Gorey first appeared as an existing town in Norman records in 1296. It is a carefully planned town with a wide Main Street boulevard and street plan, much like the plantation towns of North Wexford. The Church of Ireland parish church dates from 1861.The town Market House held prisoners of all sides during the holocaust of 1798, while Goreys streets and surrounding areas were wincing with the sould of marching feet and open debauchery. Saint Michaels Catholic parish church was designed by the world famous architect Pugin, who is said to have been inspired by Dunbrody Abbey for his work on Saint Michaels. Pugin also designed the Loreto Convent which is beside Saint Michaels.

 Activities in Gorey

Golf Courses
Courtown Golf Club
Ballymoney Golf Course
The Bunker Bar Par Three Golf

Leisure Centres And Gyms
Courtown Hotel Leisure Centre


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