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Gorey Round-Up 29/09/17

| September 29, 2017

Summer School changes planned

Changes to the Byrne Perry Summer School Festival in Gorey are to be introduced next year with the main focus of the event to be a major centrepiece lecture.

Gorey District Manager Amanda Byrne informed local councillors that the big problem this year was the lack of local involvement in the event and efforts are to be made over the coming months to address this.

Plans are already advanced for Gorey’s big Christmas Festival with a host of new events to be introduced this year to broaden its appeal and increase activity in the town.

It has been agreed that the switch-on will take place exactly one month before the big day itself on Saturday November 25th.

Among the activities planned this year are treasure hunts and there will also be new competitions including one for the best lit up house.

Plans for the event, the opening of which draws massive crowds each year, are to be completed before the end of the month.


Keeping Ferns on the map

Councillors in North Wexford are determined that Ferns village should retain its place on the map once the new by-pass to Oylegate is opened.

The village recently hosted a successful Norman Connection Conference and the campaign is now underway to ensure that its Norman connections continue to be promoted and highlighted once the new road is opened.

Cllr. Fionntan O’Suilleabhain said they needed to ensure that there was adequate signage for the village and its Norman Connections on the new motorway with the slogan ‘Ferns—Gateway to Norman Ireland’ being suggested as a possibility.


Dark street causes tree problem for Chairman Joe

Gorey is a rather dark place at night with some members of the local District Council discovering just how dark parts of the urban area were when they attended the Market House Festival in the summer.

Cllr. Anthony Donohoe said that even in places where there were lights it was still very dark and this included the Main Street while other areas were completely in the dark.

He was supported by Cllr. John Hegarty who also highlighted areas that required lights and the Chairman Joe Sullivan was able to provide personal experience of the dangers caused by a lack of lighting. He revealed to his colleagues that the lack of light in one area caused him to walk straight into a tree.

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