Greystones notes week May 9

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


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Garden County Radio !!

About Greystones.


Great exclusive to GCR About Greystones interview sessions this week !!


KK talks with Mrs. Paddy Roche who retires from two Greystones choirs.

Paddy and her husband,  Charlie,  and their family have made a big impact.


Two choirs came to Greystones this week:

Wicklow Male Voice Choir

Florida State University Singers

They gave a masterful performance in St. Patrick’s Church.

KK talks to their Choir Directors.


Lastest on what is going at The Boat Yard:  our new market venue.


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





Sports Award           Shane MacCarthy + Andy Davis      Sailing

Joint Civic Awards     Billy Burke                                  Kilcoole Camogie Club

                             Geraldine Mooney                        Meals on Wheels

Special Award          Delia Barry                                  Greystones Cancer Support

Cultural Award          The Boat Yard                                      beside The Beach House

Commercial Award    Ross McParland                           Theatre Lane Development

Young Entrepreneur  Luke Byrne                                 Colaiste Chraobh Abhann

Special Recognition   Fionnuala McCormack                            Britton

Lifetime Achievement Lailli de Buitlear




Commencing today !!


Organic vegetables,  food,  flowers,  fish !!

Interested in trading on Sunday at The Boat Yard ??

Details from Jackie Spillane,  087



Just what you’ve been waiting for !!

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 are now up to 30 sign ons !!   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.



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    25 June

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

Cost,  including bus,  €35.00.

Please note date change !!




8 May 2015

Greystones Summer Project Registration Day

Scout Hall,  beside Centra,  Church Road;  12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Reminder that queuing starts early.


GSP will be held at Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath,  4 July to 9 July.

€35 per child,  €65 for two children or €80 per family of three or more.


Three tours will be available:  Clara Lara,  Funtasia and Squirrel Scramble.

Only one adult can register children from a family.

Full details from


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 will be Mr. Paul Savage from Classic Drinks.

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

Don’t miss this one !!

Bookings at 2873826.


13 May 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Scullion

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Sonny Condell is the creative core and inspiration for the band.

He continues to invent and be innovative.

He writes music and songs that are powerful,  poetic,  soulful and joyful.

The band has a long playlist and has recorded many albums.

The evening will be special,  intimate,  warm and uplifting.


Doors open,  9:00 p.m. 

Tickets €15/€17.


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.


14 May 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Loudest Whisper:  Legends of Irish Folk/Rock

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Loudest Whisper was formed in the 1960s and has recorded many albums.

Their original album Children of Lir was been ranked in the 100 most valuable LPs of all time.

Their music is folk,  country blues and melodic contemporary rock !!


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.


15 May 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Stephanie Niles:  Jazz Punk (USA)

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Chicago born Stephanie Niles has toured widely with her unique unforgettable voice.

She has been around the USA,  Europe,  Canada,  Carnegie Hall + Brooklyn.

She has four full length albums to her credit.


Doors open,  4:00 p.m. 

Admssion free.;; 087 2917519.


15 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.


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.


This is the last Soup + Sandwiches of the season.

See you in September !!


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 !!!


21 May 2016

Annudal Coffee Morning,  Plant & Book sale in Knockdolian

Church Lane at corner of Church Road;  10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This is always a great sale with lots of interesting items.


Admssion is €2.50.

Proceeds to Karigiri Leprosy Hospital in India.


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 !!


2 to 5 June 2016

Kilcoole Remembers:  Four Day Festival Throughout Village of Kilcoole


Bob Monteith Summer School                  Re-enactments

Chotah Tea Rooms                      Shop Fronts Displays

Museum                                     Cookery Demonstrations

Traditional Craft Demonstrations     Outdoor Cinema

Market                                       Vintage Cars

Art Exhibition

Vintage Farm Machinery + Demonstrations


Details from, 086


4 June 2016

Greystones Active Retirement Association National Concert Hall

Some Enchanted Evening:           Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

Cost,  including bus,  €35.00.

Must be booked before the end of April.


24 June 2016

Annual Mass Redford Cemetery


25 June 2016

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Rose Show

St. Cronan’s School,  Vevay,  Bray;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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