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Monday 26 August 2019

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Sue Ryder Shop - The Sue Ryder shop in Gorey is open weekly from Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and is currently accepting donations of clothing, small furniture, bric-á-brac, etc. All donations or interest is appreciated.

Gorey Art Circle

Gorey Art Circle's annual summer exhibition takes place at Market House, Main Street, Gorey, Co Wexford from Friday, July 12, to Monday, August 5.

It will be open for viewing daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and all are welcome.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning will be held at the home of Chas and Rosaline Oldrey, Whitefield Park, Morriscastle, Y25 Y018, on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m.

All proceeds will go directly towards Meanscoil Charman's Transition year project.

The project is raising money for a centre in Bucharest serving families in need and street children, and Róisín Reid is hoping to go to work with these families for two weeks as part of transition year.

All welcome. For more information, contact 087 2894384.

Killenagh Wanderers

Killenagh Wanderers AFC Kids Soccer Academy is now taking a break for the summer and will resume again in September.

The academy would like to thank Pádraig Hall and Kavanagh's Caravan Park, Cahore for their sponsorship of new equipment.

They would also like to thank all parents/guardians for their help, co-operation, and participation, as well as the young players for their hard work and commitment every Saturday.

Gorey Pipe Band

There will be a memorial march from Gorey Pipe Band on Saturday, August 3, in honour of the late Pipe Major Tom Doyle.

The group is calling on all pipe band musicians past and present to join in to celebrate his memory through music, and there will be pipers from across the country taking part.

Any members wishing to participate please contact Arthur Bass at 087 2472884.

Historical tours

The July tour is to Kilruddery House and Gardens and in the afternoon to Dalkey Castle, and will take place on Saturday, July 27.

This tour is led by Pauline Shortall, who can be contacted at 086 8406821 for bookings.

A bus will leave Gorey Civic Centre at 8.30 a.m. at a cost of €35 for members.

The August tour is to Dunbrody Abbey and St Mullins.

This tour will be led by John Nangle, who can be contacted at 086 3958655 for bookings.

A bus will leave Gorey Civic Centre at 8.30 a.m. at a cost of €30 for members.

Those wishing to attend must have their society membership fees paid in full.

To renew a membership, contact any committee member.

Ladies' Club

The Courtown and Riverchapel Ladies' Club will take its break for the summer months and will return on September 9.

New members interested in joining can phone Monica Fallen at 086 3580122 for more information.

Monica would like to thank the brilliant committee for all their hard work during the year.

The group is open to everybody, of all ages and genders.

SVP Shop donations

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

The team will come and collect the furniture or any items.

The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.

For more information, contact 086 39622602 or 089 4439667.

Summer reading

Join a reading adventure at Gorey Library in a reading-based programme free to all children. Search summerstarts.ie for recommended books based on age groups.

Children sign up at the library, keep records of the books they read at the end receive a certificate of achievement.

GROW meetings

GROW, Ireland's largest community-based mental health organisation, will hold meetings weekly on Mondays at 10 a.m. at the Loch Garman Arms Hotel and Thursdays at 10 a.m. at Tesco Extra Store, Ramstown, Gorey.

All are welcome to come along for free, to discover personal growth, prevention and full recovery from all kinds of mental illness.

Dogs Trust

A representative from the charity Dogs Trust will visit Gorey Library on Monday, July 22, with Penny, the education dog.

Children aged seven to 13 years are welcome to come along and learn more about why dogs behave the way they do and about dog safety.

Booking is essential. Contact Gorey Library.

Heritage Week

National Heritage Week will take place in Gorey during August 17 to August 25 and Gorey Library will have events throughout the week.

A memoir from Barra Boydell entitled 'Rebellious Ferment' will delve into music and artistry in Ireland in the early 1940s, and will take place on Tuesday, August 20, at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, August 22, at 7 p.m. there will be a design discussion with artist Réiltín Murphy talking about books and book binding.

There will also be children's events.

RNLI shop

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

The shop will be open from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. till 5 p.m. throughout the month.

Gorey Active Retirement

On August 14 there will be a mystery trip costing €50 per person. Book early as it's very popular.

September 16 to September 20 will see the autumn break in Quality Hotel, Youghal for four nights, dinner, bed and breakfast, entertainment each night, trips out each day.

Cost is €300 per person sharing either double, twin or apartment and a single room supplement is €80, while there's a non-refundable deposit of €50 to book place.

On October 16, there will be a South East Region 10 pin Bowling Fun Day at Leisure Max Wexford starting at 10.30 a.m. If interested talk to Frances or Ann.

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

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

Summer closure will be from August 1 to September 2.

Last meetings will be art on July 25, bowls on July 29 and life, cards and darts on July 30.

Summer bridge

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

There will be no joker system but if you need a partner you can call 087 6453868 and the team will try find you one.

Stop food waste

Join Gorey Tidy Towns in Gorey Library for the Stop Food Waste Challenge throughout July and learn to reduce food waste through several easy steps like knowing foods you waste and why, meal planning and shopping, how to use leftovers and cooking tips to avoid waste, expiry dates and more. This free course will see a one-hour evening course every Thursday in July at 7 p.m. at the library.

Contact the library at 053 9421481 to book your place.

Market House Festival

Gorey will be getting loud over the August bank holiday weekend on August 2, 3 and 4, as 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, Beat on the Street and some special guests.

On Saturday, Something Happens and The Gentlemen Callers will take to the stage, plus the Making Music busking competition will take place.

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen band will travel from North Carolina in the US to Gorey to entertain crowds over the weekend.

Entertainment on Sunday will include free live music on the Main Street from the Queen tribute act Qween, Tied to the 90s, The Goblin's Lair, Tan and the Sober Gentlemen, Tak'en It and more.

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

Food bank

Gorey Christian Assembly is hosting a weekly food bank from now on, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to midday for those in need of a food parcel, a hot beverage or just a bit of company.

All are welcome to attend at the Gorey Christian Assembly building located on the Heath, Ramsgate Village, Gorey and there is no charge or strings attached.

Phone 083 1270026 or 087 2511933 to find out more.

Gap Arts Festival

All are gearing up for the Gap Arts Festival which takes place in August, with a fun bilingual summer camp for four- to 13-year-olds happening on August 6, 7 and eight in Ballythomas NS.

All are welcome to come along for arts and crafts, drama, dance, song, cooking, music and games while learning some Irish phrases.

The ever-popular mentoring of young musicians and singers with Marc Aubele will also take place during the festival.

If you are interested in learning more or performing at TheGig@TheGap, contact gaoartsfest@gmail.com.

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