Greystones notes week October 17th

Greystones Film Club @ Whale Theatre|13 October 2022

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Film starts 8 pm.  Doors open 7 pm.

Admission €10,  to include free popcorn.

This is the most headspinning,  spine snapping,  rib tickling movie you will see all year.

Or any year,  for that matter.

Greystones Film Club: Everything Everywhere All at Once (

Coming up in November,  Roise and Frank !!

Anam Cara Wicklow Monthly Meeting for Bereaved Parents

Monday,  17 October 2022;  Parkview Hotel Newtownmountkennedy;  7:15 p.m.

Monthly meeting of wonderful organisation that supports bereaved parents.

This meeting is only for parents who have lost children.

Anam Cara Wicklow offers a safe and comfortable setting.

Bereaved parents will have the opportunity to meet with other bereaved parents.

The evening is free and open to all bereaved parents.

Regardless of the age your child died,  the circumstances of their death.

Or whether their death was recent or not.

Anam Cara is the only organisation of its kind in Ireland with services to bereaved parents.

Anam Cara was launched in 2008 in recognition of the need for a safe space for bereaved parents.

A place where a bereaved parent can let the mask drop.

And where others might understand what family members and friends cannot.

Full details from 085 2888888,

Soup and Sandwiches Luncheons Are Back After the Summer Break !!

Spread the word !!

We welcome the return of the very popular Soup and Sandwich Luncheons.

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

Tuesday,  18 October 2022,  12.30 pm to 2 pm.

And each Third Tuesday of the month.

Suggested donation of €5 will go to charity.

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

Luncheon includes a wide variety of soups,  sandwiches and cakes,  specially made just for you.

You will be made most welcome.

Come by yourself or bring a friend.

If you have never been to Soup and Sandwiches Luncheons,  why not give it a try !!

Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society Monthly Talk

Arklow Pottery:  Early History and Background

19 October 2022;  Kilian House Family Centre, beside Holy Rosary Church;  8 pm.

There will be two speakers on the night.

Rachael Jane Linton is American born with Irish heritage.

She has studied and collected early American and European hand thrown pottery for 30 years.

Now living in Ireland,  her main interest is Arklow Pottery.

And the work of John ffrench,  a ceramicist with Arklow Pottery,  1962 to 1969.

Tommy Dunne is a lifelong ceramics collector.

He has the most comprehensive private Arklow Pottery collection in Ireland.

Talk will be followed by a “Roadshow” type table section.

Members’ own pieces of Arklow Pottery will be dated and valued.

We all remember travelling down to Arklow Pottery for great locally produced craft items.

The evening should prove to be most enjoyable.

All welcome.

Full details from Aileen Short,  01.2876416,

Blessing of the Graves in Redford Cemetery|13 November 2022

This annual,  well attended community ceremony will take place at 3 pm.

All welcome.

Greystones Family Resource Centre|Photography Competition

Greystones Family Resource Centre is located in Burnaby Court and in Charlesland.

Its core services provide low-cost counselling and play therapy.

Rainbows programme for children and many activities for children and families during the summer.

GFRC is running a Photography Competition to celebrate their 20 years in the community.

The theme of the Photography Competition is “Community”.

What does “community” mean to you ??

What does it look like ??

Can you capture it in a photo ??

Competition is open to those over the age of 18.

Please send entries,  with your name and phone number,  to

Closing date is 14 October 2022.

Greystones Family Resource Centre is also running an Art Competition and a TikTok competition through local schools.

Details from

Local Enterprise Office Wicklow Course|24 October 2022

Content Creatiion & Copyrighting

This online workshop enables businesses to create meaningful and engaging content.

Content that can be repurposed,  adapted and shared across a variety of platforms and media.

Cost is €20 and is significantly subsidised by LEO Wicklow.

Bookings can be made at:

49616004/LEOITT010 Content Creation & Copywriting 24/10/2022 – Local Enterprise Office – Wicklow

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2022

The Shoebox Appeal is back again for 2022.

Team Hope Shoebox Week runs from 31 October to 8 November 2022.

This year,  Team Hope aim to deliver as many gift-filled shoesboxes as possible.

These wonderful shoeboxes will be delivered to children for whom poverty is their every-day reality.

This is your chance to help a child from one of 13 countries across Africa and Eastern Europe.

You can fill a shoebox yourself or you can drop off empty shoeboxes to the local team.

Details of drop off days and times will be announced shortly.

Collection point will be Hillside Evangelical Church,  Hillside Road.

Rach O’Sullivan     087 3524 102 or Marian Hughes     087 8888 646

Christmas Shoebox Appeal – Team Hope

Invitation to Join New Wicklow Craft Foundation

Wicklow Craft Foundation is a new not-for-profit community-orientated organisation.

It is based in County Wickow and aims to support and encourage a wide range of activities.

Craft businesses,  craft education and training courses,  craft retailers,  art and design.

Heritage crafts,  interior design,  craft consumers,  architects,  film makers, retailers,  educators and more.

Wicklow Craft Foundation welcomes new Members.

Full details and information about this wonderful new group from Wicklow Craft Foundation

Hedge Cutting Season Continues Until 28 February 2023

Landowners are advised that all hedgerows along public roads/footpaths that need trimming should be done before end February.

This includes householders and occupiers of lands.

All cuttings should be removed from the roads and verges.

Adequate signage and traffic management should take place during the trimming.

Roadside trees should be inspected and necessary action taken to prevent potential hazard.

Inspections should be carried out by suitably qualified personnel.

Japanese Knotweed SHOULD NOT BE CUT.

No ground disturbance should take place at these sites at any time of the year.

Whale Theatre Greystones Upcoming Events !!

More wonderful events coming up at the Whale Theatre.

Autumn Season continues.

Great theatre atmosphere,  comfortable seating.

Bar facilities,  friendly staff and a first class theatre right on your doorstep.

What more could you ask for ??

14 October 2022                                    Enya Martin:  Ask Your Ma

Events for 14/10/2022 (     Comedy queen is back with a brand new stand up show !!

                                                          This event is SOLD OUT,  please join the waiting list.

15 October 2022                                                       Emma Langford:  The Birdsong Tour

Emma Langford – The Birdsong Tour (      Award winning singer/songwriter.

                                                                             Emma has performed at Milwaukee Irish Fest.

                                                                             Much acclaimed,  this wonderful Folk Singer will be with us at Whale Theatre.

20 October 2022                                    Dr. Lynley Hamilton Quintet

Events for 20/10/2022 (     Dr. Lynley Hamilton is a famous jazz musician.

                                                          He is making his Greystones debut at Whale Theatre.

                                                          If you want to be entertained by wonderful music,  book your ticket early !!

21 October 2022                                    Eoghan O’Sullivan:  Songs From the Bright Side

Events for 21/10/2022 (     Our very own Eoghan O’Sullivan is back in Greystones !!

                                                          Eoghan brings joy,  humour and passion to every performance.

                                                          He is a well established singer songwriter on the Continent.

This is a once-off concert to celebrate family,  friendship and community.

                                                          Proceeds will go to Jigsaw’s Wicklow Hub.

                                                          Offering mental health and advice to young people.

22 October 2022                                    Mary Coughlan|Live and Kicking Concert

Events for 22/10/2022 (     Mary Coughlan needs no introduction.

                                                          She will sing songs that are close to her heart and life.     

                                                          This concert is SOLD OUT, please join the waiting list.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

Celtic Calling,  The Blizzards Unplugged,  Peter Pumpkins.

All this and more to come at Whale Theatre !!

Shows are booking out early,  so check the website for future programmes !!

Hot Spot Music Club|LOL|Comedy Club|14 October 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Headliner is Ross Browne,  one of Ireland’s biggest selling acts in Ireland.

Supporting acts include:

Danny Ryan,  one of Ireland’s finest acts,  finally coming to Greystones.

Gilzie Fitz,  from Edinburgh Fringe Festival, we are all in for a treat.

Adam Burke,  from Electric Picnic and 3 Arena,  will be MC.

Hot Spot Music Club|Set Adrift Dance Club|15 October 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Greystones needs a place to dance.  A place to let go and get lost in music.

Come along for a night of music,  DJing and music,  soundtracked by The Drifter.

Many genres,  many vibes,  come and bring your dancing shoes !!

Special Guest DJ New Jackson (aka David Kitt).

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Tickets €12.

Full details from 087 2917519 or

Hot Spot Music Club|The Great American Songbook|16 October 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

An afternoon of romantic music,  with some of the greatest songs ever written.

You will hear from all the greats and old favourites.

Performed by some of the best musicians and singers in the country.

This is a one-off opportunity to be up close in an intimate setting.

A setting that features fabulous songs,  musicians and singers.

You will leave with your feet tapping and your heart filled with hope and joy.

Come along and hear these classic melodies.

Doors open 4:00 pm.

Admission Free|Suggested Donation €5.

Full details from 087 2917519 or

Hot Spot Music Club|Greystones Jazz Jam|23 October 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Come along to listen or play !!

All jazz instrumentalists and singers welcome.

Great opportunity to play with other jazz musicians.

Or to just come along and watch.

Please arrive early to sign in and ensure you get a chance to play.

To take part,  you need to be able to play at least one tune.

And then improvise over it.

Jazz standards like those from the Real Book series,  iRealPro app.

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 jazz session to develop and bring the jazz community together.

Greystones,  Wicklow and beyond.

Details from Dara MacMahon,  086 8146926.

4:00 p.m.

Donations are welcome to make this event viable.

Providing a staged performance space for jazz musicians and singers.

Full details from

Hot Spot Music Club|The Back Doors are Back: One Night Only|26 October 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

The all brother Doors “clone” band was formed during their teens in Kilcoole.

The Meakin brothers have played many venues around Ireland.

They have a totally authentic sound and an uncanny accuracy in content and performance.

Their gigs are few and far between now because their lead singer lives in Berlin.

This is a rare opportunity to see them all back on stage again !!

Note: Limited Seating|Band will perform on stage,  not in the round.

Special set will be dedicated to LA Women.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show 9:00 pm.

Tickets €10/€12.

Full details from 087 2917519 or

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

Serpentine Rooms,  Pat’s Fireside Folk Session.

U2 (Joshua Tree)|Simple Minds Tribute.

All this and more from

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

Lots more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:

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