Greystones Notebook – May 19


Special reminder to vote this coming Friday.

Some polling stations have changed last year for some voters.

Please check your polling card for details.

Polling stations are open 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Queries to Greystones Town Council,  2876694.



An Garda Síochána are advising caution when shopping.

Do not leave valuables unattended in vehicles or attached to shopping trollies.

Be mindful of thieves.

Keep your valuable secure at all times !!!



Why not walk,  jog or run for Greystones Cancer Support?

A great day out,  transport to and from Dublin.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook or



Greystones Summer Project will be held at Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath.

Registration has taken place.

Further details and general information available on




Sunday,  10 August, 2014


Registration prices will be going up closer to the event.

Full details from



26, 27, 28 SEPTEMBER 2014

Full details,  including invitation to Wicklow historical groups, below.

This will be an exciting and important week end in our town.



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.


Whist every Wednesday evening                                                           8:00 p.m.


Art Classes

Six places still available in the Monday afternoon class.

2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society                                      28 May

Broadway Best:  Music from the Broadway Shows

National Concert Hall

Evening show at 8:00 p.m.


Delgany Thursday Club                                                                 5 June

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Cost is €42.00.

Details from Noelene,  2876878.


Monthly Get Together                                                                      6 June

Kilian House Family Centre

(Centre not available in May.)




20 May 2014

Co. Wicklow Volunteer Centre Outreach

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Do you have some time on your hands?

Would you like to give back to your community?

There are lots of local voluntary groups who need your time and skills.

Why not drop in to Greystones Library and meet Volunteer Centre staff?


Full details from 2040885,  0404 25430 or


St. Patrick’s Soup and Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Worship and Recreation Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Superb home made food and a warm welcome to all.

Donation €5.00 in aid of a wide range of charities.

Why not come along ??

This will be the last Soup and Sandwiches until the Autumn !!


21 May 2014

Greystones Cancer Support Public Information Lymphoedema Evening

with Tania King,  Lymphoedema Specialist

Greystones Cancer Support Centre,  La Touche Place;  7:30 p.m.


Tania King will concentrate on Self Manual Lympatic Drainage techniques.

Family and friends are welcome to come and learn the techniques.

Opportunity for personal discussion with Tania King.

All welcome for this very important information session on a much neglected topic.


Details and information from 2871601,, Facebook.


22 May 2014

Vincent’s Greystones Summer Event

Vincent’s Shop,  Mill Road;  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

All your summer fashion,  new and pre-loved,  at great prices !!


La Touche Wine Dinner “A Summer’s Evening”

Bochelli’s Restaurant;  7:45 p.m.

An evening not to be missed !!

Please book early !!


23 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café:  Dylan’s Eve

Love Minus Zero: Playing the music of Bob Dylan

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Advance €8/Door, €10.


Love Minus Zero guarantee a great set of classic Dylan tunes and more on the night.

They take in material from the 60’s onwards + put their own stamp on musical favourites.

The group has gone from strength to strength.

It plays at all the top venues around the country.

Now it is on our doorstep !!


Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


24 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café: 

Live on Stage:  Showcase for Singers,  Songwriters & Musicians

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €5.

Accompanied by virtuoso guitarist,  Robbie Overson.


An eclectic,  often brilliant,  and always entertaining evening of musical talent.

To perform,  please contact 2016888,  Facebook or


11 May 2014

St. David’s Secondary School Car Boot Sale

Today and every second Sunday until the Autumn.

Seafront car park;  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Admission for cars,  €13;  vans/cars with trailors, €25;  payable at gate.

Gates open at 7:30 a.m. for sellers.


28 May 2014

Holy Rosary Soup and Sandwiches

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

Good food and good cheer.

A very warm welcome is extended to all.


This will be the last Holy Rosary Soup and Sandwiches before summer break.

Come along and enjoy !!

See you again in September !!


Greystones Active Retirement Association

R&R Broadway Best:  Music from the Broadway Shows

National Concert Hall;  8:00 p.m.


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


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 May 2014

Bealtaine Festival Afternoon Tea Dance

Swann Hall,  St. Patrick’s Worship + Recreation Centre;  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Details from Greystones Nursing Home, 2873226.


30 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café: 

1920s Speakeasy Café Vaudeville Band

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €8.


1920s jazzy blues,  skiffle and vaudeville.

Once a month the Hot Spot truly hops.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


31 May 2014

St. Patrick’s Church Car Boot Sale

Church Grounds;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cars, €12;  Vans and cars with trailers, €20.

Refreshments will be on sale.


The Hot Spot Café:  Urban Mojo Blues Band

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Advance €8;  Door €10.


Influenced by Chicago blues styles,  rock and funk,  The Urbs perform a refreshing blend of grooving blues music that really gets moving.


Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


5 June 2014

Delgany Thursday Club                                                                

Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens

Cost is €42.00.

Details from Noelene,  2876878.


6 June 2014

Greystones Active Retirement Association Monthly Get Together                                   

Kilian House Family Centre

(Centre not available in May.)


The Hot Spot Café: 

Up Close and Personal with Sarah McQuaid

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €10.


Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey,  melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine”.  A captivating performer,  she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road,  as well as with stunning musicianship.  In her hands,  the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.


Refusing to be pigeonholed,  Sarah spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries.


Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


7 June 2014

The Hot Spot Café: 

Brian Dunning/Flute & Sean Whelan/Guitar

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 9:00 p.m.  Admission, €8.


Playing a variety of musical forms including classical,  contemporary,  Celtic,  world and jazz,  Brian Dunning is one of the world’s most respected flutists.  He is perhaps most recognised for his talent and skill in improvisation.


Sean Whelan is a guitarist and producer working in the Celtic and World music arena and is now much in demand as both a studio and touring musican.  He has played guitar through a cross-section of styles from Irish Music/Jazz/Gypsy Swing/Classical/World Music.  He has established himself as a forerunner in acoustic music by the passion,  creativity and versatility of his playing.


Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


8 June 2014

Wicklow 200

Charlesland Leisure Centre;  Mill Road.

200 km cycle taking in some of the most scenic spots in Wicklow.

Includes some of Wicklow’s most iconic climbs and scenic roads.

This is a tough undertaking.  Training is required.

Shorter 100 km route available.

Details from


The Hot Spot Café: 

Bastard Sons of Sun Rockabilly with Luan Parle

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 8:30 p.m.  Advance,  €8;  Door, €10.

Celebrating the early days of rock ‘n’ roll and birthplace,  Sun Records in Memphis.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or

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