Skerries

Local Tourism Is On The Up

Local TD Alan Farrell (FG), is encouraged by the continued growth of tourism in the first quarter of 2015, which he said will provide a boost to the local economy. “I am delighted by recent figures released by the CSO which show that the number of overseas visitors is continuing…


Skerries Set For 10th Anniversary Of Rás Finale

For the tenth year in a row, the seaside town of Skerries, will host the final stage of the famous Rás race, which will finish on Sunday, 24th May. With less than three weeks to go, the excitement is already building for the event, which will come to its conclusion…


Skerries Student ‘Snaps Up’ Award At Enterprise Finals

A local student entrepreneur has won a major prize at the Student Enterprise Awards National Finals which took place at Croke Park, claiming second place in the Intermediate Category. Ryan Corneille (age 15) from Skerries Community College, impressed the judges with his business: ‘Book Snaps’, a book and organisational copy…


Skerries RNLI Saves Man From Drowning

Skerries RNLI volunteers saved a man from drowning last Wednesday afternoon as they were responding to an emergency call on their pagers. Skerries RNLI volunteer crew, Stephen Crowley was giving one of his fellow volunteers, helm David Knight a lift ashore from his own boat shortly after 5pm on Wednesday…


Positive News For Our Local Beaches Overall

Last week’s report from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the quality of bathing water around Ireland, has highlighted significant progress in the standard of our bathing water, here in the North County. Seven local beaches were tested under the strict new EPA regulation, with six of them passing the…


Traditional Music Weekend In Skerries

This year the 14th Skerries Traditional Music Weekend will take place from 15th – 17th of May in the seaside town of Skerries. Skerries will play host to a weekend packed with music, song and dance where leading artists will travel to Skerries and join with locals and visitors in…


‘Battle of Ashbourne’ Talk In Skerries

Frank Wherithy, grandson of the Sinn Fein Judge Thomas Hand, shot and killed by the Black and Tans in December 1920, and who gives his name to Thomas Hand Street in his home town of Skerries, delivered a most informative talk on the Battle of Ashbourne, which took place on…


Skerries Band Continues Irish Tour

Local band Grace Wilde, based in Skerries are continuing their tour across Ireland, following the release of their debut EP earlier this month. The band is fronted by charismatic singer songwriter Audrey Fay and guitarist Enda Duffy. Their debut EP ‘Bring me to my knees’ was released on April 13th…