Located near the eastern coast of Ireland in County Wexford is the market town of Gorey. Only about an hour’s drive from the capital of the country, Dublin, Gorey is a great place to visit or stay in for something a little different, to experience a quieter yet still quite bustling side to Ireland. There is plenty to see and do in Gorey and taking a self-catering break can be a great way to see this charming market town at its best whilst offering you the opportunity to take things at your own pace and relax in a home from home.
What Gorey offers for Self-Catering Breaks
A cottage holiday in Gorey is most likely to appeal to those who want plenty of facilities available on the doorstep. The town is home to a great shopping district, for those who love their retail therapy! There is the Gorey Shopping Centre as well as a couple of streets with a mixture of individual shops and chain stores, plus plenty of restaurants serving a mixture of all types of cuisine, from Indian to Italian, and of course, traditional Irish food is also on the menu. Lots of the pubs in Gorey have nights at weekends where musicians play live, often performing traditional Irish music, for those who like to soak up a bit of culture when on holiday, and at the same time have a great night out!
There are plenty of other things to do in Gorey on a cottage break including popping along to the annual Drama Festival which takes place in the summer. This festival is great for lovers of drama and theatre, and several performances and plays are put on by several theatre groups from around the country, including the one from Gorey itself. There is also a cinema complex located in the town, for lovers of film.
The gorgeous holiday resort of Courtown is only three miles from Gorey and this is a recommended place to visit when taking a cottage holiday in Gorey. Courtown has a harbour which is very picturesque and there is a lot to do for both children and adults, including nature trails and strolls through the dense forest park, playing a spot of golf, going bowling and trying out all of the rides and games by the beach! The beach itself is very sandy and great to relax on while looking out onto the Irish Sea and taking in the wonderful and fresh sea air.
For those who love to be amongst the hub of things, a day trip or two to Dublin will be in order whilst staying in Gorey. Dublin is a vibrant, unique city with much to offer visitors.
Gorey itself is a lovely little town with friendly people and a vibrant atmosphere. It is much smaller than Dublin yet larger than the villages dotted around in County Wexford, but is close to both, and so if staying here for a self-catering break you can get the best of both worlds by getting a good feel for different types of places in Ireland all in one trip!
Book a Gorey cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Wexford on holiday.