Gort (Gort Inse Guaire) is situated in south county galway in the west of Ireland, about half an hour's drive south of Galway city. It lies just north of the border with County Clare.
Transport to Gort by car on the old N18 road, or just off of the M18 motorway (Google Map). If you are travelling by public transport, by bus (Bus Éireann - Gort timetable) and also by rail (Iarnród Éireann). There is also a public transport listings service with up to the minute information located here on the "get there" website.
The Market Town Of Gort
From yon Market Square, when free from care
I gazed in days of yore.
But those childhood scenes have gone like dreams
to return nevermore.
They will ne'er come back, alas! Alack!
and a day was far too short.
When I met my friends, around
in the Market Town of Gort.
A health to Sonny Mullins
musician of renown.
From far and near they came to
while he entertained in town
From Camden Square and all over
Loughrea and Woodford too
Violins and Pipes, accordions and
Tin Whistles and Bodhrán, a few.
In a house well run, sure we had
he gave every man his Dew!
Woolbuyers, with horses too.
The man who made the first sliotar
in a GAA game to play
Had plied his trade in Crowe
at Harness making for many a day.
Ned Treston, sure, that was his
I remember him quite well.
And also Paddy Nolan
who many a boot did sell.
Like many more they are dead and
to join that good old sort
Who helped to make a merry place
of that grand ould town of Gort.
Peadar Ó Fathaigh
More About Gort
Gort Inse Guaire on Facebook Gort Chamber of Commerce facebook page.
I Love Gort Campaign on Facebook The I Love Gort campaign was started through the Georges Street Residents Association. The campaign proposes to reinvigorate local pride in our area and in the process make our street and our town Gorgeous.
For more information on Gort, see this Wikipedia page