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Greystones notes week August 3rd

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

kk@KathleenKelleher.com.

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:  www.GreystonesGuide.ie

More information also from www.Greystones.ie

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show

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

Heritage Week|15 to 23 August 2020

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.

Changing Lives Initiative New App on ADHD for Families

New app has been launched on ADHD to support families.

App helps families to understand what ADHD is.

And provides practical strategies and tools for parents to use with their children.

The App is particularly relevant for parents who have concerns about their children.

But are not sure if their child may have ADHD,

The App is also extremely useful for those working with children.

It helps them understand ADHD and how they might support children.

Children who have issues with inattention,  hyperactivity or impulsivity.

Download the App for free at www.changinglivesinitiative.com.

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

https://covid19ireland-geohive.hub.arcgis.com/

La Touche Legacy Festival of History Postponed Until 2021

Festival will now take place 10 and 11 September 2021.

A Launch Lecture will be held in May 2021.

The La Touche Legacy Society thanks all for their support over the years.

And looks forward to seeing everyone once again next year.

Coronavirus Transmission Graphic

Virtual King of Greystones Triathlon:  24 to 26 July 2020

Due to COVID-19,  King of Greystons has gone virtual !!

You can now take part anywhere,  over the course of three days.

Sprint triathlon includes 750 swim,  20 km bike ride,  5 km run.

Duathlon also available for non-swimmers.

Funds raised will go to the Gavin Glynn Foundation.

Details and registration from www.kingofgreystones.com.

King of Greystones is one of Greystones’ most popular annual events.

Whale Theatre|Greystones Players:  Lockdown InterActs

Wonderful Virtual Stage items from Greystones Players !!

Courtesy of Whale Theatre Greystones.

Just the right entertainment to keep you going during lockdown !!

Poets Wall Digital Exhibition|Whale Theatre

Wonderful opportunity to see and read all the Poets Wall entries.

Theme of the poems is My Greystones.

Such a diverse range of interest about our town !!

Many thanks to the Whale Theatre for Poets Wall sponsorship.

And to Frances Browner for curating the collection.

Poems may also be seen on Theatre Lane and at La Touche Hotel site on Trafalgar Road.

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.

01.2876694

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 Guide.ie has the story.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/public-car-parks-reopening-mondayl/

Supports for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Special help now available for businesses.

https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/Publication-files/Supports-for-businesses-impacted-by-COVID-19.pdf

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.

https://www.wicklow.ie/BusinessReStart

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.

Email:  covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie.

Paul Byrne from GreystonesGuide.ie has the full details.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/wcc-launch-covid-19-helpline/.

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 wicklowstories2020@gmail.com.

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

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

3 September 2020

Whale Theatre

Callan’s Kicks:  A Live Rehearsal

This event is SOLD OUT !!  You can join the waiting list below.

For the first time in five years !!

Oliver Callan brings his award-winning Callan’s Kicks comedy show to life on stage.

Callan stars in a special night of comedy and satirical commentary. 

He brings his most ambitious live show yet, with dozens of impressions, sketches and voices.

Kicking our leaders and legends into the next decade.

https://whaletheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873612957/events/128257967

Booking and details of all future Whale Theatre events from www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

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

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 !!

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 www.thehotspot.ie.

24 October 2020

Summer Time Ends Tonight !!

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

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