Greystones notes August 25



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

[email protected]


Catch up with Greystones Municipal District on Facebook:




Bray Suicide Support Group meets First Monday of every month.

If there is a Bank Holiday,  then the group meets the second Monday.


Holy Redeemer Parish Centre,  Bray;  8:00 p.m.

Full details and all information from 086 7779868.



Part of National Heritage Week. 

Wonderful free event held in Burnaby Park.

Details below.


NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK:  continues 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.


Over 100 events taking place in County Wicklow at 50 different venues.

Local events include:


          Delgany Guided Tour of Old Burial Ground & 13th century church ruins.

          Wild Newcastle Illustrated Talk.

          Rockpool Ramble at Greystones Beach.

          Historic Walking Tour of Delgany

          Burnaby Vintage Day


Full details from and or



Our Wicklow Heritage is a new online community heritage archive for County Wicklow.

It is one of a growing network of such community archives in the country.

Wicklow has the privilege of being the FIRST community heritage archive in Ireland !!


The archive is an initiative of the Wicklow Heritage Forum.

Jointly co-ordinated by Wicklow County Council Heritage,  library,  archives + geneology.

It is a free,  open access web based resource.


Anyone with an interest in the heritage of County Wicklow,  no matter where they are in the world,  can read articles and share their stories and photos.


Nature,  History and Stories About County Wicklow.

Log on and share your stories !!




Registration details below.



in Association with Greystones Archaeological + Historical Society

26, 27, 28 September 2014

Now booking.  Details below.



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.




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



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.


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.



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.


Brilliant exhibition of dahlias,  sweet pea,  other summer flowers,  pot plants,  fruit and vegetables.


Flower Shows have been held in this area since the 1870s.

Come along and help maintain a wonderful education gardening tradition.


Admission, €2;  Teas extra, €2.

Details from John Markham,  2874400.



31 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.


Burnaby Vintage Day

Burnaby Park;  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Free event to explore the history of the Burnaby Estate as part of National Heritage Week.

Old fashioned sporting fun for all ages.

Vintage games organised by local Brownies.

Vintage Cars.

Cricket game with Greystones Children’s Cricket Club.

Best Dressed Edwardian competition.

Scavenger Hunt,  Family picnic area and more.

Ireton’s Shop plays a special role with Exhibition of Elizabeth Hawkins Whitshed photos.

Heritage Walk around the Burnaby Estate at 2:30 p.m., led by Leo Ireton.

Lecture by John Turpin on The Arts and Craft Movement,  4:00 p.m.,  Iretons’ Shop, €5.


Full details from 086 8146926 or


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


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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