Boost Your Productivity

Boost Your Productivity

It’s September and as good a time as any to re-commit to your business by focusing on ways to improve workplace productivity. I’m really looking forward to the challenge of the year ahead. It’s a great opportunity to pit yourself against the doom and gloom and instead to link up with people who do want to do business, who do want […]

Player welfare in rural areas

Player welfare in rural areas

The GAA plays a crucial role in rural areas – along with camogie and ladies football for girls. Following your parish club helps to define an area – it’s as tribal as following the flag into battle on Game of Thrones! Its very centrality – and very often the lack of a sporting alternative – is a double-edged sword. Yes, […]

Rachel passes on Irish tradition

Rachel passes on Irish tradition

Wexford has a rich tradition of singing and storytelling. And, Rachel Uí Fhaoláin is proud to carry on that custom. A Traditional Singer, she actively promotes, performs, and engages with traditional/Sean Nós song, poetry, stories and music while supporting the Irish language. Rachel is also a Comhaltas teacher with CCÉ Tuaisceart Loch Garman and has plenty of awards to her name. “I’ve […]

A volunteer with heart

A volunteer with heart

Every community needs its champions and one of Ferns’ hard workers is Mary Gethings. Born and reared in North Wexford’s heritage hub, Mary loves Ferns, wildflowers, medical dramas, DIY, sustainability, photography and… well, loads of things, including making her own jams and chutneys! Along with running Eco Evolution, a hydro power solutions company with husband Frank, Mary is involved in Ferns Tidy […]

A long way from Canada to here!

A long way from Canada to here!

When Joseph Kidd and Ann Poole left North Wexford for Ontario, Canada, in 1824 with their children, they cannot have foreseen that, in 2017, four descendants would arrive back in Gorey seeking to walk in their footsteps. And, yet, in June, Corinne Simser-Wagg (Goderich, Ontario), Nancy Robinson (Montreal), and Jane Thompson (Toronto) were joined by Californian Heidi Cavagnolo (Los Gatos, […]