alongside the river Barrow later this month to raise money...

Wednesday, 09/07/14 - 12:42am Read More

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Woman expresses anger at welfare service

Eleanor Sabry-Tabrizy. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW Ross woman who is attending St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin has expressed anger at over what she says...

Wednesday, 09/07/14 - 12:39am Read More

Race traffic faces delays at New Ross tomorrow evening

A spokesperson for Wexford Racecourse is advising racing personnel and supporters from the Munster region to allow plenty of time...

Thursday, 03/07/14 - 4:59pm Read More

Church celebrates 125th anniversary

ONE OF the New Ross district’s most picturesque churches celebrated its 125th anniversary on Saturday evening with a special mass...

Thursday, 12/06/14 - 2:56am Read More

Gorey’s Cllr Malcolm Byrne is new Chairman of Wexford Co. Council

Cllr Malcolm Byrne from Gorey Municipal has been elected Chairman of Wexford County Council.
Gorey Municipal District will have a strong voice on Wexford County Council following the election of Cllr Malcolm Byrne (Fianna...

Tuesday, 10/06/14 - 9:38pm Read More

Cameras roll on Colfer film

HOOK HEAD was transformed into a film set at the weekend when it provided the backdrop to a shoot for...

Thursday, 05/06/14 - 11:56am Read More

Council to meet on June 11

THE FIRST ever meeting of the New Ross Municipal District Council is scheduled to take place at 2.30 p.m. on...

Thursday, 05/06/14 - 11:53am Read More

Wexford Town News

Ciara’s dream of a normal life

THE FAMLY of a bubbly and bright six-year-old girl who suffers from a debilitating illness are seeking help to fundraise so they can bring their daughter to the UK to have a life-changing procedure. The O’Farrell family, from Cleariestown but...

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Assault led to brother’s death

A YOUNG man charged with the manslaughter of his older brother in June 2011 was found guilty by a jury...

Tuesday, 22/07/14 - 12:46pm Read More

Windfall for Piercestown parish following altarpiece auction

A Flemish altarpiece discovered by a priest in Piercestown parish, excepted to fetch upwards of €120,000 was sold at auction for...

Thursday, 10/07/14 - 10:10pm Read More

17-house development has potential for more

PLANS FOR a Phase I 17-house development on Newtown Road, with provision for further expansion, have been lodged with Wexford...

Tuesday, 10/06/14 - 5:04pm Read More

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Jamie Codd is champion point-to-point jockey for the first time

Mayglass jockey, Jamie Codd, has won his first National Point-to-Point Jockey’s Championship. He went into the final day of the...

Monday, 02/06/14 - 9:29pm Read More

Rebel Davy gets to roar

FORMER LABOUR councillor Davy Hynes was in a nervous but hopeful place for the weekend as he held vigil at...

Tuesday, 27/05/14 - 2:44pm Read More

Deirdre laughs off ‘white witch’ tag

THE NEW Wexford Co. Council will, no doubt, be an interesting entity with none of the candidates more colourful that...

Tuesday, 27/05/14 - 10:32am Read More

Latest update from Wexford Count Centre

After a long day of counting, eight candidates have been eliminated from the race and the fifth candidate is expected...

Sunday, 25/05/14 - 8:53pm Read More

First three officially elected

Shortly before midnight last night (Saturday) Independent Ger Carthy, Sinn Fein’s Anthony Kelly and Labour man George Lawlor were declared...

Sunday, 25/05/14 - 10:55am Read More

How is the council shaping up…

Independent Ger Carthy is anticipated to top the poll with tallies suggesting that he received in excess of 1,900 first...

Saturday, 24/05/14 - 7:42pm Read More