The Story behind Tweed in the Valley by Michael O’Callaghan

I just love tweed in all its forms. I always did and in my younger days I was the proud owner of some nice herringbone tweed jackets. I like the humble history of tweed. It was a fabric woven from pure wool of local sheep in Scotland and worn by local Scottish farmers...

Celebrating 21 Years of Eco in Gorey by Michael O’Callaghan

ECO is 21 Years old this monthIt is an attached four bay double pile bank with a hipped roof behind the parapet. It’s been around a while since Stephen Ram opened it in 1853, a full 169 years ago. It was The Bank of Ireland from 1884 to modern times and now it is more...

What it means to be a Community Bike Leader by Georgina Gaul

Hi I’m Georgina Gaul from Wexford and I’m a Community Bike Ride Leader. This is a voluntary role.  I completed my ‘Ride Leader’  training early in 2020 just before the Covid restrictions were put in place.  I realised during lockdown that I had a skillset that I could...

A stroll around outer Gorey By Michael O’Callaghan

I started off one of my regular Gorey town walks outside Gorey District Hospital in Mc Curtain Street noting the monument on the grounds celebrating 400 years of Gorey history from 1619 to 2019. This is quite a span in local history since Bishop Ram was granted the...