A long way from Canada to here!

When Joseph Kidd and Ann Poole left North Wexford for Ontario, Canada, in 1824 with their children, they cannot have foreseen that, in 2017, four descendants would arrive back in Gorey seeking to walk in their footsteps. And, yet, in June, Corinne Simser-Wagg (Goderich, Ontario), Nancy Robinson (Montreal), and Jane Thompson (Toronto) were joined by Californian Heidi Cavagnolo (Los Gatos, […]

Go figure! Amanda’s work rocks!

Amanda Doran is a Gorey born figurative artist who has had group exhibitions in her home town, Dublin and London. Her newest solo exhibition, The Devine Feminine, is currently at the Amber Springs Hotel and explores identity and subcultures. “I’m a figurative artist,” said Amanda, who is also one of the Malocca clan, a familiar name to everyone in North Wexford! […]

Katie Maeve draws you in!

Katie Maeve Williamson is a name you’re going to be hearing more of! The Gorey, Co Wexford artist recently shot to national fame when BT Ireland commissioned a piece from her to be presented to President Michael D Higgins at the opening ceremony of the 53rd BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January. Katie Maeve’s piece was entitled “What […]

parkrun a runaway success!

To celebrate the 10th parkrun in Gorey, Co Wexford, on Saturday, 28 January, we interviewed the woman whose bright idea it was in the first place! Meet Elaine Harold, whose initiative brought over 120 runners and walkers to Gorey Town Park for this 5km event, which runs each Saturday at 9.30am. First of all, what exactly is a parkrun? It’s […]

It’s a long way from Sri Lanka to Ireland!

According to Google, Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) is an island nation south of India in the Indian Ocean with a population of 20 million. Its diverse landscapes range from rainforest and arid plains to highlands and sandy beaches. And yet, Nalin Wickramaratne left Sri Lanka in 2002 to work as a bar man in the Ashdown Park Hotel, in Gorey, […]