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Three cornered garlic - pretty but an invasive alien

Jim Hurley - Nature Trail

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

This is Invasive Species Week. The special event was launched in 2015 with the purpose of raising awareness of invasive non-native species, encouraging members of the public to get involved and active, and to help stop the spread of ...

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The Crowman is on his way

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

While he is known throughout Ireland and abroad for being one half of the comedy duo, D'Unbelievables, Jon Kenny is far more than just a stand up comedian and all round funnyman.

His new play, Crowman, which was written by Katie Holly, sees him take ...

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Major art show in Kilmore Quay

Maria Pepper

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

A major exhibition of more than 40 modern artworks was held in the Stella Maris Centre in Kilmore Quay.

Catch 2019 - The Nude the Sea and the Muse, was organised by artists Andi McGarry and Lar O' Toole and featured the work of 25 ...

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Sue's music recorded on charity CD

Maria Pepper

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

A CD of music composed by the late Sue Furlong who died of cancer in January of last year, was launched in Greenacres Gallery in Selskar last weekend, to raise money for Wexford Hospice Homecare.

The CD contains recordings of a concert ...

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Micro to Macro in Maudlintown

Maria Pepper

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Micro to Macro is the title of an exhibition by children from Southend youth groups which is opening in the Family Resource in Maudlintown, Wexford on Thursday, May 16.

The exhibition is the culmination of a 10-week project which ...

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Tadhg misses out

Brendan Furlong

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

What started out a momentous day for Tadhg Furlong ended in disappointment as Leinster had no answer to the ferocious power of Saracens when their drive for five was derailed on Tyneside on Saturday.

Leinster were outgunned by a ...

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Depleted Dubs in full control

Alan Aherne

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Playing with an extra man for more than three-quarters of the game didn't provide the expected boost in Bellefield on Wednesday when the Wexford Minor footballers were comfortably defeated by a vastly superior Dublin side in their second Electric ...

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Wonderful heart earns draw

Alan Aherne

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Whatever happens in the knockout stages, there can be no denying that the Wexford Minor hurlers have warmed the hearts of supporters in their two most recent displays.

After that heroic 14-man effort against Kilkenny saw them pipped to the ...

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Wexford hit back for a point

Alan Aherne

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Given that they trailed twice, credit is due to Wexford F.C. for bouncing back and earning a well-deserved point from this quite entertaining SSE Airtricity First Division clash with Cobh Ramblers in Ferrycarrig Park on Friday.

Certainly, ...

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Wells to host South East Digital Picnic

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Smartphones at the ready for the South East Digital Picnic, a social media and digital marketing conference aimed at start-ups, small business owners, brands, marketing managers, bloggers, freelancers and marketing managers, who are looking to improve their ...

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The importance and role of a good personal mentor

Calodagh McCumiskey - Wellbeing & Meditation

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

If you feel you are not fully living the life you want, or being who you want to be, the support of a good mentor can be invaluable.

You cannot see all of yourself at any point or in any situation. No ...

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There's nothing like a nice cup of (herbal) tea!

Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

I think most of us enjoy a good cup of tea, but what about trying some herbal ones? There are lots to choose from and they're a great addition to any diet.

For example Yarrow is a herbal tea that's used for menstrual ...

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Cautious optimism as work set to begin on new CAMHS building

Pádraig Byrne

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Just a few days after another major protest in Wexford town about the deplorable state of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in the county, confirmation has been received that work is to get under way to fit out a new building ...

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Inch runner organising charity race to mark two years cancer free

Simon Bourke

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

In 2015 Chris Proby was out running at his local park when a stray football hit him in the leg. The errant shot was struck so hard that it almost knocked him off his feet.

At the time the Inch man merely cursed the wayward striker and ...

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New principal for county's first community national school

Cathy Lee

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Bróna Kenneally has been appointed as principal of Kilnamanagh National School, which is being taken over by the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB) this summer, the first of its kind in county Wexford.

Patronage is ...

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Ribbon is cut on new working men’s club

Pádraig BYrne

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

As always, laughter could be heard emanating from the new home of Wexford Working Men's Club on Friday afternoon. Perhaps a slightly bigger crowd than usual was present on this occasion, however, as the gang gathered to officially open the new ...

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Slaney Purple Paddlers proving there's life after breast cancer

Simon Bourke

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Recovering from a major illness is an onerous task, slowly adapting to normal life, to the physical demands you once took for granted.

For many this can be a lonely journey, despite the support of family and friends. However, a group of ...

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Yarn Bombers bring colour and decoration to Castlebridge

Simon Bourke

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

It may sound like a somewhat violent act, an aggressive method of showering wool on one's enemy, but Yarn Bombing is more pleasant a practise than the name suggests.

Beginning in Texas some 15 years ago it is a form of street art or ...

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Three Wexford people recount their experiences with chronic illness M.E.

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

There are an estimated 14,000 people with M.E. in Ireland today. For those unfamiliar with the illness, M.E. is also known by the acronym C.F.S. or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Characterised by extreme, debilitating fatigue, sufferers also report ...

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Campaigner hopes latest accidents at Kyle Cross will act as a 'wake-up call'

Simon Bourke

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Two more serious incidents have occurred along the notoriously dangerous stretch of the N11 at the Kyle Cross Junction north of Ferrycarrig.

On Saturday afternoon, emergency services were called following an incident on the Wexford side ...

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No margin for error

Brendan Furlong

May 18 2019 12:00 AM

Wexford have no room for error when they travel to Parnell Park on Sunday to take on Dublin in their opening Leinster senior hurling championship round robin game (3 p.m.).

The visitors will be boosted by the availability of fit again ...

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