Greystones notes week May 16th

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

Bike Week 2022|14 to 22 May 2022

Great week to start cycling or to keep cycling !!

Here are some Greystones events:

Tuesday        17 May          Bike Maintenance Workshop Meridian Point Centre 5 pm

Wednesday    18 May          Cycle to Zen                      Burnaby Park           10 am

                                      Fat Bike Adventure Rentals   Belmont                  5 pm to 7 pm

Thursday       19 May          Fat Bike Adventure Rentals   Belmont                  5 pm to 7 pm

Friday           20 May          Cycle to Zen                      Burnaby Park           7 pm

                                      Fat Bike Adventure Rentals   Belmont                  5 pm to 7 pm

Full details of all Bike Week events from Bike Week website.

Bike Week 2022 Schedule – Wicklow Local Sports Partnership (wicklowlsp.ie)

National Biodiversity Week|13 to 22 May 2022

Birdwatch Ireland Dusk Chorus Bird Walk

National Biodiversity Week will be held from 13 to 22 May 2022.

Birdwatch Ireland Wicklow Branch will lead a Dusk Chorus Bird Walk on Friday,  13 May 2022.

Walk will be held at the East Coast Nature Reserve (ECNR).

Please meet at the Sea Road,  Kilcoole,  entrance to the ECNR at 8 pm.

May is the height of the bird-breeding season.

Birds are most active in pairing up and defending territories.

Participants on the walk will be listening to and observing birds on the reserve.

Soup and Sandwiches Luncheon

Everyone is most welcome to the very popular Soup and Sandwich luncheons.

St. Patrick’s Church,  Church Road,  Greystones.

Tuesday,  17 May 2022,  12.30 pm to 2 pm.

Suggested donation of €5 will go to charity.

Come along for fresh,  homemade food and meet up with friends,  old and new !!

East Wicklow Business Network Inaugural Social Gathering

Friday,  20 May 2022,  Greystones Sailing Club;  7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.

East Wicklow Business Netwrk seeks to connect people from the local area.

Greystones,  Delgany,  Kilcoole,  Newcastle and Newtownmountkennedy.

This is an excellent opportunity for local business people to meet and network with each other.

Entrepreneurs,  professionals,  sole traders,  or business owners,  large or small are all welcome.

This is a social event,  people attending are welcome to bring their partners.

There is no charge for the event,  but registration is required.

Spaces are limited,  so please book early !!

Local Business Leaders: Spring Networking Evening Registration, Fri 20 May 2022 at 19:30 | Eventbrite

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

The Greystones Guide | Business Need A Little Help…?

Local Enterprise Office Wicklow

Lots still going on at LEO Wicklow.

Here is the latest info and some forthcoming courses.

All very useful,  interesting and helpful.

  • Business Planning & Accessing Finance
  • Public Procurement for SMEs
  • UCD Lochlan Quinn School of Business Courses.
  • New Frontiers Programme:  Turn your business idea into a successful start-up.
  • NDRC Accelerator Programme:  Supporting ambitious entrepreneurs.
  • Irish Exporters Association|Export Industry Awards Programme 2022

Full details from enterprise@leo.wicklowcoco.ie.

Local Enterprise Office – Wicklow

Mind Your Yourself|Your Six Week Journey to Living Well

KWETB’s free six week programme that will support you in being kind to yourself and others.

Topics will include:

  • Emotional
  • Nutrition
  • Digital
  • Physical
  • Financial
  • Cultural

Programme will begin May/June 2022.

Details from 086 7806979,  christinewray@kwetb.ie

Irish Gerontological Society Public Lecture

Life After Retirement|19 May 2022

Online lecture;  3 pm to 4.30 pm.

Lecture will be presented by Professor Eamon O’Shea.

Retirement is one of the major life events.

It affects people’s econmic circumstancs,  quality of life,  well-being and relationships.

Much of the lecture will focus on exploring different ways to make retirment more enjoyable.

Lecture will be chaired by:

  • Professor Rose Anne Kenny

President of the Irish Gerontological Society

  • Edel McDaid

Senior Physiotherapist in Post acute rehabilitation, Royal Hospital Donnybrook

They will be joined by a diverse range of panelists.

Questions can be submitted before the lecture.

You can join the event live at https://broadcastonline.ie/igs.

No need to pre-register.

Details from https://www.irishgerontology.com.

GREYSTONES COMMUNITY POLICING UNIT:   CRIME REPORT

25 April to 1 May 2022

Greystones North                                       No reports.

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

           Greystones South                                 Home entered while owners were out.

                                                                   Unknown if anything taken.

                                                                   Theft of alcohol from shop.

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

Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        Theft of cast iron flower pots from garden.

                                                          Graffiti to business premises.

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

           Kilcoole                                                      No reports.

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

An Garda Síochána now have a way to report hate crime online.

You do not have to attend your local Garda Station.

You might prefer to report hate crime online.

All reports will be examined by dedicated members of the GNDIU.

Garda National Diversity & Integration Unit.

They will ensure that appropriate action is taken to record and respond to reports.

You can report a hate crime via https://garda.ie/!CW30T6

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD !!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.

Greystones is a 24 hour station, 666 5800. 

In case of emergency,  dial 999/112.

Wicklowaid4Ukraine

WicklowAid4 Ukraine has been set up by local support groups.

These groups are travelling to Poland and Ukraine to help Ukrainian families.

These families need support with relocating and logistics.

All donation and help go directly to those in need.

Details from WicklowAid4Ukraine Facebook page.

(20+) wicklowaid4ukraine – Search Results | Facebook

Ukrainian Support Hub

A support hub is now 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.

Please check the link below for the list of what is currently needed.

This list changes from time to time as needs vary.

Drop off for donations is Tuesday and Friday,   10 am to 1 pm.

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

Greystones Folk Group Craft Bags for Ukrainian Children

You could help Ukrainian Children by contributing a Craft Bag.

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 choir sings each Sunday at the 11.30 am Mass,  Holy Rosary Church.

Craft bags may also be left in Holy Rosary Church.

Greystones Active Retirement Association (GARA)

Computers,  Laptops and Smartphone Jargon and Use

Series of workshops.

Come along to learn the latest from Dermot Devereux !!

You,  too,  can be a techie !!

Wednesdays in May:  18 and 25 May 2022.

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

Card Making Workshops Continue

Last card making workshop will take place 20 May,  10 am to 11.30 am.

Kilian House Family Centre beside Holy Rosary Church.

Whale Theatre Greystones Upcoming Events !!

Great events coming up at the Whale Theatre.

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

Wonderful theatre atmosphere,  comfortable seating.

Bar facilities,  friendly staff and right on your doorstep.

What more could you ask for ??

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…?

20 May 2022                               Tom Ollendorff Trio

Ticketsolve – whale                       Tom Ollendorff is one of the world’s finest guitarists.

21 May 2022                               On the Road Again with Fiachna Ó Braonáoin and Tom Dunne.

Ticketsolve – whale                       Fun evening of songs and stories.

                                                Two old pals hit the stage together for the very first time !!

27 and 28 May 2022                     How to Get the Menopause and Enjoy It

Ticketsolve – whale                       Fabulous comedy with Anne Gildea from The Nualas.

29 May 2022                               Kim Hayden Student Showcase

Ticketsolve – whale                       Showcase of talent to lift the spirits for summer.

                                                Kim herself will also perform during the matinee.

                                                An afternoon of music not to be missed.

                                                This show is SOLD OUT.

                                                            Please join the waiting list.       

5 June 2022                                Music Generation Wicklow Youth Orchestra

Ticketsolve – whale                       Inaugural performance !!

                                                Twenty one musicians,  12 to 18 years,  from North Wicklow.

9 to 12 June 2022                        Greystones Players:  The Memory of Water

Ticketsolve – whale                       Darkly comedic rollercoaster of a play.

                                                Dealing with grief,  memory and familial relationships.

Coming up !!

”Nursey” by Aoife Martyn and  Music Together Band.

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 ??

Summer is coming,  you deserve a treat.

Hot Spot Music Club|Van Morrison Songbook|Celtic Soul|14 May 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Celtic Soul are a 7 piece band from Bangor delivering a very fine tribute to Van Morrison.

These musicians have the ingredients to combine and deliver Van’s music in an outstanding show.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9:00 pm.

Tickets €22/€25/

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

Hot Spot Music Club|Pat’s Fireside Folk Session|15 May 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|Kila|20 May 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

One of Ireland’s most innovative and exciting bands.

Kila’s unique sound has ever been evolving from its traditional roots.

Energetic and inspired,  if you miss this show,  you miss will a superb musical experience.

Please note:  there is limited seating at this event.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9:00 pm.

Tickets €20/€24

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

Hot Spot Music Club|Blues Jam Session|22 May 2022

Come along to listen or at the Blues Jam Session.

Hosted by the Urban Mojo Blues Band.

They will play some tunes and you can play some tunes or join in.

All blues instrumentalists and singers welcome.

Great opportunity to play with other blues musicians.

Or to just come along and watch.

Please arrive early to sign in,  talk to the band and ensure you get a chance to play.

Piano,  drum kit,  mics and amps are in the venue.

However,  musicians are advised to bring their own amps and music stands.

This is a regular blues jam session to develop and bring the blues community together.

Greystones,  Wicklow and beyond.

4:00 p.m.

Admission free,  suggested donation,  €5.00

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

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