Greystones notes week April 18th

Keep in touch with what is going on.

News & information items and updates on forthcoming events.

Straight to your Inbox each week !!

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

Wicklow County Council|National Transport Authority

Transport Study for Greystones,  Delgany and Kilcoole

Study to identify transport requirements and possible solutions.

You are being asked to share your views in an online survey.

Submissions received will be considered as part of the transport survey.

Aim is to improve the connectivity and ease of access for all through sustainable travel.

And make our area more attractive to live,  work and visit.

Online survey closes on Monday, 25 April 2022.

Survey at Greystones Transport Study | wicklow.ie

Paul Byrne has the full story:

The Greystones Guide | Greystones Transport Study Launched

Wicklow County Council is Council of the Year

The award is for a Local Authority that has gone above and beyond for the people.

It recognises and illustrates the collaborative work between WCC and the community.

Also the many volunteers. 

They all work together to make Wicklow a better place in which to work and live.

Well done to all !!

Paul Byrne has the full story.

The Greystones Guide | WCC Win Council Of The Year

Greystones Tidy Towns|Sunflower Seed Shop

Saturday,  30 April 2022,  Burnaby Park,  10 am to 12 pm.

Greystones Tidy Towns are planning to plant 1,000 sunflowers over the summer.

You can help them paint the town yellow in support of Ukraine !!

Proceeds from the day will be in aid of a local charity shop supporting Ukrainians in North Wicklow.

Paul Byrne has the details.

The Greystones Guide | Everything’s Coming Up Sunflowers

Greystones Help for Ukraine

Colette and the teams will be travelling again to Poland/Ukraine next Thursday.

Up to date information can be found on Colette Talbot’s Facebook page.

Your help is still very much needed.

Every bit of help goes directly to those who need it.

None of it is wasted.  

(20+) Colette Talbot | Facebook

From Greystones to Ukraine

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has full details on more help for Ukraine.

The Greystones Guide | From Greystones To Ukraine

Friendship Variety Show for Ukraine

30 April 2022,  Whale Theatre.

Open call for Ukrainian and Irish performers.

All ages and levels welcome.

Please contact Rachel Harper,  087 9701063 if you would like to participate.

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

The Greystones Guide | There’s Something Happening Here

Ukrainian Support Hub

A support hub has been established in Hillside Church.

As new families arrive,  the needs differ each week.

Appeals may be made at short notice.

We cannot underestimate the value of friendship.

The hub is open at Hillside Church,  Hillside Road.

Every Tuesday and Friday,  10 am to 12 pm.

You are most welcome to come along and have a cup of coffee with old and new friends.

Greystones and Kilquade Pastoral Area – Ukrainian Support Hub Requirements (gkpastoralarea.ie)

Greystones Folk Group Craft Bags for Ukrainian Children

Greystones Folk Group recently held a Fun Craft Morning for Ukrainian families.

Another Craft Morning will be held shortly.

Special thanks to all who donated toys and items.

You could help by contributing a Craft Bag for the children.

It is easy and fun to do.  Simply collect craft items and place in a Zip Lock Bag.

Lock the bag and put a sticker on the bag indicating the age and gender of the child.

Greystones Folk Group will do its best to make sure your Craft Bag gets to the child.

Craft items include colouring books,  markers,  colouring pencils,  Pritt stick,  pencils.

Rubbers,  sharpener,  bubbles,  small toy,  plus other suggestions of your own.

Craft Bags can be left with Greystones Folk Group.

They sing each Sunday at the 11.30 am Mass,  Holy Rosary Church.

New Contact Number to Report Wicklow/Dublin Uplands Dumpers and Dumping

We all try to keep our Wicklow Uplands dumping and litter free.

If you see any people dumping or if you see any dumped material,  you can report it.

There is now a new number for reporting:  Lo Call 1800 365123.

Help keep Wicklow litter free !!

Greystones Library:  Free Book Bags for Children Starting School in September

Wonderful offer for 4 and 5 year old children who begin their national schooling in September.

They can also begin their library membership journey at the same time.

Stories in the books are about starting school,  being happy and making friends.

Book Bags are free.

Children will also be given a specially designed wallet to hold their new library card.

Parents and Caregivers will be given information to help children transit from pre-school.

Book Bags can be collected from Greystones Library,  Mill Road,  01.2873548.

Greystones Active Retirement Association (GARA)

Wonderful group for the over 50s in the Greystones and surrounding areas.

Even more 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.

Coffee Morning will be held on 29 April 2022 and on each last Friday of the month.

Kilian House Family Centre,  10.30 am to 11.30 pm. 

This month’s guest will be Eamonn Ó Raghallaigh from Greystones Music Circle.

Eamonn will present Songs from the Shows.

Poetry and Short Stories

Rosa and May,  two Transition Year students,  will read GARA poetry and short stories.

This project was initiated by the GAA.

It is called the Dermot Earley Leadership Project.

The project promotes community Poetry and Storytelling. 

Friday,  22 April 2022,  at 10.30 am.

Computers,  Laptops and Smartphone Jargon and Use

Come along to learn the latest from Dermot Devereux !!

You,  too,  can be a techie !!

Wednesdays in May:  4,  11,  18 and 25 May 2022.

Kilian House Family Centre Hall,  2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

Card Making Workshops Continue

Card making workshops will take place on Friday mornings,  10 am to 11.30 am.

Kilian House Family Centre beside Holy Rosary Church.

Here are the dates for your Calendars: 22 April,  6, 13 and 20 May 2022.

Card making is an interesting and fun activity.

Create cards for special occasions for your loved ones.

They are sure to be impressed !!

Cost is €4 per session.

All materials and equipment will be supplied.

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

Details about GARA are available each first Tuesday of the month.

Kilian House Family Centre,  10.30 am to 11.30 am.

New Members always warmly welcomed !! 

Don’t be shy,  come along !! 

GARA looks forward to seeing you.

Greystones Community National School|Table Quiz for New Library|5 May 2022

Delgany Golf Club.

Prizes are very much needed for the Table Quiz !!

Any contribution will be most welcome.

Details from ptpfundraising@greystonescns.ie.

Local Enterprise Office Wicklow

Lots still going on at LEO Wicklow.

Here are some forthcoming courses,  all very useful,  interesting and helpful.

  • Agile Innovation Fund
  • Climate Toolkit 4 Business: 

Climate Toolkit 4 Business | Zero Carbon Journey Toolkit for Businesses

  • Effective Use of Social Media for Your Business
  • Start Your Own Business Course
  • Driving Your Own Public Relations Campaign
  • Business Planning & Accessing Finance
  • Public Procurement for SMEs
  • Green for Micro

Green for Micro – Local Enterprise Office – Wicklow

Full details from enterprise@leo.wicklowcoco.ie.

Local Enterprise Office – Wicklow

Wicklow County Council|Co. Wicklow Public Participation Network

Help plan your vision for the well-being of our community.

Tell the authorities what you want for future generations in Co. Wicklow !!

Please help by completing the survey:

County Wicklow Local Economic and Community Plan Consultation 2022

Closing date is 21 April 2022

Whale Theatre Upcoming Events !!

Great events coming up at the Whale Theatre.

Come along,  you will be given a warm welcome !!

21 April 2022                               National Theatre:  Henry V by William Shakespeare.

Ticketsolve – whale                       Thrilling study of nationalism,  war and psychology of power.

22/23 April 2022                          Heartstring:  A new play by Ronan Woods.

Ticketsolve – whale                       Story follows an up and coming pop-rock band.

24 April 2022                               The Bridge:  Cuban Guitar Recital.

                                                The Bridge represents a timely celebration of past/present.

28 April 2022                               Tony Cantwell:  Pony

Ticketsolve – whale                       Fabulous comedy show from best love Irish comedian.

29 April 2022                               Bray Jazz Festival:  Michael Janisch Band

Ticketsolve – whale                       Fabulous Jazz Band comes to the Whale Theatre !!

30 April 2022                               Friendship Variety Show for Ukraine

                                                Ukrainian and Irish performers all welcome.

                                                Please contact Rachel Harper,  087 9701063 to perform.

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide has the full story:

The Greystones Guide | There’s Something Happening Here

1 May 2022                                 Greystones Vocal Academy Student Showcase                         

Ticketsolve – whale                       Excellent end of year student concert.

Coming up,  Jade Phoenix and Tom Ollendorff Trio.

Booking and full details and of these and future programmes from www.WhaleTheatre.ie.

Why not have a look and see what’s coming up ??

Spring is here,  join the fun.

Hot Spot Music Club|Daorí Farrell|15 April 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

“Daorí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade.”

Donal Lunny

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9.00 pm.

Tickets €15/€155

Full details from 087 2917519 or www.thehotspot.ie.

Hot Spot Music Club|Aoife Doyle Album Launch|22 April 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Aoife Doyle has just released her new album:  LOVE CONQUERS ALL.

Love,  truly,  is the answer to many of life’s problems and questions.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9.00 pm.

Tickets €15.

Full details from 087 2917519 or www.thehotspot.ie.

Hot Spot Music Club|Pat’s Fireside Folk Session|24 April 2022

Great early evening entertainment.

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Pat invites you  to come along,  sit beside the fireplace and listen.

Celebrate the great artists of the folk era to present day.

Country,  jazz ‘n blues and ragtime,  Irish traditional songs and ballads.

All genres of music in an acoustic format.

Hosts are Pat and Bert.

Each week,  guest musicians will join the session.

Come along and listen,  play a tune or sing a song we all know.

Doors open 4:00 pm.

Admission free.

Full details from 087 2917519 or www.thehotspot.ie.

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