Greystones notes week November 14th

Art History in Greystones Library | 10,  17 and 24 November 2022

Greystones Libray,  Mill Road,  Greystones;  12.15 pm to 12.45 pm.

Wonderful lunchtime opportunity on Thursdays to learn more about art.

Susan Campbell,  Art Historian,  will bring a selection of art images to life each week.

Each session will be 30 minutes long.

Booking is essential at Greystones Library,  01.2873548.

Sessions are free of charge.

Sea Stacks Offshore Wind Farm Exhibition|10 November 2022

Greystones Sailing Club,  4 pm to 8 pm.

ESB is investigating the feasibility of developing the Sea Stacks Offshore Wind Farm.

The wind farm would be located approximately 12 km off the Dublin and Wicklow Coast.

You are most welcome to come along to the exhibition and learn more about the proposed development.

Home (seastacksoffshorewind.ie)

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

The Greystones Guide | The Answer, My Friend…?

Greystones/Holyhead Twinning Photo Exhibition|12 to 23 November 2022

Celebrating Ten Years of Twinning between Greystones and Holyhead.

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  during Greystones Library opening hours.

Greystones and Holyhead Twinning Partners have been back and forth across the Irish Sea for Ten Years !!

Wonderful collection of photos showing a wide range of events and happy occasions.

Come and have a look !!

Our Twinning Partners will be with us on 19 November 2022 for our Christmas Lights.

Special concert in the Whale Theatre to celebrate.

A night not to be missed with Holyhead Male Voice Choir and Magee Brothers Traditional Band.

Events for 19/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)

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 Educate Together Craft Fair|13 November 2022

Educate Together Natiional School|Opposite Lidl.

Explore beautiful handmade crafts from over 40 local vendors.

11 am to 4 pm.

Quiet hour from 10.15 am.

Soup and Sandwiches Luncheons|15 November 2022

Spread the word !!

Very popular Soup and Sandwich Luncheons are held each month.

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

Tuesday,  15 November 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

The First World War in the Irish Sea

16 November 2022;  Kilian House Family Centre, beside Holy Rosary Church;  8 pm.

Donation,  €3.

John Goodman,  an avid World War I historian,  will be the guest speaker.

He has researched WWI documentaries for TV and radio and written for various publications.

John is a regular speaker for the Dublin Western Front Association.

Most people associate this war with battles on land,  especially with trench warfare.

However,  a ferocious battle was raging in the Irish Sea,  including off the Wicklow coast.

All welcome.

Full details from Aileen Short,  01.2876416,  aileen.short1@gmail.com.

Greystones Tidy Towns Fundraising Fashion Show Is Back|18 November 2022

Greystones Lawn Tennis Club,  Mill Road;  doors open at 7.15 pm.

Tickets are €25 to include a glass of bubbly and a goody bag.

Details and tickets from 087 2079627.

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

The Greystones Guide | Balls Out For Greystones Tidy Towns

Greystones Town Team|Light Up Greystones Christmas 2022|19 November 2022

Once again Santa will travel over with our Twinning Partners from Holyhead.

He will make his way around Greystones to wave hello to all the boys and girls.

Be sure to come out and give Santa a warm welcome !!

Route details and full informatiion on Greystones.ie,  Instagram and Facebook.

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

The Greystones Guide | Here Comes Santa Claus

Whale Theatre|Voices from Across the Irish Sea|19 November 2022

Special concert celebrating Ten Years of the Greystones/Holyhead Twinning Partnership.

Featuring the Holyhead Male Voice Choir and the Magee Brothers Traditional Band.

A not-to-be missed musical evening for everyone to enjoy !!

The Holyhead Male Voice Choir and the Magee Brothers Traditional Band are making a very welcome return visit to Greystones

Both groups will be marking 10 years of Twinning Partnership between Greystones and Holyhead.

Please join them for a magical evening of music and song.

A male voice choir has a very distinctive aura and sound.

The Holyhead Male Voice Choir overwhelmed its audience on their first visit to Greystones in 2019.

The five brothers in the Magee Brothers Band are a well known and popular Welsh family group.

This concert is a return visit to Greystones for them as well.

Their singing and musicianship are a delight.

You will leave the Whale Theatre clapping your hands and tapping your feet !!

Booking details from the Whale Theatre.

Events for 19/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)

Anam Cara Wicklow Monthly Meeting for Bereaved Parents

Monday,  21 November 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,  info@AnamCara.ie.

Ladies Night Greystones|24 November 2022

Ladies Night is back !!

Thursday,  24 November 2022,  5 pm till late.

Shopping,  Drinks,  Food,  Live Music,  Prizes.

More than 30 places to visit.

Lots to do and lots of fun for all Ladies.

Special note to mark the day in you calendars !!

Free Sustainable Gardening Course|Sponsored by Greystones Municipal District

Saturday,  26 November 2022,  10 am to 4 pm;  Burnaby Park and Greystones Library.

One day course will cover everything from gardenigg chemical free,  pollinator planting.

Vegetable growing,  mini pond building,  pruning,  cuttings and much more.

Course will be run by Aoife Munn,  horticulturist and environmentalist.

Course is suitable for adults who want to garden for biodiversity.

But especially those involved with Greystones Tidy Towns,  green schools co-ordinators,  allotment holders.

A full set of notes will be sent to all participants after the course.

Tickets from Eventbrite:

Sustainable Gardening Course Greystones Tickets, Sat 26 Nov 2022 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Delgany Thursday Christmas Lunch

Thursday,  1 December 2022;  Parkview Hotel,  Newtownmountkennedy;  12.45 pm.

Cost of the lunch is €30 per person.

Booking details with

  • Peter   086 8307644
  • Violet  087 7560153
  • John   086 3566527

Please book by 21 November,  so that numbers attending can be forward to the hotel.

School Enrolment 2023 for Greystones and Kilquade Pastoral Area

Enrolment for Junior Infants in September 2023 is now open in the following Greystones schools.

St. Brigid’s National School,  St. Kevin’s National School,  St. Laurence National School.

Details can be found on school notice boards and school websites.

Greystones Active Retirement Association

Current activities now underway.

          Monday         2.30 pm to 4.30 pm           Informal Art Group,  with guidance.

          Tuesday        10.30 am to 12.30 pm         Short Mat Bowling

          Thursday       2.30 pm to 4.15 pm           Bingo

Coffee Morning in Kilian House Family Centre Hall,  last Friday of the month,  from 10.30 am onwards.

Next Coffee Morning will be held 25 November 2022.

Connect with old friends and make new ones.

All welcome.

Please contact GARA if you have any suggestions for future activities !!

News on future outings and events in the new year.

Save the Date|GARA Christmas Dinner Dance 2022/2023

5 January 2023,  Parkview Hotel,  Newtownmountkennedy,  1.30 pm to 5 pm.

Music and Dancing by Tommy Carroll after dinner.

An enjoyable afternoon to finish up the Christmas season.

Tickets are €28,  on sale on Tuesday mornings,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10.30 am to 11.30 am.

Please book early !!

Residential Zoned Land Tax

Residential Zone Land Tax is a new tax aimed at increasing house supply for housing.

The plan will activate zoned,  serviced residential development lands,  including mixed-use lands.

The tax is being introduced as part of Housing for All,  the Government’s housing plan to  2030.

This is an important new tax. 

Details of the tax and who is affected are included in these links.

gov.ie – Residential Zoned Land Tax (www.gov.ie)

Residential Zoned Land Tax (wicklow.ie)

Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society

Trails of Greystones

Wonderful article about the Trails of Greystones.

A guided walk around our town to help you learn more about our wonderful heritage.

https://www.greystonesahs.org/gahs2/index.php/miscellaneous?view=article&id=348 .

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2022

The Shoebox Appeal is back again for 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 from across Africa and Eastern Europe.

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

Drop offs will operate from 8 to 14 November 2022,  Monday to Friday,  between 10 am and 12.30 pm.

Drop off point will be Hillside Evangelical Church,  Hillside Road.

Financial donations are always welcome,  as are supplies of children’s items.

Help would be appreciated from suppliers of games,  sweets and children’s items.

Please do not include liquids such as shampoo or bubbles, sharp objects.

Food or chocolate,  books with lots of words,  breakables or medicines.

Scary items such as Halloween,  war related,  masks,  toy snakes.

Further information from Olive Harte,  087 9014056,  or Brigitte Hart,  087 4027951.

Shoebox appeal website has full details on how to fill a shoebox.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal – Team Hope

You can also watch the video here on how to fill a shoebox.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2022 on Vimeo

Whale Theatre Greystones Upcoming Events !!

Wonderful events coming up at the Whale Theatre.

There is something for everyone.

Great theatre atmosphere,  comfortable seating.

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

What more could you ask for ??

11 November 2022                                 Positive Habits and Combating Burnout

Events for 11/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)     Brought to you by Andrea Splendori of the Social Fabric Podcast.

                                                          The show looks at health,  healthy habits and wellness.

                                                          This is an interactive evening.

                                                          Audience participation is encouraged.

12 November 2022                                 Once Upon a Time in Donnybrook

Events for 12/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)     An Evening with Paul Howard aka Ross O’Carroll-Kelly

                                                                        Fabulous and hilarious comedy.

                                                          This show is SOLD OUT please join the waiting list.

18 November 2022                                 The Songs and Stories of Joni Mitchell

Events for 18/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)     The show features songs from all across Joni’s huge repertoire.

                                                          If you like Joni,  you will like this.

                                                          If you don’t know much about Joni,  you will soon be a fan.

20 November 2022                                 Celebration|An Afternoon of Songs|St. Andrews

Events for 20/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)     An afternoon of songs performed by students of West End singer,  Chris Holland.

                                                          An electic mix of music, an afternoon to remember.

                                                          12 pm.

20 November 2022                                 Celebratiion|An Afternoon of Songs|Temple Carrig

Events for 20/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)     An afternoon of songs performed by students of West End singer,  Chris Holland.

                                                          An electic mix of music, an afternoon to remember !!

                                                          3 pm.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

Cathy Davey, A Time for Christmas,  Maria Doyle Kennedy.

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|Donal Kirk Band|11 November 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Donal Kirk is a great vocalist.  He is backed by a cracking band.

Together they explore a host of musical styles.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9:00 pm.

Tickets €10/€12.

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

Hot Spot Music Club|Van Morrison’s Songbook|12 November 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Celtic Soul are a 7 piece band from Bangor.

They deliver a very fine tribute to Van Morrison,  with excellent musicianship,  authenticity and heart.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9:00 pm.

Tickets €24/€26.

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

Hot Spot Music Club|Session with Canadh Le Chéile|Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot

13 November 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Canadh Le Chéile is the singing group associated with Greystones Cancer Support.

It was formed by the well known Brian Whelan,  their Musical Director.

The group sings a wide selection of songs across many genres.

You will find your self singing along with them !!

For the second part of the programme,  Brian will be joined by ace guitarist,  John Hutchins.

They will celebrate the songs and music of legendary Canadian,  Gordon Lightfoot.

Performing songs like,  “If you could read my mind” and “Sundown”.

Doors open 4 pm.

Show starts 4.30 pm.

Admission free.

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

Hot Spot Music Club|The Story of the Andrews Sisters|18 November 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Featuring the Honeydews and their band,  three female vocalists and a five piece brass band.

The Andrews Sisters were the most famous female singing group in history.

Come along and listen to their classy and vibrant music !!

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9:00 pm.

Tickets €20/€22.

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

Hot Spot Music Club|Mack Fleetwood|19 November 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Tribute to the super group,  Fleetwood Mac.

You will be taken on a magical musical journey.

Please note there is very limited seating at this event.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 9:00 pm.

Tickets €20/€22.

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

Hot Spot Music Club|Pat’s Fireside Session|20 November 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.

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

Michael Fry and Killian Sunderman|Live Comedy,

LOL @the Hot Spot/Comedy Club,

Greystones Jazz Jam.

All this and more from www.thehotspot.ie.

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.

Bray People online and in the shops.

Wicklow Times online and in the shops.

Wicklow News online.

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