Greystones local notes week November 26th

GREYSTONES MUNICIPAL DISTRICT CHRISTMAS LIGHTING CEREMONY

SATURDAY NEXT,  24 NOVEMBER,  BURNABY PARK @4 PM.

Great day out for all of Greystones !!  Santa is coming too !!  Details below. 

 

 

ANOTHER SANTA OUTING !!

HOLYHEAD SANTA WILL BE COMING TO GREYSTONES ON 2 DECEMBER 2018 !!

AND HE IS BRINGING HIS SANTA HOUSE WITH HIM !!

Greystones is twinned with Holyhead in Wales.

Our two towns share many activities.  And these include Santa Claus !!

Fully beared live Santa will join us here in Greystones.

Don’t miss him and his special house !!

Details on their way.

 

 Santa's House

                   

 

 

CHARITY IMPACT AWARDS

MICHAEL FISHER FROM GREYSTONES

NOMINATED FOR COMMUNITY HERO AWARD 2018

Michael Fisher from Greystones has been a tremendous volunteer for over 60 years.

His involvement in our community includes Wicklow Dementia Support.

District Commissioner of the East Coast Region for scouts.

RNLI,  Meals on Wheels,  great neighbour and helps at St. Patrick’s Church.

Please support Mike’s nomination for Hero Award … he needs your votes to win.

Spread the word to your family and friends and the groups you are involved with.

Ask them to click and vote.

Greystones,  we can do this !!  Let Mike be a good example to us all !!

Here are the links with all the information:

The awards themselves,  Mike’s achievements and how to vote.

Closing date is 3 December 2018.

Links are courtesy of Paul Byrne,  Greystones Guide.ie.

And Charity Impact Awards Website.

 

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/vote-for-mike/

https://www.charityimpactawards.ie/awards/mike-fisher/

 

 

 

GCS COFFEE MORNING HOSTED BY STEPHEN DONNELLY TD|30 NOVEMBER

Constituency Office,  Mill Road,  beside Greystones Railway Station.

10 am to 2 pm.

Each year,  Deputy Donnelly runs a charity coffee morning.

This year’s coffee morning will be in aid of Greystones Cancer Support.

Please come along for a warm welcome,  tea and coffee available.

Fresh homebaking to keep you nice and warm during the cold weather.

Plenty of chat and an opportunity to meet up with friends.

See you all there next Friday !!

   

SPECIAL PACKS OF ADVENT WREATH CANDLES

Help put special meaning into Christmas this year with an Advent Wreath.

Special packs of Advent Wreath candles available at Brady’s Homecare Greystones.

Children love lighting the candles week by week coming up to Christmas Day.

Special care must always be taken with lit candles.

Lighted candles must never be left unattended.

              

 

 

GRAPE CHRISTMAS MARKET|@BOATYARD|GREYSTONES HARBOUR MARINA

2, 9, 16 and 23 December 2018;  11 am to 5.30 pm.

Lots of wonderful crafts,  great ideas for Christmas and special presents !!

 

    

 

 

PICTORIAL HISTORY OF GREYSTONES & ITS COASTAL ENVIRONS|1760 to 2018

Fabulous new book in the series started by Derek Paine in 1993.

New book is Book Number 8 and is by Derek Paine and Gary Paine.

The 296 page hard-back book,  featuring colour throughout,  is priced at €35 per book.

Now on sale Monday at Greystones Antiques,  beside Greystones Railway Station.

Don’t miss this wonderful new addition to the superb series of local Greystones history !!

A wonderful Christmas present from Greystones for that special person in your life.

Keeping the memories of old Greystones alive and well !!

 

 

WICKLOW CALENDAR 2019 NOW ON SALE !!

Beautiful photographs once again in the Wicklow Calendar.

This magnificent calendar is available at Greystones Cancer Support,  €10.

Also available at other Co. Wicklow outlets.

Perfect for yourself or for sending abroad to family and friends.

Calendar layout allows for diary entries to be made for each day.

See Co. Wicklow at its best in this year’s Wicklow Calendar !!

    Wicklow Calendar 2019 Launch Cropped          

 

 

 

LET’S TALK FRENCH|CONVERSATIONAL FRENCH GROUP

Is your spoken French going rusty from lack of practise ??

Are you interested in setting up/joining a French conversational group ??

Level of French required: Intermediate.

No cost,  but numbers limited.

Come along to Greystones Library,  each Thursday morning @11 am !!

Details and full information from John,  2875981.

 

 

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   WEEKLY CRIME REPORT

Week ending 18 November 2018.

Greystones North                               No reports.

                                                            Garda JP Connolly

                                                            [email protected]

           Greystones South                                Theft from shop.

                                                                        Criminal damage:  graffiti on wall.

            Garda Alan Thompson                            [email protected]

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Burglary through front door.

                                                            Bedroom and ensuite gone through.

Garda Maria Curtis                                 ma[email protected]

            Kilcoole                                               No reports.

            Garda Molly Corbett                               [email protected]

 

 

  SPECIAL REMINDER KILCOOLE CLINIC CONTINUES !!

 

  Kilcoole Policing Clinic takes place each Wednesday evening.

  Kilcoole Community Centre,  6 pm to 8 pm.

  Garda Corbet and/or Garda Thompson will be in attendance.

 

  Drop in for crime prevention advice,  get a form stamped.

  And most other Garda station services. 

 

 

 

 

 

  SPECIAL REMINDER DELGANY CLINIC DATES !!

 

  Delgany Policing Clinics will take place on Fridays.

  Old Cheers Building.

  23 and 30 November, 2018;  5 pm to 8 pm.

 

  Drop in for crime prevention advice,  get a form stamped.

  And most other Garda station services. 

 

 

                          

 

 

Garda slot on East Coast FM every Wednesday or Thursday morning,  11:15 am approx.

A Garda talks about security and other pending issues of the week.

Be sure and tune in for all the latest policing updates !!

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

Garda Confidential Number            1800 666 111

Greystones Garda Station              666 5800

EPA Noise Pollution                      1890 20 20 21

Crimestoppers                             1800 25 00 25

Drugs.ie                                     8360911

Traffic Watch                              1890 205 805

Dog Warden                               0404 44873

Crime Victims Helpline                   1850 211 407

 

 

ANNUAL KILCOOLE CHRISTMAS SALE

IN AID OF GREYSTONES RESOURCE CENTRE

Sunday,  25 November 2018;  Byrnes Pub Kilcoole;  12 pm to 5 pm.

If you are interested in taking a sale table,  please contact Sylvia,  086 1684858.

Arts and Crafts,  and bric a brac stalls are all welcome.

Tables are €20 inside or €15 outside.

Lots on offer,  great event !!

 

 

  1. DAVID’S SECONDARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS FAIR IS BACK:  1/2 DECEMBER

One of Wicklow’s biggest Christmas fairs.

Applicants for stalls now being accepted,  [email protected].

One day single stall,  €45,  double stall,  €80;  Two day single stall,  €70, double stall, €120.

St

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has all the details and photos !!

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/st-davids-christmas-fair-2018-nov/

 

GREYSTONES ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

KILIAN HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE

www.greystonesara.com.

Outings + Meetings

Information,  Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

Tuesdays,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 

Whist every Wednesday evening,  St. Kilian House Family Centre,  8 pm.

Aqua Aerobics|Shoreline Leisure Centre Continue

Each Monday,  12 pm to 1 pm.  Cost is €4.50.

November Coffee Morning                                              30 November

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

Come and see some beautiful Christmas flower arrangements.

You may be lucky and win one in the raffle !!

This is  the final coffee morning of 2018.

Come along and meet your friends before the Christmas break !!

 

Christmas Shopping Trip                                                  5 December

Arboretum Leighlinbridge,  Co. Carlow

Bus will leave Holy Rosary Church Car Park @9.30 am.

Cost is €15.

Further details and information from Elsie,  087 7468426.

Christmas Lunch Parkview Hotel NTMK                      13 December

Time is 2 pm.  Tickets are €25.

Enjoy a four course lunch,  music and dancing with Liam Garrett.

Monster raffle for fantastic prizes !!

           

23 November 2018

Whale Theatre

Roisin Sullivan:  Broadway and Other Stories

8:00 p.m.;  Doors open 7:00 p.m.;  Tickets €18/€15.

Songs from Bacharach to Broadway.

Well known for her work in musical theatre and West End.

Roisin Sullivan returns to Greystones with her very own New York style cabaret show.

Singing unique arrangements of much loved classics.

An intimate evening of song,  not to be missed.

Performing masterpieces by Carole King,  Joni Mitchell,  The Beatles and Michael Jackson.

Roisin creates her own musical magic.

Accompaniment from pianist/musical arranger,  David Wray and cellist,  Paula Hughes.

Great interview here from Paul Byrne:

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/tracks-of-my-years-roisin-sullivan/

Full bar,  Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards,  Fresh Popcorn and Confectionary available.

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873593716/events/128155376

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

24 November 2018

Whale Theatre|Elaine Scott Student Concert

1:30 p.m.;  Doors open 1:00 p.m.;  Tickets:  Adults, €15;  Children, €5.

Elaine Scott is delighted to be celebrating ten years as a music teacher.

Opportunity to join her in celebrating her students’ talents and achievements.

Packed shows in 2017 and early 2018.

This third showcase will offer audiences a chance to hear some old favourites.

Alongside some brand new talent.

Every children has their own unique voice.

Each performance here will bring something different to the table.

Come along and see the stars of tomorrow,  just as they bigin to shine brightly !!

Full bar,  Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards,  Fresh Popcorn and Confectionary available.

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873591878/events/128149858

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

24 November 2018

Greystones Municipal District|Greystones Businesses

Christmas Lighting Ceremony

Burnaby Park;  4:00 p.m.

Usual carol singing,  ecumenical service and special visit by Santa !!

Great afternoon for all Greystones !!

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has all the details and photos !!

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/here-comes-santa-claus/

24 November 2018

Whale Theatre|Christmas Lights Night

New Orleans Boogie with Gavin Pokey Plus Bear Paw Fork Supper

This event is SOLD OUT !!

Please contact the Whale Theatre to join the waiting list.

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

27 November 2018

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Council Chamber,  Mill Road;  7:30 p.m.

On the Agenda

  • Discuss plan to NTA on traffic issues in North Wicklow
  • Update on Greystones Harbour Marina.
  • Report from District Engineer.
  • Update from Greystones 2020.
  • Update on Delgany to Blacklion Road & Redford Junction.

25 November 2018

Whale Theatre

Greystones Film Club:  Home Alone

2:00 p.m.;  Doors open 1:30 p.m.;  Tickets,  €10.

Home Alone is the highest-grossing live action comedy of all time.

It’s got everything … snow,  incompetent crooks,  hand-burning.

Headbanging slapstick,  a house that we all wish we could afford.

Home Alone is a bona fide modern classic and incredibly funny.

We look forward to celebrate the genius of John Hughes and cuteness of Macauley Culkin.

Grab your free popcorn and come along for the world’s sweetest and funniest movie.

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873595452/events/128175888

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

28 November 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.

28 November 2018

Greystones Cancer Support|Bereaved Group Meeting

GCS Centre,  La Touche Place;  3.15 pm.

This group is for those bereaved in the past few years.

Grieving is an ongoing process.  Sharing with others has proven to help.

Our meetings are professionally facilitated by Liz Gleeson.

They have proved very helpful to all.

A warm welcome is always extended.

There will be no Bereaved Group meeting in December.

28 November 2018

Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening

Greystones Cancer Support Centre;  8:00 p.m.

This evening is for men who have had cancer or whose family or friends have had cancer.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and [email protected].

Please no there will be no Men’s Group Evening in December.

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

Can we help you or someone you know ??

29 November 2018

Ladies Night Out Greystones

Lots of fun and special activities in Greystones from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Great buzz in local shops and restaurants.

Special treats and offers for all the ladies.

Late night shopping gives an opportunity to look for special gifts and items.

Local restaurants will have special offers,  please book early !!

      

30 November 2018

GCS Coffee Morning Hosted by Stephen Donnelly TD

Constituency Office,  Mill Road,  beside Greystones Railway Station.

10 am to 2 pm.

Each year,  Deputy Donnelly runs a charity coffee morning.

This year’s coffee morning will be in aid of Greystones Cancer Support.

Please come along for a warm welcome,  tea and coffee available.

Fresh homebaking to keep you nice and warm during the cold weather.

Plenty of chat and an opportunity to meet up with friends.

See you all there next Friday !!

30 November 2018

Whale Theatre|The Ultimate Adele Experience

8:00 p.m.;  Doors open 7:00 p.m.;  Tickets,  €20.

Back by popular demand !!

Experience the sound and look of Adele.

The Ultimate Adele Experience is a live band,  playing full repertoire of songs.

Hits include Rolling in the Deep,  Hello,  Water Under the Bridge,  Someone Like You.

Vocalist Katherine Headon is an uncanny look-a-like and sound-a-like of star Adele.

Along with her six-piece band.

Locals will recognise the talented Emily McGuinness from Greystones on backing vocals.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/to-adele-and-back/

Full bar,  Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards,  Fresh Popcorn and Confectionary available.

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873582233/events/128141338

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

1 and 2 December 2018

St. David’s Secondary School Christmas Craft Fair

One of Wicklow’s biggest Christmas fairs.

St. David’s Secondary School Hall;  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1 December 2018

Whale Theatre|Pigalle !!  The Life and Music of Edith Piaf

8:00 p.m.;  Doors open 7:00 p.m.;  Tickets,  €25.

Chanteuse Derby Browne performs her personal tribute to The Little Sparrow.

Performance includes La Vie En Rose,  No Regrets,  Autumn Leaves.

And Under The Bridges of Paris.

Pigalle is packed with music from the cabarets,  cafes and music halls of Paris.

Interludes from Parisian tea shops,  carnivals and market-places.

Derby Browne studied music and drama at the Conservatory of Music in Dublin.

Her stage and screen career has taken her across Europe.

Derby Brown now resides in Dublin and performs across Ireland.

Edith Piaf was one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century.

Her waif like form and heart wrenching voice endeared her first to the French.

Then to audiences around the globe with whom she had an enduring bond.

Full bar,  Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards,  Fresh Popcorn and Confectionary available.

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873589685/events/128142769

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

2 December 2018

Whale Theatre|Greystones Film Club

Double Bill:  The Snowman & Father Christmas

2:00 p.m.;  Doors open 1:30 p.m.;  Tickets,  €10.

Creator Raymond Briggs wrote The Snowman,  a story that made him world famous.

The Channel 4 26 minute adaptation was nominated for an Oscar.

Briggs’ 1973 award winning work,  Father Christmas,  was blended with a 1975 sequel.

Prepare to be left positively dizzy with the Christmas spirit.

Oh,  and yes,  Santa left a free snackbox for everyone !!

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873593673

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

2 December 2018

Holy Rosary Parish|Social Hobby & Craft Afternoon

Kilian House Family Centre;  3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Learn new crafts and make new connections while also having a cuppa !!

Lots to see and learn while meeting with friends.

2 December 2018

Whale Theatre|Bolshoi Ballet:  Don Quixote

5:30 p.m.;  Doors open 5:00 p.m.;  Tickets,  €20.

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights,  Don Quixote sets out on an adventure.

His is accompanied by his faithful servant,  Sancho Panza.

Don Quixote wants to meet his ideal woman,  Dulcinea.

Cervantes’ hero comes to life in this critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance.

Panache and sparking technique from the principal dancers.

Spectacular cast of toreadors,  flamenco dancers,  gypsies and dryads.

Virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi.

Full bar,  Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards,  Fresh Popcorn and Confectionary available.

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873590030

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

4 December 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 !!

6 December 2018

Delgany Thursday Club Christmas Lunch

Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy;  12:30 p.m.

Cost is €25 per person.

Booking and details from Noelene, 2876878;  Peter,  086 8307644,  or John,  086 3566527.

10 December 2018

Delgany Guild Irish Countrywomen’s Association Meeting

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  8:00 p.m.

Delgany Guild ICA meets tonight and every second Monday of the month.

Lots of activities and ideas to keep you interested !!

Delgany Guild ICA meets tonight and every second Monday of the month.

Lots of activities and ideas to keep you interested !!

Wide range of demonstrations and speakers are actively pursued.

Also various crafts,  sport,  drama and theatre outings are among the interests.

Plus forging good friendships.

Come along and see what is on offer.  You will be most welcome.

Delgany Guild ICA is not all about tea and buns !!

But it is always nice to end a meeting with them !!

11 December 2018

YWCA Coolnagreina Coffee Morning

Coolnagreina,  Trafalgar Road;  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Today and each second Tuesday of the month.

Come along for a wonderful morning of good friendship.

Tea/coffee and home baking.

Why not arrange to meet a friend at Coolnagreina for coffee ??

You will have a great morning and support a good cause.

18 December 2018

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

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

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

Suggested donation of €5.00,  in aid of charity.

21 December 2018

Wicklow Dementia Support

Family Carers Support Group

Today and each third Friday of the month.  This group meets once a month.

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Group meeting is for those caring for someone at home with dementia.

Opportunity to meet for sharing in a confidential and facilitated setting.

Details from 089 4286928.

Memory Lane Music Group Meets Each Friday Morning

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road;  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tea/coffee and biscuits.

Memory Lane Music Group is a weekly group.

This group is for people with Alzheimer’s and/or their carers.

Singing is not only an enjoyable activity.

It can also provide a way for people with dementia,  and their carers,  to socialise.

They can express themselves and meet up with others in a fun and supportive group.

Details from Fiona Lang,  086 8455256,  and/or Michael Fisher,  087 9833931.

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