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 […]

Katie Maeve draws you in!

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!

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 […]

Aoife’s Silver Lining for charity

Aoife’s Silver Lining for charity

When a Gorey woman won a recording contract, she didn’t think about advancing her own career – instead, Aoife Parle decided to record a single with all funds going to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. Along with Aisling O’Dwyer, Aoife wrote Silver Lining, which was launched on 25 November in Gorey, Co Wexford. The single is a combination of Aoife’s […]

How drumming therapy helps Conor beat anxiety

How drumming therapy helps Conor beat anxiety

When you meet Conor Moore, you wouldn’t think anxiety was an issue for him. And when you hear that, as a drummer, he has supported artists as big as American singer Kelly Clarkson in Wembley, you don’t think anxiety should be an issue for him. And, yet, like thousands of Irish people, anxiety has crossed his path and he works […]

Old headstones a treasure trove of information

Old headstones a treasure trove of information

John Nangle likes headstones – a lot! That makes him a taphophile, ie. someone who takes an interest in cemeteries, tombstones, or memory of past lives. “My father would have talked about family history and, after I had a heart attack nine years ago, I did a genealogy course in UCD. Now, I do family historiesfor people and am a […]