Closing concert summed up festival

Rosie Briscoe, Maura Hegarty and Daria Van Den Bercken pictured at the New Ross Piano Festival 'Closing Afternoon Concert' in St. Mary's Church, New Ross. Pic: John Walsh
THE CLOSING concert at this year’s New Ross Piano Festival, whether by chance or design, summed up the overall mood of the event to perfection. The concert featured the Fidelio Trio, Alexei Grynyuk and the duo of Finghin Collins and...

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History is made

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NEW ROSS man, Tadhg Furlong, made history for himself at the weekend when he became the first man ever from the district to line out in a senior World Cup rugby game with Ireland. The former New Ross Rugby Club...

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John Browne to step down from public life after 33 years in Dail

John Browne, T.D., who is retiring from the political scene. Pic: Christy Farrell.
It was announced yesterday evening (Tuesday) that Enniscorthy T.D., John Browne, (67), is  retiring from public life after 33 years...

Wednesday, 30/09/15 - 12:22pm Read More

Women’s movement behind election bid

Caroline Foxe (right) is pictured with Suzanne Collins, from Women for Election, at the Equip 2015 workshop
IT MIGHT be still almost a year away but the election race is already beginning to step up a gear...

Friday, 18/09/15 - 2:25pm Read More

Conservation plan for Duncannon Fort

Work is now underway of developing a Conservation Plan for Duncannon Fort
A MAJOR conservation plan relating to Duncannon Fort is currently underway. The work is being carried out by Stafford McLoughlin...

Wednesday, 16/09/15 - 11:24am Read More

Rev Robert Gray installed as Archdeacon of Ferns

Pictured at St. Edan's Cathedral, Ferns for installations of Rev. Canon Robert Gray as Archdeacon of Ferns are Bishop Michael Burrows, Canon Mark Hayden, Rev. Robert Gray, Rev. Paul Mooney, Rev. Arthur Minion. Pic: Christy Farrell
A solemn Service of installation attracted a packed congregation to St. Edan’s Cathedral in Ferns last Sunday afternoon where the...

Wednesday, 09/09/15 - 12:37pm Read More

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...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 10:50am Read More

Family has very luck escape

The Glowski’s car was extensively damaged in the accident
A NEW Ross family had a very lucky escape when a wheel from a passing lorry struck their car –...

Wednesday, 02/09/15 - 11:58am Read More

Tadhg creates rugby history

Irish international rugby player Tadhg Furlong pictured at New Ross Golf Club. Pic: John Walsh
NEW ROSS Rugby Club is on the crest of a wave this week after one of its players got his...

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Appeal made for Kiwi’s safe return

  AN APPEAL has been made for the safe return of a much loved family pet that was taken from...

Thursday, 20/08/15 - 4:18pm Read More

Denis is A1 history maker

72 year old New Ross man, Denis North who got an A1 in history in the Leaving Cert. Pic: John Walsh
A NEW Ross man has created history by successfully sitting the Leaving Certificate exam at the young age of 71....

Thursday, 20/08/15 - 4:16pm 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

Amy is cut above the rest

10 year old Amy Deverux pictured after having her hair cut in aid of Repunzal at Anna Furlong Hairdressing in New Ross. Pic: Jim Campbell
A YOUNG girl from Enniscorthy has shown she has a heart of gold after cutting more than 14 inches off...

Wednesday, 22/07/15 - 2:14pm Read More

Town shocked by man’s arrest

PEOPLE THROUGHOUT New Ross were shocked to learn of the arrest of a man from the town in relation to...

Wednesday, 22/07/15 - 2:11pm 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

FG Convention 03.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

Cemetery church vandalised

The damaged door in the church on the graveyard in New Ross.Photo;Mary Browne
THE CHURCH in St. Stephen’s Cemetery in New Ross has had to be reinforced to prevent vandals from inflicting more...

Monday, 22/06/15 - 12:02am Read More

Power plant officially opens

Hats off from Patrick Dunleavy (Station manager), An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Gregor Alexander (Finance Director SSE plc), Alestair Philip Davies Chief Executive) pictured at the official opening of the SSE Great Island CCGT Power Plant. Pic: Jim Campbell
AN TAOISEACH, Enda Kenny, has told the Echo newspaper that ‘hopefully’ New Ross will eventually benefit from having natural gas...

Sunday, 21/06/15 - 11:57pm Read More

Frankenstein Bolts launch debut video

LOCAL ROCK band, Frankenstein Bolts, will unveil their debut video in Sky and the Ground, Wexford, this week. On Tuesday,...

Monday, 01/06/15 - 3:52pm Read More

Walsh accepts referendum outcome

SEN. JIM Walsh has said that he and others who opposed the same-sex marriage referendum have to accept that will...

Monday, 01/06/15 - 3:47pm Read More