Supermarkets and Shopping
With a handful of supermarkets to choose from including Tesco Extra just minutes from the Business Park, Gorey is also host to many fine boutiques and fashion stores, renowned for having some of the very best international fashion labels as well as a broad selection of unique, stylish fashion pieces. People travel throughout Ireland for the inimitable Gorey shopping experience.
Among the better-known establishments are The Dressing Room, La Crème Boutique, Ruby Rouge, Contra Clothing and Fifth Avenue. Jack Dunne and Son stands out for its selection of men’s clothing and formal wear. Sports retail is represented in the town by Intersport Elverys and Revolve Bike Shop.
For a full listing of retailers, hair and beauty, local producers and services etc. visit Lovegorey.ie.
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Bars & Restaurants
Gorey has a fantastic night life, with an excellent selection of bars and restaurants to choose from. Gorey draws in regular crowds from all over Wexford and neighboring counties as well as hundreds of international tourists and holiday makers throughout the year, enjoying the fabulous sandy beaches by day and lively bars and restaurants by night.
Seán Óg’s Traditional Irish Bar, the Coach House, Katie Daly’s Bar and Restaurant, Chill Wine Bar, The Bistro, The Kitchen and Eco are lovely food venues, offering a variety of fare ranging from carverys to European-fusion dishes to pizza. Katie Daly’s in particular is worth a visit for its laid-back dining, while close by is Paddy Blues, the town’s most-famous watering hole. An old-Irish style interior and exterior and located right in the heart of town makes this spot a focal point. Visit the towns liveliest bars Nell Sweeney’s and The 64, ending your night in the popular O2 Nightclub.
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Hotel & Conference Venues
- For all your hotel accommodation, business meetings and conference needs, Gorey has a selection of beautiful 4-Star hotels to choose from that are sure to impress your visiting clients family and friends.
Hotels and Holiday Homes
- Upton Court Hotel : Kilmuckridge, Gorey
- Upton Court Holiday Cottages : Kilmuckridge, Gorey
- The Amber Springs Hotel & Spa : Wexford Road, Knockmullen, Gorey
- Marfield House : Courtown Rd, Raheenagurren, Gorey
- Ashdown Park Hotel : The Coach Road, Gorey
Bed & Breakfasts
- Barnadown B&B : Barnadown Upper, Gorey
- Carraig View B&B : Ballycale, Gorey
- Hillside House : Tuberduff, Gorey
- Perrymount Country Home : Perrymount, Gorey
- Railway House B&B : Arklow Road, Gorey
- Riverfield Farm House B&B : Inch, Gorey
- St Thereses’ B&B : Mountalexander, Gorey
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Childcare & Schools
There are a large selection of childcare facilities and schools located in Gorey. St. Aidans Day Care Centre is located in the Gorey Business Park and caters for young children with special needs. Kidzone is also located in the Business Park, this is a popular in-door play centre where adults can relax with a cup of coffee and a snack while children up to 12 years can enjoy the facilities including pizza and nuggets.
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Health & Fitness
A full range of fitness classes available in the Gorey Business Park itself at True Warrior Gym and My Fitt, along with a broad selection of modern gyms, swimming pools and fitness centres within a short distance from the Business Park.
Gorey, conveniently located in what’s known as the Sunny South East, is infamous for its beautiful sandy beaches.
- Dodds Rocks: This beach, named after Captain Dodd, is the next beach after Courtown North. You can access it from the Courtown-Ballymoney road. The beach is one of the largest along the coast and well worth a visit.
- Glascarrig Point: Located between Roney Point and Cahore. Well signposted. Ideal for the enthusiastic fishing person or for a family day by the sea.
- Kilpatrick Beach: The beach is not well sign-posted, but it can be found next to Kilmichael Strand. Here, there are acres of soft sandy dunes ideal for a picnic. The beach is renowned for its very rare sea shells and unusual sea stones and pebbles.
- Kilmichael Strand: A long beach located after Clones Strand. Its most notable feature is the borough which runs alongside it. The borough is made up of mini hills and valleys. This beach is also a very popular spot for fishermen with a lot of good advantage point among the rocks. It is ideal for a family day out.
- Morriscastle: This beach serves the village of Kilmuckidge. The beach, which is known as the ‘Golden Mile’, is in a natural bay, which extends for three miles. The beach has shelter thanks to grassy sand dunes and is famous for its fishing. There are also amenities such as parking and public toilets (including facilities for the disabled). This beach is listed in the “Discover Wexford’s Green Coast Awarded Beaches” Brochure.
- Oldbawn (Newtown) Beach: This beach is situated 2 miles from Ballygarrett village on the coast road. This beach has been popular for years. The beach has miles of golden sand and it is possible to walk along this beach to the adjoining beaches of Ballinoulart and Morriscastle. This beach is well sheltered by grassy sand dunes which play host to a wide range of wildlife. It is also famous for its fishing. There is an in-shore life boat and a lifeguard nearby at Cahore.
- Poulshone: This beach is hidden between the rocks after Ardamine. Its natural shelter ensures calm waters. There is also a lovely cliff top walk here from which you can see most of the coast line, and it is possible to travel to Roney Point from here. Although ramblers are asked to be aware of the dangers of getting too close to the cliff’s edge.
- Roney Point: The most famous residents of this beach lives on the little island just off Roney Point, a family of seals. While occasionally one of these inhabitants can be seen popping their heads up off Courtown, a trip to Roney Point is essential to be sure to catch a glimpse of them.
- Saleen: This beach is situated half a mile from the Kildermot Crossroads. There is a long lane from the coastal road to the beach. This lane can be narrow and overgrown in parts, but leads to a lovely unobstructed sandy beach, which is surrounded by caves which are well worth a visit.
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- The main artery to Dublin is the M11, running north from Gorey, past other towns such as Wicklow, Greystones and Bray, as it becomes the N11 and also connects to the M50 at Shankill and, with it, a direct connection around Dublin city. A rough off-peak journey time would be 40 minutes to the southern suburbs of Dublin, and circa 60 minutes to the city centre.
- *There are two Bus Éireann routes run through the town to Dublin, one connecting south to Rosslare, the other to Waterford.
- *There is also a direct train line from Rosslare to Dublin Connolly – although with a journey time running at two hours from Gorey, the road is a quicker option by and large.
- Bus Eireann 3, 133, 133x – Wexford bus runs every hour
- Irish Rail from Heuston, Connolly, Pearse Street Stations
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