Greystones notes week September 2nd

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 more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:

Greystones 2020 website:



Greystones Harbour Marina,  beside The Beach House.

Each Summer Sunday,  11 am to 5.30 am.

Yes,  there is still opportunity to visit this wonderful Market.

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.

Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Greystones.

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





Ireland Through the Turbulent 30s.  Details below.



St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  3.45 pm.

Cost is €60 for the six sessions.

10, 17, 24 September 2019.

8, 15, 22 October 2019.

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


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 !!

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

Whale Theatre|Greystones

The Beauty of the Violin|Emma Byrne

4:00 p.m.  Doors 3:30 p.m.;  €10.

Bray native,  Emma Byrne,  will hold her debut solo recital.

Wide variety of music,  including works by Rachmaninoff,  Tchaikovsky and Bach.

This will be an exciting programme of music.

Emma began playing at age 6 and has studied in Denmark.

She just completed her Leaving Certificate at Loreto Seconday School Bray.

Emma aims to pursue a career as a classical violinist.

This will be a unique concert and a wonderful way to spend the afternoon !!

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.

1 September 2019

Hot Spot Music Club:  Pat’s Fireside Folk Session

Upstairs @The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

Pat invites you  to come along,  sit beside the fireplace and listen.

Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to present day.

Country,  jazz ‘n blues and ragtime,  Irish traditional songs and ballads.

All genres of music in an acoustic format.

Audience is encouraged to sing a long,  but this is not an open mic session.

Or a singer songwriter session.

Hosts are Pat,  Billy,  Mick and Bert.

Each week,  invited guest musicians will join the session.

Doors open,  4:30 p.m.

Admission free.

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.

6 September 2019

Whale Theatre|Joxer Daly Esq|Starring Phelim Drew

8:00 p.m.  Doors 7.00 p.m.;  €20/€18.

Joxer Daly is Sean O’Casey’s playful scrounger from Juno and The Paycock.

He is an ordinary person trying to navigate the difficult waters of pre-Republican Dublin.

Brilliantly performed by Phelim Drew,  Joxer makes this a performance like no other.

Entertaining and funny,  it is a thought provoking gander at an Irish loveable chancer !!

Full details of this event from:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

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

7 September 2019

Whale Theatre|Greystones Film Club|Dinner and Screening

Screening of Amazing Grace with Aretha Franklin|Dinner Bear Paw Deli

7:00 p.m.  Doors 7.00 p.m.

€35 for dinner and screening;  €10 for screening.

This is a superb movie featuring one of the world’s greatest soul singers.

We see Aretha Franklin’s powerful performance.

In LA’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972.

If you have any love at all for Gospel and soul music,  then this is the movie for you.

Amazing Grace is the real thing.

Filmed over two nights,  you will see soul music at its source … in church.

With the Southern California Community Choir.

For a night to remember !!

The double live album of the performances became an instant classic.

But we had to wait for Sidney Pollack’s film documentary.

And here it is now,  right here in Greystones,  at the beautiful Whale Theatre.

Bear Paw Deli Southern Comfort Menu includes Mama Bear’s Braised Farrelly’s Beef Brisket,  Mac and Cheese,  Southern Style BBQ Beans,  Blackened Corn,  Mash and Slaw,  Bear Paw Hot Sauce and a House Salad.

Full details of this event from:

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

8 September 2019

Hot Spot Music Club|Greystones Jazz Jam

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Come along to listen or play !!

All jazz instrumentalists and singers welcome.

Great opportunity to play with other jazz musicians.

Or to just come along and watch.

Please arrive early to sign in and ensure you get a chance to play.

To take part,  you need to be able to play at least one tune.

And then improvise over it.

Jazz standards like those from the Real Book series,  iRealPro app.

Piano,  drum kit,  mics and amps are in the venue.

However,  musicians are advised to bring their own amps and music stands.

This is a regular jazz session to develop and bring the jazz community together.

Greystones,  Wicklow and beyond.

Details from Dara MacMahon,  086 8146926.

4:30 p.m.

Suggested donation,  €5.00

Full details from

8 September 2019

Whale Theatre|Dylan E. Crampton|One Hour Song Party

6:00 p.m.  Doors 5.00 p.m.;  €10.

Dylan is a 20 year old singer/songwriter from Greystones.

He spends his days working in the local pharmacy to earn money to release his music.

Dylan’s eclectic taste makes his sound very hard to pigeon hole.

His songs are lively and melodious and pack a punch.

They combine clever melodies and a strong affections for the craft of songwriting.

Dylan’s songs are sure to stand the test of time !!

Full details of this event from:

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events 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.

20 September 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.

Family Carers are also most welcome to come along for Musical Memories !!

21 September 2018

Des Fox Mosaic Workshop

Today and each third Saturday of the month until November.

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 on request.

Opportunity for all participants to make a small mosaic.

And express creativity in an informal studio setting.

Two colours might be all you use to start with.

You will be engaging with this beautiful ancient craft.

Details from Des Fox,  087 2503482.

Next workshops will be held on 19 October and 16 November.

Cost is €60 per adult,  €40 for under 18s.

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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