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Wexford Sinfonia set for a wonderful afternoon of opera!

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

The word officially went out at County Hall last week that the people of Wexford are invited to an afternoon of opera as Wexford Sinfonia host their Opera Gala at The National Opera House on March 31.

Wexford Sinfonia was founded back in 1993 with ...

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'Treble' for Jimmies

Dean Goodison in Horeswood

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

Kevin O'Grady kicked eight second-half points as St. James' came out victorious against hosts Horeswood in one of the most meaningful games in Wexford football history on Saturday.

There have, naturally, been hundreds of ...

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F.C.J. ‘A’ blitz rivals

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

A total of 14 teams attended the Under-14 ladies' football blitz for secondary schools in the Halo Tiles and Bathrooms Ferns Centre of Excellence recently, with over 300 in action.

The 'A' division involved second year and first year pupils ...

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Champions cruise

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

This local derby and final Leinster League Division 1A game of the season between Gorey and Enniscorthy was diluted by the fact that there was nothing at stake.

As a result it didn't have its usual bite because the home team had already won the ...

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Late William is remembered

Brendan Furlong

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

St Fintan's G.A.A. club remembered one of its finest, the late William Doyle, at the annual Wexford District awards held in the Riverbank Hotel.

Last April the club lost one of its most loved stalwarts with the death of William, who ...

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Norman Conquests workshop targets international visitors

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

The Norman story in New Ross and the Hook Peninsula is set to be brought to life through Fáilte Ireland's long-term 'Castles and Conquests' tourism plan for Ireland's Ancient East.

This is what attendees heard at a workshop held in the Brandon ...

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Gyllenhaal fearless in unsettling character study

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

A shepherdess of impressionable young minds leads us into murky ethical waters in director Sara Colangelo's gripping English-language remake of the Israeli film of the same title.

Reset to Staten Island, The Kindergarten Teacher is a deeply ...

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Sprouting your own seeds worth a try

Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

Have you ever sprouted seeds? It's very easy to do and they are an excellent source of nutrition. When seeds are sprouted they contain high concentrations of valuable enzymes, proteins, minerals, trace elements, and natural ...

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A spectacular and wild ride from start to finish

Chris Hayes - Game Review

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

From its beginning, the Devil May Cry series always seemed to be shrouded in an aura of mystery and intrigue, somewhat intangible qualities that Japanese developers of the time were capable of imparting to their titles with a ...

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Official opening of the €12m CBS secondary school

Pádraig Byrne

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

After years of waiting, the official opening of the new €12 million Wexford CBS building took place with a special ceremony on Friday. An Edmund Rice school with a history of providing education for boys in Wexford going back to 1849, it ...

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Wexford Chamber members to vote on county merger

Maria Pepper

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

An extraordinary general meeting of Wexford Chamber of Industry and Commerce is due to take place at the end of March to allow members to vote on a proposed restructuring plan to amalgamate with Gorey and New Ross Chambers.

Wexford ...

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Sewage gushing from the ground

Maria Pepper

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

Residents in Maudlintown have to put up with raw sewage from the rest of the town gushing out of a large hole in the ground during heavy rain.

The residential area is on the sewage network route from Wexford to the town's treatment ...

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Fitzgerald to give keynote speech at CAN charity ball

Maria Pepper

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

The RTE newsreader Eileen Dunne and Wexford Hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald will attend the second annual charity ball organised by Cottage Autism Network which will be held in the Talbot Hotel on Saturday, March 30.

Ms. Dunne who is a ...

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A Women's Day full of colour

Pádraig Byrne

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

There were some fantastic costumes on display at the offices of Access 2000 on Green Street last week to celebrate International Women's Day.

The colourful costumes were the work of the inter-cultural women's group, which has been ...

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Mayor onside with refs at civic reception

Pádraig Byrne

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

While the job of a referee can often be a thankless one, members of the Irish Soccer Referees Society Wexford Branch were awarded a civic reception at the Irish National Heritage Park by the Wexford Borough District, to mark 50 years since ...

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Awards on menu for restaurants

Maria Pepper

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

County Wexford restaurants had the recipe for success at the Leinster Final of the Irish Restaurant Awards, capturing top prizes and achieving the right to compete for Regional and All-Ireland titles at the national finals in Dublin in May. ...

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More than 2 weeks in, search for PJ goes on

Pádraig Byrne

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

Over two weeks since he was last seen, the family of 34 year-old father of two PJ Fanning are still a daily presence at Ferrycarrig, awaiting any glimmer of news as the search continues.

A native of Ballymitty, but now living in ...

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Luke lights up a wonderful Wexford Has Talent final

Jim Hayes

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

The Wexford Has Talent final lived up to its billing, and its name, at a packed function room in Clayton Whites Hotel on Saturday night.

For the second year in a row, a Wexford town singer/songwriter claimed the top prize of €2,000 cash ...

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Wexford's Nic lands lead role in new movie

Pádraig Byrne

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

Having played everybody's favourite bad guy Tony Doyle in TV3's 'Red Rock', Wexford actor Nic Furlong is excited about taking the next step in his career after landing the lead role in a new Baz David film 'Rotten Sweetness'. ...

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After forty years, it’s the end of the line for Wexford Variety Group

Pádraig Byrne

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

While it has gone by a couple of names over the course of its illustrious history, after 40 years and countless successful shows, Wexford Town Variety Group is to be no more it was announced last week.

Previously known as Wexford Tops ...

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Wexford secure quarter-final away to Galway and dethrone reigning champs

Alan Aherne

March 16 2019 12:00 AM

Given that the afternoon featured rain, hail, sleet, sunshine and a howling wind, it was entirely appropriate that Wexford should brew up a second-half storm to dethrone Allianz Hurling League title-holders Kilkenny and book an away ...

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