Ireland - Wicklow People
Wednesday - 21st March, 2018
‘DO NOT BUILD NEW GAELSCOIL HERE’
PARENTS and pupils of St Coen’s National School in Rathnew are protesting against plans to move Ga...
Wednesday - 14th March, 2018
ARMY RETURN TO VISIT MAURA, 100
100-YEAR-OLD Maura Doyle welcomed some surprise guests on her birthday – members of the Defence Fo...
Wednesday - 7th March, 2018
SNOW MORE , THANK YOU!
WICKLOW has definitely had enough snow after Storm Emma and the Beast from the East combined to batt...
Wednesday - 28th February, 2018
THE BEAST IS HERE!
WICKLOW town and district is bracing itself for blizzard-like conditions as Storm Emma and the so-ca...
Wednesday - 21st February, 2018
DEATH OF ‘BLACK WIDOW’ NEVIN, 67
CATHERINE NEVIN died in a Dublin hospital aged 67 on Monday night. She had been ill with a brain tum...
Wednesday - 14th February, 2018
FARMER’S ANGUISH AT SHEEP ATTACK
TWO dogs twice attacked a flock of sheep belonging to farmer PJ O’Dea, killing five sheep and caus...
Wednesday - 7th February, 2018
DAMNING REPORT ON SUNBEAM
HIQA is still considering cancelling the registration of the Sunbeam House Services centre in Rosann...
Wednesday - 31st January, 2018
I LIVE IN FEAR HERE IN CRINION PARK
A WIDOW has spoken of the constant fear she is living in after her home in Crinion Park in Wicklow w...
Wednesday - 24th January, 2018
TESCO SET TO DOUBLE IN SIZE
TESCO intends to revisit its plans to nearly double the size of its store in Wicklow town following ...
Wednesday - 17th January, 2018
SACRISTY IS RANSACKED
A DOOR to St Joseph’s Church in Glenealy was kicked in and a sum of money was stolen after the sac...
Wednesday - 10th January, 2018
Women’s lucky escape as tree falls on their car
TWO women had a lucky escape after stormy weather on Thursday afternoon caused a tree to topple onto...
Wednesday - 3rd January, 2018
WE HAVE HEARD NOTHING FROM AN POST
TD PAT CASEY has criticised An Post for failing to respond to local submissions over the closure of ...
Wednesday - 27th December, 2017
BUTCHER SHOP SMASHED UP AND DOUSED IN PETROL
A RATHDRUM butcher shop was broken into and extensive damage caused in the build-up to Christmas.&am...
Wednesday - 20th December, 2017
WILLIAM’S CHRISTMAS WISH ...GRANTED!
THE Christmas dreams of an eight-year-old boy with ADHD came true when his home was transformed into...
Wednesday - 13th December, 2017
HOURS TO BE CUT AT LIBRARY
A LACK of available staff means opening hours at Wicklow Library could be cut by as much as 50 per c...
Wednesday - 6th December, 2017
ST PATRICK’S SANTA DASH
Ciara and Katie Lawlor with Ellie at the Santa Dash on Wicklow’s Seafront on Saturday. The 5km eve...
Wednesday - 29th November, 2017
ARREST AFTER LARAGH FIRE
A MALE SUSPECT has been arrested and is helping Gardai with their investigation after a fire tore th...
Wednesday - 22nd November, 2017
TOWN HALL IS SET TO REOPEN
PLANS ARE AFOOT to move Wicklow Municipal District staff back into the Town Hall. The prope...
Wednesday - 15th November, 2017
RATHNEW GAA Club sent shockwaves throughout the footballing world after stunning favourites St Vince...
Wednesday - 8th November, 2017
POPPY IS HOME! RATHNEW FAMILY’S DELIGHT
BRAVE four-year-old Poppy Mernagh returned home to Rathnew on Monday after spending 16 months in Tem...
Wednesday - 1st November, 2017
WE NEED A HOME!
MEMBERS of Vartry Rowing Club are in a desperate hunt for a suitable home to safely store their fibr...
Wednesday - 25th October, 2017
PROUD OWNER’S TOUGH DECISION TO SHUT
A WICKLOW business institution has entered its final days. The owners of Delahunt’s have decided t...
Wednesday - 18th October, 2017
CAT LOSES LEG IN ‘BARBARIC’ TRAP
A CAT HAS had a leg amputated after getting it caught in an illegal ‘gin trap’, which appears to...
Wednesday - 11th October, 2017
Daddy is home from UN service!
Sergeant Alan Smyth from Glendalough being welcomed home by his his daughter LillyMae (3) last week ...
Wednesday - 4th October, 2017
HIJACK PAIR DUMP ELDERLY MAN IN LARAGH
AN ELDERLY man was dumped at the side of the road in Laragh after two men hijacked his jeep last Wed...
Wednesday - 27th September, 2017
A WHOLE LOTTO LUCK!
A MARRIED couple living in Wicklow town are still celebrating after winning €500,000 through Satur...
Wednesday - 20th September, 2017
DISGUST AT WAIT FOR DIGGING OF GRAVE
MOURNERS were left standing on the side of the road for over an hour on Friday because a grave for t...
Wednesday - 13th September, 2017
MASKED MEN ATTACK GARDA VEHICLE
ARMED raiders attacked a Garda squad car with bolt-cutters and a crowbar after they were interrupted...
Wednesday - 6th September, 2017
SCHOOL CAN NOT HAVE HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND ...even though it’s just 400m from Laragh fibre exchange
A NATIONAL school in Glendalough can’t access high-speed broadband – even though it is situated ...
Wednesday - 30th August, 2017
TOWN IN SHOCK AFTER LOSS OF CONAL
TRIBUTES have been paid to former councillor Conal Kavanagh after the shock of his sudden passing on...
Wednesday - 23rd August, 2017
DELIGHT AS SHANNON’S RING IS FOUND OUTSIDE FORGE
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Wednesday - 16th August, 2017
ABBY IS OFF TO TRALEE
REDCROSS woman Abby McKenna will be flying the flag for the county in the coming days as the Wicklow...
Wednesday - 9th August, 2017
VET FAILS AUSSIE VISA TEST DUE TO IRISH ACCENT
A WOMAN from Roundwood has been denied a skilled immigrant visa in Australia – because her oral En...
Wednesday - 2nd August, 2017
SILVER STRAND RESCUE DRAMA
A FAMILY visiting Wicklow on Saturday experienced a terrifying ordeal after a mother and two of her ...
Wednesday - 26th July, 2017
SOLAR FARM IS FACING APPEAL
RESIDENTS are expected to appeal against the granting of planning permission for a 27 hectare solar ...
Wednesday - 19th July, 2017
CLUB MAKES A WINNING DEAL
ST Patrick’s GAA Club’s long search for a new site has come to an end with the purchase of 30 ac...
Wednesday - 12th July, 2017
Oil spill triggers harbour swim ban
A BATHING prohibition notice was in place at Wicklow Harbour for over 24 hours after high levels of ...
Wednesday - 5th July, 2017
New call for help tracking Barry
APPEALS for information over the disappearance of Barry Corcoran have been renewed two years after h...
Wednesday - 28th June, 2017
WICKLOW’S NEW ROSE!
New Wicklow Rose Abby McKenna with the other competitors at the Rose selection night at the Arklow B...
Wednesday - 21st June, 2017
MARTIN FAMILY HIT €250K TARGET
THE Martin family announced on Monday that they have reached their fundraising target of €250,000....
Wednesday - 14th June, 2017
MYSTERY surrounds the identity of human remains which have been found at five separate sites in the ...
Wednesday - 7th June, 2017
‘DONUTS’ DRIVER FLED AFTER BRITTAS CRASH
A STOLEN Nissan car which was observed doing ‘donuts’ in the Brittas Bay and Magheramore areas c...
Wednesday - 31st May, 2017
TRAINING CENTRE TO OPEN IN MARINE HOUSE
A NEW STATE- OF-THE-ART training centre for culinary, hospitality and associated skills is to open n...
Wednesday - 24th May, 2017
ASHFORD HOME STILL BREAKS RULES
ROSANNA Gardens residential centre has been criticised by the Health Information and Quality Authori...
Wednesday - 17th May, 2017
EX-PRIEST GETS 8 MORE YEARS IN PRISON FOR RAPING BOY
A FORMER PRIEST who raped a child he had paid to do his gardening has received an eight-year prison ...
Wednesday - 10th May, 2017
19 GORSE FIRES IN JUST ONE WEEK
AREAS surrounding Wicklow town have been ravaged by gorse fires in the past week, many of which Wick...
Wednesday - 3rd May, 2017
THERE was outrage in Rathnew this week after it was discovered that vandals had smeared dog excremen...
Wednesday - 26th April, 2017
€10,000 to boost tourism at Black Castle
WICKLOW Tidy Towns Group has been allocated €10,000 to help highlight Black Castle, right, as a to...
Wednesday - 19th April, 2017
BEEHIVE PLAN IS IN JEOPARDY
LAST month, Wicklow County Council granted permission for an extension and alterations to the Beehiv...
Wednesday - 12th April, 2017
Families seeking full inquiry into Sunbeam House
FAMILIES of clients in the care of Sunbeam House Services are calling for a full independent inquiry...
Wednesday - 5th April, 2017
‘FOUL STENCH DROVE US OUT OF OUR HOME’
A COUPLE SAY they had to leave their home because of foul odours coming from Ballynagran Landfill.&a...
Wednesday - 29th March, 2017
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BIRTHDAY BOUQUET ... INSTEAD IT WAS FLOWERS ON ANNE’S GRAVE
ANNE Shortall’s family spoke of the impact her death has had on their lives at the Central Crimina...
Wednesday - 22nd March, 2017
METERS VANDAL ‘HAS A GRUDGE’
FIVE MORE parking machines have been vandalised this week in Wicklow town, meaning 27 have been dama...
Wednesday - 15th March, 2017
Man who used knife to rob bookies is sentenced
A MAN WHO produced a knife while robbing Boyle Sports in Wicklow has been given a twoyear suspended ...
Wednesday - 8th March, 2017
MURDER TRIAL TO BEGIN THIS WEEK
A WICKLOW man will go on trial today, Wednesday, charged with the murder of Anne Shortall. ...
Wednesday - 1st March, 2017
WE’LL PUT CROSS BACK UP IN CHURCH GROUNDS
IT HAD BEEN missing for around 50 years – and even a team with specialised equipment couldn’t fi...
Wednesday - 22nd February, 2017
‘RACIST ABUSE’ AT U-12 SOCCER MATCH
AN UNDER-12 football match was called off on Sunday because players from Rathnew AFC were allegedly ...
Wednesday - 15th February, 2017
A sad farewell to Bernadette and her dad Shay
A FATHER AND DAUGHTER will be reunited today ( Wednesday, February 15) when the ashes of Bernadette,...
Wednesday - 8th February, 2017
Jewellery thieves in dramatic car chase
A HIGH-SPEED car chase ended on Friday night with gardaí arresting a youth and uncovering a...
Wednesday - 1st February, 2017
BIZARRE ATTACK ON TOWN PARKING METERS
GARDAI are following a definite line of inquiry as part of investigations into an attack on 13 parki...
Wednesday - 25th January, 2017
WE NEED OUR POST OFFICE!
TWO-HUNDRED protesters demonstrated outside Glendalough Post Office in Laragh on Saturday as they de...
Wednesday - 18th January, 2017
Mount Usher at Young Scientist
Donovan Webb from East Glendalough School in Wicklow at the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibitio...
Wednesday - 11th January, 2017
BRENDAN O’CONNOR’S PASSING SHOCKS TOWN
WICKLOW town and surrounding areas remain in shock after the death of Brendan O’Connor of Marine H...
Wednesday - 4th January, 2017
Plans for 369 new homes in Rathnew
PLANNING is being sought for 369 housing units in Rathnew near to Tinakilly House. The appl...
Wednesday - 28th December, 2016
SEARCH FOR MISSING MAN TO RESUME
THE RNLI, Coast Guard and gardaí will resume the search for a missing Wicklow town man this...
Wednesday - 21st December, 2016
SANTA’SON HISWAY... ANDHENEEDS AFAVOUR
A MAJOR operation has swung into action across County Wicklow in anticipation of the arrival of a fa...
Wednesday - 14th December, 2016
ANGER AT DIRECTIVE TO ALLOW TURBINES NEAR HOMES
THE Minister for Communications, Climate Change and the Environment has issued a directive objecting...
Wednesday - 7th December, 2016
‘NO’ TO VARTRY WATER PLANT
LOCALS IN ASHFORD have vowed to fight tooth and nail to stop a new water treatment plant being devel...
Wednesday - 30th November, 2016
THIEVES TARGET BRITTAS STABLES
BONAGREW STABLES at Brittas Bay was broken last week and a double horse box, a quad bike, a power wa...
Wednesday - 23rd November, 2016
DUMP RULES ‘BROKEN’
WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL stands accused of breaching its own planning regulations by allowing Ballynag...
Wednesday - 16th November, 2016
MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER OF 4 CHILDREN
A MAN HAS BEEN charged with attempting to murder four children at a house in Blainroe on Friday, Jun...
Wednesday - 9th November, 2016
Wicklow town’s Josh van der Flier embraces Conor Murray at the final whistle as Ireland defeated t...
Wednesday - 2nd November, 2016
VILLAGE MOURNS PASSING OF ANTO
THE COMMUNITY of Rathnew and further afield paid their final respects to the late Anthony ‘Anto’...
Wednesday - 26th October, 2016
HOSPICE NEEDS EXTRA MILLION
THE Wicklow Hospice Foundation needs to raise an additional €1 million before work on a new 15-bed...
Wednesday - 19th October, 2016
SCHOOL IS IN THE MONEY AFTER WINNING €10,000
WILD celebrations took place at Moneystown National School last Friday after pupils entered a radio ...
Wednesday - 12th October, 2016
WE’LL GET BRIDGET BACK ON THE ROAD!
A GLENEALY WOMAN who had to have both her legs amputated is looking to regain some of her independen...
Wednesday - 5th October, 2016
Murder victim was well known in Wicklow
THE victim of a fatal attack on the Dublin/Wicklow border was well known in the western part of the ...
Wednesday - 28th September, 2016
MINDLESS ACT OF VANDALISM
WIDESPREAD disgust has been expressed after two pitches belonging to Roundwood AFC were badly damage...
Wednesday - 21st September, 2016
RESCUE DRAMA ON THE QUAYS
ONLY the alertness of an eagle-eyed fisherman tending to his boat prevented a fatality on Sunday mor...
Wednesday - 14th September, 2016
SPEEDING CAR ON M11 HAD BAGS OF DRUGS BENEATH SEAT
A MAN IN his late forties is due before the courts next week after €60,000 worth of cannabis was f...
Wednesday - 7th September, 2016
FOUR TIMES TWO!
THERE WILL BE plenty of double takes in Glebe National School after no less than four sets of twins ...
Wednesday - 31st August, 2016
ARSON BLAMED FOR FIRE ON MAIN STREET
A FIRE WHICH TORE through an abandoned building in Fitzwilliam Square on Wicklow’s Main Street dur...
Wednesday - 24th August, 2016
Ruby O’Shea and Alannah Hawes having a great time at the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp in Rath...
Wednesday - 17th August, 2016
Garda Niamh zooms in on cam’s owner
SOME expert investigation work carried out by a Wicklow town garda has reunited a French tourist wit...
Wednesday - 10th August, 2016
‘HUGE’ TOURISM BOOST
IF MARKETED properly, the extension of Wicklow Mountains National Park by a further 2,000 hectares c...
Wednesday - 3rd August, 2016
M11 SEES BEEHIVE FIGHTING TO KEEP TRADING
BUSINESSES that used to operate on the old N11 say trade has taken a major hit ever since the openin...
Wednesday - 27th July, 2016
SWORD ATTACK ON TWO HORSES
TWO horses received horrendous injuries in Ashford after they were attacked with a sword or machete ...
Wednesday - 20th July, 2016
SAD DEATH OF BOY ( 13)
A TEENAGE boy camping in north Wicklow died on Saturday morning following a car accident near Annamo...
Wednesday - 13th July, 2016
TRI AT THE HARBOUR
Eithne Walsh, Monina Mooney, Joan Morton and Declan Marnane at the Harbourman Wicklow Triathlon in W...
Wednesday - 6th July, 2016
‘WE ARE SICK OF SEWAGE PLANT STENCH’
...THAT’S HOW residents of Urban Villas in Wicklow town are feeling about the constant foul smells...
Wednesday - 29th June, 2016
YOU CAN’T GET ON THE 133
A RATHNEW MAN says his independence has been reduced as he was refused entry onto a public bus and t...
Wednesday - 22nd June, 2016
SAILFEST BRINGS AN EXPLOSION IN TRADE
AT LEAST €1M was pumped into the local economy at the weekend as thousands descended on Wicklow fo...
Wednesday - 15th June, 2016
CANCER CAUSING ASBESTOS USED ON BUILDING SITES
EIGHTEEN building sites in County Wicklow have been using stone containing the cancer-causing minera...
Wednesday - 8th June, 2016
Ginnelly visits Wicklow to see his play performed
Playwright Michael J Ginnelly was in Wicklow over the weekend to see Wicklow Drama Group’s product...
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