Greystones notes June 15

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All the latest Greystones news,  comment and items of special interest. 

 

Kathleen’s special guests this week are Eamonn Whelan + Laura Keely.

Eamonn and Laura are from Shoreline Leisure Centre Greystones.

They are coming along to tell us all about Shoreline Summer Camps.

Also to remind us how important Shoreline Leisure has become to us here.

Join Kathleen + Shoreline for the latest info about our town.

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GREYSTONES ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IS BACK FOR 2015

Summer Sundays are back at Greystones Harbour.

GRAPE Exhibition takes place each Sunday12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Why not come down to see the fabulous display ??

Lots to do at Greystones Harbour this summer.

 

TRAILS OF GREYSTONES ITS BUILDINGS AND HISTORY NOW LAUNCHED

Fabulous new brochure,  first of three,  outlines a walking trail of Greystones town centre.

Easily walked,  this trail highlights twenty stopping points.

Photographs and short description detail each point of interest.

Brochures are widely available throughout the town.

Wonderful way to take a walk and learn more about our town.

 

SHORELINE LEISURE CENTRE SUMMER CAMPS 2015

Mill Road,  Greystones.

 

Now booking for Summer 2015.

Eight weeks of Summer Camps,  Monday to Friday10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ages 5 to 13 years;  €59 per week.

 

Activities include:

Swimming      Football         Basketball

Badminton     Uni hockey     Rounders

Arts & Crafts

Also lots more fun !!

 

Full details from 2878180 and www.shorelineleisure.ie

 

NATIONAL MEN’S HEALTH WEEK:  15 to 21 JUNE 2015

The purpose of Men’s Health Week is to:

          Heighten awareness of preventable health problems.

          Encourage early detection of disease among men and boys.

          Encourage men + boys to seek regular medical advice + early treatment.

 

Over 10,000 Irish men are diagnosed with cancer each year.

Take a few simple steps:  maintain a good diet;  take action early.

Improve chance chances of living a happy and healthy life.

 

Men’s health is a family issue not just a man’s issue.

Men’s health has an impact on wives,  mothers,  daughters and sisters.

 

Copies of Man to Man,  Irish Stories of Hope in Prostate Cancer now available.

Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place,  2871601.

 

NATIONAL BIKE WEEK:  13 to 21 JUNE 2015

Ideal opportunity for everyone to get back on the saddle.

Commuting,  recreation or just the sheer joy of cycling.

 

HERITAGE WEEK WILL BE HELD 22 TO 30 AUGUST 2015

Deadline for registering events for includsion in the National Guide is 7 June.

Why not hold a heritage event ??

A great way to showcase your locality and your local built,  natural and cultural heritage.

Full details from www.heritageweek.ie.

 

WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL AWARDS 2015

A wide range of awards categories is now open:

 

          Environmental Awareness Awards

          Tidy Main Street Competition

          Tidy Estates Award

 

These are prestigious awards which showcase our county.

Full details from Wicklow County Council Environmental Awareness Office.

www.wicklow.ie or [email protected].

Closing date for all competitions is 6 July, 2015.

 

ROCKPOOL RAMBLE GREYSTONES HARBOUR

Rockpool Ramble will take place in Greystones Harbour.

Low tide on Saturdays in June.

 

Come and learn about the tides and creatures and plants living along the shore.

Cost is €6 per person;  €15 for family of two adults and two children.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tide times vary,  so booking essential by phone,  Aran,  089 4534248.

 

DIGITAL LITERACY PROJECT

HOSTED BY TECH CONNECT LOCAL

Next course will be held in Greystones Town Centre.

iPad (Apple) course,  including how to synch with iPhone and laptops.

 

          Tuesday        23 June         Thursday       25 June

          Tuesday        30 June         Thursday         2 July

 

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

 

More Tablet and laptop courses in Greystones and Delgany in July.

Places are limited.

Please book early t o avoid disappointment.

 

Saturday Drop In Sessions for DLP graduates,  27 June,  11 July and 25 July.

 

Explore the exciting new digital world.

Help all members in the community improve their technology skills.

Be confident enough to go online.

 

Four easy lessons,  two hours each on tablet computers.

Cost is €10.

 

Bookings from 087 4487777.

Full class schedule and Saturday Drop In Sessions for DLP graduates are now available.

Details at www.TechConnectLocal.com and Facebook.

 

KING OF GREYSTONES 2015 EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Save the date !!

Event will take place 16 August, 2015.

Volunteers also needed !!

Details from www.kingofgreystones.com.

 

LUGNAQUILLA 2015 SCHEDULE

Walk up Lugnaquilla,  the highest mountain in Leinster !!

Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain outside of Kerry,  925 metres above sea level.

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

On a clear day,  it offers breathtaking views over the Wicklow mountains and far beyond.

Series of fully guided walks are now being organised by Footfalls Walking Holidays.

 

Third Sunday of the month from May to September:

          21 June                   19 July         

16 August                20 September

 

Each walk is fully guided by qualified and experienced mountain leaders.

Two guides for 16 people.

Details from Wicklow Tourism,  0404 20070,  www.visitwicklow.ie.

 

 

 

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 !!

 

Art Classes on Monday Afternoon

Some places are still available.

 

Spanish Classes

Some places available in beginners class;  10:30 am.

 

12 June 2015

Hot Spot Music Club:  Mongoose

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Mongoose are a four piece all female jazz/acoustic band from Dublin.

They also sing a lot in harmony !!

If you like Joni Mitchell,  the Webb Sisters,  the Henry Girls,  you’ll love Mongoose.

Support from Redwoods musician,  Elliot Crampton.

 

Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Admission,  €7/€9. 

 

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

 

13 June 2015

St. Patrick’s Car Boot Sale

St. Patrick’s Church Car Park,  Church Road;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Today and every second and fourth Saturday until the end of September.

 

€12.00 for cars;  €20 vans/trailers.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. for setting up.

Refreshments & toilets available in the Parish Centre.

No bookings taken.

Full details from 2010648.

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  Lady,  Sing the Blues

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

After a sellout first performance,  Ireland’s leading female blues singers are back !!

Telling the story of women’s role in the progression of the blues.

 

Divas for the evening are:

          Bree Harris              Mia Parsons             Emma Nicolai.

 

The show’s content celebrates artists like Bessie Smith,  Janis Joplin,  Ella Fitzgerald,  Dina Washington,  Nina Simone,  Peggie Lee and many more.

 

Come along to hear a fabulous setlist:

 

          Cry Me a River                   I’d Rather Go Blind    My Baby Just Cares for Me

          Georgia                   Summertime            Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Ain’t Got Nobody       The Train                Ain’t Nobody’s Businesss

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out   

Try a Little Tenderness       

 

House Blues Band comprises Ireland’s best blues musicians.

Including James Delaney who has played with greats like Van Morrison and Ed Dean.

 

Doors open,  8:00 p.m.

Admission,  €12/€14. 

 

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

 

14 June 2015

German Visitors from Wurzburg Coming to Greystones

St. Kilian’s Church,  Blacklion;  10:00 a.m. Mass.

All welcome to join them.

 

Greystones Art and Photography Exhibition

Greystones Harbour;  12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

Summer Sundays are back at Greystones Harbour.

Why not come down to see the fabulous display ??

Lots to do at Greystones Harbour this summer.

 

15 June 2015

La Touche Wines In Store Social Wine Evening

La Touche Place;  7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

With special guest and La Touche Wines good friend,  Christophe.

Christophe is from Burgandy and Joseph Drouhin Wines.

A selection of Drouhin Wines to taste.

Christophe will be on hand to tell the story behind the wines.

 

€20 per person.

Please book early !!  Full details from 2873826.

 

17 June 2015

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 ??

 

DAG:T Disability Action Greystones:  Together

Charlesland Meeting Room,  beside SuperValu Charlesland;  7:30 p.m.

 

DAG:T has been awarded a Community Awards Grant from Wicklow County Council.

Meeting to discuss launch of the Greystones Gold Star Awards.

 

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.

 

DAG:T is a local group in Greystones working towards Building an Inclusive Community.

Increasing accessibility to all that Greystones has to offer.

Bringing disabled people,  sick people,  elderly people together with non disabled people.

For all the fun DAG:T activities.

Disabilities include mobility,  hearing,  sight and neurological.

Details from 087 2992051.

 

20 June 2015

Hot Spot Music Club

Gavin Povey and the Fabulous Oke-She-Moke-She-Pops

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

New Orleans style – Piano – Rhythm and Blues

Gavin Povey is probably best exponent of Rhythm & Blues,  Boogie-Woogie,  Swing.

Also Stride,  Funk and Rock & Roll to be seen in Ireland.

 

There will be sax,  bass,  drums,  percussion.

Classic songs from all eras of New Orleans style music plus the group’s own material.

A great evening full of stompin’ and groovin’.

Come along and get rockin’ or just quietly tap your feet.

 

Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Admission,  €10/€12. 

 

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 June 2015

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day !!

 

24 June 2015

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 ??

 

26 June 2015

Redford Cemetery Annual Mass for Deceased Family and Friends

Redford Cemetery;  8:00 p.m.

 

Two Marys Charity Golf Classic in Aid of Greystones Cancer Support

Greystones Golf Club.

Shot gun start at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 

Thirteenth annual event set up in memory of Mary Nolan and Mary Bradshaw.

Mother and daughter who died within a week of each other from cancer.

 

Last year,  fifty two teams,  208 golfers,  participated,  raising €4,600.

The aim is to increase the monies this year.

All welcome to join in.

 

27 June 2015

St. Patrick’s Car Boot Sale

St. Patrick’s Church Car Park,  Church Road;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Today and every second and fourth Saturday until the end of September.

 

€12.00 for cars;  €20 vans/trailers.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. for setting up.

Refreshments & toilets available in the Parish Centre.

No bookings taken.

Full details from 2010648.

 

Summer Garden Party in Aid of Wicklow Dementia Support

Warble Bank Gardens,  Newtownmountkennedy;  2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Courtesy of Anne Condell.

 

Donation €10,  includes light refreshments,  music and raffle.

Please reserve a place by 24 June to 089 4286928.

Weather permitting.  No children.

A wonderful way to mark mid-summer.

All in aid of a good cause.

 

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 Mary Wall,  2876275;  [email protected]

All welcome.

 

28 June 2015

Bray Greystones Chess Club Annual Chess Rapid Play

Esplanade Hotel,  Bray Seafront.

 

Registration opens at 10:00 a.m.

Seven rounds and lots of prizes.

First Place is €500.

 

Entry fee is €25/€15 for OAP, Students, under 18 or Unwaged.

Full details from Frank Holohan,  086 1612506, [email protected].

 

Olly’s Ten Year Anniversary Memorial Walk

South Beach Greystones to Kilcoole and back;  2:30 p.m.

 

Family and friends will walk to remember Olly Synnott.

Meet at the Happy Pear after the walk !!

All in aid of Greystones Cancer Support.

Full details from 086 3102559 and Facebook.

 

29 June 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 !!

11 July 2015

St. Patrick’s Car Boot Sale

St. Patrick’s Church Car Park,  Church Road;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Today and every second and fourth Saturday until the end of September.

 

€12.00 for cars;  €20 vans/trailers.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. for setting up.

Refreshments & toilets available in the Parish Centre.

No bookings taken.

Full details from 2010648.

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