Greystones notes week April 25th

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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

Redford Park Junction Improvement Scheme

The junction on the R761 at Lidl/Redford Park will undergo major improvements.

These improvements will be for pedestrians and cyclists.

Footpaths will be upgraded and protected cycle track facilities will be included.

Also, improvement through the upgrade of two existing bus stops in the immediate vicinity.

Full details will be available from Greystones Municipal District Office from 25 April 2022.

Working days,  9.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm.

Submissions or observations may be made before Friday,  10 June 2022,  at 12 pm.

www.wicklow.ie/living/consultationhub

Or to Helena Dennehy,  Transportation, Water and Emergency Services,  County Buildings,  Wicklow.

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 viws 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

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting by Zoom

26 April 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

If you would like an invitation email,  please contact Greystonesmd@wicklowcoco.ie.

Request must be made no later than 12 noon on Tuesday,  26 April 2022.

Please follow the meeting procedures which are noted below.

On the Agenda:

  • To consider Part 8 for Age Friendly apartments at Carraid Eden.
  • To inform the Members of details for SHD lands at Coolagad,  Greystones.
  • Report from GMD engineer
  • Update on Ukraine Crisis|WCC response.
  • Update on Chapel Road Scheme.

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Greystones  Municipal  District

Attendance of the Public and Media at remote meetings.

Procedures to be observed.

  1. Members of the public and media may be present at a remote meeting of Greystones Municipal District
  1. Attendees must comply with Greystones Municipal District Standing Orders and Supplementary Standing Orders to Regulate Remote Meetings.
  1. Members of the media and public shall give prior notice of a request to join an online meeting of Greystones Municipal District.
  1. Requests must be emailed to Greystonesmd@wicklowcoco.ie no later than 12 noon on the day of the meeting.   A name and email address is required.
  1. The link to the meeting is for the recipient only and must not be forwarded on to any other person(s).
  1. Attendees must maintain silence and observe any directions given by the Cathaoirleach or by an official of the Council.  Microphones must be kept on mute at all times.
  1. Members of the public and the media do not have the right to speak, any interruptions or endeavours to interrupt will result in the remote connection being terminated.
  1. No recording of the meeting and its proceedings by any person in attendance (elected members, media or members of the public) is permitted.

Poetry Day Ireland|Thursday,  28 April 2022

Poems Stones Stars Cards|An Evening of Poetry,  Music and Storytelling

Hot Spot Music Club,  Above The Beach House,  Greystones Harbour Marina;  7.30 pm.

The theme is Written in the Stars,  a starry,  starry night with wonderful participants !!

  • Greystones poets,  Eithne Hand,  Paul T. Dillon,  Lorraine O’Brien, Peig Meig
  • Seanachaí,  Mick Heffernan,  musician.
  • Frances Browner and participating poets in Written in the Stars.

Doors open at 7.15 pm.

Each Member of the audience will receive a poem card.

Tickets are €10 at the door.

Or from  POEMS STONES STARS CARDS Tickets, Thu 28 Apr 2022 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

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 are once again in Poland/Ukraine.

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

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.

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

Four week series of workshops.

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.

You,  too, can create attractive cards for special occasions for your loved ones.

They are sure to be impressed !!

Cost is €4 per session.

All materials and equipment for these beautiful cards 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.

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

Whale Theatre Upcoming Events !!

Great events coming up at the Whale Theatre.

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

28 April 2022                               Tony Cantwell:  Pony

Ticketsolve – whale                       Fabulous comedy show from best loved 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.

6 and 7 May 2022                         First Takes:  An Evening of Scenes and Sketches

Ticketsolve – whale                       Making Waves Youth Theatre|2022 Spring Production.

14 May 2022                               Jade Phoenix|Soprano Lyric Opera Singer

Ticketsolve – whale                       Jade will sing some beloved opera classics and Irish songs.

19 May 2022                               Greystones Film Club:  The Lost Leonardo

Ticketsolve – whale                       Acclaimed documentary.

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

                                                The Greystones Guide | The Da Vinci Con…?

Coming up,  Tom Ollendorff Trio and Fiachna Ó Braonain and Tom Dunne.

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|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.

Hot Spot Music Club|Poetry Day Ireland|28 April 2022

Please see above for details.

Hot Spot Music Club|Rob Strong|29 April 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Rob Strong is still going strong !!

Derry native with sensational blues/soul voice comes to Greystones !!

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9:00 pm.

Tickets €15/€18/

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

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