Enniscorthy News

Staffing levels close St John’s for two weeks

Sign posted on the door of the Day Care Centre at St. John's Community Hospital which closed suddenly on Wednesday morning. Pic: John Walsh
ELDERLY SERVICE users of the day care centre at St John’s Hospital in Enniscorthy were left high and dry last week after it emerged that the hospital had suddenly closed for two weeks due to staffing levels. It emerged that...

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Vandals target Castledockrell

Castledockrell Amenity Group members pictured at their beautifull garden entering Castledockrell village which was vandalised on Friday night-Saturday morning last. Pic: John Walsh
AROUND FIVE years of work was mindlessly destroyed at the beautiful garden on the way into Castledockrell Village on Friday...

Tuesday, 01/09/15 - 10:43am Read More

Attack on house leads to haul of cigarettes

House in Friary Place, Enniscorthy which was destroyed by fire early on Tuesday morning. Pic: John Walsh
GARDAI IN Enniscorthy are still appealing for information from the public following a fire at a house in Friary Place...

Tuesday, 01/09/15 - 10:38am Read More

Town’s farewell to loved and respected Myra

Myra and Jim Kinsella outside their jewelley shop in the Market Square. Pic: John Walsh
THERE WAS a large gathering at Enniscorthy Cathedral yesterday (Monday) morning as the local community gathered to mourn the loss...

Tuesday, 25/08/15 - 11:34am Read More

Fire service call at Enniscorthy

Fire service at Mill Park Road this morning.
Nothing was found this morning after a unit of Enniscorthy Fire Service was called to the Letts Company premises on...

Sunday, 23/08/15 - 7:40am Read More

Local Group Let Down by Charity

The late David Dots Redmond, who the golf tournament was being run in memory of.
AN ENNISCORTHY group who were planning a golf classic in memory of a friend who had passed away were left...

Tuesday, 18/08/15 - 11:16am Read More

Sadness at David’s passing on ferry

The late David O'Brien with his loving wife Yvonne and daughter Katie.
THE COMMUNITIES of Oulart and Monamolin were in deep shock this week as news emerged of the sudden passing of...

Thursday, 13/08/15 - 10:20am Read More

Weather woes blow cruise visit off course

THE LONG-AWAITED visit to Wexford of almost 900 German passengers on the cruise ship MS Albatross unfortunately had an unhappy...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:21pm Read More

Food safety action on two restaurants

Blackwater Lodge Hotel. Pic: Jim Campbell
TWO WEXFORD restaurants were forced to close during July for breaches of food safety legislation according to a release from...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:18pm Read More

Mother faces eviction

Tammy Iannetta pictured in one of the bedrooms at Cathedral Street, Enniscorthy. Pic: John Walsh
Enniscorthy woman faces eviction after 35 years by Louise McCarthy AN ENNISCORTHY woman who ran a takeaway in Enniscorthy for...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 11:32am Read More

Gorey News

Kilanerin representing Wexford in 2015 Pride of Place competition

There was plenty of activity in Kilanerin village and neighbourhood last Wednesday afternoon as local councillors and Wexford County Council officials gathered with the local community for the judging of Kilanerin’s entry in the prestigious Pride of Place competition. Kilanerin...

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Dara has the ‘Spelling Bee’ buzz

Dara Tuinstra and Ryan Tubridy on the Spelling Bee Show.
  Gorey’s talented Spelling Bee Champion, Dara Tuinstra, (12), national winner of the Eason Spelling Bee challenge will appear on...

Tuesday, 25/08/15 - 12:52pm Read More

Wexford County Council serves CPO to facelift Gorey

The future development of Gorey’s 300-year-old Market House and the proposed pedestrianisation of the Main Street in the centre of...

Tuesday, 25/08/15 - 12:47pm Read More

Warm welcome in Gorey for generous cyclists who raised €42,000

Ger Cushe and Cllr. Joe Sullivan are pictured at the race finish line in Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
  A large crowd were waiting in Gorey’s Main Street to welcome back a group of cyclists from Naomh Éanna...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 10:49pm Read More

Swimming pools at Wexford and Courtown share €510,000 funding

Wexford Swimming Pool and Courtown Adventure Leisure Centre will share €510,000 under the Local Authority Swimming Pool Programme energy efficiency...

Wednesday, 05/08/15 - 3:50pm Read More

‘a view of courtown’ past

Pictured at the launch of 'A View of Courtown' at the Gorey Library are Declan Dunbar, Cllr Malcolm Byrne and Laura Ni Fhlaibhin. Pic: Christy Farrell
A new book called ‘A View of Courtown’ has been launched in Gorey Library and Chairman of Gorey Municipal District,...

Wednesday, 05/08/15 - 3:45pm Read More

Thousands expected in Gorey for Market House Festival this weekend

Huge crowds at the Gorey Market House  Festival. Pic: John Walsh.
The ‘Beat on the Street’ has started and the late night open-air music on Main Street featuring Key West, Hogan,...

Friday, 31/07/15 - 4:55pm Read More

Elderly woman dies in Gorey road crash

  An elderly woman has died after her car was in collision with a truck at Ballyloughan, Arklow Road, north...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 5:29pm Read More

Ron’s new boat ‘Florence’ is launched at Rosslare Harbour

Ron O'Rourke tries out his new boat 'Florence' before she is conveyed to Rosslare Harbour for launch. Pic: Rosslare Maritime.
History was made at Rosslare Harbour on Saturday with the launch of a new boat ‘Florence’ took place at the...

Sunday, 19/07/15 - 1:08am Read More

Liam Twomey will not be standing in the next General Election

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General Election candidate Dr. Liam Twomey TD pictured at the Fine Gael Convention in the Talbot Hotel on Sunday evening. Photo: Jim Campbell.
Fine Gael TD for Wexford and Chair of the Oireachtas Finance Committee, Liam Twomey, has announced that he will not...

Friday, 17/07/15 - 4:13pm Read More

New Ross News

Appeal made for Kiwi’s safe return

  AN APPEAL has been made for the safe return of a much loved family pet that was taken from New Ross Town Park on Tuesday, July 14. The pet, a miniature Yorkshire Terrier, answers to the name Kiwi and...

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Denis is A1 history maker

72 year old New Ross man, Denis North who got an A1 in history in the Leaving Cert. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW Ross man has created history by successfully sitting the Leaving Certificate exam at the young age of 71....

Thursday, 20/08/15 - 4:16pm Read More

Amy is cut above the rest

10 year old Amy Deverux pictured after having her hair cut in aid of Repunzal at Anna Furlong Hairdressing in New Ross. Pic: Jim Campbell
A YOUNG girl from Enniscorthy has shown she has a heart of gold after cutting more than 14 inches off...

Wednesday, 22/07/15 - 2:14pm Read More

Town shocked by man’s arrest

PEOPLE THROUGHOUT New Ross were shocked to learn of the arrest of a man from the town in relation to...

Wednesday, 22/07/15 - 2:11pm Read More

Cemetery church vandalised

The damaged door in the church on the graveyard in New Ross.Photo;Mary Browne
THE CHURCH in St. Stephen’s Cemetery in New Ross has had to be reinforced to prevent vandals from inflicting more...

Monday, 22/06/15 - 12:02am Read More

Power plant officially opens

Hats off from Patrick Dunleavy (Station manager), An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Gregor Alexander (Finance Director SSE plc), Alestair Philip Davies Chief Executive) pictured at the official opening of the SSE Great Island CCGT Power Plant. Pic: Jim Campbell
AN TAOISEACH, Enda Kenny, has told the Echo newspaper that ‘hopefully’ New Ross will eventually benefit from having natural gas...

Sunday, 21/06/15 - 11:57pm Read More

Frankenstein Bolts launch debut video

LOCAL ROCK band, Frankenstein Bolts, will unveil their debut video in Sky and the Ground, Wexford, this week. On Tuesday,...

Monday, 01/06/15 - 3:52pm Read More

Walsh accepts referendum outcome

SEN. JIM Walsh has said that he and others who opposed the same-sex marriage referendum have to accept that will...

Monday, 01/06/15 - 3:47pm Read More

Missing Enniscorthy man

Karl O'Toole
Gardaí are appealing for help in tracing a missing Enniscorthy man. Karl O’Toole, (30), was last seen in the Friary...

Tuesday, 26/05/15 - 11:57pm Read More

Two die in plane crash on the Blackstairs Mountain

The Blackstairs Mountain  range where a light aircraft crashed this afternoon.
A helicopter search has located the wreckage on a light aircraft which crashed in the Blackstairs Commons, near the village...

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 9:03pm Read More

Wexford Town News

Asbestos rife at new Garda Station Site

Independent TD Mick Wallace.
WHILE IT was good news that work had officially gotten underway on the new €25million Garda Station at the old W.B. Nunn mill site on the Mulgannon Road last week, Independent TD Mick Wallace has said that the Wexford public...

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Jobs boost as new stores come to town

Dealz in the Wexford Retail Park. Pic: Jim Campbell
WEXFORD IS enjoying somewhat of a boost on the jobs front at the moment following the official opening of two...

Tuesday, 25/08/15 - 11:38am Read More

Major Delays expected at Ardcavan

Roadworks will take place at Ardcavan between August 19 and October 16.
WHILE TRAFFIC heading into Wexford town at Ardcavan can be bad enough at peak times, motorists can expect even further...

Tuesday, 18/08/15 - 11:22am Read More

Deano returns to hero’s welcome

Dean Walsh arriving at Browne's of Bishopswater with his bronze medal. Pic: Jim Campbell
FOLLOWING SOME heroic performances at the European Boxing Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria last week, Wexford’s Dean Walsh returned to a...

Tuesday, 18/08/15 - 10:53am Read More

Sadness at Mick’s passing almost exactly 9 years after brother

A DARK cloud hung over Wexford on Sunday afternoon as news emerged of the sudden and tragic death of 26...

Tuesday, 18/08/15 - 10:49am Read More

€2.5m scooped in Rosslare shop

Mary Corish, Sean Grant, Alan Murphy and Denise Doyle give the thumbs up as Murphy's SuperValu sold the winning ticket of the 2.5 million euro lotto jackpot. Pic: Jim Campbell
THERE WAS great excitement in Rosslare Harbour over the weekend as it emerged that Ireland’s newest millionaire bought their ticket...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:36pm Read More

Home ransacked while family buried relative

One of the rooms in the Simon family's home which was broken into and ransacked while they attended a family funeral.
HEARTLESS THIEVES struck in Bridgetown last week when they broke into and ransacked the home of a family who were...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:33pm Read More

Pride jobs saved as Pat the Baker steps in

ALMOST 150 jobs have been saved at the Taghmon depot of Irish Pride Bakeries after the company’s assets and business...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:27pm Read More

Crowds bid farewell to ‘True Wexfordian’

A HUGE crowd gathered at Bride Street Church to bid farewell to one of Wexford’s best-known and much loved characters,...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:24pm Read More

Ice plant in Kilmore is back in action

THE ICE PLANT in Kilmore Quay is back in action following a week-long cessation of production of ice due to...

Tuesday, 11/08/15 - 12:21pm Read More