Greystones notes August 4

Greystones

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

[email protected]

 

Catch up with Greystones Municipal District on Facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/GreystonesTC?ref=hl.

 

KING OF GREYSTONES 2014 CHARITY TRIATHLON:  SUNDAY,  10 AUGUSTRegister now.  Details below.

www.kingofgreystones.com.

 

VICKY PALMER BYRNE PARACHUTE JUMP

IN AID OF GREYSTONES CANCER SUPPORT

10,000 foot jump not held last week end due to low cloud cover.

Best wishes to Vicky for new date.

 

EIRE OG GREYSTONES WORLD RECORD SOLOING RECORD ATTEMPT

20 SEPTEMBER

Registration details below.

 

LA TOUCHE LEGACY SEMINAR FESTIVAL OF HISTORY WEEKEND

in Association with Greystones Archaeological + Historical Society

26, 27, 28 September 2014

Now booking.  Details below.

 

WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL

DRAFT STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE SCHEME

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 www.wicklow.ie.

 

Deadline for submissions is 22 August, 2014.

 

SHORELINE LESISURE GREYSTONES SUMMER CAMP 2014

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 www.shorelineleisure.ie.

 

GRAPE EXHIBITION CONTINUES AT GREYSTONES HARBOUR

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.

 

LUGNAQUILLA WICKLOW’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

SUMMER CLIMBS SCHEDULE

10 August and 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 www.visitwicklow.ie.

 

WICKLOW COUNTRY TOURISM

“SUMMER IN WICKLOW” PHOTO COMPETITIONS FOR JULY AND AUGUST

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:  www.visitwicklow.ie/competitions.

 

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK:  23 to 31 AUGUST 2014

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 www.wicklow.ie and www.countywicklowheritage.org. or www.heritageweek.ie.

 

Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre

www.greystonesara.com

 

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.

 

Outing to Kilkenny Castle + St. Canice’s Cathedral               27 August

Coach will leave Park + Ride Greystones at 10:30 a.m.

Cost is €25.00.

 

Spanish Classes for Beginners                                                   

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.

     

5 August 2014Tacoma Washington State USA Youth Chorus Concert

St. Patrick’s Church,  Church Road;  8:00 p.m.

 

This wonderful chorus is coming to Greystones in a magnificent choral setting.

Come along for an evening of wonderful music and song.

An enjoyable summer evening’s entertainment for all.

 

Admission,  €10;  Concessions, €8.00.

To include refreshments after the concert.

Details from 2010648.

 

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 www.kingofgreystones.com.

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

 

27 August 2014

Greystones Active Retirement Association

Outing to Kilkenny Castle + St. Canice’s Cathedral              

Coach will leave Park + Ride Greystones at 10:30 a.m.

 

Cost is €25.00.

Bookings as usual on Tuesday mornings:

St. Kilian’s Family Resource Centre;  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

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.

 

20 September 2014

Eire Og Greystones World Record Soloing Relay Attempt

Club Grounds,  Mill Road.

 

Come along and help to raise funds for juvenile facilities:

Club members,  families,  friends,  local residents,  any individuals.

 

Total distance to achieve is more than 42 kilometres.

Run or walk just one length of a pitch with a football or sliotar.

Come along and help make history !!

 

Details from Kevin Healy,  087 2393289,  Facebook or EireOgGreystones.com.

 

24 September 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 ??

 

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,  Mark Thompson,  Cllr. Christopher Fox,  Deputy Anne Ferris and Lord Meath.

 

Reflections and Walking Tour of Historic Greystones on Saturday afternoon.

Meet at Leo Ireton’s Shop,  Killincarrig Road;  2:30 p.m.

 

There are ten lectures,  a light lunch and a seminar dinner.

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

Lectures + Light Lunch,  €40;  Lectures + Light Lunch + Seminar Dinner,  €60.

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.

 

30 September 2014

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Civic Offices,  Mill Road;  7:30 p.m.

 

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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