Greystones notes July 27


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


Garden County Radio !!

About Greystones.

Written and presented by former Councillor and Greystones Mayor,  Kathleen Kelleher.

All the Greystones news,  interviews, items of special interest plus your favourite music.


Join Kathleen this week for About Greystones.

All the latest Greystones news,  comment and items of special interest. 


Kathleen’s special guest this week will be Molly Rocket.

Molly will come along to talk about Voluntary Therapies.

Voluntary Therapies are held each last Monday of the month.

Next session,  this coming Monday,  27 July, 2015.


What are Voluntary Therapies ??

Hear Here all about it this Sunday,  Garden County


About Greystones on GCR.

Sundays,  9 am and 6 pm.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,  8 pm.


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Hear Here at or download the app from TuneIn.

Why not show a friend how to listen ??  It’s easy and it’s fun.


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Keep up to date with photos and news items from Greystones during the week.


Greystones Historical and Archaeological Society on Sunday,  26 July.

Guided Tour to Kilkenny Castle,  Rothe House + Gardens and St. Mary’s Church

Details below.


Annual Children’s Summer Reading Programme 2015 Greystones Library

Fabulous pack now available to encourage children to read over the summer months.

Children read a book,  get their card stamped and write a few words about their book.

Card fills up during the summer.  Children develop a sense of achievement.

Remember the old saying:  Good readers make good leaders.



Greystones Cancer Support is seeking your 1c and 2c coins.

They are going out of circulation anyway.


Get the jam jars out !!

Greystones Cancer Support will make good use of these small coins.

They will turn them into big work.


Coins may be left with Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place.

Monday to Friday,   9 am to 1 pm.

Collection boxes available around the town,  including Mrs. Mooney’s Shop.


JUNIOR EINSTEINS SUMMER CAMPSSt. Patrick’s Parich Centre,  Church Road.


Monday to Friday;  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Two camps,  20 to 24 July and 17 to 21 August.

Cost is €140.


Camps are for primary schoolchildren,  age six and older.

Activities include slime making,  smoke cannons,  plasma ball madness and more.

Full details from



New venue coming up for GRAPE is now ready !!

Walkway along the South Beach at La Touche Road Car Park.

Each summer Sunday,  12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Second Hand School Bookshop now open until the middle of September.

Proceeds will go to Five Loaves for the Homeless.


Primary Level to Third Level books for sale at very reasonable prices.

Please bring your booklist with you.

Old school books wanted urgently.

Centre only has books that are donated.


Books that are needed include:

          Any type of schoolbook or textbook for reuse or recycling,  including college.

          Condition or age of books does not matter.

          Unsuitable books will be recycled.

          Copy books,  workbooks,  college notes for recycling.

          Pleases separate these from hard cover books.

          Loose leaf folders in good condition for reuse are welcome.


Bray Recycling Hours:

          Monday to Friday      9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

          Saturday                 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Drop in your book list.

Telephone 087 3839768,  only during opening hours.

General enquiries to 1890 22 22 76.



Mill Road,  Greystones.


Now booking for Summer 2015.

Eight weeks of Summer Camps,  Monday to Friday,  10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ages 5 to 13 years;  €59 per week.


Activities include:

Swimming      Football         Basketball

Badminton     Uni hockey     Rounders

Arts & Crafts

Also lots more fun !!


Full details from 2878180 and



Deadline for registering events for includsion in the National Guide is 7 June.

Why not hold a heritage event ??

A great way to showcase your locality and your local built,  natural and cultural heritage.

Full details from





Saturday Drop In Session for Digital Literacy Project graduates on 25 July, 2105.


Explore the exciting new digital world.

Help all members in the community improve their technology skills.

Be confident enough to go online.


Four easy lessons,  two hours for each lesson, on tablet computers.

Cost is €10 for all four lessons,  not €10 each.

This is excellent value for learning lifetime skills.


Bookings from 087 4487777.

No classes in August.

Please book early for September courses.

Sign up now to avoid disappointment !!

Full details at and Facebook.



Save the date !!

Event will take place 16 August, 2015.

Volunteers also needed !!

Details from



Walk up Lugnaquilla,  the highest mountain in Leinster !!

Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain outside of Kerry,  925 metres above sea level.

This challenging but accessible mountain is one of the best walks in the Wicklow Mountains.

On a clear day,  it offers breathtaking views over the Wicklow mountains and far beyond.

Series of fully guided walks are now being organised by Footfalls Walking Holidays.


Third Sunday of the month from May to September:

                   16 August                20 September


Each walk is fully guided by qualified and experienced mountain leaders.

Two guides for 16 people.

Details from Wicklow Tourism,  0404 20070,




Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre


Outings + Meetings

Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

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


Whist every Wednesday evening                                                           8:00 p.m.


Aerobic Swimming and Go 4 Life continue during the summer.



Tonight and each last Monday of the month.

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road; 

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


A group of therapists give their time to provide therapies to members of the public.

In exchange for the treatment,  a suggested donation of €15 may be made.

The money donated is given to local charities or groups who are felt to need support.


All the therapists are qualified and have their own insurance.


Therapies include:

          Back Massage          Indian Head Massage          Reflexology

          Reiki                       Amatzu                            Energy Healing



All welcome,  take time out and come along !!


28 July 2015

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Civic Offices,  Mill Road,  Greystones;  7:30 p.m.


Topics for discussion to include:


          Report on harbour development.

          Town Twinning

          Engineer’s Report

          Projects Funded from GMD discretionary budget

          Diving board and raft in Greystones

          Traffic lights on Victoria Road

          Lights for path to Park and Ride

          Footpath from old N11 to Willow Grove

          Public Toilets at Greystones Harbour

          Linking of traffic lights sequence in Blacklion

          Speeding on new Three Trout’s Bridge


29 July 2015

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. 


Please note there will be no meeting in August.

Next meeting will be 30 September 2015.


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 ??


Harmony Singers 2015 Tour of Ireland

St. Patrick’s Church,  Church Road;  8:00 p.m.


Also performing,  Kelly Family Vocal Ensemble from Bray.

Wonderful concert directed by Greg Gilpin.

Superb varied repertoire.

Tickets available on the night,  €5.00,  in aid of Irish Red Cross.


30 July 2015 to 6 August 2015

Greystones Camera Club Fourth Annual Photography Exhibition

Hillside Evangelical Church,  Hillside Road.


Colm Jackson,  renowned photographer,  will open Thursday,  7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition runs daily to 6 August, 2015,  10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sundays,  2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


2 August 2015

Friends of Merlin Fun Dog Show

Behind The Beach Houses;  2:00 p.m.


Calling all dogs !!

Bring the Family and join in for prizes !!


Classes to enter:

          Perkiest Pooch          Agility            Best Rescue Dog

          Most Elegant Canine  Golden Oldies  Champion Dog of the Show

          Best Dog Led by a Child Under 14


€4 per class;  3 classes for €10.

In aid of Dogs Trust.

Prizes kindly sponsored by Blacklion Pet Hospital Greystones.


3 August 2015

August Bank Holiday


8 August 2015

St. Patrick’s Car Boot Sale

St. Patrick’s Church Car Park,  Church Road;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Today and every second and fourth Saturday until the end of September.


€12.00 for cars;  €20 vans/trailers.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. for setting up.

Refreshments & toilets available in the Parish Centre.

No bookings taken.

Full details from 2010648.


9 August 2015

Hot Spot Music Club Café Session

Urban Mojo Blues Band

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Influenced by Chicago blues styles,  rock and funk,  The Urbs perform a refreshing blend of grooving blues music that really gets you moving.  The Moje pays homage to the original Chicagl blues pioneers.


Doors open,  5:00 p.m.

Admission Free/Donations Nice


14 August 2015

Hot Spot Music Club

One Horse Pony – Acoustic Blues

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


One Horse Pony is a hard driving acoustic blues band based in Cor.

It features musicians from Ireland,  France and Poland.

Their unique line-up of instruments inspires their fresh take on the blues.

Their original material and energetic live performances have won them fans all over.

Superb musicianship, five-piece harmonies and fire ‘n’ brimstone lyrics.

Plus an uncompromising drive to deliver their signature form of the Blues.


Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Admission,  €8/€10.


Cash Tickets may be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

Also at Sunday Jam Sessions from 5:00 p.m.;;  087 2917519


15 August 2015

Irish German Society Day Trip to Mullagh,  Co. Cavan

Coach leaves Greystones Railway Station at 9:00 a.m. + Wilton Hotel,  Bray,  9:15 a.m.


Stop at Longford on the way to visit recently restored St. Mel’s Cathedral.

Guided tour of the Cathedral.

Possible stop for coffee in the original site of the Cathedral in Ardagh.



Continue to Mullagh for lunch in Kilian’s Lodge Hotel,  1:00 p.m.

Visit to St. Kilian’s Heritage Centre,  St. Kilian’s Well + St. Kilian’s Parish Church Mullagh.


Meet with Members of the St. Kilian’s Heritage Trust Committee.

Also with Members of proposed Cavan German Society.


Cost to include 30 seater bus and lunch,  €30.

Bookings as soon as possible with George Jones,, 


22 August 2015

St. Patrick’s Car Boot Sale

St. Patrick’s Church Car Park,  Church Road;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Today and every second and fourth Saturday until the end of September.


€12.00 for cars;  €20 vans/trailers.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. for setting up.

Refreshments & toilets available in the Parish Centre.

No bookings taken.

Full details from 2010648.


29 August 2015

Delgany + District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

St. Patrick’s Primary School,  Greystones;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Details from Mary Wall,  2876275;

All welcome.


12 September 2015

St. Patrick’s Car Boot Sale

St. Patrick’s Church Car Park,  Church Road;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Today and 26 September which will be last car boot sale of the season.


€12.00 for cars;  €20 vans/trailers.

Gates open at 8:30 a.m. for setting up.

Refreshments & toilets available in the Parish Centre.

No bookings taken.

Full details from 2010648.

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