Greystones notes week May 4th

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:

Many thanks to Paul for this week’s notices.

Also from

Whale Theatre Audience Feedback Survey|Have Your Say !!

Like all the other theatres and arts centres in Ireland,  Whale Theatre was forced to close.

However, the Whale Theatre Team has been working hard to plan for the future.

That is good news !!  We in Greystones miss the Whale Theatre very much indeed.

The Whale Theatre has proved to be a wonderful resource,  right on our doorstep.

You can help with the team’s planning for post COVID-19.

The team would like to know if they are doing things right.

They would like to bring you the shows you want to see.

And they would like to communicate with you in the best way possible.

You can help plan the Whale Theatre’s future by completing their Audience Feedback Survey.

Complete the survey TODAY and you will have a say in our local theatre’s future !!

The Whale Theatre Team looks forward to seeing you all again.

And they say THANK YOU for helping them by completing the survey !!


Covid19 Tech Help|Tech Help Now Available

Volunteer Tech Helpline for older people cocooning in Ireland.

Help is now available if you are 65+ in Ireland and need aid with tech issues.

Volunteers will help with free over the phone help to resolve IT or technical issues.

Help is available seven days a week,  8 am to 8 pm.

Please call 9633288.  This is not a premium number.

If calling landlines is not in your phone package,  ordinary landline charges will be incurred.

You can also contact via Twitter,  @Covid19_tech,  #TechHelpCovid19.

You can contact Covid19 Tech Help via Facebook.

Media or General Enquiries to

Volunteers to offer help are very much needed.

Supported by Sky,  Zendesk, The Wheel,  Age Action and Alone.

Make Your Garden a Haven for Wildlife

New Guide to making your garden Wildlife Friendly.

Fabulous booklet with wonderful ideas.

Ideal for children to get them started in gardening.

Available from and the link below:


Taking Care of Our Physical and Mental Wellbeing in Wicklow

A wide range of initiatives is now available to help you in three ways.

  • To help you look after your mental wellbeing.
  • To help you stay active.
  • To help you stay connected.

Supported by Wicklow County Council.

Healthy Ireland.

Government of Ireland

National Active SCHOOL Week 2020

Details from

  • p:// for ideas and resources.
  • Follow @WicklowLsp for Skill Challenges
  • #LetsPlayIreland
  • #ActiveWicklow
  • #Schools
  • #Wicklow

Age Action Ireland and Irish Redcross COVID-19 Hardship Fund

Special fund has been established to help older people and vulnerable people.

This is a ONCE-OFF ex-gratia contribution.

Application and details outlining this special fund from:

COVID-19 Face Shields Now Available from CALT Dynamics Kilcoole

CALT Dynamics in Kilcoole has been providing Face Shields to hospitals medical staff.

Face Shields are now being made available to the general public.

Face Shields are another layer of protection against COVID-19.

Stay even safer with this locally made and easy to use Face Shield !!

Full details from :

Closure of Greystones Car Parks and Double Yellow Lines

Due to the COVID-19 virus,  the following measures are now in effect.

Water barriers have been placed at the car parks.

Double yellow lines will be placed at Kindlestown Woods and the two local Sea Roads.

  • South Beach Car Park,  Mill Road,  closed permanently.
  • Greystones Park & Ride,  closed at weekends.
  • Trafalgar Road Car Park,  closed at weekends.
  • La Touche Road Car Park,  closed at weekends.

Double Yellow Lines will be in place at the following locations:

  • Bellevue Hill at Kindlestown Woods entrance.
  • Sea Road Kilcoole at Kilcool Railway Stop.
  • Sea Road Newcastle at the beach railways level crossing access.

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

Message from Wicklow County Council

Signalised Crossings and Traffic Signals at Junctions

Due to the COVID-19 virus,  traffic signals will be changed.

This is in the interest of public health so that the call button does need to be touched.

WCC thanks the public for their co-operation in limiting spread of COVID-19.

Signalised Crossings:

Signalised crossings,  like the one at SuperValu Greystones,  will be constant flashing amber.

They will operate like Zebra Crossings.

Please cross the road only when you feel it is safe to do so !!

Traffic Signals at Junctions:

Traffic signals at junctions will have an automatic green man phase.

Please wait for the green man before crossing.

Hub 13|Painting, Sculpture,  Poetry and Film Competition

Three categories:  Painting and Sculpture,  Poetry and Film.

Competition runs to 11 May 2020.

Entrants must live within a six mile radius of Newtownmountkennedy.

This includes Greystones !!

Paul Byrne from has the full details.

Wicklow County Council COVID-19 Helpline

Dedicated community support helpline to assist at risk members of the public.

Established by COVID-19 County Wicklow Community Response Forum.

Forum includes over a dozen agencies and organisations.

If you need help,  please ring 1800 868 399.

Lines are open 8 am to 8 pm,  seven days a week.


Paul Byrne from has the full details.

Bank of Ireland|Begin Together Fund

Three categories of funding are available.

          Begin Together Funds

          Begin Together Awards

          Begin Together Colleagues

Each strand has a specific purpose.

Combined they will deliver a significant positive impact on communities across Ireland.

Paul Byrne from has the full details.

KWETB Offers Free Online Courses|Online Skills Hub

Paul Byrne from has the full story.


Older Persons Register continues to be in operation.

Please let Greystones Gardaí know of any older person living alone who might be vulnerable.

Details may be sent to

Helpful phone numbers:

Greystones Cancer Support

Available by telephone,  01.2871601 and email,

Alone:  Information and Emotional and Practical Supports

Referrals to 0818 222024;

Seniorline:  Freephone Service for Older Callers

Call free between 10 am and 10 pm every day of the year;  1800 804591.

Wicklow County Council COVID-19 Helpline

If you need help,  please ring  1800 868 399.

Lines are open 8 am to 8 pm,  seven days a week.


For the first time ever,  there is no crime to report !!

Please be aware of mobile phone scams saying that delivery parcels require payment.

Email scams with threat of payment demanded or illicit photos or virus will be sent.

Please keep up social distancing.

Thank you to essential staff,  emergency services,  HSE,  nurses, doctors.

Please remember at this time of social distancing,  you can reports thefts online.

Thefts up to the value of €1,000 can be reported to


  Garda Molly Corbett not contactable at this time via email.

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.

4 May 2020

May Bank Holiday

29 May 2020

Hot Spot Music Club|Bone Machine play the Music of Tom Waits

Upstairs @The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina.

Bone Machine captures the character and musical genius of Tom Waits.

An exhilarating performance play to packed houses of adoring fans.

Mr. Waits’ music is uniquely presented with a characteristic authority rarely harnessed.

Bone Machine are a band of internationally renowned touring and recording musicians.

They perform a firebrand,  melancholic and punk jazz set of Tom Waits; songs.

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

Tickets €14/€16.

Full details from

7 June 2020

National Street Feast 2020

What better way to get to know your neighbours than by sharing food and conversation.

Last year,  over 100,000 people across the country took part in neighbourhood lunches.

Build stronger and more resilient communities while tackling loneliness and isolation.

This event has been postponed !!

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 !!

24 October 2020

Summer Time Ends Tonight !!

Turn clocks back  one hour before you go to bed !!

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