It’s almost the new year and that means only one thing…
Here at Wexford Weekly, it’s time to look back on our stats from the previous year and share our top 10 most read articles from 2022.
Number 10: Cuckoo and Her 14 Grandchildren
Wexford grandmother Cuckoo and her 14 grandchildren appeared on the Late Late Toy Show in December. They won the hearts of the nation and we shared this positive news story. Some people stated that their performance was the highlight of the Toy Show. This short article which included an embedded video of the performance was read by close to 7,000 people.
Number 9: Met Eireann’s Snow Prediction
Last January, Met Eireann issued a warning to Wexford motorists. Frost and ice was expected to form overnight in some areas with lows of -1C. Met Éireann urged caution to all motorists. Thankfully, the warning was not as bad as expected.
Number 8: Interview: New Panel Member with Darragh Egan
One of our columnists, Darragh Sinnott, interviewed a new panel member of the Wexford Senior Hurling panel. He interviewed Glynn-Barntown’s Darragh Carley. Carley spoke about his love of hurling, his introduction into the panel, and how older players were helping him. It was a refreshing insight into life around the panel.
Number 7: Benchwarmers Apologise to Jacob
Sports news publisher, Benchwarmers, were forced to apologise to Wexford woman Ursula Jacob. Many people argued that they were a catalyst behind the abuse that she suffered on RTE over the sound of her voice. Jacob released a statement on her Twitter account regarding the abuse, and then Benchwarmers issued an apology.
Number 6: Wexford Town – Best Guinness
The Guinness Guru travelled to Wexford town. He tested out some of the finest pints across the town and then rated them in a video. We shared the video to our followers, asking our followers about their opinions. It’s safe to say that it gained a little bit of attention. According to the ‘Guru’, The Pike Bar and Culletons are the best places in Wexford town to get a nice creamy pint.
Number 5: A Yellow Card?
Somehow, a GAA player in Wexford only received a yellow card for this incident. A video of the incident then surfaced, was shared widely across social media, and many couldn’t believe that the player only received a yellow card for it. It was during a time when GAA referees were in the spotlight across the media.
Number 4: The Wexford Rose
We were one of the first local publishers to reveal the Wexford Rose for 2022. After a lay-off, there was a significant interest in the Rose of Tralee in 2022. Wexford were represented by Joy Quigley at the Rose of Tralee Festival. Although she did not win, she certainly made us proud.
Number 3: Top 10 Guinness in Wexford
After the Guinness Guru came to Wexford Town and sampled the pints there, we decided to run a poll across all of Wexford to find the best Guinness around. It gained significant interest and we then compiled a list of the best 10 places to get a pint of Guinness in all of Wexford. It was read by 16,000 people on our site and it’s still counting.
Number 2: Hollywood in Wexford
The beauty of writing on a site like this is that you’ll never really know you could be writing about. That was certainly the case here. We broke the news that Hollywood actor, Channing Tatum, had arrived in Wexford and he was pictured in Well’s House with the Meerkats.
Number 1: Freeman’s of Oylegate
The staff at Freeman’s of Oylegate were plauded after they removed Gemma O’Doherty from their property. A video was shared onto social media which spread like wild-fire. The video has since been removed from various platforms, but the story surrounding the video can be read here.
We hope you enjoyed reading our articles over the last year. Thank you for your support and we hope that you have a Happy New Year.
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