Greystones notes week April 19th

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

Keep up to date with what is going on !!

Lots more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:

Also from

STEP by STEP Support Programme

Special programme for students transitioning from primary school to secondary school.

Sponsored by Bray North School Completion Programme.

This wonderful resource is excellent for Sixth Class students and their parents.

The booklet is very child friendly.

Lots of great ideas and tips,  beautifully presented.

Well worth having a look.

Booklet can be downloaded from the link below.

Step by Step transfer workbook BNS.pdf

Wicklow County Council Library Service|Family Exercise Classes

Free five week online exercise class for children and the whole family.

Have fun and move your body to songs and nursery rhymes !!

Booking below from Eventbrite.

Family Exercise Class Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Irish Gerontological Society Public Lecture

Reopening Ireland after COVID-19

Vaccines,  Variants,  Lifestyle Behaviours and Communities

Wednesday,  21 April 2021;  3 pm to 4.30 pm.

Speakers will be Professor Luke O’Neill and Professor Rose Anne Kenny.

Panellists will include Marie Louise O’Donnell,  Nora Owen and Catherine McGuigan.

Lecture will be co-chaired by Professor Peter Lunn and Dr. Diarmuid O’Shea.

This wonderful public lecture is free and should be of great interest to all.

Looking forward to life in Ireland after COVID-19.

Bookings from the following link:

IGS Public Lecture: Reopening Ireland after COVID-19 – Vaccines, Variants, Life Style Behaviours and Communities | Irish Gerontological Society (


Week ending 4 April 2021.

Greystones North                               No reports.

Garda JP Connolly                       

           Greystones South                               Theft from shop.

            Garda Alan Thompson                 

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland    No reports.

Garda Maria Curtis                             

            Kilcoole                                               Theft:  steel gates stolen.

                                                                        Criminal damage:  window smashed.

            Garda Molly Corbett                     


Week ending 4 April 2021.

Greystones North                               Criminal damage:  door damaged.

Garda JP Connolly                       

           Greystones South                               Theft of registration plate from vehicle.

                                                                        Theft from shop.

                                                                        Criminal damage:  house window broken.

            Garda Alan Thompson                 

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland    No reports.

Garda Maria Curtis                             

            Kilcoole                                               Theft:  garden bench stolen.

                                                                        Criminal damage:  passenger window of vehicle broken.

            Garda Molly Corbett                     

Garda slot on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan at East Coast FM.

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

Greystones Guide|Splash of Colour Kids’ Art Competition

Theme of this year’s annual art competition is Here Comes The Summer.

Competition is open to children of all ages and runs until 30 April 2021.

Entries can be in any material,  from pavements to paints.

Entries to be sent to

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

Greystones Guide | Splash Of Colour Kids’ Art CompetitionGreystones Guide

Whale Theatre|Poetry Trail 2021|New Directions:  Maps and Journeys

Poetry Day Dreland is Thursday,  29 April 2021.

Greystones’ Poetry Trail 2021 competition is now open.

Come and join Whale Theatre and curator Frances Browner to this year’s competition.

Greystones Poetry Trail is also supported by Greystones 2020.

Theme is New Directions: Maps and Journeys.

People of all ages are welcome to submit a poem.

It can be a sonnet,  rhyme,  limerick,  pantourm or any other kind of poem.

Poems should be no longer than 16 lines.

Please send your poem to Frances Browner at

Deadline is Thursday,  22 April 2021.

Are you a shop owner or do you have a premise in Greystones ??

Greystones Poetry Trail would like to display poems in your shopfront.

Please be sure to let Frances know if you are interested !!

Whale has all the details.

Whale Theatre

Greystones Library|Spring Into Springtime

Lots of activities this year for WCC Library Service.

Series of virtual events are based around reading and listening to stories.

Experience reading as an activity which is fun and entertaining.

Families can share time together.

  • Authors Sarah Webb and Alan Nolan host book quiz on 23 April 2021.
  • Family Quiz on Saturday,  24 April 2021.
  • Zoom story times for junior and senior infant classes on request.
  • Author visit from Ronan Moore, “Irishology”, Irishography” and “Young Fionn”.
  • Bedtime stories on social media for young children.
  • Virtual crafting sessions.

Details from WCC County Library Service’s Instagram and Facebook pages.

Wicklow Sports and Recreation Partnership

Building Mental Toughness Free Webinar

Thursday,  22 April 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Webinar will be led by Lorna Lawless,  coach psychologist.

She will show us core skills of the mental toughness model.

This model includes control,  commitment, challenge and confidence.

Mental toughness can vary over time.

Learn how to deal with setbacks.

The role of physical activity in maintaining mental wellbeing will be examined.

Booking from:

Building Mental Toughness Webinar Tickets, Thu 22 Apr 2021 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

WCC Community Awards Scheme 2021

Grants are for community groups and local organisations undertaking community projects.

Maximum grant of €500 for small projects and group running costs.

One application only per group.

Applications from

Queries to Office of Community,  Cultural and Social Development at WCC.

Deadline is Friday,  23 April 2021 at 4:00 pm. 

Late applications will not be considered.

COVID-19 Information

Good news and well done to all !!

Figures for COVID-19 in Greystones Local Electoral Area are down this week.

National figures are lower this week as well.

Let’s all keep up the good work to everyone in our community safe.

Ireland’s COVID19 Data Hub (

Vitamin D and COVID-19

Here are three interesting links about the efficacy of Vitamin D.

Two are from The Irish Times,  the other is from RTE.

The first Irish Times link is a new one this week.

Please always check with your General Practitioner regarding Vitamin D and dosage.

Minister urged to recommend vitamin D supplements in Covid-19 strategy (

Coronavirus: Adults should take vitamin D, researchers say (

People should take Vitamin D to fight virus – report (

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