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Gorey

Gorey is a market town in north County Wexford, Ireland. It is beside the main M11 Dublin to Wexford road. The town is also connected to the railway network along the same route. Local newspapers include the Gorey Guardian and Gorey Echo.Gorey is one hour's drive from the southern outskirts of Dublin, connected to the capital via the N11/M11. As a commuter town, there has been an increase in the building of new houses in Gorey. Between 1996 and 2002 the population rose by 44% in the town and by 23% in the surrounding district.AmenitiesThere are two hotels in the town, both with leisure centre, swimming pools, and conference facilities. The town has several restaurants, serving Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai and Irish cuisineCourtown Harbour or Courtown, a small holiday resort used by weekend visitors from Dublin, is situated 5km east of Gorey.The town marked the 150th anniversary of the consecration of Christ Church in May 2011. The church, which was completed in 1861, was designed by James Welland, one of the provincial architects of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners of the Church of Ireland. It is noted for its stained glass windows designed by Harry Clarke and Catherine O'Brien.
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