Greystones notes week September 25th

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




Get Cancer Week Ireland off to a good start on 25 September 2017 !!


Support Coolagad Bridge Club Charity Night in Aid of Greystones Cancer Support.

Details below.



  Cancer Week 2017                     




Tesco Greystones;  10:30 a.m.


Fabulous Annual Super Draw starts this week.

Wonderful prizes on offer,  you can’t win if you’re not in !!


Tickets on sale at Tesco Greystones,  Thursday,  Friday, Saturday,  28, 29 30 September.

Local shops and other supermarkets during October.

Greystones Cancer Support,  Monday to Friday,  9 am to 1 pm.

€1000 SuperValu Greystones Shopping Spree from Anne Daly

Presentation Case of Grand Cru de Saint-Emilion Chateau Fombrauge from Paul Hayden

Unique Celtic Mosaic Wooden Display Platter from Paul Keogh of Artisan Studio

Season Park Farm Allotment Voucher

Dinner Bed & Breakfast for Two

Fourball from Delgany Golf Club

Beautiful set of The Grey Stones photos from Chestnutt Photography


Super Draw itself takes place on Saturday,  4 November, 2017 in Whale Theatre.

Gala Charity Benefit Night featuring Lady of Music,  Rebecca Storm.

Actor and Performer,  Maclean Burke,  aka Damien in Fair City,  will be Fear a Tí.

Benefit Night tickets and full info 





Plan sets our five year strategy and action plan.

Plan is for conservation and management of Wicklow’s natural,  built and cultural heritage.

Information meeting on 21 September,  Greystones Library,  6 pm to 8 pm.

All welcome and written submission are invited until 29 September to WCC.



These are great classes,  enjoyable and very helpful,  professionally facilitated.


Active Aging Exercise                



Come along and meet your Community Guard and have your forms stamped.

Garda Stamp/Forms/Passport Forms.

You can get your paperwork done right on your doorstep !!


          Saturday        23 September          1 pm to 4 pm

          Sunday                   24 September          1 pm to 4 pm

          Monday         25 September          6 pm to 9 pm



Newly refurbished Whale Theatre on Theatre Lane schedules fantastic programme.

Come along and enjoy first class entertainment and facilities on your doorstep.


Choose between fantastic September shows,  details listed below in the full Calendar.


23 September                    An Evening with Lisa Lambe,  Fiachna Ó Braonáin,  Peter O’Toole

27 September                    The Man in the Woman’s Shoes with Mikel Murfi

30 September                    Risqué Business:  Moulin Rouge comes to Greystones cheeks


More to exciting events to follow !!

Details and booking from



    Whale Theatre            




Commencing Monday,  2 October, 2017

Weeklong course,  two hour morning or afternoon classes available.


iPads will be provided and there is no charge for the course.

Classes are small,  booking essential at 2873548.


Topics covered include: 

internet safety                   voice and video calls

social media            apps

online shopping




Local people volunteer their time to teach practical conversational English.

To people from other countries who live and work in their communities.

Improving their English helps students to participate more fully in society.

Take part in further education and gain employment.


Details from Lorna Lafferty,  Bray Area Partnership,  2868266.



Search is now on to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE).


Three categories:

          Best Business Idea

          Best Start Up Business (under 18 months).

          Best Established Business (over 18 months).


Every entrant will be invited to attend Entrepreneur Bootcamp in October.

They will be given tips and advice on how to develop their business or venture.


Wicklow County final winners will receive investments to help them,  Prize Fund is €50,000.

These winners will progress to Regional Finals early next year.

National IBYE to be held in March 2018.


Young entrepreneurs between 18 and 35 can visit and enter online.

Closing date is Friday,  29 September, 2017.

Details from Local Enterprise Office Wicklow,  0404 30800.








Outings + Meetings

Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

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


Bowling Club Coffee Morning       


22 September 2017

Greystones Lawn Bowling Club

Coffee Morning in Aid of Wicklow Hospice Foundation

Clubhouse,  Burnaby Park;  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


All welcome to come along to support this very worthy cause.

Wonderful refreshments and a warm welcome !!



22 September 2017

Culture Night


Morning Storytime with Carmel Uí Cheallaigh

Greystones Library;  11:00 a.m.

Carmel will read her stories for 4-7 year olds in Irish and English.


A Night at the Whale Theatre Greystones

Whale Theatre;  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

          Concorde Chamber Choir

          Contemporary Dance Showcase

          Classical Ballet Showcase

No advance booking is needed.

Full details on


Greystones Orchestra Ensemble

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  5:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Greystones Orchestra has been making music together here for 26 years.

A group of orchestra players will charm you with much loved repertoire.

Classical to popular,  suitable for all the family.

Details from 2873548.


Samba Drumming Workshop

Shoreline Leisure Centre,  Mill Road;  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Led by a Music Together facilitator.

Participants will be provided with instruments like Brazilian drums.

Tambourines,  shakers,  hand percussion,  djembes,  bongos and congas.

Session will include warm ups and guidance followed by improvisation.

Concluding with a short performance piece.


Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Booking advised at Music Together Ireland Facebook or 085 8046110.


Boat Yard Exhibition

The Boat Yard Gallery,  Greystones Harbour Marina;  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Enjoy an extended exhibition of work.

Local artists,  designers,  jewellery makers and photographers.


Guests will also have the change to watch resident silversmith Jason MacGabhann.

He will give a live demonstration of how he makes his beautiful work.

Booking not required.


The Life and Works of William Trevor

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Talk by Dolores MacKenna,  Trevor’s biographer, on his works.

William Trevor was a great novelist and story writer.

Details from 2873548.      



25 Sepember 2017

Coolagad Bridge Club Charity Night in Aid of Greystones Cancer Support

Greystones Bridge Centre,  Victoria Road;  7:30 p.m.


Wonderful enjoyable evening of bridge with superb local club.

Admission is €10 to include free raffle and excellent supper.


Get Cancer Week Ireland off to a good start !!

All welcome to come along for a great evening in aid of a good cause !!


Coolagad Bridge Club 2017                       

26 September 2017

Greystones Nominated for Enterprise Town Award Presentation

Whale Theatre,  Theatre Lane;  9:00 a.m.


Judging panel will visit Greystones today,  26 September 2017.


To do list for Businesses:

          Be ready and open for business from 10:00 a.m.

          Make sure your shop front looks amazing !!

          Tell your business neighbour.

          Attend Presentation at Whale Theatre,  9 am.


All Greystones People:

          Please pick up any litter from Church Road,  which is our main street.

          Attend Presentation at Whale Theatre,  9 am.


Help showcase our spirit of enterprise in our town !!

Prize Fund is over €110,000.

Winners announced in November.

Assisted by Greystones 2020;


Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

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


On the Agenda:

          Presentation on second phase of Farrankelly housing development.

          Update on Greystones Harbour Marina

          Discuss arrangements for Christmas Lights.

          Update on provision for public toilets at Greystones Harbour Marina.

          Finalise allocation of 2017 discretionary funding.

          Report from GMD Engineer

          Notices of Motion:

                   Train doors opening on diesel trains at short platform stations.

                   Camper van parking.

                   Discussion on plans for land in centre of Kilcoole.

                   Shelter for Kilcoole Train Station.


27 September 2017

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 ??


Whale Theatre

The Man in the Woman’s shoes:  Mikel Murfi

Whale Theatre,  Theatre Lane,  Greystones;  8:00 p.m.;  Doors 7:00 p.m.

Tickets €18/€15.  Students €9.

Purchase tickets from


“The Man in the Woman’s Shoes” follows Pat Farnon as he walks to town and back again.

This is a beautifully observed piece,  utterly simple and widely praised.




28 September 2017

Greystones Cancer Support Super Draw Launch

Tesco Greystones;  10:30 a.m.

Fabulous range of prizes with Draw on Gala Benefit Night on 4 November.

First prize is €1,000 SuperValu Greystones Shopping Spree.


29 September 2017

Hot Spot Music Club:  Mike Brookfield Acoustic Blues Band

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.


Mike Brookfield hones his craft playing musical shows in London in 1990s.

He moved to Ireland and was Music Co-Ordinator for RTE.

He decided to make his own music.

And is now releasing his second album:  Brookfield.

Untreated,  unregulated and unvarnished.

Sound of an artist at the peak of his powers.


Doors open 8:00 p.m.

Tickets:  €8/€10.


Earlybird Tickets,  subject to availability,  from:

The Hot Spot Music Club during opening hours.


By phone,  087 2917519,  credit card.

Via Pay Pal:


Full details from




29/30 September 2017

La Touche Legacy Seminar & 4th Festival of History

Creating a New State

Greystones Golf Club


Friday           4:00 p.m.      Opening and Exhibition


                   4:15 p.m.      Manufacturing Consensus

                                                Polite Society,  Policy and the Irish Convention

                                                Dr. Conor Mulvagh,  UCD


                   4:45 p.m.      Making a Reality of Independence

                                                The First Free State Governments

                                                Professor Maurice Manning,  UCD


                   5:15 p.m.      The Quiet Corner Back

                                                Protestant Engagement with the GAA

                                                Dr. Ida Milne,  NUI Maynooth


Saturday        10:00 a.m.     Cumann na nGaedheal and the Legacy of Revolution

                                                Dr. Mel Farrell,  NUI Maynooth


                   11:00 a.m.     Macardle,  Historian of the Irish Revolution

                                      Dr. Leeann Lane,  DCU


                   11:45 a.m.     Glendalough:  An Age Old Attraction

                                                Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture

                                      Ms. Joan Kavanagh


                     8:00 p.m.    Seminar Dinner

                                                Dr. Martin Mansergh,  Guest Speaker


 La Touche Legacy 2017                

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