Greystones notes week January 29th

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GIVE US A SONG:  SINGERS CIRCLE FOR THE CAROLINE FOUNDATION

SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2018|HOT SPOT MUSIC CLUB|FROM 4 PM

Located above The Beach House @Greystones Harbour Marina

Come along and Sing a Song !!

This is a “Noble Call” style of singers’ circle.

Each person is called upon to (nobly) perform.

Part of the nationwide Give Us a Song campaign in aid of cancer research.

In memory of local woman Caroline Dwyer Hickey.

There will also be a raffle !!

Full details from www.TheCarolineFoundation.com.

 

 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2018

Yes,  it is that time of year again, Ireland’s National Day is fast approaching !!

This year’s Greystones Parade will be bigger and better with you help.

Application forms and details are now available at Greystones Municipal District.

Please contact 2876694 or email [email protected].

As usual,  there will be a Window Display Competition held in conjunction with the Parade.

Local businesses and organisations,  please decorate your windows for our National Day.

No application is needed for the Window Display Competition.

All decorated premises will be inspected and judged by an independent panel of judges.

WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL HOUSING DEPARTMENT

HOUSING ADAPTATION GRANT

MOBILITY AIDS GRANT SCHEME

HOUSING AID FOR OLDER PEOPLE

Application forms and full details of criteria are now available.

Closing date is 21 March 2018.

There is limited availability of funding.

Fully completed applications must be received on time.

Necessary supporting documentation must accompany the application.

Late applications will not be considered and will be returned.

Details from WCC Housing Section,  0404 20120,  www.wicklow.ie.

[email protected].

 

Rachel Casey:  Crumlin’s Bundle of Fun.

Greystones Cancer Support is continuing to collect for Crumlin’s Bundle of Fun.

Items for babies,  children and teens in hospital may be left with GCS on La Touche Place.

There is still time,  if you have not been able to contribute to date.

GCS can collect items if that is easier for you.

Please contact 2871601 or [email protected].

A big thank you is extended to those who have helped so far !!

Young children will benefit so much from your interest and generosity.

 

STAY SAFE AT NIGHT !!  WEAR BRIGHT CLOTHING !! 

 

 

BE WINTER READY !!  FULL DETAILS ON WIDE VARIETY OF PREPAREDNESS

Lots of leaflets and information on how to stay warm and safe.  www.WinterReady.ie.                     

 

 

TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS AND FALLS PREVENTION

CLASSES CONTINUE

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  2.45 pm,  for six classes.

Remaining dates in current series:   6, 13 and 20 February, 2018

Second series dates:                     27 February,  6, 13, 20, 27 March and 6 April 2018.

Are you over 50 and interested in improving your health ??

With a special focus on:

  • Gaining greater muscle strength.
  • Improved balance.
  • Building energy
  • Gaining relaxation

Then this Tai Chi course may well be for you.

This course integrates mind and body.

It can help reduce the joint pain experienced with arthritis.

Details from Marilyn O’Connor,  086 8441359.

Cost is €60 for six classes.

 

 

 

WHIST EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING ST. KILIAN HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE 8 PM.

GREYSTONES ACTIVE RETIRMENT ASSOCIATION

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.

 

31 January 2018

Holy Rosary Soup & Sandwiches

Kilian House Family Centre;  12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Meet your friends for delicious home-made soup and sandwiches.

Followed by tea/coffee and cake.

Suggested donation,  €5.00.

All proceeds go to local charities.

Everyone is most welcome for good food and a friendly chat.

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 ??

 

31 January 2018

Whale Theatre:  Met Opera:  Tosca

Whale Theatre,  Theatre Lane,  Greystones.

Tickets €25/€13.

Screening of new production of Puccini’s Tosca.

Rivaling the splendor of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes.

Sir David McVicar has a ravishing new production.

It offers a splendid backdrop for for extraordinary singing.

Sonya Yoncheva stars at the title prima donna.

Alongside Vittorio Grigolo and Zeljko Lucic as Scarpia.

Emmanuel Villaume conducts.

Duration 3 hours and 18 minutes.

Details of all forthcoming events and tickets from 2010550 or www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

1 February 2018

Delgany Thursday Club

Trip to National Gallery of Ireland Highlights Tour

Coach leaves Christ Church Delgany at 1:30 p.m.

Cost is €25.00 to include Coach,  Gallery Tour,  Scone with tea/coffee.

Details from Noelene,  2876878;  Peter,  2874270 or John, 2873173.

2 February 2018

Whale Theatre:  Dirt Birds Live

Whale Theatre,  Theatre Lane,  Greystones.

This event is currently SOLD OUT !!

Please join the waiting list and you will be advised of any returns.

Details of all forthcoming events and tickets from 2010550 or www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

2 February 2018

Hot Spot Music Club:  Niwel Tsumbu with Eamonn Cagney

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Virtuoso guitarist and singer Niwel Tsumbu and percussionist Eamon Cagney feature.

They embark on an Irish tour previewing and premiering new music.

They have an upcoming album release.

Both intimate and elaborate,  expect a musical river:  classical to Central Africa + beyond.

The duo have worked and travelled the world together for ten years.

They have worked with a wide variety of famous musicians and theatre companies.

Their new music has been a year in the making.

It will be premiered on this Irish spring tour.

Then comes the album release and international performances in 2018.

Doors 8:00 p.m.

Advance tickets, €9/Pay on the door,  €11.

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

4 February 2018

Whale Theatre

Lady of the Camellias|Live by Satellite|Performed by Bolshoi Ballet

Whale Theatre,  Theatre Lane,  Greystones.

Tickets €20/€17.50.

The young and naive Armand is utterly captivated after meeting coutesan Marguerite Gautier.

Their encounter gives birth to a passionate yet doomed love.

Alexandre Dumas fils’ novel comees to life on the Bolshoi stage.

Prima Svetlana Zakharova is the ailing Marguerite seeking love and redemption.

From her life as a courtesan.

The Bolshoi brings choreographer John Neumeier’s work to new emotional heights.

A work of rare beauty and tragic depth.

Accompanied by Chopin’s romantic piano score.

Captured live 29 April 2012.

Details of all forthcoming events and tickets from 2010550 or www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

4 February 2018

Hot Spot Music Club

Give Us A Song|Singers Circle for The Caroline Foundation

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Come along and Sing a Song !!

This is a “Noble Call” style of singers’ circle.

Each person is called upon to (nobly) perform.

Part of the nationwide Give Us a Song campaign in aid of cancer research.

In memory of local woman Caroline Dwyer Hickey.

Celebrating World Cancer Day.

There will also be a raffle !!

Full details from www.TheCarolineFoundation.com.

Doors 4:00 p.m.

Donations to The Caroline Foundation.

6 February 2018

Soup and Sandwiches at Presbyterian Hall

Trafalgar Road;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Donation €5.00.

Great food and a warm welcome.

Come along for the chat !!

10 February 2018

Hot Spot Music Club:  A Salute to the Travelling Wilburys

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

The Hot Spot Music Club proudly salute the Travelling Wilburys.

Tom Petty,  Bob Dylan,  Roy Orbison,  Jeff Lynne and George Harrison.

An evening of songs from the artists’ careers,  solo and combined.

The Hot Sport SUPERGROUP of Wilburys include:

          James Delaney         Colm Quearney        Graham Hopkins

          Peter Moore            Special Guests Chualainn

Looking forward to a great evening celebrating the music of these five famous men.

Who recorded their album not using their own names + calling themselves The Wilburys.

Full historical details from www.travellingwilburys.com/history.

Doors 8:00 p.m.

Advance tickets, €12/Pay on the door,  €14.

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

11 February 2018

Hot Spot Music Club

Pat’s Fireside Folk Session

Featuring Brian Whelan Celebrating Gerry Rafferty

Upstairs @The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

Come along,  sit beside the fireplace and listen.

Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to present day.

Country,  jazz ‘n blues and ragtime,  Irish traditional songs and ballads.

All genres of music in an acoustic format.

Audience is encouraged to sing along,  but this is not an open mic session.

Or a singer songwriter session.

Special guest is the famous Brian Whelan from The Cyclones.

Playing tribute to Gerry Rafferty.

What better way to spend a Sunday evening ??

Great music and great company.

Doors open,  4:30 p.m.

Admission free.

13 February 2018

Coffee & Scones @YWCA Coolnagreina

YWCA Coolnagreina,  Trafalgar Road;  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Located just up from Greystones Harbour Marina.

Entrance opposite Harbour Barber.

Each second Tuesday of the month.

All are welcome to come and enjoy delicious home baking.

And freshly brewed McCabe’s coffee or a delicious cup of Fairtrade tea !!

Donations to Youth Cafe Project are welcome too !!

14 February 2018

Greystones Cancer Support Cancer Carers Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.

Special meeting for those looking after a cancer patient.

Cancer Carers are very special people.

They play an important role in the life of a cancer patient.

Cancer Carers have needs too.

Please remember that you are not alone.

All Cancer Carers welcome.

Details from 2871601 or [email protected]

20 February 2018

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please come along.  Wonderful event just before Christmas !!

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00,  in aid of charity.

21 February 2018

Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.

Special meeting for those bereaved through cancer in the past two or three years.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and [email protected].

Sessions of the Bereaved Group are being professionally facilitated.

Facilitator is Liz Gleeson,  trained in bereavement work and assistance.

Bereaved Group sessions can be extremely helpful.

You will be given a very warm welcome.

Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance,  encouragement and support to cancer patients,  their families and their friends.

26 February 2018

Irish German Society of County Wicklow General Meeting

Guest Speaker Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Bray Town Hall;  7:30 p.m.

This will be the first meeting of the Society in 2018.

Guest Speaker will be Archbishop Diarmuid Martin who spoke in Wurzburg last July.

Dr. Martin was a guest of the Diocese of Wurzburg on the Feast of St. Kilian.

He spoke,  fluently in German,  to a wide and varied general audience.

His topic was The Challenge for the Church in the 21st Century.

Representatives from the Irish German Society were in attendance at the talk.

 

Society Members and also non Members are very welcome to come along.

To ensure adequate seating, please let the organisers know if you can attend,  086 8217357.

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