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Historical Society Trip

North Wexford Historical Society will have a day tour to Castletown House and Lullymore Heritage Park this Saturday, July 9. Cost is €35. Bus departs at 7.45 a.m. from Civic Square. Refreshments and lunch available at own cost. Pay membership fees on morning. See northwexfordhistoricalsociety.com for more details.

NWSPCA

North Wexford SPCA Charity Shop is 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.

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Kid’s Camp

Calling all national school children aged 7-12 years. Come and join us at Gorey Methodist Church hall from Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22 from 2 - 4 p.m. for a week of fun where we will have games, crafts, and prizes and explore the ‘Big Questions’ of the Bible in a fun-filled way. All leaders are Methodist Church Child Protection and Safeguarding trained. Registration is required; please contact margaret.roberts@faithmission.org. Any concerns or questions, email katherine.kehoe@irishmethodist.org.

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.

The theme for the festival is the Circle of Life and displays will explore life, culture and the physical landscape of North Wexford.

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. 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 of 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.

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.

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.

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.

Exhibition

Gorey Art Circle are holding their annual Summer Exhibition in the Market House Main Street Gorey from Saturday, July 23 to Sunday, August 8. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Vintage Run

A tractor, vintage, motorbike and vintage run will take place on Saturday, July 16 at 6.30 p.m. The event will kick off from J.C. Breen’s Yard and food will be served afterwards in The Harrow. Entry fee is €20 and includes entry to a draw for a hamper. The fundraiser is being hosted by Louise Lawless who is a candidate in the Boolavogue mayoral elections.

Excel Bridge

Here are the results of our game on June 30, 2022:

1st: Kerry-Ann O’Connor and Olive Noonan

2nd: Patrick and Maggie Russell

3rd: Sophia and Mark Leonard.

There is a joker system in operation and all visitors are welcome. The Excel can be contacted at 087 250 4735 and ask for Kevin.

Gorey Whist

Gorey Whist Drive Results June 28, 2022

Joint Top: Georgina Power/ Colin Levingston

1st Lady: Deirdre Power

2nd Lady: Jack Stanley

Joint Half time: Nancy Forde/Eileen Furlong

1st Gent Isaac Connolly

2nd Gent: Betty Rose

Half time Gent: Sadie Mordant

Page Turners

Page Turners Junior book club is run by Gorey branch librarian Esther Ebbs and is suitable for 9-12 year olds. We are inviting new members to join, all parents or guardians have to do is call in to us or ring 053 9483820.

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.

Library events

Gorey library is hosting an array of events through the summer. This includes toddler storytime on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and baby rhyme time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For a list of events, see their website.


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