First book from pen of Sinuri, 11

Cllr. Malcolm Byrne is pictured with the author of 'The Lost Creature' Senuri Wickramaratne at the book launch in the Gorey Library. Pic: Christy Farrell
  Sinuri Wickramaratne is a new name to remember in the world of children’s literature and her first published illustrated book for children, The Lost Creature’ has already been launched in two countries, Sri Lanka and Ireland, the latter in...

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‘We were devastated’ – Corner Boy frontman reflects on Three Sisters defeat

A FORMER member of the team behind the Three Sisters 2020 European Capital of Culture (ECoC) bid, Corner Boy frontman Mick d’Arcy, has spoken of how the team were exhausted and disappointed when the region was not awarded the title...

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Wexford producers win big at Blás na hÉireann

WEXFORD’S FOOD sector is enjoying a thriving time, having been showered upon with a plethora of 2016 Blás na hÉireann...

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Shock at the sudden death of Fr Aidan G. Jones

Fr. Aidan G. Jones, who died suddenly this morning. Pic: John Walsh
The Diocese of Ferns has been shocked at news of the sudden death of Fr. Aidan G. Jones, (76), who...

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Gorey finalist for Ireland’s Friendliest Place title

Gorey has been nominated by Wexford County Council for the Retail Excellence Award and is a national finalist for the...

Tuesday, 11/10/16 - 9:02pm Read More

Businesses asked to leave Craft Courtyard at Wells House

The Craft Courtyard at Wells House. Pic: Christy Farrell.
TWO SMALL businesses operating from the Craft Courtyard at Wells House & Gardens expressed shock and disappointment this week after...

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Gorey Courtown treatment plant completed at cost of €7.2 million

Pictured is Minister Paul Kehoe, Cllr Pip Breen, Cathaoirleach of Gorey Council and Paul Fallon of Irish Water showcasing the €7.2 million upgraded wastewater treatment plant serving all of Gorey and Courtown in Co. Wexford. This marks a critical investment by Irish Water in essential wastewater infrastructure in Co. Wexford. This project extended the capacity of the existing plant from 12,000 to 35,000 PE (population equivalent) meaning future growth and economic development can be accommodated.
An investment of €7.2 million in a two year project that has the capacity to treat all waste water from...

Wednesday, 05/10/16 - 12:15pm Read More

Councillors vote to increase property tax

WEXFORD HOMEOWNERS face an additional bill of almost €10, or 18 cent per week, in 2017. County Councillors voted last...

Tuesday, 04/10/16 - 10:33am Read More

Wexford has third highest youth unemployment rate

COUNTY WEXFORD has the third highest rate of youth unemployment in the country, at 47 per cent. There were 1,948...

Tuesday, 04/10/16 - 10:27am Read More

Strong interest in LEADER aid

OVER 400 people attended Wexford Local Development (WLD) information meetings across the county in recent weeks to hear of how...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:47am Read More

Homelessness reaches crisis point

HOMELESSNESS IS set to reach unprecedented levels across the county this year, Wexford County Council’s Housing Department has confirmed. Speaking...

Tuesday, 27/09/16 - 10:43am Read More

Ballycanew wins Tidy Towns Award for the fifth time

Ballycanew wins the County Tidy Towns Award again.  Pic: Christy Farrell
Ballycanew has been adjudged the winner of the Tidy Towns County Award for the fifth time with 310 marks, but only...

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Shipwreck off Wexford coast remembered after 148 years

Ken McQuhae speaking at the memorial unveiling to the crew of the Ullswater at Saleen, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
The nearest strip of land to the spot off the North Wexford coast where the Brig Ullswater floundered with a...

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Tackling Wexford’s drugs scourge

WHAT CAN be done about County Wexford’s increasing drugs problem? That was amongst the chief topics for discussion at yesterday’s...

Wednesday, 14/09/16 - 3:25pm Read More

World Beer Award for Wexford

Jack Doyle behind the taps at Jack Doyle's Brewery
A COUNTY Wexford brewery, representing Ireland, was the proud recipient of a silver medal at the 2016 World Beer Awards...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:42am Read More

LEADER Programme information meetings

INFORMATION MEETINGS in advance of the long-awaited commencement of the new LEADER funding programme will take place across the county...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:20am Read More

Three Sisters bid criticised by judges

WEXFORD, WATERFORD and Kilkenny’s unsuccessful joint bid to be crowned European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2020 has been criticised by...

Friday, 09/09/16 - 10:15am Read More

Call for establishment of drugs task force in Wexford

Fine Gael’s Michael D’Arcy, T.D., called for the establishment of a drugs task force in County Wexford at today’s Joint...

Monday, 05/09/16 - 5:24pm Read More

‘Ford Fest’ aid for underpass

Piper, Tom Doyle leads Bishop Denis Brennan under the new 'Craanford Underpass' at the recent official opening. Pic: Christy Farrell
A carnival each day in the Sports Complex Grounds, music in the evenings in the marquee with full bar facilities,...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 3:48pm Read More

Gorey’s lost people are never forgotten

The newly unveiled inventory of those interred in St. Michael's Cemetery. This mammoth task took five years to complete and the work was undertaken by Larry Quigley and Carmel Roice, Gorey. Pic: Christy Farrell
An amazing 4,800 names have been listed in surname alphabetical order on two newly erected large display units in the...

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