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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 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.

Free talk

Gift yourself a more peaceful mind with a free talk at Ashdown Park Hotel on Thursday, November 17 at 7.30 p.m. Looking at ways to balance and calm energy, reduce worry and anxiety? Bernadette McPhillips has over 30 years’ experience, is fully qualified in all her therapies, and runs her own holistic therapy practice in Gorey.

Contact her on 087 132 8579 or email bernadette@healinghelps.ie as it is essential to pre-book.

Askamore art exhibition

The fourth Askamore Art Exhibition will take place from Thursday 17 to Sunday, November 20 in the Main Hall in Askamore Community Centre, with the opening event on the evening of Wednesday November 16 at 7.30 p.m. We don’t charge an entrance fee but instead encourage a donation to the charity ‘Disabled Artists’. We have 24 artists taking part this year, some from the area, and others with links to people in the area.

My Open Library

The My Open Library in Gorey Library service offers extended opening hours by providing library access to My Open Library members from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, 365 days of the year.

Staffed hours continue on the normal schedule. You must be 16 or over to register for this service. Under 16s can access only with a parent or guardian. For more information and to register, contact or drop in to Gorey Library.

Gorey Active Retirement

Gorey Active Retirement has several events in the pipeline for the coming months. On December 14, there will be a trip to Waterford Winterval. People can enjoy a Viking Market with other interesting places open including a museum, Waterford Glass showroom. Possibility of Horse Drawn Carriage or Road Train on the day and lots of other interesting things to see. Price including Transport, Tea/Coffee €25. Gorey Active Retirement would like to welcome old and new members to participate and enjoy the events on offer. Weekly, we have indoor bowling, Go for Life (gentle exercise), cards, walks and tea, art classes. Other activities include Spring Break, Mystery Tours, trips to horse and dog races, theatres, cinemas and other places of interest. For more information, visit the Loch Garman Arms on Fridays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

ADHD talk

In this free talk in Gorey Library on November 17, Erin Redmond will highlight the common characteristics, both challenging ones that cause a real struggle in school, as well as the positive aspects that can contribute to a unique way of seeing the world.

She will also discuss the impact that ADHD can have on the whole family if not adequately supported, along with strategies to reduce stress and increase calm. Talk takes place from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. This is a free event.

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 19 and 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 for November 8, 2022:

1st Lady: Georgina Power

2nd Lady: Nancy Forde

Half time Lady: Cathy Keane

1st Gent : Jack Stanley

2nd Gent: Molly Beckett
Half time Gent: Marie Cushe


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