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Gorey Active Retirement

Here are our upcoming trips for the rest of the year:

September 14 – a trip to Dublin Zoo has been arranged; €38 per person including transport.

Starting September 29 – Digital Skills for Active Retirement: members in the library will give you a chance to improve your digital skills. Call in on Fridays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to the Loch Garman Arms for more information.

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October 26 – visit to Epic Museum; €16 per person for entrance fee; travel will be by public transport.

December 6 – Christmas Dinner will be held in the Ashdown Park Hotel; price €35 per person; music by the Moynihan Brothers.

December 12 – A trip to Waterford for the Winterval experience; price €26 per person; transport pick up at Ashdown Park Hotel at 2 p.m.

Dementia Talk

On Tuesday, September 27 from 7.30 p.m. until 8.30 p.m., there will be a talk on Dementia Awareness with Laurence Collins from the Alzheimer Society of Ireland. This talk on Dementia awareness will incorporate a general overview of Dementia signs and symptoms, how to get a diagnosis and services provided by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland, as well as how to access local services.

This event is free but booking is essential. If you require additional support to participate in this event, please contact the library on 053 9483820.

Gorey Choral Group

Gorey Choral Group is a mixed voice choir that has performed in various venues, gatherings, events and competitions locally and further afield over the years.

The choir would love to reach out to get some new members for the start of the forthcoming year. The choir rehearse once a week, on Monday evenings.

We would love to welcome new members to our fun and exciting choir. There will be auditions taking place for all sections: soprano, alto, bass and tenor. No experience is necessary and there is no requirement to be able to read music. You won’t need to prepare a piece as the musical director will ask you to sing a well-known ‘Christmas carol’.

Those interested in auditioning can email goreychoralgroup@gmail.com or contact Monica on 086 3485215.

Heritage Day

Carnew Heritage Club are busy getting ready for their heritage day on Sunday, September 18, with the cutting of corn, an array of vintage combines, threshing of oats. All makes and models of vintage tractors are welcome, vintage cars pre-1990. Local businesses are welcome to come; contact club members for more details.

Castletown Pub Quiz

People from across the community are being invited to test their knowledge and have some fun in the process at a charity pub quiz in aid of The Ahare River and Biodiversity Group on September 17.

The event, which will take place in The Golden Anchor in Castletown, will see Shay Byrne of RTE Rising Time serve as MC. A raffle with a variety of prizes will take place on the night, while a variety of spot prizes will also be up for grabs.

Entry costs €50 per team, with a maximum of five allowed on each team. To book a table, contact Cathy on 087 625 4863 or Jackie on 087 123 1525. Money raised on the night will help The Ahare River and Biodiversity Group to continue to take steps to improve habitats and biodiversity in the Ahare River catchment.

Historical Society

The North Wexford Historical Society 2022 Lecture programme commences on Thursday September 22 at 7 p.m. in the Loch Garman Arms with our first lecture of the season. We will hear the story of Father Thomas Hore the Parish Priest in Tinahely who set sail for America in 1850 and brought his parish with him to escape the Great Hunger. The parish congregation was made up of families from between Rathdrum to Enniscorthy, so across the Wexford and south Wicklow locality. The people created the first Catholic community in Iowa and the parish was called the Immaculate Conception. The place where they eventually settled was called – Wexford, Iowa, United States of America.

Participants will hear a very interesting story, which will be told by our guest speaker Jim Rees. Jim is a local historian from Arklow and has written numerous local history books. This lecture is also written about in his publication ‘A farewell to Famine’ by Jim Rees.

September tour: We are also organising a one-day tour for our final tour of the 2022 season. Further details will follow. To attend the lectures or talks or to travel on tours you must be a member of North Wexford Historical Society.

Yearly Membership available at €15 for an individual or €25 for a family and by contacting us at northwexfordhistoricalsoc@gmail.com.

Coffee Day

Ailish Walsh and family are holding the Bewley Hospice Homecare Coffee Day for Wexford Hospice on Sunday, September 18 in Askamore Community Centre from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Everyone welcome to come and join us for a cuppa and some lovely goodies.

Gorey Whist

Gorey Whist Drive Results September 6, 2022: 

Top: John Horan

1st Lady: Eileen Furlong

2nd Lady: Jonathon Hayes / Georgina Power

Half time Lady: Deirdre Power

1st Gent: Cyril Goode

2nd Gent: Betty Rose
Half time Gent: Colin Levingstone.

Bridge

The winners for the 51 Bridge Club competition played in the Ashdown Park Hotel on Wednesday last were:

1st Eileen Moriarty & Cecelia O’Riordan

2nd Doris Doyle & Pat Walters

3rd Phyllis O’Sullivan & Olive Noonan

Please note, the 51 Bridge Club is now open for membership and anyone can come and play any Wednesday at 7.15 p.m. for the month of September.

The winners for Sean Og’s Bridge club Kilmuckridge competition play on Thursday morning last in the Upton Court Hotel were:

1st Stella Walsh & Mary Brennan

2nd Jo Ussher & Podge Ussher

3rd Mary Mulrennan & Noel O’Brien

Bridge takes place every Thursday morning at 10 a.m., all bridge players welcome, no partner required.

Coffee Morning

There will be a Hospice Coffee Morning on Thursday, September 22 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.p.m. at Springmount Garden Centre, Ballycanew Road, Gorey. All welcome.

Fundraiser

The Irish United Nations Veteran’s Association will hold their annual flag day in Tesco this Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Please come along and show your support. 

Excel Bridge Club

Here are the results of our game on September 8:

1st: Ann Kearney and Elizabeth Ryan

Joint 2nd: May Walsh and Eily Fitzgerald

Mary D’Arcy and Maureen Buckley

3rd: Kevin Conroy and Rick McGarry

If you wish to join the club, just turn up or phone Kevin at 087 250 4735. We play every Thursday at 9.45 a.m. . There is ample free parking and tea and coffee is available.

Fundraiser

A Horseshoe Tournament will be held in the field behind The Slaney Inn in Oylegate on Sunday, September 18, starting at 2 p.m. Fabulous prizes and all proceeds going to the local branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association.

 

 


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