Greystones Notebook – February 24

Greystones

Welcome to the Greystones Weekly Calendar of Local Events

 

 

Please forward notices to Cllr. Kathleen Kelleher,  2875327/087 2845465,

[email protected]

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Come and join this superb annual event in our town.

Full details and applications from Greystones Town Council,  2876694.

Help make this year’s event bigger and better than ever.

Marching bands,  local clubs and groups,  visitors from Holyhead.

This will be our last Greystones Town Council Parade before Local Government changes.

 

DAFFODIL DAY ITEMS NOW ON SALE AT GREYSTONES CANCER SUPPORT

Daffodil Day will be held 28 March, 2014.

Greystones Cancer Support will host its usual Coffee Morning.

 

Daffodil Day items now on sale at GCS La Touche Place.

Pens, pins,  tea towels,  teddy bears,  mugs, beautiful note cards,  travel mugs.

Limited numbers,  don’t be disappointed.

Fresh daffodils available on the day.

 

VICKY PALMER BYRNE PARACHUTE JUMP

IN AID OF GREYSTONES CANCER SUPPORT

Cancelled last week due to bad weather.

New date to be announced.

Donations welcome @iDonate.

 

LA TOUCHE WINE COURSE BOOKED OUT.

NEW ADVANCED COURSE STARTS LATE MARCH.

 

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR PEOPLE OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2014

Sports Person of the Year              Civic Person of the Year

Special Person of the Year              Cultural Person of the Year

Commercial Person of the Year       Young Entrepreneur of the Year

 

Full details and application from Greystones Town Council,  2876694

Nominations to be returned by 21 March, 2014.

Dinner to be held 24 April, 2014,  Charlesland Golf and Country Club Hotel.

 

LA TOUCHE WINE DINNER:  27 FEBRUARY

DONATION TO SIMON FITZMAURICE:  MY NAME IS EMILY

COME AND HELP

Details below.

Special note:  Wine Dinner booked out !!

Thank you to all.

 

GREYSTONES CANCER SUPPORT KNITTED ITEMS AND CARDS             

Special themed knitted children’s hats for St. Patrick’s Day, 17 March.

Beautiful tea cosies for Easter,  20 April.

 

Let the children come to the Greystones Parade in style.

And bring one of the gorgeous tea cosies with you on your Easter visits.

Better than a new Easter bonnet !!

 

The group also has special greeting cards for these two holidays.

Why not remember family and friends in a special way.

Everyone loves to receive a special handmade card.

Especially those living away from home on St. Patrick’s Day.

 

Items are available at Greystones Cancer Support and with Mrs. Bridie Mooney.

Special reminder that the talented craft ladies will knit garments to order.

The quality is first class and the design is superb.

Mrs. Mooney will take the orders.

Full details from Greystones Cancer Support,  2871601.

 

GREYSTONES ARCHEOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPRING TRIP

14 to 17 APRIL 2014

This year’s Spring trip is to County Kerry.

Trip will take in many local historic sites and attractions.

Early booking is recommended for this excellent outing.

Details from Joan Jones,  2875678.

 

CAROLINE FOUNDATION LONGEST RIBBON AWARENESS CHAIN CHALLENGE

The Caroline Foundation is organising a world record fundraising event for 11 May.

A five mile ribbon chain will be formed from Bray to Greystones.

Route will follow Bray seafront over Bray Head via Cliff Walk to Greystones seafront.

This will be a Guinness World Record Challenge.

 

4,000 people will be needed to line the route.

100 groups of people,  with 40 people in each group,  will create the ribbon chain.

Each ribbon holder will be asked to contribute €10.

Can you help ??

 

What is The Caroline Foundation ??

The Caroline Foundation was established in memory of Caroline Dwyer Hickey.

Caroline passed away in 2013,  aged 35,  after a nine year battle with cancer.

Caroline grew up in Greystones and her family lives here.

They formed the Caroline Foundation to help the Cancer Clinical Research Trust.

The Ribbon Chair will help CCRT + Bray Cancer Support + Greystones Cancer Support.

 

What can you do ??

People are needed to help create the ribbon chain and to line the route on the day.

All the people will be divided into groups called cells.

Will you be a cell leader ??  Ask people to join your cell !!

Or … give your name to Helen and she will put you into a cell !!

 

Full details from [email protected] or 087 6755751.

Please contact Helen and say you will help.

Please spread the word to family and friends on your email,  Facebook and Twitter.

Be part of this exciting not-to-be missed world challenge and help good causes  !!

 

GREYSTONES CANCER SUPPORT STOP SMOKING COURSE

Begins Monday,  3 March,  2014,  just in time for Ash Wednesday.

Professionally run course.

Now is the time to Stop Smoking !!

Full details from 2871601,  Facebook or [email protected]

 

Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre

www.greystonesara.com

 

Outings + Meetings

Bookings on Tuesdays,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Whist every Wednesday evening 8:00 p.m.

 

Art Classes

Six places still available in the Monday afternoon class.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

Trip to Airfield House Dundrum                                                   19 March

Pick up Greystones Park & Ride,  12:45 p.m.

Cost is €10.00.

 

Spring Holiday to Cavan Crystal Hotel in Cavan                     31 March to 4 April

Price €270.00,  to include coach to & from Greystones.

Single supplement €15.00 per night.

Details and booking from Ann Redmond,  2873685.

 

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society                                      28 May

Broadway Best:  Music from the Broadway Shows

National Concert Hall

Evening show at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

25 February 2014

Greystones Town Council Meeting

Council Chambers, Mill Road;  7:30 p.m.

 

26 February 2014

Holy Rosary Soup and Sandwiches

Kilian House Family Centre;  12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Good food and good cheer.

A very warm welcome is extended to all.

 

Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening

La Touche Place;  8:00 p.m.

This meeting is for men who have or who have had cancer and for those men who have family or friends who have had cancer.

 

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and [email protected]

 

Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance,  encouragement and support to cancer patients,  their families and their friends.

 

Can we help you or someone you know ??

 

27 February 2014

La Touche Wine Dinner:  Donation to My Name is Emily

Bochelli’s Restaurant;  7:45 p.m.;  €60.00.

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