Greystones notes week September 9th

Please forward notices to Kathleen Kelleher,  2875327/087 2845465,


Greystones Public Realm Plan|Public Consultation

Whale Theatre,  Thursday,  19 September,  5 pm to 9 pm.

Consultancy company The Paul Hogarth Company,  have been appointed to develop a plan.

Under direction from Wicklow County Council,  Greystones Municipal District.

Support from Greystones Tidy Towns and funding from LEADER.

The aim is to develop a plan for the most effective presentation,  management and enhancement of the town’s public realm.

Come along to the Whale Theatre to learn what is happening.

It’s your Town … Let your voice be heard !!

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the story:

Full details also on



Greystones Family Resource Centre

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course

This course is a structured training course and will run over 8 weeks.

It teaches mindful meditation and mindful movement to increase sense of well-being.

The course will run September to Novmber 2019.

Information morning will be held 11 September 2019.

GFRC, 28 Burnaby Court,  Greystones;  10 am to 11.30 am.

Details from 087 7514578 or


Volunteer Ireland Awards 2019|Nominations Now Open !!

Nominations are now open for the Volunteer Ireland Awards 2019.

You can nominate a friend,  family member, colleague or fellow volunteer.

Categories are:

Animals and Environment            Arts, Culture & Media

Children and Youth                    Campaigning and Awareness Raising

Community                              Health & Disability

Social Work & Social Inclusion     Safety & Emergency Services

Sport & Recreation                    Outstanding Group

Outstanding Volunteer Manager

Closing date is 4 October 2019.

You can make an online nomination and learn more details here:




Greystones Harbour Marina,  beside The Beach House.

Each 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 !!

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.

12 September 2019

Whale Theatre|NT Live:  Fleabag

8:30 p.m.  Doors 7.45 p.m.;  €17.50.

See the hilarious,  award-winning,  one woman show.

Fleabag inspired the BBC TV’s series.

Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of live.

Fleabag played to sold-out audiences in New York and London !!

This is your chance to see this “legitimately hilarious show” broadcast live to Whale Theatre.

Full details of this event from:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from:

14 September 2019

Whale Theatre|From Bach to Broadway

8:00 p.m.  Doors 7.00 p.m.;  €18.00/€15.00.

Join Classic Harmony and guests in an evening of wonderful music.

Classical to Jazz and Popular standards.

There is something for everyone.

The group recently represented Ireland at the World Championships of Performing Arts.

They travelled to Los Angeles and brought home numerous awards.

From Ashford,  Co. Wicklow,  the group promises a wonderful and entertaining evening.

Full details of this event from:

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide has the story:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from

15 September 2019

Whale Theatre|Bradley Theatre School September Classes

Whale Theatre Studios,  Theatre Lane.

Theatre Tots Class

Creative Drama

Musical Theatre Class

Speech and Drama

Teen Speech and Drama/Acting

Full details of this event from:

Details of all future Whale Theatre events from

15 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.

16 September 2019

Anam Cara Wicklow Monthly Meeting for Bereaved Parents

Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy;  7:20 p.m.

Monthly meeting of wonderful organisation that supports bereaved parents.

This meeting is only for parents who have lost children.

Anam Cara Wicklow offers a safe and comfortable setting.

Bereaved parents will have the opportunity to meet with other bereaved parents.

The evening is free and open to all bereaved parents.

Regardless of the age your child died,  the circumstances of their death.

Or whether their death was recent or not.

Kate Burke,  a founder member of Anam Cara,  will facilitate the meeting.

There will be a wide range of topics,  all related to the bereavement process.

Please let Anam Cara know if you are able to come along.

4045378,  085 2888888,

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.

19 September 2019

Greystones Cancer Support Hosts Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Greystones Cancer Support Centre,  La Touche Place;  10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Come along for a warm welcome and a cup of tea/coffee and home baking.

All in aid of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation !!




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 !!

20 September 2019

Culture Night|Whale Theatre

All events are free.

6.30 p.m.      The Landscape as Witness

                   Snapshots of Greystones

                   Slides and songs with Rosemary Raughter + Greystones Players.

                   With the enchanting voice of Jade Phoenix.

7.45 p.m.      Making Waves Youth Theatre:  Fourfront Games.

                   Launch of their exciting new Portable Escape Room.

8.45 p.m.      Wicklow’s young music talent.

                   Including Music Generation’s Elevation Project.

                   Followed by Nicolas Waite,  singer/songwriter.

20 September 2019

Culture Night|Greystones Library

Mill Road;  Greystones;  8:00 p.m.  Event is free.


Ruth Fitzmaurice,  author of I’ve Found My Tribe.

In conversation with Dr. Ciara Kelly,  broadcaster.

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 ??

6 October 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.

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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