Cultural Survey Results
We would like to thank everyone who took part in our cultural survey. We had an amazing 72 submissions and the results are as follows:
In relation to the above question we received some responses from people who included more than one experience and some that included none. The above accounts for all responses received. More analysis will be conducted on these in relation to experience type.
It is worth noting here that the Market House Festival received the highest response from the public in relation to identified 'best experience' followed closely by exhibitions at the PERIPHERIES Centre / Gorey School of Art. Events at both the Gorey Little Theatre and Gorey Library also received a relatively positive response followed very closely by the now defunct Cula Festival.
It is also interesting to note here the variety of experiences people included as a 'Cultural Experience' such as; School Exchanges, Gorey Rangers, St. Patrick's Day Parade to Turning on the Christmas Lights.
In relation to the above question we received many responses from people that included more than one 'Value'. The above accounts for these. More analysis will be conducted on the above to identify what aspects of each segment people are referring to.
However it is worth noting here the very high response from the community in their value they put on the people of Gorey. This was responded to primarily in the context of perceived community spirit, followed closely by cultural diversity & potential and then by safety. Both the location of Gorey and access to cultural activities that it offers were both tied with the second highest level of responses. Here it is worth noting that people primarily commented on its geographic location between the capital (Dublin) and the beach. In relation to access to cultural activities more research is needed on whether people are referring to activities currently located within Gorey or due to its geographic location the ease of access to cultural activities located with the Capital (Dublin).
Following the above we had a similar response from people in relation to the value they put on its history as well as its geographic size and population.
In relation to the above question we received responses from people that included more than three changes, some with less than three changes and some with no changes. The above accounts for all responses received. More research is recommended within the various sectors accounted for here, specifically in relation to the top three.
It is worth noting here the overwhelmingly high response from the community in relation to a dedicated Arts / Cultural Centre which would fit with the research conducted with the 'Creative Wexford' document. It is also worth noting here the high level of responses in relation to the need for a Third Level Education Facility. Followed closely to these is improving connectivity of Gorey's Cultural Scene to the international cultural scene, the implementation of creative work-spaces, more pedestrian friendly areas and more activities for teenagers.
Following this it is perceived that better public transport and better cycle lanes would make a positive impact for the community of Gorey and interestingly it is worth noting the responses made in relation to making better use of our woods, better connectivity between the town land of Gorey and its' hinterland and an alternative late night bar.