Monday, 9 July 2018

Talking History

“Talking History” is an initiative of Wexford County Council Public Library Service, in partnership with the Wexford Borough District, launched in April of this year. The project is all part of Redmond 100, celebrating the legacy of John E. Redmond and his family. You will find "Talking History" plaques at three sites of historical importance: Redmond Square, Redmond Park and the site of John E. Redmond’s interred remains at St. Johns Graveyard. Scan the code on each plaque with your smart phone and feel history come to life as you are brought back in time. Broadcaster Anne Doyle narrates the story of the monument in Redmond Square. The script for this site was originated by historian Monica Crofton. The playwright Billy Roche gives voice to Major Willie Redmond, brother of John, at his bust in Redmond Park. Wexford-born actor, Gary Lydon, tells the story of John E. Redmond at his burial site in St. John’s Graveyard at Johns St. Wexford. This was also scripted by Mr Billy Roche.

Another Successful Picnic

The Love Redmond Park group recently held its annual Picnic in the Park. The park was a riot of colour and laughter as families made the most of the glorious weather. With primary schools having closed a couple of days previously for the Summer holidays the children just couldn’t wait to see each other again!

Friday, 29 June 2018

Sunshine guaranteed for Picnic in the Park!

Love Redmond Park holds its annual Picnic in the Park on Sun, July 1 (2-5pm). This year the group has decided to celebrate the end of the school year by having the event at the start of Summer rather than the end as has been the case in the past.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

In June 1917 Major Willie Redmond took a bullet at the Battle of Messines in Belgium. He dies from his injuries. The following year his brother John Edward Redmond MP died.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

We are absolutely delighted that Wexford County Council has just announced work will begin on Redmond Park in September 2018.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Time for one last Summer Hurrah at Picnic in the Park!

The annual Picnic in the Park at Redmond Park scheduled for Sun, Sept 3 has been postponed due to the wet conditions. The event, organised by Love Redmond Park, will be rescheduled for a later date.

Redmond 100

This year marks 100 years since the Battle of Messines and the death in that battle of Major Willie Redmond. A number of events have taken place in Wexford looking at the life, times and legacy of Willie and at the political contribution of the Redmond family generally. These included an ecumenical ceremony of remembrance and wreath-laying at Redmond Park on June 11 to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Major William Redmond MP. This was attended by descendants of the man himself. There was also a Major Willie Redmond exhibition along with a very well attended commemorative lecture by Jarlath Glynn at Wexford Library earlier the same week.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Autumn in the Park

I Shall Not Pass This Way Again
Through this toilsome world, alas,
Once and only once I pass,
If a good deed I may do,
If a kindness I may show
To a suffering fellow man,
Let me do it while I can,
No delay for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again.
Stephen Grellet (1773-1855)

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Open-Gate Policy

Any regular visitor to Redmond Park will have noticed that the gates are now open around the clock. The decision to go with the open-all-hours policy was taken last month by the Council. We expressed our strongest reservations at the decision.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Picnic brings carnival atmosphere to Redmond Park

Love Redmond Park hosted its annual Picnic in the Park Last Sunday. The event had been re-scheduled from its original date due to adverse weather.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Picnic ... Take 2!

If at first you don't succeed, put your faith in the Child of Prague! The weather got in the way of our initial effort to put on our annual Picnic in the Park. We are happy to report that, following ostentatious scenes of unseemly and obsequious beseeching at the altars of the Sun Gods, backhanders to pliable weather forecasters, even intercessions to a wax-coated Infant Jesus of Prague statue, Picnic in the Park goes ahead this Sunday.

While the forecast for the afternoon to be dry it is worth remembering that we are now into the 'season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'. Bring coats and ground-sheets / camping chairs.

Picnickers can look forward to a lively mix of entertainment including a fabulous puppet show, a children’s arts zone, obstacles races, football skills, live music, hoola-hooping, face-painting, hair-braiding and much more.

The organisers encourage everyone to bring a picnic basket and a rug or camping seats. Civil Defence will be on hand to deal with any minor emergencies.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Picnic in the Park Postponed Due to Inclement Weather

Our annual Picnic in the Park has been put back to Sunday, Sept 4. The weather today was not conducive to outdoor picnicking!