Tuesday 23 July 2019

Gorey & District Noticeboard

Gorey Show - A family fun day out for all to enjoy in Clonattin, Gorey this Saturday June 15 as the Gorey Agricultural Show celebrates 160 years. There will be a children's activity corner, pony and horse classes, show jumping, cattle showing, sheep classes, pigs and poultry as well as a pets corner and dog show.

Beginning at 9.30 a.m., children can enter for free and all other entries are €10 for full access to the show grounds and displays.

There will be stage entertainment from Theresa and the Stars, a vintage display and more.

The main field will be the trade stand field, with traders and businesses on hand to offer advice and support.

Garden Day

Join Ivan and Mary Rynhart at their home in Ballyfoley, Camolin (Eircode Y21 C6K7) on Sunday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as they are joined by horticulturist Frances McDonald for garden walks and talks at 12 noon and at 2 p.m.

There will also be a plant sale and a raffle on the day, with all funds raised going to Ballymore Church.

Entry is €10 which includes tea, coffee and home baking.

Darts AGM

Gorey Vintners Darts League AGM will be held on Friday, June 14 in Browne's pub Gorey starting at 8 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.

Historical summer tours

North Wexford Historical Society continues its summer tours this month with a trip to Athy, county Kildare to visit the Sir Ernest Shackleton museum on June 29.

Also included in the price of the tour is a trip to the coal mining museum at Deerpark in Castlecomer.

There will be guides to assist at all three venues and refreshments and lunch are not included in the €30 cost.

A bus will leave Gorey Civic Square at 8.30 a.m. sharp and return at 6 p.m.

Those wishing to attend must have their society membership fees paid in full and those needing to renew their membership, should contact any member of the committee.

Those wishing to come along on the tour should contact Richard Millar on 086 2719709 or by emailing

Shed Fest at Buffers Alley

The tenth annual Wexford Summer Shed Fest at Buffers Alley GAA grounds will take place on Saturday, June 22 at 8 p.m. with headline act Mark McCabe.

Luke Cosgrave and his band will also take to the stage as well as The Frisky Gypsys.

There will also entertainment from two live music stages, a free barbecue, DJ sets until late.

Tickets can purchased online for €25 or €30 on the door.

Tickets available from Hammel's Centra, Kilmuckridge and The Book Cafe, Gorey

Tickets must be printed prior to entry to the event.

Shed Fest is strictly an over 18 event and identification will be required to gain entry.

Market House Festival

Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend of August 2, 3 and 4, there will be a mix of music and events suitable for the whole family.

The headline act is John Gibbons, who will play on Friday, August 2 and will be supported by Aimée as well as The Fallen Lights.

On Saturday, Something Happens, The Gentlemen Callers as well as Making Music's busking competition will take place.

Entertainment on Sunday will include free music on the Main street from artists like Ireland's best Queen tribute act Qween, Tied To The 90s, The Goblins Lair, and more.

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen band will travel from North Carolina, USA to entertain the crowds over the weekend.

This year sees the return of the popular Super Hero Fun Run on Sunday, which encourages participants to dress as their favourite superhero, starting on Gorey Main street.

Gorey Active Retirement

For June events, all booking, payment and inquiries should be made on Fridays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Loch Garman Arms.

Day trip to Dublin on Thursday, June 13, to see the Epic Emigration Museum tour, followed by a visit to Mount Usher Gardens.

The trip is €30 per person with a bus leaving Ashdown Park Hotel at 9.30 a.m. sharp.

Members are advised of the change of date for Gowran Park Races to Sunday June 16, and are asked to book early with the committee.

On July 9 there will be a tour of Glasnevin Cemetery and Museum, as well as Cadbury's Chocolate Factory.

Cost is €35 per person.

On August 14, there will be a mystery trip costing €50 per person.

There will also be an autumn break from September 16 to 20, in the Quality Hotel, Youghal. This will include four nights dinner and bed and breakfast, with nightly entertainment and day trips.

The cost is €300 per person sharing, €80 single room supplement, €50 non refundable deposit.

Non members are invited to check these activities and by dropping into Loch Garman Arms, as there are some activities on most days of the week.

RNLI lifeboat shop is open

Shop for gifts that help save lives at sea as the RNLI lifeboat shop on the North Pier has lots of new arrivals of souvenirs and clothing, and gifts to suit any occasion.

The shop will be open from Thursday to Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. throughout the month of June.

Bridge club holiday

This year's bridge club holiday is to Spain, and the club members will jet off from September 17 to September 24.

This year's' package costs €795 per person sharing, and includes return flights from Dublin to Malaga with 10kg checked bag, airport transfers, a day trip to Granada with an English speaking guide as well as seven nights in the four star Plas Granada Club Resort on half board basis including wine with dinner and of course five nights of bridge.

Phone Podge for more details at 053 9482740 or book direct with Killester Travel at 01 833693.

Friends of St Aidan's

Parents and friends of St. Aidan's will host its AGM on Monday, June 17, at 11 a.m. in the Loch Garman Arms Hotel. All are welcome to attend.

Summer bridge

Gorey Boxing Club will play host to Gorey summer bridge, costing €5 per person running every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. sharp during June, July and August.

There will be no joker system but if you need a partner you can call 097 645 3868 and the team will try find you one.

Babies and toddlers

Baby rhyme time is a fun session of singing, rhymes and short stories to develop a love of language and a foundation of learning.  This is an interactive session for parent and baby, suitable for children under two years of age.

This takes place every Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. at Gorey Library.

Toddler storytime is on Tuesday mornings at Gorey Library from 11 a.m. for toddler stories, arts and crafts. 

Plenty of fun is guaranteed and everyone is welcome.

Sue Ryder

The Sue Ryder shop which is located on Church Street, Gorey welcomes any donations of clothing, bric-a-brac etc throughout the bank holiday weekend.

All donations are greatly appreciated for a good cause.

Courtown Colour Run

Registration is now open for this year's Courtown Colour Run which takes place on Saturday, July 13 at 12 noon.

There will be 3km and 6km distances.

All the money raised at this event goes to Gorey Hockey Club who are fundraising to build their own Astro turf pitch in Gorey.

Register now for early bird rates, which can be done online

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill Gorey shop is open from Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

They team are currently accepting donations of clothing, footwear, homewares, CDs, DVDs and furniture.

To volunteer, please call into the shop for a form.

Cruinniú na nÓg

Free events aimed at encouraging participation by children and young people in culture and creativity in their communities through a rich variety of activities including performances, theatre, art, music, creative workshops, readings and screenings, will take place throughout the day on Saturday, June 15.

Collaborative workshops, screenings, music and art will be held in Gorey Library all day as well as in the periphery space at Gorey School of art.

Gorey Civic Square will host a youth music celebration for all ages at 2 p.m. as music will be showcased from the Music Generation Wexford singing programme.

Parents and child drop in art workshop will take place at the Market House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. suitable for those aged 5-11 years.

To book your place for workshops in Gorey School of Art or Gorey Library, visit or call Gorey Library on 053 9421481.

Book launch in library

Join Gorey Writers Group for the launch of Mark Rice's 'Murder on Board' and hear him read some extracts which charts the cruise holiday experience of 2,000 passengers and 800 crew on board one of the modern cruise ships but things begin to wrong the body count begins to mount.

Mark will answer questions and sign books, and refreshments and food will be provided. There will be music provided by the Kilmuckridge Cool Hand Ukes.

The book will be launched at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, at Gorey Library and all are welcome to attend.

Dyslexia talk for parents

PHD researcher Mary Bolger has worked with dyslexia for almost 20 years and lectures in psychology and social care in Carlow IT.

Mary will look at the challenges that are presenting to children and explore the opportunities available to them.Free in Gorey Library and all are welcome.

To book, phone 053 9421481.

Gorey Guardian