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Dubs sweep Wexford aside

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

The Wexford Under-20 football mentors appeared to opt for a damage limitation approach in Parnell Park, Donnycarney, on Tuesday, but it never looked like paying off as Dublin cruised into the Eirgrid Leinster championship final with 14 points to spare. ...

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Wexford take points away

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Wexford kicked off their TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate ladies' football championship round-robin campaign with a strong victory over Clare in Doonbeg on Sunday.

Anthony Masterson's side lost the corresponding fixture last season, but they are a ...

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Stalemate against Galway in game of limited chances

Alan Aherne in Ferrycarrig Park

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

The points gap between second-last and bottom in the SSE Airtricity First Division remains the same after the two occupants of those lowly positions played out a rather dull scoreless draw on a perfect summer's evening for a ...

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Conor's class suggests best yet to come

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

If one door closes, another one opens. Those seven words sum up the attitude of Gorey soccer star Conor Levingston in a nutshell.

After being released by Wolverhampton Wanderers, following a six-year spell with the midlands club, he didn't wallow in ...

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Bright future for credit unions

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Altura Credit Union, previously Gorey Credit Union Ltd, has now joined forces with Metamo, to create a new joint venture between 16 of Ireland's largest credit unions from across the country and Fexco financial services.

The collaboration will be an ...

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Silly, self-referential comedy horror fails to draw blood

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

The living are mean-spirited, spiteful and lonely, and might as well be dead, in writer-director Jim Jarmusch's off-kilter comedy, which commits half-heartedly to the gore-slathered demands of a zombie horror.

Set in the fictional Pennsylvania town ...

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Tree lichens thrive better on dead wood

Jim Hurley - Nature Trail

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Very slow progress was made the other day while I was cutting down the remains of a dead oak tree as I kept getting distracted by the diversity of mosses and lichens growing on the dead bark.

Lichens are amazing plants. Mark ...

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Sage for night flushes

Clair Whitty - Naturally Healthy

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

I recently did some training in Switzerland on A. Vogel remedies. The training was on Menosan, a supplement that contains sage, many of you will be familiar with it.

This remedy is used for hot flushes and night ...

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Kehoe faces down his critics

Pádraig Byrne

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Having faced some rather vocal criticism from Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin this week in relation to an on-going recruitment and retention crisis in the Defence Forces, Minister Paul Kehoe has received the complete backing of Taoiseach ...

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Wexford Scouts travel to Normandy for D-Day anniversary

Simon Bourke

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

A delegation of Wexford Scouts have travelled to Normandy to mark the anniversary of the D-Day landings of World War II.

Led by Camp Chief Noel Whitmore (13th Clonard Group) the scouts visited a number of historical sites during their ...

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RNLI in action to assist broken-down rib

Pádraig Byrne

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Volunteers from Wexford RNLI leapt into action last week to come to the aid of two people whose rib had broken down in the harbour.

The crew mobilised at 3.27 p.m. last Tuesday having received reports of two people in difficulty. They ...

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Work to commence on Newtown Road

Pádraig Byrne

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

While long awaited resurfacing work at Ardcavan is due to come to a full conclusion on Friday after just over two weeks, more long awaited work is to get under way at another busy artery into town this Wednesday (17th).

The road ...

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Megan in Miss Universe final

Maria Pepper

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

A young Wexford woman has been selected as a finalist in the Miss Universe Ireland Competition which will take place in the Mansion House in Dublin on August 1.

Megan O'Malley, from Castlebridge, said she plans to use the Miss Universe ...

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Drive-in movies make a return

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Having enjoyed great success last year with a screening of 'Grease', Virgin Media are bringing their pop-up drive-in movie theatre back to Wexford Racecourse on August 17.

Having been launched by Lucy Kennedy in Dublin, it was announced that this ...

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Renowned choir set for Clonard show

Pádraig Byrne

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

The renowned Swindon Male Voice Choir are set to make the journey across the Irish Sea for a special performance in Clonard Church.

The group, consisting of some 40 members, is travelling to Wexford specially to perform at a concert in ...

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Charity shops in main urban centres now liable for rates

Maria Pepper

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Charity shops in the main urban centres of County Wexford will have to pay full commercial rates following a decision by the County Council to end a practice of striking off rates on properties occupied by registered charities.

Head of ...

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Local concern as hotel fails to attract buyer

Pádraig Byrne

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Concerns have been expressed locally in Rosslare Harbour, regarding the future of Hotel Rosslare and it periodically being used to house asylum seekers.

The hotel was purchased by a Monaghan based consortium headed by John McEnaney, ...

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Gala dinner for Arts Centre's 45th

Maria pepper

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Wexford Arts Centre held a gala fundraising dinner in Green Acres to celebrate the organisation's 45th anniversary.

CEO Elizabeth Whyte welcomed everyone to a wine reception sponsored by Greenacres in the upstairs gallery in ...

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New interpretive centre based on archaeological dig

Maria Pepper

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

A new Carrig Interpretive Centre will be officially opened at the Irish National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrig on Friday, July 26.

The Carrig project which has been running since January 2018, is centred on a live archaeological dig at ...

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Thousands light candles of hope at Wexford Relay for Life

Maria Pepper

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

Thousands of people made their way to Páirc Charman at the weekend to support the annual 24-hour Relay for Life event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

An estimated 5,000 people attended the symbolic Candle of Hope ceremony which ...

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Nolan cleared to tackle Tipp

July 20 2019 12:00 AM

The availability of Aidan Nolan will increase the options for Davy Fitzgerald and his fellow mentors as they set their sights firmly on tackling the Tipperary challenge in the county's first All-Ireland Senior hurling championship semi-final appearance ...

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