Greystones notes week February 17th

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:

Happy Valentine’s Day to All Our Secret Valentines !!

Greystones Lawn Tennis Club|New to You Pop Up Fashion Sale

Greystones LTC,  Mill Road;  28 and 29 February 2020.

Recycle your unwanted and gently loved clothes !!

Good for the environment.  Good for your pocket as well.

You can donate your items towards club funds.

Or you can sell your items of ladies fashions and receive 50% back on items sold.

Funds will go towards resurfacing of tennis courts 7 to 9.

Items for sale will be accepted at Greystones LTC:

·         Thursday,  20 February;  6.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

·         Saturdays,  15 and 22 February;  11 am to 1 pm.

Details from Ailish Byrne,  087 2380265.

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.



Outings + Meetings

Information,  Membership Payments and Bookings for all events:

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

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.

14 February 2020

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

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.

20 February 2020

Whale Theatre|National Theatre Live:  Cyrano de Bergerac

7:00 p.m.  Doors,  6:15 p.m.

Tickets €17.50.

Inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac,  live from London’s West End.

Cyrano almost has it all,  if only he could win his true love,  Roxane.

However,  he has a nose as huge as his heart !!

Can Cyrano’s mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight ??

This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity.

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.

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.

21 February 2020

Whale Theatre|Danny O’Brien: Reformer

8:00 p.m.  Doors,  7:00 p.m.

Tickets €18,  €15.

Award-winning performer brings you his hilarious new hour of stand-up.

Where self-destruction and self-discovery meet.

Reformer completely sold out at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

And Galway International Arts Festival.

Danny has been enormously successful,  performing before huge audiences !!

After touring Europe and the US,  Danny now comes to us at the Whale Theatre.

Book now to avoid disappointment !!

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.

22 February 2020

Whale Theatre|Kinky Boots The Musical

8:00 p.m.  Doors,  7:00 p.m.

Tickets €17.50.

Screening,  filmed live at Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End.

This unmissable musical theatre event celebrates a joyous story of British grit.

Transforming into a high-heeled hit,  taking you from factory floor of Northampton.

To the glamorous catwalks of Milan  !!

Fabulous reviews for this wonderful musical.

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.

23 February 2020

Whale Theatre|Bolshoi Ballet:  Swan Lake

3:00 p.m.  Doors,  2:30 p.m.

Tickets €20.

Live screening.

Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet.

Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion.

Stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison.

Legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and dual personalities Odette/Odile.

This is a must see performance !!

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.

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 .

3 March 2020

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Spring Lecture

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre;  8:00 p.m.

A Different Way of Gardening.

Talk by Richard Webb,  Past President of Irish Landscape Institute.

All welcome !! 

4 March 2020

Greystones Library & Breast Cancer Ireland|Breast Health Awareness Talk

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  11:30 a.m.

Early diagnosis is the key to more positive outcomes in breast cancer.

Breast Health is Your Wealth !!

Promoted by Healthy Ireland at your Library and Breast Check.

All welcome.

Booking required:  01.2873548,

9 March 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 !!

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 March 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 !!

21 March 2020

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Daffodil Show

Old Schoolhouse Delgany;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All welcome !!

27 June 2020

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Rose Show

St. Patrick’s National School,  Church Road,  Greystones;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All welcome !!

29 August 2020

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

St. Patrick’s National School,  Church Road,  Greystones;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All welcome !!

7 October 2020

Delgany & District Horticultural Society AGM and Autumn Lecture

St. Patrick’s Parish Centre,  Church Road,  Greystones;  8:00 p.m.       

8:00 p.m.      AGM will commence sharply at 8:00 p.m.

8:15 p.m.      Lecture:  Early Autumn is really late Summer.

                   Illustrated Talk by Peter Harrison.

                   Past Chairman,  Council of RHSI.

All welcome !!

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