Gorey Community Notice Board – Independent.ie


orth Wexford SPCA Charity Shop is looking for volunteers. Open Monday to Saturday – no experience necessary – 18 and over. The North Wexford SPCA Cattery and Kennels are looking for volunteers for weekday mornings and afternoons. Call 087 639 2531.

Excel Bridge

The results for June 23 are as follows:

1st: Mary Pender and Mary O’Riordain

Second spouse: Patrick and Margaret Russell Kevin Conroy and Rick McGarry

The summer bridge is very successful, the joker system works well and visitors are welcome.


The inaugural Kilanerin Flower Festival will take place from September 23-25. The festival, coordinated by local parishioner Margaret Woodbyrne, will feature decorating our community and church grounds with over 100 colorful flower arrangements.

Families and friends of the parish have the opportunity to sponsor a flower arrangement, this can be done in memory of a loved one, a special friend or a special intention. If you would like to sponsor an arrangement, please contact Fr Browne on 0402 37120, 086 8926260 or email [email protected]

Host families

There is a long tradition of foreign students coming to Gorey every summer to improve their English. Young groups of language students have become part of the summertime buzz in the sunny southeast. There is a big increase in the number of Spanish students in particular, enrolling in summer camps in the Gorey area. North Wexford has become very popular with Spanish families wishing to send their teenagers to Ireland for English language development.

The challenge in the Gorey area this year is to find enough host families. In addition to the income it generates, welcoming a foreign student can open you up to the culture of another country, especially for young people who would like to take advantage of it to perfect the European language they are studying at school. . Experienced host families say they appreciate the short duration of the summer camps of three to four weeks, as well as the full program of activities from Monday to Saturday that is organized for the students. Families interested in hosting students this summer can contact Mary on 087 6504379 for details.


Lisa is hosting a fundraiser for a darts display at the Golden Anchor pub in Castletown on Saturday July 30.

Professional players Tony O’Shea and Andy Hamilton will travel from England for the event and there will be 26 challengers hoping to beat them.

Also on the night, a game of darts will be won by someone in the crowd winning the ball card on the spot, while a game of darts will be auctioned off. The winner will be able to play a leg of darts and win the signed dartboard. Two raffles will also take place during the evening.

The organizers are looking for companies to sponsor the challengers and in return the company will be advertised on the souvenir program and through announcements during the evening. If anyone could donate a prize for the raffle, that would also be greatly appreciated.

The fundraiser is being held to benefit Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross in memory of Pamela. Call Lisa on 087 265 2595 if you want to support the event.

Gorey Active retirement

Here is a summary of our day trips for the rest of this year. All can be booked and paid for at Loch Garman Arms on Friday mornings between 11am and 1pm.

Note: On private buses, wear a mask if you wish. In public transport, wearing a mask is compulsory.

July 20. Bus to Kilkenny. Meet at 10am at the Ashdown Park Hotel. The cost is €25 per person. Included is a list of places of interest you would like to visit, contact numbers/email addresses for booking purposes, entrance fees if applicable per person. Do you offer lunch/snacks etc.

July 23. Kilcohan Greyhound Stadium. Meet at 5pm Ashdown Park Hotel, €54 per person. Limited number of places, book early. Price includes bus, two-course dinner, starter/main course. Dessert/drinks extra, payable in the evening. Always a fun night “at the dogs”.

August 3. “Mystery Journey”. Meet at 10:15am at the Ashdown Park Hotel. 57€ per person.

September 14: Dublin Zoo. Meet at 9.30am Ashdown Park Hotel, €38 per person. Take a leisurely walk, treat yourself to lunch, discover all the new areas and new animals.

October 26: Visit to the EPIC Museum of Emigration. Admission €16 per person. Take advantage of your free pass, so no bus costs. All meet at Customs at 12 noon. You can take a break as often as you like, with many charming restaurants in the area, and return home at your own pace.

December 4: Christmas Dinner/Music Ashdown Park Hotel. From 6:30 p.m. the cost is €27 per person. Enjoy a nice 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 a dinner/evening meal in one of the charming restaurants.


There will be a St. Aidan Friends and Relatives meeting on Monday 4th July at 11.00am in St. Aidan, Millands. Welcome to all members.

Gorey Whist

Gorey Whist Drive Results June 21, 2022
Top: Etna Kelly

1st Lady: Heather Hayes

2nd Lady: Georgina Power

Halftime: Sadie Mordant

1st Nice Colin Levingston

2nd Gentleman: Jack Stanley
Gent Mixed Half Time: Marie Cushe / Mary Hunt

Service of St. Luke

St. Luke’s Leskinfere Parish is hosting a worship service on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Leskinfere Church and all are welcome to attend. The service is organized so that anyone bereaved during the pandemic or those unable to attend the funeral due to restrictions can come and support the bereaved and pay their respects in their own way.

Clohamon Reunion

The Clohamon Area Meeting Committee is delighted to host a meeting and gathering for Clohamon and the surrounding area. We bring together local people, past and present, as well as alumni of our local national school. The day’s activities will include a historical lecture, with a slide show of photos, newspaper articles and memorabilia.
If you have old photos or newspaper articles stored in boxes, we would like you to share them. All you have to do is take a picture of them and send them to us, via your phone or by mail (we take care of it). For more information or to send photos, contact Susan Bolger at [email protected]; Una Murphy on 0862533014 or Rosemary Atkinson (after 2pm) on 0868860246.
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday July 30 at 3:30 p.m. on the school grounds.

Alzheimer’s disease information

The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will be bringing their mobile information service to Gorey on Tuesday, July 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit their onboard library and talk to branch staff and volunteers to access information about dementia and the services and supports in your area. The service will be at the Saint Aidans Day Services car park, Millands, Gorey and is open to everyone.

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