Greystones notes week December 18th

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.


Once again,  there will be free two hour parking in Greystones on December Saturdays.

Reminder that cars must be otherwise lawfully parked.

That is,  no parking on double yellow lines;  no parking in loading zones.

Or any other unauthorised places.

Come along to Greystones and make it your first stop for Christmas shopping !!

Lots of terrific shops with wide variety of wonderful items.

Something for everyone to make your Christmas complete.

No need to travel;  no need to get stuck in traffic on motorway.

Stay right here in your own home town !!



Beside The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

First three weekends in December.  Details below.



Why not come along,  even for a few nights,  and join this long established group ??

This carol singing group is a well established Christmas tradition.

Meeting time each evening is 7.30 pm.

No need to be a good singer.

Please bring gloves and a torch,  wrap up warmly !!

All proceeds go to local charities.

Details from Ruth,  2875161.

Monday,  18 December                             Applewood Heights

Meet at Blacklion Pet Hospital bottom Applewood Heights

Tuesday,  19 December                            Bellevue Road and Hillside

Meet at Fenton’s Fires,  Church Road

Wednesday,  20 December                      Burnaby Area

Meet at Nature’s Gold,  Killincarrig Road

Thursday,  21 December                          Rathdown Park + Redford Park

Meet at entrance to Rathdown Park


This year’s cards have sold out !!

Small supply of last year’s cards,  still a beautiful design,  now on sale.

10 cards per pack,  two each of stunning lithographic prints.

Greatly discounted prices.

Available at Greystones Cancer Support,  2871601,  Monday to Friday,  9 am  to 1 pm.

Cards can be delivered if needed.

GCS Centre will be closing for Christmas break on Wednesday,  20 December,  1 pm.






  • Ireland                    20 December
  • Northern Ireland       19 December
  • Great Britain            18 December
  • Europe                   18 December



Rachel Casey has been chosen as Bray Lions Club Youth Ambassador.

She now goes forward to the national competition.

Rachel’s project is Children’s Bundle of Fun.

As a survivor of childhood cancer,  Rachel knows what it is like to be a patient.

She is collecting unwanted Christmas presents and toys for sick children.

Rachel was a Greystones Person of the Year 2017.

She has received a Garda Youth Award.

She has represented Ireland in China on a cultural trip.

She excels at Athletics and is a Member of Greystones Rowing Club.

Can you help Rachel ??

Please save your new unwanted items.  Items cannot be second hand due to infections risk.

Just about anything for babies,  toddlers,  small children and teenagers is welcome.

Details on Facebook Crumlin’s Bundle of Fun.



Yes !!  Once again, Bochelli’s Italian Restaurant will open its doors on Christmas Day.

Homeless and less fortunate local people from Bray to Wicklow Town will be along.

There will be a big welcome for them.

Bochelli’s was able to help them last year,  can you help them this year ??

You can Give Back by helping with financial donations or donations of clothing items.

Hats,  scarves,  gloves,  warm clothing,  shoes,  books,  socks and underwear.

Toiletries and grooming kits:  shower gels,  toothbruh/toothpaste.

These can be used to make up goodie bags.

Full details from Bochelli’s,  2873625;  Declan,  087 1213088; Nuala,  087 2065954.

You can see the entry from Greystones Guide here:












St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  2.45 pm,  for six classes.

9, 16 and 23 January, 2018

6, 13 and 20 February, 2018

Are you over 50 and interested in improving your health ??

With a special focus on:

  • Gaining greater muscle strength.
  • Improved balance.
  • Building energy
  • Gaining relaxation

Then this tai Chi course may well be for you.

This course integrates mind and body.

It can help reduce the joint pain experienced with arthritis.

Details from Marilyn O’Connor,  086 8441359.

Cost is €60 for six classes.







Outings + Meetings

Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

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


15 December 2017

Whale Theatre:  Mia:  Old Hollywood Nights & New York Mornings

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

Tickets €28/€25/€15.

“Hollywood Silver Screeen meets New York Jazz.

With luscious arrangements and sultry smooth vocal.”

Jazz vocalist,  Maria Fitzgerald,  aka Mia,  and her band will raise the Whale roof.

Very special show takes us back to the golden days of the big jazz ballad.

Mix of heartbreaking love songs and timeless classics evoke glamour of old Hollywood.

At the same time,  they pay tribute to the true grit of New York jazz.

Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald to Burt Bacharach,  Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.

Fabulous arrangements with superb musicians.

Details of all forthcoming events and tickets from 2010550 or

15 December 2017

Hot Spot Music Club:  An Intimate Evening with Mary Coughlan

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Mary Coughlan and her band are bringing her new show Live & Kicking to the Hot Spot.

Up close and personal performance.

Tour is a celebration of Mary’s 30 plus years in the music business.

Her music career has been a roller coaster and this concert will reflect that.

It will feature all the songs that are close to Mary’s heart and life.

Mary’s seemingly timeless and endless talent and drawl have always been a seduction.

Mary’s voice has always been an unforeseen,  sudden seduction.

That is why she is so loved.

Her heroes are Billie Holiday,  Peggy Lee,  Van Morrison and Edith Piaf.

While all are present and correct in her delivery,  she makes every song her own.

They belong to her and nobody else.

Doors open 8:00 p.m.

Tickets,  €20*/€22.50.

***  First 20 tickets are €20 !!  ***

Full details from

16/17 December 2017

Boat Yard Christmas Market beside The Beach House

Greystones Harbour Marina;  12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Crafts,  artisan food,  paintings and photography.

Raffle in aid of St. Vincent de Paul sponsored by SuperValu Greystones.

Boat Yard Market was a huge success in 2016.

This year’s Market will be even bigger and better !!




16 December 2017

Whale Theatre:  The Good Old Days in Greystones

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

Tickets €20/€18.

Join Peter Murtagh,  Dara MacMahon and Simon Morgan.

Festive evening celebrating Greystones through song,  music and stories.

Learn about Colonel Fred Burnaby,  Elizabeth Hawkins Whitshed.

And stories behind other famous figures associated with Greystones;

Michael Collins,  DeValera,  Josef Locke and many more.

Explore what life was really like 100 years ago.

And how Greystones has evolved and developed in  the 21st century.

Stories will be presented by author and journalist,  Peter Murtagh.

Musical interludes and songs with Dara MacMahon and Simon Morgan.

Opportunity for the audience to sing along to their favourite songs and carols.

Please feel free to dress up in vitage apparel to really enter the spirit of the evening !!

Sure to get you in the mood for Christmas !!

Details of all forthcoming events and tickets from 2010550 or

17 December 2017

Whale Theatre:  Christmas with Córde Chamber Choir

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

Tickets €18/€15/€9.

This is the first Christmas concert of the Córde Chamber Choir.

They are delighted to be joined by two talented young sopranos:  Éilís & Ciara.

They are sisters of Musical Director,  Kevin O’Sullivan.

One hour concert will feature Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols.

Harpist will be Gráinne Meyer.

Programme will be a varied “a capella” selection of seasonal + other pieces.

Including a few festive favourites !!

Ticket price includes mulled win & mince pies.

What nicer way to get into the Christmas spirit !!

Details of all forthcoming events and tickets from 2010550 or

19 December 2017

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Please come along.  Wonderful event just before Christmas !!

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

Suggested donation of €5.00,  in aid of charity.

22 December 2017

Hot Spot Music Club:  The 3 Wise Men of Comedy

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

The 3 Wise Men of Comedy:

  • Golden boy,  Paul Tylack
  • Kevin-cense Gildea
  • Heavenly scent,  Myrrh,  the mystery man

The three are treking to the Hot Spot three days before Christmas.

Just when the shopping is done and you’re up for a good laughj !!

Doors open 8:00 p.m.

Tickets,  €15.

Full details from

25 December 2017

Christmas Day:  Beannachtaí na Nollaig !!

26 December 2017

St. Stephens Day

29 December 2017

Whale Theatre:  Remy Naidoo

My Funny Valentine:  Classic Jazz Standards Straight from the Heart.

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

Tickets €10.

She’s back at The Whale Theatre !!

Remy first fell in love with performing at age of 8.

Over the past 12 years,  she has graced many an iconic stage.

National Concert Hall,  O2 in London,  Mac Theatre in Belfast,  Late Late Show.

Remy has been perfecting her craft in front of audiences for over half her life.

Now she comes to The Whale Theatre where she returns to her roots and her first love.

Full band is all geared up and ready to go:  Billie Holiday and Norah Jones in the air.

This performance will be something special.

You will be able to tell people in years to come that you were there.

Right at the very start of a new chapter in a glittering career.

Details of all forthcoming events and tickets from 2010550 or

1 January 2018

New Year’s Day


2 January 2018

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 !!


17 January 2018

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

24 January 2018

Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting

La Touche Place;  3:15 p.m.

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

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and

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.

31 January 2018

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.

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