Greystones notes week December 3rd

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.



Greystones is twinned with Holyhead in Wales.

Our two towns share many activities.  And these include Santa Claus !!

Fully bearded live Santa will join us here in Greystones on Sunday,  2 December 2018.

Don’t miss him and his special house !!


HH Santa will proceed with his specially lighted house from Whale Theatre about 3.45 pm.

He will go up Church Road.

He will cross over the railway bridge at the church and go down Trafalgar Road.

HH Santa will rest at the GRAPE Christmas Market at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Special place will be saved for him at the wall in the front car park.

All are most welcome to come along and say hello.

There is no €€€ involved and no presents.

Just a wonderful opportunity to say hello to real life fully bearded Santa.

And wish him the best on his travels later this month.

Santa will stay at the Christmas Market until it closes about 5 pm.

If the children are very good,  he might be able to stay a big longer !!

Caution that Santa’s visit is weather dependent !!

Rudolph and his reindeer won’t be able to fly across the Irish Sea in a storm !!

Paul Byrne from Greystones has all the details.

                                  Santa's House






Michael Fisher from Greystones has been a tremendous volunteer for over 60 years.

His involvement in our community includes Wicklow Dementia Support.

District Commissioner of the East Coast Region for scouts.

RNLI,  Meals on Wheels,  great neighbour and helps at St. Patrick’s Church.

Please support Mike’s nomination for Hero Award … he needs your votes to win.

Spread the word to your family and friends and the groups you are involved with.

Ask them to click and vote.

Greystones,  we can do this !!  Let Mike be a good example to us all !!

Here are the links with all the information:

The awards themselves,  Mike’s achievements and how to vote.

Closing date is 3 December 2018.

Links are courtesy of Paul Byrne,  Greystones

And Charity Impact Awards Website.



Booking and details from 086 0517575;  office



Help put special meaning into Christmas this year with an Advent Wreath.

Special packs of Advent Wreath candles available at Brady’s Homecare Greystones.

Purples candles,  special pink candle and white candle for Christmas Day.

Children love lighting the candles week by week as Christmas approaches.

Special care must always be taken with lit candles.

Lighted candles must never be left unattended.

Bradys Homecare Advent Candles



Saturdays and Sundays in December.

1/2, 8/9, 15/16 and 22/23 December 2018;  11 am to 5.00 pm.

Lots of wonderful crafts,  great ideas for Christmas and special presents !!






Fabulous new book in the series started by Derek Paine in 1993.

New book is Book Number 8 and is by Derek Paine and Gary Paine.

The 296 page hard-back book,  featuring colour throughout,  is priced at €35 per book.

Now on sale Monday at Greystones Antiques,  beside Greystones Railway Station.

Don’t miss this wonderful new addition to the superb series of local Greystones history !!

A wonderful Christmas present from Greystones for that special person in your life.

Keeping the memories of old Greystones alive and well !!






Established in 1965,  Greystones Art Group is one Ireland’s longest running art groups.

Variety of events are held throughout the month.

Group meets each Monday to paint,  sketch, create and share inspiration.

There is outdoor sketching and painting,  monthly talks and demonstrations.

Annual Exhibition will take place in the Spring.

For the first time,  Greystones Art Group will hold exhibition at Signal Arts Centre in May.

Anyone who is interested is most welcome to come along any Monday morning !!

South Beach Pavilion,  Charlesland Golf and County Club;  10 am to 1 pm.

Details from Zoe Woodward,  086 3192379,




Beautiful photographs once again in the Wicklow Calendar.

This magnificent calendar is available at Greystones Cancer Support,  €10.

Also available at other Co. Wicklow outlets.

Perfect for yourself or for sending abroad to family and friends.

Calendar layout allows for diary entries to be made for each day.

See Co. Wicklow at its best in this year’s Wicklow Calendar !!

       Wicklow Calendar 2019 Launch Cropped       





Is your spoken French going rusty from lack of practise ??

Are you interested in setting up/joining a French conversational group ??

Level of French required: Intermediate.

No cost,  but numbers limited.

Come along to Greystones Library,  each Thursday morning @11 am !!

Details and full information from John,  2875981.







  Kilcoole Policing Clinic takes place each Wednesday evening.

  Kilcoole Community Centre,  6 pm to 8 pm.

  Garda Corbet and/or Garda Thompson will be in attendance.


  Drop in for crime prevention advice,  get a form stamped.

  And most other Garda station services. 




  Delgany Policing Clinic will take place on Friday,  30 November 2018.

  Old Cheers Building;  5 pm to 8 pm.


  Drop in for crime prevention advice,  get a form stamped.

  And most other Garda station services. 



Garda slot on East Coast FM every Wednesday or Thursday morning,  11:15 am approx.

A Garda talks about security and other pending issues of the week.

Be sure and tune in for all the latest policing updates !!

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

Garda Confidential Number            1800 666 111

Greystones Garda Station              666 5800

EPA Noise Pollution                      1890 20 20 21

Crimestoppers                                      1800 25 00 25                                     8360911

Traffic Watch                              1890 205 805

Dog Warden                               0404 44873

Crime Victims Helpline                   1850 211 407





Outings + Meetings

Information,  Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

Tuesdays,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Whist every Wednesday evening,  St. Kilian House Family Centre,  8 pm.

Aqua Aerobics|Shoreline Leisure Centre Continue

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

Christmas Shopping Trip                                                  5 December

Arboretum Leighlinbridge,  Co. Carlow

Bus will leave Holy Rosary Church Car Park @9.30 am.

Cost is €15.

Further details and information from Elsie,  087 7468426.

Christmas Lunch Parkview Hotel NTMK                                  13 December

Time is 2 pm.  Tickets are €25.

Enjoy a four course lunch,  music and dancing with Liam Garrett.

Monster raffle for fantastic prizes !!


30 November 2018

Whale Theatre|The Ultimate Adele Experience

8:00 p.m.;  Doors open 7:00 p.m.;  Tickets,  €20.

Back by popular demand !!

Experience the sound and look of Adele.

The Ultimate Adele Experience is a live band,  playing full repertoire of songs.

Hits include Rolling in the Deep,  Hello,  Water Under the Bridge,  Someone Like You.

Vocalist Katherine Headon is an uncanny look-a-like and sound-a-like of star Adele.

Along with her six-piece band.

Locals will recognise the talented Emily McGuinness from Greystones on backing vocals.

Full bar,  Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards,  Fresh Popcorn and Confectionary available.

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

4 December 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 !!

6 to 9 December 2018

Whale Theatre

Greystones Players|Juno and the Paycock

8:00 p.m.;  Doors open 7:00 p.m.;  Tickets, €20.

Sunday,  4:00 p.m.  Doors open 3:00 p.m.  Tickets,  €16.

Thursday and Saturday are SOLD OUT.

Please join the waiting list.

Set in a working class tenement of Dublin in 1922,  during the Civil War.

Juno and the Paycock is one of Sean O’Casey’s finest plays.

And a masterpiece of Irish drama.

The story takes place during one of the most turbulent periods in Irish history.

The play is filled with O’Casey’s trademark humour and peopled with a host of characters.

Razor-sharp and hardworking Juno Boyle.

Her work-shy husband “Captain” Jack Boyle.

And his soak and manipulator friend,  Joxer Daly.

We share the Boyle family’s trials and tribulations,  laughter and tears.

As well as the inevitable consequences when personal meets political in civil war.

Full details about this special Whale Theatre event from:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

6 December 2018

Delgany Thursday Club Christmas Lunch

Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy;  12:30 p.m.

Cost is €25 per person.

Booking and details from Noelene, 2876878;  Peter,  086 8307644,  or John,  086 3566527.

7 December 2018

Hot Spot Music Club|Pierce Turner

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

“Pierce Turner is a storyteller,  soul man,  poet,  heartbreaker.

With the voice of a choirboy on rocket fuel.

His songs sound like nobody else’s.

A true and beautiful and utterly unique artist.”

Joseph O’Connor.

Doors open 8:00 p.m.

Tickets €10/€12.

Full details from,  087 2917519.

10 December 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 !!

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

Lots of activities and ideas to keep you interested !!

Wide range of demonstrations and speakers are actively pursued.

Also various crafts,  sport,  drama and theatre outings are among the interests.

Plus forging good friendships.

Come along and see what is on offer.  You will be most welcome.

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

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

11 December 2018

YWCA Coolnagreina Coffee Morning

Coolnagreina,  Trafalgar Road;  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Today and each second Tuesday of the month.

Come along for a wonderful morning of good friendship.

Tea/coffee and home baking.

Why not arrange to meet a friend at Coolnagreina for coffee ??

You will have a great morning and support a good cause.

11 December 2018

Greystones Art Group|Basket Weaving Demonstration with Aoife Patterson

Coolnagreina YWCA,  Trafalgar Road,  just up from Greystones Harbour Marina.

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Aoife Patterson creates a range of beautiful,  handmade Irish Baskets.

She also produces magnificent bespoke art pieces.

And installations on commission.

Aoife instructs at Wicklow Willow Courses.

Admission is free for Members;  Non Members, €5.00.

Details from Zoe Woodward,  086 3192379,


14 December 2018

Memory Lane Music Group Meets Each Friday Morning

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road;  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tea/coffee and biscuits.

Memory Lane Music Group is a weekly group.

This 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.

Details from Fiona Lang,  086 8455256,  and/or Michael Fisher,  087 9833931.

Please note this is the last Memory Lane before the Christmas break !!

Memory Lane returns on Friday,  11 January 2019.

18 December 2018

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

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

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

Suggested donation of €5.00,  in aid of charity.

21 December 2018

Wicklow Dementia Support

Family Carers Support Group

Today and each third Friday of the month.  This group meets once a month.

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Group meeting is for those caring for someone at home with dementia.

Opportunity to meet for sharing in a confidential and facilitated setting.

Details from 089 4286928.



Next WDS  Family Carers Support Group will be Friday,  18 January 2019.

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