Extra Garda patrols at Gorey Town Park

By Dan Walsh Extra Garda patrols have been drafted into Gorey Town Park, which is in effect a building site, following reports of anti-social behaviour there, the members of Gorey-Kilmuckridge District Council were informed at the September meeting held under Covid-19 government guidelines at Gorey Courthouse. Cllr Diarmuid Devereux described the ugly sight of individualsContinue reading “Extra Garda patrols at Gorey Town Park”

Colour code conundrum at bottle bank!

By Dan Walsh at Gorey-Kilmuckridge District Council meeting “There’s a green one and a pink oneAnd a blue one and a yellow oneAnd they’re all made out of ticky-tackyAnd they all look just the same” A line from the song Little Boxes written and performed by Malvina Reynolds in 1962 and recorded by many well-knownContinue reading “Colour code conundrum at bottle bank!”

In Gorey…the bus stops here!

By Dan Walsh On a previous occasion when it was suggested that the bus stop on the Main Street be moved to the Gorey railway station car park the town’s business community were having none of it…but could it become a reality this time around? Concerns were raised on the matter at today’s monthly meetingContinue reading “In Gorey…the bus stops here!”

Gorey fans cheering at home for finalists

By Dan Walsh in Gorey People of a certain vintage will recall the ‘good old days’ when they would sit on the doorstep and listen to the match on the wireless and afterwards, in the pubs, at the forge, dropping off the milk churns at the creamery or taking a break in large workforce places,Continue reading “Gorey fans cheering at home for finalists”

Improved car parking opens at Morriscastle

By Dan Walsh The large volume of visitors to the popular Morriscastle Beach, anticipated over the August Bank Holiday weekend, can breathe a major sight of relief that the car parking congestion of the past will be considerably alleviated after a ‘temporary car park’ opened yesterday. The matter was raised at the recent meeting ofContinue reading “Improved car parking opens at Morriscastle”

Morriscastle “a victim of its own success”

By Dan Walsh Parking difficulties at Morriscastle were raised by Cllr Mary Farrell at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council. The road from Kilmuckridge village to the Blue Flag beach is two kilometres long and is a cul-de-sac. One way in and the same way out! Cllr Farrell wondered what could beContinue reading “Morriscastle “a victim of its own success””

Courtown sea front changes are delayed

By Dan Walsh Plans for the demolition of the derelict Bayview Hotel on Courtown’s sea front will be delayed until later in the year after Cllr Andrew Bolger sought an update on the ‘dangerous structure notice’ posted to the owner due to expire on August 31st. Bayview Hotel was a landmark building to generations ofContinue reading “Courtown sea front changes are delayed”

Gorey should become a ‘Sanctuary’ town

By Dan Walsh Sanctuary Ambassadors embarking on a campaign to ensure better conditions for asylum seekers in Co. Wexford have recently finalised a manifesto and today won the unanimous support of members at the monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council held under Covid-19 guidelines at Gorey Courthouse. A six-member delegation from Courtown and RosslareContinue reading “Gorey should become a ‘Sanctuary’ town”

300,000 tons of sand needed to save beach

It would require 300,000 tons of sand to bring the beach back at Courtown; that is according to Senior Executive Engineer Ger Forde who was responding to members questions via-video link at last Tuesday’s monthly meeting of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council held in Gorey Library. The discussion was prompted by the recent withdrawal of theContinue reading “300,000 tons of sand needed to save beach”