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, […]

Katie Maeve draws you in!

Katie Maeve Williamson is a name you’re going to be hearing more of! The Gorey, Co Wexford artist recently shot to national fame when BT Ireland commissioned a piece from her to be presented to President Michael D Higgins at the opening ceremony of the 53rd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January. Katie Maeve’s piece was entitled “What […]

parkrun a runaway success!

To celebrate the 10th parkrun in Gorey, Co Wexford, on Saturday, 28 January, we interviewed the woman whose bright idea it was in the first place! Meet Elaine Harold, whose initiative brought over 120 runners and walkers to Gorey Town Park for this 5km event, which runs each Saturday at 9.30am. First of all, what exactly is a parkrun? It’s […]

Is there such a thing as the rural vote?

The recent outcome of the Brexit referendum might, on first glance, show a difference between rural and urban voting. Geographically, Scotland, London, and Norther Ireland voted to stay in the EU, but outside the capital, every English region voted in the majority to leave. According to pundits, the divide was more along prosperity and education lines – the better off […]