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Gorey Whist

Gorey Whist Drive Results for June 14, 2022

Joint Top: Marie Cushe and Eilish Murphy

1st Lady: Rosarii Gillick

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2nd Lady: Georgina Power

Half time: Eileen Furlong
1st Gent: Leslie Downe

2nd Gent: Colin Levinston
Half-time Gent: Bob Hayes.

Rock Social Club Mass

The Rock Social Club will hold the area Mass on Friday, June 24 at 7.30 p.m. in the Rock Hall.

We look forward to seeing you all there. Tea/coffee will be served afterwards.

Bridge

Killester Travel is once again offering the following Bridge Holiday to Portugal:

Four-star Sesimbra Hotel & Spa Portugal. Package includes:

– Return flights Dublin to Lisbon

– 20Kg checked bag

– Return Airport Coach transfers

– Seven nights in the Sesimbra Hotel & Spa

– Breakfast each morning

– Four dinners

– Escorted day tour of Lisbon

– Bridge on five nights with Tournament director Podge Ussher.

Price: €895 per person sharing.

To book, phone Jean at Killester Travel 01 8336935, or Podge Ussher on 053 9482740.

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. Included is a list of places of interest you might like to visit, contact numbers/email addresses for booking purposes, entry costs, if applicable, per person. Treat yourself to lunch/snacks etc.

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 and animals.

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. You can take a break as often as you wish, with many lovely restaurants in the area, and return home at your own time.

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.

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. In addition to the income it generates, hosting a foreign student can open you up to the culture of another country, especially for young people who may wish to use the opportunity to improve the European language that they are studying at school. It is not uncommon for the young family members to develop lasting connections with some of their hosted students which evolve into reciprocal trips and enduring friendships. 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 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.

Excel Bridge

Here are the results of our game on June 16, 2022.

1st: Elizabeth O’Neill and Celine Smyth 2nd: Kerry-Ann O’Connor and Mary D’Arcy 3rd: Louann Stafford and Rick McGarry.

Summer bridge is underway. The joker system is working well, so anybody without a partner will get a game. Visitors are very welcome.

Talk

Hypnotherapist Brid Cleary will join forces with Gorey-based Mental Health Professional and Yoga Instructor, Jennifer O’Sullivan in Arklow Library this Thursday, June 23 at 7 p.m. to talk about mental health and improving feelings of wellbeing. The one hour talk will cover how the mind works, the link between childhood and adulthood and techniques which can help improve our feelings of wellbeing such as chair yoga, meditation and breathing techniques. Text Brid to book: 087 945 8180. The event is free and open to all.

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.

Clothes swap

Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns will host a clothes swap in the KMH on June 24 and 25. If you wish to bring clothes (adult clothes only,) please drop them to the KMH between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday, June 24. Swapping takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday 25. Men and women’s clothes only, also handbags, jewellery hats and scarves. Take away one item for every item you bring and all extra items can be bought for €1. Clothes must be clean and in good condition. Entry fee of €2.


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