Greystones notes week March 13th

Greening of Greystones

Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2023

Only a few more days until our Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade !!

Celebrating Ireland’s National Day.

Get your Shamrocks ready and don’t forget to dress up !!

Greystones will be the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day 2023.

Planning meetings continue to ensure the success of Greystones’ annual event.

Volunteers are still needed to keep everyone safe and sound on the day.

Perhaps you or your club can lend a willing hand,  you would be most welcome !!

Please contact Joe Grennon,  086 818 1563 or

There has been a terrific response from clubs and community groups to participate.

There are now approximately 60 entries.

Commercial entries are also welcome.

This is the time to put Greystones on display,  with all that our town has to offer.

Response from businesses in the town for support has been excellent.

Businesses can contribute and support the parade by contacting

Businesses and shops are also asked to help the Greening of Greystones.

Decorate your shop or business to add to our town’s festivities !!

Our parade this year will be led by our two Grand Marshalls.

Kaci Rock and Tadhg O’Donnell.  What a great contribution !!

Our Twinning Partners from Holyhead will also be participating in 2023.

They have been loyal supporters of our parade for over ten years.

Holyhead will bring a float which will carry a specially commissioned huge Red Dragon.

The Red Dragon features on the Welsh National Flag.

The Holyhead dragon’s name is Cadwaladr and he is a smoke-breathing dragon.

Watch out for him as he makes his way through the town.

Mind yourselves and don’t make him angry !!

Be on the alert !!

Special traffic management and parking arrangements will be put in place on the day.

These arrangements will include road closures.

Arrangements are to ensure safety for participants and for those who come to see the parade.

Details to will be published shortly on East Coast FM,  local papers and social media.

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

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

The parade will finish at the Centra on Victoria Road.

Last minute enquiries to

Paul Byrne of Greystones has the updated story of Kaci and Tahg.

2023 IABA Championship Under 22,  4 March 2023.

The Greystones Guide | The Rocky Road

International Women’s Week|Rosemary Raughter Suffrage Talk

Full details of events from International Women’s Day 2023 (

International Women’s Day is 8 March 2023.

Co. Wicklow will mark the occasion.

Our very own Greystones Historian,  Rosemary Raughter, will give a talk on:

          Preaching the Suffrage Gospel in County Wicklow

          A Local Perspective on the Women’s Suffrage Campaign 1908 to 1918.

Thursday,  9 March 2023,  Wicklow Library,  7 pm.

Rosemary’s talk will focus on women’s the women’s suffrage movement as it relates to Wicklow.

Leading campaigners such as Hanna Sheehy Skeffington,  Margaret Cousins,

Louie Bennett and Charlotte Despard all visited Co. Wicklow.

All are most welcome to come along for a most interesting evening.

Please book your place with Wicklow Library at 0404 67025.

Or email

Local Enterpise Office Free Seminar|Go Green

Glendalough Hotel;  10 March 2023;  9.30 am to 1 pm.

Special seminar for small businesses to help reduce carbon footprint and reduce energy costs.

The seminar is FREE OF CHARGE !!

Special speakers and experts,  followed by lively and dynamic discussion with leading entrepreneurs.

Tea/coffee and networking included.

Please register at Go Green Seminar 10/03/2023 – Local Enterprise Office – Wicklow

Details from LEO,  0404 30800;

National Tree Week 2023|19 to 26 March|Trees for Planting

Wicklow County Councul and Tree Council of Ireland are offering free trees for planting.

These will be barerooted trees,  mixture of:

Rowan,  Birch,  Sycamore,  Oak,  Beech, 

Holly, Bird Cherry,  Willow and Alder.

Trees are available for schools,  community groups and residents associations.

Delivery is expected before or during National Tree Week.

Please register your interest by sending contact person’s details and location of delivery.

Please email by 10 March 2023.

This is a superb annual tree promotion,  easy to do and wonderful for the environment !!

Wicklow Sings Festival Is Back !!

11 March 2023;  Temple Carrig School,  Greystones,  7 pm.

Wicklow Sings is a community arts festival for choirs based in County Wicklow.

The festival is a non-competitive,  inclusive and multi-generational event.

A wide range of music will be performed on the night.

There will be a large-scale concert,  concluding with a massed choral performance.

Tickets are now available for this very popular annual event.

Ireland | Wicklow Sings Festival | County Wicklow

More information is also available from 086 814 6926.

Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society AGM|15 March 2023

Kilian House Family Centre,  beside Holy Rosary Church;  8 pm.

Membership is €15 for the year.  Membership forms will be available on the night.

Following the business of the meeting,  Members are invited to share items of cultural or historical interest.

This Show and Tell has proved to be very popular and interesting in the past.

If you wish to participate in the Show & Tell,  please contact Aileen Short before the meeting.

Aileen can also answer any queries.

There will be a small charge of €3 to cover the cost of the hall.

More details from and

Mother’s Day|19 March 2023

Soup and Sandwiches Luncheon|21 March 2023.

Very popular Soup and Sandwich Luncheons are held each month.

St. Patrick’s Church,  Church Road,  Greystones;  12.30 pm to 2 pm.

Each Third Tuesday of the month,  last lunch of the season will be 16 May 2023.

Suggested donation of €7 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 !!

Wicklow County Council|Age Friendly Strategy 2023 to 2027

Wicklow County Council have published their long-awaited strategy.

This is an excellent document and relevant to all in the community.

Especially those groups who are involved with older people.

The strategy is well worth a look for its care,  concern,  detail and plans.

You can find the study here:

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Week ending 26 February 2023

Greystones                                                   Theft from vehicle,  parked outside house.

Two thefts from shop.  Security threatened.

Criminal damage:  Graffiti on DART train carriage.

Garda Sandra Tierney                   

           Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        Mazda Demio stolen,  recovered in Shankill.

Two thefts from shop.

Two criminal damage.

Fly window of Toyota Aqua smashed.

Youths throwing and damaging plants.

Garda Maria Curtis                             

Kilcoole                                                       No reports.

Garda Molly Corbett                     

Greystones Fire Brigade had FOUR callouts to fires set at old Charlesland Golf Club.

Gardaí are asking parents to speak with their children the dangers involved.

Setting hay and gorse on fire can result in loss of limb or life or property.

Especially when the good weather arrives !!  This is very,  very dangerous !!

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

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.

Co. Wicklow Public Participation Network News Update

Latest news from Co. Wicklow PPN for week ending 3 March 2023.

Lots of information about what’s going on in Co. Wicklow.

Events,  supports,  grants,  exhibitions.

Why not have a look ??

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If your community group or club is not a Member of PPN,  why not join today ??

Here is an excellent short video explaining the work of PPN.

(55) Public Participation Networks – Building a better future – YouTube

Details and information from

Wicklow County Arts Office Newsletter|March 2023

Wicklow County Arts Office March Newsletter is now available.

Lots of events taking place in Wicklow.

Have a look at the Newsletters so that you don’t miss out.

Events,  activites,  supports and grants.

Wicklow Arts Newsletter – March 2023 (

An Taisce National Spring Clean 2023

An Taisce’s Natiional Spring Clean takes place during the whole month of April each year.

It is Ireland’s nationwide anti=litter campaign.

In 2022,  5,640 groups registered to carry out clean-ups throughout the country.

Volunteers who participated collected an estimated 2,600 tonnes of litter.

Your local group can help to keep Greystones neat and tidy !!

Register for this year’s campaign.

Register for the National Spring Clean – National Spring Clean

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 ??

10/11 March 2023                                            How to Get the Menopause and Enjoy It !!

Events for 10/03/2023 (               Show has been wowing audiences and critics alike !!

                                                                   Playing to packed houses all over Ireland.

                                                                                    “A funny,  honest and real show.”

16 March 2023                                      The Heights by Lisa McGee

Events for 16/03/2023 (     This is a play about stories.

Mr. Sands Youth Theatre Bray production.

Well worth a look !!

18 March 2023                                      Six Nations Live on the Big Screen

Events for 18/03/2023 (    

This event is SOLD OUT.

Please join the waiting list.

19 March 2023                                      Paul Harrington:  The Lyric’s The Thing

Events for 19/03/2023 (     Whale Theatre debut.

                                                          This will be a wonderful evening.

                                                          Exploring the stories behind some of the most popular songs in music history.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

Delgany National School,  Emma Doran,  “If You Go Down to the Woods”.

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|John Prine Celebration w/Illegal Smile|10 March 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Illegal Smile is a 5 piece band from Northern Ireland.

Foremost afficiandos of John Prine’s music in Europe.

They skillfully reproduce his songs with honesty and sincerity.

Tickets €20.

Full details from

Hot Spot Music Club|Set Adrift Dance Club|16 March 2023

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 !!

Tickets €12.

Full details from 087 2917519 or

Hot Spot Music Club|Bree Harris Band|18 March 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Doors 8 pm.  Show 9 pm.

Full details from

Hot Spot Music Club|Full Circle|19 March 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

A rousing afternoon of rock ‘n roll classics with Full Circle Band.

Piano,  vocals,  bass,  guitar,  drums.

What more could you ask for ??

Doors 4 pm.  Show 5 pm.

Full details from

Online ticket sales closed.  Some seating available via screen in lounge after 5 pm.

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

Tom Waits,  Bone Machine.

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