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”

Fencing concerns at Courtown Harbour

By Dan Walsh Cathaoirleach of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District, Cllr Donal Kenny, is lamenting the “disappearance of the paling (fence)that could mislead motorists at Courtown Harbour and result in somebody finding themselves in the sea due to misadventure. He raised the matter with County Council officials at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting of Gorey Kilmuckridge MunicipalContinue reading “Fencing concerns at Courtown Harbour”

Gorey to keep its past in town!

By Dan Walsh at Wells House and Gardens A proposal to transform the old chamber room in the Market House into a Gorey historical feature and retain historical books and documents in Gorey for the people of Gorey and district was supported unanimously at today’s monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council held in WellsContinue reading “Gorey to keep its past in town!”

Senator thanks emergency crews

By Dan Walsh Senator Malcolm Byrne has expressed his thanks to the crews at Wexford County Council, the Fire Service, Civil Defence and the ESB and Gardai for all their work during this week’s horrendous weather. Senator Byrne said to WexfordLocal.com; “The teams went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that theyContinue reading “Senator thanks emergency crews”

Flooding mayhem on M11 and Gorey

By Dan Walsh UPDATE at 10pm Thursday; The M11 has reopened for traffic having been closed for a number of hours this evening due to flash flooding following heavy rainfall. The emergency services are stretched to the limit in North Wexford this evening after an extraordinary heavy downpour of rain saturated the district and causedContinue reading “Flooding mayhem on M11 and Gorey”

Call to save Courtown tourism heritage

By Dan Walsh at Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey. Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council agreed at the October meeting to hold a series of consultation meetings with a view to engaging community groups with the local council members and staff identifying key priorities and seeking to put resources in place and the first one took placeContinue reading “Call to save Courtown tourism heritage”

Housing update for Gorey town

By Dan Walsh Cllr Joe Sullivan has visited eight active house building sites in the Gorey town area and has calculated the Part V social housing aspect as set out on the table below; * Ramstown 67 units exclusively social. * Tobar Mhuire. 63 units exclusively social. * Gleann An Ghairdin. 30 units Part V.Continue reading “Housing update for Gorey town”