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Christmas party

We are delighted to announce our North Wexford Historical Society Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 9 in The Coach House.

Members and partners are invited to attend an evening of celebration together. It will include a four-course menu with starter, main, dessert and tea/coffee. €30 per person.

Music will be provided by Tommy Carroll. The party will begin at 7 p.m. sharp. Contact us to reserve your spot. Full payment required before the event for all attendees. Cancellations or refunds by Monday, December 5 at the latest if you cannot attend or have to cancel. After this date, there will be no refunds as numbers have been confirmed with venue and must be paid for in full. We look forward to seeing you on the evening to be together.

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History talk

North Wexford Historical Society will have a talk on Thursday, November 24 at 7 p.m. in Gorey Library on ‘The role of the Land Agent on the country estate of Coolattin’ by Kevin Lee.

The land agent was the interface between the landlord and local community. The Earl Fitzwilliam owned 90,000 acres across south Wicklow and north Wexford. The land agent played a role in the administration of the estate on behalf of the Earl.

This is the story about the land agents and their role across the years.

Also, an exhibition will be running in the Gorey Library called ‘Shoeboxes’ which will show the story of Coolattin Estate where over 6,000 Wicklow and Wexford folk were assisted to emigrate to Canada and links in with our November lecture.

NWSPCA quiz

The NWSPCA will hold their annual pub quiz on November 24 in the Loch Garman Arms at 8 p.m. There will be plenty of prizes to be won, along with finger food and sandwiches and with some entertainment half way through. Tickets cost €20 per table of four people. To participate, simply show up on the night.

Come along and help raise money for this important animal charity.

Macra group

Kilrush Askamore Ferns Macra na Feirme is a Macra group that covers mostly north Wexford from Ferns right around to Ballycanew. We are a voluntary organisation. We hold multiple events throughout each month, both in collaboration with other Macra groups and on our own. We are all the time on the lookout for new members. To join the Macra, you have to be between the ages of 17 and 35. For more information or to join, contact the club.

Gorey Craft Fair

The Gorey Craft Fair in the shopping centre has returned this year. Come along and support local crafters. Get a unique handmade gift for that special person in your life. We have a huge variety of handmade gifts. Candles, jewellery, wood crafts, stained glass art and so much more. The fairs take place on November 26 and December 3 and 10.

Christmas events

Organisers of two upcoming Christmas events in Riverchapel Community Complex are hoping to bring joy to members of the community struggling with the rising cost of living this festive season.

Founders of Riverchapel Community Free Cycle, Liz and Áine Byrne are currently planning for two community events. On December 3, the complex will play host to a free Christmas event for children and their families. Liz, Áine and other organisers hope to be able to offer a gift to each child on the day and are appealing for new toy donations.

Those who wish to make donations can contact Liz and Áine through the Riverchapel Community Free Cycle Facebook page or on 086 450 4544.

Art Collective

The Gorey Art Collective has two free studio spaces suitable to artists of all interests and abilities The studio is available for a period of three months up to a year and would cost approx. €27/week which gives full open access to the space 24 hours a day, seven days a week, allowing the artists to work at a time that best suits them.

Please contact goreyartcollective@gmail.com for more information.

Kids’ club

Calvary church kids’ club for children 5-12 years takes place in the girl guide hall on Esmonde street each Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Fun and games. All leaders Garda vetted. Free club.

For more details, contact Margaret on 083 8904138.

Gorey Whist

Gorey Whist Drive Results 15th November 2022:

Top: Peg Byrne
1st Lady: Nancy Forde
2nd Lady: Sadie Mordant
Half time Lady: Kitty Keane

1st Gent: David Tomkins
2nd Gent: Beta Gahan
Half time Gent: Noel Carter.

Tractor Run

Gorey Group of Parishes are holding their annual Night Time Tractor Road Run on Sunday. November 27. Registration is from 5 p.m. at The Old School Hollyfort and the run will commence at 6 p.m. from Hollyfort into Gorey then on to Ballycanew and will end in Leskinfere. Entry is €20 per vehicle with super driver prizes.

Bridge

Winners of the Sean Og’s Bridge Club Kilmuckridge last Thursday were:

1st – Alen Proby & Gloria Proby

2nd –  Margaret Horgan & Laura Grimes

3rd – Maria Sheridan & Kathleen McDonnell

Winners of the 51 Bridge Club Gorey Wednesday last were:

1st – Olive Noonan & Podge Ussher

2nd – Sally Fleming & Muriel Richards

3rd – Doris Doyle & Betty O’Sullivan.

RNLI shop

The lifeboat shop on the North Pier in Courtown is now open every weekend.

The opening times are:

Saturday 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. and Sunday 10.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Please come in for a browse and see our large range of Christmas Cards, Calendars, Diaries and lots of ideas for the coming season, toys, household, clothing, etc. We are also showing our Lifeboat souvenirs and Christmas Gifts in Gorey Shopping Centre on Saturday November 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Your shopping with us helps save lives at sea.

Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil Cumann Courtown are having a meeting in the Taravie Hotel on Thursday, November 24 at 8.30 p.m. New members welcome.

Singing workshop

Experience the power of your voice and love it at this event in Gorey Library on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m. Treat yourself to discovering the wealth of your speaking and singing voice. This workshop is for you if you want to sing, think you can’t sing, are a singer and want to engage others in singing, or enjoy the sound of your voice. When you sing you increase your mental health, have fun, and create your own dopamine which helps you feel good. Anne Colgan is a singer, composer, and vocal psychotherapist who has been working with voices for over 20 years. Anne has done extensive research in voice and believes we all can sing. This is a free event and booking essential.

Baby Rhyme Time

Join us at Gorey Library every Thursday at 10.30 a.m. for a fun session of singing and rhymes. This is an interactive session for 0-2 years. Booking for both adult and child is essential. If you require additional assistance to participate in this event please contact the library on 053 9483820.

Older children may also enjoy Toddler Story Time every Thursday at 10.30 a.m. This event is aimed at children aged 2-4. Booking essential.


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