School campus to open

The new Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School at Castlemoyle, near Irishtown is nearing completion. Pic: John Walsh
THE BOARD of Management at the new primary school campus nearing completion in New Ross is hopeful it will be open in November. The Edmund Rice Senior School and Catherine McAuley Junior School, which will be located at Castlemoyle, near...

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Caoimhe gets three-in-a-row

Caoimhe Moran won a remarkable third all-Ireland Fleadh victory in-a-row this year
  A YOUNG musician from the south of the county has achieved a remarkable three-in-a-row of title victories at the all-Ireland Fleadh. Caoimhe Moran is a member of the Danescastle Music Group and she attended this year’s Fleadh in Ennis...

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Men’s shed barbecue success

Stephen Roche and Ger Roche pictured at New Ross Men's Shed annual BBQ, in aid of New Ross Community Hospital. Pic: John Walsh
THE ORGANISERS of last weekend’s Men’s Shed barbecue in New Ross have expressed delight to the Echo at the event’s...

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Howlin blasts Minister for Sport over Olympic ticket controversy

Brendan Howlin TD.
WEXFORD LABOUR TD Brendan Howlin has blasted Minister for Sport, Transport and Tourism Shane Ross amid the controversy surrounding ticket sales for...

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Greenway for 2017

The Mount Elliott tunnel would form a major focal point for the inner Greenway cycling route in New Ross
  THE PROPOSED Greenway between New Ross and Waterford could begin next year, according to senior officials in the local...

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Lucky escape!

The occupants of this car had a lucky escape when it burst into flames on the Duncannon road on Sunday afternoon (Pic: Myles Carroll)
A GROUP of friends had a very lucky escape at the weekend when their car burst into flames while they...

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Public funding for eight of Wexford’s towns and villages

Funding to the tune of €380,000 will be made available to Wexford County Council for distribution to communities of populations of...

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Crowds flock to sand-sculpting festival

Sand sculptue at the Duncannon Sand Sculpting Festival on Duncannon Beach.Pic: John Walsh
DUNCANNON VILLAGE was packed recently when it played host to the annual Sand-sculpting Festival. The fun began on Friday night...

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Fethard RNLI in dramatic rescue

Fethard RNLI was called into action twice within 24 hours at the weekend including one incident which saw them rescuing three people whose boat suffered engine failure (Pic: Courtesy RNLI)
FETHARD RNLI was involved in two dramatic call-outs over the weekend one-of-which involved the rescue of three people onboard a...

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Horeswood-Campile Local Notes

GAA Last week’s Lotto numbers were 3,15,28 and 30. Mairead Casey Tinnerath was the only match 3 winner. Next Monday’s...

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Rathnure Local Notes

Church Notices Anniversaries: Saturday 13th 7pm – Mikey & Marcella Redmond Sunday 14th 10am – The deceased members of the...

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Underwear and used sanitary towels were among the items discarded in the field
A WOMAN from the New Ross area has expressed her disgust to the Echo about an incident of illegal dumping...

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Roisin set for Athenaeum

  ONE OF County Wexford’s foremost singers is putting the finishing touches in place to a programme for a concert...

Wednesday, 03/08/16 - 12:22pm Read More

Discharged from Wexford General Hospital twice, self harm patient killed himself

Colette Nolan, sister of Tom.
A man with serious depression who admitted himself to A&E at Wexford General Hospital, killed himself a day after he...

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Heartless theft from scene of fatal crash

The theft of the flower pot from the memorial to Lena Doyle has caused much upset for her family
THE MOTHER of a young woman who was tragically killed in an accident on the N25 a couple of miles...

Wednesday, 27/07/16 - 11:12am Read More

Bridge name causes wave of controversy

THE DECISION by New Ross Municipal District Council to name the state-of-the-art bridge in the New Ross by-pass after JFK’s...

Wednesday, 27/07/16 - 11:07am Read More

€500,000 renovation for post office

A SPOKESPERSON for An Post has confirmed to the New Ross Echo that work on renovating the post-office in New...

Wednesday, 27/07/16 - 11:00am Read More

Gorey is fastest growing town!

Gorey town, one of the fastest growing areas of population in the country.
Gorey town and district is growing at a stronger rate than the national and county average and while there are...

Wednesday, 20/07/16 - 11:27am Read More

Concerns over longer wait facing Gorey trauma victims!

Wexford General Hospital
Serious concerns have been expressed in Gorey following a leaked report from the Trauma Steering Group which proposes to close...

Tuesday, 12/07/16 - 4:14pm Read More

Sad conclusion to search as man’s body is recovered from river

Member of the Coast Guard on watch on O'Hanrahan Bridge in New Ross after a young man fell into the river. Pic: Jim Campbell
A LARGE scale search operation on the River Barrow came to a tragic conclusion in the early hours of yesterday...

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