Paul Funge, Gorey, Wexford
Gorey Market House Festival, North Wexford, Ireland


Gorey is just 50 minutes from the M50 and south Dublin, with North Wexford one of the gems of Ireland's Ancient East.

In Gorey, there are shops to suit everyone: fashion boutiques, book shops, hair and beauty salons, florists, restaurants and cafés. Traditional shop fronts with hanging baskets give the village a welcoming feel. There is a wide choice of pubs, guest house accommodation, and hotels to suit all tastes.

Surrounded by numerous top-level golf clubs, Gorey boasts a wide variety of activities from the historic Ferns to the seaside village of Courtown to the modern traditional market town of Gorey itself.

Its state of the art skate and play park and cultural hub in the Gorey Little Theatre, which hosts year round entertainment, ensure that all tastes are catered for.


Evidence of Ferns’ associations with St. Aidan (598AD) and Diarmuid McMurrough who brought the Normans to Ireland in 1169 is still there to be seen. These features sit very comfortably alongside modern architectural gems such as Alder Court, reflecting a community which appreciates its past while embracing the future. Click here to visit Ferns.....

Ferns Castle, North Wexford, Ireland
Courtown, Gorey, Wexford, Ireland


The name Courtown can be traced back to 1278 when Andrew Avenal had a lease of the manor of Curtun in Kinelahun (Kiltennel). The village started as a famine relief project by Lord Courtown to help create a local amenity as well as providing employment. It has developed into a vibrant and lovely coastal seaside village.