Gorey

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This article is about the town. For the artist, see Edward Gorey.

Gorey (Irish: Guaire) is a market town, in north County Wexford, Ireland, situated on the main N11 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.

Five kilometers from Gorey is Courtown Harbour, a small holiday resort, popular with weekend visitors from Dublin.

Gorey is an hour's drive from the outskirts of Dublin. With the problems of finding housing in Dublin, many people have bought houses in Gorey and commute each day to the capital. As a result, there has been a dramatic increase in the building of new houses in Gorey. The population has risen sharply and Gorey is now the most populous town in County Wexford, having passed out the county town, Wexford, in 2004.

Many new shops have been added in the last few years, with the development of Esmonde Street from a residential street to a mainly shopping street. Many of the shops are centred on ladies fashion, but men also have a few choices of shops, with up to date fashion. Three supermarkets, soon to be four, are competing for customers. For visitors, there is a modern hotel, with leisure centre, swimming pool and conference facilities. The town has several restaurants, catering for Italian, Indian, Chinese, Thai and of course Irish cuisine.

Traffic through the town, which lies on the N11 Dublin to Rosslare route, can at times be hectic, with tailbacks on all major approach roads. It is especially bad on Friday afternoon/early evening, when people are coming down from Dublin for the weekend. A by-pass route has been planned, and the preliminary work has begun, that is archaeological investigation of some interesting sites, found through trenching. Actual work on the road should start in the autumn of 2005, with a planned completion date of 2008. The road will be ca. 24 Km long and consist of two lanes in each direction, in the style of motorway lay-out.

See also: List of towns in the Republic of Ireland

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