Gorey Market House Festival – 2015

Gorey Market House Festival

The 2015 Gorey Market House Festival will take place between Thursday, the 30th of July and Sunday, the 2nd of August (the August Bank Holiday weekend).

At the festival, there will be a number of fun events; including an open-air fashion show, live music and a Family Fun Day. Throughout the weekend,

What bands will be playing at the Gorey Market House Festival?

A list of some of the bands that will be playing at the Gorey Market House Festival:

  • Keywest: A five-piece rock band that is based in Dublin.
  • Seo Linn: A unique Irish band that mixes traditional Irish folk music with a modern indie twist.
  • Hogan: An Irish pop-rock band that hails from County Offaly.

Family Fun Day.

The Family Fun Day will take place at Gorey Town Park on Saturday, the 1st of August (2PM to 7PM). At the Fun Day, families can bring a picnic and relax as several different activities and events unfold throughout the day:

  • A “Straight Jacket Escapologist”.
  • A fire spinning duo.
  • A puppet show.
  • Wall climbing.
  • Pirate Cove train rides.
  • Face painting.
  • Arts and crafts.
  • A magician show.
  • Soccer and rugby workshops.
  • A small animal area…
  • and more!

Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.


A brief guide to the Gorey Market House Festival:

Thursday, the 30th of July.

  • 7PM: The official opening of the festival occurs at the Gorey Library in Civic Square, where there will be poetry, music and much more.

Friday, the 31st of July.

  • Beat on the Street occurs from 5PM onward (organised by Beat 102-103).

Saturday, the 1st of August.

  • The Farmers Market will run between 10AM and 2PM on Esmonde Street.
  • A street busking competition will be held on Gorey’s Main Street between 12PM and 2PM.
  • The Family Fun Day begins at Gorey Town Park at 2PM.
  • Please note that there will be no street music on Saturday night. Instead, a number of pubs in the area will be hosting their own live music shows.

Sunday, the 2nd of August.

On the final day of the festival, a street market with various stalls will be held from 12PM onward. At the street market, there will also be vintage steam engines, cars and tractors; as well as other side attractions. South East Radio will also be broadcasting from the market place throughout the day.