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Gorey Guardian


The restored historic Market Square Graveyard is now open, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays, for the summer. Information leaflets are available on request.

The graveyard was restored by Gorey Tidy Towns, Christ Church, Gorey, and Wexford County Council from 2018 to 2020.

Plants cultivated from the box tree in the centre of the graveyard are on sale for €2 in the cemetery. Proceeds go to Gorey Tidy Towns.

Gorey Whist

Gorey Whist Drive results Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Top: Peg Byrne

1st Lady: Kath Gummerson

2nd Lady: Molly Beckett

Half time Lady: Eileen Furlong/Nancy Forde

1st Gent: Marie Cushe

2nd Gent: Anne Slator

Half time Gent: Willie Lee

Community Development Group

Gorey Community Development Group is a voluntary organisation of of people from the Gorey area who wish to support the town’s development and growth.

This includes working with Wexford County Council to preserve the heritage of the Market House and benefit the local community, develop an inclusive multi-purpose community centre, and serve as an umbrella group for the many voluntary organisations doing great work in the town.

Everyone is welcome to join the group, which meets fortnightly on a Wednesday evening. Anyone interested in becoming involved please email goreycommunitydevelopment@gmail.com or contact Michael 087 9770497 or Tamsin 085 167 4349.

Everybody is welcome to Gorey Community Development Group’s first Town Hall update meeting, which will take place in the Loch Garman Arms Hotel’s Function Room on Wednesday, May 31 between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.


The Gorey Guardian offers tribute obituary pieces for bereaved family members and friends within the local community who have recently experienced the loss of a loved one.

The weekly service is offered free of charge, with all obituaries completed in a manner that is sensitive to your own personal wishes and requests.

The obituaries are also shaped entirely by your direction and they are written in full consultation with you at all times and at all stages.

This ensures that they are a fitting tribute to the deceased person.

Please don’t hesitate to contact journalist Amy Lewis through amy.lewis@peoplenews.ie if an obituary tribute piece is something that you would like this newspaper to honour the memory of a loved one close to you who has passed away.

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul is available to assist families who maybe experiencing particular financial stress, especially with basic necessities.

Help is available by contacting SVDP on the confidential helpline 085 1159495.

Interview workshop

Having worked with thousands of interview candidates since 1999 and also having been an interviewer on numerous interview panels, Alan Maher will share his tips and views on how to present the best and most authentic version of yourself at a job interview in a talk at Gorey Library on Thursday, May 11.

The talk will run from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Alan believes that you do not have to be an expert communicator to do well at interviews, so his tips will help you to build both the confidence and skills required to perform to the best of your ability. This talk will also look at helping you to become more actively aware of the strengths, skills and experience you already possess but may not be aware of or that we often never even consider to be important. Key topics such as preparing properly for an interview, communication and presentation skills, key questions and tackling competency based interviews will all be covered.

Booking is essential. If you require additional assistance to participate in this event, please contact the library on 053 9483820.

Energy saving talk

Members of the public are invited to drop into Gorey Library on the morning of May 10 from 10.30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for a free one-on-one chat with Fintan O’Hora from Optimising Power @ Work.

Fintan will be speaking to people about their home energy and providing potential energy-saving tips.

Bat talk

As part of Biodiversity Week 2023, the Wexford Bat Group is delighted to hold a talk aimed at anyone with an interest in wildlife, with a focus on our Irish bats.

It will take place at Gorey Library on Saturday, May 20 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The talk will introduce our local species and discuss where they are found, what they require to survive and the threats they face.

How we identify bats and use bat detectors to listen in to their ultrasonic world will also be covered.

The talk will give information on the Wexford Bat Group which was formed in 2022 with the aim of promoting the appreciation and conservation of Bats in county Wexford.

Book is essential. If you require additional assistance to participate in this event, please contact the library on 053 9483820.

Gaeilge i nGuaire

A weekend of activities centred around the Irish language organised by the Gorey branch of Conradh na Gaeilge will take place on Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14.

On Friday night at 7.30 p.m. there will be a talk in Kilanerin Community Centre on the history of the Irish language in the south east, followed by introductory classes for adults at the same venue on both Saturday and Sunday morning.

On Saturday afternoon, there will be a guided tour of sites in the locality associated with the period 1912-1923 departing from Gorey Library at 2 p.m., and on Saturday night an evening of traditional music and song will take place in the Bridge Bar Gorey from 8.30 p.m.

For further information, see Conradh na Gaeilge Guaire on Facebook or call 087 9365000/087 6407601 or email poconchubhair@gmail.com.


The NWSPCA’s AGM will be held in the Loch Garman Arms in Gorey on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. All welcome.

Creative Craft Market

Gorey Creative Craft Market will be on Saturday, May 13 on the top floor of Gorey Shopping Centre from 10 a.m. until 4.30 p.m. There will be 19 stalls, with all goods handmade in Ireland.

Gardening Day at school

Everyone is welcome to come along to Gorey Educate Together National School on Saturday, May 13 for a gardening day, edible tour and school plant sale. There will be vegetables, plants, flowers, herbs, house plants, seeds and much more for sale.

All money raised will go towards the school’s Biodiversity Mural Project and other PTA activities in the school. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

The event is part of the Edible Network Villages and Towns Eire (ENViTE) project – an initiative established by the Wexford Environmental Network to encourage people to gradually re-plant unused ground with food or with flowers for pollinators.