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Greystones notes week November 22nd

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

k@KathleenKelleher.com.

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

Light Up Greystones 2021 with Santa Visit !!

Saturday,  20 November 2021

4 pm               Due to COVID-19,  if the children can’t come to Santa,

                        Santa will come to the children.

Santa begins his visit around Greystones.

                        Santa will travel with his specially lit sleigh and house.

                        Children can wave to Santa as he passes by.

                        The famous Santa will be accompanied by Greystones Gardaí.

                        Greystones Fire Brigade and Santa’s hardworking elves.

  • Santa starts at Eden Gate.
  • Loop through Charlesland.
  • Greystones Rugby Club
  • Mill Road to Delgany Wood.
  • Past St. Laurence’s National School.
  • Loop of Beechbrook Park.
  • Passing SeaGreen/Waverly.
  • Down Blacklion Manor Road.
  • To Redford Park for a loop,  passing Rathdown Park.
  • Rathdown Road past St. Kevin’s National School.
  • To Greystones Harbour Marina plaza.
  • To Greystones Fire Station.
  • Finish up along Church Road through the town.

6 pm               Light Up Greystones 2021 Event Starts

  • Watch live from the comfort of your own home.
  • Greystones.ie Facebook page.
  • Special event presented by Anna Daly.
  • Special appearances from Laura Wood, Dustin the Turkey and Bessie.
  • Performances from Ross Scanlon,  Dylan Crampton.
  • And DoMiSo Musical School.
  • Special messages from Santa Claus as he officially turns on our lights.

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

Look throughout the town for creative festive windows !!

Children can post their letters to Santa in his box at Meridian Point Centre.

Full details at Greystones.ie on Instagram and Facebook.

Children are encouraged to come out and wave to famous Holyhead Santa !!

See him in his sleigh and house with all their wonderful lights !!

Santa reminds all the children to be good little boys and girls for Christmas !!

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.

Please bring a small container of water with which to bless your graves.

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   WEEKLY CRIME REPORT

Week ending 14 November 2021

Greystones North                                       Criminal damage:  car set on fire.

                                                          Fireworks being set off.

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

           Greystones South                                 Theft from shop.

                                                                   Criminal damage:  graffiti

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

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        Burglary:  patio door forced open.

                                                          Vehicle entered overnight,  no damage.

                                                          Graffiti:  two offenders caught in the act.

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

           Kilcoole                                                      No reports.

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

Bogus Traders Calling Door to Door

Many people routinely employ door-to-door traders and repair people/contractors.

An Garda Síochána advise that anybody hiring such persons should observe the following:

  • Tell the caller that you never employ trades people “cold calling” to your door.
  • Ask for sales brochure or documentations that you can verify.
  • Documentation should have contact phone number,  address and VAT number.
  • Be careful if there is no address or only a mobile number.
  • Ask for itemised written quotation.
  • And names and addresses where they have previously worked successfully.
  • Never rely on the accuracy of the information given,  always verify.
  • Always seek comparable estimates for other established reputable companies.
  • Never engage a person who insists on cash payments.
  • Even when employing a reputable company,  use a payment method that is traceable.
  • Never leave strangers,  even bona fide workers,  unsupervised in your home.

For more information from Garda Síochána,  you can follow this link:

https://www.facebook.com/Garda-Siochana-Wicklow-1277809749087347/

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

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.

Here are the Tuesday afternoon activities coming up on the schedule.

Please note that there will be no Tuesday afternoon session on 23 November.

Unfortunately,   due to COVID-19 restrictions,  there will no Christmas party.

  • Knitting workshop with Delia Barry                      30 November.
  • Poetry and Prose Readings for Christmas              7 December

Recent activities this Autumn included:

Introduction to Creative Writing            Floral Arranging       

Cake Decoration.                              Growing Your Own Herbs

Art Appreciation,  photo below.

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,  from 10.30 am onwards.

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

Queries and details available 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.

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.

  • MFI Standard Loan Rate Reduced to 4.5% for LEO clients.
  • State-backed low-interest-rate loans.
  • Agile Innovation Fund.
  • Get Climate Ready with Skillnets Ireland
  • LEO Wicklow|Seminars and Training Courses.
  • Data Protection in a Virtual World.

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 road will be closed to allow for water mains works.

Marine Terrace

Continues 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 !!

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.

25 November 2021             The Story of Europe|Painting History

Ticketsolve – whale              With Rosemarie Devereux

                                      Course will continue until Thursday, 2 December.

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

10 December 2021              Normal Sheeple:  An Audience with Paul Howard.

Ticketsolve – whale              aka Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

11 December 2021              Let It Snow !!

Ticketsolve – whale              Festive Tunes and Broadway Show Stoppers.

12 December 2021              Sammy Snowflake’s Christmas Catastrophe

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

22 December 2021              Christmastime with Classic Harmony

Ticketsolve – whale              Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of Christmas,  past & present.

23 December 2021              Greystones Film Club|Annual Elf Screening.

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.

21 November 2021             Jazz Jam, doors 3.30 pm,  session 4 pm to 6 pm.

                                      Donations welcome.

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.

28 November 2021             Celebration of George Harrison on his 10th anniversary.

                                      With Terry Meakin and friends.

Doors 5 pm,  session 6 pm to 8 pm.

                                      Proceeds to Greystones Cancer Support.

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 well up this week.

National figures continue to be very high, too.

Please be careful and restrict your movements as much as possible.

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

Ireland’s COVID19 Data Hub (arcgis.com)