Greystones notes week August 12th

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.



Lots to do in our county this year with many Greystones events !!

Some Heritage Week local events below.

Paul Byrne from Greystones has loads more Heritage Week Info:



HOMELINK closed in March,  with a membership of 400 in Co. Wicklow.

ALONE is now happy to offer any help they can to older people who may need support.

If you are aware of any person who may need support,  please pass on ALONE’S details.

ALONE may be contacted at 01.6791032, or




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




Greystones Harbour Marina,  beside The Beach House.

Each Summer Sunday,  11 am to 5.30 am.

Wide variety of art and craft items available.

Photographs,  paintings,  special hand crafted gift items for children.

Handmade leatherwork,  jewellery.   Food trucks.

And,  of course,  the Boat Yard Gallery itself.

Now that GRAPE has gone,  you can come along for the same fine displays of work.

Great way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon in Greystones.

Wonderful opportunity to buy that special present for yourself,  relative or friend !!





Details below.  All welcome.

During the summer,  the Old Burial Ground gates will be open 10 am to 8 pm.



Ireland Through the Turbulent 30s.  Details below.




A conference exploring the life + faith of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

YWCA Coolnagreina,  Trafalgar Road,  Greystones;  9.30 am to 4.30 pm.

12 inspiring sessions;  6 passionate presenters.

Full details and booking from






Outings + Meetings

Information,  Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

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


GARA Classes have finished until September.

Aqua Aerobics continues throughout the summer.


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


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.

GARA holiday is now fully booked !!

12, 13 and 14 August 2019

Whale Theatre|Greystones Studios|Teen Acting for Camera

10:30 a.m.  Course is €89.

Workshop is facilitated by award winning Burning House Productions.

Amy Potter and Emmet Kelly will lead the course.

Students will learn about screen acting and how to perform in front of a camera.

They will learn how to create a character.

How to write and devise a piece to film on camera.

How to bread down and analyse a script.

They will learn how to work in teams and how to take professional direction.

More details for this special Whale Theatre event from:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

14 August 2019

Greystones Library|Drum Workshops

Greystones Library,  Mill Road.

5 to 8 years   2:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m.

9 to 12 years 3:00 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Booking essential,  2873548,

17 August 2019

Heritage Week 2019|Greystones Tidy Towns Heritage Day

St. Crispin’s Cell,  Lower Rathdown.

2.30 pm.

Traditional Irish Music on uilleann pipes.

Followed by repertoire of ballads and popular tunes with Canadh Le Cheile.

Canadh Le Cheile is popular local group led by Brian Whelan of The Cyclones.

3.15 pm

Exhibition of artefacts found during the archaeological dig at St. Crispin’s last November.

Archaeologist David McIlreavy will give an interpretation of the artefacts.

A Children’s Painting Competition will also be part of the day’s events.

17 to 24 August 2019

Heritage Week|Our Wicklow Women Exhibition

Greystones Library and Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Stories were invited of Wicklow women who have made a difference in our community.

All the tales are published on the online Community Heritage Archive.

Exhibition focuses on inspirational Wicklow women associated with Greystones and surrounds.

Stories of success,  struggle,  adventure or quiet diligence !!

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the People’s Representation Act of 1918.

(Women’s Suffrage).

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Details from Greystones Library,  2873548 or

20 August 2019

Heritage Week|Slide Show Talk on the Irish Famine by Charles Egan

Arklow Library,  7 Main Street,  Arklow;  7:00 p.m.

Our very own Greystones’ Charles Egan,  author,  historian,  lecturer, is giving a special talk.

Charles has been invited to give his slide show by Arklow Library for Heritage Week.

Anyone who has heard Charles speak knows that we are in for a real treat.

The Irish Famine is a topic that Charles knows well.

And his very interesting slide show will be full of history and detailed information.

With a pre-famine population of eight million people,  Ireland has never fully recovered.

The journey from Greystones to Arklow is very easy,  going south on the M11,  Exit 20.

It takes 35 minutes, with car parking opposite the library.

The evening will be well worth the travel and not to be missed !!

Admission is free,  but booking essential. or 0402 39977.

21 August 2019

Greystones Library|Marine Touch Pool

Greystones Library,  Mill Road.

Please register for one of the following time slots.

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Booking essential,  2873548,

18,  22 and 24 August 2019

Heritage Week|Delgany Burial Grounds

Lailí de Buitlear will be giving tours and talks.

Old Burial Ground,  Delgany.

All are welcome to come and enjoy the local heritage !!

  • 18 August      12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 22 August      11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • 24 August      11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

22 August 2019

Greystones Library|A History of the Royal Hibernian Academy|John Turpin

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This talk traces the development of the RHA from its foundation in 1821.

Original Lower Abbey Street premises were destroyed during the Easter Rebellion in 1916.

Present establishment is at 15 Ely Place.

John Turpin is former Professor of Art History and Director of the NCAD.

He is the author of the highly acclaimed History of the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts.

Admission is free.

Booking essential,  2873548,

19 to 25 August 2019

Altidore Castle Kilpedder Open for Visits During Heritage Week

Altidore Castle in Kilpedder will be open for visits during Heritage Week in August.

Available dates are 19 to 25 August 2019,  2 pm to 6 pm by appointment.

Please ring 087 7601369 for details and bookings.

Altidore Castle is a gem of a house,  an 18th century castellated home.

Now owned by descendants of Thomas Addis Emmet.

Thomas Emmet was the brother of Robert,  who gave his famous speech from the dock.

There is a an Emmet Museum with archive,  artefacts and college books of Robert Emmet.

The mature and informal garden may be viewed.

The estate is managed organically.

This wonderful is home is well worth visiting and is right on our doorstep !!

Don’t miss out on this special Heritage Week treat !!


22 August 2019

Greystones Archeological & Historical Society|Heritage Week Lecture

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

Lecture will be given by John Turpin.

John talk will focus on his recent highly-acclaimed history of the Royal Hibernian Academy.

Further details from:

23 August 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.

Musical Memories continues to meet weekly.

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

This group is for people with dementia.

24 August 2019

Heritage Week|Delgany Fairy Trail Launch

Blind Lane of Priory Road,  Delgany;  2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The trail takes in 250 metres of magical woodland.

It allows children to get close to lots of fairy actions.

Including seeing where they live.

And learning about what part of nature they look after !!

Visitors will be given a fairy trail activity leaflet.

And are invited to explore to their hearts content.

The Fairy Trail will be a permanent feature in Delgany.

Autism and Sensory Friendly Launch on Friday,  23 August,  6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The trail is on a gradual incline and is not suitable for wheelchairs.


25 August 2019

Greystones Sailing Club|Taste of Greystones Regattta

Greystones Sailing Club,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

24 August 2019

Heritage Week|Luisne|Centre for Well Being|Kilcoole

Guided tours of the Darraghville Georgian House and Walled Garden will be held.

12.30 pm to 5 pm;  €5 or €10.

The tours are part of Heritage Week 2019.

This is a wonderful opportunity to see the house and grounds and learn their history.

Full details of all the activities from

“Luisne,  the first blush of light before dawn breaks.”       John O’Donohue


30 August 2019

Whale Theatre|Greystones Film Club|Up

3:00 p.m.

Back to school treat.

Tenth anniversary screening of Pixar’s surrealist love story.

Free balloon and free popcorn or kid’s snackbox for everyone in the audience.

Special introduction by writer/director Pete Doctor.

Pete gives a shout-out to sunny Greystones.

All the way from even-sunnier Pixar HQ in San Francisco !!

Paul Byrne from Greystones has all the details.

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

31 August 2019

Delgany and District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

St. Patrick’s National School,  Greystones;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Wonderful annual event,  lots of roses and flowers.

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


DDHS was founded in 1870 !!

Details at and on Facebook.

All welcome !!


31 August 2019

Whale Theatre|Greystones

A Touch of Classical|Grace Foley and Wayne Woodman

8:00 p.m.  Doors 7:00 p.m.;  €20/€18.


Contralto Grace Foley and Tenor Wayne Woodman take you to the Classical Crossover genre.

Wide repertoire of wonderful songs.

Varied programme of music from Bizet to Lana Del Ray,  Ennio Morricone to Damien Rice.

Wonderful voices,  wonderful singing,  wonderful evening.


Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.


Full details of this event from:


Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:



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