Greystones notes March 9

Greystones

Welcome to the Greystones Weekly Calendar of Local Events   

 

Forthcoming Greystones events outlined below.

Mark your diaries for those that interest you !!

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

[email protected]

 

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About Greystones.

Written and presented by former Councillor and Greystones Mayor,  Kathleen Kelleher.

All the Greystones news,  interviews, items of special interest plus your favourite music.

 

Sunday                             Sunday Edition,  9 am,  Late Edition,  9 pm.

 

Kathleen is just back from the snow and ice of Boston and Cape Cod,  but the daffodils are blooming here in Greystones.  Join her this Sunday for all the latest Greystones news and items of special interest.  This week,  her very special guest will be Cllr. Grainne McLoughlin who will be telling us all about the fabulous annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

 

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Thirty First Annual Tree Week Now On !!

Continues to 8 March 2015.

 

ESB Tree Week is a week long celebration of trees,  which aims to raise awareness of and promote the planning and care of trees,  while also encouraging individuals,  families,  communities,  schools and businesses to actively organise and engage in tree initiatives at local level.

 

PLEASE DON’T IGNORE THIS IMPORTANT NOTICE 

ARE YOU AT RISK OF FLOODING ??

PUBLIC CONSULTATION DAYS:   DRAFT FLOOD MAPS

          Greystones and Kilcoole

          9 March 2015                    Greystones Municipal District Office,  Mill Road

          3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

          Newcastle

          10 March 2015                   Newcastle Community Centre

          3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

A public consultation is being held on draft flood maps.

These maps show the extent of flood risk.

Your comments on the draft maps + your experience of flooding is most welcome.

Don’t miss this opportunity to voice your flood concerns !!

 

Maps also accessible at www.eastcframstudy.ie.

 

MAJOR PLANNING APPLICATIONS FOR GREYSTONES

 

15/114          Kavcre La Touche Limited

                   26 dwellings on site of old La Touche Hotel

 

15/109          Tesco Ireland Limited

New foodstore at Greystones

Improved road junctions at R761,  Bellevue Road,  Grattan Park

 

15/98            Peter Crossan & Ronan O’Caoimh

                   Mixed use development of 62 bed nursing home Killincarrig.

 

15/63            Seamus Martin

                   Change of use from residential to retail

                   Mentone,  Church Road

 

Details may be accessed at Online Planning:   www.wicklowcoco.ie.

 

  1. RONNIE DOYLE RIP

Greystones Calendar would like to note the passing last week of Dr. Ronnie Doyle RIP.

Dr. Doyle came from a well established and well known Greystones family.

 

A medical doctor,  Dr. Doyle served as Regional Medical Officer in what is now Tanzania.

He retired from Africa to a medical position in Wales.

Dr. Doyle and his work is part of the fascinating Irish history of old Greystones.

His work also reflects the very best in what it means to be Irish.

 

This entry is prompted by Seamus Hayden,  himself a well respected Greystones man.

Seamus (Jago) Hayden,  now living in Donegal,  will address the GAHS on 23 April, 2015.

His talk will be most informative and an extraordinarily enjoyable evening.

 

VHI WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON:  JUNE BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 2015

Please help Greystones Cancer Support to continue its work.

The work cannot continue without your help.

We need you !!

If you have never participated before,  why not try it this year ??

If you have missed the past few years,  why not join us again ??

 

Transportation to and from Dublin,  light refreshments + training provided.

You must register with the Mini Marathon.

Forms in The Herald each Wednesday and Saturday or www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie.

Cost is €18/€19 online.  Register now as entries close when capacity is reached.

Sponsor Cards available from Greystones Cancer Support,  2871601.

Details on Facebook,  [email protected] or our website.

 

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY GARDEN

Are you interested in getting involved in community gardening in Greystones?

Would you like to learn how to grow your own fruit and vegetables?

Come along to Community Gardening Group each Thursday morning,  10.30 to 12.30.

Garden is located at Shoreline Leisure Centre Greystones.

Suzie Cahn of Carraig Dúlra will share her experience for first six weeks.

Details for registering and information about this free course from 2557528.

 

LEGO CLUB GREYSTONES TERM CONTINUES

Presbyterian Church Hall,  Trafalgar Road;  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Continues each Saturday until Saturday,  28 March.

 

Build an adventure,  stretch your imagination & make friends.

Creative themes with a focus on building collaborative & imaginative play & social skills.

Facilitated by Speech & Language Therapist.

 

Small supported group setting for girls and boys,  ages 5 to 12 years of age.

All abilities with a passion for Lego.

 

€50 for 5 sessions per child or €15 drop-in, subject to space.

Details from [email protected] or 086 2337950.

 

DAFFODIL DAY IS FRIDAY 27 MARCH

Get a head start on Daffodil Day !!

Daffodil Day items now on sale Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place, 2871601.

Tea towels,  notelet cards,  teddies,  pens,  mugs.

Plus fresh daffodils on the day.

Proceeds help to fund Research,  Cancer Prevention,  Daffodil Day Night Nursing.

 

GREYSTONES ENTERPRISE TOWN EXPOS

20 and 21 March, 2015,  details below.

 

Business Expo

Set up a stall free of charge.

Trade & network with other local businesses & traders.

 

Family Fun Day

Clubs & Societies can exhibit what they have to offer.

They can sign up Members.

Show off trophies !!

 

Bank of Ireland will invite Prominent Local Business Speakers.

Sporting heroes will make an appearance.

Face painting and school exhibitions on the Saturday morning.

 

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your business,  group or club !!

Full details from [email protected]

 

GREYSTONES ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

Is your group or business signed up yet ??

If you are new,  or if you do not receive a reminder letter,  please let GMD know.

Details from Greystones Municipal District,  2876694 or [email protected].

 

Parade leaves South Beach Car Park at 12:00 p.m.

Proceeds up through the town and down Church Road to Victoria Road.

Reviewing stand at St. Patrick’s Church.

Don’t miss out !!  This is Greystones’ big showcase event !!

 

Help is very much needed to run our big annual event.

Please don’t leave it to others.  Get involved now !!

Help make this year’s parade a success once again !!

 

Reminder that Parade Awards are presented under the following categories.:

 

          Most Original Entry

          Most Topical Entry

          Best Traditional Irish Float

          Best Sports Entry

          Best Social/Cultural Entry

          Most Colourful Entry

          Most Entertaining Entry

          Best Commercial Entry

          Best Uniformed Organisation

          Best Musical Entry

          Overall Parade Winner

          Best Dressed Shop Window

 

WICKLOW-WURZBURG PARTNERSHIP

VISIT TO WURZBURG:  6 TO 10 MAY 2015

All welcome to join the partnership for a visit to Wurzburg.

Celebrate the signing of the partnership agreement in 2000.

The German visitors will be coming to Wicklow in April.

This trip is part of the ongoing partnership between Wicklow and Wurzburg.

It is an excellent opportunity to share experiences with our partners.

Not to be missed !!

Full details from George Jones,  2875678 or [email protected].

 

Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre

www.greystonesara.com

 

Outings + Meetings

Membership Payments and 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.

 

Membership is now due !!

 

Spanish Classes

These classes are now up and running.

 

Art Classes on Monday Afternoon

Some places are still available.

 

Computer Classes                                                               now running

 

Outing to Farmleigh                                                           15 April 2015

 

Gondoliers at the National Concert Hall                                   18 April 2015

Cost is €38.

 

Holiday to Ostan Loch Altan                                             27 April to 1 May

Cost is €275.

 

10 March 2015Outreach from County Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Greystones Library;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have some time on your hands?

Would you like to give back to your community?

Why not drop in and meet Wicklow Volunteer Centre to discuss your options?

There are many worthwhile organisations seeking help for their groups.

Wicklow Volunteer Centre looks forward to meeting you.

 

Full details from Yvonne Ryan,  Placement Officer,  2022244 or [email protected].

 

11 March 2015

DAG:T Disability Action Greystones:  Together

YWCA Coolnagreina,  Trafalgar Road;  7:30 p.m.

 

Coolnagreina is located just up from Greystones Harbour.

The gates are opposite Harbour Barber.

 

Meeting to help further Greystones’ ambition to become a Gold Star Town.

Good progress is being made.

 

John Kelly from Dublin 12 Disability Mainstream Access Project will come along with information on how they are implementing the Gold Star Initiative in Drimnagh and Crumlin.

 

Please help to continue the good work.

All welcome to help with this wonderful initiative.

Please feel free to pay a visit on the night.

The evening should prove to be very interesting.

 

DAG:T is a local group in Greystones working towards building an inclusive community by increasing accessibility to all that Greystones has to offer.

 

12 March 2015

Greystones Toastmasters

Glenview Hotel;  8:00 p.m.

 

Toastmasters in an international speaking club.

You will learn leadership + speaking skills in a friendly environment.

 

Come along to Greystones Toastmasters meetings work.

Observe some of the speakers in action + see for yourself.

Opportunity to chat to Members during the coffee break.

 

Please feel free to bring a friend.

There is no obligation to join.

 

13 March 2015

Hot Spot Music Club:  Celtic Soul:  Nigel Mooney & Charlie Mooney

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist.  A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980s,  his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues.

 

This is Nigel’s debut performance with his son,  Charlie,  an equally accomplished jazz guitarist and singer.

 

Doors open,  8:00 p.m.

Admission €8.00/€10.00.

 

Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 4:00 p.m.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

15 March 2015

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers !!

 

Hot Spot Music Club Café Session:  The Kelly Brothers: Heartaches & Harmonies

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

4:00 p.m.

Admission free !!

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

17 March 2015

St. Patrick’s Day

Join Greystones for its annual jam packed event.

Parade leaves South Beach Car Park at 12:00 p.m.

Application forms available now.

 

18 March 2015

Greystones Cancer Support Cancer Carers Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.

 

Special meeting for those looking after a cancer patient.

Cancer Carers are very special people.

They play an important role in the life of a cancer patient.

The Carers Association will also attend.

All Cancer Carers welcome.

 

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 ??

 

20 March 2015

Bank of Ireland Business Expo

Set up a stall free of charge.

Trade & network with other local businesses & traders.

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  A Celebration of Blues & Soul

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

Live music with Lee Meehan & Dick Farrelly followed by 60s and 70s dance tunes.

 

Guitarist virtuoso,  Dick Farrelly,  who has played with some of the greats,   including Van Morrison,  and Dick’s equally talented musical partner & jazz musician,  Lee Meehan,  present us with a wonderful evening of soul and blues hits from the 60s and 70s.

 

This is no run of the mill guitar duo !!

Farrelly & Meehan play everything from jazz to the Bee Gees;  from Joe Cocker to Marvin Gaye,  with real harmony and flawless guitar solos.

 

Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €7.00/€9.00.

 

Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 4:00 p.m.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

21 March 2015

Bank of Ireland Family Fun Day

Clubs & Societies can exhibit what they have to offer.

They can sign up Members.

Show off trophies !!

 

Bank of Ireland will invite Prominent Local Business Speakers.

Sporting heroes will make an appearance.

Face painting and school exhibitions on the Saturday morning.

 

Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity for your business,  group or club !!

Full details from [email protected]

 

22 March 2015

Greystones Folk Group Annual Sale

Kilian House Family Centre;  12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

In aid of Greystones Cancer Support and The Five Loaves Bray.

 

All donations of cakes,  fashion items,  jewellery,  bric a brac,  toys, plants welcome.

Items can be collected.

Details from Jo,  086 6051294,  and Margaret,  087 2430694.

 

Hot Spot Music Club Café Session:  Proteus Jazz Band

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

4:00 p.m.

Admission free !!

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  Scullion Folk Rock:  Last concert was Sold Out !!

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Scullion is a group of musicians … Sonny Condell,  Robbie Overson and Philip King …  who remain true to their eclectic musical roots.  They are nourished by tradition and transmit an individual musical experience for capacity audiences whenever they choose to perform.

 

The evening will be special,  intimate,  warm and uplifting.

 

Doors open,  8:00 p.m.

Admission €14.00/€16.00.

 

Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 4:00 p.m.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

24 March 2015

Outreach from County Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Greystones Library;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have some time on your hands?

Would you like to give back to your community?

Why not drop in and meet Wicklow Volunteer Centre to discuss your options?

There are many worthwhile organisations seeking help for their groups.

Wicklow Volunteer Centre looks forward to meeting you.

 

Full details from Yvonne Ryan,  Placement Officer,  2022244 or [email protected].

 

25 March 2015

Holy Rosary Soup & Sandwiches

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

 

Meet your friends for delicious home-made soup and sandwiches.

Followed by tea/coffee and cake.

Suggested donation,  €5.00.

All proceeds go to local charities.

Everyone is most welcome for good food and a friendly chat.

 

Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.

 

Special meeting for those bereaved in the past two or three years.

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 ??

 

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 March 2015

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

Presbyterian Church Hall,  Trafalgar Road;  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

 

Tea towels,  notelet cards,  teddies,  pens,  mugs plus fresh daffodils.

Tea/coffee + biscuits.  Free raffle.

Proceeds help to fund Research,  Cancer Prevention,  Daffodil Day Night Nursing.

 

Coffee Morning supported by Greystones Cancer Support.

Daffodil Day items now on sale Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place, 2871601.

 

28 March 2015

Summertime Begins Tonight

Turns clocks forward  one hour before going to bed !!

 

Delgany + District Horticultural Society Daffodil Show

Old Schoolhouse,  Delgany;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Details from 2874400;  [email protected]

All welcome.

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  Celtic Soul:  Love Minus Zero: Tribute to Bob Dylan

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Whether you’re a die hard Dylan fanatic from the start,  or a new fan,  you won’t want to miss this superb authentic Bob Dylan tribute band,  Love Minus Zero.

 

Featuring musicians of the highest standard,  including double bass and violin,  this six piece highly professional outfit authentically recreates and interprets the music and songs of one of the greatest artists of our time.

 

This is a two hour show.  Doors at 9:00 p.m. 

Love Minus Zero takes to the stage at 10:00 p.m. sharp.

 

Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €9.00/€10.00.

 

Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 4:00 p.m.

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

29 March 2015

Hot Spot Music Club Café Session:  Ukelele Jam

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

4:00 p.m.

Admission free !!

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

30 March 2015

GREYSTONES VOLUNTARY THERAPIES

Tonight and each last Monday of the month.

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road; 

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

A group of therapists give their time to provide therapies to members of the public.

In exchange for the treatment,  a suggested donation of €15 may be made.

The money donated is given to local charities or groups who are felt to need support.

 

All the therapists are qualified and have their own insurance.

 

Therapies include:

          Back Massage          Indian Head Massage          Reflexology

          Reiki                       Amatzu                            Energy Healing

          Shiatzu

 

All welcome,  take time out and come along !!

 

31 March 2015

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Civic Offices,  Mill Road;  7:30 p.m.

You can follow GMD on Facebook !!

 

3 April 2015

Good Friday

 

5 April 2015

Easter Sunday

 

6 April 2015

Easter Monday

 

7 April 2015

Outreach from County Wicklow Volunteer Centre

Greystones Library;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Do you have some time on your hands?

Would you like to give back to your community?

Why not drop in and meet Wicklow Volunteer Centre to discuss your options?

There are many worthwhile organisations seeking help for their groups.

Wicklow Volunteer Centre looks forward to meeting you.

 

Full details from Yvonne Ryan,  Placement Officer,  2022244 or [email protected].

 

11 April 2015

East Coast FM Bag Pack in Aid of Greystones Cancer Support

Tesco Greystones

 

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 ??

 

 

17 April 2015

East Coast FM Coffee Morning

Beach House,  Greystones Harbour;  10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

In aid of Greystones Cancer Support and Co. Wicklow cancer support groups.

 

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 ??

 

15 April 2015

Greystones Active Retirement Outing to Farmleigh                                     

 

18 April 2015

Greystones Active Retirement Outing to The Gondoliers

National Concert Hall

Cost is €38.

 

21 April 2015

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please come along.

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00 in aid of charity.

 

27 April to 1 May 2015

Greystones Active Retirement Holiday to Ostan Loch Altan                                   

Cost is €275.

 

4 May 2015

May Bank Holiday

 

6 to 10 May 2015

Wicklow-Wurzburg Partnership

Visit to Wurzburg

All welcome to join the partnership for a visit to Wurzburg.

Celebrate the signing of the partnership agreement in 2000.

 

This trip is part of the ongoing partnership between Wicklow and Wurzburg.

It is an excellent opportunity to share experiences with our partners.

Not to be missed !!

 

The German visitors will be coming to Wicklow in April.

Full details from George Jones,  2875678 or [email protected].

 

19 May 2015

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please come along.

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00 in aid of charity.

 

1 June 2015

June Bank Holiday Monday

 

Greystones Cancer Support:  VHI Women’s Mini Marathon

Bus leaves Beach House,  Greystones Harbour,  11:30 a.m.

Please join us this year !!

 

21 June 2015

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day !!

 

27 June 2015

Delgany + District Horticultural Society Rose Show

St. Cronan’s Primary School,  Vevay Road,  Bray;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Details from 2874400;  [email protected]

All welcome.

 

3 August 2015

August Bank Holiday

 

29 August 2015

Delgany + District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

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

 

Details from 2874400;  [email protected]

All welcome.

 

7 October 2015

Delgany + District Horticultural Society 2015 AGM + Autumn Lecture

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road,  Greystones

 

          8:00 p.m.      Annual General Meeting

          8:30 p.m.      Lecture: 

My Learning Curve in the Growing of Exotic Plants

Derek Swann,  Committee Member DDHS

 

Details from 2874400;  [email protected]

All welcome.

 

26 October 2015

October Bank Holiday

 

25 December 2015

Christmas Day

 

26 December 2015

St. Stephens Day

 

28 December 2015

Bank Holiday

 

 

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