Enniscorthy News

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 Hill area of the town on Saturday afternoon. He is believed to be living in the Ross Road-Patrick’s Place area...

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Eye witness to wreckage

Emergency services climb in search of wreckage.
by Louise McCarthy   THE FIRST  local eye-witness description of the plane wreckage 300metres up the Blackstairs Mountains  was by...

Wednesday, 27/05/15 - 10:42am 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

Minister is cyber bullied

Minister Paul Kehoe victim of cyber attacks.
by Louise McCarthy GOVERNMENT CHIEF whip and local TD Paul Kehoe is receiving death threats via social media. However, talking...

Thursday, 21/05/15 - 6:45pm Read More

Glenbrien Couple hope their wedding plans can go ahead

tony and jimmy
Glenbrien couple hope their wedding plans can go ahead by Louise McCarthy A GAY couple living in Glenbrien have all...

Thursday, 21/05/15 - 4:20pm Read More

Olympian John Treacy opens new Enniscorthy Sports Hub

Opening the new Enniscorthy Sports Hub this afternoon.
Olympian and world class athlete, John Treacy, currently Chief Executive Officer of the Sports Council of Ireland, performed the official...

Saturday, 16/05/15 - 11:56pm Read More

New Look Strawberry Fest

New Look Strawberry Fest By Louise McCarthy THE ORGANISERS of this year’s Strawberry, Culture and Food Festival are extremely excited...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 2:01pm Read More

Appeal to support tragic families

Melissa Giltrap
By Louise McCarthy Appeal to support tragic families ‘THE TWISTS and turns of life are beyond our understanding’ reflected Clonroche...

Wednesday, 13/05/15 - 9:17am Read More

Top Awards for Bunclody Drama

AS THE curtain came down on another All Ireland Amateur Drama Finals, Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group was the big Wexford winner...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 12:32pm Read More

Ballindaggin’s new parish priest

Fr James Fegan
The Diocese of Ferns have announced that long serving Administrator in Wexford town, Fr James Fegan, (53), has been appointed...

Friday, 08/05/15 - 11:12pm Read More

Gorey News

Gorey branch of Dunnes Stores will reopen for business on Wednesday

Gorey Shopping Centre. Pic: Christy Farrell
The doors will reopen and normal business will resume at the Gorey branch of Dunnes Stores tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. This is welcome news in the town and relief that full trading will return to Gorey Shopping Centre five days after...

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Gorey Dunnes Stores remains closed

Dunnes Stores, Gorey closed it's doors last week. Pic: Christy Farrell
Workers at Dunnes Stores in Gorey are turning up for work and getting paid by the company even though the...

Monday, 25/05/15 - 11:51pm Read More

Dunnes Stores Gorey staff will turn up for shifts

Gorey Shopping Centre. Pic: Christy Farrell
Staff at the Gorey branch of Dunnes Store held an emergency meeting with Mandate trade union officials at the Amber...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 9:50pm Read More

Gorey branch of Dunnes Stores closed with immediate effect

Dunnes Stores at Gorey tonight.
  Staff at the Gorey branch of Dunnes Stores have been told that the store will close immediately. The doors...

Thursday, 21/05/15 - 9:31pm Read More

Gorey street history thrown onto the back of a truck!

A period fountain is all that remains on Gorey's Grattan Street after a stone seat was recently removed. Pic: Christy  Farrell.
    The disappearance of a listed piece of period street furniture at Grattan Street, Gorey, last week, has caused...

Wednesday, 20/05/15 - 12:11pm Read More

French Ambassador on official visit to Ferns and Gorey on Tuesday

French Ambassador will visit Gorey on Tuesday.
The French Ambassador to Ireland, Jean-Pierre Thébault, accompanied by Isabelle Cohen, First Secretary at the Embassy of France, is paying...

Monday, 18/05/15 - 6:17pm Read More

Component parts of explosive devices found at Courtown estate

Seaside Guide 20
As part of a Garda operation a suspect device was discovered in a house at Harbour Court, near Courtown Harbour...

Thursday, 14/05/15 - 12:52am Read More

Gorey motorcyclist sets out on 35,000km trip to Mongolia

Ian Horan has set out on his fundraising trip to Mongolia and back. Pic: Christy Farrell.
A young Gorey-man, with the coolness of a young man who is casually riding two miles into town, has set out...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 5:43pm Read More

Two bodies discovered in a house in Clonroche village

Clonroche village
The bodies of two people – a male and a female – aged between 20 and 30 were discovered in...

Monday, 04/05/15 - 10:03pm Read More

€1.5 million contract signed for Courtown Harbour repairs

Cllr John Hegarty, Minister Brendan Howlin and Cllr Malcolm Byrne are pictured at the signing of contracts for works to be carried out in Courtown Harbour. Pic: Christy Farrell
It is expected that Courtown Harbour will remain open for use by all craft up to mid-May and then close...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 11:08pm Read More

New Ross News

A full cycle wash

Washing machine operated using a bicyle. Pic: Jim Campbell
  A LOCAL couple are utilising natural resources and preserving the environment after they created a way of running their washing machine using a bicycle. Pat O’Brien and Tina Carolan run the Kylemore Natural Energy centre just outside New Ross...

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Apex opens up again

Staff, management and children pictured at the re-opening the Apex Sports, Leisure and Health Centre, New Ross. Pic: John Walsh
THE APEX swimming pool and leisure complex in New Ross has re-opened to the public again following extensive repair and...

Wednesday, 06/05/15 - 4:04pm Read More

Historic fort to close

Officers Tea Room and living quarters at Duncannon Fort. Pic: Jim Campbell
DUNCANNON FORT in County Wexford will close its doors to the public indefinitely on Friday, May 15. The County Council...

Thursday, 30/04/15 - 10:10am Read More

First sod turned at new school site

IT WAS a good news day in New Ross on Monday when a formal sod-cutting ceremony was held on the...

Wednesday, 22/04/15 - 11:25am Read More

Apex complex to reopen

New Ross swimming pool closed due to storm damage. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE APEX swimming pool and leisure complex in New Ross will re-open its doors to the public on Wednesday, April...

Thursday, 16/04/15 - 3:51pm Read More

Draw takes place for All-Ireland drama finals at Kilmuckridge

Launching the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Festival at Kilmuckridge are Margaret walsh, Michael Johnston (Festival Director), Cllr Mary Farrell and Dan Walsh. Pic: Christy Farrell.
All systems are in place for the 63rd All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals opening in Kilmuckridge Memorial Hall on Friday, April...

Sunday, 29/03/15 - 10:12pm Read More

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...

Thursday, 26/03/15 - 10:19am Read More

Jesus rocks!

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

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

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

Wexford Town News


A devastated Bernadette Burae pictured inside the livingroom of her house in Clonard Village which was gutted by fire. Pic: Jim Campbell
A FATHER of a two-week old baby is recovering in hospital after he was forced to escape from his house when it went on fire on Sunday evening. Harvey Ngona was showering at his home in Clonard Village when the...

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Pastures new for Fr. Fegan

Fr. Jim Fegan, who is moving from Wexford after 27 years, to take up a role as parish priest in Ballindaggin.
AFTER 27 years of serving in Wexford town, Fr. Jim Fegan is headed for new pastures as he takes up...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 1:03pm Read More

Lockout committee is locked out twice

Mayor Cllr George Lawlor pictured laying a wreath a the 'Lock Out Gate'. Pic: Jim Campbell
A RECENT commemoration event held at the Lockout Gate in The Faythe was poorly attended, as members of the original...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 12:55pm Read More

RNLI rescues yacht at Tuskar

Rosslare RNLI were called to assist a yacht which got into difficulty near Tuskar.
THE CREW of a 40ft yacht were assisted and brought to safety by Rosslare Harbour RNLI on Sunday night after...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 12:38pm Read More

New festival takes aim

Joe O'Toole, John Michael Murphy, David Lloyd and Declan Reck pictured at the press launch of the Wexford Military Show in Wexford Racecourse. Pic: Jim Campbell
THE TOWN’S newest festival was launched at Wexford Racecourse recently when details were announced of the Wexford Military Show which...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 12:35pm Read More

‘Please, give us back Fiona’ – Family hopeful after evidence find

THE FAMILY of a young woman, missing for 17 years, has expressed its hope that new evidence discovered by them,...

Tuesday, 28/04/15 - 2:27pm Read More

Nepal Quake – Local group’s lucky escape

EIGHT WEXFORD hill-walkers are due home later this week after they endured the terrifying experience of Saturday’s devastating earthquake in...

Tuesday, 28/04/15 - 2:21pm Read More

Wallace could face jail if fine not paid

WEXFORD TD Mick Wallace could face 30 days in jail if he fails to pay a €2,000 fine handed down...

Tuesday, 28/04/15 - 2:19pm Read More

Unimaginable – father’s grief outlined to court

THE GRIEF of a local Wexford father was outlined at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday (Monday) as convicted murderer Graham...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:07pm Read More

130 million litres down the drain

Water leak in the rear garden in a house in Maudlintown. Pic: Jim Campbell
A WATER leak in a housing estate, which was reported over 16 months ago to the Co. Council, has seen,...

Tuesday, 21/04/15 - 12:05pm Read More