Greystones notes June 8

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Garden County Radio !!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.

 

Join Kathleen this week for About Greystones.

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

 

Kathleen’s special guest this week is former WCC Councillor,  George Jones.

George is coming along to give us news on two fronts.

The new Trails of Greystones brochure which was launched this week.

And our German visitors from Wurzburg who are visiting next week.

Join Kathleen + George for interesting info about our town,  here and abroad.

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

 

About Greystones on GCR.

Sundays,  9 am and 9 pm.

 

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

 

WICKLOW CYCLE 200 IN GREYSTONES

Today,  Sunday,  7 June, 2015.

Shoreline Leisure Centre,  Mill Road.

Prestigious race begins and ends right here in Greystones.

Come along to see cycling at its best.

 

GREYSTONES ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION RESUMES 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 CARERS WEEK:  8 to 14 JUNE 2015

We remember all our Carers this week.

They play an important role in our community and need our support.

 

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

Horse and Hound,  Delgany.

 

Course continues this week:

 

          Wednesday and Friday,  10 and 12 June,  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

More courses coming up in Greystones and Newcastle.

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

Tablet computer course in July.

 

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.

Using Samsung Galaxy Tab S (Android) Tablet computers or similar compatible models.

iPad,  smartphone and laptop courses to follow.

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.

 

 

 

5 June 2015

Greystones Active Retirement Association Monthly Get Together

Kilian House Family Centre;  10:30 a.m.

 

Refuse,  Reuse,  Recycle

Moira Byrne,  Environmental Officer

Wicklow County  Council

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  Everly Brothers aka Kelly Brothers

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

An evening of Heartaches and Harmonies with this super duo.

 

Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Admission free !!

www.thehotspot.ie[email protected]087 2917519

 

6 June 2015

Hot Spot Music Club:  Hot Club of Dublin:  Gypsy Jazz

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

The Hot Club of Dublin consists of the Gilligan family,  along with a gypsy violin player and saxophonist.  Their Hot Club style includes four part vocal harmonies with hints of eastern gypsy flavour.  Original tunes with some old standards are included.

 

Doors open,  8:00 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

 

7 June 2015

Wicklow Cycle 200

Shoreline Leisure Centre,  Mill Road.

Prestigious race begins and ends in Greystones.

Come along to see cycling at its best.

 

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.

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  Café Session:  Proteus Jazz Band

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Sunday soiree with Proteus,  an eight piece jazz band,  who play a wide range of music.  Proteus are joined by excellent jazz singer,  Aran McMahan,  who will serenade you with jazz standards from the 40s,  50s and 60s.

 

Doors open,  5:30 p.m.

Admission free.  Donations nice !!

 

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.

 

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

 

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 ??

 

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.

 

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 !!

 

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

[email protected]

 

 

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