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#OTD in 1998 – In tribute to emigrants who sailed to the New World on coffin ships, Coillte announces plans for the establishment of the Forest of Dunbrody on the outskirts of New Ross, Co Wexford.

The story of Ireland is, in many ways, a story of continuous migration. Many disparate groups came to Ireland over the millennia, each one leaving their mark on the character of the island. 490 more words

Irish History

Wet rain

We had an early start this morning. We had a lot on our agenda today. This tour company (CIE) wasn’t playing around with this tour. They admit that this particular tour isn’t for the faint of heart, essentially keeping us busy from 7a to 8pm daily. 1,011 more words


Holiday in Ireland

My schoolfriend arrived from Germany this week. Besides long walks at the nearby beach and a lot of talks about the old days, we are visiting places all over Ireland this week. 147 more words



The ocean has always held a special allure for me!  Despite a tendency to get seasick, I’ve truly relished opportunities to get out on the waves in ships of various sizes and types.   1,428 more words


#OTD in 1798 – Execution of John Kelly, also known as ‘Kelly of Killane’.

John Kelly lived in Killanne in the parish of Rathnure and was a leader who fought in the United Irishmen Rebellion of 1798.

While Kelly was obviously well-known to rebels and loyalists alike during the short duration of the Wexford rising, almost nothing is known of him outside this time. 218 more words

Irish History

Syrian Families Could Arrive in New Ross

A total of 37 Syrian refugees have arrived to live in Co. Wexford.

They are planned to be housed in and around Wexford town.

Frank Staples, Mayor of Wexford town, has extended welcomes to the families.

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