Greystones notes week March 11th

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  1. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2019 WILL BE HELD NEXT SUNDAY !!

This is Greystones’ big annual event,  everyone comes out to see the Parade !!

Have you or your group signed up for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 yet ??

You don’t want to be left behind !!

Please contact 2876694 or [email protected].

Help make Parade 2019 the best one yet !!

Parade will start at 12 noon at the Greystones Park & Ride.

And progress up through the town,  finishing at the old cinema.

Reviewing stand will be at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland.

Awards will be made for the following categories.

  • Most Original Entry
  • Most Colourful Entry
  • Best Uniformed Organisation
  • Best Traditional Entry
  • Most Topical Entry
  • Most Entertaining Entry
  • Best Social/Culural Entry
  • Best Sports Entry
  • Best Commercial Entry
  • Best Musical Entry
  • Overall Parade Winner

Window Display Competition will also be held.

Aim of competition is to encourage local businesses and organisations.

Competition to decorate their windows for Ireland’s National Day.

Help make Greystones “en fete” !!

No application form is required for this competition.

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

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Day,  celebrated all around the world.

We don’t want to be left out here in our own home town !!

Please return parade applications to Greystones Municipal District.

Cost is Clubs/Organisations,  €20;  Commercial, €40.

GREYSTONES MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

PROPOSAL FOR TOWN CENTRE COMMUNITY BASED CCTV SYSTEM

GMD intends to make an application for funding towards community based CCTV system.

Purpose is to increase public safety and deter illegal or anti-social behaviour.

A survey has been carried out,  with 11 sites identified for cameras.

Map is on display at Greystones Municipal District and Greystones Garda Station.

Submissions are welcome in writing or by email by Friday,  29 March 2019.

[email protected].

 

WICKLOW DEMENTIAL SUPPORT

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR ALZPALS !!

ALZPALS is a befriending service which supports people with dementia living at home.

If you have a few hours a week to spare and live in Co. Wicklow,  please consider helping.

Details from Wicklow Dementia Support,  089 4286928.

[email protected];  www.wicklowdemtiasupport.org.

Closing date is 22 March 2019.

 

  1. WICKLOW’S DIGITAL SURVEY

Survey is to help develop a Digital Strategy for Co. Wicklow.

Paper versions are available to Greystones Library and Greystones Municipal District.

  • Transforming Wicklow to a balanced digital future.
  • An initiative to develop a digital strategy for the County.
  • Progressing our digital transformation.

www.wicklow.ie/digitalsurvey

Please have a look at the survey and take part if at all possible.

Now is your chance !!

DES FOX MOSAIC WORKSHOPS|THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Details below.

 

CREATIVE WRITING CLASS BEGINS 21 MARCH IN GREYSTONES LIBRARY

Details below.

 

DAFFODIL DAY IS FRIDAY,  22 MARCH 2019

Daffodil Day items now on sale at Greystones Cancer Support.

Details below.

 

 

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   WEEKLY CRIME REPORT

Week ending 3 March 2019.

Greystones North                               Burglary: two unoccupied houses in building site.

                                                            Criminal damage:  window damaged.

Garda JP Connolly                                  [email protected]

           Greystones South                                Theft from shop.

                                                                        Attempted theft from shop.

                                                                        They tried to distract person and take item.

            Garda Alan Thompson                            [email protected]

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Criminal damage:  window damaged.

Garda Maria Curtis                                 [email protected]

            Kilcoole                                               No reports.

            Garda Molly Corbett                               [email protected]

 

  KILCOOLE COMMUNITY POLICING CLINIC

  SPECIAL REMINDER KILCOOLE CLINIC CONTINUES !!

 

  Kilcoole Policing Clinic takes place each Wednesday evening.

  Kilcoole Community Centre,  6 pm to 8 pm.

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

 

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

  And most other Garda station services. 

 

  Details from:

  Garda Molly Corbett;  [email protected].

  Garda Alan Thompson;  [email protected].

 

 

 

 

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

 

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 11:30 p.m.

 

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

 

Aqua Aerobics          Shoreline Leisure      Monday         12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bowls                     Kilian House             Tuesday        10:30 a.m.

                                                          Thursday         2:30 p.m.

Bingo                     Kilian House             Tuesday          2:30 p.m.

Keep Fit                  Kilian House             Monday           1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Art                         Kilian House             Monday           2:30 p.m.

Visit to Collins Barracks Museum                                  27 March 2019

Bus leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park @9.45 am.

Cost is €20,  to  include guided tour and bus.

Monthly Coffee Morning                                                   29 March 2019

Kilian House Family Centre;  10.30 am.

Visit to the National Concert Hall                                  10 April 2019

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

The Sound of Musicals,  8 pm.

Bus leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park @6.30 pm.

Tickets are €45 to include bus and show.

8 March 2019

Whale Theatre

Women at The Whale:  Female Voices for International Women’s Day 2019

This event is currently SOLD OUT.

Please join the waiting list,  www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

9 March 2019

Whale Theatre|Temptress:  An Eerie Comedy

8:00 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.  Tickets €20/€18.

In a remote old house in Co. Wicklow,  two troubled men meet.

Middle aged Pete has come to rescue young Noel from his deadly obsession.

A deadly obsession with a Temptress.

But is Pete the rock of sense he claims to be ??

And does the Temptress really exist only in Noel’s troubled mind ??

This play was an audience and critical hit during its first run in 2015.

Darkly comic,  by international award-winning writer,  Philip St. John.

It is a startling and utterly compelling new take on the Irish ghost story.

Check out full details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873597654/events/128183711

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

10 March 2019

Whale Theatre|Bolshoi Ballet:  The Sleeping Beauty

3:00 p.m. Doors open 2:30 p.m.  Tickets €20/€14.

The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse.

It is her sixteenth birthday and she falls into a deep slumber of 10o years.

On the kiss of a price could break the spell.

This is a resplendent fairytale ballet performed by the Bolshoi.

Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies.

The Little Red Riding Hood,  Puss in Boots and a beautiful Princess Aurora.

This is classical ballet at its finest.

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

Check out full details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873590042/events/128143624

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

10 March 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|Greystones Jazz Jam

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Come along to listen or play !!

All jazz instrumentalists and singers welcome.

Great opportunity to play with other jazz musicians.

Or to just come along and watch.

Please arrive early to sign in and ensure you get a chance to play.

To take part,  you need to be able to play at least one tune.

And then improvise over it.

Jazz standards like those from the Real Book series,  iRealPro app.

Piano,  drum kit,  mics and amps are in the venue.

However,  musicians are advised to bring their own amps and music stands.

This is a regular jazz session to develop and bring the jazz community together.

Greystones,  Wicklow and beyond.

Details from Dara MacMahon,  086 8146926.

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission €5.00

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

11 March 2019

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 !!

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 !!

12 March 2019

Coffee & Cake @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.

Wonderful home baking which you won’t be able to resist !!

Donations in aid of Youth Cafe.

Come along for warm welcome,  good friendship and all in aid of a good cause !!

12 March 2019

Wicklow County Council Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting

Greystones Tennis Club,  Mill Road;  8:00 p.m.

Forum where WCC and Garda Síochána can consult and make recommendations.

Focus will be on policing and obtaining public co-operation in preventing crime.

This is an important meeting and all are welcome to attend.

Written questions may be submitted prior to the meeting.

Personal details will not be publicised.

Details to Lorraine Gallagher,  [email protected].

13 March 2019

Whale Theatre|Greystones Film Club:  The Camino Voyage

8:00 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.  Tickets €10.

A poet,  painter,  trad player,  stonemason and singer/songwriter set off in a boat.

A boat they built themselves and they travel the Irish Sea to Spain.

This is The Camino Voyage,  fascinating new documentary by Donal O Ceilleachair.

The film has received festival awards in New York,  Luxembourg, Dublin and Dingle.

A modern-day Celtic Odyssey,  but one with lots of craic.

Check out full details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://greystonesfilmclub.ticketsolve.com/shows/873600295/events/128193078

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

14 March 2019

La Touche Wines|Italian Wine Dinner

Bochellis Restaurant;  7:45 p.m.

Fabulous wine dinner with five wines matched to a special menu.

Guest speaker Mr. John Wilson,  Irish Times Correstpondent,  will lead the dinner.

He will guide the diners through it all and share his knowledge and stories.

Cost is €60 per person.

Please book in advance from  01.2873826.

Congratulations to La Touche Wines are in order.

Irish Restaurants Awards 2019

Leinster Winner Best Wine Experience in Wicklow !!

Again !!

15 March 2019

Whale Theatre|To Shorten The Road

8:00 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.  Tickets €15/€12.

Dry Rain Theatre Company returns by popular demand with its entertaining evening.

A candle lit evening of traditional story telling,  song,  dance,  music and poetery.

Storytelling is an old way of shortening a journey as travellers tell each other adventures.

A bit like the Canterbury Tales.

The evening features Lorraine O’Brien,  Emma O’Brien and Mick Heffernan.

You won’t be disappointed with this talented trio !!

Check out full details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873585353/events/128176741

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

16 March 2018

Des Fox Mosaic Workshop

Today and each third Saturday of the month.

Held in Greystones in Des Fox studio.

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other times by appointment.

Opportunity for all participants to make a small mosaic in a creative environment.

A studio experience might be just the tactile treatment your hands and mind need at this point.

While two colours might be all you use to start with something simple.

While engaging with this beautiful ancient craft.

Details from Des Fox,  087 2503482.

Next workshops,  20 April,  18 May and 15 June 2019.

16 March 2019

Whale Theatre|Six Nations Decider Day

12:30 p.m. Doors open 12:15 p.m.  Tickets €10.

Big life-size screen !! Big fun !!

The Whale Theatre is the only place you want to be in Greystones to watch the rugby.

Booming-surround-sound for the Six Nations Championship battle.

Italy vs France                   12.30 pm.

Wale vs Ireland          2.35 pm.

England vs Scotland    5:00 pm.

Check out full details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873598390/events/128186264

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

16 March 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|ShamRock & Roll|Variety Show

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Serpentine Rooms is back with a medley of fabulous performances.

Singing,  dancing,  burlesque,  comedy,  magic and more !!

Fresh popcorn and Candyfloss available from retro carts.

Raffle,  Prize for best dressed.

And,  of course,  photo ops with some very special guests.

Hosted by Greystones’ own Ms. Kitty LeRoux.

Featuring talent both local and national !!

Doors open 8 pm.  Show 9 pm.

Tickets €12/€15.

Booking Hot Spot during opening hours.

Or 087 2917519,  credit card.

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

17 March 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Happy St. Patrick’s Day !!

Parade starts at South Beach Car Park at 12:00 p.m.

Join Greystones to celebrate Ireland’s National Day.

17 March 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|Paddy’s Day Session|Trad, Folk and Roots

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

St. Patrick’s Day Session is for trad musicians,  acoustic intrument enthusiasts.

Folkies,  roots players and singer songwriters of the same vein.

All musicians welcome.

4:00 p.m.  Admission free,

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

17 March 2019

Whale Theatre|St. Patrick’s Day:  Sing Along with the Navvies

7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:00 p.m.  Tickets €5.

Playing songs that shook off another hard day’s graft.

The Navvies celebrate the Irish working man’s life and times.

Ballads about loved ones back home,  the search for a better life.

And the country that they loved so well.

Daniel, Paul,  Barry and Patrick recognise all the greats of Irish traditional music.

No better way to wrap up your St. Patrick’s Day.

Gathering around and singing along to the songs that roused a nation.

Again and again !!

Check out full details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873599237/events/128190270

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

19 March 2019

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 March 2019

Creative Writing Class with Marion Reynolds

Class runs for six weeks.

Greystones Library;  6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Marion Reynolds is a novelist,  short story writer and freelance journalist.

She is an experienced mentor and facilitator of creative writing classes.

Suitable for beginners or improvers.

Small and supportive group to ensure individual attention.

Places are limited,  booking essential,  2873548,  [email protected].

22 March 2019

Wicklow Dementia Support

Family Carers Support Group

This group meets once a month.

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

Future dates will be 12 April and 24 May 2019.

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

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

Details and dates of meetings from 089 4286928.

22 March 2019

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

Presbyterian Hall,  Trafalgar Road;  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Daffodil items and fresh daffodils on sale.

The famous Daffodil Day tea towels,  teddies,  shopping bags,  packs of cards.

Proceeds in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day Fund.

The fund helps researchers,  nurses and volunteers across Ireland.

26 March 2019

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Council Chambers,  Mill Road,  Greystones;  7:30 p.m.

27 March 2019

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.

27 March 2019

Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting

Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place;  3.15 p.m.

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

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

Meetings are professionally facilitated by Liz Gleeson,  professional bereavement counsellor.

A warm welcome is always extended.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and [email protected].

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

27 March 2019

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].

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

Can we help you or someone you know ??

6 April 2019

Delgany and District Horticultural Society Daffodil Show

Old Schoolhouse,  Delgany;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wonderful annual event,  lots of daffodil and flowers.

Not to be missed !!

All welcome.

7 April 2019

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.

9 April 2019

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 !!

12 April 2019

Wicklow Dementia Support

Family Carers Support Group

This group meets once a month.

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

Next date will be 24 May 2019.

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

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

Details and dates of meetings from 089 4286928.

12 April 2019

East Coast FM County Wide Coffee Morning

In aid of Greystones Cancer Support

The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina,  10:00 am. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Can we help you or someone you know ??

5 May 2019

Greystones Cancer Support GCS Walk

Walk along our seafront and through our town for Greystones Cancer Support !!

Save the date,  details to follow !!

24 May 2019

Wicklow Dementia Support

Family Carers Support Group

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 and dates of meetings from 089 4286928.

 

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