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Local Notes.

Local Notes.

Local Notes.


Musical Society AGM

The AGM for Gorey Musical Society will be held in the Loch Garman Arms Hotel on Wednesday, February 8, at 8 p.m.

Gorey Active Retirement

Gorey Active Retirement is fully operational now and would like to welcome old and new members to participate and enjoy the events on offer.

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Weekly, we have Indoor Bowling, Go for Life (gentle exercise) Play Cards, Walks and tea, art – painting.

A new event – Teaching how to use your smartphone, computer, laptop or iPad – has recently started.

Other activities include Spring Break, autumn Break, mystery tours, trips to horse and dog races, theatres, cinemas and other places of interest.

New book club in Cahore

Cahore Book Club meet on the second Thursday of each month in the Strand Restaurant, Cahore from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The third meeting will take place in February.
Contact the Strand for more information or simply just show up on the night.

Gorey Show

Gorey Agricultural Show will take place on June 17 and the venue is Ashton, Ballycanew by kind permission of the Hardy family.

This is a community event, run by a local committee for the people of North Wexford and beyond

We would be delighted to welcome any new members to our committee.

If you have an interest in horses, cattle, sheep, children’s arts and crafts, home industries, or pets’ corner, we always need fresh eyes and bodies.

Every year, we need more help with car parking, crowd control and stewarding. If you have any queries about what might be entailed, please ring our chairman Willie Cecil at 087 2618273 or contact any of our committee members. Details can be found on our website, goreyagriculturalshow.com.

Gorey Tidy Towns

New volunteers are always welcome. We meet on Saturday mornings at 10.15 a.m. at our shed in the Gorey Civic Square car park.

We would love to see more people getting involved.

UN Veteran’s Association

The Irish United Nations Veteran’s Association – Post three will hold an open day on Saturday, February 11, in the Gorey Masonic Lodge.

This is open to those who have served on an overseas mission, their loved ones, or anyone interested in learning more about the organisation.

Firewood auction

The Kilanerin Tara Rock Monster Firewood Auction will take place on Sunday, February 5, at the new complex in the Rock.

Kicking off at 2 p.m., the free event will see a wide variety of items being auctioned including firewood, bales of straw, silage, oil drums, vouchers and more.

Refreshments will be served on the day.

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul Gorey provides help and assistance to those in need in Gorey and surrounding areas.

We are currently recruiting for new volunteers to help us with the growing number of requests for support and assistance.

The characteristics required of our volunteers include kindness, compassion, discretion, respect and being non-judgemental. Training will be provided.

St Vincent de Paul is the largest and oldest charity in Ireland and our greatest strength are our volunteers and members.

If you would like to get involved with St Vincent de Paul we would be delighted to meet with you. Volunteer with St Vincent de Paul and make a difference. Offering a little help at the right time can give people hope for the future. Sharing your time and your skills can change lives forever.

If you require further details, please email volunteer@svp.ie or contact St Vincent de Paul Gorey at 053 9483720.

Library events

Free talk – Sign up for a free talk with experts Dr Colman Noctor and Dr Aileen McGloin about how a small daily change can start families on the way to a healthier life. Making small changes and sticking with them, can help start families on the way to a healthier life. Our experts will talk about making changes that work for your family and give practical advice on encouraging children to accept healthier food habits. You will also have the opportunity to ask the experts questions during this event.

Hosted by safefood, this event invites parents to ask our experts advice on setting small, realistic goals and overcoming pushback from the rest of the family.

The talk will take place on Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. and can be watched via livestream at home or via the livestream at Gorey Library. Register via the Gorey Library website.

Valentine’s Day Crafts – On Saturday, February 11, at 11 a.m., children aged 4-7 are invited to Gorey Library for a very special Valentine’s Day-themed story time and craft session. We will read stories on the topic of love and make a cute ‘lovebird’ craft to take home. Booking is essential. If you require additional assistance to participate in this event, please contact the library at 053 9483820.

Grow your own talk – One of the keys to growing a constant supply of herbs and vegetables throughout the year is careful planning. You need to consider what you want to grow, which seeds you need to order or buy, when you can sow them and plant them out, and when you can expect your harvest. Careful forward planning will allow you to have follow-up crops ready to plant into vacant plots to maximise your supplies through the year.

This workshop at Gorey Library on February 16 will help beginner growers plan a timetable for the year ahead and give some advice on things to grow and how to get started.

Carla King has been growing herbs and vegetables for decades and in recent years has taken certificates in different aspects of growing organically. At present, she is completing a diploma in Organic Market Gardening. She lives in Shillelagh, where she grows in raised beds, a vegetable plot, a polytunnel, and has a small collection of fruit trees.

The talk takes place at 7 p.m. Booking essential, if you require additional assistance to participate please contact the library at 053 9483820.

Gorey Whist

Gorey whist drive Results Tuesday, January 24.
First Lady: Eilish Murphy
Second Lady: Sadie Mordaunt
Half time Lady: Eileen Furlong
First Gent: Jack Stanley
Second Gent: George Gilbert
Half time Gent: Leslie Dowse

Ballyoughter Drama Group

The fantastic Cast and Crew of Ballyoughter Drama Group is set to return to the stage and transport audiences back to the 60s in their latest production of ‘It’s the Real McCoy written by Tommy Marren.

Experience the comedy, craic and confusion with a stellar cast on Friday, February 3 and four in Camolin Parish Hall at 8 p.m. nightly.

Tickets can be booked by contacting Margaret at 086 8531927.

Monaseed ICA

The next Monaseed ICA meeting will be on Wednesday, February 1 at 8 p.m. in Craanford Community Centre.

We will have an outing on May 22 which includes dinner and an opera. The show we are going to see is ‘Menopause the Musical two’. Anyone interested, please contact an ICA member.