Thursday, 23 July 2020

Is Wexford ready for Open Food Network?

Over the last 4 months people from different co-ops, CSAs (Community-supported Agriculture) and Transition Towns have been making progress with the setting up the Open Food Network in Ireland. OFN is a virtual market platform for local producers, farmers, CSAs, food coops, markets and communities.

There is strong interest in Wexford town in the concept of food networks which bring local/regional producers of organic and chemical-free produce together with local communities. Redmond Park is presently under consideration as a potential location for a once-weekly meeting point.

Open Food Network is a community-owned software platform for selling food. It can be either a shopfront for individual enterprises or a community hub of farmers and other local producers working together. OFN is currently operating in 9 countries, with 1000’s of local producers using it to reach markets to sell their products and support their local food economies in these difficult times.

On Wednesday 29th July 2020 I 20.00 - 21.30 there is a webinar to introduce the platform. This free webinar will be held on Zoom. Places are limited, to register send an email to

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Summer in the Park

We have just endured a couple of months of lockdown. And, just like that, we are up to mid-Summer. With the easing of restrictions, people are a bit easier about getting out and about. One can almost feel the ambient tension levels falling away as communities fling open front doors and venture forth again onto the streets. We are, after all, social creatures at heart. Good social interaction makes for good communities. It's time to get out and meet the neighbours. It's time to visit your local park!

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Go mbaineann sibh taitneamh as Lá Fhéile Phádraig. If you are planning a trip to Redmond Park, you should note that the play-ground is officially closed. As it is not roped off it is still possible to access the playground. Probably no harm to have hand sanitiser to hand. And please don't let the notice put you off strolling around the park. Pandemic or no, we still need exercise.

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)