Tense debate on Gorey housing plans

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Meeting While the proposed end to the temporary Eviction Ban on March 31st was under discussion prior to a vote on the matter in Dáil Éireann on Wednesday, councillors lambasted Wexford County Council for its failure to deliver housing in Gorey at today’s monthly meeting of GoreyContinue reading “Tense debate on Gorey housing plans”

Smart Village strategy for Courtown/Riverchapel

By Dan Walsh at Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey A new 64-page report outlining a Smart Village innovative plan for future investment and development in the Courtown and Riverchapel region of North Wexford was unveiled at a well-attended public meeting held in the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, last Monday night. Linda Sinnott, Chair of Courtown CommunityContinue reading “Smart Village strategy for Courtown/Riverchapel”

Gorey’s Market House tops the local news

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Meeting Recently, 60 people gathered in the Loch Garman Arms Hotel to support the newly formed Gorey Community Development Group where Cllrs Diarmuid Devereux and Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin represented Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council. At last Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the district authority Cllrs Devereux and ÓContinue reading “Gorey’s Market House tops the local news”

What’s good for Our Lady’s Island doesn’t apply to the Ahare River!

By Dan Walsh at Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council Meeting Cllr Joe Sullivan has long been campaigning for action on the Ahare River (also known as the Kilgorman or Inch River) which flows into the sea at Clone Beach in North Wexford and he alerted members to current events at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of GoreyContinue reading “What’s good for Our Lady’s Island doesn’t apply to the Ahare River!”

Courtown residents bring concerns to Gorey

By Dan Walsh in Gorey About 30 residents of Harbour Court estate at Courtown Harbour gathered outside the Civic Offices in Gorey today where the monthly meeting of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council was taking place. Many were bearing placards that read ‘No To The Land Swap’. Residents of the 27-house estate said that allContinue reading “Courtown residents bring concerns to Gorey”

Is Gorey facing a housing crisis?

By Dan Walsh at Gorey-Kilmuckridge meeting The end of March moratorium on evictions, the need to prioritise affordable housing and delayed starting dates for proposed housing projects in the North Wexford and Gorey area may present “massive problems”, according to concerned members discussing housing at today’s meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council held in theContinue reading “Is Gorey facing a housing crisis?”

Gorey lights up for Christmas

By Dan Walsh The organisers of Gorey Christmas Lights Big Switch On triumphed against the forces of nature to bring thousands onto the Main Street tonight (Saturday) to the happiest event ever – the lights turned on by Santa Claus with Mrs. Claus by his side. The weather was dreadful on Saturday morning and causedContinue reading “Gorey lights up for Christmas”

The Big Switch-On returns to Gorey

By Dan Walsh Following a two-year lockdown, Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District are thrilled to see the return of The Big Switch On with Santa Claus, as the distinguished guest of honour, on Saturday at 6.45pm on the Main Street. News broke of the return of The Big Switch On when Santa recently hosted a Press ConferenceContinue reading “The Big Switch-On returns to Gorey”

Traffic Calming measures coming your way

By Dan Walsh at Wells House and Gardens Wexford County Council has circulated a draft document amongst members about its Traffic Calming Policy and it was presented to members of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council at the November meeting held at Wells House and Gardens. The document claims that there has been an increasing demandContinue reading “Traffic Calming measures coming your way”

Conservation plan for Courtown Woods

By Dan Walsh in Courtown North Wexford’s Cllr Joe Sullivan has launched a public appeal that Wexford County Council working in conjunction with Coillte, National Parks and Wildlife and the owners take the necessary steps to have Courtown Woods declared a SAC (Special Area of Conservation). “As we are all aware Courtown Woods are currentlyContinue reading “Conservation plan for Courtown Woods”