Greystones notes week January 20th

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.


Plans are now underway to make this year’s parade even bigger and better than ever.

Application forms and details have been sent to local groups and organisations.

If your group did not receive one,  please contact 2876694 or

Help make Parade 2019 the best one yet !!

A wide range of awards will be made in various categories.

The usual Best Window Display award will also be made.

All shops and commercial enterprises are encouraged to make Greystones “en fete”.

St. Patrick’s Day is Ireland’s National Day,  celebrated all around the world.

We don’t want to be left out !!

Please return parade applications to GMD by 22 February 2019.

Cost is Clubs/Organisations,  €20;  Commercial, €40.



Jacinta Barnewell,  health professional,  will lead GCS Stop Smoking Course.

Six week course begins continues on Friday mornings.

Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place;  10:30 am to 12 pm.

Now is the opportunity to Stop Smoking that you have been waiting for !!

Improve your health and save €€€ at the same time.

More than 2,500 Irish people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year.

Researchers have linked as many as 9 out of 10 lung cancer cases to smoking.

Lung cancer is now the main cause of cancer deaths among women.

It is never too late to Stop Smoking.

There is no charge for the course and it is open to the public.

Please let the smokers in your life know that help is available to stop smoking.

Details from 2871601 or




Wednesday,  30 January 2019.  Details below.



Last year,  Rachel Casey organised an outstanding collection of items.

Collection was for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children Crumlin.

The hospital and doctors were very good to Rachel when she was ill as a child.

She collected 2,000 donated items to bring fun into the lives of sick children.

She collected 500 donated items to families of sick children staying at Ronald McDonald House.

Now Rachel wants to continue to give something back.

Rachel is collecting unwanted gifts again this year.

She is asking the Greystones community to donated unwanted Christmas gifts.

Cosmetics,  stationery,  toys and clothes.

Please consider what you actually want or need from your Christmas items.

Please donate superfluous items which must be brand new due to infection control.

This is based on principles of recycling and the “circular economy”.

Something that is unwanted or not needed may make a big difference to someone else !!

Items may be left at Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place,  Greystones.

Rachel may be contacted on Facebook Crumlin’s Bundle of Fun or

Please help sick children and their families at a very special time in their lives.

Here are the links to Crumlin’s Bundle of Fun featured on RTE News,  Twitter and online.


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.



Shoreline Leisure Centre,  Mill Road;  every Wednesday;  12:30 pm.

Excellent programme:  flexibility,  strength,  confidence,  balance,  coordination, mobility.

Add life to years and years to life !!

Details from Siel Bleu,  2096889;

€5 per session,  led by Trainer Maggs.



In association with County Wicklow Partnership.

Awards will be considered for nominated young people who make their communities better.

Or who have shown great determination in their own lives.

Groups of two or more can also be considered.

Nominees should be between the ages of 13 and 21 years.

Details and applications from Garda Emma Skinner,

Closing date is 4 February 2019.






  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. 


  Details from:

  Garda Maria Curtis;

  Garda Alan Thompson;





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.


Activities have now resumed after Christmas break.


Aqua Aerobics          Shoreline Leisure      12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Bowls                     Kilian House             10:30 a.m.

Bingo                     Kilian House               2:30 p.m.

Keep Fit                  Kilian House               1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Art                         Kilian House               2:30 p.m.

Get Together Coffee Morning                                          25 January 2019

Kilian House Family Centre;  10:30 p.m.

18 January 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|Somebody’s Child

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Doors open 8:00 p.m.  Show starts 9:00 p.m.

Admission is free.  Donations welcome.  Suggested donation is €5.

Full details from,  087 2917519.

19 January 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|A Tribute to THE SHADOWS and CLIFF

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Tribute to the legendary guitar band,  The Shadows,  and their lead singer,  Cliff Richard.

Brian Whelan,  local Greystones music man,  will front The Cyclones.

Their documentary,  Night of the Cyclones,  was recently rebroadcast by RTE.

The programme will include the numerous hits of The Shadows.

Apache,  Kon Tiki,  not to mention Move It,  Travelling Light,  Living Doll,  Devil Woman.

This will transport you back to the heady days of the 60s and 70s.

Great group of musicians,  so bring your dancing shoes !!

Doors open 8:00 p.m.  Show starts 9:00 p.m.

Tickets €12 and €10.

Full details from,  087 2917519.

19 January 2019

Whale Theatre|An Evening with Hazel O’Connor

This event is SOLD OUT.

Please contact the theatre to be placed on the waiting list.

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

20 January 2019

Hot Spot Music Club:  Pat’s Harbourside Session

Upstairs @The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

Pat invites you  to come along,  sit beside the fireplace and listen.

Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to present day.

Country,  jazz ‘n blues and ragtime,  Irish traditional songs and ballads.

All genres of music in an acoustic format.

Audience is encouraged to sing a long,  but this is not an open mic session.

Or a singer songwriter session.

Hosts are Pat,  Billy,  Mick and Bert.

Each week,  invited guest musicians will join the session.

Doors open,  4:30 p.m.

Admission free.

20 January 2019

Whale Theatre|Bolshoi Ballet Live: La Bayadere

3:00 p.m. Doors open 2:30 p.m.  Tickets €20/€14.

Temple dancer,  Nikiya,  and warrior,  Solor,  fall deeply in love.

The Rajah and his daughter,  Gamzatti,  discover their forbidden love.

La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history.

A story of love,  death and vengeful judgement set in India.

Dazzling sets,  costumes and one of the most iconic scenes in ballet.

The “Kingdom of the Shades” illuminates the tragic tale of Nikiya and Solor.

And their ultimate redemption.

A must see !!

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

Check out full details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

21 January 2018

Anam Cara Wicklow Monthly Meeting for Bereaved Parents

Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy;  7:20 p.m.

Monthly meeting of wonderful organisation that supports bereaved parents.

This meeting is only for parents who have lost children.

Anam Cara Wicklow offers a safe and comfortable setting.

The evening is free and open to all bereaved parents.

Regardless of the age your child died,  the circumstances of their death.

Or whether their death was recent or not.

Full details with videos of parents can be found at:

Topics include:  A Dad’s Grief,  Sudden and Traumatic Death,  The Grieving Family.

All services are provided free of charge.

23 January 2019

Greystones Cancer Support Bereaved Group Meeting

Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place;  3.15 p.m.

This group is for those bereaved through cancer in the past few years.

Grieving is an ongoing process.  Sharing with others has proven to help.

Meetings are professionally facilitated by Liz Gleeson,  professional bereavement counsellor.

A warm welcome is always extended.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and

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

24 and 25 January 2019

Whale Theatre|Dirt Birds:Self Help Tour

This event is SOLD OUT.

Please contact the theatre to be placed on the waiting list.

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

27 January 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|The Remedy Club

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Remedy Club are a husband and wife American/Roots duo,  Ki McEvoy and Aileen Mythen.

They are an exciting and captivating couple.

Performances veer from intimate and soulful to full on hoedown model.

Don’t miss what is promised to be a fantastic evening of American & Roots music.

With a hint of Country and Blues !!

Conor O’Donnell,  special guest local musician,  will open the evening.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission free.  Suggested donation €5.

Full details from,  087 2917519.

27 January 2019

Whale Theatre

Celebration of Music:  Piano Class of Svetlana Rudenko

4:00 p.m. Doors open 3:30 p.m.  Tickets €15/€5.

Music enhances imagery and mental visualisation is a part of our consciousness.

Come along as a group of talented young people bring a celebration of music.

Beethoven,  Debussy,  Grieg,  Faure,  Shostakovich,  Bernstein,  Philip Martin and others.

Special Guests:  Ann Macken on flute;  Tim Doyle on violin.

Check out full details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

29 January 2019

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

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

30 January 2019

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.

30 January 2019

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.

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 ??


30 January 2019

Cuidiu North Wicklow|Joanna Fortune Parenting Talk

Fifteen Minute Parenting:  How to Connect with Your Kids

The Martello,  Bray Seafront;  8:00 p.m.

Joanna Fortune is a well known therapist and author.

Founder of the Solamh Parent Child Relationship Clinic.

She has an extensive background in parenting.

Speaking and writing:  author, journalist,  radio and television.

Joanna will speak for approximately 45 minutes.

Followed by discussion questions afterwards.

An informative and rewarding evening for parents.

Small charge of €7 per couple;  €5 for an individual.

31 January 2019

La Touche Wines|Wine Tasting

Greystones Ridge Angling Club,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

With Mr. Paul Savage of Classic Drinks.

Tasting North v. South American Wines.

€25 per person.

Details from 2873826 of

3 February 2019

Holy Rosary Parish|Social Hobby & Craft Afternoon

Kilian House Family Centre;  3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Learn new crafts and make new connections while also having a cuppa !!

Lots to see and learn while meeting with friends.

5 February 2019

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 !!

7 February 2019

Delgany Thursday Club|Talk About Benefits of Guide + Assistance Dogs

Old Schoolhouse,  Delgany;  2:30 p.m.

Talk will be given by Gillian Willis and Rev. Harry Lew.

Afternoon Tea will follow.

No entry charge.  Donations to Guide Dogs + Assistance Dogs most welcome.

Details from Noelene,  2876878,  Peter,  086 8307644,  John, 086 3566527.

10 February 2019

Invictus:  A Passion

Church of the Holy Redeemer,  Bray;  8:00 p.m.

Irish premiere of Howard Goodall’s new sacred oratorio.

This is an event of national and European significance !!

Bray and Wicklow Choral Societies.

Musical Director,  Frank Kelly.

ConTempo Quartet and Degani Ensemble,  led by Alan Smale.

Soloists:  Joan O’Malley and Ross Scanlon.

Tickets,  €15,  available from Eventbrite or at the door.

11 February 2019

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 !!

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 !!

15 February 2019

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.

19 February 2019

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.

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