Greystones Notebook – April 21

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FLORA WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON:  JUNE BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

Why not walk,  jog or run for Greystones Cancer Support?

A great day out,  transport to and from Dublin.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook or [email protected]com.

 

LOCAL & EUROPEAN ELECTIONS ON FRIDAY,  23 MAY, 2014

ARE YOU ON THE REGISTER OF ELECTORS ??

YOU CANNOT VOTE IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED

Please check the Register of Electors,  published on 1 February, 2014.

 

You can do this by:

 

                   1.       Logging on to www.checktheregister.ie

                   2.       Email [email protected]

                   3.       Check register at Town Council Office,  Library,  Garda Station

                   4.       Telephone Franchise Section,  0404 20161 or 0404 20158.

 

If you wish to register, please complete RFA2 Form for inclusion to Supplement Register.

Return forms before 6 May, 2014.

 

Applications for Special Voters List or Postal Voters List should be submitted by 26 April.

 

VICKY PALMER BYRNE PARACHUTE JUMP POSTPONED AGAIN  !!

JUMP IN AID OF GREYSTONES CANCER SUPPORT

No parachute jump last Sunday due to too much cloud.

New date to be announced.

Vicky will jump from an airplane at 10,000 feet.

Help support this brave lady !!

Donations welcome @iDonate.

 

SHORELINE LEISURE GREYSTONES EASTER CAMP

Tuesday,  22 April to Friday,  25 April, 2014

 

          Ages:            5 to 13 years

          Time:            10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

          Cost:            €49.00

 

Details from 2878180 or [email protected].

 

WICKLOW PARKINSON’S SOCIAL CLUB

A NEW CLUB FOR PEOPLE WITH PARKINSON’S AND THEIR FRIENDS

Shoreline Leisure Centre,  Mill Road.

First and Third Thursday of each Month;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Details from Eva White,  2819578 or 086 0308474.

All welcome !!

 

TEAM GALEN CHALLENGE:  EPIC CYCLE MIZEN HEAD TO MALIN HEAD

4 TO 7 MAY 2014

Epic Cycle is in aid of needed funds for Greystones man,  Galen English,  and his family.

Galen is paralysed from his chest down following a horrific cycling accident.

The family now needs advanced adaptations to his home where they care for him.

Galen and his wife,  Michelle,  have three children,  and are expecting a fourth child.

 

Galen’s family and friends will cycle 800 kilometres the length of Ireland,  south to north.

Team Galen Challenge are asking the public to donate just one cent per kilometre.

Can you help?

Full details for donations and helping are at www.teamgalen.com.

 

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]com 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 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.

 

Monthly Get Together                                                                    25 April

Kilian House Family Centre

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Walking Tour of Dublin                                                                  28 April

Meet at Greystones Railway Station for 10:30 a.m. DART.

Cost is €12.00,  booking on Tuesdays.

 

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society                                      28 May

Broadway Best:  Music from the Broadway Shows

National Concert Hall

Evening show at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

 

22/23 April 2014

Blood Donor Clinic at St. Patrick’s Worship & Recreation Centre,  Church Road

          Tuesday        5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

          Wednesday    3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m

                             7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

Help ensure essential blood supplies are always available.

Please give blood regularly.

Donor Line:  1850 731 137 or giveblood.ie

 

25 April 2014

Greystones Active Retirement Association Monthly Get Together                                    il

Kilian House Family Centre;  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

The Hot Spot Café:  Jhil Quinn’s 1920s Speakeasy Café Vaudeville Band

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €8.

 

Once a month,  The Hot Spot truly hops.

1920s jazzy blues,  skiffle and vaudeville.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or [email protected].

 

26 April 2014

St. Patrick’s Church Car Boot Sale

Church Grounds;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cars, €12;  Vans and cars with trailers, €20.

Refreshments will be on sale.

 

1st Wicklow 2nd Dublin Scout Troup

Cake Sale/Car Wash/Book/CD/DVD Sale and Raffle

Scout Den,  Trafalgar Road;  12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Come along and support your local Scouts !!

Lots going on.  Why not spring clean your car !!

Special sale and interesting items to purchase.

See you there !!

 

27 April 2014

St. David’s Secondary School Car Boot Sale

Today and every second Sunday until the Autumn.

Seafront car park;  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Admission for cars,  €13;  vans/cars with trailors, €25;  payable at gate.

Gates open at 7:30 a.m. for sellers.

 

Greystones Lawn Bowling Club Open Day

Clubhouse at Burnaby Park; 

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

 

Come along and experience the game.

The Club’s friendly coaches will be in attendance.

Bowls is a game suitable for all ages.

Please bring flat soled shoes or slippers.

Tour of facilities and light refreshments included.

All welcome.

 

28 April 2014

Greystones Active Retirement Association Walking Tour of Dublin                     

Meet at Greystones Railway Station for 10:30 a.m. DART.

Cost is €12.00,  booking on Tuesdays at Kilian House Family Centre.

 

29 April 2014

Greystones Town Council Meeting

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

This is the last Greystones Town Council meeting,  as Town Councils are being abolished.

 

30 April 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.

Come along and enjoy !!

 

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]com.

 

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

 

Can we help you or someone you know ??

 

3 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café

Tribute to Nina Simone featuring Emma Nicolai with Steve Belton & Guests

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €5.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or [email protected].

 

4 May 2014

May Bank Holiday Monday

 

Gourmet Greystones:  Premier Food Festival

Church Road and Meridian Point Centre;  12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

A celebration of all things food in Wicklow + a local event for all in the village.

Local chefs,  Wicklow Food Market,  cooking demonstrations,  artisan workshops.

Entertainment,  young Masterchef competition.

 

Greystones has a deserved reputation for its restaurants and food.

Details and applications from www.gourmetgreystones.com

 

Greystones Cancer Support Twentieth Anniversary

Open House and Launch of Website

La Touche Place

Greystones Cancer Support has been serving the community since 1994.

Come along to see our Centre,  hear about our services,  launch our Website + Facebook.

 

5 May 2014

May Bank Holiday

 

8 May 2014

Greystones Golf Club Fashion Show

Greystones golf Club;  7:30 p.m.

 

Fashion from Greystones Golf Club Pro Shop,  Ashanti Gold,  Wardrobe + Escape Boutique.

No entrance fee, but a Raffle will be held on the night.

Proceeds in aid of Open Door.

 

9 May 2014

St. Brigid’s National School Golf Classic + Fundraiser

Greystones Golf Club.

Shotgun start at 2:00 p.m.

 

Golf & Dinner for a team of 4, €200.

Sponsorship also welcome !!

Details from 087 3275977.

 

The Hot Spot Café

The Bridgemans,  the Cramptons & Val Kiernan

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €5.

 

Two talented musical families come together for a harmonious evening of song.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or [email protected].

 

10 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café: 

Leo O’Kelly and Garven Gallagher

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €8.

 

Leo O’Kelly,  accompanied by renowned bass guitarist Garven Gallagher,  is an Irish guitarist,  singer,  songwriter and producer.  He is mainly known as a member of the Irish folk duo,  Tir na nOg.

 

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or [email protected].

 

11 May 2014

Caroline Foundation Longest Ribbon Awareness Campaign

Bray to Greystones over Bray Head

 

16 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café: 

Eamon Murray & Ed Deane:  Blues Duo

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €8.

 

Ed Deane is one of Ireland’s leading guitarist who is a renowned blues musician,  specialising in Slide and the Lap steel guitar, and a fine singer.

 

Eamon Murray is one of Ireland’s top harmonica players,  an excellent tenor sax playor,  who is also a good singer.

 

With outstanding guitar,  sax and harmonica,  solo and harmony vocalists,  they tackle an intriguing selection of some of their own material and songs from such tunesmiths as Skip James,  Buddy Guy,  Bobby Charles and Little Walter Jacobs.

 

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or [email protected].

 

17 May 2014

Wicklow Dementia Support Information Morning

Parkview Hotel,  Newtownmountkennedy;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have a loved one with memory problems?

If so,  why not come along to WDS information morning.

You can explore the issue and you will be supported in a safe,  friendly environment.

 

Refreshments provided. 

All family carers and friends welcome.

Details from 089 4286928 or [email protected].

 

20 May 2014

St. Patrick’s Soup and Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Worship and Recreation Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Superb home made food and a warm welcome to all.

Donation €5.00 in aid of a wide range of charities.

Why not come along ??

 

23 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café:  Dylan’s Eve

Love Minus Zero: Playing the music of Bob Dylan

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Advance €8/Door, €10.

 

Love Minus Zero guarantee a great set of classic Dylan tunes and more on the night.

They take in material from the 60’s onwards + put their own stamp on musical favourites.

 

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or [email protected].

 

24 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café: 

Live on Stage:  Showcase for Singers,  Songwriters & Musicians

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €5.

Accompanied by virtuoso guitarist,  Robbie Overson.

 

An eclectic,  often brilliant,  and always entertaining evening of musical talent.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or [email protected].

 

28 May 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.

Come along and enjoy !!

 

Greystones Active Retirement Association

R&R Broadway Best:  Music from the Broadway Shows

National Concert Hall;  8:00 p.m.

 

29 May 2014

Bealtaine Festival Afternoon Tea Dance

Swann Hall,  St. Patrick’s Worship + Recreation Centre;  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Details from Greystones Nursing Home, 2873226.

 

31 May 2014

St. Patrick’s Church Car Boot Sale

Church Grounds;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cars, €12;  Vans and cars with trailers, €20.

Refreshments will be on sale.

 

The Hot Spot Café:  Urban Mojo Blues Band

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Advance €8;  Door €10.

 

Influenced by Chicago blues styles,  rock and funk,  The Urbs perform a refreshing blend of grooving blues music that really gets moving.

 

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or [email protected].

 

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