The newly refurbished Courtown RNLI shop on the North Pier will now open seven-days-a-week, from 1.30 p.m. until 5.30 p.m., except on Friday’s when it will have an earlier time of 10.30 am until 5 pm. Everyone is welcome to call in and browse the various items the organisation has for sale. Purchases will also help save lives at sea.
Gorey Christian Assembly (Ramsgate Village) invites all ladies to meet at the organisation’s building each Wednesday evening in May, at 7.30 pm, for an event called ‘Fit for Life’. Each week they will organise a walk around Gorey town before returning for a healthy supper and a short interview with a local Christian woman.
There is no charge for this event. For more information visit www.goreyca.com
Gorey Active Retirement
Gorey Active Retirement Group will participate in a Dublin Bay day trip on July 5. The cost will be €35 per person. The bus will depart from the Ashdown Park Hotel at 9am and the itinerary will include boarding a pleasure cruise boat for a journey around Dublin Bay to Howth. Book early to ensure a place and leaflets will be available on Fridays in the Lock Garman Arms.
The group will also be participating in a sea cruise and River Seine Experience on July 21, 2019. The seven-night trip will include collection from Gorey to Dublin and the sailing will be at 2.55 pm.
The cost will be £1,349 for two people with an inside cabin and full board; £1,859 for an inside cabin with ocean view and £1,049 for single occupancy. Early booking is recommended for both cruises and more information can be got by contacting Ann Ward.
The Spring Break, which will take place from May 27, until May 31, to the Sligo Park Hotel is fully booked and should be a great experience with lots of dancing and entertainment.
Members are also reminded to pay their annual membership as soon as possible to make sure they are insured when participating in any activity, break, trip or holiday.
Anyone considering joining Gorey Active Retirement can find out more by dropping into the Loch Garman Arms on Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Among the events taking place at Gorey Library are: Sean Nos Singing (every Tuesday) at 7 p.m.; R&R Bookclub will meet on Monday, May 14, at 10.30 am; Toddler story-time and arts and crafts every Tuesday morning at 11 am; the Scrabble Club will meet on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 pm; Gorey Writers Group will meet on Thursday, May 17, at 7.15 pm; Pafe Turners Junior Bookclub will meet on Tuesday, May 29, at 3.30 pm (suitable for ages nine to 12 years). The group will be discussing ‘Miraculous Miranda’ by Siobhan Parkinson. E-Readers will meet on Tuesday, May 15, at 7.30 pm and this month they will be discussing ‘Ties’, by Domenico Stamone, and ‘The Unseen’, by Roy Jacobsen.
For more information contact 0539421481,
There will be a Dine2Help event in aid of Christ Church, Gorey, in Eco Restaurant on Tuesday, May 15, from 12 noon until late. Please come along and support this event. Booking is essential. To book a place or find out more information contact 053-9421110.
Join Fiona O’Loughlin in Gorey Library on Tuesday, May 15, at 7 pm, for a talk on how to become a part of the Sustainable Energy Community.
Fiona is a Community Mentor and will show how a community group can become part of a Sustainable Energy Community (SEC). Members of an SEC work and act together to develop and implement a plan to reduce energy consumption and increase renewable energy. The forthcoming talk is aimed at Tidy Towns, parish committees, sports clubs and any other local groups.
Gorey Adult Education Art Exhibition will take place in Gorey Library on Thursday, May 17, at 7 pm. The members will showcase the work that they have produced during the year. The exhibition will run until Monday, May 21.
Gorey Library staff are on hand to help you to sign-up to their range of new eServices. Patrons can now borrow free eBooks, popular eMagazines and eAudio books from the local library by using their smartphone or tablet.
Come along to the free, one-to-one ‘Introduction to eServices’ clinic to find out more. This will take place in Gorey Library on Thursday, May 17. Members of the public are encouraged to drop-in anytime between 10.30 am and 1 pm and to bring along their smartphone or tablet, library card and email login details to register for eServices. Joining the library is free-of-charge and Not a library member? You can join the library for free. Just bring along photographic ID and proof of address to join.
Jim Hurley, Chairperson of Wexford Naturalists Field Club, will give a talk about biodiversity conservation on Thursday, May 22, at 7 pm, in Gorey Library. The talk is being organised to mark International Biodiversity Day and will raise awareness, provide information and encourage consideration of biodiversity in Ireland. Everyone is welcome to attend but booking is essential.
Paul Brown will facilitate a well-being group in Gorey Library on Thursday, May 24. The aim of the group will be to motivate and support people on their well-being journey and to encourage general discussion on ‘re-wiring your life’. For more information contact Gorey library on 053-9421481.
St Aidan’s Day Care Centre Ltd. is holding its Annual Golf Classic on Friday, May 25, at Courtown Golf Club. The cost of participating for as Teamof-four will be €200 - inclusive of a meal. Sponsoring a tee will be €50 and to book a tee time contact Prop Shop, Courtown Golf Club, on 053-9425166, or Denise Kearney, at St Aidan’s Day Care Centre, on 053-9421092. A great day is guaranteed and your support is greatly appreciated.
A Family History Research Clinic will take place on Saturday, May 26, from 10.30 am, in Gorey Library. Ce- lestine Murphy, of Wexford Library services, returns to share her expertise and give advice to anyone undertaking family history research.
For more information or to book an appointment for a one-to-one consultation contact the library on 0539421481. Booking essential.
A Polska Eire Exhibition will take place in Gorey Library from Sunday, May 27, until Saturday, June 16. The exhibition presents the beauty of the northern Kashubia region with special regard to the Gmina Puck area. This beautiful part of north Poland is characterised by the sea, beaches, coastal landscape and amazing history.
In May, Gorey Library will facilitate a range of free digital skills training including basic computing, tablet and smartphone classes.
To register interest in doing a course contact the library on 053-9421481. Details will be passed on to the course facilitators who will contact interested parties about spaces and details of courses.
North Wexford Historical Society summer tour will take place on Wednesday, May 23, at 8 am. There will be a visit to National Gallery, National Museum, Dáil Eireann and the Kildare Street area of Dublin. The cost is €30 and membership is required for insurance reasons. For more information contact Phyl O’Regan on 086-3719971.
A carers support group will run on the last Wednesday of every month in the Gorey Family Resource Centre at 10.30 am and everyone is welcome to attend. These support groups are for carers of people who may suffer from dementia, mental health issues, physical disabilities or who may fall under the autism spectrum.
The Vocational Training Opportunity Scheme (VTOS) for adult learners is now taking enrolments for September 2018 courses.
VTOS further education courses are ideal for adult learners over the age of 21 who are not in employment.
VTOS is situated across from Gorey Library in the Gorey Adult Education Centre and staff are available without appointment to talk about the many supports on offer in the centre, Monday to Friday, between 9 am to 5 pm. The centre can also be contacted by phone on 053-9421791 or email email@example.com
Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill Foundation has opened a shop in Gorey at No.1, Main Street (the old Toymaster store). The shop is open Monday to Saturday, from 10 am, until 5.30 pm, excluding bank holidays.
It has a large range items for sale and is currently accepting donations of clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac. Call into the store for more details and forms are also available in the shop for anyone interested in volunteering.
The organisation is one of the most highly regarded charities nationwide and support from the public is greatly appreciated..