Greystones notes July 6

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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 is Cllr. Grainne McLoughlin.

Grainne is new Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District.

Grainne will be here to tell us about her new role as Cathaoirleach.

And also structure of our local government + what councillors do !!

 

Shhh !!  We also have a surpise special guest.

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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NEW VENUE FOR GREYSTONES ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

New venue coming up for GRAPE is now ready !!

Walkway along the South Beach at La Touche Road Car Park.

Each summer Sunday,  12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

REMINDER BOOK OF CONDOLENCES FOR STUDENTS IN BERKELEY CA

Book of Condolences is still open in Greystones Municipal District Offices.

 

In memory of:

          Eimear Walsh

          Olivia Burke

          Ashley Donohoe

          Niccolai 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.

 

ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY’S NEW CAMPAIGN FOR PARENTS

DON’T SPEND A LIFETIME “LOOKING BACK”

Campaign aims to raise awareness of the danger of driving while distracted with children.

New study shows children are 12 times more distracting than talking on mobile phone.

Parents often take their eyes off the road while attending to children.

This can be very dangerous as drivers need to focus on what is going on outside vehicle.

 

Before undertaking a journey,  parents should:

 

          Talk to children.  Explain how important it is for parent to focus on driving.

          Ensure children are properly restrained in the appropriate child restraint.

          Make sure children have a toilet break before they travel.

          If getting distracted,  parents should pull over and address the problem.

          However,  never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway.

 

Keep children safe while driving.

 

AN GARDA SÍOCHÁNA WARNING WHEN WITHDRAWING MONEY FROM BANKS

Gardaí have warned people using banks after incident in Greystones.

They believe there are people in banks watching for withdrawals of money.

Be mindful when withdrawing money.  Be on the lookout for suspicious activity.

Report any concerns.

 

CHANGES TO THE ROUTE OF THE N11 BETWEEN ARKLOW AND RATHNEW

Due to construction works on the N11,  all traffic will be diverted onto a link road.

This change takes place between Arklow and Rathnew.

Please allow extra time for your journey.

Please take great caution when approaching the diversion.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

DIGITAL LITERACY PROJECT

HOSTED BY TECH CONNECT LOCAL

Course continues,  last two lessons of this course.

Burnaby Lounge, Church Road, Greystones.

 

iPad and iPhones

          Tuesday          7 July                   Thursday         9 July

 

Mornings:       11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Course in the Happy Pear,  Church Road,  Greystones.

Android Tablets (Samsung Galaxy Tab S), Smartphones + Windows Compatible Computers

 

          Tuesday        14 July          Thursday         16 July

          Tuesday        21 July          Thursday         23 July

 

Mornings:       9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

 

Saturday Drop In Sessions for Digital Literacy Project graduates,  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 for each lesson, on tablet computers.

Cost is €10 for all four lessons,  not €10 each.

This is excellent value for learning lifetime skills.

 

Bookings from 087 4487777.

No classes in August.

Please book early for September courses.

Sign up now to avoid disappointment !!

Full 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:

          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.

 
 

9 to 12 July, 2015

Greystones Art Group 50th Annual Exhibition

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road.

 

          Thursday to Saturday                   11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

          Sunday                                      11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Absolutely fabulous annual exhibition,  not to be missed !!

Local artists of high standard.

The quality of the paintings just gets better each year.

Proceeds in aid of Peacehaven Trust.

 

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 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

 

27 July 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 !!

 

28 July 2015

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Civic Offices,  Mill Road,  Greystones;  7:30 p.m.

 

29 July 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. 

 

Please note there will be no meeting in August.

Next meeting will be 30 September 2015.

 

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 ??

 

3 August 2015

August Bank Holiday

 

8 August 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.

 

22 August 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.

 

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 Mary Wall,  2876275;  [email protected]

All welcome.

 

12 September 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 26 September which will be last car boot sale of the season.

 

€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.

 

19 September 2015

La Touche Wines Fifth Birthday Celebrations

2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

 

26 September 2015

St. Patrick’s Car Boot Sale

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

This is the last car boot sale of the season.  Thank you for your support.

 

€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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