Greystones notes week January 30th

Wicklow Branch of Network Ireland|Facilitated Networking

This group,  formerly Network of Entrepreneurial Women,  is for women in business in Wicklow.

Thursday,  26 January 2023,  Parkview Hotel,  Newtownmountkennedy,  6.30 pm.

This facilitated networking session will be led by Jean Evans,

Cost to attend the event for non-members is €15,  plus fees.

Booking at

Facilitated Networking with Jean Evans of NetworkMe Tickets, Thu 26 Jan 2023 at 18:30 | Eventbrite

Greystones Film Club|The Cry of Granuaile|26 January 2023

Whale Theatre;  8 pm.  Doors open 7 pm.

Admission €12.

Dale Dicky plays the grieving American filmmaker touring the West of Ireland.

Along with her Irish assistant,  she researches the 16th century pirate queen,  Grace O’Malley.

Soon the past and the present,  myth and history,  dreams and reality begin to merge.

This genre-defying blend of psychodrama and fantasy comes from Donal Foreman.

Events for 26/01/2023 (

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

Greystones Library Events for January and February

Mill Road,  Greystones.

Please ring 01.287 3548 to book a place for these fabulous events.

  • Eat Well to Age Well:  Nutrition for the Over 50s

27 January     11.00 am

  • Geli Plate Print Making with Susie Fortune

2 February     11 am to 12.30 pm

  • Susan Campbell|Art History Talks

9, 16 and 23 February         12.15 pm to 1 pm

  • Beginners Water Colour Painting

23 February             11 am to 12.30 pm

Clean Coast North Wicklow|Monthly Beach Clean|29 January 2023

Meet at Rise at the Cove;  starting at 10 am.

Come along to help keep our beaches clean !!

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting|31 January 2023

Civic Offices,  Mill Road,  Greystones;  7:30 p.m.

On the Agenda:

  • Receive presentation from Realt Na Mara Wind Project.
  • To elect Leas Cathaoirleach for the remainder of the current year.
  • To consider CEO report in relation to Part 8 for South Beach Boardwalk.
  • Report from GMD Engineer.
  • Motions to include:

Additional bin on Bellevue Road.

Change rules to ensure creches are opened at beginning of development.

Greystones Active Retirement Association

Current activities now underway.

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

          Tuesday        10.45 am to 12.45 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 on Friday,  27 January 2023.

Guest speakers will be Greystones Fire Brigade.

Connect with old friends and make new ones.

All welcome.

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

Greystones Active Retirement Association,

Wicklow County Council|Community Awards Scheme 2023

Grant aid is available to community groups and local organisations.

Grants,  with a maximum of €500 per organisation,  are for small projects and group running costs.

Applicatiions are available from

Queries to Office of Community,  Cultural & Social Development.

0404 20208 or

Deadline is Friday,  24 February 2023,  at 4 pm.

Late applications will not be considered.

Wicklow County Council|Community Fupport Fund 2023

Scheme is funded by Department of Rural and Community Development.

Administered by WCC Local Community Development Committee.

Applications should relate to LCDC Local Economic and Community Plan.

Two parts to the funding:

  • Grants up to a maximum of €1,000 for projects that can clearly demonstrate that they address disadvantage and fulful the objectives of the LECP.
  • Larger grants greater than €1,000 for projects that can clearly demonstrate that they address disadvantage and fulfil the objectives of the LECP.

Details of what can be funded through the scheme,  scheme details and applications from

Also from Community, Cultural & Social Development,  0404 20208,

Deadline is Friday,  31 March 2023 at 4 pm.

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023 Now Open !!

Communities and heritage non-governmental organisations are encouraged to apply.

Schemes include capital projects that apply good heritage practice:

Management of places,  collection or objects,  including buildings.

Improvement of access and inclusion to heritage sites.

Scheme also supports the purchase of essential equipment.

Applicatioins may be submitted via the online grants system.

Deadline is 20 February 2023 at 5 pm.

Full details from Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2023 | The Heritage Council

Whale Theatre Greystones Upcoming Events !!

Wonderful events coming up at the Whale Theatre.

Something for everyone this

Great theatre atmosphere,  comfortable seating.

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

What more could you ask for ??

27 January 2023                                    NT Live:  The Crucible

Events for 27/01/2023 (     A witchhunt is beginning.

                                                          A group of women in Salem find their words have almighty powers.

                                                          Excellent reviews of this amazing performance !!



28 January 2023                                    The Lost Brothers

Events for 28/01/2023 (     One of Ireland’s finest musical duos.

                                                          Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full details.

The Greystones Guide | Lost On Music



3 February 2023                                    An Evening with D. Cullen

Events for 03/02/2023 (     This will be an intimate acoustic show.

                                                          Following successful UK and Irish tour and Late Late Show.

                                                          New album,  Sing My Story,  Tell My Song.

                                                          Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full details.

The Greystones Guide | Respect The D

4 and 5 February 2023                            The Story of Swing … Prohibition Edition

Events for 04/02/2023 (     Swing Cats perform The Story of Swing !!

                                                          All your favourite swing and big band songs.

                                                          Performed by the best in the business !!

Coming up at the Whale Theatre later in January:

God of Carnage,  Social Fabric:  From Couch to Eternity,  Jarlath Regan: Jarzilla.

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|Full Circle|29 January 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

This band,  once known as The Greenbeats,  was a household name in the 1960s.

In 1978,  out of The Greenbeats,  Full Circle was born.

Intended to be a blast from the past,  they became in huge demand.

Full Circle are still playing today and adding to their already huge list of classic rock ‘n’ roll numbers.

If you are a lifelong fan of R’n’R or if you have recently discovered it,  don’t miss this gig !!

Doors 4 pm.  Show 5 pm.

Tickets are €10.

Full details from

Hot Spot Music Club|Nigel Mooney and the Organ Trio|4 February 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Nigel Mooney is long established as Ireland’s leading jazz singer/guitarist.

He is steeped in blues and possesses a warm and rich tenor voice,  with an almost flawless sense of pitch.

Doors 8 pm.  Show 9 pm.

Tickets are €18/€22.

Full details of Nigel Mooney’s bio and this event from

Hot Spot Music Club|Rob Strong|10 February 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

This event is re-scheduled from 28 December.

All December bookings are still good for 10 February.

Rob is still going strong !!

His is the sensational blues/soul voice.

He is still on the road and continues to perform,  looking forward to a great night.

Doors 8 pm.  Show 9 pm.

Tickets are €15/€18.

Full details of Rob Stong’s bio and this event from

Hot Spot Music Club|Blues Jam Session|12 February 2023

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

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

Iarla O Lionaírd with Cormac McCarthy,  Comedy Club.

Glory Days:  Bruce Springsteen Tribute.

All this and more from

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

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 !!   

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Paul Byrne at:

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