Sunday 24 February 2019

Gorey and district community noticeboard

Sara Gahan

Active Retired: Gorey Active Retired would like to wish their members a happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Gorey Active Retirement meet every Friday in the Loch Garman Arms, from 11 a.m.

The AGM will take place on Tuesday, January 29, at 2.30 p.m. and the committee members are calling out for new people to join. Without new members, Gorey Active Retirement will eventually struggle to provide the range of activities and events they currently enjoy. As committee members get older the Committee needs an influx of younger members to help and support the work. In most cases support of about 1-2 hours a week would be a great help.

Christmas Closures are as follows: Monday bowls reopens on January 7; Tuesday Go for Life reopens January 8; Tuesday Darts reopens January 8; Wednesday walking in Courtown Woods reopens January 2; Art Class reopens January 10; Coffee Morning in Loch Garman Arms reopens January 4.

Bunscoil Loreto

Parents/Guardian who wish to enrol children in Junior Infants are required to call to the school office during the enrolment period from January 7, until 3 p.m. on January 31 to collect an enrolment pack.

This pack consists of an application form, a copy of the school's Code of Behaviour and the School's Ethos Statement. The Anti Bullying Policy may be viewed on the school website.

The formal application requires the parent/guardian to complete and present an 'Admission and Participation Form' accompanied by an original birth/adoption certificate, two passport sized photographs and current utility bill as proof of address to the school between January 7, and at 3 p.m. in January 31.

Further information can be obtained from the school office on 053 94 21827.

ICA meeting

Gorey ICA meeting will take place on Tuesday, January 8, in the Loch Garman Arms, at 8 p.m.


The next Gorey Whist will take place on January 8. They would like to wish everyone a happy Christmas and thank you for all the support throughout the year.

Thank you for donations

Lynn Flaherty, who organised the Children's Christmas Fair in aid of LauraLynn, would like to thank the children and families who donated items and to the local businesses who provided prizes for the raffle.

Also, to the Amber Springs for supporting the event, and a special thanks for Conor Moore from Sound Out Rhythm, John from Myles Doyle and Cantabile Choir.

They raised €2,000 for LauraLynn and the remaining clothes and toys were collected by St Vincent de Paul.

Exhibition on Afghan

The Rural and other sides of Afghanistan exhibition will take place in Gorey Library for the month of December.

It is an exhibition of photographs and Afghan memorabilia, resulting from the work of SAFE (Support for Afghan Further Eduction).

Coffee day

A free Community Coffee Morning will take place every Friday in Gorey Christian Assembly, Ramsgate Village, from 10 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.

All are welcome.

Art Collective

Gorey Art Collective have studio space available to rent in Trillium House, St Michael's Place, Gorey.

The aim of the collective is to facilitate the encounter of artists living in the town of Gorey and its surroundings, to promote the exchange of ideas and collaboration of local artists.

For further information contact or call 085 8186426.

Theatre in Carnew

Colaiste Bhride Carnew is delighted to announce that Mikel Murfi will perform his new play 'I Hear You and Rejoice' in St Brigid's Hall Carnew on Thursday, January 31, for one night only.

The play is a sequel to his previous one titled 'The Man in the Woman's Shoes'.

Tickets are €16 each and will include a cheese and wine reception.

They can be booked by calling 086 8500607 or calling into the school reception.

Gorey Musical Auditions

Gorey Musical Society auditions for next year's production of Calamity Jane will take place on Monday, January 7, in the Loch Garman Arms, at 8 p.m.

From transition year upwards are all welcome to attend. For more information, contact one of the committee members.

Methodist coffee time

Coffee Time at Gorey Methodist Church takes place each Wednesday morning, from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. Everyone is invited to join for a free coffee, tea and chat.

Digital Club

The Digital Learning Club meet every Tuesday, from 2 p.m. until 3.30 p.m. in Gorey Library, and at 5.30 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Hatch Lab (beside the Amber Springs Hotel).

It is a free club where members of the public are encouraged to learn and share digital knowledge.

Members of the public are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

For more information call 087 6254553.


Ranganna Gaeilge informal conversation classes facilitated by Conradh na Gaeilge will run every Tuesday evening in Gorey Library at 7 p.m.

Sean Nós Singing group meet every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. too.

Dance class in Bunker Bar

A smooth modern jive class takes place in the Bunker Bar, every Tuesday evening from 8.30 p.m. until 10.30 p.m. This is an adult partner dance that's easy to learn and fun to do.

No experience necessary, beginners always welcome. No partner needed. Class is pay as you go.

For more information, call Fran on 085 8659221.

Chess Club

Gorey Chess Club meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Loch Garman Arms. The club caters for both casual and competitive players. Players of all standards including beginners are very welcome.

Please ask for Seamus on arrival.

Courtown RNLI shop

The Courtown shop will be closed for January and February, but will reopen on March 17.

RNLI would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and volunteers in the shop, their valued customers, to all who have supported them throughout the year.

Sue Ryder

Sue Ryder charity shop would like to wish all their customers a happy Christmas and thank for all the support throughout the year.

The shop will be closed on December 24, 25 and 26.


Gorey Parkrun 5K takes place most Saturdays in Gorey Town Park at 9.30 a.m. Admission is free, but participants are asked to register first online which you only have to do once.

For more information, visit

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill Shop, located at No 1 Main Street, Gorey, is open Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m., until 5.30 p.m. They will close for Christmas, but will reopen in the New Year.

They have a large range of clothing, furniture, books, CDs, DVDs, toys and homeware on offer at great prices. Call in store for more details.

They are also currently accepting donations for all items mentioned about. They would like to wish all a happy Christmas and New Year.

SVP shop

The St Vincent de Paul furniture shop on McDermott Street, Gorey welcomes donations of clean saleable furniture, including rugs, lamps, etc.

Contact 089 4439667 for more information.

Gorey Guardian