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Wexford town ‘like war zone’

Wexford town ‘like war zone’

Councillors in Wexford are furious over the state of the town as a result of work by various utility providers including Virgin Media, SIRO, Irish Water and Board Gas. Cllr. Anthony Kelly said the town was ‘like a war zone’ and Cllr, Ger Carthy raised concerns about the quality of reinstatement works and said he […]

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€500,000 upgrade planned for Town Parks

€500,000 upgrade planned for Town Parks

A major upgrade of the playground facilities at Redmond Park in Wexford town and New Ross Town Park is to be undertaken next year at a cost of €500,000. The upgrade of the Redmond Park, a very popular location for families in Wexford, will be undertaken at the same time as the development of a […]

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Mystery over giant rats in Courtown

Mystery over giant rats in Courtown

Mystery surrounds suggestions that rats as big as young pigs (banbh) are living in litter bins in the seaside resort of Courtown Harbour. The claims came from local councillor Robbie Ireton who told a meeting of the local Municipal District Council that the rats presented danger to people, particularly children who as good citizens put […]

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Garda ‘open day’ a big hit with the locals

Garda ‘open day’ a big hit with the locals

The Gardaí as an organisation have gone through a terrible few years with a succession of scandals which have forced resignations and threatened public confidence in the force. However, recent events in Co. Wexford have demonstrated that local Gardaí still command huge public support. The Garda Open Day staged at Gorey Station proved an outstanding […]

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Wexford New SF town councillor Thomas Forde

Wexford New SF town councillor Thomas Forde

Two years after suffering serious ill health the Sinn Fein Councillor, Anthony Kelly, has stepped down from Wexford Co. Council. Cllr. Kelly suffered a stroke in early 2016 and despite being critically ill for a time fought back to retake his seat on the local authority. However, the lasting effects of his illness put a […]

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Sport

60th Anniversery of St Marys Maudlintown

60th Anniversery of St Marys Maudlintown

60th Anniversery of St Marys Maudlintown GAA Dinner Dance in the Talbot Hotel New Years eve.                

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Council Diary  03/08/17

Council Diary 03/08/17

John’s graveyard proposals are buried again over Sunday funerals Some issues really exercise the minds of Co. Councillors, and it is not always the matters that might be expected to generate debate that become hot topics.

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Racing at Wexford for a great day out on St. Patrick’s Day 09/03/17

Racing at Wexford for a great day out on St. Patrick’s Day 09/03/17

The new season kicks off at Wexford Racecourse on St. Patrick’s Day and for the very first time the venue has a programme of all national hunt racing throughout the year.

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St. Joseph’s fundraiser in the sand 18/08/16

St. Joseph’s fundraiser in the sand 18/08/16

St Josephs GAA Club in Wexford town will hold their annual fundraiser  FOOTSTEPS IN THE SAND The date for this year’s at Ballineskar beach on Saturday 27th August at 10am..

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Big day for St. Mary’s club 31/01/16

Big day for St. Mary’s club 31/01/16

It was a dream come true for members of the St Mary’s of Maudlintown club in Wexford town on Saturday when Mayor Ger Carthy and Minister Brendan Howlin were on hand to mark the opening of the new club grounds and impressive facilities at The Rocks in the heart of the community which the club serves.

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Lifestyle

Neville is guest of honour at 100th birthday party

Neville is guest of honour at 100th birthday party

There was a carnival atmosphere in in the main store of Colman Doyle Homestores last Friday night as a big crowd turned up to enjoy the party to mark the 100th anniversary of the business starting to trade. Colman Doyle Homestores is noted for the huge range it stocks but they went a bit further […]

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Tony still a crowd-puller

Tony still a crowd-puller

It may be many years since he was a big star of Wexford hurling but Tony Doran demonstrated this week that he is still a crowd puller when a big attendance showed up in the Riverside park Hotel in Enniscorthy on Monday night for the launch of his autobiography ‘A Land of Men and Giants. […]

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Theresa’s life in a cake as she celebrates her 80th

Theresa’s life in a cake as she celebrates her 80th

They danced and sang to their hearts content in Bellefield GAA Complex last Saturday night when family friends and neighbours gathered to celebrate the 80th birthday of local woman Theresa O’Connor. And as she danced around the floor it would have been difficult to pick out the birthday girl as her sprightly moves and fresh […]

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Archers Set for Hook Lighthouse Arrow Ceremony on New Year’s Day 2018

Archers Set for Hook Lighthouse Arrow Ceremony on New Year’s Day 2018

An age-old tradition will take place on New Year’s Day at the 800-year-old Hook Lighthouse as the archers, both expert and amateur, will take part in a traditional “arrow ceremony”. The Dunbrody Archers  will join Cllr Willie Fitzharris is An Cathaoirleach of the Municipal Districtof New Ross Council to participate in the ceremony. The age-old […]

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Pilgrimage Season at Our Lady’s Island 26/08/17

Pilgrimage Season at Our Lady’s Island 26/08/17

It’s the most sacred place in Co. Wexford and every day since August 15th. people have been travelling to Our lady’s Island to pray, meditate and walk around the Island as part of the annual pilgrimage season.

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Entertainment

Enniscorthy waits until it’s really Christmas before switching on the lights

Enniscorthy waits until it’s really Christmas before switching on the lights

Everywhere Christmas appears to arrive earlier each year. The 8th of December traditionally marked the start of the Christmas rush but those days are now well and truly in the past with Christmas lights being switched on as early as mid-November now in some locations. However, Enniscorthy prefers to keep a bit of tradition when […]

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‘9 to 5’ AIMS nominations 01/06/17

‘9 to 5’ AIMS nominations 01/06/17

Wexford Light Opera Society’s production of “9 to 5 The Musical” has received 3 AIMS Nominations in the premier Gilbert Section. The Society received nominations for:

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Spoken Word programme at Arts Centre 30/05/17

Spoken Word programme at Arts Centre 30/05/17

All Spoken Word legends, and Peter Murphy in association with Wexford Arts Centre with the support of the Wexford County Council Artist in the Community grant, are looking to support new spoken word performers through an open call for the new Seed to Stage Young Creatives Spoken Word Programme.

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WLOS Cast announced for Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5 12/02/17

WLOS Cast announced for Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5 12/02/17

THE cast for Wexford Light Opera Society’s production of Dolly Parton’s brand spankin’ new musical has been announced and features a top class array of local talent:-

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Final countdown to the Wexford Has Talent Grand Final 2017 11/02/17

Final countdown to the Wexford Has Talent Grand Final 2017 11/02/17

The final week of preparation is underway at present as the countdown is on to the 2017 Wexford Has Talent Grand Final, which is set to take place on Saturday night, February 11th at Clayton Whiles Hotel.

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60th Anniversery of St Marys Maudlintown

60th Anniversery of St Marys Maudlintown

| January 11, 2018

60th Anniversery of St Marys Maudlintown GAA Dinner Dance in the Talbot Hotel New Years eve.                

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Wexford town ‘like war zone’

Wexford town ‘like war zone’

| January 5, 2018

Councillors in Wexford are furious over the state of the town as a result of work by various utility providers including Virgin Media, SIRO, Irish Water and Board Gas. Cllr. Anthony Kelly said the town was ‘like a war zone’ and Cllr, Ger Carthy raised concerns about the quality of reinstatement works and said he […]

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€500,000 upgrade planned for Town Parks

€500,000 upgrade planned for Town Parks

| January 5, 2018

A major upgrade of the playground facilities at Redmond Park in Wexford town and New Ross Town Park is to be undertaken next year at a cost of €500,000. The upgrade of the Redmond Park, a very popular location for families in Wexford, will be undertaken at the same time as the development of a […]

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Mystery over giant rats in Courtown

Mystery over giant rats in Courtown

| January 5, 2018

Mystery surrounds suggestions that rats as big as young pigs (banbh) are living in litter bins in the seaside resort of Courtown Harbour. The claims came from local councillor Robbie Ireton who told a meeting of the local Municipal District Council that the rats presented danger to people, particularly children who as good citizens put […]

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