Regarded as perhaps one of the most formative and vital periods in Irish history, we are currently in the midst of marking the centenary of the events of the War of Independence (1919-1921). Local archaeologist Barry Lacey from Ballycarney has been looking at some of the key events in Co Wexford, in particular ambushes, raids, the burning of police barracks and other activities.
There's not many footpaths around Wexford town which haven't been covered by father and daughter team Neil and Emma Redmond from Cluain Dara over the duration of Lent. The pair became a familiar sight around town as they set themselves the task of covering more than 250km over Lent, fitting in the kilometres either before work and home-schooling in the morning, or in the evening times.
Johnstown Castle, which has been open for walks and cafe takeaways during Level 5 lockdown, is revving up to welcome many more visitors from next week and planning the launch of an exciting new model car exhibition which has been donated to the Irish Agricultural Museum.
Links between Wexford and France have undoubtedly increased since the turning of the year. The predicted Brexit fall-out has meant that, being the shortest direct route to mainland Europe, Rosslare Europort has now become the main gateway to the continent for RoRo traffic.
Regarded as perhaps one of the most formative and vital periods in Irish History, we are currently in the midst of marking the centenary of the events of the War of Independence (1919 - 1921). Local archaeologist Barry Lacey from Ballycarney has been looking at some of the key events in Co Wexford, in particular ambushes, raids, the burning of police barracks and other activities.
One of the things that became very evident throughout the last year was how many people turned to creativity to show their support for frontline workers who were literally putting themselves in harms way to carry out their professional duties in caring for others.
The SuperValu TidyTowns competition will go ahead this year in line with public health guidelines. The closing date for applications has been extended until March 19 to enable local TidyTowns groups to apply for funding to help with their entry.
Residents in nursing homes across Wexford can look forward to concerts specially tailored to their tastes throughout the summer months. Covid Care Concerts is an initiative created by acclaimed Irish cellist Gerald Peregrine who wanted to 'bring high quality classical music into the lives of those most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.'
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