Tag Archives: Wexford

Seanie O’Shea

This morning.

Via Independent4Change:

Seanie O’Shea has been selected by Independents 4 Change to contest the upcoming General Election in Wexford.

O’Shea has been working with young sportspeople in Wexford, as both a highly-regarded GAA referee and a soccer coach, for many years, and has been campaigning alongside Mick Wallace MEP since he entered politics in 2011.

Seanie wants to continue Mick’s fight on national issues inside the Dáil while focusing on helping improve services in Wexford….

Mick Wallace

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (centre) and Fine Gael by-election candidate Verona Murphy (left) canvassing in Wexford town yesterday

Yesterday.

Main Street, Wexford.

…It was unusual when it comes to a canvas in a county town four days before a by-election, that publicity opportunities would be shunned, but it’s been an unusual campaign for Fine Gael in Wexford.

They [Varadkar and candidate Murphy) largely received a positive reception, with smiles and banter a-plenty between the public and the politicians, although one man in The Book Centre, when asked if he would like to be introduced to the visitors, confided that he would not be seen in such company

Smiles and banter from Varadkar in Wexford but no time for the waiting press (RTÉ)

Previously: Due Diligence

Pic: RTÉ

Free Saturday?

In Wexford?

Ann Power writes:

The opportunity to live life in a full-scale Viking Village is on offer to the public free of charge on Saturday, September 28 in Wexford at the inaugural Viking Fire Festival.

A fully immersive Viking Village experience will take over the Wexford Quayside from 11 am as the historical town will be transformed akin to life over a thousand years ago.

Throughout the day visitors will be able to enjoy coin striking, spinning, weaving, leatherworking, metalwork and woodwork, storytelling and even some slave trading.

Gulp.

Viking Fire Festival

Local viking John Cox (left) and Gavan Murphy at Wexford’s quayside prepare for the inaugural Viking Fire Festival

This is no Viking Splash.

This is Wexford, 900ad.

Ann Power writes:

A brand new epic festival is set to take place in Wexford town on Saturday, September 28th.

The first annual Viking Fire Festival will be hosted on Wexford’s quayside by the Irish National Heritage Park.

The historical Wexford town will be transformed back to Viking times, as the Wexford Quayside will be turned into a real-life Viking Village hosting an immersive experience akin to life over a thousand years ago.

The Vikings founded Wexford town sometime before 900AD when they first settled and the street layout today can be attributed to these early settlers.

The ancient settlement will be populated throughout the day with a host of re-enactors who will be going about their day-to-day life….

and offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy storytelling, a Viking market, coin striking, spinning, weaving, leatherworking, metalwork and woodwork, with some Viking music performances and even the chance to participate in some slave trading….

Viking Fire Festival

Pic: Patrick Browne

This morning

Bannow beach, County Wexford

Ann Power writes:

May 2019 marks the 850th anniversary of the arrival of the Normans to Ireland, onto the beach at Bannow in County Wexford and a year-long programme of public events have been announced to honour the anniversary.

This morning, the programme of events was officially announced with a flavour of what is to come as a hoard of Norman Knights made their way ashore just as they would have done some 850 years ago and this May Bank holiday weekend the anniversary will be commemorated at the Bannow 1169 Norman Festival taking place in the village on May 4th and 5th….

Norman 850 (Visit Wexford)

Pic: Patrick Browne

A lone furze bush (above) fightsfor survival following the blaze last month (top) which ravaged Curracloe Beach, a stand-in for Omaha Beach during the the D-Day scenes in Saving Private Ryan (second pic).

Yesterday.

Curracloe Beach. County Wexford.

Eamonn Farrell writes:

A large section of the sand dunes on the famed Curracloe Beach in County Wexford, still bear the scars of the fire which swept through them on the 22nd of July, during the height of Ireland’s Summer heatwave.

It is believed the fire started from a disposable BBQ. Today the blackened ash, shining from a weekend of badly needed rain to help ease the current drought, causes the landscape to resemble a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie, rather than the war movie it is most famous for Saving Private Ryan

Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews

 

Ferns – Fearna Mór tweetz:

A 5am start this morning for two of our volunteers who were out watering the hanging baskets before the mad rush of passing traffic. The beautiful sunrise set a magical cast over our beautiful historic village….just breathtaking and so worth the early start 🌅 🌞

This afternoon.

An Garda Siochana has renewed its appeal for help in tracing the whereabouts of William Bushner who is 89 and has been missing since January 4, 2018.

He was last seen in the Kilmore Quay area of Wexford.

He is described as approximately 5ft 10 in height, of medium build and short grey hair. It is unknown what he was wearing when last seen but he is known to drive a 141 WX-registered brown Nissan Qashqai.

Anyone with information is asked to contact gardai at Wexford on 053 9165200 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111