Sunday 25 August 2019

Gorey & District Noticeboard

Men's Shed - Gorey Men's Shed would like to say thank you to the people of Gorey for all their support during their recent bucket collection, which took place on the last weekend of June. The group had a very successful two days, thanks to the generosity of the community.

Parish Sale

Christ Church Gorey will hold a parish sale at the old school on Wednesday, July 10, starting at 7 p.m.

All are welcome to visit the usual stalls with cakes, home baking, a book sale, plant stall and country produce.

Refreshments will be served and there will also be a bouncy castle and raffle.

Gorey Active Retirement

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

Those interested are advised to took early as it's very popular.

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

The total cost is €300 per person sharing either a double, twin or apartment.

A single room supplement is €80 and there is non-refundable deposit of €50 to book a place on the trip.

On October 16, the South East Region Ten Pin Bowling Fun Day at Leisure Max Wexford takes place from 10.30 a.m.

If you are interested, talk to Frances or Ann.

All members of Gorey Active Retirement should note that 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 always very welcome to check out activities by dropping into the Loch Garman Arms during those times as there is some activity on most days of the week.

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.

All course materials and handouts will be provided.

This free course, run by, will see a one- hour evening course run every Thursday in July at 7 p.m. at the library.

Places are very limited, so booking is essential. Contact the library on 053 9421481 to book your place.

Trans support group

Gorey Youth Needs is providing monthly support meetings for adults in a non-judgmental environment for those who identify as trans or non-binary and for those who are questioning, to express themselves freely and find support.

For more details about meetings and information, feel free to email or search GoreyTransSupportGroup on Facebook.

Food Bank

Gorey Christian Assembly is hosting a weekly food bank from now on, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 that's 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.

Market House Festival

Gorey will be getting loud over the August bank holiday weekend 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.

Adult volunteers from local clubs and societies are needed during the weekend, and in exchange for voluntary work, the organisers of the festival will make a donation to the club or society.

Email to express your interest.

Gap Arts Festival

All are gearing up for the Gap Arts Festival that takes place in August, with a fun bilingual summer camp for four to 13 year olds, running on August 6, 7 and 8 in Ballythomas National School.

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 developing your musical ability and get set to perform at TheGig@TheGap contact

The festival will be launched at Gorey Civic Offices on 16 July. where the festival community portrait project will also be on display.

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 087 645 3868 and the team will try find you one.

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 Thursday to Sunday from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. throughout the month.

Dogs Trust

A representative from the Dogs Trust charity 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 on 053 9421481.

SVP Shop donations

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

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, with places still available.

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, seven nights in the four star Plas Granada Club Resort on a 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.

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 on 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 on 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.

Heritage Week

National Heritage Week will take place in Gorey from August 17 to 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. It 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.

Summer reading

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

Children sign up at the library, keep records of the books they read and 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, 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.

Comhaltas Sessiún

CCE Gorey/Ballygarrett weekly trad session will take place every Monday throughout the summer, starting from July 1 at 8 p.m. in the Loch Garman Arms. The cost for adults is €5 per session and children are free. All welcome.

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