Greystones notes week August 22nd

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Welcome to the Greystones Weekly Calendar of Local Events   

 

Forthcoming Greystones events outlined below.

Mark your diaries for those that interest you !!

Keep in touch with what is going on.

News & information items and updates on forthcoming events.

Straight to your Inbox each week.

 

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

[email protected]

 

Please feel free to forward Calendar to family and friends or add to your Facebook page.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO FIONNUALA MCCORMACK FROM KILCOOLE !!

We are all very proud of Fionnuala.

Fionnuala participated in the Olympic Marathon 2016.

She came in 20th @2:31:22,  which was a personal best for her.

 

Fionnuala received a Greystones Person of the Year Award in May for her sporting work.

Fiionnuala received the Special Recognition Award.

Well done to Fionnuala for her hard work and dedication.

A real role model for us all and a great achievement !!

 

NEW FREE STOP SMOKING COURSE AT GREYSTONES CANCER SUPPORT

Starting Monday,  19 September,  7:30 pm for six Mondays.

Greystones Cancer Support,  La  Touche Place

 

Greystones Cancer Support considers cancer prevention as part of its remit.

GCS recognises that tobacco is the leading cause of preventable deaths.

Stop Smoking Courses are held by GCS on a regular basis.

 

A new course is starting Monday,  19 September, 2016 at 7:30 pm.

The course will run for six Mondays at Greystones Cancer Support.

Facilitated,  as usual,  by the Jacinta Barnewell,  well known health professional in the field.

 

Did you know that one in every two smokers will die from a smoking related death ??

80% of smokers want to quit.

40% of smokers try to quit each year.

Sometimes,  it takes several attempts to stop smoking

 

If you have tried before,  why not try again ??

If you go to a Stop Smoking Group,  you are twice as likely to succeed.

 

Each of us should be taking responsibility to staying as healthy as we possibly can. 

We owe it,  not only to ourselves,  but to those who love and care for us. 

A warm welcome to those who would like to come along. 

Please spread the word to family and friends that this course is starting.

 

HERITAGE WEEK:  20 to 28 AUGUST 2016

Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society Mairin Cregan Ryan Presentation, 23 August.

Heritage Walk in Newcastle on Sunday,  28 August.

Details below.

Full Co. Wicklow Heritage Week details from www.wicklow.ie.

 

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   WEEKLY CRIME REPORT

Week ending 14 August 2016.

 

          Greystones North                               Burglary:  one back window forced.

            Garda JP Connolly                                  [email protected]

 

            Greystones South                               No reports.

            Garda Alan Thompson                            [email protected]

 

          Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Theft:  2 children’s scooters stolen from front garden.

            Garda Maria Curtis                                 [email protected]

 

            Kilcoole                                               Theft from shop.

            Garda Molly Corbett                               [email protected]

 

General:

In an estate,  a male in his 60s, 5’9” with a stubbly beard opened front door of a house.

When homeowner challenged him,  male asked her if she wanted her windows washed.

Please look out for similar.

 

If you see anything suspicious,  please report to Greystones Garda Station 6665800.

 

Garda Confidential Number                      1800 666 111

Greystones Garda Station                        6665800

EPA Noise Pollution                                1890 202021

Crimestoppers                                                1800 250 025

Drugs.ie                                               8360911

Traffic Watch                                        1890 205 805

Dog Warden                                         0404 44873

Crime Victims Helpline                            1850 211 407

 

FREE PARENTS PLUS PARENTING WHEN SEPARATED PROGRAMME

Bray Area Partnership,  4 Prince of Wales Terrace,  Quinsboro Road,  Bray.

Starting Thursday,  22 September, 2016 and finishing 27 October, 2016.

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Practical and positive six week course for parents.

Parents preparing for,  going through, or have gone through a separation or divorce.

Programme is aimed at parents with children under 12 years of age.

Separated couples do NOT attend the same group together.

 

Topics will include:

          Solving co-parenting problems in a positive way that focuses on children’s needs.

          Coping with the emotional impact of separation + learning stress management.

          Helping your child cope with the impact of separation emotionally and practically.

          Enhancing communication with your children and with your children’s other parent.

 

Details from:

Lulu              2116481        [email protected]

Sinead           2868266        [email protected]

 

GREYSTONES CAMERA CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION

13 to 17 September, 2016.

Details below.

 

 

SPECIAL ALERT ABOUT TEENS JUMPING INTO WATER AT GREYSTONES HARBOUR

Special alert is now being given because young teenagers are jumping into the water.

They are jumping into the water at Greystones Harbour Marina.

They are jumping into the fairway,  which is the route boats take to get to moorings.

They are also jumping from the roundheads into the paths of oncoming boats.

 

This is lethal and dangerous.

The boats cannot see the teenagers and the teenagers cannot see the boats.

The boats are heavy and many have engines.

There is serious risk of brain and spinal injuries and fatalities.

 

Special alert is being given to parents and teenagers alike.

Please be aware of what is going on.

There have been many near misses over the last few weeks.

Full story and details from www.GreystonesGuide.ie.

 

 

WALKING WICKLOW 1916 REBELLION TOUR + TOURS OF DELGANY GRAVEYARD

1916 Rebellion Tour is a tour of the county with a pick up by coach in Greystones.

Cost of tour is €50,  which includes lunch and glass of wine at Pigeon House in Delgany.

 

Tours of Delgany Graveyard,  one of the oldest in Wicklow,  now available on request.

Conducted with some authority and plenty of insight and wit by Laillí de Buitléir.

Laillí was awarded a Greystones Person of the Year 2016.

 

Details and bookings for both tours from Aran at Delgany Tours,  089 4534248.

 

HATS AHOY !! FOR THE CAROLINE FOUNDATION

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD CHALLENGE FOR MOST DECORATED HATS !!

Sunday,  11 September, 2016.

Help cancer research !!

Full details below.

 

LA TOUCHE LEGACY & THIRD FESTIVAL OF HISTORY IN GREYSTONES

23  to 25 September, 2016.

Superb line up of speakers and events.

Details below.  Bookings now being taken:  2876694 and 2875678.

 

DRAFT WICKLOW COUNTY DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2016 – 2022

PROPOSED MATERIAL AMENDMENTS

Proposed Amendments and Addendum Reports will go on display 25 July to 26 August.

They may be viewed at Greystones Municipal District or www.wicklow.ie.

 

Written submissions or observations made be made.

On the Proposed Amendments or Addendum Reports.

Deadline is 26 August, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

Contact Planning Department,  Wicklow County Council or [email protected].

 

The development plan is an important piece of legislation.

It outlines the future development of our county.

Have a look !!  Have your say !!

 

SAVE CARRAIG EDEN FUNDRAISING APPEAL NOW ONGOING

Carraig Eden Foundation needs your help.

Fundraising appeal has now been launched.

 

Strong appeal to all in Greystones to keep Carraig Eden.

Don’t allow it to get sold for development.

 

Enough is enough.  Make a stand.

Help keep its important work going for another 100 years + beyond.

It’s now up to all of us in the town to help make appeal a success.

 

More details and info from Greystones Guide.ie and Carraig Eden Foundation.com.

You can watch the video and see the good work for yourself.

 

BRAY RECYCLING CENTRE SECOND HAND BOOKSHOP NOW OPEN !!

Bring your booklist with you.

Primary school books through to third level school books now on sale.

Very reasonable prices.

 

Old school books wanted urgently.

Recycling Centre only has books that are donated.

Any type of school book or text book for reuse or recycling,  including college text books.

It doesn’t matter how old or in what condition.

Unsuitable items will be recycled.

 

Also wanted:  copies,  workbooks and college notes.

Please separate these from books.

 

Good condition loose leaf folders for reuse also accepted.

 

In aid of Five Loaves for the Homeless.

Bray Recycling Centre:  Monday to Friday9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Saturday to 2:00 p.m.

General enquiries at 1890 222276.

 

  1. DAVID’S SECONDARY SCHOOL CAR BOOT SALES NOW ON !!

Today and each first and third Sunday of the month,  finishing 4 September, 2016.

Next car boot sale:  21 August, 2016.

Details below.

 

GREYSTONES ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION CONTINUES !!

Today and every Summer Sunday,  finishing on 4 September.

Greystones Harbour Marina,  11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Now being held on the fabulous new harbour plaza.

GRAPE now includes some stall holders from the Boat Yard Market.

Wonderful range of art,  photography,  crafters.

Come along and enjoy for yourself or for that special gift or presentation.

 

 

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.

 

All GARA activities will resume w/c 5 September 2016.

Aqua Aerobics and Active 55 will continue during the Summer months.

 

Whist every Wednesday evening                                                           8:00 p.m.

 

Delgany Thursday Club                                                    1 September

Outing to Royal Zoological Gardens Phoenix Park

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

Cost is €25.

Bookings from Noelene Scott,  2876878,  or Gladys Williamson, 2819150.

 

 

Autumn Holiday:  Rhine and Mosel Rhine Region Germany

Departing 12 October, 2016 and based in Koblenz for one week.

Cost including accommodation,  flights,  meals and transfers,  €820 pps.

Single supplement,  €100.

Further information and details from Ann Redmond,  087 9390882.

 

 

20 August 2016

Irish German Society of Co. Wicklow Annual Bus Trip

Visiting Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff.

Exhibitions there include World War I and 1916.

Tea and scones on arrival.

 

Lunch at Kilmore Hotel Cavan.

Visiting in afternoon to St. Fethlimidh’s Cathedral.

 

Cost,  to include bus,  museum entry,  tea/scones/3 course lunch: 

Members €35.  Non Members €50.

Details at [email protected] or 2875678.

 

21 August 2016

St. David’s Secondary School Car Boot Sale On Today

Today and each first and third Sunday of the month,  finishing 4 September, 2016.

 

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Gates open at 7:30 a.m. for sellers.

Cars, €13;  vans and trailers, €25.

 

23 August 2016

Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society

Heritage Week Presentation of Two Books by Mairin Cregan Ryan

Greystones Library,  2:30 p.m.

 

Mairin Cregan was a fine author who was involved in preparations for Easter Week.

As a Member of Cumann na mBan,  she took part in the War of Independence.

She married Dr. James Ryan and they lived in Kindlestown House, Delgany for many years.

 

Two books will be presented:

          Old John,  a collection of children’s tales.

          Rathina,  a story of family life in a house clearly based on Kindlestown House.

 

The Ryan Family has a rich history in Greystones.

It was featured on Proclamation Day in March by St. Laurence’s National School.

The school is built on former Ryan family land.

 

The presentation will be followed by a short talk by Ciara O’Brien,  Local Studies Librarian.

Admission is free and all are warmly welcome to come along.

The event should prove to be a most interesting and informative afternoon.

 

25 August 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Ukes and Yodels

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Kicking off the Hot Spot to Harbour Roots Revival Festival.

An evening of song accompanied by  … the Ukelele.

Come along and bring your Uke and Yodel !!

 

Doors open,  8:00 p.m.                           

Admission free.

 

[email protected]

www.thehotspot.ie.

 

26 August 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Niall Toner Band,  Frankie Lane & Paul Kelly

Roots & Bluegrass

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

The Niall Toner Band is well established and has travelled + recorded widely.

Frankie Lane and Paul Kelly have been on the Irish music scene since late 1980s.

They were members of the legendary Fleadh Cowboys.

 

Doors open,  8:45 p.m.                           

Tickets €13/€15.

 

Earlybird Tickets,  subject to availability,  from:

The Hot Spot Music Club during opening hours.

By phone,  087 2917519,  credit card.

Via Pay Pal:  [email protected]

www.thehotspot.ie.

 

27 August 2016

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

St. Patrick’s School,  Church Road;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Hot Spot Music Club: Rock ‘n Roll Revival:  Tom Cat & The Zodiacs

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Dance the night away to Rock ‘n Roll,  Rhythm ‘n Blues and Rockabilly.

Band’s sets are a mixture of classic covers,  their own songs and arrangements in 50s style.

 

Doors open,  8:30 p.m.                           

Tickets €10/€12.

 

Earlybird Tickets,  subject to availability,  from:

The Hot Spot Music Club during opening hours.

By phone,  087 2917519,  credit card.

Via Pay Pal:  [email protected]

www.thehotspot.ie.

 

28 August 2016

Taste of Greystones Regatta 2016

Greystones Sailing Club;  Greystones Harbour Marina.

Two races in the morning;  first race starts 11:00 a.m.

 

Fabulous annual event with magical sailing to be seen from the shore.

Greystones reclaims its maritime heritage !!

 

Heritage Walk in Newcastle

Meet at Newcastle Community Centre;  2:30 p.m.

Continues until 5:30 p.m.

 

Walk will climb over right of way to Church Lane and Ballyvolan.

At the castle,  there will be talks by a variety of speakers.

 

The walk and climbing of stiles require a certain level of physical ability.

And appropriate footwear.

 

Organised by the Newcastle Residents Association.

Details from 087 2381060 or www.newcastlewicklow.ie. or [email protected].

 

Hot Spot Music Club: Roots Session

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.

 

Folk,  Bluegrass,  Country + Americana.

Musicians welcome.

 

Doors open,  4:30 p.m.                           

Admission free. 

087 2917519 or [email protected] or www.thehotspot.ie.

 

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