Gorey is a relatively new town by Irish standards, coming into existence in 1750 as a market town for the surrounding region of Wexford, but it was in the Celtic Tiger era that the town had its biggest growth explosion, seeing a 44 per cent increase in size between 1996 and 2002, in no small part due to Dubliners relocating south. A busy market town, it is close to the coast with miles of sandy beaches attracting a big summer population.
The main artery to Dublin is the M11, running north from Gorey, past other towns such as Wicklow, Greystones and Bray, as it becomes the N11 and also connects to the M50 at Shankill and, with it, a direct connection around Dublin city. A rough off-peak journey time would be 50 minutes to an hour from Gorey to the southern suburbs of Dublin, and circa 90 minutes to the city centre. However, during peak times this commute time can be as long as 120 minutes. In terms of public transport, two Bus Éireann routes run through the town to Dublin, one connecting south to Rosslare, the other to Waterford. There is also a direct train line from Rosslare to Dublin Connolly – although with a journey time running at two hours from Gorey, the road is a quicker option by and large.
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