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Gorey is a town in north County_Wexford. 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.

Gorey is located about 65km south of Dublin and 41km north of Wexford.

Get in

By car

The N11/M11 road (recently 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

By train

  • 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


  • 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.


  • Tara Hill. Located about an hour's walk away. From here it is possible to overview most of the Gorey area.
  • Ballycanew Riding Centre. Horse riding.





  • Ashdown Park Hotel. 4 star hotel with leisure centre & conference centre plus restaurant and bar.
  • Amber Springs Hotel. 4 star hotel with health spa & conference centre plus restaurants and bars.

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