Greystones notes week August 5th

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.



Enjoy your Bank Holiday Weekend !!



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.

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.





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


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.



Week ending 28 July 2019.

Greystones North                               Criminal damage to door.

Garda JP Connolly                        

           Greystones South                                No reports.

Garda Alan Thompson                  

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Bicycle stolen from home.

Garda Maria Curtis                       

            Kilcoole                                               Window broken in Knockroe.  Entry gained.

                                                                        Car keys stolen,  located later.

            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.



  Friday,  26 July 2019;  Wicklow Arms,  Cheers Building;  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



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 !!

7 August 2019

Greystones Library|Beginning Birdwatching

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

Join Declan Murphy,  author,  birdwatcher and speaker.

Declan will give a talk for all the family:  Beginning Birdwatching.

Booking essential,  2873548,

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.

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.

25 August 2019

Greystones Sailing Club|Taste of Greystones Regattta

Greystones Sailing Club,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

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 !!

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.

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 !!

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.

Youo 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.

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.

Wide range of interesting talks and lecture on a wide range of issues.

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

Details to follow.  Queries to 01 2875678.

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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