Tuesday 18 June 2019

Gorey and district community noticeboard

Sara Gahan

Gorey Active Retirement - Gorey Active Retirement would like to wish all of their members a happy 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.

Gorey Active Retirement activities will reopen 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 before 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. New members welcome.

André Rieu screening

A screening of André Rieu New Year's Concert from Sydney will take place at Movies@Gorey on Saturday, January 5, at 7 p.m.

The King of Waltz will bring to millions of fans across the world his New Year's concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia.

The first full production from leading event cinema distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment, André Rieu will present a festive concert like never before, recorded live in Sydney's iconic Town Hall.

Enjoy backstage access, interviews with André and his special guests, musical favourites and much, much more, exclusive to cinema. The evening will be hosted by ITV's Charlotte Hawkins.


The next Gorey Whist will take place on January 8. They would like to wish everyone a happy New Year and thank them for their support during the year.

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.

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.

Auditions for musical

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.

Auditions are open to all from transition year upwards, all welcome to attend.

The production will take to the stage in April.

Panto time in Gorey Theatre

Gorey Little Theatre present Aladdin for this year's panto!

The performances will take place on Friday, January 11, until Saturday, January 19.

The matinees will take place on Saturday, January 12, and Sunday, January 13, at 3 p.m. while all other performances will be 8 p.m. nightly.

There will be no performance on Sunday night as bingo take place at 8.30 p.m.

The tickets can be purchased online from or call the Theatre on 053 94 21474.

Theatre in Carnew

Colaiste Bhride Carnew are 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.

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 details on the Digital Learning Club call 087 6254553.

Jive dance class lessons

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, so all are welcome to take part no matter what your fitness level or experience.

No experience necessary and beginners are always welcome. No partner needed. The class is pay as you go.

For more information on the jive dance class lessons, 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 to attend the Chess Club.

Please ask for Seamus on arrival.

Courtown RNLI shop

The Courtown RNLI Lifeboat shop on north Pier in Courtown Harbour will be closed for the month of January and February, but will reopen on March 17.

They would like to take this opportunity to wish all a happy New Year and thank everyone for the continued support throughout the year, it has been a great success.

Gorey Guardian