Greystones notes – July 28





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

[email protected]


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Wicklow County Council has issued its draft scheme for consultation.

Strategic Policy Committees advise and assist the Council in its work.


The committees are comprised of elected members and people actively working with social,  economic,  cultural and environmental bodies to develop and review policies related to Council services.


There are five Strategic Policy Committees:

          Planning and Development

          Transportation,  Water and Environmental Services

          Housing and Corporate Estate

          Community,  Cultural and Social Development

          Economic Development and Enterprise


Copies of the scheme are available at Greystones Municipal District Office,  Mill Road,  Greystones Library,  Lorraine Gallagher at [email protected], or at


Deadline for submissions is 22 August, 2014.



Registration now open.  Details below.




26 and 27 July, 2014.  Details below.



Continues until 22 August, 2014.


Monday to Friday

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

€59.00 per week.  (€47.20 for bank holiday week.)

Ages 5 to 13 years of age.

Swimming,  football,  basketball,  badminton.

Tennis,  Uni-hockey,  rounders,  arts and crafts.

And lots more fun !!


Full details from 2878180 or



The wonderful art and photographic exhibition continues  !!

Come along to Greystones Harbour each Summer Sunday,  12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lots of wonderful artwork to view and to buy.

Perfect for that special occasion present or special event.




27 July,  10 August,  31 August.


Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain outside of Kerry,  summit at 925 metres.

This challenging but accessible mountain is one of the best Wicklow Mountains walks.

Fully guided walks to the summit.

Wonderful walking opportunity.


€25.00 per person fully guided walks.

Pre-booking essential,  limited spaces.

Details and booking from 0404 20070 or




Capture what Summer in Wicklow means to you.


August competition now open.  Submit photograph by 27 August.

Send  your photo to [email protected].


Prizes will include overnight stay,  activities and attractions.

The photo with the most “likes” on Facebook will be the winner.

Please read full terms + conditions:



This year’s theme:  Family … generations exploring heritage together.


Families are encouraged,  young and old,  to get out and connect with the heritage that is ingrained in all of us.  For the older generation,  the week is an opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge of Ireland’s heritage with children and grandchildren,  in particular reflecting on the changes that have taken place over the years.


Details from and or


Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre


Outings + Meetings

Bookings for all events:

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


Whist every Wednesday evening                                                           8:00 p.m.


Delgany Thursday Club                                                                 7 August

Outing to Lodge Park + Steam Museum Straffan

Coach leaves Delgany Church,  2:00 p.m.

Cost is €20.00.

Bookings with Noelene,  2876878.


Spanish Classes for Beginners                                                    4 September

12 place available.  Please put your name down early.


Autumn Holiday to Costa Brava Spain                                       27 Sept to 3 Oct

Cost is €699.00.

Booking deposit of €199.00 by 24 June, 2014.

Balance due 26 August, 2014.

Details from Ann Redmond,  087 9390882.


29 July 2014Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Civic Offices,  Mill Road;  7:30 p.m.


30 July 2014

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. 


There will no Men’s Evening in August.

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 ??


3 August 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.


Annual August Bank Holiday Sunday Fun Dog Show

Behind the Beach House,  Greystones Harbour;  2:00 p.m.

Entries from 1:00 p.m.


Entries on the field or online at [email protected].

Full details from 087 6267334 or [email protected].


This wonderful and popular annual event is in aid of Dogs Trust.

Sponsored by Blacklion Veterinary Hospital.


4 August 2014

Greystones Tidy Towns

Third Annual August Bank Holiday Monday Fun Day

Burnaby Park starting at 12:00 p.m.


Fun for all the family:

          Bouncy Castles                   Slides            Face Painting

          Giant Snakes & Ladders       Crazy Golf      Bungee Trampoline

          Climbing Wall                      Tug of War    Dog Show


Entertainment includes:

Ever popular Music Together group,  starting 12:30 p.m.

Reuben The Entertainer from RTE Junior for adults and children alike,  1:30 p.m.

Famous local singer Ruairi Quinn

Austin Prior

Upcoming band The Crush

Arts & Crafts stalls;  cake stand,  please bring donated cakes on the day;  General Store,  you can donate any good quality clothes or shoes or handbags or toys,  books,  CDs.


BBQ will include teas and coffees,  cool drinks. 

No need to go hungry or thirsty.


Why not organise a team for the Tug of War ??

Volunteers also needed on the day.

Full details and offers of help to Marie McCooey,  087 2079627, [email protected].


7 August 2014

Delgany Thursday Club                                                                

Outing to Lodge Park + Steam Museum,  Straffan, Co.  Kildare

Coach leaves Delgany Church,  2:00 p.m.

Cost is €20.00.

Bookings with Noelene,  2876878.


8 August 2014

Eire Og Greystones GAA Annual Golf Classic

Greystones Golf Club


Cost is €200 per team of 4,  to include BBQ on Ninth Green + full meal in clubhouse later.

Excellent prizes and all levels of golfers are welcome.

Tee times may be booked through Anthony Byrne,  087 8188871.

Please support your local GAA Club.


10 August 2014

King of Greystones 2014 Charity Triathlon

Huge annual Greystones annual triathlon event.


Spectacular New Scenic Coastline Route

          Swim   750 metres

          Cycle   20 km

          Run     5 km


First Timer ??

Why not “Try a Tri” or enter a team to share the load ??

          Swim   200 metres

          Cycle   20 km

          Run     5 km


Volunteers are needed on the day to help make the event a success.

T shirt and refreshments provided.

Please email [email protected]  or Facebook,  if you can help.


Register for this popular event at

Entry fee is €60.  This year,  event is supporting Martin Codyre Fund,  Fighting Paralysis.


30 August 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.


Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

St. Patrick’s Primary School,  Church Road;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


26, 27, 28 September 2014

La Touche Legacy Seminar Festival of History Weekend

in association with Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society

Charlesland Golf and Country Club Hotel


Main theme of the weekend will centre on Anniversary of World War I.


Featured speakers include:

Dr. Myles Dungan     with Great War Roadshow.

Turtle Bunbury         presenter of The Genealogy Roadshow on TV.

Dr. Ciaran Wallace     academic,  broadcaster,  TCD social historian.

John O’Keeffe          criminologist,  broadcaster, journalist,  TCD School of Psychology

Brendan Flynn          local Wicklow historian,  specialising in Military History


Also, Rosemary Raughter,  Cllr. Christopher Fox,  Deputy Anne Ferris and Lord Meath.


Weekend lecture tickets,  €30,  to include Seminar Dinner,  €50.

Available from Kay Coughlan,  2878448,  [email protected].


Local historical societies throughout Wicklow are invited to participate.

Invitation includes option to take a stand at the Seminar Centre.

Booking details with Kay Coughlan.


27 September 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.


27 September to 3 October 2014

Greystones Active Retirement Association

Autumn Holiday to Costa Brava Spain                          

Cost is €699.00.

Details from Ann Redmond,  087 9390882.


8 October 2014

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Fruit Show and Lecture

St. Patrick’s Worship and Recreation Centre,  Church Road.


Out of Fashion Shrubs with Desmond Carton,  Head Gardener,  Avoca Handweavers


Fruit Show,  7:00 p.m.;  Lecture,  8:00 p.m.

All welcome !!


21 November 2014

La Touche Wines Christmas Wine Fair



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