Greystones notes week August 13th

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.


HERITAGE WEEK:  18 to 26 AUGUST 2018

Local events listed below,  lots of heritage here in Greystones area !!

Full national details at



Friday and Saturday,  21 and 22 September 2018,  Greystones Golf Club.

Wonderful annual Greystones event,  not to be missed.


Please book early.

Bookings now being taken,  Kay Coughlan,  2876694.

Full details of speakers and lectures below.





Tai Chi for Arthritis

Are you over 50 and would like to improve your general health and well being ??

This form of exercise is adapted from the Ancient Chinese martial arts.


It integrates mind body and spirit and promotes relaxation.

It can help you gain greater muscular strength,  joint mobility and improved balance.

Suitable for individuals with arthritis.

Or those who would simply like the slow,  smooth, continuous movements of sun style Tai Chi.


Course will run for six Tuesdays,  starting 25 September 2018.

€60 for the six sessions.


Details and booking from Barbara Mullen,  qualified Tai Chi Instructor.

Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Arthritis Programme.

087 2059480 and





Each Friday morning,  St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road;  11 am to 12.30 am.

Tea/coffee and biscuits.


Memory Lane Music Group is for people with Alzheimer’s and/or their carers.

Singing is not only an enjoyable activity.

It can also provide a way for people with dementia,  and their carers,  to socialise.

They can express themselves and meet up with others in a fun and supportive group.


Summer contacts are Michael Fisher and Catherine Hannon.

Details from 087 9833931.




GRAPE is now on each summer Sunday,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

11.00 am to 5.30 pm each Sunday.


Lots of wonderful art and photographic items to see and purchase.

A wonderful opportunity for that special present for yourself or relative or friend !!







St. David’s Secondary School,  Seafront,  Greystones;  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Gate opens at 7:30 a.m. for sellers.

Gates will be locked at 3:30 p.m.

Cars,  €15;  Vans/Cars with Trailers, €25.  Payable on entry.

Queries and seller rules from







Outings + Meetings

Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

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


Weekly Activities have finished for the Summer Break


Aqua Aerobics|Shoreline Leisure Centre Continue

Classes continue for Members during the summer months.

Each Monday,  12 pm to 1 pm.  Cost is €4.50.



Day Trip to Wells House and Gardens                                       22 August 2018

Ballyedmond,  Gorey


Cois na hAbhann Garden Home, & Lifestyle Centre

Camolin,  Co. Wexford


Coach leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park,  9.30 am.


Cost is €30.

Details from Elsie Kelly,  087 7468426.




17 August

Greystones Cancer Support|Cancer Carers Group

Castle Inn,  Newcastle @12.30 pm.

There is easy access and plenty of free parking.


Cancer Carers are very special people.

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


If you are a Cancer Carer,  please join us for caring and sharing.

Please feel free to bring along the person you are caring for.

This will be a very nice social occasion with an opportunity to chat over a light lunch.




18 August 2018

Heritage Week

Georgian House & Garden|Luisne Centre for Well Being Kilcoole

Darraghville House,  Main Street,  Kilcoole;  12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Afternoon consisting of a Georgian house,  walled garden tour,  photo exhibition.

Entertainment and finger foods served by 18th century staff in costume.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Admission:  Adult, €5;  Family, €10.

Suitable for children under 12;  car parking available.

Details from 086 0517575;


18 August 2018

Heritage Week:  Stories from Freemasons in Ireland

Masonic Emerald Lodge No. 49, Masonic Hall,  Hillside Road;  8:00 p.m.


Local Freemasons will share their stories about joining.

And what they connect with and to Freemasonry.

They will speak about famous Irish and International Masons.


Freemasonry has a 300 year long tradition and even older roots.

Brethren from Emerald Lodge No. 49 once again open their meeting hall.

They will share their stores and connections with interested public members.


What is it that connects Mozart,  Burns,  Goethe,  Daniel O’Connell and local brethren ??

Come along to special evening.


Not suitable for children under 12.

Car parking available.

Details from 089 2482037,  webmaster@emeraldlodge




19, 23, 25 August 2018

Heritage Week:  Old Burial Ground Delgany


·         19 August      12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

·         23 August      11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

·         25 August      11:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


A guided tour of the old burial ground.

See the dome-shaped gravestones dating 1712-1800.

Including fine examples of Elizabethan lettering.

Look at the difference in the symbols on  the headstones !!


Admission free,  suitable for children under 12,  car parking available.

Partial wheelchair access.

Full details from Lailli de Buitlear,  2876094,



25 August 2018

Heritage Week:  Season Park Farm Allotments|Newtownmountkennedy

Season Park Farm Allotments,  Newtownmountkennedy;  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Come along for a wonderful afternoon,  emphasis on cultural diversity.

See the wonderful allotments and what the gardeners have been up to.

Learn about the Nectar Way Concept !!




25 August 2018

Delgany and District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

St. Patrick’s National School,  Church Road,  Greystones;  3:00 pm. to 5:00 p.m.


Wonderful local exhibition of summer flowers.

A show not to be missed !!

Tea/coffee and biscuits available.


Entries welcome in all classes.

Further details



25 August 2018

Whale Theatre|Greystones Film Club

Back to School with Harry Potter|The Philosopher’s Stone

Whale Theatre,  Theatre Lane,  Greystones,  8:00 p.m.


This event is currently SOLD OUT.

Please join the waiting list at 2010550 or


Event details from Paul Byrne

https://www.greystonesguide. ie/back-to-school-with-harry- potter/



26 August 2018

Heritage Week:  Ancient Woodland Walk

Ballyvolan Wood,  Newcastle,  Co. Wicklow


Walk through and description of local ancient woodland.

Local history and heritage.


Admission free,  suitable for children under 12,  partial wheelchair access.

Car parking available.


Details from 087 2381060,;


31 August 2018

Greystones Cancer Support|Bereaved Group Fiver Friday Lunch

The Castle Inn,  Newcastle @12.30 pm.


There is easy access and plenty of free parking.

Please join us if you are bereaved through cancer.



10 September 2018

Delgany Guild Irish Countrywomen’s Association Meeting

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


Delgany Guild ICA meets tonight and every second Monday of the month.

Lots of activities and ideas to keep you interested !!


Crafts:  jewellery to patchwork;  Drama;  Sports:  swimming to golf.

Outings are regular,  fun and cultural.

Demonstrations,  speakers and competitions are held throughout the year.


Delgany Guild ICA is not all about tea and buns !!

But it is always nice to end a meeting with them !!


Come along to a meeting and see for yourself.

You will be given a very warm welcome !!




18 September 2018

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

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


First Soup and Sandwiches of the season !!

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

Suggested donation of €5.00,  in aid of charity.


20 September 2018

Greystones Cancer Support|Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

La Touche Place;  10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

In aid of Wicklow Hospice Foundation


21/22 September 2018

5th Festival of History|30th La Touche Legacy Weekend

La Touche Legacy in association with Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society.

Greystones Golf Club,  Whitshed Road,  Greystones.


Please book early.

Bookings now being taken,  Kay Coughlan,  2876694.


Tickets are the same price as last year,  €50 to include all Lectures & Seminar Dinner.



Friday,  21 September 2018

16.00  Official Opening and Welcome

Mr. George Jones,  Chairman La Touche Legacy


Welcome by Cathaoirleach Greystones Municipal District.

Welcome by Cathaoirleach Wicklow County Council.

Dramatic & Musical Presentation from St. Kevin’s National School.


16.15  Irish Votes for Women

Rosemay Cullen Owens,  Author.


16.45  The Enemy Within – The Spanish Flu in County Wicklow 1918 to 1919.

Noel Campbell,  National Museum of Ireland


17.15  The Legacy of Irish Parliamentary Party in the Irish Free State.

Dr. Martin O’Donoghue,  NUI Galway.


18.00  Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society

Launch of the Society’s Ninth Journal.


Saturday,  22 September 2018

10.00  The Part Played by the Periodical Dublin Opinion           in

Providing a Safety Valve for Public Opinion in the new Irish State.

Felix Larkin,  Historian.


10.45  Coffee


11.00  The Era of Eamon deValera

David McCullagh,  RTE


11.45  Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture

The Life and Career of Averil Deverell

Greystones Resident and First Woman to Practice at the Bar in Ireland


12.30  Lunch


20.00  Seminar Dinner in Greystones Golf Club

Guest Speaker:  Deputy Simon Harris,  Minister for Health





26 September 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.


26 September 2018

Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening

Greystones Cancer Support Centre;  8:00 p.m.


This evening is for men who have had cancer or whose family or friends have had cancer.

This will be the last meeting before the summer break.


Allotment at Season Park Farm Allotments NTMK is going well.

The ground has been cleared and the shed is up !!

Fruit,  flowers,  veg,  herbs,  all growing nicely.


Fantastic work from GCS men !!

Green fingers all round !!


Details from 2871601,  Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport. com.


Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance,  encouragement and support to cancer patients,  their families and their friends.


Can we help you or someone you know ??




27 September 2018

Greystones Cancer Support Super Draw 2018 Launch

La Touche Place;  10:00 a.m.

Magnificent prizes on offer.




1 October 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 !!


3 November 2018

Greystones Cancer Support Super Draw 2018

Whale Theatre

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