Greystones notes week December 12th

Cecil Beare Carol Singing Group Returns !!

The famous Cecil Beare Carol Singing Group will be in action once again this year.

Everyone is welcome to come along,  you will be joining a long Greystones tradition.

The group has been singing at Christmas for almost 70 years !!

Here is the meeting schedule,  starting time each night is 7.20 pm.

Wednesday    14 December           Vets Clinic,  Applewood Heights

Thursday       15 December           Entrance to Grattan Park,  near Donnybrook Fair

Monday         19 December           Brady’s Homecare,  Victoria Road

Tuesday        20 December           Fenton’s Shop on Church Road,  going to Hillside

Wednesday    21 December           Fenton’s Shop on Church Road,  going to Heathervue

Thursday       22 December           Entrance to Rathdown Park on the main road, R761.

                                                Going to Rathdown Park and Redford Park

Donations in aid of local charities,  Greystones Cancer Support,  Tiglin,  Five Loaves,  St. Catherine’s School.

Cash only please.

Children are most welome and can bring their bells and musical instruments.

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please come along,  this is an opportunity to get into the true Christmas spirit.

And all in aid of good local causes !!

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

The Greystones Guide | Hark! Hear The Greystonians Sing!

Blueway Project|Greystones South Beach Boardwalk

It is proposed to construct a boardwalk at South Beach Greystones.

This boardwalk will improve access for all users onto the beach.

Plans may be inspected at Greystones Municipal District until 23 December 2022.

They may also be inspected online at Part 8 – Blueway Project – Greystones South Beach Boardwalk (

Submissions and observations may be made online,

And also to:

Caroline Fox,  Administrative Officer

Community,  Cultural and Social Development Section,  WCC

County Buildings


Deadline for submissions and observations is 14 January 2023 at 12 noon.

Greystones Town Team|Light Up Greystones 2022

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 Instagram.

Full information on,  Instagram and Facebook.

Free Two Hour Parking in Greystones|Four Saturdays Before Christmas

Free two hour parking in Greystones on the Saturdays before Christmas.

Continues on 10,  17 and 24 December 2022.

Special reminder that usual parking restrictions apply for single/double yellow lines and loading bays.

Please do not park in those areas as you are still liable for a parking fine.

Greystons Tidy Towns AGM|8 December 2022

Greystones Lawn Tennis Club;  7.30 pm.

All welcome to attend !!

Refreshments will be served after the meeting to celebrate winning Gold in Tidy Towns Competition.

Please let Tidy Towns know if you can come along so that they can make arrangements for the numbers.

Arts & Crafts for Ukrainian and Russian Families|10 December 2022

Kilian House Family Centre,  beside Holy Rosary Church;  3 pm to 5 pm.

Women,  mothers and children,  come along,  meet and chat !!

There will be activities,  tea and coffee,  toys and games,  paint a picture,  knitting.

Pottery,  card making and colouring

Transport can be provided.

Full details and information from Holy Rosary Folk Group,  086 6051294.

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting|13 December 2022

Civic Offices,  Mill Road,  Greystones;  6:30 p.m.

Please note earlier start time of 6.30 pm.

On the Agenda:

  • Update on proposals for South Beach Action Area.
  • Presentation on proposals for speed limits.
  • Report from GMD engineer.
  • Consider amending Standing Orders about change of time for GMD meetings.
  • Notices of Motions.

Bray Choral Society|Carols by Candlelight|17 December 2022

Christ Church Bray;  8 pm.

Handel’s Messiah Part I and Christmas Carols Old & New.

Choir,  orchestra,  soloists.

Musical Director:  Frank Kelly

Raffle,  mulled wine (non-alcoholic),  candlelight,  sing-a-long carols.

Tickets are €20 and selling quickly,  they might not be available at the door !!

Please come early on the night as the Church fills up quickly.

Tickets and booking from:

Carols by Candlelight Tickets, Sat 17 Dec 2022 at 20:00 | Eventbrite

Soup and Sandwiches Luncheons|20 December 2022

Spread the word !!

Very popular Soup and Sandwich Luncheons are held each month.

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

Tuesday,  20 December 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 Film Club|Elf|23 December 2022

Whale Theatre;  1.30 pm.

Annual screening of this wonderful movie.

One of the finest Christmas films ever made.

This 2003 comic masterpiece manages a perfect mix of sentimentality and hilarity.

All the while confirming,  once and for all,  that Santa really does exist !!

Greystones Film Club (

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

Greystones Active Retirment Association

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,  13 December,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10.30 am to 11.30 am.

After that date,  tickets are available from personal contact with a Committee Member.

Non Members are most welcome to come along for this most enjoyable afternoon !!

Bookings are now being taken so that the hotel can plan for numbers.

Public transport to the Parkview Hotel is via Dublin Bus Route 184.

This bus leaves Greystones Railway Station roughly on the half hour.

It travels via Charlesland,  opposite SuperValu,  Mill Road,  Delgany and NTMK.

It stops outside the Parkview Hotel.

Wicklow Local Enterprise Office

Here are the courses and notices for the New Year.

Lots going on at Wicklow Local Enterprise Office.

  • Energy Support Schemes
  • Start Your Own Business Course
  • Digital Marketing Clinics
  • Trading Online Voucher
  • Smartphone Photography for Start-Ups
  • Using Canva for your Business
  • Bookkeeping for Small Businesses
  • Pathway to Start Up
  • Content Creation & Copywriting
  • Maximising Sales from your Website & Social Media
  • TikTok for SMEs
  • How to Sell Food and Craft Products at Markets and Pop Ups
  • Effective Marketing for SMEs
  • A Laypersons Guide to Income Tax

Details and bookings from:

Online Bookings – Wicklow (

Whale Theatre Greystones Upcoming Events !!

Wonderful events coming up at the Whale Theatre.

There is something for everyone this Christmas season.

Great theatre atmosphere,  comfortable seating.

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

What more could you ask for ??

8 to 11 December 2022                           Greystones Players|The Cripple of Inishmaan

Events for 08/12/2022 (     Since its premier in 1996, this play has been produced countless times.

                                                          It has taken its rightful place as one of the great Irish plays of the modern era.

                                                          Thursday and Friday nights are sold out !!

                                                          Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

                                                          The Greystones Guide | Go West, Young Greystonian

16 December 2022                                 Neil Delamere|Delamerium

Events for 16/12/2022 (     Hilarious stories,  wry observations,  quick witted improvisation.

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

17 December 2022                                 Champagne and Shepherd’s Pie

Events for 17/12/2022 (     East Wicklow Business Network and Whale Theatre

                                                          Pre-show dinner,  Glass of Bubbly and Shepher’s Pie.

                                                          Followed by Christmas Crooners.

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

17 December 2022                                 Christmas Crooners with Stolen Chicken Band

Events for 17/12/2022 (     Special Christmas Show.

                                                          Intimate evening of uplifting music and festive favourites.

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

18 December 2022                                 On The Road Again !!

Events for 18/12/2022 (     Fiacthna O Braonáin,  Tom Dunne,  Alan Connor.

                                                          Back by popular demand !!

                                                          Previous Whale Theatre appearance a sell out.

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

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

On the Road Again,  Tilly and Winks Magical Adventure.

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|David McSavage:  Comedy|8 December 2022

Above The Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Ireland’s most divisive comedian is coming to headline at The Hote Spot.

Love him or hate him,  he always sells out fast.

In al all new show,  McSavage turns to Patrick Kavanagh to inspire this show.

Don’t miss this chance to be awakened by David McSavage with a level of honesty & caustic wit.

Support is Al Porter,  host is Aidan Killian,  another famous comedian.

Doors 7 pm.  Show 8 pm.

Tickets €20.

Full details from

Hot Spot Music Club|Victoria Keating and Declan Sinnott|9 December 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Declan Sinnott is on guitar,  with singer,  Victoria Keating.

“This is really beautiful.  As always the guitar playing is just perfect.

The arrangement and production,  the timing and editing are superb.

On top of all that,  the singing is just gorgeous.

I sincerely hope this gets the attention it deserves.”

Christy Moore

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show begins 9:00 pm.

Admission €18 and €21.

Full details from 087 2917519 or

Hot Spot Music Club|Greystones Jazz Jam|11 December 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

Hot Spot Music Club|Binmen|23 December 2022

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Binmen are a five-piece band from Co. Wicklow.

They put on an involved live show,  with moments of indredible intimacy and great energy.

Binmen bring a breath of fresh air into the Irish music scene.

Doors open 8:00 pm.

Show begins 9:00 pm.

Admission €12/€8 with student card at the door.

Full details from 087 2917519 or

Hot Spot Music Club|Christmas Fireside Session,  24 December 2022

Great Christmas Eve 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 3:00 pm.

Please note earlier start time.

Admission free.

Full details from 087 2917519 or

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

Bree Hart Band,  Rob Strong.

All this and more from

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