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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.

Chris­tian Assem­bly

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.gor­

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.

Gorey Li­brary

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.

En­ergy talk

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.

Art ex­hi­bi­tion

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.

Golf clas­sic

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.

Re­search clinic

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.

Pol­ska Eire

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.

Dig­i­tal Skills

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.

VTOS cour­ses

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 noreen­

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..

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