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The quaint market town of Gorey in Wexford has become a popular place for many commuters to settle down in recent years thanks to its easy transport routes to Dublin, Waterford and Kilkenny. Located a short distance from the coast, a holiday in Gorey, whether a short break or extended trip, has something for all the family to enjoy.
Enjoy North Wexford’s Stunning Beaches
Located in the north of Wexford, Gorey has you well placed to enjoy some of the finest beaches in Wexford, with several Blue Flag beaches only a short drive from the town. Indeed, the stunning Courtown Beach lies just 6km from Gorey, with Courtown Golf Club also nearby. The popular beaches of Ballymoney and Ardamine are also within driving distance, making Gorey a popular town for holiday goers seeking a beach holiday with a difference.
Activities in Gorey
While the beaches of North Wexford can be a big draw for many people visiting Gorey, the town is popular for those seeking a walking holiday, with many picturesque walking routes nearby. Sliabh Bhuí looped walks and Oulart Hill walking trails are both a short distance from Gorey, while the Croghan Cluster walking trails in Wicklow are also popular with walkers and hikers visiting the area. The nearby Courtown Woods is perfect for a leisurely stroll and, for those of you seeking something more challenging, Gorey is a great base for enjoying the Wexford Walking Trail. Gorey also has a weekly Park Run.
Other Things to Do near Gorey
The nearby town of Courtown is worth a visit for those of you considering a family holiday in Gorey. The town has several family friendly attractions including Pirates Cove, Courtown Adventure & Leisure Centre, Kia Ora Mini Farm and Courtown Woods. The heritage town of Ferns is also a must see when visiting Gorey and is only a 20-minute drive from the town. Ferns Castle and Ferns Village Heritage Trail are must sees when visiting Ferns. Indeed, Ferns Castle lies on the site that was once a monastery that was invaded by the Vikings who occupied Wexford during the 9th and 10th Centuries.
Things to Do in Wexford
While visiting Gorey, take the opportunity to explore more of Wexford, and particular the south coast and Hook Head Peninsula. Here you’ll find the world’s oldest operational lighthouse, Hook Head Lighthouse, while you can also marvel at the array of wonderful sealife that calls these shores home at various stages of the year.
Heritage and Strawberries
The Irish National Heritage Park just outside Wexford Town, and Rosslare Harbour and the picturesque town of Rosslare should also be on any visitors ‘to do’ list when travelling to Wexford. With farmers’ markets across the county, and a reputation for the finest strawberries in Ireland (they’re nicknamed ‘The Strawberry Pickers’ after all), when it comes to food and drink, Gorey, and indeed wider Wexford, will be sure to have you smiling.