Greystones Notebook – May 5



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




Church Road and Meridian Point Centre;  12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


A celebration of all things food in Wicklow + a local event for all in the village.

Local chefs,  Wicklow Food Market,  cooking demonstrations,  artisan workshops.

Entertainment,  young Masterchef competition.


Greystones has a deserved reputation for its restaurants and food.

Details from





La Touche Place;  11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Greystones Cancer Support has been serving the community since 1994.

Come along to see our Centre,  hear about our services,  launch our Website + Facebook.



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

A great day out,  transport to and from Dublin.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook or





Please check the Register of Electors,  published on 1 February, 2014.


You can do this by:


                   1.       Logging on to

                   2.       Email

                   3.       Check register at Town Council Office,  Library,  Garda Station

                   4.       Telephone Franchise Section,  0404 20161 or 0404 20158.


If you wish to register, please complete RFA2 Form for inclusion to Supplement Register.

Return forms before 6 May, 2014.


Applications for Special Voters List or Postal Voters List should be submitted by 26 April.



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.



4 TO 7 MAY 2014

Epic Cycle is in aid of needed funds for Greystones man,  Galen English,  and his family.

Galen is paralysed from his chest down following a horrific cycling accident.

The family now needs advanced adaptations to his home where they care for him.

Galen and his wife,  Michelle,  have three children,  and are expecting a fourth child.


Galen’s family and friends will cycle 800 kilometres the length of Ireland,  south to north.

Team Galen Challenge are asking the public to donate just one cent per kilometre.

Can you help?

Full details for donations and helping are at




The Caroline Foundation is organising a world record fundraising event for 11 May.

A five mile ribbon chain will be formed from Bray to Greystones.

Route will follow Bray seafront over Bray Head via Cliff Walk to Greystones seafront.

This will be a Guinness World Record Challenge.


4,000 people will be needed to line the route.

100 groups of people,  with 40 people in each group,  will create the ribbon chain.

Each ribbon holder will be asked to contribute €10.

Can you help ??


What is The Caroline Foundation ??

The Caroline Foundation was established in memory of Caroline Dwyer Hickey.

Caroline passed away in 2013,  aged 35,  after a nine year battle with cancer.

Caroline grew up in Greystones and her family lives here.

They formed the Caroline Foundation to help the Cancer Clinical Research Trust.

The Ribbon Chair will help CCRT + Bray Cancer Support + Greystones Cancer Support.


What can you do ??

People are needed to help create the ribbon chain and to line the route on the day.

All the people will be divided into groups called cells.                               

Will you be a cell leader ??  Ask people to join your cell !!

Or … give your name to Helen and she will put you into a cell !!


Full details from or 087 6755751.

Please contact Helen and say you will help.

Please spread the word to family and friends on your email,  Facebook and Twitter.

Be part of this exciting not-to-be missed world challenge and help good causes  !!


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.


Walking Tour of Dublin                                                                  28 April

Meet at Greystones Railway Station for 10:30 a.m. DART.

Cost is €12.00,  booking on Tuesdays.


Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society                                      28 May

Broadway Best:  Music from the Broadway Shows

National Concert Hall

Evening show at 8:00 p.m.


Monthly Get Together                                                                      6 June

Kilian House Family Centre

(Centre not available in May.)


6 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


7 May 2014

Used Clothing Collection

Holy Rosary Church Car Park;  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


To support the work of Fr. Nicholas Maanzo + his Parish of St. Patrick’s Kitui,  Kenya

Please help.


The Hot Spot Café:  Sitting Room Bards Tour of Ireland

Mill Road, Greystones;  Doors, 8:00 p.m.  Donations appreciated.


The Sitting Room Bards are touring sitting rooms around Ireland for the month of May.

Beautiful,  mad,  fantastically entertaining events to awaken the Inner Bard in us all.

Totally unique space to be moved and inspired and to celebrate Ireland’s culture riches.


Two minute video available on You Tube.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


8 May 2014

Greystones Golf Club Fashion Show

Greystones golf Club;  7:30 p.m.


Fashion from Greystones Golf Club Pro Shop,  Ashanti Gold,  Wardrobe + Escape Boutique.

No entrance fee,  but a Raffle will be held on the night.

Proceeds in aid of Open Door.


9 May 2014

St. Brigid’s National School Golf Classic + Fundraiser

Greystones Golf Club.

Shotgun start at 2:00 p.m.


Golf & Dinner for a team of 4, €200.

Sponsorship also welcome !!

Details from 087 3275977.


1st Wicklow Scouts Open Day

Scout Den beside Centra on Church Road;  7:00 p.m.


The Scouts are looking for more adult scouters,  beavers,  cubs,  scouts.

Come and see display of action and adventure for all children.

Talks on holiday camps,  treks,  kids’ adventurers and child protection.


Also come to see the fun volunteer parents and friends can have.

Fund raising and some fantastic scout stickers and cakes.


The Hot Spot Café

The Bridgemans,  the Cramptons & Val Kiernan

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


Two talented musical families come together for a harmonious evening of song.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


10 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café: 

Leo O’Kelly and Garven Gallagher

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


Leo O’Kelly,  accompanied by renowned bass guitarist Garven Gallagher,  is an Irish guitarist,  singer,  songwriter and producer.  He is mainly known as a member of the Irish folk duo,  Tir na nOg.


Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


11 May 2014

Caroline Foundation Longest Ribbon Awareness Campaign

Bray to Greystones over Bray Head


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.


16 May 2014

The Hot Spot Café: 

Eamon Murray & Ed Deane:  Blues Duo

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


Ed Deane is one of Ireland’s leading guitarist who is a renowned blues musician,  specialising in Slide and the Lap steel guitar, and a fine singer.


Eamon Murray is one of Ireland’s top harmonica players,  an excellent tenor sax player,  who is also a good singer.


With outstanding guitar,  sax and harmonica,  solo and harmony vocalists,  they tackle an intriguing selection of some of their own material and songs from such tunesmiths as Skip James,  Buddy Guy,  Bobby Charles and Little Walter Jacobs.


Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


17 May 2014

Wicklow Dementia Support Information Morning

Parkview Hotel,  Newtownmountkennedy;  10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Do you have a loved one with memory problems?

If so,  why not come along to WDS information morning.

You can explore the issue and you will be supported in a safe,  friendly environment.


Refreshments provided. 

All family carers and friends welcome.

Details from 089 4286928 or


The Hot Spot Café

UFO Presents Amy Winehouse Album Back to Black

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

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


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 ??


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.

Oportunity for person 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

La Touche Wine Dinner “A Summer’s Evening”

Bochelli’s Restaurant;  7:45 p.m.


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.


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.

Enquiries from 2016888,  Facebook or


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


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