Greystones local notes week August 15th

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

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:

Also from

Celebrating Ten Years of Greystones/Holyhead Twinning
Representatives from Greystones recently travelled to Holyhead for the HH Annual Festival.
The trip marked ten years of twinning activities back and forth across the Irish Sea.

Greystones and Holyhead are both maritime towns with a lot in common.
There was much discussion on issues that affect both towns and matters of local government.

Holyhead visitors will return to Greystones with the famous Holyhead Santa in November.

The Holyhead Male Voice Choir and the McGee Brothers Traditional Band will also travel.

They will hold a joint concert in the Whale Theatre on 19 November 2022.

Heritage Week 2022|Poetry Reading|Greystones You Are …

Heritage Week will be celebrated from 13 to 21 August 2022.

Greystones You Are .. is an anthology of poems about Greystones.

This remarkable literary achievement was archived from poets near and far.

The poems were written by people who live in,  or who are from,  Greystones.

The poems focus on Greystones and what our town means to them.

Readings from this wonderful anthology will take place in Greystones Library.

Tuesday,  16 August 2022;  7 pm to 8.15 pm.

These readings will celebrate Heritage Week in Greystones.

Come along to and hear local poets celebrate our place, our heritage,  our future.

There will be music,  too !!

The evening will also mark the Official Launch of the book,  which was delayed due to Covid.

Admission free.

National Heritage Week|13 to 21 August 2022

There will be lots going on for Heritage Week 2022.

Here are some local events,  all of which are very interesting and worthwhile.

Many are suitable for family outings which the children would enjoy.

Make Heritage Week 2022 a year to remember !!

Mature Woodland Walk/Altidore Castle                 13 and 17 August

The Hidden Streams of Delgany                          17 August

Kilcoole Heritage Walk                                      21 August

Details of the local events and all County Wicklow events may be found at:

Events | National Heritage Week 13 – 21 August 2022

Free Chess Events|Summer Sessions in Burnaby Park

Free chess events at the new Chess Tables in Burnaby Park Greystones each August Saturday morning.

The new Chess Tables are located in the southwest corner of the park.

Time is 10.30 am to 12 pm.

Come along to learn the basic rules,  10 am to 10.30 am.

Otherwise,  it’s just friendly games.

A limited number of chess sets and chairs will be provided.

Recommendation is that you bring along a folding chair.

Youth players are most welcome,  provided a Parent or Guardian is present to supervise.

Full details and information from Stephen Stokes,

Luisne Centre for Spirituality and Well Being Open Day

Saturday,  13 August 2022;  Egan Centre,  Bray;  10 am to 5 pm.

Visitors can visit the Meditation and Therapy Rooms and meet with Volunteers and Tutors.

A wide range of course,  therapy sessiions,  meditation and other therapies are available.

Complimentary sessions are being offered before the Open Day.

Full details and current offerings from

Greystones Municipal District People of the Year Awards 2022

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s awards.

Awards are given in a variety of categories.

  • Sportsperson of the Year
  • Civic Award
  • Special Person of the Year
  • Cultural Person of the Year
  • Commercial Award
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Details and application forms are available from Greystones Municipal District., or 2876694.

Closing date for applications is 19 August 2022.

Awards will be presented at a special dinner in Greystones Golf Club.

Thursday,  29 September 2022 at 8 pm.

Tickets for the dinner at €35 and are available from Greystones Municipal District.

This is a wonderful opportunity to honour those in our community who have served us well.

Is there someone in your group or club or town that you feel deserves an award ??

Multicultural Festival|Burnaby Park Greystones|Saturday, 20 August 2022

12 pm to 6 pm.

Bringing the heart of Wicklow Cultures to you.

  • MC Fabu D
  • Music by Dj Spaqz
  • Live band:  Anitchie
  • Dance:          Nowahala Dance Crew

Moving Skirts


  • Beat boxing by Abood Aldham
  • Cultural Display
  • World Food Tasting
  • Interactive Learning

Gomba Educare


  • Comedy
  • Storytelling
  • Workshops

Facilitated by KcITU.

Further information and details from Anne Waithira Burke,

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

The Greystones Guide | Stir It Up


20 June to 19 July 2022

Greystones                                                   Burglaries:  power tools and bicycle stolen.

Both from unsecured sheds overnight.

Laptop stolen from unlocked car overnight.

Thefts:  mobile phone taken from bag left on bus.

Black CUBE mountain bike taken from a shed.

Stolen property discovered in a suspect’s car.

Criminal damage:  eggs thrown at car.

Garda Sandra Tierney                   

           Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        Power tools stolen from unsecured shed.

Male disturbed by owner while entering shed.

                                                                   Thefts:  golf trolley stolen from car.

                                                                   Tools stolen from work van overnight.

                                                                   Tools stolen from garden shed.

Garda Maria Curtis                             

Kilcoole                                                       Owner disturbed male rifling through car.

Alcohol stolen from shop.

Garda Molly Corbett                     

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

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.

If you see anything suspicious,  please report to Greystones Garda Station.

Greystones is a 24 hour station, 6665800. 

In case of emergency,  dial 999.

Water Safety Ireland Advice on Open Water Swimming

  • Check the weather forecast and the tides.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Make sure you can be seen.
  • Alcohol and water never mix.
  • Listen to your body.  Don’t get too cold in the water.
  • Warm up fast after your swim.

More information and helpful tips from

Local Enterprise Office Wicklow|Autumn and Winter Training Programmes

Lots of exciting training events coming up in County Wicklow !!

  • Start Your Own Business Course
  • Trading Online Voucher Seminar
  • Pathway to Start Up
  • Tax & VAT for Start Up Businesses
  • Effective Use of Social Media for Your Business:  Intermediate.
  • HR Employment Law
  • Bookkeeping Using Excel
  • Effective Marketing for SMEs
  • Business Planning & Accessing Finance
  • Maximising Sales from you Website & Social Media
  • Digital Marketing Clinics:  One Hour Sessions Available.
  • Content Creatiion & Copywriting
  • Effective Use of Social Media for Your Business:  Advanced
  • Cashflow Management
  • Data Protectiion & Security in a Virtual World
  • Essential Idea Exploration:  Proven Tools & Techniques to Test the Market

Grants are also available:

  • Feasibility Study Grant
  • Priming Grant
  • Business Expansion Grant
  • Technical Assistance for Micro Exporters

Full details from Local Enterprise Office – Wicklow

Delgany & District Horticultural Society Dahlia Show 2022

Saturday,  27 August 2022;  St. Patrick’s Primary School,  Church Road,  Greystones.

3 pm to 5 pm.

Exhibitions may be arranged through Mary Wall,  Show Secretary,

Classes of exhibits include:

  • Dahlias
  • Novice Class
  • Sweet Pea
  • John Markham Pom Pom (DDHS Members only)
  • Flowers
  • Shrubs
  • Plants grown in containers
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit

All visitors are most welcome.

Usual entry fees.  Teas can be purchesed.

DDHS looks forward to meeting everyone once again !!

Dahlia Pom Pom John Markham

Taste of Greystones Regatta at Greystones Sailing Club

Taste of Greystones Regatta returns,  27 and 28 August 2022.

This is a cruiser/keelboat regatta.

First race will start on the Saturday at 3.30 pm.

Second and third races will run back to back and will start on the Sunday at 11 am.

Wonderful opportunity to see sailing at its best and right on our doorstep !!

Full details at 2022 Taste of Greystones | Greystones Sailing Club (

32nd La Touche Legacy

7th Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society

Festival of History Weekend:  Ireland Through the 40s … and Before

This fabulous weekend returns to Greystones after Covid.

Friday and Saturday,  9 and 10 September 2022.

Greystones Golf Club,  Whitshed Road.

Lectures by:

  • Professor Mary E. Daly, UCD
  • Dr. Michael Kennedy,  Author
  • Dr. Jennifer Redmond,  Maynooth University
  • Ms. Clodagh Finn,  Journalist and Author
  • Professor Emeritus Michael Laffan
  • Dr. David McCullough

All Lectures                                 €35.

All Lectures and Seminar Dinner       €55

Seminar Dinner Only                     €30

Bookings + tickets available from 01.2875678.

Or Kay Coughlan,  01.2876694,

Wicklow County Council|Help Scally Be A Good Dog !!

Wicklow County Council is raising awareness of dog fouling.

Dog owners everywhere they know they need to pick up after their dogs.

But dog fouling is still a serious problem.

Waste should always be bagged and removed for binning.

Your dog is your responsibility.

Help Scally to carry on the message.

Always pick it up !!

Tickets €18/€15

Full details from 087 2917519 or

Hot Spot Music Club|Blues Jam Session|4 September 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

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