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Living in Gort

  • 21-07-2019 1:22pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 521 ✭✭✭ Morby


    Hi all,

    Thinking of relocating to Gort.

    There seems to be good facilities and shops out there, Aldi, Lidl, Supervalu, Train Station and Coole Park etc...

    What's it like to live there?

    What are the pros and cons?

    Would be moving from the city. So cost is a big factor obviously.

    What other amenities does Gort have to offer?

    It wouldn't be in the town itself, but about 5 miles outside.

    Is there a regular train service to and from Galway?

    Any things of interest to note at all or to be aware of before making the move?


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,665 ✭✭✭✭ Mars Bar


    I've literally just finished reading this article

    https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/the-town-that-got-over-a-flood-a-recession-and-a-bypass-1.3939241?mode=amp

    Not sure about trains but the bus goes regularly to Galway from the Square


  • Registered Users Posts: 202 ✭✭ flipflophead22


    Curious to know what gort is like to live in these days? Its in a good location, just wondered what the the town has to offer?

    I dont see anything to rent there at the moment though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,619 ✭✭✭ zweton


    Anyone?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭ Bazzy


    I don't live in Gort the wall at the bottom of my garden is in gort and the rest is in Ardrahan.

    I use Gort for all our shopping needs and rarely need to go to town

    The only thing it doesnt have is a sports shop

    Theres any amount of cafes and shops as listed above

    You can get a full irish
    Woodfired pizza
    or a chinese take away


    I'm originally from Dublin and have always felt very safe in Gort there is a strong Brazillian community in gort and they are all very friendly.

    Like every town or village in ireland theres one or two g0b****es.

    We have 4 year old twins and there is always plenty to do from the playground to coole park to the gort greenway.

    They're working on opening up a riverwalk also it's open but still needs more work.

    If your saving a lot of money and want a quieter life (5 miles outside the town) I'd say go for it.

    If theres anything specific ask me and i'll answer it as best I can for you


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,678 ✭✭✭ Aglomerado


    I used to live in Gort and still have friends there.
    Nice town with everything you could need plus good transport links for anything else.

    People are decent and the Brazilians are friendly and very well liked in the community.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12 ✭✭✭ Scalepro


    Fairly good farmers market.
    Excellent cafes.
    Live traditional music weekly.
    Lidl, aldi and super value .
    Great commuter town. 2m from motorway
    Excellent barbers
    Coole park ( this is a top class amenity)
    10 min from kinvarra village.


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