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

| January 5, 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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Wexford New SF town councillor Thomas Forde

| January 5, 2018
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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Vacant shops could help tackle the housing shortage in County Wexford

| December 18, 2017
Vacant shops could help tackle the housing shortage in County Wexford

Vacant shops could soon be turned into homes to help tackle the housing shortage in Wexford,  Fine Gael Minister Michael D’Arcy has said. Proposals have been brought forward to Government  for vacant commercial premises to be made into housing without the need for planning permission. Minister D’Arcy  said: “These draft regulations, if approved by the […]

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Home from ‘Down Under’

| April 18, 2014
Home from ‘Down Under’

The bridal party pictured in Barntown Church on Friday after the wedding of Elizabeth Cash from Wexford town and Sean O’Leary from Barntown. The couple returned from Perth, Australia to celebrate their big day with family and friends in Wexford.

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No Sky in the Seventies in Rome!

| April 18, 2014

I can understand why a lot of GAA people were very angry when they discovered they would have to pay a subscription to Sky if they wanted to see certain GAA games this year but as a student in Rome in the mid nineteen seventies I would have given anything to be able to see […]

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Football Club Championships start this weekend

| April 18, 2014

With Wexford having preserved it’s Division 3 status with an impressive win over Longford last Sunday week attention now turns to the local county championships that begin on Friday night with the senior meeting of Gusserane and St Anne’s which takes place in Taghmon at 7pm. The former should be a very well contested affair […]

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A great and proud time for the Irish in Britain

| April 18, 2014
A great and proud time for the Irish in Britain

President Michael D Higgins’ State visit to the UK was a real triumph and must have been very uplifting for Irish people in Britain. I have visited Windsor on many occasions and everything about it shouts out ‘Royal’. The pictures of an Irish President travelling in style through the streets of that town last week, […]

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ROYAL NONSENSE

| April 18, 2014
ROYAL NONSENSE

While Michael D was dining with the Queen her grandson was embarking on his first official visit with a trip to New Zealand, with Mum and Dad, Kate and William. I watched some of the news coverage of the visit——-purely for the purposes of fact finding for this column you understand———-and it’s quite unbelievable really […]

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All change and no change at the same time

| April 18, 2014

They are about to be no more, but you would never guess that Wexford Borough Council is on its death bed. The members are still displaying tremendous energy, passion and interest in just about everything for a group whose death will be announced before the end of May. Indeed such was the passion, and sometimes […]

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I should have been invited to meet the Queen

| April 18, 2014

Dear Alan, I was prompted to write to you when I read last week’s letter from David in Manchester. You see I have been a great United fan all my life. Some of my greatest memories are of visits to Old Trafford and the dinners we used to have before the games. I often went […]

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