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Concern about Grid Link Proposal through Local Area

Concern about Proposed High Tension Electricity Grid through Shillelagh, Tombrean, Donishall, Kilrush and other areas

Millrace Hotel, Bunclody

1pm – 8pm

Friday 20th September

Further Details: www.eirgridprojects.com/projects/gridlink/overview/

The Grid Link Project is an estimated €500 million investment in the national electricity grid linking Leinster and Munster. The project consists of a new high voltage overhead power line linking Knockraha in Co. Cork to Great Island in Co. Wexford to Dunstown, near Kilcullen, in Co. Kildare ensuring a reliable and high quality electricity supply for homes, farms and businesses in the south and east region for the future.

There has been a process already in place for a long time and 4 possible routes for the Grid have been identified. One of these curves in a semicircle from Shillelagh through Tombrean, Donishall, Kilrush as it heads for South Wexford.

EirGrid are holding an open day in Millrace Hotel, Bunclody from 1pm – 8pm on Friday 20th September. This is an important part of their consultation process to “identify a least constrained corridor”. According to EirGrid already during the second round of consultation, 278 stakeholders made submissions to the Grid Link Project team. These submissions were made by phone, email, post and at the Grid Link Information Centres, open days and briefings.

Eirgrid have (on their website and elsewhere) put forward an enormous amount of information claiming that:

a) the project is necessary
b) the overhead grid lines pose absolutely no health risk
c) EirGrid has only got the best interests of the people in mind and
d) they want feedback from everyone involved or affected.

As this project may go ahead in our area, please visit Bunclody on Friday, ask loads of questions and form your own opinion. A number of us are very concerned about what is being proposed.

Jim Martin 086 2471912
Brian Buttle 087 2996817
Susan Martin 086 8869090

Féile Le Chéile 2013 – Day by Day

SUNDAY 21st July

9pm Table Quiz Night 1 in the Schoolhouse Bar

MONDAY 22nd July

7pm An Introduction to Coder Dojo in the Activity Centre

TUESDAY 23rd July

Flower display from 12pm in Church

9pm Table Quiz Night 2 in Schoolhouse Bar


Flower show in Church

4pm – 8pm Art Le Chéile – Outdoors weather permitting

THURSDAY 25th July 

Flower show in church

12pm – 6pm Art Le Chéile – Outdoors weather permitting

9pm Table Quiz Night 3 in Schoolhouse Bar

FRIDAY 26th July

Flower show in church

7pm Grand Opening of Le Chéile Park

SATURDAY 27th July

11am Labyrinth Walk

7pm Car Treasure Hunt from Car Park

9pm Traditional Music in SchoolHouse Bar

SUNDAY 28th July

1.30pm Walk to Sliabh Bhuí for mass

3pm Mass on Sliabh Bhuí

9pm Table Quiz Final in Schoolhouse Bar

For more information on any events contact us here or watch for updates on this website or on our facebook site.

Kilrush Drama Group present ‘Our Town’ by Thornton Wilder.

Kilrush DG present Our Town by Thornton Wilder in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Friday 19th and Sunday 21st April at 8p.m. each night before they head off for their All Ireland performance on Tuesday 23rd April. Tickets available at the door. €10 admission or €5 for students.

Synopsis of the Play:

Set at the turn of the 20th century, the play reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, U.S.A. The play focuses particularly on the lives of George Gibbs, a doctor’s son, and Emily Webb, the daughter of a newspaper editor. Act I takes place in 1901 and depicts a typical day in the town. Act II, which takes place in 1904, shows the wedding of George Gibbs and Emily Webb. Act II, which takes place in 1913, depicts the interaction between Grover’s Corners dead townspeople and the living ones.

In Our Town, Thornton Wilder set out to bring realism, and to celebrate the innocent, simple and religious. Yet he tried to endow individual experience with cosmic significance. Our Town is both an affectionate portrait of American Life and ‘an attempt to find a value above all price for the smallest events in our daily life’. The play has become a classic of the American Theatre. 




Bridge Drama present Out of Order


Bridge Drama will perform their hilarious production of Ray Cooney’s farce, ‘Out of Order’ in St. Brigid’s Hall, Carnew on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April at 8pm.

Proceeds from the performances will go towards the St. Brigid’s Hall Redevelopment & the Hope Foundation in Enniscorthy. A fun & laughter filled night of entertainment not to be missed.

Bridge Drama photo

Organised walk Askamore Looped Walk Sunday 10th June

As part of Sports Active Wexford and Wexford County Council’s Walk on Wexford Spring series, there will be an organised walk in Askamore on Sunday 10th June at 1pm. There will be an orienteering demonstration and treasure hunt for all ages. Enjoy views of the surrounding countryside including views of the Wicklow mountains. Meet at 1pm in car park. Distance: 6Km – 16Km Time: 2hrs 30mins – 3hrs More information from Paddy Byrne. Walk on Wexford series

Map in Church car park of 3 local looped walks