Saturday 21 October 2017

Ooh la la!



WEXFORD'S Sheila Grace dance company set Disneyland in Paris alight, competing successfully at the 'International Dance and Performing Arts Championships' near Paris.

The hip-hop specialists from St. Joseph's community centre in Bishopswater returned with prizes as the Sirius crew finished second in their event and the Rockets took a magnificent first prize.

All told, more than 50 travelled over land and sea in the Sheila Grace bus from Wexford to France.

The party included 27 young performers, coached by Tara O'Brien and Kelly-Jane Power.

Extra sessions on the dance floor paid off as they competed successfully with groups from as far away as Russia, Canada and the UK.

Afterwards Tara O'Brien thanked everyone who sponsored the five days adventure on the Continent and also pointed to the exploits of dancers who took to the stage in individual competitions.

Alan Kitrell was highly commended for his performance in one of the adult classes, while Sienna Moran and youngest of all Toby Walsh received participant medals.

Night at the dogs 

5 GREYHOUND RACE NIGHT CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER. The annual Enniscorthy Christmas fundraising night at the dogs takes place this Thursday, September 21, at Enniscorthy Greyhound Track. Gates open at 7 p.m and the first race is at 8 p.m. The event is being organised by Enniscorthy and District Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Enniscorthy Business Association. All money raised on the night will go towards the Christmas festival events and will ensure that Enniscorthy at Christmas is magical for...

Song project in Kilmuckridge 

5 LOCAL SONG PROJECT: Traditional singer Aileen Lambert will facilitate a new project focusing on exploring local songs and unaccompanied traditional singing in Kilmuckridge. Starting this Wednesday, September 13 from 7.30 p.m. in Bridie Hammel's Pub this project will take place over the course of a number of weeks. Local songs such as the Tinneaberna Fisherman will be researched and performed as part of the project and at the end a booklet will be produced along with videos featuring local songs and local singers. For more...

Antiques fair in Wells House 

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