Greystones notes week August 24th

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: who has stories this week.

Also from

Whale Theatre is Back on 4 September 2020 !!

We welcome back Greystones’ very own Whale Theatre Greystones.

Details below on the first events after six months COVID-19 closure.

Whale Theatre is now ready to welcome people again !!

Second Act Charter outlines all the COVID-19 safety measures.

Lots of work has gone on behind the scenes.

Full details available on

Rotary Club of Bray and Wicklow County Council Recycling Centres

Seeking used bikes to refurbish and send to schoolchildren in Gambia,  West Africa.

You may leave your bikes at Greystones Municipal District Car Park,  Mill Road.

22 and 29 August 2020 from 9 am to 1 pm.

Bikes will be refurbished by the Irish Prison Service.

“These unwanted bikes will help children in Gambia get an education.

A bike gets a child to school safely,  on time and alert.

Instead of exhausted after what can be a 7 mile walk in the searing heat.

The mothers can also use the bikes to collect water.”

Bikes come from sheds and garages,  schools,  bike shops and garda stations.

Wicklow County Council Heritage Week Continues

This year’s Heritage Week will focus on projects as opposed to events.

Delgany Tidy Towns|Old Burial Ground|Lailli de Buitlear Video

Usually,  Lailli de Buitlear organises guided tours of the famous Delgany Burial Ground.

This year,  due to CIVID-19,  you can do the tour via Lailli’s video.

Lailli delivers a detailed history and gives fascinating insights into local history.

County Wicklow Partnership|Wicklow LCDC|Biodiversity Projects

Invitation is extended for expressions of interest for biodiversity projects.

Funding available for community groups and individuals.

Funding available under the LEADER/Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

Full details in link below.

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

Unfortunately,  DDHS Dahlia Show has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

HSE Launches Life Saving Innovative 24/7 Text Service|50808

New text service,  first of its kind for Ireland.

New service will provide everything from a calming chat to immediate support.

Support for people going through a mental health or emotional crisis.

Crisis Volunteers are available for 24/7 anonymous text conversations.

Aim is to provide immediate support in the short term.

And to connect people to resources that will help them in the future.

This is a most welcome new HSE service.

Text number for this service is 50808.

Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 can now be identified by Electoral Division.

Follow the link and scroll down to:

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases at Electoral Division (ED) Level

Coronavirus Transmission Graphic

Wicklow County Council Facilities|COVID-19

Greystones Municipal District office hours:

Monday to Friday,  9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.


Greystones Library is now open,  modified to comply with strict COVID-19 regulations.

Click and Collect services are still available.

Greystones Playground is now open.

Greystones South Beach has lifeguard on duty until the end of August.

Patrols on duty each day,  11 am to 7 pm.

Bray/Greystones Cliff Walk is now open.

Planning Department Public Counter is open to the public by appointment only.

Motor Tax Public Counters remain closed.

Motor tax can be renewed online or by post to Wicklow County Council.

The public is asked to help with water conservation.

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the story.

Supports for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Special help now available for businesses.

Bray Recycling Centre Revised Hours

Bray Recycling Centre is open with revised hours.

          Monday to Friday      10 am to 4 pm

          Saturday                 10 am to 2 pm

Please minimise visits to the centre and wait until you have a larger volume of waste.

Compressing the waste will help to minimise storage.

Please do not approach the staff and put materials into the bins themselves.

Staff will not be able to assist with carrying materials.

Nor take materials directly from the public.

Public entry may be stopped for a few minutes throughout the day to assist cleaning.

These hours will remain in place for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19.

Wicklow County Council|Government’s Restart Grant

Applications now open for direct grant aid to micro and small businesses.

Grant will help them with costs of re-opening and re-employing after COVID-19.

Applications are made through Wicklow County Council.

Wicklow 2020 Stories|Together Apart

Wicklow Heritage is seeking your COVID-19 stories to create a “Peoples Archive”.

This is an unprecedented time in our history.

Help to record this history for future generations.

You can share your photos,  stories,  poems,  sketches, anecdotes and experiences.

Firsthand stories and photos have tremendous power.

Your contribution will help future generations understand what it was like during COVID-19.

You can email your contribution to

Or post to Heritage Officer,  Wicklow County Council,  Wicklow Town.

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.  Thank you,  Paul.

4 September 2020

Whale Theatre|Alison Spittle:  Mother of God

8:00 p.m.  Doors,  7:30 p.m.

Tickets €18.

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines.

There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available.

New policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre.

If you have any questions, please email

Alison Spittle is doing a stand up comedy show.

Alison didn’t get to play Mary in the Nativity play !!

She lets us know how not to hold grudges. 

She’s quarantining especially for this gig.

So witness a woman who has been in her childhood box room.

No WiFi for two weeks and Alison is tasting her first bit of freedom !!

Paul Byrne from also 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.

6 September 2020

Whale Theatre

Music and Consciousness|Svetlana Rudenko and Belenus Quartet Ireland

4:00 p.m.  Doors,  3:30 p.m.

Tickets €18/€15.

This is a socially distanced performance which adheres to current Covid-19 guidelines.

There will be a maximum of 40 tickets available.

New policies and procedures will be in place at the theatre.

If you have any questions, please email

Pianist Svetlana Rudenko teams up with Belenus Quartet Ireland.

Tim Doyle,  Niamh Ni Lochlainn,  Aoife Ni Bhrain and Matt Rafter.

They will perform Quintet in F Minor by Cesar Franck (1879).

This music leaves no one unmoved.

Tim Doyle has a composed Nocturne for Piano Quintet.

Nocturne is a reflection on disasters of the natural world.

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 September 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 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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