Greystones notes week April 8th

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.


Details below.



La Touche Wines Spanish Wine Tasting on 11 April 2019.

Details below.

Lots of offers all week. Finale of the week is a surprise raffle !!




The District Councillors,  in conjunction with the Wicklow Times,  wish to honour persons.

Is there someone you know who deserves recognition for their achievements ??

And for their contribution to our community ??

Why not nominate them for an award ??

Awards will be made in the following categories:

       Sports Person of the Year

       Civic Person of the Year

       Special Person of the Year

       Cultural Person of the Year

       Commercial Person of the Year

       Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Awards will be presented on Thursday,  9 May 2019,  at a special function.

The function will be held in Greystones Golf Club.

Full details and nomination forms from Greystones Municipal District,  2876694.


First sale of the season is this Sunday,  7 April 2019.

St. David’s Secondary School,  Seafront;  9 am to 3 pm.

Gate opens at 7.30 am for sellers.  Gates will be locked at 3.30 pm.

Cars,  €15;  Vans/Cars with trailers,  €25.

Payable on entry.  Details and sellers rules from

Subsequent Car Boot Sale will be held on Sunday,  28 April, 2019.




The Gig Rig big stage will be there.  Performances going on all day !!

Would you or your group like to perform ??

Just let Tidy Towns know by contacting

Fabulous new website has been launched !!

Have a look and see what Greystones has to offer.


Work has begun to have a safe and comfortable space in our community for young people.

You can help to continue the work by supporting local events coming up.

Monthly Coffee Mornings at Coolnagreina:  next Coffee Morning on 9 April 2019.

Wicklow Sings Choral Festival in Temple Carrig School on 6 April 2019.

Why not be a sponsor for the festival ??  Festival Brochure or Raffle Prize.

SAX Pistols Concert coming soon.

Funds are still needed for kitchen fitout and furniture.

Please help by donating via website or call to Coolnagreina.

Members also needed for Steering Committee to help guide the project.

All help and donations are most welcome. or



St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  2.45 pm.

Cost is €60.

Are you over 50 and interested in health and well being ??

It is believed this programme can improve your strength and balance.

Helping to reduce pain from arthritis.

Relax and enjoy the slow, smooth, continuous movements of Sun style Tai Chi.

Strengthen your energy through Qi Gong,  which is believed to promote relaxation + healing.

Experience the integration of mind and body.

Details from Barbara Mullan,  Certified Instructor.

087 2059480 or


Week ending 24 March 2019.

Greystones North                               No reports.

Garda JP Connolly                        

           Greystones South                                Theft from vehicle.  Coins stolen.

                                                                        Golf club stolen from bag while playing round golf.

                                                                        Criminal damage:  seat of moped  ripped.

Garda Alan Thompson                  

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     No reports.

Garda Maria Curtis                       

            Kilcoole                                               Burglary:  one arrest for shop burglary.

            Garda Molly Corbett                     





  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;

  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 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 the National Concert Hall                                  10 April 2019

Rathmines & Rathgar Musical Society

The Sounds of the Musicals,  8 pm.

Bus leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park @6.30 pm.

Tickets are €45 to include bus and show.

Monthly Coffee Morning                                                   26 April 2019

Kilian House Family Centre;  10.30 am.


Trip to Altamont Gardens and Rathwood                     8 May 2019


Trip to Bloom in the Phoenix Park                                 30 May 2019


Autumn Holiday to Celtic Ross Hotel                            22 September 2019

Rosscarbery,  Co. Cork                                                    

Bed,  breakfast,  evening meals,  trips.

Four nights,  five days.

Entertainment on 2 nights.

Cost is €315 per person sharing.

Single supplement €15 per night.

Booking deposit is €15,  bookings now being taken.

5 to 7 April 2019

Greystones Art Group| 54th Annual Exhibition

Charlesland Golf Club;  11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Closes Sunday @5:00 p.m.

Artworks span generations,  mediums and disciplines,  group exhibition.

Live painting demonstration by Joyce Odlum on Saturday afternoon @3:00 p.m.

Raffle in aid of The Gavin Glynn Foundation.

Greystones Art Group was established in 1965.

It is one of Ireland’s longest running art groups.

Aim is to encourage amateur artists.

Exhibition is one of Greystones’ most popular annual events and not to be missed !!

Details from

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.

Floral art exhibition and classes for a variety of other plants.

Teas are served during the show.  Plants also for sale.

New Members and Exhibitors are very welcome.

All exhibits must be staged before 11.30 am on the day of the show.

Entries must be advised to the Show Secretary in advance.

Please email

Details at and on Facebook.

All welcome !!

6 April 2019

Fourth Annual Wicklow Sings Choral Festival

Temple Carrig School;  7:00 p.m.

Fabulous festival will see over 14 choirs from all over County Wicklow.

Wide range of music and singing will be on offer !!

Free afternoon singing workshops open to everyone !!

Workshops will be led by Katherine Zeserson,  internationally renowned musician.

Katherine is also a vocal coach and facilitator.

No experience required,  pre-registration is required.

Choral Festival is in aid of Youth Cafe at Coolnagreina YWCA.

Bookings for Gala Concert and Workshops are available at:

Temple Carrig School,  Greystones Business Bureau and

Details from Dara MacMahon,  086 8146926.

7 April 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 April 2019

Whale Theatre|Return of Spring

2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Tickets, €10.00.

Every year,  in Whistleberry Forest,  creatures of the forest look forward to Spring.

This year,  things are different !!

Springtime has arrived much earlier than usual.

All the hibernating animals,  except for Huggy the hedgehog,  are still fast asleep.

Huggy must go on an adventurous musical quest in search of Spring.

He must convince his friends that it is time to wake up !!

Suitable for children 3 to 6 years and their families.

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

8 April 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 !!

9 April 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 !!

9 April 2019

Greystones Library Spring/Summer Talks

Whittled Away:  Ireland’s Vanishing Nature

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Padraic Fogarty is an author,  ecologist and campaign officer with Irish Wildlife Trust.

He will discuss his book,  “Whittled Away:  Ireland’s Vanishing Nature”.

Booking required,  2873548,

10, 11 and 12 April 2019

Whale Theatre

Ceóldrama Choláiste Ráithín Transition Year Show

7:00 p.m. Doors open 6:15 p.m.  Tickets, €10.00.

This year’s rocking musical drama !!

Performed by Ceóldrama Choláiste Ráithín Transition Year Students.

A fantastic spectacle of rock music,  dance and drama.

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

11 April 2019

La Touche Wines|A Classic Spanish Wine Tasting

Greystones Ridge Angling Club;  7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

With Mr. Paul Savage of Classic Wines.

Bookings and details from 2873826 or

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.

12 April 2019

East Coast FM County Wide Coffee Morning

In aid of Greystones Cancer Support

The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina,  10:00 am. to 12:00 p.m.

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

Can we help you or someone you know ??

13 and 14 April 2019

Delgany Tidy Towns Spring Clean

Opportunity over two days to help keep Delgany tidy.

Save the dates !!  Bags and litter pickers provided.

Bring gardening tools such as gloves,  brushes,  spades and trowels.

Three works sessions.  Meet at Wicklow Arms.

End of work BBQ at Horse & Hound.

Full details from

13 April 2019

Whale Theatre

An Evening with Aoife O’Connell and Ross Scanlon

8:00 p.m. Doors open 7:00 p.m.  Tickets, €18.00/€16.00.

Join Wicklow’s best loved singers,  Aoirfe O’Connell and Ross Scanlon.

An evening Featuring,  Mozart,  Puccini,  Gershwin,  Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Guaranteed to be an evening to remember.

Ross and Aoife have sung in some of the UK and Europe’s finest venues.

They are delighted to be back home to join forces and sing at the Whale Theatre !!

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the story !!

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

12 April 2019

Hot Spot Music Club

Culchie Warriors with Joe Rooney & Pat McDonnell


Joe and Patrick present a hilarious new show of sketches,  song and stand up.

They offer unique and fresh insights into the big issues facing the modern world !!

Doors open 8 pm.  Show,  9 pm.

Tickets €12/€15.

Booking Hot Spot during opening hours.

Or 087 2917519,  credit card.

Full details from

14 April 2019

Whale Theatre|Bolshoi Ballet:  The Golden Age

4:00 p.m. Doors open 3:30 p.m.  Tickets, €20.00/€14.00.

In the 1920s,  The Golden Age cabaret is a favourite nightly haunt.

Young fisherman,  Boris,  falls in love with Rita.

He follows her to the cabaret and realises she is beautiful dancer, Mademoiselle Margot.

But she is also the love interest of the local gangster,  Yashka !!

Jazzy score by Shostakovich,  music hall atmosphere and beautiful tangos.

Golden Age is a refreshing and colourful dive into the Roaring 20s.

An historic ballet that can only be seen with the Bolshoi !!

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

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

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

16 April 2019

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

There will be no Soup & Sandwiches this month in St. Patrick’s Parish Centre.

Soup & Sandwiches will be back again on 21 May 2019 !!

20 April 2018

Des Fox Mosaic Workshop

Today and each third Saturday of the month.

Held in Greystones in Des Fox studio.

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Other times by appointment.

Opportunity for all participants to make a small mosaic in a creative environment.

A studio experience might be just the tactile treatment your hands and mind need at this point.

While two colours might be all you use to start with something simple.

While engaging with this beautiful ancient craft.

Details from Des Fox,  087 2503482.

Next workshops,  18 May and 15 June 2019.

23 April 2019

Greystones Library Spring/Summer Talks

Bees & Beekeeping

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mary Montaut will give an introductory talk for those interested in starting beekeeping.

Talk is also for those who are generally interested in nature,  wildlife and gardening.

Mary is a Member of the Federation of Irish Beekeeping Association.

Booking required,  2873548,

24 April 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 April 2019

Greystones Library Spring/Summer Talks

Birdsong and How to Identify It !!

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Declan Murphy is a highly experienced birdwatcher,  speaker and author.

He has appeared on RTE’s Mooney Goes Wild and Joe Duffy’s Liveline.

Booking required,  2873548,

30 April 2019

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

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

5 May 2019

Greystones Cancer Support GCS Walk

Walk along our seafront and through our town for Greystones Cancer Support !!

Save the date,  details to follow !!

7 May 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 !!

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.

29 May 2019

Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening

La Touche Place;  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 ??


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