SIMON Collins from the Wexford branch of Birdwatch Ireland will give talks next week on identifying and feeding garden birds in advance of a bird survey in December.
The talks will be held in Gardiner Grain, Millands, Gorey, on Thursday, October 10, at 7.30 p.m. and in Gardiner Grain, Coolgreany, on Friday, October 11, at 7.30 p.m. Tea will be served. All welcome.
GOREY ICA will hold a General Meeting on Tuesday, October 8, at 8 p.m. in The Loch gCarman Arms, Gorey. The guest speaker on the night is Maureen O'Callaghan from the Trillium Centre, Gorey. All welcome.
THE Diamond Bridge Club restarted in Gorey Community School last week. Play starts every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. and a joker system is in operation. All players, whether members or newcomers, will be warmly welcomed.
A COFFEE morning and cake sale will be held on Thursday, October 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Loch gCarman Arms Hotel, Main Street, Gorey, to raise funds to customise a wheelchair for a special little girl from Gorey - Kila Mahoney.
A raffle will be held on the day with lots of great prizes donated from local shops and businesses.
CREAGH BRIDGE CLUB
CREAGH Bridge Club meets on Tuesday evenings at 7.30 p.m. in the music room of Gorey Community School. We welcome new members who can meet us there or phone 086 2553806.
A NIGHT of music, song, dance, and stories will be held in The Rock Hall to celebrate The Gathering, on Tuesday, October 8, at 8.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Tea will be served.
THE Big Tea for Independent Age will take place in The Loch gCarman Arms, Gorey, on Friday, October 4, from 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Independent Age is a charity which helps to alleviate loneliness and social isolation amongst older people on very low incomes. For further information, contact Margaret O Morchoe on 053 9421803 or Jean Day on 053 9480085. All welcome.
OUR DAY OUT
GOREY Little Theatre Group's hit August play 'Our Day Out' will return to the Theatre this Friday night, October 4, at 8.30 p.m. for one night only to raise funds for Gorey School of Art's new building project which is currently underway at the Mary Ward Lane. All support would be greatly appreciated.
This play is on the Junior Cert curriculum this year so parents and Junior Cert students might be particularly interested in attending.
Tickets are €15 for adults and €10 for students, and the adult tickets include a complimentary glass of wine upon arrival.
The event is kindly supported by Gorey Little Theatre.
THE Parents Association at Bunscoil Loreto will hold their AGM on Tuesday, October 1, at 7.30 p.m. in the school hall. All parents welcome.
NORTH Wexford's Yellow Moon Theatre Company will bring its one-act productions of 'The Dumb Waiter' and 'Tone Clusters' to Gorey Little Theatre on Wednesday, October 2, and Thursday, October 3, at 8 p.m.
Tickets for the show are available from the box office at Gorey Little Theatre.
SPRINGMOUNT Garden Centre, Ballycanew, is hosting a Coffee Morning on Thursday, October 3, from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. to raise much needed funds for the local Hospice Homecare.
You will be treated to lovely home baking and a warm welcome. Your support would be appreciated.
COLAISTE Bhríde, Carnew, is to a host a fun charity ride on Sunday, October 6, at The Gap Pub, Ballythomas, Gorey.
Parking and registration are available at the large car park and the ride will begin at 11.15 a.m. and return at 3.15 p.m. Refreshments will be served in The Gap Pub afterwards. All levels of riders are welcome on this fun day out.
The charity ride is being organised by the hardworking equine club in Coláiste Bhríde. The cost is €10 per child and €15 per adult.
For more information contact Brid on 086 8587623 or Kieran on 087 9947918.
LIAM Lawton will perform some of his hymns and songs at St. Patrick's Church, Craanford, on Thursday, October 17.
Tickets are now available. Contact Aileen 086 8469443 or Margaret 087 2334776 or Donal 087 2453187 or call to Doyle's Gala Craanford. Tickets cost €20 and are limited, so booking is essential to avoid disappointment. The concert starts at 8 p.m. sharp. This is a fundraiser for the Craanford Community Development Fund on behalf of John and Aileen Bailey.
GOREY Credit Union's Primary Schools' Quiz takes place in October. The quiz for third and fourth class takes place on Wednesday, October 9, in The Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, at 7 p.m. sharp.
The quiz for fifth and sixth class, will be held on Wednesday, October 16, in The Amber Springs Hotel, Gorey, at 7 p.m. sharp. The final for both takes place the following Wednesday.
LOCAL artists are invited to submit entries for this year's Credit Union National Art Competition. This year's theme is 'Gotta Lotta Colour', and entries can be submitted to Gorey Credit Union. Categories range from Under 7 to 18, and adults.
There is also a special category for those with physical or intellectual disabilities. Entries must be submitted before Friday, November 1, to Gorey Credit Union.
For a copy of the rules, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Gorey Credit Union 053 9488700 or Noeleen on 053 9488708.
GOREY Rangers are holding a Race Night on Friday, November 8, in Oscars, Gorey, at 9 p.m. Horses can be bought off players, mangers and committee members for just €5. Come along for a great night. Great prices on the night
GOREY Heartsafe Group's next training classes are in The Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, on Tuesday, October 15, between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.; and Thursday, October 24, between 7.30 p.m. and 10.30 p.m.
Contact Heartsafe on 087 2303870, or Lillian on 087 2722839, to book your place. The course is free.
Revalidation takes place on Wednesday, October 9, between 7.30 p.m. and 9 p.m. for people who have all ready trained in the last two years. Just turn up on the night.
CONGRATULATIONS to Gorey Active Retirement's Ladies' Bowls team for winning the Shield recently in Tullow. Remember we meet to play Bowls every Monday in The Badminton Hall, Esmonde Street at 12 noon. New members always welcome.
On October 1, there's a General Meeting in The Loch gGarman Arms at 2.30 p.m. The Guest speaker is Gerard Downey from IFS insurance. On October 10, the annual Memorial Service takes place at St. Michael's Church, Gorey, at 4 p.m. On October 27, there's an afternoon tea dance in The Loch gGarman Arms at 3 p.m. Entry is €10. Music by Tommy Carroll. This is open to non members.
The Active Retirement Raffle is now running. The top prize is 3,000. Tickets are available from committee members in The Loch gGarman Arms on Fridays. Irish Lessons: Learn a few words 'as Gaeilge' in The Loch gGarman Arms on Fridays at 11.30 a.m.
The Christmas Party/Dinner Dance takes place on December 3 in The Ashdown Park Hotel. Put your name down. The cost is €27.
Computer training: We are looking for people to train as trainers, so that they can train our members to become computer literate. This training is free. Contact any committee member, or ring George.
The Gorey Active Retired website is now www.activeirl.ie/groups/318/
ARE you feeling depressed, anxious, or finding daily life difficult? GROW is there to help.
GROW is a free service and is funded by the HSE.
Weekly support groups can be found in: Gorey Community School on Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. in Room 101; Gorey Family Resource Centre on Thursday at 10 a.m; Also in Enniscorthy and Arklow.
For more information, visit grow.ie or call Ellen on 087 2291718.
WELFARE Rights and Information Service is a free and confidential service at Gorey Family Resource Centre, supporting you to access a range of social welfare entitlements.
Crochet and Chat Group meets from 10.30 a.m. to 12 noon on Mondays. All welcome (knitting and crochet),
On Monday evenings the Men's Development Group meets from 7.30 p.m. to 8.45 p.m.
On Tuesday, there's a Personal Development Course from 10 a.m. and a Parents Support Group Drop In meets at 10 a.m.
On Wednesday, a Jobs Facilitator offering support to return to work or education and training is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The AWARE support group meets at 7.30 p.m. New members always welcome. This is for people living with depression.
The Women's Group meets 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. New members always welcome. Just come along. Knitting and Crochet Class from 7 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. On Thursdays, the GROW Positive Mental Health Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. New members always welcome. Sunshine Child Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs meets from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
The Centre is open Monday to Friday offering a range of a broad range of supports, activities and services. Why not call in and find out what we can do to support you or your family. Contact the Centre on 053 9489017 or just call in to 4 Charlotte Row, Gorey.
51 BRIDGE CLUB
AT THE 51 Bridge Club on September 18 last, Paud and Jo Ussher were first. All returning members, please note that you are required to be seated by 7.20 p.m.