Greystones notes September 7


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

[email protected]


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Kathleen’s special guest this week is Paddy Lavelle.

Paddy will be to tell us all about Greystones Toastmasters.

Greystones Toastmasters starts its new season this Thursday.


Hear Here all about it this Sunday,  Garden County

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Sundays,  9 am and 6 pm.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,  8 pm.


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Free information and advice service.

Staff from a number of different agencies will be available.

Bus is fully accessible.

Hop on board for free and confidential information + advice.

Skilled staff will answer your questions on a wide variety of topics.


          Monday           7 September           Tesco Greystones     11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

          Thursday       17 September          Lidl Greystones         11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




Great book by local author,  Jerry O’Shea.

Competitively prices,  less than a cup of coffee.


Learn how to defend your computer from attack.

Otherwise,  you are prey.

Learn what hackers can do + how to protect yourself.


Book is divided into easy to understand chapters.

You will become more aware of the dangers and opportunities of digital networks.

Available on Amazon.


Online computer training to protect yourself and your family from hackers.




Special series of workshops for men who have or who have had prostate cancer.

Series begins Tuesday,  15 September,  2015,  at Greystones Cancer Support.

Six sessions will help men to understand their experience.

Professionally facilitated by a trained social worker.

Complete confidentiality.

Please spread the word that this important series is starting.

Full details and booking from Greystones Cancer Support,  2871601.

Facebook and [email protected]



Wednesday    9 September           9:45 a.m.

Sunday                   12 September          1:30 p.m.


Bookings for the ramble or to schedule a private group,  Aran,  089 4534248.

Rockpool Rambles times are subject to low tide times !!



Are you 65 and living alone ??

Contact Homelink team today.

Homelink organises minor repairs,  garden maintenance,  alarm pendants + other info.

Homelink can share other useful information and advice with you.

Coffee mornings and other social events.

Greystones Coffee Morning,  The Burnaby,  10 September, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Membership is only €20.

Details from 2014473 or [email protected]






25, 26 and 27 September 2015.


Excellent annual local conference,  not to be missed.

Talks by a leading international panel of speakers.

Details and booking below.



Greystones Cancer Support is seeking your 1c and 2c coins.

They are going out of circulation anyway.


Get the jam jars out !!

Greystones Cancer Support will make good use of these small coins.

They will turn them into big work.

Collection boxes available around the town,  including Mrs. Mooney’s Shop.



We are very sorry to say that GRAPE has finished for the 2015 season.

GRAPE will be much missed on our Sunday afternoons here in the town.

Superb art and photography for yourself or for that very special gift.

We wish GRAPE all the best for next year.



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.


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

Two guides for 16 people.

Next walk,  20 September, 2015.

Details from Wicklow Tourism,  0404 20070,




Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre


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.


Normal activities have resumed.

 10 September 2015


The Burnaby Lounge,  Church Road;  10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

All welcome.


Are you 65 and living alone ??

Homelink organises minor repairs,  garden maintenance,  alarm pendants + other info.

Homelink can share other useful information and advice with you.

Details from 2014473 or [email protected]


Greystones Toastmasters

Glenview Hotel,  Glen of the Downs;  8:00 p.m.


Learn the art of speaking in front of people.

Learn leadership skills.

Have fun in a friendly social environment.

Come along on the night,  no obligation.


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.


14 September 2015

Holyhead Wales Twinning Meeting

Greystones Municipal District,  Mill Road;  7:00 p.m.


Meeting to continue the strong links that have been established with Holyhead.

Greystones needs groups and organisations to continue this twinning work.

Please consider if your group can help + come along to the meeting.

Good twinning will be good for Greystones.

Holyhead and Greystones have much in common.


Details and RSVP to [email protected]


18/20 September 2015

Clean Coast Week End


Three groups will be out cleaning on Saturday,  19 September, 2015.

          South Beach            North Beach             Greystones Harbour


Please help to spread the word and come along to help.

Bring the family !!

All ages welcome.


18 September 2015

Culture Night


19 September 2015

Eire Og Greystones GAA 5 KM Road Race

Eire Og Greystones Clubhouse;  10:00 a.m.


Professional Chipped Timing

All athletes must be over 18 years of age.


Cash prizes for race placing and different age groups.

Register at or on the day 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

€15 online or €20 on the day.


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.


25,  26 and 27 September 2015

Twenty Seventh La Touche Legacy Seminar

Second Festival of History

Reflections of the Great War & Easter Rising 1916

Greystones Golf Club,  please note change of venue this year.


Now jointly organised by the La Touche Legacy Committee and Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society.


Talks by a leading international panel of speakers.


Friday                        25 September


                   Wartime Diaries of Elsie Henry         Speaker,  Professor Clara Cullen


                   WWI Soldier James Lawless            Speaker,  Ms. Eva O’Hara

                   Knockrath,  Church Lane


                   That Easter Dawn                        Speaker,  Mr. Turtle Bunbury

                   The Personalities of 1916


Saturday       26 September


                   Letters of 1916                            Speaker,  Professor Susan Schreibman


                   The 36th Ulster Division                 Speaker,  Mr. Philip Orr,  Historian


                   Psychology of the Fighting Irish       Speaker,  Mr. John O’Keeffe


                   Propaganda During WWI                Speaker,  Mr. Ian Kenneally


                   Dinner Speaker                            Mr. John Bruton,  former Taoiseach


Sunday          27 September                                             


                   Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture         Speaker,  Mr. Michael McGinley

                   The La Touche Soldiers


Tickets for the week end from Kay Coughlan,  2878448,  George Jones,  2875678,  any Committee Member or


All Lectures                                 €30

All Lectures and Seminar Dinner       €50


28 September 2015


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



All welcome,  take time out and come along !!


29 September 2015

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

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


30 September 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.


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