Greystones notes week September 26th



23  to 25 September, 2016.


Superb line up of speakers and events.

Come along and join in !!

You will be most welcome.

This is an excellent week end … not to be missed.

Details below and from 2875678.



Thursday,  28 September, 2016;  Greystones Cancer Support,  10:30 a.m.


Fabulous range of prizes to be won … this really is a Super Draw !!

Tickets on sale at Greystones Cancer Support.

And at local supermarkets during the month of October.

Tickets are €2.00 each or book of 3 for €5.00.


          €1,000 SuperValu Greystones Shopping Spree from Anne Daly

          Canon Digital SLR Camera

          Bochelli’s Restaurant Family Dinner for Four

          Dinner Bed & Breakfast for Two from Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy

          Fourball from Druids Glen Resort

          Greystones Harbour Photograph from Pat Killilea

          Adorable Hand Knitted Christmas Tree Decorations from Maureen O’Brien



Starting Sunday,  2 October, 2016 and each First Sunday afterwards.

Kilian House Family Centre;  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Come along and join in this new free initiative.

Share a skill,  pick up a hobby or simply find a friend.

Whatever your interest,  you are welcome to come along and join in.

18 years and over.

Refreshments available at €1.50.

Full details from



Alzpals is a volunteer befriending service.

The group is seeking Volunteers to support people with dementia living at home.

If you have a few hours a week to spare,  can you come and join ??


Training course will be starting shortly.

Closing date for enquiries is 7 October, 2016.

Details from 089 or


Wicklow Dementia Support is a Community Group.

From the Community,  for the Community.



Fifth Annual Craft Fair takes place 13 November, 2016.

Calling all the best of Wicklow’s crafters !!


Please submit only 3 JPGs and a description of your work. no later than 6 October, 2016,  for consideration.




Courses are being run by Saint Joseph’s Shankill.

Courses will be run over one day or two evenings.


          Day Courses

          Thursday         6 October             9.30 am to 4.00 pm

          Saturday        29 October              9.30 am to 4.00 pm

          Friday           11 November           9.30 am to 4.00 pm


          Evening Courses

          Wednesday,  12 October and Thursday,  13 October, 2016

7.30 pm to 9.30 pm


Courses will offer  support through knowledge and information.

Respite services available to allow carers to participate.

Training is free of charge.


Courses will include:

          Information about dementia.

          How best to communicate with someone living with dementia.

          How to manage your stress and worries.

          Where to access support,  services or help.


Courses will be divided into male and female groups.

Training will provide dementia specific training.

Carers will gain deeper understanding of feelings and needs of people with dementia.


Information and booking from Teresa,  2823000,  087



Week ending 18 September 2016.


          Greystones North                               Lock damaged on shed.

Mountain bike,  strimmer + lawnmower stolen.

1 incident of anti social behaviour.

            Garda JP Connolly                        


            Greystones South                               Anti social behaviour.

                                                                        Burglary,  front door bodily pressure.

            Garda Alan Thompson                  

          Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Theft of micro scooter outside house.

            Garda Maria Curtis                       


            Kilcoole                                               Vehicle taken overnight.

                                                                        Damage to hoarding on a golf club.

            Garda Molly Corbett                     


An Garda Síochána are asking us to mark and photograph our important possessions.

This helps with recovery of items.

Using your new postcode is a good method of identification.


Central Statistics Office scam is now going around.

Scammers ring + say they are from CSO and ask for personal details.

Be aware and do not give out any information !!


If you see anything suspicious,  please report to Greystones Garda Station 6665800.


Garda Confidential Number                      1800 666 111

Greystones Garda Station                        6665800

EPA Noise Pollution                                1890 202021

Crimestoppers                                                1800 250 025                                               8360911

Traffic Watch                                        1890 205 805

Dog Warden                                         0404 44873

Crime Victims Helpline                            1850 211 407




Important and helpful course now in Greystones.

If you have teens,  this is the course for you.

Further information below.

Full details from Cassells Morell,  086 2342828.



This very special group meets every Friday morning,  Burnaby Lounge, 11:00 a.m.

Greystones Dementia Friends is a local group for those caring for someone with dementia.


These weekly carers sessions are very important and helpful.

If you are caring for someone with dementia,  you are most welcome to come along.

You will be given a warm welcome and you will be among friends.



Carraig Eden Foundation needs your help.

Fundraising appeal has now been launched.


Strong appeal to all in Greystones to keep Carraig Eden.

Don’t allow it to get sold for development.


Enough is enough.  Make a stand.

Help keep its important work going for another 100 years + beyond.

It’s now up to all of us in the town to help make appeal a success.


More details and info from Greystones and Carraig Eden

You can watch the video and see the good work for yourself.




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.


All GARA activities will resume w/c 5 September 2016.

Aqua Aerobics and Active 55 will continue during the Summer months.


Whist every Wednesday evening                                                           8:00 p.m.



Summer Holiday 2017:  Cruise for 11 Days to France, Spain & Portugal

Deposit of €250.00 to be paid no later than Tuesday,  27 September, 2017.

Further information and details from Ann Redmond,  087 9390882.





23, 24, 25 September 2016

La Touche Legacy & Festival of History

Greystones Golf Club


Friday,  23 September     15:35  Official Opening

                                                Introduction of Exhibition by St. Laurence’s NS


                                      16.15  Introduction to Genealogy

                                                Ms. Catherine Wright


                                      16.45  Emmet Dalton

Somme Soldier,  Irish General, Film Pioneer

Mr. Sean Boyne


                                      17.15  Full and Equal Citizenship ??

                                                Women and the Irish Free State:  1922 to 1937

                                                Dr. Mary McAuliffe


Saturday,  24 September 10.00  Arthur Griffith

                                                Dr. Owen McGee


                                      10.45  Coffee


                                      11.00  Michael Collins and the strange circumstances of

                                                Eamon DeValera’s arrest in Greystones station on

                                                17 May, 1918.

                                                Prof. Ronan Fanning


                                      11.45  The Face of Ireland:  Hazel,  Lady Lavery

                                                Ms. Sinead McCoole


                                      12.30  Lunch


                                      20.00  Dinner with Guest Speaker


Sunday,  25 September   11.00  The 18th century headstones of Co. Wicklow

                                                Mr. Chris Corlett

                                      12.00  Close 


Week end Lecture tickets                                 €30    

Week end tickets for all events,  including dinner   €50    

Tickets available from 2876694,  2875678 or


23 September 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Kíla:  The Real Deal

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Don’t forget that Kíla got its start right here in Greystones !!

Headlining Siamsa Fhéile Pádraig back in the day !!


They are back again in Greystones with sounds better than ever.

If you want real,  authentic Irish music,  then this event is for you.


Featuring Rónan Ó Snodaigh,  Rossa Ó Snodaigh,  Colm Ó Snodaigh,  Seanan Brennan.

Brian Hogan,  Dee Armstrong,  and Greystones’ own Eoin Dillon.


Wide range of musical instruments and musical sounds.

Traditional Irish music at its very best … a night not to be missed.


Doors open,  9:00 p.m.                           

Tickets €15*/€18/€20.

First 15 Tickets are €15 !!


Earlybird Tickets,  subject to availability,  from:

The Hot Spot Music Club during opening hours.

By phone,  087 2917519,  credit card.

Via Pay Pal:


South Beach Playground Family Fun Run

5K run starting from the playground;  11:00 a.m.

Buggy and wheelchair friendly.

Shorter 1k toddler run also available.


Run is time chipped with lots of spot prizes.

Pre run warm up with Miriam from Soul Circuit.


Tickets are €10 per adult,  €5 per child or €20 for a family.

Register online at or from 9:30 a.m. on the day.


Come along and help to make South Beach Playground a magical,  challenging

and inclusive playground for children of all abilities !!



25 September 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Proteus Jazz Band

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Proteus are a popular jazz band with a wide range of instruments.

And an excellent repertoire.

Talented local Aran McMahon on vocals.

Join Proteus for an evening of excellent jazz tunes and songs.


What better way to spend a Sunday Harbourside afternoon ??

You won’t be disappointed !!


Doors open,  4:00 p.m.                           

Admission free.  Donations appreciated.

087 2917519 or or


26 September 2016


Hilliside Church,  Hillside Road;  7:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.


For those parenting 6th Class to 6th Year.

For five Monday evenings.


Sessions will cover:

          Keeping the End in Mind

          Meeting our Teenagers’ Needs

          Setting Boundaries

          Developing Emotional Health

          Helping Them Make Good Choices.


If you have teens,  this important and helpful course is for you.

Cost for the five week course is €15.


All are welcome.

Registration at

Full details and information,  please feel free to ring Cassells Morell,  086 2342828.


27 September 2016

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

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


On the Agenda:

          Progress report on Greystones Harbour Marina

          2016 Schedule of Municipal District Works funding

          Report from GMD Engineer

          Discuss arrangements for Christmas lights.

          Notices of motion include:

                   Fairfield Park,  life guard huts,  Church Lane,

                   Litter bin,  dumping in Three Trouts River,

                   R761 at Blacklion,  road markings on Church Road.


28 September 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.


28 September 2016

Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.


Special meeting for those bereaved in the past two or three years.

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 ??


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 September 2016

Greystones Cancer Support Super Draw Launch

Greystones Cancer Support Centre,  La Touche Place;  10:30 a.m.


1 October 2016

St. David’s Secondary School Strictly Come Dancing Fund Raising Car Wash

Greystones Harbour Marina;  11:00 a.m.


Mothers,  fathers,  former students,  all in Greystones community.

Come along and support Kim Hayden as she will be dancing to win for St. David’s !!

A great morning and all in aid of a good cause !!


2 October 2016


Today and each First Sunday of the month.

Kilian House Family Centre;  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Come along and join in this new free initiative.

Share a skill,  pick up a hobby or simply find a friend.


Whatever your interest,  you are welcome to come along and join in.

18 years and over.


Refreshments available at €1.50.

Full details from


4 October 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 !!


18 October 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.


3 November 2016

Greystones Cancer Support Super Draw

The Baker’s Table,  Trafalgar Road;  7:00 p.m.


13 November 2016

Greystones Educate Together Fifth Annual Craft Fair


18 November 2016

La Touche Wines Christmas Wine Fair

SOBE South Beach Pavilion @Charlesland Golf Club

4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


A selection of over 100 wines to taste.

Exclusive Christmas offers.

Plenty of ideas for Christmas gifts.

Corporate gifts to suit all budgets.

Gift wine boxes,hampers/glassware and decanters.


Wine Fair Tickets,  €15.

Tickets available at La Touche Wines,  2873826 or

In aid of Greystones Cancer Support and RNLI Lifeboats.


12 October 2016

Delgany & District Horticultural Society AGM and Autumn Lecture

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


12 October 2016

La Touche Wines Spanish Wine Dinner

Bochelli’s Restaurant;  7:45 p.m.


Guest speakers,  Rafa & Antonio,  two great Spanish colleagues.

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


Details from 2873826 or


16 October 2016

Greystones Folk Group Fashion and Bric a Brac Sale

In aid of Syrian Refugee Aid and Peter McVerry Trust

Kilian House Family Centre;  12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


All items urgently needed:

New or nearly new coats,  dresses,  jackets,  evening or cocktail wear.

Handbags,  jewellery,  shawls,  scarfs, hats and other modern fashion items.

Bric a brac stall,  recent and popular book stall and cake stall.

Unfortunately,  no electrical goods or toys of any kind can be accepted.


For further information or collection of items,  please contact:

Jo Leonard, 086 6051294;  Mary McCann, 085 7152306;  Maeve Morgansen 087 2405883.


29 October 2016

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