Greystones notes week February 4th

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.


For parents and those working with families.

Details below.



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.



Six week course,  for six Wednesdays,  starting 6 February 2019.

Finishing on 20 March 2019,  no meeting on 20 February due to mid term break.

Springboard Family Support Project,  St. Columbanus NS, Loughlinstown.

10 am to 12.30 pm.

A practical and positive evidence-based course.

For parents who are preparing for,  going or gone through, separation or divorce.

Facilitated by Rachel and Caroline,  2814934, or


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

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

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.

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.


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.



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.


Week ending 27 January 2019.

Greystones North                               No reports.

Garda JP Connolly                        

           Greystones South                                Theft from shop.

                                                                        Garda Alan Thompson                                                                                                      

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Alarm panel interfered with.  Cash stolen.

                                                            Entry through front door.

                                                            Theft from vehicle in car park.  No damage to vehicle.

                                                            Damage to window in Killincarrig.

Garda Maria Curtis                       

            Kilcoole                                               Business premises: glass panel broken to gain entry.

            Garda Molly Corbett                     








  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.


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.

1 February 2019

Whale Theatre|Growing Old Disgracefully

This event is currently SOLD OUT !!

Please feel free to join the waiting list.

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

2 February 2019

Family Mindfulness Gathering

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  11:00 a.m.

Practice a little mindfulness as a family !!

Taught by a certified Youth Mindfulness & Kids Yoga Teacher.

No experience needed.

Suitable for children 3+.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Guided meditation,  breath awareness,  mindful activities and movements.

All sprinkled with a bit of fun !!

Booking required,  2873548,

2 February 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|Kila:  The Real Deal

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Kila need no introduction to those of us here in Greystones.

They have gone from strength to strength since their early second level school days.

Once again,  Greystones has the opportunity to hear this first class group.

Their new album,  Alive,  is based on their tours of festivals and venues in Ireland.

An evening not to be missed !!

Doors open 8 p.m.

Tickets €18/€22

Limited seating.  Booking online or Hot Spot during opening hours.

Or 087 2917519,  credit card.

Full details from

2 February 2019

Whale Theatre|Met Opera Live: Carmen

5:55 p.m. Doors open 5:15 p.m.  Tickets €25/€15.

Fabulous opera,  one of the Met Opera’s favourites.

One intermission.

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:

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.

3 February 2019

Give Us A Song:  In Aid of The Caroline Foundation

The Hot Spot Music Club,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

Session starts at 4:30 pm.

Come along,  sing us a song,  make a donation to The Caroline Foundation !!

A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Lots of fun in a comfortable setting.

No need to sing a song yourself,  just come along and support the afternoon !!

The Caroline Foundation honours the memory of Caroline Dwyer Hickey.

Caroline was a young,  local Greystones woman.

Foundation supports the work of Professor John Crown,  Cancer Clinical Research Trust.

3 February 2019

Whale Theatre|Greystones Film Club|Paddington 2

2:00 p.m. Doors open 1:30 p.m.  Tickets €10.

Paddington 2 holds the record for best reviewed movie of 2018.

Heartwarming and hilarious in its charming ability to be both silly and smart.

Something for adults as well as children.

A truly magical film,  Paddington 2 will make you feel all warm and cuddly.

No matter what age you are.

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

5 February 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019

Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy,  9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This event is for parents and those working with families and/or young people.

Sponsored by Co. Wicklow Children and Young People’s Services Committee.

In partnership with Comhairle na nOg,  Extern,  ISPCC,  Wicklow Child and Family Project.

And Tusla,  Child and Family Agency.

Event will consist of speakers and workshops on a variety of topics.

Dr. Irene Connolly with be the Keynote Speaker on the topic of Cyberbullying.

This is an important event.

Early booking is recommended as places are limited.

Booking at

Details from

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.

7 February 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|The Back Doors:  Back from Berlin

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

The all brother Doors “clone” band started in their teens in Kilcoo.e

The Meakin brothers have played all over Ireland.

Their lead singer now lives in Berlin,  so their gigs here are few and far beween.

But they are back on stage at The Hot Spot with their totally authentic sound.

This is a quality show.

The night will be as good as it gets.

Doors open 8 p.m.

Tickets €10.

Booking Hot Spot during opening hours.

Or 087 2917519,  credit card.

Full details from

8 February 2019

Whale Theatre|The Songs and Stories of Joni Mitchell

8:00 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.  Tickets €18/€16.

Shadows and Light,  three piece group,  return to the Whale Theatre.

They have a captivating show on the iconic singer-songwriter,  Joni Mitchell.

Maura Vambeck,  vocalist,  Dave Mulligan,  guitar,  and Paul Enright,  keyboard.

The show features songs from the huge Joni repertoire.

If you are a Joni fan,  you are in for a real treat.

If not,  you will be before the night is over !!

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

8 February 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|Billy Roche and The Red Guitar Tour

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Billy Roche,  award winning playwright,  author and musician,  is back on the road.

This time it is the Red Guitar Tour.

Celebrating the launch of the new album,  Dead Man’s Shoes.

Come along on the night and you can hear the story of this famous guitar.

Billy teams up with Mike Odlum and Pete McCamley for the album and the tour.

Doors open 8 p.m.  Show at 9 p.m.

Tickets €15/€12.  First 12 tickets are €12.

Booking Hot Spot during opening hours.

Or 087 2917519,  credit card.

Full details from

9 February 2019

Whale Theatre|Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself

8:00 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.  Tickets €15/€12.

Alison is Tatler Comedian of the Year and star/writer of RTE’s Nowhere Fast.

Alison is now on her second tour.

This is Alison’s hilarious follow up to her smash-hit tours and multi fringe award shows.

“A master class in stand up comedy.”

“A mind of genius.”

A great night to be had.

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

10 February 2019

Whale Theatre|Theatre Tot’s Class|10 Week Class on Sunday Mornings

10:50 a.m. Course,  €100.

Three terms in the year.  10% sibling discount applies.

Bradley Theatre School.

Hour long energetic and engaging class for ages 3 to 6.

Incorporating singing,  drama and dance.

Performance at the end of the term.

Drama games,  storytelling,  dress up,  puppetry,  communication and team work.

Dancing and singing.  Confidence building.

Drama encourages Creativity,  Enjoyment and Imagination.

Singing encourages Music Knowledge and Confidence.

Dance encourages Good Coordination,  Discipline and Fun !!

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

10 February 2019

Whale Theatre|A Taste of Baroque with the Degani Trio

4:00 p.m. Doors open 3:00 p.m.  Tickets €25/€20.

Previous sellout performance,  the Degani Trio returns to the Whale Theatre.

Unique opportunity to hear fresh and dynamic interpretations of Barque masterpieces.

Eamonn Sweeny on guitar and stylishly eloquent Ruby Ashley on oboe.

Rachel Quinn,  piano;  Alan Smale,  violin;  Annette Cleary,  cello.

World class performing musicians who are also devoted teachers.

They share their love and talent of music with children and adults of all ages.

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

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 !!

12 February 2019

Raising Bilingual Children in Ireland

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A talk with Dr. Francesca La Morgia.

Why do some bilingual children prefer one language over another ??

Is it true that bilingual children start speaking late ??

How can I help my child to develop two languages at the same time ??

How long will it take for my child to learn the school language ??

Is it too late to start speaking my mother tongue to my child ??

These and other questions will be addressed in this informative talk.

Talk is for parents who are raising bilingual or multilingual children.

Parents will learn about bilingual language development.

And about some of the most common strategies to support linguistic development.

Also more about cognitive,  social and educational benefits of bilungualism.

Booking required 2873548,

13 February 2019

Diabetes Ireland Community Based Education Course

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Diabetes Ireland offers community based education courses (CODE).

Course is for people diagnosed with Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.

CODE involves two hour daily session on just four days.

Small group of people where you will learn from one another.

Ask questions,  find motivation to change,  share tips,  experiences,  ideas.

Diabetes Professional will provide advice,  facts,  guidance,  motivation and support.

Course is free.

Booking is essential with Sheila,  8428118.

15 February 2019

Your Well-Being in Your Community

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  11:00 a.m.

Talk by Ali Rochford,  Social Prescribing and Well-being Coordinator.

Social Prescribing is about supporting the health and well-being of people.

Using community based activities and supports,  such as art, exercise,  gardening, reading.

Programme is for you if you feel that you need some support to mind your health and well being.

Or if you feel isolated,  stressed,  anxious or depressed.

Ali will talk to you about what activities interest you.

And the benefits of participating in them.

She will assist and support you in attending those activities.

Booking is required 2873548 or

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.

26 February 2019

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

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

27 February 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.

27 February 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.

27 February 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.

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