Greystones notes week November 7th

Network of Entrepreneurial Women|9 November 2022

Networking online with like minded femaile entrepreneurs.

Log in to connect with other business owners in Wicklow for a healthy exchange of ideas and networking.

Open forum for introductions,  as well as small breakout rooms for networking.

Spaces will be limited and allocated on a first come,  first served,  basis.

Details from Jill Lush,  Local Enterprise Office,  womeninbusiness@leo.wicklowcoco.ie.

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.

Greystones Film Club @ Whale Theatre|10 November 2022

Róise and Frank

Here comes another well deserved Irish-language offering,  following An Cailín Ciúin.

A wry,  crisp and dry comedy about a still-mourning widow.

She recognises her dearly departed husband in a dog who mysteriously shows up at her door.

Róise and Frank will get you right in the feels.

Declan Clarke from The Irish Times says,  it is “a genuinely delightful film”.

Film starts 8 pm.  Doors open 7 pm.

Admission €10,  to include free popcorn.

Greystones Film Club: Róise & Frank (ticketsolve.com)

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

County Wicklow Joint Policing Committee Meeting|10 November 2022

Little Bray Family Resource Centre,  Ard Chulainn,  Upper Dargle Road,  Bray;  7 pm.

Purpose of the JPC is to provide a forum for discussion of matters relating to policing.

Membership of the Committee includes Chief Superintendent and Senior Members of Gardaí.

Wicklow County Council Chief Executive and Elected Members.

Representatives from the voluntary and community sector.

The local community will have the opportunity to make their views known and ask questions.

All are most welcome to attend.

It is helpful,  but not necessary,  if questions are submitted before the meeting.

Questioners should give their name and address,  which will not be publicised.

Please send questions to hpurcell@wicklowcoco.ie.

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)

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.

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 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

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)

Wicklow County Council Housing Adaptation Grant Now Available

Applications are now being invited for Grant Schemes funding.

These schemes apply to private accommodation.

The schemes include:

  • Housing Adaptation Grant
  • Mobility and Grant Scheme
  • Housing Aid for Older People

Applications can be obtained from Grant Section,  Housing Department,  Wicklow County Council.

Telephone 0404 20120,  email at grants@wicklowcoco.ie or www.wicklow.ie.

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 ??

3 November 2022                                            National Theatre Live:  The Seagull

Events for 03/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)               Live screening.

                                                                   Anton Chekhov’’s tale of love and loneliness.

4 November 2022                                            Ari Hoenig Trio

Events for 04/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)               Ground breaking jazz drummer,  composer and educator.

                                                                   “Expansive technique,  propulsive time and deep musicality.”

5 November 2022                                            The Lost Brothers

Events for 05/11/2022 (ticketsolve.com)     One of Ireland’s finest musical duos.

                                                                   “Pure magic”,  Rolling Stone Magazine,  France.

                                                                   Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide.ie has the story.

                                                                   The Greystones Guide | Lost On Music

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.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

Songs and Stories of Joni Mitchell,  An Afternoon of Song,  Cathy Davey.

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|U2 (Joshua Tree)|Simple Mind’s Tribute|4 November 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

The Joshua Tree pride themselves on being the most authentic U2 Tribute Band.

Come along and listen to all your favourite U2 hits in the first half of the show.

Followed by all the best songs from Simple Minds in the second half.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show 9:00 pm.

Tickets €15/€18.

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

Hot Spot Music Club|Set Adrift Dance Club|5 November 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 !!

Greystones Social Night hosted by Mark Finn.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Tickets €12.

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

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Hot Spot Music Club|Blues Jam Session|6 November 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.

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 famous 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.

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

The Story of the Andrews Sisters,  Mack Fleetwood,  Pat’s Fireside Session.

All this and more from www.thehotspot.ie.

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

k@KathleenKelleher.com.

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