Greystones notes week August 19th

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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:



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 !!

Continues 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

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.

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,

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,

22 August 2019

Zero Waste Living|An Evening Talk with Timi

The Happy Pear;  7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tips and guidance on living a Simple No Waste Life.

An amazing evening with lots for all to learn.

Tickets are limited,  booking now with Event Brite.

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:

1 September 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 September 2019

Delgany Thursday Club Outing to Dalkey Castle

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

Please note start time !!

Cost is €25,  to include coach,  guided tour,  scone with tea/coffee at the Queens Bar.

Booking and details from Peter,  086 8307644,  or John,  086 3566527.

7 September 2019

Éire Óg Greystones|Outdoor Movie Night and Camping

The Lego2 Movie|The Second Part

Éire Óg Greystones Grounds,  Mill Road.

Family Activities from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Camping from 6:00 p.m.

Movie at 7:30 p.m.

Food stalls

Admission is €30 per tent;  €7 for movie only.

Tickets from

9 September 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 in the guild.

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 !!

10 September 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 !!

13 and 14 September 2019

31st La Touche Legacy Weekend:  Ireland Through the Turbulent 30s

Held in conjunction with Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society.

Greystones Golf Club.

Friday,  13 September 2019


Official Opening and Welcome by Mr. George Jones,  Chairman La Touche Legacy.

Welcome by Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District and Wicklow County Council.


Mr. John Dorney,  Historian

Franco’s Irish Volunteers



Dr. Martin Mansergh,  Historian and Former Government Minister.

The 30s and DeValera


Dr.Claire McGing,  NUI Maynooth

Widows and Daughters in Dáil Éireann


Saturday,  14 September 2019


Professor Fearghall McGarry,  Queen’s University Belfast.

Ireland’s View of Fascism & Communism




Dr. David McCullagh RTE

DeValera Rule 1932 to 1975


Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture

Dr. Margaret Ward

Hanna Sheehy Skeffington



Seminar Dinner in Greystones Golf Club

Guest Speaker:  HE Michael Collins,  recently retired Ambassador to Germany

A weekend not to be missed and an important annual event on the Greystones calendar !!

Tickets are excellent value at €50 for Lectures and Seminar Dinner;  €30 for Lectures.

Queries to 01 2875678.

17 September 2019

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Come along for wonderful home made soup,  sandwiches and cakes.

You won’t be disappointed !!

Donations to charities.

24 September, 2019

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

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

25 September 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.

25 September 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 ??

30 October 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 November 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.

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