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Greystones notes week March 4th

1 March 2019

Welcome to the Greystones Weekly Calendar of Local Events 

 

Forthcoming Greystones events outlined below.

Please mark your diaries and calendars for those that interest you !!

Keep in touch with what is going on.

News & information items and updates on forthcoming events.

Straight to your Inbox each week.

Please forward notices to Kathleen Kelleher,  2875327/087 2845465,

kk@KathleenKelleher.com.

Please feel free to forward Calendar to family and friends or add to your Facebook page.

  1. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2019 WILL BE BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER !!

Have you or your group signed up for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019 yet ??

You don’t want to be left behind !!

Please contact 2876694 or GreystonesMD@wicklowcoco.ie.

Help make Parade 2019 the best one yet !!

Parade will start at 12 noon at the Greystones Park & Ride.

And progress up through the town,  finishing at the old cinema.

Reviewing stand will be at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland.

Awards will be made for the following categories.

  • Most Original Entry
  • Most Colourful Entry
  • Best Uniformed Organisation
  • Best Traditional Entry
  • Most Topical Entry
  • Most Entertaining Entry
  • Best Social/Culural Entry
  • Best Sports Entry
  • Best Commercial Entry
  • Best Musical Entry
  • Overall Parade Winner

Window Display Competition will also be held.

Aim of competition is to encourage local businesses and organisations.

Competition to decorate their windows for Ireland’s National Day.

Help make Greystones “en fete” !!

No application form is required for this competition.

All decorated premises will be inspected and judged by an independent panel of judges.

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

We don’t want to be left out here in our own home town !!

Please return parade applications to Greystones Municipal District.

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

CREATIVE WRITING CLASS BEGINS 21 MARCH IN GREYSTONES LIBRARY

Details below.

 

DAFFODIL DAY IS FRIDAY,  22 MARCH 2019

Daffodil Day items now on sale at Greystones Cancer Support.

Details below.

 

 

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   WEEKLY CRIME REPORT

Week ending 24 February 2019.

Greystones North                               Burglary to business premises.  Till stolen.

                                                            Theft:  side wooden gate taken.

Garda JP Connolly                                  john.p.connolly@garda.ie

           Greystones South                                Theft from shop.

            Garda Alan Thompson                            alan.m.thompson@garda.ie

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Theft from vehicle outside estate.

                                                            Theft from scenic wood car park.

                                                            One catalytic converter stolen.

                                                            Criminal damage:  trees pulled up and damaged.

                                                            Anti social behaviour:  trespassing on a property.

Garda Maria Curtis                                 maria.m.curtis@garda.ie

            Kilcoole                                               Theft from shop.

                                                                        Criminal damage:  vehicle damaged.

            Garda Molly Corbett                               molly.a.corbett@garda.ie

PLEASE TAKE SPECIAL EFFORT TO KEEP MOTORYCYLES AND BIKES LOCKED.

GREYSTONES GARDA CRIME PREVENTION OFFICER HAS TIPS.

 

 

  KILCOOLE COMMUNITY POLICING CLINIC

  SPECIAL REMINDER KILCOOLE CLINIC CONTINUES !!

 

  Kilcoole Policing Clinic takes place each Wednesday evening.

  Kilcoole Community Centre,  6 pm to 8 pm.

  Garda Corbett 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 Molly Corbett;  molly.a.corbett@garda.ie.

  Garda Alan Thompson;  alan.m.thompson@garda.ie.

 

 

 

 

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

Drugs.ie                                     8360911

Traffic Watch                              1890 205 805

Dog Warden                               0404 44873

Crime Victims Helpline                   1850 211 407

 

GREYSTONES ACTIVE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION

KILIAN HOUSE FAMILY CENTRE

www.greystonesara.com.

Outings + Meetings

Information,  Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

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

 

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

 

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

Bowls                     Kilian House             Tuesday        10:30 a.m.

                                                          Thursday         2:30 p.m.

Bingo                     Kilian House             Tuesday          2:30 p.m.

Keep Fit                  Kilian House             Monday           1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Art                         Kilian House             Monday           2:30 p.m.

Visit to Collins Barracks Museum                                  27 March 2019

Bus leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park @9.45 am.

Cost is €20,  to  include guided tour and bus.

Visit to the National Concert Hall                                  10 April 2019

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

The Sound of Musicals,  8 pm.

Bus leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park @6.30 pm.

Tickets are €45 to include bus and show.

1 March 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|John Spillane

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

John Spillane is a musician,  songwriter,  performer,  recording artist.

Storyteller,  poet,  dreamer … a canvass filled with colour and brilliance.

His music transports the listener and his live performace captivates the audience.

In a busy world full of upheaval,  a time-out with John Spillane will ease the load.

Come along and bask in his light !!

Doors open 8 pm.  Show 9 pm.

Tickets €14/€16.

Booking Hot Spot during opening hours.

Or 087 2917519,  credit card.

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

2 March 2019

Whale Theatre|Met Opera:  La Fille du Régiment

5:55 p.m. Doors open 5:15 p.m.  Tickets €25/€13.

This opera will be a feast of vocal fireworks on the Met stage.

Full bar,  Wicklow Farmhouse Cheeseboards,  fresh popcorn and confectionary available.

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

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873591195/events/128148426

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

3 March 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 March 2019

Whale Theatre

Creative Performance Academy|Neverland Adventures

2:00 p.m. Doors open 1:30 p.m.  Tickets €15/€10.

Join the members of the CPA !!

They will sing,  dance and act their way through fairy tales.

They will take you on an adventure through Neverland.

And end in an explosion of song and dance where they treat us to their Greatest Show !!

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

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873597946/events/128184705

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

5 March 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 !!

5 March 2019

Delgany and District Horticultural Society Spring Lecture

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

Memories of Gardening and Showing with Joan and Jim Gregg.

DDHS Members for over 40 years.

All welcome.

7 March 2019

Delgany Thursday Club|Visit to Dublin Castle

Coach leaves Christ Church Delgany at 1:30 p.m.

Please note departure time.

 

€25.00 per person,  to include coach,  castle tour,  scone with tea/coffee.

Bookings and details:  Noelene,  2876878,  Peter,  086 8307644,  John,  086 3566527.

7 March 2019

World Book Day|Once Upon a Time …

Greystones Library;  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Catherine Brophy,  writer and storyteller,  tells stories for adults and teens.

Stories that will bring back memories and make you laugh.

Some of her stories are traditional,  some true,  some funny and all are entertaining !!

Booking is required,  2873548,  greylib@wicklowcoco.ie.

8 March 2019

Whale Theatre

Women at The Whale:  Female Voices for International Women’s Day 2019

This event is currently SOLD OUT.

Please join the waiting list,  www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

9 March 2019

Whale Theatre|Temptress:  An Eerie Comedy

8:00 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.  Tickets €20/€18.

In a remote old house in Co. Wicklow,  two troubled men meet.

Middle aged Pete has come to rescue young Noel from his deadly obsession.

A deadly obsession with a Temptress.

But is Pete the rock of sense he claims to be ??

And does the Temptress really exist only in Noel’s troubled mind ??

This play was an audience and critical hit during its first run in 2015.

Darkly comic,  by international award-winning writer,  Philip St. John.

It is a startling and utterly compelling new take on the Irish ghost story.

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

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873597654/events/128183711

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

10 March 2019

Whale Theatre|Bolshoi Ballet:  The Sleeping Beauty

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

The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse.

It is her sixteenth birthday and she falls into a deep slumber of 10o years.

On the kiss of a price could break the spell.

This is a resplendent fairytale ballet performed by the Bolshoi.

Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies.

The Little Red Riding Hood,  Puss in Boots and a beautiful Princess Aurora.

This is classical ballet at its finest.

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

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

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873590042/events/128143624

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

11 March 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 March 2019

Coffee & Cake @YWCA Coolnagreina

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

Located just up from Greystones Harbour Marina.

Entrance opposite Harbour Barber.

Each second Tuesday of the month.

Wonderful home baking which you won’t be able to resist !!

Donations in aid of Youth Cafe.

Come along for warm welcome,  good friendship and all in aid of a good cause !!

21 March 2019

Creative Writing Class with Marion Reynolds

Class runs for six weeks.

Greystones Library;  6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Marion Reynolds is a novelist,  short story writer and freelance journalist.

She is an experienced mentor and facilitator of creative writing classes.

Suitable for beginners or improvers.

Small and supportive group to ensure individual attention.

Places are limited,  booking essential,  2873548,  greylib@wicklowcoco.ie.

22 March 2019

Wicklow Dementia Support

Family Carers Support Group

This group meets once a month.

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

Future dates will be 12 April and 24 May 2019.

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

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

Details and dates of meetings from 089 4286928.

18 March 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:  www.anamcara.ie.

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

All services are provided free of charge.

19 March 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.

22 March 2019

Daffodil Day Coffee Morning

Presbyterian Hall,  Trafalgar Road;  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Daffodil items and fresh daffodils on sale.

The famous Daffodil Day tea towels,  teddies,  shopping bags,  packs of cards.

Proceeds in aid of the Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Day Fund.

The fund helps researchers,  nurses and volunteers across Ireland.

26 March 2019

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

Council Chambers,  Mill Road,  Greystones;  7:30 p.m.

27 March 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 March 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 info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.

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

27 March 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 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 ??

6 April 2019

Delgany and District Horticultural Society Daffodil Show

Old Schoolhouse,  Delgany;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wonderful annual event,  lots of daffodil and flowers.

Not to be missed !!

All welcome.

12 April 2019

Wicklow Dementia Support

Family Carers Support Group

This group meets once a month.

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

Next date will be 24 May 2019.

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

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

Details and dates of meetings from 089 4286928.

24 May 2019

Wicklow Dementia Support

Family Carers Support Group

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 and dates of meetings from 089 4286928.

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