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Ballyoughter Christmas Concert

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 Ballyoughter, situated in a Rural Village, in North Wexford The Ballyoughter Christmas Concert is on December 14th in Sacred Heart Church Ballyoughter.  It promises to be a great nights entertainment with the renowned island of Ireland peace choir directed by Dr. Phil Brennan, Local Sopranos Caroline Doyle from Gorey & Laura Carroll from Ballycanew.  Gorey Ukes and the Ballyoughter School Choir. Tickets can be purchased from the school or on the door on the nights.  Adults €10 and Children €5.  Refreshments will be served.

Santa Arrives in Ballycanew

Santa and Jack Frost in Ballycanew Village

Santa arrived in North Wexford in the rural village of Ballycanew yesterday at 7pm, where he was met by Jack Frost who was entertaining the crowd prior to his visit.  Santa turned on the large 30ft Christmas tree in the village with the help of Mr. Furney who is one of the villages oldest residents.  208 children got to visit with Santa last night, and they all received a selection box on the night.  A great turnout in the village yet again this year, and credit to our local lights committee who organised the entire evening.

Christmas Bazaar Ballycanew

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Don’t forget everyone our Christmas Bazaar is taking place DECEMBER 9TH 3-5pm. We have lots and lots of wonderful stalls in Ballycanew National School, North Wexford.

Ballycanew Village is Situated 7km North of Wexford
The East Wing will have their own stall with lots of items suiting everyone from babies to teenagers. Make sure to drop by and try to support as all monies raised will go directly to the East Wing.

Mr O Connor and our school choir are looking forward to performing some lovely songs for you on the night, they are always wonderful and we cannot wait to hear them.

We have some fantastic sponsors this year who have donated fantastic prizes. Keep an eye out on our page as they will be announced in the coming days.

Discover our Rural village display of Crafts and enjoy the welcome on the day

Santa arrives on the 9th in Ballycanew

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Santa and Mrs Claus arriving in Ballycanew

Santa and Mrs Claus will be arriving in Ballycanew on the 9th December, around 7pm.   Santa has informed the page that, he will be parking the Reindeer up at Smyths cross, and transferring onward to the village.  The Reindeer will be tired from their long journey and are delighted to park up at Deveraux’s farm, where they are usually left out some food and hay.

Santa, is delighted to be returning to the village and is looking forward to meeting all the boys and girls in the area, to make sure that they have sent in their Christmas list.

The Big Switch On

Christmas, Ballycanew, Gorey, The big switch on

The Big Switch on Takes place on Saturday 1st December at 4pm.

The Annual Switch on takes place on Saturday, where the village of Ballycanew lights up and our center piece Christmas trees will light up the village again.  The lights are thanks to a great bunch of people who over the years have added to the display of lights in the village.  This year our 30ft Christmas tree is back in the center of the village, and this year the The local Lights Committee have added a display at the Village Gate, which will really show of the best of the village.  The Christmas lights Committee receives no funding, and is run thanks to all of you who support the Split the Pot draw on a weekly basis.

The Christmas lights display is a credit to the rural village in North Wexford, and is enjoyed by many passing people on their journey home

Have you completed our History Trail


The first ever caricature history trail map in county Wexford has been created by the Ballycanew/Ballyoughter Community Development Association.

The ‘Ballycanew History Trail Map’ brochure was launched last week by the association to help ensure the viability of historic features such as Ballymore House, Oulart Hill and the 1798 Centre in Enniscorthy.

The map is centred in Ballycanew, but directs people out of the village towards historic places around the district. The map has been numbered one to 14 to correspond to signs that have been placed around Ballycanew and surrounding areas in North Wexford.

‘We wanted to support Rural villages who put in a lot of effort into history, but do not get any recognition for it,’

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The map and brochure includes historical information about Ballycanew, dating back to 1247 when the first reordered mention of Ballycanew was given to Theodore De Neville.

They have received great feedback, especially from Tourism Ireland and local businesses. The leaflets will be available at Market House design and in Ballycanew village.

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