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Greystones Notebook – 2 December

Welcome to the Greystones Weekly Calendar of Local Events   

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

kk@KathleenKelleher.com.

 

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

Catch up with Greystones Town Council on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GreystonesTC?ref=hl.

 

CHRISTMAS IN GREYSTONES

FREE TWO HOUR SATURDAY PARKING IN GREYSTONES IN DECEMBER

Free two hour parking in the commercial areas of the town on Saturdays.

Free parking in the town’s three car parks on Saturdays continues.

Enjoy this extra bonus and find those special Christmas items on your doorstep !!

Take your first shopping steps in Greystones this Christmas !!

 

SPECIAL PACKS OF ADVENT WREATH CANDLES NOW ON SALE

Special packs of Advent Wreath Candles now on sale at Brady’s Homecare.

These special packs contain all the necessary coloured candles for your wreath.

Make Advent special for children this year.

Light the relevant candles each evening and say a little prayer.

Help children appreciate the true meaning of Christmas.

 

CHRISTMAS CAKES AND PUDDINGS FOR ST. VINCENT DE PAUL HAMPERS

Christmas baking time is here again !!

 

Anyone who has a spare cake or pudding,

please drop it to Scout Den,  Trafalgar Road after 12 December.

 

Alternatively,  please deliver to Jennifer Gahan,  Arranmore,  Killincarrig Road,

before 12 December.

 

Many thanks for your kind help in the past.

 

GREYSTONES CANCER SUPPORT CHRISTMAS CARDS NOW ON SALE

New design for 2013 !!

Cards now on sale at Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place + local shops.

Most attractive cards and will be very popular to send abroad.

Send Christmas greetings from Greystones and help a worthy cause.

 

KILDARE AND WICKLOW EDUCATION AND TRAINING BOARD

COUNTY WICKLOW EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Eligible Not for profit Community and Voluntary Groups are invited to apply for funding for the period January to June 2014:  provide for opportunity for members to learn new skills and/or to support the work of your group in various topics.

 

Applications available from www.wicklowvec.ie or 0404 32662.

New groups should contact Brenda Delaney,  0404 32650 or 087 6410866.

 

POLLING DISTRICTS AND POLLING PLACES

NOTICE OF THE MAKING OF A DRAFT POLLING SCHEME

Wicklow County Council has prepared a draft scheme dividing the County into Polling Districts for the purposes of elections and referendums and appointing a Polling Place for each Polling District.

 

Copies are available for inspection at Greystones Town Council.

They may be purchased for €10.

Representations may be made up to 18 December, 2013.

Please write to Thomas Murphy,  Wicklow County Council,  Wicklow.

 

GREYSTONES FIRE BRIGADE CALENDARS FOR 2014

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.

 

GREYSTONES CREATION STATION:  1 DECEMBER 2013

Details below.

 

SIAMSA FHÉILE PÁDRAIG SEEKING COMMITTEE MEMBERS + LOCAL TALENT

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.

 

Demos,  links to Youtube or short CV would be helpful.

 

GREYSTONES ITS BUILDINGS & HISTORY PART 2

IDEAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT

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

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.

 

CHANGES TO EMERGENCY SERVICES IN SOUTH COUNTY DUBLIN/WICKLOW

Emergency Services for our area have 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.

 

ST. DAVID’S SECONDARY SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR 2013

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

www.greystonesara.com

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Monthly Walk                                                                                     5 December

Meet at Holy Rosary Car Park;  10:30 a.m.

 

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.

 

 

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 Gallagher

Rob McKinney,  Mia Parsons,  Nancy Falkow & Simon Bolger

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.

 

30 November/1 December 2013

Christmas in Greystones

Walking Calendar Competition

Competition begins,  with amazing prizes to be won.

 

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.

 

CHRISTMAS IN GREYSTONES

LADIES NIGHT OUT IN AID OF TEMPLE STREET CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

No men allowed !!

Retail shops in Greystones remain open until 9:00 p.m.

 

Set to the backdrop of live music,  the town will transform into the ultimate mecca for ladies,  with lots of entertainment,  fashion shows with flair,  demonstration and in-store promotions taking place.

 

First class fashion,  exquisite gifts,  discerning home interiors,  glamourous hair and beauty salons and much,  much more abound in our town.  No matter what you are looking for,  you will have oodles to choose from !!

 

Enjoy a mouthwatering lunch in Greystones before the big night !!

Coffee shops will spoil you for choice.

 

Each retail store will remain open until 9:00 p.m.  Then the restaurants,  some of the finest on the East Coast,  take over and will have their doors open to welcome you.

 

Reminder !!  All in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Details from Facebook,  Twitter and ladiesnightoutgreystones@gmail.com.

 

5 December 2013

Greystones Active Retirement Association Monthly Walk                                      

Meet at Holy Rosary Car Park;  10:30 a.m.

 

Delgany Thursday Club Christmas Party

Glen of the Downs Golf Club;  1:00 p.m.

 

La Touche Wines Christmas Wine Dinner

Bochelli’s Restaurant;  7:45 p.m.

With Guest Speaker Noel McMahon.

Special wines to match Chef’s Christmas Dinner (Declan McLoughlin).

 

A great evening in store.

Special dinner is a not to be missed occasion.

Bookings at €50 per person from 2873625 or 2873826.

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

 

6 December 2013

The Hot Spot Café

LOL Comedy Club with MC Chris O’Neill

Mill Road;  Doors,  8:30 p.m.

Admission €7;  Concessions €5.

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

 

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 December 2013

Christmas in Greystones

Drop & Shop

Children’s movie and drink in the Hot Spot Café while parents shop.

 

The Hot Spot Café

Universal Funk Orchestra

The Beatles:  Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Mill Road;  Doors,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €8.

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

 

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.

 

Christmas in Greystones

Walking Advent Calendar Continues

 

8 December 2013

Christmas in Greystones

Turning on of Harbour Christmas Lights

La Touche Place Christmas Event

 

DAG:T Great Christmas Bake Off

Happy Pear Shoreline;  3:00 p.m.

 

Most Delicious Christmas Cake

Most Beautiful Christmas Cake

Most Quirky Christmas Cake

Children’s Christmas Baking Competition

 

Judging by Maclean Burke of Fair City + two other judges.

Trophies,  Medals,  Certificates,  Great Prizes and Mega Raffle.

So much to be won !!

 

DAG:T is a new local group in Greystones working towards Building an Inclusive Community by increasing accessibility to all that Greystones has to offer and bringing disabled people,  sick people,  elderly people TOGETHER with non-disabled people in all our fun activities.

 

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.

 

Greystones Town Council Meeting

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

 

13/14/15 December 2013

Christmas in Greystones

Bringing Tree/Food Hamper Making Week-end

Meridian Point Shopping Centre;  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Collection of non-perishible food items and donations.

In conjunction with Greystones St. Vincent de Paul Appeal.

 

13 December 2013

Irish Red Cross Typhoon Haiyan Appeal Charity Pub Quiz

Beach House,  Greystones Harbour;  9:00 p.m.

€5.00 per head/€20.00 per table of 4.

Raffle on the night,  with great prizes.

 

The Hot Spot Café

Bree Harris Band & The Meakin Brothers

Blues, Fold,  Rock and Soul.

Mill Road;  Doors,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €10;  Advanced pay, €8.

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

 

14 December 2013

CHRISTMAS STYLE GERMAN MARKET

Swann Hall,  St. Patrick’s Church,  Church Road;  11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Free !!  All welcome !!

 

Gifts,  baked goods,  foodstuffs,  decorations,  jewellery,  toys,  crafts of all types.

 

To hire a stall,  please contact:

Flo,  086 8727510,  Joanne,  2010648,  or stpatricksparish@eircom.net.

 

The Hot Spot Café Christmas Market

Mill Road; 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Arts,  Crafts and Baked Goods.

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

 

Christmas in Greystones

Drop & Shop

Children’s movie and drink in the Hot Spot Café while parents shop.

 

The Hot Spot Café

Singer Songwriters Will & Gav from the CUJO Family & Special Guests

Mill Road;  Doors,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €7.

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

 

15 December 2013

Christmas in Greystones

Final day for entries to Advent Calendar Competition

 

The Hot Spot Café

Bray Brass Band:  Christmas Carols

Mill Road;  3:00 p.m.

Admission free !!

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

 

20 December 2013

The Hot Spot Café

An Evening of American Song with Tom Quinn

Sinatra,  Nat King Cole,  Dean Martin, etc.

Mill Road;  Doors,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €8.

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

 

21/22 December 2013

Christmas in Greystones

Announcement of Advent Calendar Competition Winners

Other Christmas Festivities

 

21 December 2013

The Hot Spot Café

Leo O’Kelly

Fold & Psychelelic Rock,  Electro,  Techno, etc.

Mill Road;  Doors,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €8.

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

 

Christmas in Greystones

Drop & Shop

Children’s movie and drink in the Hot Spot Café while parents shop.

 

27 December 2013

The Hot Spot Café

Universal Funk Orchestra

Rolling Stones “Some Girls”

Mill Road;  Doors,  9:00 p.m.

Admission €8.

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

 

29 January 2014

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.

 

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