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Ger Walsh Column 02/10/17

Ger Walsh Column 02/10/17

Frank Sinnott a special kind of genius There are characters in every town———although they are getting scarcer by the day. Frank Sinnott was once such character, known not only to everyone who lived in Wexford town but by many  visitors as well.

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Wexford Walking Trail’s Festival 2017 02/10/17

Wexford Walking Trail’s Festival 2017 02/10/17

This year’s Wexford Walking Trail festival has something for everyone. It will provide a flavour of Wexford’s stunning coastline and maritime history, the natural beauty of our mixed forests, historic garden walks and stories from our heritage sites.

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Co. Council Diary 01/10/17

Co. Council Diary 01/10/17

Robbie and George in a Phone Box, Kathleen’s pistols and Tom’s socks as battle rages over housing When Kathleen Codd Nolan spoke of pistols, swords and the like which had been discovered on Vinegar Hill, Council boss Tom Enright might have been forgiven for asking her if she had brought any down to the meeting […]

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Wexford Co. Council Meeting Round-Up 01/10/17

Wexford Co. Council Meeting Round-Up 01/10/17

Unease over plans for more traveller homes in Barntown Some members of Wexford Borough District Council have expressed unease over a proposal to build three three-bedroomed houses for traveller accommodation on Council lands at Ballyhine near Larkin’s Cross in Barntown. The plan is being brought forward to house  members of an extended traveller family who […]

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Councillors face housing backlash, but little prospect of short-term solution 01/10/17

Councillors face housing backlash, but little prospect of short-term solution 01/10/17

Although the next local elections are still more than twenty months away a general election is expected early next summer and the prospect of both contests within a year of each other is beginning to raise the political temperature at all levels and nowhere is this more evident than in the increasingly fraught discussions about […]

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Sport

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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€1.7m funding for Wexford  Sports  Programme 25/10/15

€1.7m funding for Wexford Sports Programme 25/10/15

Minister Paul Kehoe has welcomed the announcement of €1,723,634 for Wexford organisations under the Sports Capital Programme 2015.

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Lifestyle

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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It was Wexford’s biggest Children’s Play Day 25/08/17

It was Wexford’s biggest Children’s Play Day 25/08/17

It’s the biggest Children’s Play Day in the county and crowds flocked to Gorey Town Park again this year for the big event focused on families as part of the Gorey Market House Festival.

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Weather fails to dampen enthusiasm at Leo Carthy Festival 25/08/17

Weather fails to dampen enthusiasm at Leo Carthy Festival 25/08/17

During several decades in public life Leo Carthy was noted for his willingness  to travel all over the county to help local communities with their festivals.

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Where glamour camping and a battlezone exist side by side 31/07/17

Where glamour camping and a battlezone exist side by side 31/07/17

The Mayor of Wexford Borough District, Jim Moore, was on hand recently to officially open the IOAC near the village of Tagoat.

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World’s Oldest Lighthouse gets Tech Savvy 02/07/17

World’s Oldest Lighthouse gets Tech Savvy 02/07/17

The oldest operational lighthouse in the world ‘Hook Lighthouse’ has launched online ticketing for the first time..

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Entertainment

‘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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‘The Dead’ at Opera House 10/02/17

‘The Dead’ at Opera House 10/02/17

Following a sold-out run at Dublin’s Project Arts Centre in December 2015, an award-winning adaptation of the iconic James Joyce story The Dead is reaching out to new audiences when it comes to Wexford as part of a national tour.

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Ger Walsh Column 02/10/17

Ger Walsh Column 02/10/17

| October 2, 2017

Frank Sinnott a special kind of genius There are characters in every town———although they are getting scarcer by the day. Frank Sinnott was once such character, known not only to everyone who lived in Wexford town but by many  visitors as well.

Continue Reading

Wexford Walking Trail’s Festival 2017 02/10/17

Wexford Walking Trail’s Festival 2017 02/10/17

| October 2, 2017

This year’s Wexford Walking Trail festival has something for everyone. It will provide a flavour of Wexford’s stunning coastline and maritime history, the natural beauty of our mixed forests, historic garden walks and stories from our heritage sites.

Continue Reading

Co. Council Diary 01/10/17

Co. Council Diary 01/10/17

| October 1, 2017

Robbie and George in a Phone Box, Kathleen’s pistols and Tom’s socks as battle rages over housing When Kathleen Codd Nolan spoke of pistols, swords and the like which had been discovered on Vinegar Hill, Council boss Tom Enright might have been forgiven for asking her if she had brought any down to the meeting […]

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Enniscorthy Council Round-Up by Dan Walsh 01/10/17

Enniscorthy Council Round-Up by Dan Walsh 01/10/17

| October 1, 2017

Families living above the shop again! Once it was commonplace for families to live above the shop in town centres, however, the practice declined sharply in recent decades, mainly due to health and safety requirements and increased insurance costs.

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