Greystones notes week November 21st

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week|Continues until 18 November 2022

Children are the “hidden mourners” in our society.

They feel the loss over a lifetime and in different ways.

As they grow and learn to understand the real meaning of death and loss.

Every child has different needs,  perspectives and understandings of what death means.

Wide programme of help and events can be found at:

Bereaved Children’s Awareness Week 2022 – Irish Childhood Bereavement Network

Also from Liz Gleeson at her website,  Shapes of Grief:

Shapes of Grief – Online Grief Training

Art History in Greystones Library|Continues 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.

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

The Greystones Guide | Art History Talks At Greystones Library

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|Santa’s Christmas Parade|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 !!

Santa will start his journey in Charlesland at 4 pm.

Route details below and full information on Greystones.ie,  Instagram and Facebook.

  • Santa Claus and his Elves will parade throgh the streets and housing estates of Greystones.
  • Greystones Christmas Lights will magically turn on as he approaches Church Road,  our town centre.

Lots going on during the festive season in Greystones.

  • Creative Festive Windows.
  • Return of Burnaby the Elf.
  • Very special Christmas installation at Meridian Point Centre.
  • Children can post their letters to Santa and take a festive snap in Santa’s sleigh.
  • Return of #thinklocalbuylocal campaign,  highlighting all that’s on offer in Greystones.
  • People now have more opportunity than ever to support local in the run up to Christmas.
  • 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways on the Greystones.ie Instagram.
  • Ladies Night returns on 24 November 2022.

Full information 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)

This event is SOLD OUT !!  Please join the waiting list.

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.

Greystones/Holyhead Twinning Photo Exhibition|Continues 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)

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 !!

Wicklow County Council|Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2022

Public Consultation

“Draft” Speed Limit Bye-Laws are now available for inspection until 25 November 2022.

Greystones Municipal District,  Mill Road;  2876694,  during office hours.

They are also available for inspection on the Consultation Hub at www.wicklow.ie.

Submissions,  observations and comments may be made until 12 noon on 25 November.

They may be made online,  by email to speedlimits@wicklowcoco.ie or to WCC Wicklow Town.

Please be sure to have a look to see if these proposed speed limits affect you !!

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 gardening 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

N11/M11 Bus Priority Interim Scheme|Public Display of Preferred Option

Monday and Tuesday,  28 and 29 November 2022;  Glenview Hotel Delgany;  12 pm to 8 pm.

Members of the Project Team will be available on both days to provide guidance and answer questions.

Details on submissions to be outlined in the next Greystones Calendar.

Greystones Flower Club Christmas Demonstration

Tuesday,  29 November 2022;  Hillside Evangelical Church;  8 pm.

Demonstration by Brenda Joyce.

Admission €10.

All arrangements will be raffled.

Tea/coffee and mince pies will be served.

All welcome to a most enjoyable evening !!

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.

Greystones Ukraine Support

New support group for Ukrainians started by a group of local Greystones mums.

Central hub will be Greystones Evangelical Church on Hillside Road.

First step is to put together 50 welcome packs.

Subsequent activities will follow.

Please follow the group’s Facebook page for updates on what is needed.

(20+) Ukraine Support | Facebook

Greystones Youth Café is Now Open

Coolnagreina,  Trafalgar Road.

Wednesdays,  3 pm to 5 pm;  Fridays, 7 pm to 9 pm.

Secondary school young people now have a great space to socialise and be around their friends.

Safe space to hang out,  do homework or play games. 

Table tennis available.

You can follow the Youth Café on Instagram:

https://instagram.com/greystonesyouthcafe?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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 .

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 ??

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                                 Celebration|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.

26 November 2022                                 Cathy Davey with support artists Mute the TV

Events for 26/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)     Wonderful musical evening with great singer/songwriter.

                                                          Support by Elliot and Dylan E. Crampton.

                                                          This event is SOLD OUT please join the waiting list.

27 November 2022                                 Grace Foley|A Time for Christmas

Events for 27/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)     Classical crossover singer launches her new album.

                                                          Wonderful Christmas music with excellent musicians.

                                                          Guest singer,  soprano Emer Berry.

                                                          Excellent festive evening to be had.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

Maria Doyle Kennedy,  Linsey Dempsey Studios Student Showcase,

The Cripple of Inishmaan.

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|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.

Hot Spot Music Club|Live Comedy

Michael Fry & Killian Sundermann|23 November 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Two hilarious Instagram stars in one show !!

Michael Fry & Killian Sundermann are selling out shows all over Ireland.

Doors open 7:00 pm.

Show starts 8:00 pm.

Tickets €20.

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

Hot Spot Music Club|LOL|Comedy Club|25 November 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Triple headliner show led by hilarious Eric Lalor,  famous for festivals,  comedy clubs and screen.

Second headliner is Damo Clarke,  fantastic Australian comedian,  well known on the Irish comedy scene.

Final act is Sinead Walsh,  from Cork, and making a name for herself over the past five years.

Cormac Moore is your MC for the night,  just back from Galway Comedy Festival.

A great line up for a great comedy evening !!

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show starts 8:30 pm.

Tickets €12/€15/

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

Hot Spot Music Club|Greystones Jazz Jam|27 November 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.

Admission free.  Suggested donation €5.

Providing a staged performance space for jazz musicians and singers.

Full details from www.thehotspot.ie.

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

Blues Jam Session,  David McSavage Comedy,  Victoria Keating and Declan Sinnott.

All this and more from www.thehotspot.ie.

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