Greystones local notes week February 10th

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.

Keep up to date with what is going on !!

Lots more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:


Special reminder about General Election 2020.

Don’t forget to vote !!  Polling Stations open 7 am to 10 pm.

Proportional Representation Single Transferable Vote.

Vote in order of your candidate preference.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020|Time to Apply for Entry Now !!

Yes !!  It is that time of year, once again,  to get ready for our St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

With your help,  Greystones Parade 2020 will be bigger and better than previous years.

As usual,  Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade will start at Park & Ride @12 noon.

Groups gather and assemble at 11.30 a.m.

Proceed up through the town,  along Church Road,  finishing at Victoria Road.

Reviewing Stand will be at St. Patrick’s Church of Ireland,  Church Road.

Plaques will be awarded in the following categories:

Most Original Entry             Most Colourful Entry           Best Uniformed Organisation

Best Traditional Entry           Most Topical Entry             Most Entertaining Entry

Best Social/Cultural Entry     Best Sports Entry               Best Commercial Entry

Best Musical Entry              Overall Parade Winner

Clubs/Organisations Entry,  €20.  Commercial Entry,  €40.

Please make cheques payable to Wicklow County Council.

Application forms from Greystones Municipal District,  Mill Road,  Greystones.

Applications to be returned by Friday,  21 February 2020.

Details from Kay Coughlan,  GMD;  2876694, 2878448.;

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the story.

Photo courtesy John McGowan.

Greystones Cancer Support Stop Smoking and Vaping Course

Greystones Cancer Support Centre,  La Touche Place;  7 pm to 9 pm.

Course begins on Tuesday,  18 February 2020 for six Tuesdays.

·         Now is the time to Stop Smoking and Vaping !!

·         Professional Facilitator will lead course.

·         Improve your health and save €€€ !!

·         Protect your loved ones.

·         You can do it !!

·         All welcome !!

Booking and details from 2871601 or

Free Sustainable Community Gardening Course

Sponsored by Wicklow County Council.

With the kind support of Laragh Community Gardens.

Course has featured on RTE Nationwide.

It will run over five weeks:  24 February,  2, 9, 16 and 23 March 2020.

10 am to 12 pm.

During the Course you can learn to:

·         Live more sustainably

·         Plant and manage your gardens for wildlife.

·         Propagate your own plants and save money !!

·         Meet like-minded people.

·         Time will be split between walks and talks.

·         Classroom discussions and practical discussions.

·         Focus will include improving community areas for biodiversity.

·         Alternatives to spraying.  Planting for bees.

·         Benefits of trees.  Wildflower gardens.

·         Urban food production.  Hedgerows and much more.

Queries and bookings for free place from

Please include Laragh in the subject line,  your full name and which slot you will attend.


Week ending 2 February 2020

Greystones North                               No reports.

Garda JP Connolly                        

           Greystones South                                Phone stolen on bus.

Garda Alan Thompson                  

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland     Damage caused to telecoms cabinet Kindlestown Wood.

Garda Maria Curtis                       

            Kilcoole                                               No reports.

            Garda Molly Corbett                     

Please continue to report every suspicious person/s to Greystones Gardaí,  6665800.

Two burglaries in Delgany this week.  Please be vigilant.

There is an increase of phone calls from phone numbers with 051 prefix.

Or beginning with 00051.

Automated recording saying that there has been a breach with your banking details.

Please remember,  no company will ring looking for your banking details.

Do not ring this number back as excessive charges may occur.                 



  Kilcoole Policing Clinic takes place each Monday evening.

  Please note change of day from Wednesday to Monday.

  Kilcoole Community Centre,  6 pm to 8 pm.

  Garda Corbett and/or Garda Thompson will be in attendance.

  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



Outings + Meetings

Information,  Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

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

Shopping Outing Pavilions Shopping Centre             12 February 2020

Bus leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park at 10:00 a.m.

Cost is €25.

Trip to Dáil Eireann with Lunch in Dáil Restaurant  25 February 2020

Bus leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park at 11:30 a.m.

Cost is €30.

Monthly Get Together Coffee Morning                         28 February 2020

Kilian House Family Centre;  10.30 a.m.

Gaiety Theatre Outing|The Mousetrap                                    1 April 2020

Bus leaves Holy Rosary Church Car Park at 1:00 p.m.

Ticket and bus transport,  €48.

Tea Dance                                                                             4 April 2020

Parkview Hotel,  Newtownmountkennedy.

2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost is €7.50.

Holiday Abroad to Austrian Tyrol                                              September 2020

Five nights,  six days.

€995 per person sharing;  €30 per night single supplement.

Non-refundable deposit of €200 payable no later than 18 February 2020.

8 February 2020

Hot Spot Music Club

Rob Strong Band|Legendary Rob Strong Celebrates 55 Years on the Road !!

Upstairs @The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

He may be 72 years old this year,  but Rob Stong is still going strong !!

Derry native with the sensational blues/soul voice is celebrating 55 years on the road.

Not many Irish artists can claim to have continuously played for six decades !!

His son,  Andrew Strong,  became world famous,  starring in The Commitments.

Rob toured Ireland’s finest theatres last year with Don Baker,  to huge acclaim.

Now you can hear that same distinctive voice at The Hot Spot Music Club !!

Doors open 8:00 p.m.  Show starts 9:00 p.m.

Tickets €14/€16.

8 February 2020

Whale Theatre

The Story of Swing|Luke Thomas and the Swing Cats

8:00 p.m.  Doors,  7:00 p.m.

Tickets €25/€22.

Award winning vocalist,  Luke Thomas,  and his Swing Cats return to the Whale Theatre.

Stripped back and intimate performance of their hit show,  The Story of Swing.

Musical timeline of swing classics from 1920s to modern day.

Louis Armstrong,  Fred Astaire,  Bobby Darrin,  The Rat Pack,  Nat King Cole and more.

Never before has a show captured the full evolution of swing music.

Don’t miss this theatrical and energetic show !!

Performed by one of the most in-demand bands in the country.

An absolute must for all swing music fans.

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the story.

Booking and details of all future Whale Theatre events from

You can also be a friend on Facebook and receive up to date event information.

9 February 2020

Hot Spot Music Club:  Folk Session

Upstairs @The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

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.

Hosts are Pat and Bert.

Each week,  guest musicians will join the session.

Come along and listen,  play a tune or sing a song !!

Doors open,  4:30 p.m.

Admission free.

10 February 2020

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 !!

Come along and help celebrate the 80th Birthday of Delgany Guild ICA !!

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 !!


11 February 2020

Coffee & Cake @YWCA Coolnagreina

YWCA Coolnagreina,  Trafalgar Road;  10:30 a.m. to 12:00 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 February 2020

La Touche Wines|Valentine’s Eve Exclusive Italian Wine Tasting

Greystones Ridge Angling Club,  Greystones Harbour Marina;  7:45 p.m.

Guest Host will be Paul Savage.

Great evening in store.

Tickets are €30 per person.

Limited places,  please book early !! or 2873826.                                

14 February 2020

Valentine’s Day|Happy Valentine’s Day to All !!

14 February 2020

Whale Theatre|Greystones Film Club

Goodfellas|Dinner and Dining

Dinner at Bear Paw Deli,  7:00 p.m.  Screening at Whale Theatre;  8:30 p.m.

Dinner and Screening,  €30.  Screening,  €10.

Here’s the cunning Greystones Film Club plan.

Whale Theatre and Bear Paw Delicatessen team up for another big night out.

Deli buffet supper of Short Rib Beef & Rich Tomato Ragu Spaghetti/

Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffle Oil,  Caesar and Caprese salads.

All the fresh bread with red pesto olives that you can gobble down.

At 8.30 p.m.,  stroll downstairs to the Whale Theatre for best Martin Scorsese move EVER.

Greystones Film Club screenings come with free freshly-popped popcorn.

Full bar and waiter service.

What more could you ask for ??

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the story.

Booking and details of all future Whale Theatre events from

You can also be a friend on Facebook and receive up to date event information.

15 February 2020

Whale Theatre|Two Divas and a Piano

8:00 p.m.  Doors,  7:00 p.m.

Tickets €18.

A wry look at love and loss with songs by such composers as Irving Berlin.

Jacques Brel,  Leonard Cohen,  Duke Ellington,  Melody Gardot,  Mick Jagger.

Lieber and Stoller,  Joni Mitchell,  Van Morrison,  Paul Simon,  Stephen Sondheim.

Tom Waits and many others.

It sound simple … two singers,  one pianist and a book of great songs.

But Flo McSweeney,  Carmel McCreagh and Fiachra Trench have a lot of talent.

Also experience and sheer guts.

Each song is “owned” by the vocalists and turned into something authentic and emotional.

Booking and details of all future Whale Theatre events from

You can also be a friend on Facebook and receive up to date event information.

15 February 2020

Hot Spot Music Club|Andy Irvine

Upstairs @The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

Andy Irvine is one of the great Irish singers.

His voice is one of a handful of truly great ones that gets to the very soul of Ireland.

“A tradition in himself.”

Andy has been a musician,  singer,  songwriter.

He has maintained his highly individual performing skills throughout his 50 year career.

Andy has been a world music pioneer and an icon for traditional music and musicians.

“Often copied,  never equalled.”

His repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs,  dexterous Balkan dance tunes.

And a compelling canon of his own self-penned songs.

Doors open 8:00 p.m.  Show starts 9:00 p.m.

Tickets €19/€22.

16 February 2020

Whale Theatre|Elaine Scott Student Concert

2:00 p.m.  Doors,  1:30 p.m.

Tickets €15/€5.

Elaine Scott is delighted to announce another student Whale Theatre Concer.

Her concerts and showcases are becoming a regular and popular event.

Previous shows have raised the roof with full house audiences.

This springtime concert by piano and vocal students will feature old favourites.

Alongside some brand new talent from students at all levels.

Booking and details of all future Whale Theatre events from

You can also be a friend on Facebook and receive up to date event information.

16 February 2020

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

16 February 2020

Whale Theatre|A Song Party with D. Cullen

6:00 p.m.  Doors,  5:00 p.m.

Tickets €15/€5.

D. Cullen is a singer/songwriter from Dublin,  wowing audiences for a decade.

He was part of the band,  The New 52,  which split in 2019.

Under his new moniker,  he has released several singles and held impressive support slots.

A Song Party with D. Cullen will feature his recent solo single,  Alright.

Along with songs and a little help from some very special guests.

Do not miss this night !!

Booking and details of all future Whale Theatre events from

You can also be a friend on Facebook and receive up to date event information.

17 February 2020

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.

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

4045378,  085 2888888,

18 February 2020

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

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

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00,  in aid of charity.

19 February 2020

Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society

Talk by Sean Laoide-Kemp

Landscape as Witness:  Public Works Schemes of the Great Irish Famine

Kilian House Family Centre;  8:00 p.m.

Sean Laoide-Kemp is a free lance photographer.

He is a First Class Honours graduate from the Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

He is currently undertaking a practice-led Masters by Research in IADT.

Sean practices mainly in the genre of Aftermath Photography.

That is,  photographing of dark events after they have taken place.

This particular genre joins together two of his greatest passions: History and Photography.

These can be seen in his ongoing project:  Landscape as Witness.

This project aims to document the constructions built as part of the Public Works Scheme.

With reference to the Great Famine (1845 to 1852) in north Co. Clare.

The project consists of images taken of these constructions.

Accompanied by oral history and ethnographic accounts.

21 February 2020

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.

Next Family Carers Support Group meeting will be held 20 March 2020.

25 February, 2020

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting

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

26 February 2020

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.

26 February 2020

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 ??

29 February 2020

School Avoidance Advice & Support

Hillside Evangelical Church Hall,  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Joan McDonald,  Autistic Educational Consultant.

Founder of Autistic Paddies.

Members free;  Non Members,  €5.

Details from

School Avoidance Advice and Support 29th February 2020

1 March 2020 

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.

3 March 2020 

Soup and Sandwiches at Presbyterian Hall

Trafalgar Road;  12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Donation €5.00.

Great homemade food and a warm welcome.

Come along for the chat !!

Meet old friends and make new friends .

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