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NWSPCA

North Wexford SPCA Charity Shop are looking for Volunteers. Open Monday - Saturday - no experience necessary - 18+yrs. The North Wexford SPCA Cattery and Kennels are looking for Volunteers for weekday mornings and afternoons. Call 087 639 2531.

Excel Bridge

The results from June 23 are as follows:

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1st: Mary Pender and Mary O'Riordain

Joint 2nd: Patrick and Margaret Russell Kevin Conroy and Rick McGarry

Summer bridge is very successful, the joker system is working well and visitors are very welcome.

Festival

The inaugural Kilanerin Flower festival will take place from September 23 to September 25. The festival which is being coordinated by local parishioner Margaret Woodbyrne will involve decorating our community and church grounds with over 100 colourful floral displays and arrangements.

Families and friends of the parish are being given the opportunity to sponsor a floral arrangement, This could be done in memory of a loved one, a special friend or as a special intention. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement please contact Fr Browne at 0402 37120, 086 8926260 or by email frdenisbrowne@gmail.com.

Host families

There has been a long tradition of foreign students coming to Gorey every summer to improve their English. The youthful language student groups have become part of the buzz of the summer period in the sunny south east. There is a sharp upsurge in the numbers of Spanish students in particular, who are enrolling in summer camps in the Gorey area. North Wexford has become very popular among Spanish families who want to send their teenagers to Ireland for English language development.

The challenge in the Gorey area this year is to find a sufficient amount of host families. In addition to the income it generates, hosting a foreign student can open you up to the culture of another country, especially for young people who may wish to use the opportunity to improve the European language that they are studying at school. Experienced host families say they like the short duration of the three- to four-week summer camps, along with the full schedule of activities from Monday to Saturday which is arranged for the students. Families interested in hosting students this Summer can contact Mary at 087 6504379 for further details.

Fundraiser

Lisa is hosting a darts exhibition fundraiser in the Golden Anchor pub in Castletown on Saturday, July 30.

Professional players Tony O’Shea and Andy Hamilton will be coming over from England for the event and there will be 26 challengers hoping to beat them.

Also on the night, one leg of darts will be won by someone in the crowd by winning on a spot the ball card, while one leg of darts will be auctioned. The winner will get to play a leg of darts and win the signed dart board. There will also be two raffles during the evening.

The organisers are seeking some businesses to sponsor the challengers and in return, the business will be advertised on the keepsake programme and by way of announcements during the evening. If anyone could donate a prize for the raffle, that would also be greatly appreciated.

The fundraiser is being organised in aid Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross in memory of Pamela. Call Lisa on 087 265 2595 if you are interested in supporting the event.

Gorey Active Retirement

Here is a summary of our day trips for the remainder of this year. All can be booked and paid for in Loch Garman Arms on Friday mornings between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Note: On private bus, wear mask if you wish. On public transport, masks must be worn.

July 20. Bus to Kilkenny. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Ashdown Park Hotel. Cost is €25 per person. Included is a list of places of interest you might like to visit, contact numbers/email addresses for booking purposes, entry costs, if applicable, per person. Treat yourself to lunch/snacks etc.

July 23. Kilcohan Greyhound Stadium. Meet 5 p.m. Ashdown Park Hotel, €54 per person. Limited Number of seats, book early. Price includes bus, two-course dinner, starter/main. Dessert/drinks are extra, pay on night. Always a fun evening “at the dogs”.

August 3. “Mystery Trip”. Meet at 10.15 a.m. at the Ashdown Park Hotel. €57 per person.

September 14: Dublin Zoo. Meet at 9.30 a.m. Ashdown Park Hotel, €38 per person. Have a leisurely wander around, treat yourself to lunch, see all the new areas and animals.

October 26: A visit to the EPIC Emigration Museum. €16 per person entrance fee. Avail of your free travel pass, so no bus cost. All meet at the Customs House at 12 noon. You can take a break as often as you wish, with many lovely restaurants in the area, and return home at your own time.

December 4: Christmas dinner/music Ashdown Park Hotel. From 6.30 p.m. Cost is €27 per person. Enjoy a lovely evening with friends, good food and dancing.

December 12: Waterford Winterval. Meet at 2 p.m. at the Ashdown Park Hotel. €26 per person. Enjoy the Christmas atmosphere in this wonderful city. Treat yourself to dinner/evening meal in one of the lovely restaurants.

Meeting

There will be a meeting of St. Aidan’s Parents & Friends on Monday, July 4 at 11:00am in St. Aidan’s, Millands. All members welcome.

Gorey Whist

Gorey Whist Drive Results 21st June 2022
Top: Etna Kelly

1st Lady: Heather Hayes

2nd Lady: Georgina Power

Half time: Sadie Mordant

1st Gent Colin Levingston

2nd Gent: Jack Stanley
Joint Half time Gent: Marie Cushe / Mary Hunt

St. Luke’s Service

St. Luke’s Parish Leskinfere are holding a Songs of Praise service on Sunday July 3rd at 7.30pm in St. Luke’s Church Leskinfere and all are welcome to attend. The service is being held so that anyone who was bereaved during the pandemic or those unable to attend funerals due to the restrictions will be able to come and support the bereaved and pay their respects in their own way.

Clohamon Reunion

The Clohamon Area Reunion Committee are so excited to be organising a reunion and get-together for Clohamon and the surrounding local area. We are bringing together local people, both past and present, along with previous pupils of our local National School. Activities on the day will include a historical talk, with a slideshow of photos, newspaper articles, and memorabilia. 
If you have any old photos or newspaper articles stored away in boxes, we would love if you shared them. All you need to do is take a picture of them and send them to us, via your phone or by post (we will take care of them). For more information or to send in photos, contact Susan Bolger at sue.dunne77@gmail.com; Una Murphy on 0862533014 or Rosemary Atkinson (after 2pm) on 0868860246.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, July 30 at 3.30 p.m. in the school grounds.

Alzheimer’s information

The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will bring their mobile information service to Gorey on Tuesday, July 12 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Visit their on-board library and speak to staff and branch volunteers to access information about dementia and services and supports in your area. The service will be at Saint Aidans Day Services Car Park, Millands, Gorey and is open to all.


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