Future of Strawberry Festival depends on volunteers

Elena O'Connor, Ciara O'Connor and Sarah Martin are pictured at the Enniscorthy Strawberry, Music and Food Festival. Pic: Christy Farrell
WHILE PERHAPS the crowds didn’t make it out in the same force as previous years, there was still a bit of excitement around Enniscorthy over the weekend as the annual Strawberry Festival took place. This year’s festival focused on the...

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Man dead in Ballycanew crash

2012 Tidy Town winner, Ballycanew. Pic: Christy Farrell
  A 21 years old man has died in a road traffic collision which occurred on the R741, one mile from the village of Ballycanew. at 5.25 am today. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver...

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Doyles’ ceases trading after 47 years

Martin Doyle's Butchers, Court St., Enniscorthy ceased trading after 47 years on Wednesday last. Pic: John Walsh
ENNISCORTHY SHOPPERS were shocked to find that one of the town’s longest running family businesses had closed its doors for...

Wednesday, 22/06/16 - 4:20pm Read More

€4.2million up in smoke!

The "Aroma" branded cigarettes came from Vietnam and were seized at a commercial premises on the Old Dublin Road.
INVESTIGATIONS ARE still ongoing this week following one of the largest seizures of illegal cigarettes in recent memory in Enniscorthy....

Tuesday, 21/06/16 - 12:36pm Read More

Shock and sadness at death of Damien (44)

The late Damien Murphy.
THERE WAS great shock in the local community over the weekend after it emerged that Damien Murphy of 14 Daphne...

Tuesday, 21/06/16 - 10:29am Read More

Wexford is praying for papal visit!

Could the Pope possibly be about to enjoy some trademark Wexford sunshine?
FOR SOME the idea of His Holiness Pope Francis enjoying a 99 cone at one of Wexford’s beautiful beaches would...

Tuesday, 14/06/16 - 10:45am Read More

Breakfast roll boys go for glory

The Jumbo Breakfast Roll team will be flying the flag for Wexford in this weekend's Red Bull Soap Box race in Cork
A GROUP of friends from the Newbawn and Gusserane areas of County Wexford will be competing in this weekend’s Red...

Friday, 03/06/16 - 5:01pm Read More

Wheels in motion for 1 point 5 ride

Host club for the 1 point 5 ride Slaney Cycling Club. 
L-R Billy Harris, Murry McDonald, John Busher, Phil Skelton, Paddy Dunne, Joe Fortune
THE CAMPAIGN to ensure a safe passing distance for cyclists will take another step forward this month with a major...

Thursday, 02/06/16 - 12:34pm Read More

No plans for Sheehan’s building

Former Sheehan's shop, Rafter St., Enniscorthy undergoing renovation. Pic: John Walsh
WITH CONSTRUCTION work continuing on the old Sheehan’s premises on Rafter Street, whispers have continued among the Enniscorthy public about...

Tuesday, 31/05/16 - 11:53am Read More

Business as usual as strike at Tesco Ireland has been deferred

Tomorrow’s strike at Tesco Ireland (Thursday, May 26) has been deferred following intervention from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC). Both...

Wednesday, 25/05/16 - 5:23pm Read More

Lotto speculation after €500k win

Sarah Masterson from The Kiosk, Enniscorthy has put the champagne on hold for the Lotto winner.
SPECULATION IS mounting in Enniscorthy as to the identity of the lucky winner who scooped a prize of half a...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 10:13am Read More

Ultimate honour for Shamrock Rovers stalwart

Peter "Puck" Quinn (centre) pictured with managers Nicky Murphy Snr and Jr after Shamrock Rovers' cup win last year. Pic: Sarah Murphy
WHILE EVERYONE involved with Shamrock Rovers was in celebratory mood following their latest Premier League title win; few will have...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 10:10am Read More

Armed gardaí swoop on burglary gang

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ONCE AGAIN there was a strong armed garda presence around Enniscorthy last week as the authorities cracked down on a...

Tuesday, 17/05/16 - 11:56am Read More

It’s a hat-trick for Bunclody’s Liam!

The cast and crew of Bunclody/Kilmyshall's 'Moonshine' which was a finalist at the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival in Athlone.
MEMBERS OF Bunclody/Kilmyshall Drama Group had cause to celebrate at the awards ceremony of the RTE All Ireland Drama Festival...

Wednesday, 11/05/16 - 3:02pm Read More

Pools of blood spark fears on the Promenade

Pools of blood were discovered all along the Promanade on Sunday morning last. Pic: John Walsh
A GRIM scene that was described by some as “a blood-bath” was what greeted walkers on the Promenade in Enniscorthy...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 12:30pm Read More

Murder retrial ruling upheld

Michael Furlong arriving at Bagenalstown Courthouse in 2013  Photo: Jim Campbell.
A DECISION against a retrial of Michael Furlong for the murder of Patrick Connors (37) in 2011 has been upheld...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 9:52am Read More

IFA dispute over compulsory purchase orders for bypass

Members of Wexford IFA protesting at Scarawalsh last Tuesday.
THE WEXFORD branch of the IFA were out in force with placards at Scarawalsh last week to highlight a dispute...

Tuesday, 26/04/16 - 12:30pm Read More

Shoppers beware! – gang targets women in supermarket car parks

ENNISCORTHY GARDAÍ have issued a warning to shoppers in the locality to avoid leaving their handbag’s unattended in supermarket carparks,...

Tuesday, 19/04/16 - 1:14pm Read More

Mugged on the way to mass

A 71 year-old woman was the target of a cowardly attack on Saturday evening when she was thrown to the...

Friday, 15/04/16 - 9:25am Read More

Major investment in Clonroche

WEXFORD COUNTY Council is investing €250,000 in upgrading the Waste Water Treatment Plant facilities in Clonroche. The work began in...

Thursday, 14/04/16 - 9:36pm Read More