Greystones notes week February 6th

Greening of Greystones

Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Yes,  there will be a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Greystones for 2023 !!

Cllr. Gerry Walsh,  Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District,  is leading a group of volunteers.

Meetings are now underway to ensure the success of this annual event which was hit by Covid.

Lots of volunteers will be needed,  our Parade will not be a success unless everyone helps out.

It’s up to all of us to ensure that celebrating Ireland’s National Day will be a great day !!

All clubs and community groups welcome to participate,  plenty of time to get organised !!

Commercial entries are also welcome.

Businesses in the town are being asked to support parade sponsorship.

Parade will begin at 11 am,  south of the town.

Parade will follow the usual route along the Mill Road,  through the town and Church Road.

Full details of applications and registration to follow.

Paul Byrne of Greystones has the story.

The Greystones Guide | Paddy’s Back

Greystones Library Events for February

Mill Road,  Greystones.

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

  • 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

Greystones Film Club|Official Competition|9 February 2023

Whale Theatre;  8 pm.  Doors open 7 pm.

Admission €12.

Penelope Cruz plays an acclaimed director,  hired by a millionaire to make a movie.

Money is no object so there are no producers with their fingers on the purse !!

Events for 09/02/2023 (

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

The Greystones Guide | Cruz Control

Soup and Sandwiches Luncheons|21 February 2023.

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 !!

Holy Rosary Soup & Sandwiches|22 February 2023

Kilian House Family Centre,  beside Holy Rosary Church;  12:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

And every last Wednesday of the month.

Meet your friends for delicious home-made soup and sandwiches.

Followed by tea/coffee and cake.

Suggested donation,  €5.00.

All proceeds go to local charities.

Everyone is most welcome for good food and a friendly chat.

Irish Gerontological Society|Public Lecture

Loving in Later Life:  It’s never over,  unless you want it to be !!

23 February 2023;  3 pm to 4.15 pm.

Sexuality and Wellbeing in Later Life with Dr. Mary Rogan,  Co. Galway.

Chair of the meeting will be Dr. Mel Duffy.

This is an online meeting,  please use the link below to access the lecture on the day.

Questions for the meeting can be submitted by 23 February 2023 via the link.


IGS lectures have proved to be very popular !!

All are welcome to join.

Wicklow County Council|Recruitment for Temporary Beach Lifeguards

Recruitment now open for Beach Lifeguards.

Closing date is 24 February 2023.

Job Vacancies |


Week ending 22 January 2023.

Greystones                                                   Vehicle stolen.

                                                          Injured party unsure where keys were left.

Garda Sandra Tierney                   

           Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        No reports.

Garda Maria Curtis                             

Kilcoole                                                       Vehicle stolen from outside home.

Located the following day.

Garda Molly Corbett                     

For more information from Garda Síochána,  you can follow this link:

An Garda Síochána|Police and Security Service of Ireland

The Guards’ mission is Keeping People Safe.

Their role includes a wide variety of services.

The core values are: 

Service Delivery,  Honesty,  Accountability,  Respect,  Professionalism and Empathy.

Full details on

Please use this service if a crime or incident is happening or if anyone is in immediate danger.

999/112 calls have the highest priority and are handled by trained call-takers.

They will take appropriate steps to deal with all incidents as quickly as possible.

For non-emergency calls,  please call Greystones Garda Station, 666 5800.

Garda slot on the Morning Show with Declan Meehan at East Coast FM.

A Garda talks about security and other pending issues of the week.

Be sure and tune in for all the latest policing updates !!

If you see anything suspicious,  please report to Greystones Garda Station.

Greystones is a 24 hour station, 6665800. 

In case of emergency,  dial 999.

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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.

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 ??

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 !!

10/11 February 2023                              God of Carnage

Events for 10/02/2023 (     What happens when two sets of parents meet up ??

                                                          They want to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children.

                                                          Calm debate ?? Or hysterical night of name-calling and tantrums and tears ??

This event SOLD OUT.

Please join the waiting list.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre later in January:

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

Kim Hayden Singing School Student Showcase.

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|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|Pat’s Fireside Session|5 February 2023

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

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

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