Thursday 21 November 2019

Gorey & District Community Noticeboard

Courtown RNLI Shop - The Courtown RNLI shop is open on Saturdays and Sundays every week from 1pm to 5pm and all are welcome to come along to and buy Christmas gifts to save lives at sea.


Special Olympics Club Gorey Area (SOCGA) will hold its AGM on Tuesday, November 12, in Loch Garman Arms Hotel at 8 p.m.

The committee encourage all athletes, parents, guardians, carers and volunteers to attend.

Any queries please contact Roisin on 0876953811.

The search for a badminton coach continues, contact Roisin for more information.

St Aidan's AGM

St Aidan's Day Care Centre will be holding its AGM in the canteen at St Aidan's, Milland's, Gorey on Thursday, November 14 at 7 p.m.

Tea and coffee will be served afterwards.

The minutes of the 2018 AGM will be available at St. Aidan's reception from November 4.

All are welcome to attend this important meeting of St Aidan's.

Active Retirement

On November 12, Musical 42nd Street will be streamed from London's West End live to Gorey Movies. Tickets are €15, book on Fridays at Loch Garman Arms.

On July 2 next year (2020) there will be a cruise to Norwegian Fiords.

Look forward to a lovely cruise next summer, very few cabins left so book asap and price plus cruise information is in Loch Garman Arms or through Ann Ward.

Non Members are very welcome to check out our activities by dropping into Loch Garman Arms, there is some activity on most days of the week.

A new season has started so why not try out some of the weekly events on offer or even start a new one, members of the committee will help. Bowls on Monday, Darts and Go for life on Tuesday, Walk on Wednesday, Art on Thursday, Irish Class Friday.

Note all booking, payment and inquiries should be made on Fridays in Loch Garman Arms between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Orange Tie Ball

Gorey as a town has embraced Cycle Against Suicide and its events throughout the years and the Orange Tie Ball will be held once again in the Ashdown Park Hotel on Saturday, November 9.

Tickets costing €50 can now be bought online at Cycle Against Suicide or by contacting Joe Dixon on 087 3389449.

Guests from all around the country along with local supporters and volunteers of Cycle Against Suicide will be attending.

Follow the event on Facebook for further details.

Diamond bridge

Bridge has resumed in the Diamond Bridge Club and meets every Wednesday evening in St Michael's Parish Hall.

Play starts at 7.15pm sharp and new members are most welcome.

Contact Gay on 053 9480677 for further information.

Historical Society

NWHS will host an extra lecture in October and this will take place on Thursday, October 31 at 7.30 p.m. in the foyer of the civic centre.

The subject will be the Esmonde family and the speaker will be John Nangle.

November's talk is on the Irish General Bulfin who was Haig's right hand man during World War One when he refused an offer by Churchill to take charge of the RIC during the war of Independence stating that he would not order his men to fire on fellow Irishmen.

This talk is also to be held in the Methodist Church hall at 7.30 p.m. on the November 21.

December's talk is on the history of the border between the Republic and Northern Ireland and will be held in the Foyer of the library Civic Centre at 7.30 p.m. on December 5.

Memberships are now due from October 2019 to October 2020.

Single membership is €15, family membership €25 and new members are welcome.

Gorey art club

Come along and get creative at Art and Hobby, Gorey as every Saturday the team will host weekly Art workshops at the Studio, first Floor, Art & Hobby, Gorey.

Drop in is €10 per class and each week the programme will have a different theme from drawing, painting, soft pastels, oil pastel, print, clay, collage to mixed media, plus lots more fun process art activities.

Groups meet for one hour at 11 a.m. or 12.15 p.m. weekly.

To find out more, call 087 973 7739 or register in store.

LGBT podcasts

A four week series of a radio podcasting workshop programme for LGBT+ young people will take place at Gorey Library, and the final addition takes place on November 2 from 10.30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Suitable for those ages 12 and over, participants can use the medium to have their voices and stories heard so it can help others to understand their experiences of being an LGBT+ young person.

SVP donations

The St Vincent de Paul furniture shop in Gorey welcome donations of good, clean sale worthy furniture, bric-á-brac, rugs etc.

Opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact the shop on 086 4439667 or 089 3962260.

Dance classes

A venue has been found for the Dancing With Declan jive and dance classes will be held from now on in An Siolan Behind the Church in Ballygarrett village.

Monday night classes are from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will cost €10.

Anyone interested is welcome to attend on the night or call Declan 085 7089128.

Volunteers needed

North Wexford SPCA is on the look out for more animal lovers to come on board as volunteers who may have a few hours to spare per week to help animals in need.

There are both dogs and cats, and those who like walking are also asked to take the animals out for some exercise.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact the NWSPCA on the main number 087 6392531.

Pub quiz

Join Gorey Tidy Towns for a fundraising table quiz in the Loch Garman Arms on Tuesday, November 19, at 8 p.m.

Tables of four are €20 and this will help raise funds to allow Gorey Tidy Towns maintain its bronze medal status in the national competition.

Self Help Africa

The amount collected in the recent church gate collection was just over €1,129 and Jim Kirwan of Self Help Africa wished to say a sincere thanks to all who participated.

'This was the result of a wonderful and much appreciated effort of all donors and people who volunteered to collect over the weekend.

The money will be put to very good use by Self Help Africa in their programmes in nine African countries where they partner farmers' cooperatives, seed growers' cooperatives, credit unions and other groups,' he said.

Thank you

The Bunker Vintage Run wish to sincerely thank all participants, shop keepers, sponsors, super-independent and staff stewards, marshalls and all who contributed on the day.

Special thanks to Dan Doyle the safety officer, The Dowley family for the use of the field, the Bunker and staff for all co-operations, the band An Púcas, Michael Redmond and Des and Brian Doyle.

All proceeds from the day will be presented to the friends of Gorey District Hospital in the near future.

Halloween party

Camphill Duffcarrig, a residential centre for adults with intellectual disabilities, will be hosting a Halloween party in its hall on November 1 located on Ballymoney Road next to the Orphan Girl pub.

There will be lots of fun with a bon fire, food, games, music and more to be enjoyed on the night, starting at 5.30 p.m.

Donations received on the night will help support the work of Camphill Duffcarrig and all interest will be appreciated.

Don't miss a fancy dress competition, a bonfire, face painting and dancing and the team would also like to encourage people to bring their carved pumpkin for a carved pumpkin competition.

Gorey Oscarz

The big event will take place in the Ashdown Park Hotel on Saturday, November 16, and time is running out to get your tickets.

Guests on the night will enjoy seven short films featuring local actors recreating scenes from well-known films and TV shows and the Oscarz prizes then be handed out to winners in various categories.

The shows are Calendar Girls, The Silence of the Lambs, The First Wives Club, The Snapper, Father Ted; Sister Act and The Shawshank Redemption.

Tickets are €25 and are available from St Aidan's Day Care Centre, the Amber Springs Hotel, and Quinn Property Gorey and they are selling fast.

The actors involved have spent many months raising funds in all sorts of creative ways, and Best Grossing Movie will be among the prizes awarded.

All funds raised go towards upgrading the transport fleet for St Aidan's Services, Gorey and the committee wish to thank all sponsors and those who have donated.

A very Gorey Halloween

Events continue this week as Gorey gets gory during the celebrations with ghost trains at the Amber Springs hotel nightly from 7 p.m. as well as events for all ages in Wells House and Gardens and on Kia Ora Farm which hosts kids events.

Gorey Guardian