Greystones Notebook – November 18

Welcome to the Greystones Weekly Calendar of Local Events


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



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


Catch up with Greystones Town Council on Facebook:




Come along for super event this year !!

Start the Christmas season in Greystones !!

Full details below.



On sale at shops in Greystones,  Greystones Cancer Support.

SuperValu Greystones and Dunnes Stores NTMK next week end.


Fabulous photo calendar with room for diary entries,  includes fire safety advice.

Easily posted to family and friends,  especially those abroad.

€5.00 each,  in aid of Greystones Cancer Support.



Details below.



Siamsa Fhéile Pádraig is Greystones’ annual concert celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.

Siamsa is a  local cultural not-for-profit event and has been held since 1983.


New Committee Members are needed for 2014.

Can you help with next year’s event ??

Have you an interest in Irish music,  song,  dance or story telling ??

Why not  join us and help make next year’s event even better ??


Siamsa hopes to change the format for 2014.

This will provide a better platform for local talent.

Emphasis will be placed on younger artists.

They may take a more contemporary approach to traditional cultural art forms.

This could include music,  singing, dance or story telling.

The aim is to help promote and stimulate broad cultural development in Greystones.

This will include widening the audience base of the event + ensure its inclusivity.


If you would like to help out or to take part, or if you would like further information,  please contact siamsa@outlook.ie.




Available at Village Bookshop,  Mrs. Bridie Mooney,  Brady’s Homecare + Leo Ireton.

This is a wonderful present and easily sent to family and friends abroad.



Be Winter Ready information is now available.


This information gives practical advice,  where this advice and help can be found and  alerts everyone to the fact that winter plans are now being made.


Information will be available on www.wicklow.ie.



From 27 November, 2013,  Emergency Services for our area are being transferred from St. Columcille’s Hospital,  Loughlinstown to St. Vincent’s University Hospital.


LOCAL INJURIES UNIT and MEDICAL ASSESSMENT UNIT will operate at St. Columcille’s Hospital from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. seven days a week from the same date.


These units will deal with non emergency conditions for which hospitalisation is not expected and with referrals from GPs.


In a serious emergency,  please go to Emergency Department at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

If there is an emergency situation or if you need an ambulance,  please dial 999 or 112.



7/8 December 2013.

Now booking stalls.

Details below and on Facebook or Maria Glover,  stdavidsfair13@gmail.com.


Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre



Outings + Meetings

Bookings on Tuesdays,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Christmas Lunch,  Membership Renewal,  National Concert Hall


Whist every Wednesday evening                                                           8:00 p.m.


National Concert Hall                                                                    16 November

The Mikado,  performed by R&R Musical Society.

Cost is €33.00,  including coach.

Tickets available after AGM or Tuesday mornings.


Shopping Trip to Kildare Village & Newbridge Silverware  4 December

Coach leaves Park & Ride at 10:30 a.m.

Returning 3:00 p.m. approximately.

Cost is 10.00.


Computer Course with St. David’s Secondary School

Transition year students will help.

Twenty places available.

Please book as soon as possible with Tom McSherry,  2876878.

All names must be in before the end of October.



19 November 2013

St. Patrick’s Church Soup and Sandwiches

Swann Hall,  St. Patrick’s Church;  10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Come along for good food and a warm welcome.

A great way to spend your lunch hour.

Say hello to old friends and meet new ones.


21 November 2013

Greystones Archaeological and Historial Society Talk

Kilian House Family Centre,  beside Holy Rosary Church;  8:30 p.m.


Jim Scannell will give a talk on the sinking of the Princess Victoria in 1953,  between Stranraer and Larne.


All are most welcome for this most interesting talk.


22 November 2013

La  Touche Wines Christmas Wine Fair

4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Up to 100 wines on tasting showing quality and value for money.

Beauty by Shelly,  with the ideal gift for one’s partner.

Summerville’s of Greystones will show off their Christmas goodies.

Sheridan’s Cheese & Gourmet Chocolates will join the festivities.

Flowers by Lynda will be showing great designs.


Tickets now on sale in store,  €15.00.

Always a great night !!

Details and bookings from 2873826 or info@latouchewines4u.ie.


Greystones Presbyterian Church Mini Christmas Market

Church Hall,  Trafalgar Road;  8:00 p.m.


Stalls from:

Leprosy Mssion

Sonas Loft Jewellery

Janice Burns wood and handcrafts

Demonstration of Edible Christmas Gifts by Karen Doyle

Second Hand Book Stall in aid of Asha.



Refreshments are available and all are welcome.


23 November 2013

Corus Charity Concert

St. Patrick’s National School;  8:00 p.m.


If you missed Corus on the Late Late Show,  now is your chance to hear them !!

Join Corus for an evening of popular music:  pop,  rock + popular songs.


Special guests are St. Patrick’s National School Choir.

Admisson is FREE !!


Collection on the night in aid of St. Vincent de Paul and Five Loaves.


Corus meets every Wednesday night,  Greystones Lawn Tennis Club,  7:30 to 9:00 p.m.


24 November 2013

Greystones Christmas Carols and Lights

Church Road;  4:30 p.m.


Annual event to open the Christmas season in Greystones.

Come to see the Turning on of the Christmas Lights !!

Lots to see and do this year.

Come early and bring all the family !!


Candlelight Walk with glow sticks from St. Patrick’s Church to Greystones Railway Station.

Assemble at 3:30 p.m. in church car park.

Bring torches & lanterns.


Carol and Christmas singing.

Christmas Liturgical Readings.

Santa characters.

Vouchers from Meridian Point shops.


Balloons and treats.

Face painting.

Balloon modelling.

East Coast FM will join us.

And,  of course,  Santa Claus,  who will stay to see all the children !!


Sponsored by Greystones Town Council in conjunction with

Greystones and District Chamber and Meridian Point Centre.


26 November 2013

Greystones Town Council

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


27 November 2013

Holy Rosary Soup and Sandwiches

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


Welcome back after the summer break !!

Everyone welcome for home-made soup and sandwiches,  cakes and coffee.

Suggested donation €5.00.

All proceeds to local charities.

There will be no lunch in December.  Next lunch in January.  See you then !!


Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:00 p.m.


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

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.


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 info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.


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


Can we help you or someone you know ??


28 November 2013

Greystones Cancer Support Public Talk with Dr. Jane Rothwell

Greystones Cancer Support Centre,  La Touche Place;  8:00 p.m.

Change of date from 14 November.


Dr. Jane Rothwell is a breast cancer surgeon working at St. Vincent’s University Hospital.

Her talk will be of great interest to those with breast cancer.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.


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 2013

Wine and Cheese Evening for RNLI Wicklow Lifeboat

Upstairs@the Beach House;  7:30 p.m.


An opportunity to try an amazing array of wines supplied by Cheers.

Also cheese with biscuits.


A night not to be missed.

Proceeds to our local lifeboat,  Wicklow Lifeboat.


The Hot Spot Café

George Harrison’s Anniversary Tribute

Musicians  to include the Meakins,  Stuart Crampton & Garv

Mill Road;  Doors,  9:00 p.m.

Pre book admission €8;  Door, €10.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or thehotspotgreystones@gmail.com.


The Hot Spot Café

1920s Speakeasy Themed Night with Jhill Quinn’s Café Vaudeville Band

Mill Road;  Doors,  8:30 p.m.

Admission €8.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or thehotspotgreystones@gmail.com.


30 November 2013

Colaiste Chraobh Abhann Christmas Fair

10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;  in the school.


Craft,  baking,  jewellery and much much more.

Santa will be there on the day !!

Free admission.

All welcome.


Stall Holders welcome.  Cost is €20 per stall.

Details from clodaghkingston@eircom.net.


1 December 2013

Greystones Creation Station

Greystones Eire Og GAA Club;  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Over 30 crafters will be on hand,  including crafts,  artists,  photographers,  food and Newcastle Country Market.


There will be a food marquee with tea/coffee + cake,  soup with bread,  crepes,  wood fired pizza,  Thai noodles and a fabulous raffle.


Mayor Stephen Stokes will be on  hand and allow children to have their photograph taking while wearing the Mayoral Chain.


Charlesland Choir will be there to sing Christmas Carols and Songs for a carol session.


Table and raffle proceeds to Greystones Cancer Support.


Fabulous crafts,  an afternoon not to be missed !!


4 December 2013

Greystones Active Retirement Association

Shopping Trip to Kildare Village & Newbridge Silverware

Coach leaves Park & Ride at 10:30 a.m.

Returning 3:00 p.m. approximately.

Cost is 10.00.


Wicklow County Tourism Road Show

Greystones Library,  Mill Road.


Introducing WCT’s new Tourism Information Point system.

Useful and powerful website now includes extensive coverage of Wicklow activities.

Latest info on attractions,  activities,  accommodation,  restaurants,  shops + more.

Tourist Map and Directory included.


Network of Tourism Information Points extends to all of County Wicklow.

Come and see what the Greystones Tourism Information Point has to offer.

Useful information for visitors and residents alike.

Plenty to see and do in Co. Wicklow.

All welcome especially those interested in tourism.


5 December 2013

La Touche Wines Christmas Wine Dinner

Bochelli’s Restaurant;  7:45 p.m.


Special dinner is a not to be missed occasion.

Bookings at €50 per person from 2873625.

Early bookings suggested as the La Touche Wines Dinners are very popular !!


6/7/8 December 2013

Greystones Camera Club Second Annual Photographic Exhibition

Hillside Evangelical Hall,  Hillside Road.

Friday and Saturday            10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday                                        2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Greystones Camera Club has a membership of 70,  made up of male and female members of various ages and nationalities.


Everyone welcome to come along and view some fantastic photos taken by members.

Free entry.


Photos available to view at Flickr.

Details from info@greystonescameraclub.ie.


7/8 December 2013

St. David’s Secondary School Christmas Craft Fair 2013

School Hall;  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Decorations plus a variety of Giftware and Accessories.

Enchanting Santa’s Grotto and children’s craft activities.

Stall prices and bookings from Maria Glover,  stdavidsfair13@gmail.com.

Details on Facebook,  St. David’s Christmas Market.


9 December 2013

Greystones Cancer Support Cancer Carers Special Session

Special meeting for Cancer Carers,  facilitated by Eilis Cullen,  professional therapist.

La Touche Place,  Greystones;  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Cancer Carers are very special people.

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


Details from 2871601,  Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.


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