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, […]

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 […]

Catalan chess supremo charms Gorey

Manuel Gardenes was born in Catalonia but moved to Ireland six years ago when he was asked to represent Ireland in a chess team championship. “It was a great honour – it was not very practical as I was doing reasonably well as a business consultant in Barcelona, but I chanced it!” He is still in Ireland and, after some […]