Greystones notes June 22

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

 

Join Kathleen this week for About Greystones.

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

 

It’s Father’s Day !!

Kathleen’s special guests will be along to talk about fathers and what they do.

Hear Here all about it this Sunday,  Garden County Radio.ie

 

About Greystones on GCR.

Sundays,  9 am and 6 pm.

 

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Keep up to date with photos and news items from Greystones during the week.

 

GREYSTONES ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IS BACK FOR 2015

Summer Sundays are back at Greystones Harbour.

GRAPE Exhibition takes place each Sunday,  12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Why not come down to see the fabulous display ??

Lots to do at Greystones Harbour this summer.

 

BOOK OF CONDOLENCES FOR STUDENTS IN BERKELEY CA

A Book of Condolences has been opened in Greystones Municipal District Offices.

 

In memory of:

          Eimear Walsh

          Olivia Burke

          Ashley Donohoe

          Nicoolai Schuster

          Lorcan Miller

          Eoghan Culligan

 

Book of Condolences is available to sign in Civic Offices,  Mill Road,  Greystones.

Monday to Friday,  9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

May they rest in peace.

 

SECOND HAND SCHOOL BOOKSHOP IN BRAY RECYCLING CENTRE

Second Hand School Bookshop now open until the middle of September.

Proceeds will go to Five Loaves for the Homeless.

 

Primary Level to Third Level books for sale at very reasonable prices.

Please bring your booklist with you.

Old school books wanted urgently.

Centre only has books that are donated.

 

Books that are needed include:

          Any type of schoolbook or textbook for reuse or recycling,  including college.

          Condition or age of books does not matter.

          Unsuitable books will be recycled.

          Copy books,  workbooks,  college notes for recycling.

          Pleases separate these from hard cover books.

          Loose leaf folders in good condition for reuse are welcome.

 

Bray Recycling Hours:

          Monday to Friday      9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

          Saturday                 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Drop in your book list.

Telephone 087 3839768,  only during opening hours.

General enquiries to 1890 22 22 76.

 

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 Friday,  10:00 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

 

EIRE ÓG GREYSTONES GAA CÚL CAMPS 2015

Football                     6 to 10 July

Hurling/Camogie        13 to 17 July

Cost is €55 for the first child,  €40 for other children.

Bookings at www.eireoggreystones.com.

 

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

Course starts 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.

 

Delgany Thursday Club                                                                 2 July 2015

Visit to Glencree Visitor Centre + German War Cemetery

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

Cost is €15.00. 

Some seats still available.

 

24 June 2015Greystones 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 !!

 

30 June 2015

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Civic Offices,  Mill Road;  7:00 p.m.

 

2 July 2015

Delgany Thursday Club

Visit to Glencree Visitor Centre + German War Cemetery

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

Cost is €15.00. 

Some seats still available.

 

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.

 

 

 

25 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.

 

Hot Spot Music Club

1920s Burlesque Cabaret featuring the Honey Drops

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

The Honey Drops arrived off a ferry last year onto Irish Shores.

Since then,  they have been dancing in speakeasys to gin and applause.

Selling out shows and dance classes all round Dublin and Wicklow.

They will be accompanied by some of the fabulous burlesque artists in Ireland.

 

On the night,  there will be two professional photographers & a photo booth.

1930s Vintage Car,  Raffle Prizes and music and dancing at the after party show.

 

Doors open,  8:00 p.m.

Admission,  €15/€20.

After party show,  €10.

 

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

 

3 August 2015

August Bank Holiday

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