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Greystones notes week November 15th

Greystones Active Retirement Association (GARA)

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

k@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.

Also from www.Greystones.ie

Turning on Greystones Christmas Lights|Visit from Holyhead Santa

Saturday,  20 November 2021.

Our Christmas Lights Ceremony will begin at 4.30 pm.

Due to COVID-19,  there will be no large gathering in Burnaby Park this year.

Ceremony will be live streamed.

If the children can’t come to Santa,  then Santa will come to the children !!

Holyhead Santa will visit Greystones estates with his specially lighted sleigh and house.

Christmas Lights Ceremony starts the beginning of the Christmas season in Greystones.

Remember to shop local this year !!

Every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the community.

This benefit is in terms of employment.

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story.

The Greystones Guide | Rebel With A Claus

Santa is looking forward to seeing everyone very shortly.

All the children will have to be very good little boys and girls !!

Wicklow County Council|Proposed Road Closure at Top of Applewood Heights

WCC is proposing to close the top entrance of Applewood Heights at Chapel Road.

Closure to motorised vehicles to take effect from 3 December 2021.

Closure will be for six months.

Purpose of closure is to reduce volume of traffic through Applewood Heights.

To improve road safety for residents,  children and vulnerable road users.

Permanent closure will be reviewed following the trial period.

Any person wishing to object to the proposed closure should lodge objection to:

Allyson Minion,  Transportation & Roads,  roadtran@wicklowcoco.ie by 24 November at 12 pm.

Blessing of the Graves at Redford Cemetery

Sunday,  21 November 2021 at Redford Cemetery.

This is a big annual event,  remembering those who have gone before us.

An Garda Síochána

The Guards remind people of the importance of being safe while online.

Especially for shopping and using the internet.

Special tips are listed below.

For more information visit www.garda.ie.

Follow the Guards on Facebook by searching ‘’Garda Siochana Wicklow’. https://www.facebook.com/Garda-Siochana-Wicklow-1277809749087347/

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   WEEKLY CRIME REPORT

Week ending 31 October 2021

Greystones North                                       Theft from Shop.

                                                                        Criminal damage to car.

                                                          Fireworks being set off.

Garda JP Connolly                                  john.p.connolly@garda.ie

           Greystones South                                 Theft from shop.

                                                                   Criminal damage to car.

                                                                   Anti-social behaviour:  group of youths.

                                                                   Creation of bonfire.

          Garda Alan Thompson                             alan.m.thompson@garda.ie

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        Theft from shop.

                                                          Fireworks being set off.

Garda Maria Curtis                                  maria.m.curtis@garda.ie     

           Kilcoole                                                      Theft:  picnic bench taken from premises.

          Garda Molly Corbett                               molly.a.corbett@garda.ie

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

Traffic Watch                              1890 205 805

Dog Warden                                0404 44873

Wicklow County Council|Joint Policing Committee Public Meeting

Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy at 7.30 pm.

Forum for the local authority and senior Garda officers to consult with the public.

Committee Members include senior Gardaí,  WCC officials,  Elected Members and voluntary groups.

Written questions are encouraged and may be submitted before the meeting.

It might not be possible to answer all questions due to legal or public interest reasons.

Please submit questions to Helen Purcell,  hpurcell@wicklowcoco.ie.

Helen Purcell,  Wicklow County Council,  County Buildings,  Wicklow.

Greystones Active Retirement Association (GARA)

Wonderful group for the over 55s in the Greystones and surrounding areas.

Lots going on,  there is something for everyone at GARA !!

Ongoing activities include:

  • Art                         Mondays         2.30 pm to  4.30 pm.
  • Short Mat Bowling     Tuesdays       10.45 am to 12.45 pm.
  • Bingo                     Thursdays        2.30 pm to  4.30 pm.

Tuesday afternoon activities will include:

  • Knitting workshops with Delia Barry                     16 and 23 November.
  • Poetry and Prose Readings for Christmas              7 December
  • Christmas Party                                               14 December
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Recent activities this Autumn included:

          Introduction to Creative Writing       Floral Arranging       

          Cake Decoration.                         Growing Your Own Herbs,  photo below

          Art Appreciation

Short Story Competition now open,  200 words, sharpen the old peann luaidhe !!

Please submit your story by 23 November 2021 to Alice Quinn at Kilian House Family Centre.

Coffee Morning will take place on Friday,  26 November 2021.

All activities take place in Kilian House Family Centre,  beside Holy Rosary Church.

Queries and details on Tuesday mornings,  10.45 am to 12 pm at Kilian House.

New Members always warmly welcomed !!  Don’t be shy,  come along !!

Free Two Hour Parking in Greystones

There will be free two hour parking in Greystones on Saturdays from 20 November to Christmas.

This will be another great opportunity to shop local for Christmas 2021 !!

Special reminder that usual restrictions apply.

No parking on double yellow lines or in loading zones.

Wicklow County Council|Age Friendly Strategy Consulation Survey

WCC now has a Wicklow Age Friendly Strategy (2022 to 2027).

They need your help in developing this strategy !!

Have your say in the consultation process by completing the survey.

https://www.wicklow.ie/Living/Services/Community/Wicklow-Age-Friendly-Survey.

Survey is for those 55 years and older living in County Wicklow.

Insights and contributions will help identify priority areas for action over the next five years.

Now is your chance to have your say !!

Hard copies of the survey are available from agefriendly@wicklowcoco.ie.

Survey will remain open until the end of December 2021.

Please share this news with friends,  family and groups you are involved with.

Career Change Workshop|Kildare and Wicklow Education & Training Board

Special workshop to help with

  • Returning to education.
  • Making a career change.
  • Information about preparing CVs.
  • Getting ready for interviews.

Workshop will be held at Greystones Library,  18 November 2021, at 6.30 pm.

Workshop will last for 90 minutes and advance registration is necessary.

Further details from 0404 60500 or admin@kwetb.ie.

Holy Rosary Parish|Enrolment for Junior Infants 2022-2023

St. Brigid’s National School and St. Laurence’s National School.

Enrolment continues until 19 November 2021.

St. Kevin’s National School.

Enrolment continues until 26 November 2021.

Full details on the websites for the individual schools.

Local Enterprise Office Wicklow|Courses and Workshops

Our Local Enterprise Office is offering a wide range of courses and workshops.

Here are the latest offerings.

  • Green for Micro.
  • The Level Project:  Increasing proportion of women in leadership roles.
  • Government Funded Digital Green Skills.
  • Cash flow management.
  • Data protection and security in a virtual world.
  • New export advice clinics,  commencing on 16 November.
  • General advice.

Every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates more than €40 of benefit to the community.

This benefit is in terms of employment.

Full details from:

Local Enterprise Office – Wicklow

Value Your Vote 2021 !!  Check the Register !!

Draft Register of electors has now been published.

Please be sure to check the Register to ensure that your name is there.

www.ChecktheRegister.ie.

You might have moved,  changed address or come of age,  18 on or before 14 February 2022.

You can apply to be updated by submitting RFA Form.

Forms are available from Libraries,  Post Offices,  Council Offices,  Garda Stations.

Or online from www.ChecktheRegister.ie.

Citizenship update is completed using RFA5 Form.

Applications for Postal/Special Vote is completed using PV1 forms.

Closing date for receipt of applications for the Draft Register is 25 November 2021.

Wicklow County Council Notices of Road Closures

The following roads will be closed to allow for water mains works.

Sidmonton Place Greystones

Continues to 19 November 2021

Marine Terrace

15 November 2021 to 26 November 2021

Events at Whale Theatre Greystones

Great programmes continue at Whale Theatre Greystones.

Music & comedy,  live theatre and spoken word.

There is something for everyone !!

18 November 2021             The Story of Europe|Painting History

Ticketsolve – whale              With Rosemarie Devereux

                                      Course will run on Thursday mornings until 2 December.

19 November 2021             Clare Sands,  Irish traditional fiddling and bilingual song.

Ticketsolve – whale              Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story.

The Greystones Guide | Fiddler On The Goof

20 November 2021             The Man with the Golden Gun|James Bond  8 pm

Ticketsolve – whale              Dinner at Camile Restaurant                     6 pm.

                                      Dinner and Movie                                  €30.

                                      Movie only,  limited number of tickets         €10.

                                      Part of Whale’s Great Night Out series !!

21 November 2021             Game Music in Action

Ticketsolve – whale              Piano arrangement of popular video game scores.

                                      While displaying clips from various games.

                                      A unique,  mind-bending and time-hopping experience.

26 November 2021             Iron Annie Cabaret

Ticketsolve – whale              Celebration of music,  theatre and literature.

28 November 2021             A Journey Through Time

Ticketsolve – whale              Clap ‘n Load Studios Showcase.

                                      Wicklow based film production company.

3 December 2021               Moya Brennan and her multi talented Irish band.

Ticketsolve – whale              Voice of Clannad and First Lady of Celtic Music.

4 December 2021               Greystones Film Club|The Big Lebowski

                                      Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story.

                                      The Greystones Guide | The Dude Imbibes

12 December 2021              Sammy Snowflake’s Christmas Castrophe

Ticketsolve – whale              A mini panto for younger children.

17, 18,  19 December 2021   The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Ticketsolve – whale              Making Waves Youth Theatre

                                      Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the full story.

                                      The Greystones Guide | Shelter From The Storm

Heads Up !!

28 and 29 December 21       Phelim Drew & The Drew House Band

Ticketsolve – whale             Remembering Ronnie and The Dubliners

Book early !!

Full information,  all future events, bookings and details from Whale Theatre

The Hot Spot Music Club

Above The Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Music Club,  Performance Space and Private Events hire.

20 November 2021             Mack Fleetwood/Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

                                      Peter Green blues era to the Anglo/American band still touring.

                                      Please note limited seating.

26 November 2021             Bone Machine play the music of TOM WAITS.

                                      Doors open 8 pm.  Show starts at 9 pm.

                                      Tickets €14/€16.

                                      Tickets for shows from 13 March and 16 April are still good.

Full details on all events with times,  bookings and admissions from:

www.thehotspot.ie,  hotspotmusiclubg@gmail.com,  087 2917519.

Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub Information

Below is the latest information available from the Data Hub.

Our Greystones LEA figures are way up this week.

National figures are very high, too.

LEA includes Local Electoral Area:  Greystones,  Delgany,  Kilcoole,  Newcastle,  part of NTMK.

Ireland’s COVID19 Data Hub (arcgis.com)

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