Greystones notes week October 3rd


Supportive Forum for Cancer Survivors.

Begins Tuesday,  4 October, 2016.

Details below.



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

Greystones Harbour Marina;  11:00 a.m to 2:00 p.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 !!



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 today,  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 25 September 2016.


          Greystones North                               Alarm box damaged outside premises.

Attempt to gain entry.

            Garda JP Connolly                        


            Greystones South                               No reports.

            Garda Alan Thompson                  

          Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Front patio door popped.

            Garda Maria Curtis                       


            Kilcoole                                               Vehicle parked on Sea Road unlocked.

Wallet taken.

            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 !!

At present,  these calls are in the Greystones area.


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



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.



R&R Musical Society:  Fiddler on the Roof                              12 November

National Concert Hall

Cost is €35 to include ticket and bus.

Bus leaves 12:30 p.m.

Booking and monies are due now.


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.
3 October 2016


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


For those parenting 6th Class to 6th Year.

Tonight and three further 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.


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 !!


Greystones Cancer Support Survivorship Forum

Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place;  7:30 p.m.

Tonight and continuing for five Tuesday evenings in the Autumn term.

Forum will continue for two additional terms.


Supportive Forum for Cancer Survivors,  professionally facilitated by Anne Randolph.

Forum is for those who have come through their cancer treatment.

It will help to answer the question:  After my treatment,  what next ??

Facing life having gone through a life threatening illness.


Full details and bookings from Greystones Cancer Support,  2871601.

Open to all cancer survivors !!

All welcome !!


7 October 2016

Hot Spot Music Club: Psychedelic Pill:  Neil Young & Crazy Horse Tribute

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour.


Psychedilic Pill,  four piece band dedicated to delivering music of Neil Young + Crazy Horse.

Country tinged ballads with rich harmonies to driving rock numbers.


Psychedilic Pill includes members of two well known folk bands:

The Calvinists,  featured in New York Times + Saturday Night Show on RTE.

Jukebox Gypsy,  who have successfully toured Ireland,  UK and Europe for over five years.


Doors open,  9:00 p.m.                           

Tickets €10/€8.


Earlybird Tickets,  subject to availability,  from:

The Hot Spot Music Club during opening hours.

By phone,  087 2917519,  credit card.

Via Pay Pal:


9 October 2016

Blessing of the Animals

Holy Rosary Church Car Park;  3:00 p.m.

All animals big and small (and their human minders !!) are very welcome to come along.


12 October 2016

Delgany & District Horticultural Society AGM and Autumn Lecture

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


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


15 October 2016

St. Patrick’s Parish Fayre

Temple Carrig School,  Blacklion;  12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Please note new venue !!


All the fun of the Fayre !!


Lots of lovely stalls            Pony Rides              Face Painting

Huge Raffle                       Delicious lunch         Refreshments


Admission,  €3 per adult or €5 per couple;  children free.

Proceeds to Tiglin,  Christian Aid’s Syrian Refugees and Parish Funds.

All welcome !!


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.


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.


19 October 2016

Greystones Cancer Support Cancer Carers Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.


Special meeting for those looking after a cancer patient.

Cancer Carers are very special people.

They play an important role in the life of a cancer patient.


Cancer Carers have needs too.

Please remember that you are not alone.

All Cancer Carers welcome.

Details from 2871601 or


26 October 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 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

The Autumn sessions of the Bereaved Group are being professionally facilitated.

Facilitator is Liz Gleeson,  trained in bereavement work and assistance.

Bereaved Group sessions can be extremely helpful.

You will be given a very warm welcome.


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 ??


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