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Gorey is a town in north County Wexford, Ireland, 41 km north of the town of Wexford and 65 km south of Dublin. It was originally a market town dating from the 17th century. It is now rapidly growing as it turns into a commuter town of Dublin, as the roads have improved over the years.

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By car[edit]

The N11/M11 road (which has been partially upgraded to a motorway) bypasses the town, connecting it to Arklow (County Wicklow) and Dublin to the North and to Enniscorthy and Wexford town to the south. This road allows journeys from Dublin in 60 - 90 minutes.

By bus[edit]

By train[edit]

  • Gorey is also served by the Dublin to Rosslare railway service which operates a few times a day. See Irish Rail for further details.

Get around[edit]


  • Visit the seaside town of Courtown. There is a private bus running a regular service during the summer season. It can be reached along the R742 road that runs east of Gorey from the north end of the town near where Tesco is located.
  • Fr Murphy Centre (in the village of Boolavogue a few miles south of Gorey).
  • Kia Ora Mini Farm (located and sign posted off the Gorey to Courtown road).
  • Craanford Mills (four miles from Gorey, off the Gorey - Carnew road). This is an unique early 17th-century watermill.


  • 1 Tara Hill. About an hour's walk away. From here it is possible to overview most of the Gorey area. Tara Hill (Q7685071) on Wikidata Tara Hill, County Wexford on Wikipedia
  • Ballycanew Riding Centre. Horse riding.





  • Amber Springs Hotel, Wexford Rd, +353 53 948-4000. Centrally located 4-star hotel hotel, with health spa and leisure facilities, restaurants and bars.
  • Ashdown Park Hotel, The Coach Rd, +353 53 948-0777. 4-star hotel with spa and leisure facilities, restaurant and bar. Close to the beach and beside the town.
  • 1 Marlfield House, Courtown Rd, Gorey Y25 DK23, +353 53 942 1124. Excellent small hotel in Regency building with two fine restaurants, the Conservatory and the less formal Duck. Open Feb-Dec. B&B double from €250.

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Routes through Gorey
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merges with M11 motorway IE.png  N IRL N11.svg S  EnniscorthyWexford Tabliczka E1.svg

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