Greystones notes week May 2

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


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


Garden County Radio !!

About Greystones.


Three great exclusive to GCR About Greystones interview sessions this week !!


KK talks with GCR’s very own Nick Eogan about his photos + travels.

Nick opens his Café Sundays at 11 am on GCR and he is also out and about.

You can look as well as listen with Nick. 

He is not just a pretty voice.


Artist Irene Dixon from Greystones Art Group talks about painting.

Greystones Art Group’s 51st Annual Exhibition finishes at SOBE Sunday 5 pm.

Wonderful artwork to view and enjoy from a well established local group.


Frances Browner leads the Café Writers,  a very special writing group.

Their work is featured now at Greystones Railway Station.

Part of Iarnrod Eireann writing scheme.

Something to keep you occupied while waiting for the train !!

Frances tells all exclusively to KK.


Great local talk,  news,  chat and easy listening music coming up this week.

Only on GCR About Greystones with Kathleen Kelleher.

Interesting and informative … you don’t want to miss any of it !!


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About Greystones on GCR with Kathleen Kelleher

Sundays,  10 am and 6 pm.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays,  8 pm.


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Download Smartphone Radio app from app store to make listening even easier.


The best radio news and talk show in town !! 


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Commencing Sunday,  8 May, 2016.

Interested in trading on Sunday at The Boat Yard ??

Details from Jackie Spillane,  087



Just what you’ve been waiting for !!

Today and each first and third Sunday of the month,  finishing 4 September, 2016.

Details below.




VHI Women’s Mini Marathon will be held this year,  Bank Holiday Monday,  6 June, 2016.

Please come along and join with Greystones Cancer Support.

Walkers,  runners,  joggers !!


The Mini Marathon is one of two major fundraising events for GCS.

More than ever,  the group needs your help to continue its work.

Group is seeking 100 walkers or runners in this Centenary year.

One participant for each year of Irish independence !!

They only have about 25 !!   Can you help ??


Details from 2871601 or


Don’t miss out.

Register now as registration will close when entry totals are reached.



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.


Places available Art/Keep Fit classes on Mondays.

Spanish Intermediate class.



Whist every Wednesday evening                                                           8:00 p.m.

Bingo on Tuesdays                                                                                        2:15 p.m.



Monthly Walk to Kilmacurragh                                       6 May

Meet Kilian House Car Park;  10:30 a.m.


Day Trip to Mount Usher Gardens                                  11 May

Bus leaves Kilian House Car Park at 10:40 a.m.

Cost is €16.00,  including admission.


National Concert Hall:  Some Enchanted Evening    4 June

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

Cost,  including bus,  €35.00.

Must be booked before the end of April.



29 April 2016

Greystones Active Retirement Association Monthly Get Together                                  

Kilian House Family Centre;  10:30 a.m.

Speaker:  John Stephenson,  Horticulturist


Hot Spot Music Club: Ben Prevo Band

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Expatriate New Yorker,  Ben Prevo, is one of Ireland’s best kept secrets !!

The genre bending guitarist,  vocalist and composer brings honesty,  integrity & simplicity.

His repertoire of songs and instrumentals is varied + includes both original and covers.

Ben has been playing for over 30 years,  including with many famous + talented artists.


Doors open,  9:00 p.m.

Tickets €10/€8.


Advance purchase discount tickets are available.

Vintage La Touche,  upstairs on Trafalgar Road,  beside car park,  for cash.

087 2917519 for credit card.;; 087 2917519.



North Wicklow RNLI Fundraising Branch Greystones & Newtown

Yellow Welly Table Quiz

Greystones Lawn Tennis Club,  Mill Road;  8:00 p.m.


Great evening of fun and frolic for all.

Proceeds will aid RNLI,  saving lives at sea.


Friends of Merlin Gardeners Question Time

Kilcoole Community Centre;  8 :00 p.m.


You can ask a panel of gardening experts your questions !!

Des White      Trees and shrubs

Anne O’Leary Fruit and Vegetables

Tim Wallis      Landscaping


The evening will be followed by home baked cake sale,  plant sale & raffle.

Tickets €10,  to include refreshments,  will be available at the door.


In aid of Dogs Trust and hosted by Friends of Merlin.

Merlin was a rescue dog who was well known in Wicklow through his educational visits.

Teaching animal welfare and the life of a rescue dog.


1 May 2016

St. David’s Secondary School Car Boot Sales Are Back !!

Just what you’ve been waiting for !!

Today and each first and third Sunday of the month,  finishing 4 September, 2016.


9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

Cars, €13;  vans and trailers, €25.


Hot Spot Music Club: Robert Sarazin Blake:  Singer/Storyteller USA

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


In 1997,  Robert Sarazin Blake dropped out of college + hit the road.

Performing 200 shows a year,  he is a world class performer in a neighbourhood venue.

His show is a combination of songs and rambles.

His songs are influenced by wide range of famous and talented singers + thinkers.


Doors open,  4:00 p.m.

Admission free/Donations welcome.;; 087 2917519.


2 May 2016

May Bank Holiday Monday


3 May 2016

Soup and Sandwiches at Presbyterian Hall

Trafalgar Road;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Donation €5.00.

Great food and a warm welcome.

Come along for the chat !!


Wicklow Male Voice Choir & Florida State University Singers

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


Programme includes a pot pourri of choral favourites,  spirituals.

Traditional folk songs,  popular Irish medleys.


Two wonderful choirs,  you won’t be disappointed !!

Tickets,  €10 from The Happy Pear or on the door on the night.

Proceeds to St. Catherine’s Association.


4 May 2016

Kenya Clothing Collection

Holy Rosary Church Car Park;  from 9:30 a.m.

Disability Action Greystones:  Together Social Meet Up

Beach House,  Greystones Harbour;  12:00 p.m.


This is a social event for people in Greystones living with a disability.

All are welcome to come along to meet and greet and eat !!

Come along to form community and togetherness over lunch !!


6 May 2016

Greystones Active Retirement Association Monthly Walk to Kilmacurragh     

Meet Kilian House Car Park;  10:30 a.m.


Greystones Toastmasters Table Quiz

Grove Bar,  Kilpedder;  8:00 p.m.


Enjoyable night with the emphasis on fun !!

Come along and bring as many braniacs as you like.

Tables of 4 at €40 per table.

Great prizes to be won.


8 May 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Max Garcia Conover:  Folk (USA)

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Max Garcia Conover grew up in western New York state and started listening to folk songwriters.  He himself has written several hundred songs since then,  from delicate impressionistic story songs,  to full on foot stomping ones,  combining intricate fingerstyle guitar work with a gruff voice,  a suitcase drum and a lot of words.


Now based in Portland,  Maine,  he travels the USA and has shared the stage with famous and well regarded bands.  In 2012,  he was voted Maine’s Best New Act.


Doors open,  4:00 p.m.

Admission free/Donations welcome.;; 087 2917519.


11 May 2016

Greystones Active Retirement Association Day Trip to Mount Usher Gardens

Bus leaves Kilian House Car Park at 10:40 a.m.

Cost is €16.00,  including admission.


12 May 2016

La Touche Wines Italian Wine Dinner

Bochelli’s Restaurant;  7:45 p.m.


Guest speaker to be announced.

La Touche Wines Dinner are always a popular and enjoyable evening out !!


17 May 2016

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road;  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Please come along.

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00,  in aid of charity.


1916 Public Collections Day at County Buildings Wicklow

Do you have an object,  photograph,  document of family story relating to 1916 life.

Would you like to share this Co. Wicklow memory ??


Opportunity to add your family’s Easter Rising memorabilia to a county wide archive.

You can also have your story recorded for posterity.

Archive will be part of County Wicklow 1916 Exhibition.

Professional paper conservator will be present on the day.


Local historians & societies,  traditional music performances.

Re-enactments,  screenings of short animated film:  Freedom:  a 1916 Story


Co-Ordinated jointly by Wicklow County Council Heritage Office,  Archives & Genealogy Service and Wicklow County Council Library Service.


Details from Deirdre Burns,  0404 20100 or Ciara O’Brien,  2866566. or

Registration forms to book your time slot are available in Greystones Library.

All welcome !!!   Free event !!!


25 May 2016

Holy Rosary Soup & Sandwiches

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


Meet your friends for delicious home-made soup and sandwiches.

Followed by tea/coffee and cake.

Suggested donation,  €5.00.

All proceeds go to local charities.

Everyone is most welcome for good food and a friendly chat.


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 ??


31 May 2016

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Mill Road,  Greystones;  6:30 p.m.  Please note earlier time !!

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