A Guidebook to help you with your stay in Coolgreany.

Sally
A Guidebook to help you with your stay in Coolgreany.

Farm produce and cooked meals : https://farmhousegrocer.ie/- click and collect at the Amber Springs Gorey. You can get jams, juices, and Wexford finest strawberries at Greens Berry Farm, at the roundabout in Tinnock (10 mins). Places where you can eat outside followed by the others...

ALFRESCO DINING LIST: The Broken Chair at Moneylands Farm in Arklow is really well set up for outdoor dining and the staff are friendly, food good I'm told. Mount Usher Gardens courtyard for Avoca take out or Avoca Handweavers in Avoca village. Woodenbridge Hotel and Lodge for lunch or dinner. A lovely drive over back roads. For Gorey Daytime eats, Partridges, The Book Cafe, basic but good. The Clubhouse at Seafield Hotel. The Duck at Marlfield (expensive, but a treat for a coffee) The Strand at Cahore, great spot for the kids with the pier and beach right there. The Cosy Cottage Cafe, Esmonde Street Gorey. Little yard behind, their salads and vegetarian foods are best. The Lavender Farm, nice outside courtyard. Haven't been this season but in previous years the food was disappointing but the place nice!
I like Partidges for breakfast/brunch/great coffee and snacks and super take away for picnics.
Partridges Artisan Cafe & Fine Food Shop
94 Main St
I like Partidges for breakfast/brunch/great coffee and snacks and super take away for picnics.
There's a lovely bistro at Marlfield called THE DUCK. It has a great menu with a beautiful garden, terrace and restaurant in a converted coach house. If you're willing to splash out, go here and you are fond of a nice environment go here. The food is good but perhaps could be improved for the prices they charge. They only do lunch and dinner, no snacks and one must eat a minimum of 2 courses for lunch and 3 for dinner. Ask when booking. Service can be slow. Essential to book.
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Marlfield House Hotel
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There's a lovely bistro at Marlfield called THE DUCK. It has a great menu with a beautiful garden, terrace and restaurant in a converted coach house. If you're willing to splash out, go here and you are fond of a nice environment go here. The food is good but perhaps could be improved for the prices they charge. They only do lunch and dinner, no snacks and one must eat a minimum of 2 courses for lunch and 3 for dinner. Ask when booking. Service can be slow. Essential to book.
Nice Pizza and friendly staff. The very top of Gorey's main street, opposite the AIB. NO OUTSIDE SPACE.
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Eco Pizzeria and Restaurant
50 Main St
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Nice Pizza and friendly staff. The very top of Gorey's main street, opposite the AIB. NO OUTSIDE SPACE.
I really like Glenmalure for a long walk through the glen followed by traditional food at the lodge.
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The Glenmalure Lodge
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I really like Glenmalure for a long walk through the glen followed by traditional food at the lodge.
The only place in the village...Delicious chips. Proper very good pizza. Very cheap take out. Fish/burgers etc. Great Onion Rings and hand cut chunky traditional chips. Portions huge, one chip enough for two at least. 0877530227 to order ahead. We like their chicken fillet burgers in particular. Now doing great pizza too.
Mario's Take-away
The only place in the village...Delicious chips. Proper very good pizza. Very cheap take out. Fish/burgers etc. Great Onion Rings and hand cut chunky traditional chips. Portions huge, one chip enough for two at least. 0877530227 to order ahead. We like their chicken fillet burgers in particular. Now doing great pizza too.
Great food, decor and not terribly busy as it's off the main street. Wood fired pizza stove. Marvelous food at reasonable prices. NO OUTSIDE SPACE
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The Kitchen @ Gorey
1 - 4 N Parade
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Great food, decor and not terribly busy as it's off the main street. Wood fired pizza stove. Marvelous food at reasonable prices. NO OUTSIDE SPACE
I love the atmosphere here, it's always busy, always open (daytime) and has great coffee. If you like an iconic café, this is it Street eating but you make a trip inside for the loos or to look at the produce.
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The Book Café and Bistro
85 Main St
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I love the atmosphere here, it's always busy, always open (daytime) and has great coffee. If you like an iconic café, this is it Street eating but you make a trip inside for the loos or to look at the produce.

Drinks & Nightlife

Our village pub has great Guinness and is very typical of an Irish bar. Book a table at the outdoor bar and enjoy the local conversation. Good music very late on Saturday nights once the regular musician has stopped. Poker on Fridays. Sarah or Ger will likely be behind the bar. The number for booking is 0877944252 (Sarah) CASH ONLY HERE but great Guinness.
O'Rafferty's
Our village pub has great Guinness and is very typical of an Irish bar. Book a table at the outdoor bar and enjoy the local conversation. Good music very late on Saturday nights once the regular musician has stopped. Poker on Fridays. Sarah or Ger will likely be behind the bar. The number for booking is 0877944252 (Sarah) CASH ONLY HERE but great Guinness.
Very old bar in Gorey with traditional music every Thursday night...great pub. Big yard out back.
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Frenchs Pub
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Very old bar in Gorey with traditional music every Thursday night...great pub. Big yard out back.
Great Kid's Club movies. Most movies start at around 7 pm with the second showing at about 9pm.
Omniplex
Great Kid's Club movies. Most movies start at around 7 pm with the second showing at about 9pm.

Parks & Nature

Gardens are very appealing to children and adults. Not free entry though... Adults € 8 Senior Citizens & Students € 7 Children (4-16yrs) € 4 Great café and take out in a beautiful courtyard.
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Mount Usher Gardens
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Gardens are very appealing to children and adults. Not free entry though... Adults € 8 Senior Citizens & Students € 7 Children (4-16yrs) € 4 Great café and take out in a beautiful courtyard.
One of Ireland's most famous parks. Mountains, Lakes, Walks. Take a picnic.
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Glendalough
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One of Ireland's most famous parks. Mountains, Lakes, Walks. Take a picnic.
My favourite local beach.
Clogga Cove
My favourite local beach.
Miles and miles of sandy beach but parking is €4 per car.
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Brittas Bay
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Miles and miles of sandy beach but parking is €4 per car.
Free entry. Beautiful gardens and Parkland
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Kilmacurragh Botanic Gardens
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Free entry. Beautiful gardens and Parkland

Arts and Culture

Check out lovegorey.ie for up to date events. Check out threebillboardsoutside.ie for details of the billboard art campaign in Gorey this summer. Best entertainment available will be weekend theatre in Coolgreany in August only....ask Sally for details.
This year in July, you get great music and theatre. Check out gr8events.ie
Gorey Little Theatre
This year in July, you get great music and theatre. Check out gr8events.ie
Tourist office and craft exhibits
Market House
Tourist office and craft exhibits
The Opera house hosts an eclectic mix of theatre, opera and music. Lovely cafe.
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National Opera House
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The Opera house hosts an eclectic mix of theatre, opera and music. Lovely cafe.
If you are interested in the sea and Arklow's history with it.
Arklow Maritime Museum
If you are interested in the sea and Arklow's history with it.
Sometimes have events outside on the lawn. In general a popular place with kids. On Friday evenings they have al fresco entertainment and a big barbecue.
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Wells House & Gardens
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Sometimes have events outside on the lawn. In general a popular place with kids. On Friday evenings they have al fresco entertainment and a big barbecue.

SHOPPING O'Raffertys XL at the top of the village.

For emergency food (milk, bread, eggs or CHOCOLATE) and farm goods, hardware, and everything in between. Jim runs a typical village store. It'll be Jim, Kellie or Denise who serves you. 8-9pm except Sundays when I think it's 8-2 and 6-9pm.
The Irish version of a flea market; lot's of junk. It's called a car boot sale. every Saturday from 8.30/9 am until lunchtime.
Inch
The Irish version of a flea market; lot's of junk. It's called a car boot sale. every Saturday from 8.30/9 am until lunchtime.
Nice gift shop and snack bar at the Lavender Farm. Nice for small kids too. Playground and rides on farm train.
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Wexford Lavender Farm
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Nice gift shop and snack bar at the Lavender Farm. Nice for small kids too. Playground and rides on farm train.
Traditional Irish gifts/clothing/weaving shed. Good café too.
Avoca Studio Gallery
Traditional Irish gifts/clothing/weaving shed. Good café too.
Cheap but good supermarket a seven minute drive away.
Lidl
Cheap but good supermarket a seven minute drive away.
A superstore with comprehensive electrical and clothing section as well as food supplies.
Tesco Extra
A superstore with comprehensive electrical and clothing section as well as food supplies.
Good cheap supermarket on this side of Gorey, no need to go all the way into town. Convenient parking!
Lidl
Good cheap supermarket on this side of Gorey, no need to go all the way into town. Convenient parking!
Great for basics and car refuelling. Just at Inch only about a mile and a quarter down the road. They sell alcohol.
Canavans Londis
Great for basics and car refuelling. Just at Inch only about a mile and a quarter down the road. They sell alcohol.

Transport

For visitors who want to see Dublin without the worry of traffic and parking.
Park you car at Lidl Arklow and take the Wexford Bus (private coach) OR Bus Eireann number 2 route into city centre Dublin. The bus will drop you beside Trinity College. Ask for a 'Day Return' for the best price. Discounts are available for students, children and seniors with I.D cards. Buses are on the half hour.
Arklow (Lidl)
Park you car at Lidl Arklow and take the Wexford Bus (private coach) OR Bus Eireann number 2 route into city centre Dublin. The bus will drop you beside Trinity College. Ask for a 'Day Return' for the best price. Discounts are available for students, children and seniors with I.D cards. Buses are on the half hour.
Take the stunning train ride to Dublin. Trains are scarce so plan well!
Arklow
Take the stunning train ride to Dublin. Trains are scarce so plan well!