Film director, Neil, loves Wexford

Film-maker, Neil Elworthy has spoken exclusively to the Echo about his love of Wexford.
AN AWARD-winning film-director has spoken exclusively to the Echo about his interest of county Wexford and why he loves coming here to work. Neil Elworthy is currently in India where he is filming a documentary on the history and story...

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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

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

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,...

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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

Colleen could be the next Miss Ireland

Local girl Colleen O'Reilly (Ballycanew) has made it all the way to the Miss Ireland finals as Miss Dublin West 2015. Pic: Christy Farrell
A YOUNG Ballycanew lady who is building a busy career for herself in the world of modelling and likes to...

Tuesday, 14/07/15 - 5:42pm Read More

Gorey moves closer to Dublin!

The new Rathnew-Arklow M11 motorway  has been opened to traffic.
  Ninety kilometres of motorway and dual carriageway now exists between Gorey and Dublin and this progressive development has been...

Tuesday, 14/07/15 - 5:29pm Read More

Last Post WWI commemoration invites public to Gorey Fire Station

Gorey Fire Station gets the keys of a new Volvo B fire appliance for Gorey Fire Station in 2005. The Fire Station is Open to th public on Thursday evening. Archive Photo: John Walsh
Gorey Fire Station will be a participant and opening its doors to the public at 18.30 hours (6.30 p.m.) this...

Tuesday, 07/07/15 - 10:32pm Read More

Noel described as “the best known Irishman in London” laid to rest

The Late Noel Swaine, London and Wexford.
All saints Church, Ballycarney, was overflowing for the Thanksgiving Service for the life of Noel Swaine today, where the congregation...

Thursday, 02/07/15 - 4:16pm Read More

New name for popular band TouchWood

Where Buildings Fall are, from left to right: Sam Ali, Mark Caplice, Michael Fleming and Brian Fleming.
The newly named band, Where Buildings Fall, are set to debut their forthcoming self-titled album on stages across the country...

Tuesday, 23/06/15 - 10:02pm Read More

Book of Condolence in Gorey Library

A Book of Condolence has been placed in Gorey Library to facilitate expressions of sympathy for the six Irish students...

Thursday, 18/06/15 - 4:54pm Read More

28 new car parking spaces opened in Gorey

Cllr. John Hegarty, Chairman of Gorey Municipal District and David Rhodes (Masonic Lodge) cutting the ribbon at the official opening of the Masonic Car Park, The Avenue, Gorey. Pic: John Walsh
A decade of discussion and negotiation and planning between the local authority and the leaders of the Masonic Lodge has...

Tuesday, 16/06/15 - 12:45pm Read More

Fr Walter Forde will be laid to rest in Castlebridge on Thursday

Fr Walter Forde. Pic: Christy Farrell.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Fr Walter Forde, (72), parish priest of Castlebridge since 1996, who died at his residence...

Monday, 08/06/15 - 4:46pm Read More