Greystones notes week May 1st

Irish Heart Foundation Mobile Health Unit|5 May 2023

Greystones Library,  Mill Road;  10.30 am to 3.45 pm.

  • Blood pressure and pulse checks.
  • Private consultation rooms.
  • Nurses to give heart information.
  • Personal record card.
  • Mobile Health Unit is FREE.

High blood pressure is a major cause of stroke.

Heart attack is one of the most prevalent risk factors in the population.

Once identified,  it is easily managed.

Blood pressure check is simple,  quick and non-invasive.

An irregular pulse can be an indicator of atrial fibrillation,  a condition which increases risk of stroke.

The Irish Heart Foundation Mobile Health Unit is an excellent opportunity,  right here on our doorstep.

All are most welcome to come along and have a chat about heart health.

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure !!”

Greystones|Pieta Darkness Into Light|6 May 2023

Good news !!

There will be a Darkness Into Light Walk for Pieta in Greystones.

Meeting at the old cinema site on Victoria Road at 4.50 am.

Opposite Greystones Fire Station.

Walking behind Greystones Fire Brigade,  proceeding under the railway bridge.

Past The Beach House and Greystones Sailing Club.

Up and along the seafront by the Cove and the Beach Bear to Greystones South Beach.

Those who,  for whatever reason,  are unable to participate in the walk,  can join the group at the Greystones South Beach.

Sunrise is 5.42 am.

Please come along for the most important sunrise of the year !!

All in aid of a most worthy cause and supporting the Community.

Here is the link to sign up:  Darkness into Light

Heart of the Community Fund|The Irelands Fund

Open grant round designed to meet the needs of not-for-profit organisatiions.

The Heart of the Community Fund 2023 will provide Organisational Investment Funds.

The fund will prioritise applicatiions from organisations working in the following areas:

  • Facilitating re-engagement with Education & Learning,  both formal and informal.
  • Building Community Relilience.
  • Designing & Delivering Grassroots Peace & Reconciliation Activities.
  • Protecting & Promoting the Arts.
  • Supporting Local Solutions to Global Challenges.

Full information and details from:

Grants – The Ireland Funds, Progress through Philanthropy

Wicklow Public Partnership Network|Community Catch Up|10 May 2023

Kilcoole Community Centre.

  • Refreshments and Informal Networking from 7 pm.
  • Presentations,  Discussion and Q&A from 7.30 pm to 9 pm.

An evening of chat,  networking and information exchange.

All are very welcome,  please spread the word to family and friends !!

Please book if you can,  as it helps with planning for the sessions.

LEADER Rural Development Programme in Wicklow|Public Meeting|10 May 2023

Glenview Hotel,  Glen of the Downs,  Delgany;  7 pm to 9pm.

LEADER aims to improve the quality of life and encourage economic activity in rural areas.

Please come along to voice your thoughts and opinions for the next LEADER Rural Development Programme.

KWETB Local Youth Club Scheme 2023

One off grants are available to local youth clubs/groups.

Grants are to assist with their development needs including:

  • Supporting administration.
  • Programme costs.
  • Services costs.

Maximum grant available to any club is €3,000.

Clubs/groups whose primary focus is sport are not elgibile under this scheme.

Application forms are available from

Application forms are also available at

Details and queries to Eric Caffrey,;  086 600 2258.

Closing date is 12 May 2023.

Unity Gospel Choir|Spring Sing|13 May 2023

St. Patrick’s Church;  8 pm.

Celebration of Spring and the power of singing.

An unforgettable evening of music and community,  not to be missed !!

Traditional Gospel songs,  contemporary pop hits and everything in-between.

Full details and ticket bookings from:

Spring Sing (

Greystones Film Club|Saturday Night Fever|13 May 2023

Whale Theatre;  8 pm.  Doors open 7 pm.

Admission €12.

John Travolta plays young Brooklyn boy, Tony Monero.

Watch Tony as he takes to the dance floor each weekend.

Classic film with all the great music hits and dance scenes.

A movie not-to-be-missed.

Whale of a night of sing-a-longs.

Booking at Whale

Events for 13/05/2023 (

And, yes, John says there’s still free popcorn !!

Wicklow County Council|Nighttime Closures of N11 for Resurfacing

The N11 will be closed daily between 9 pm and 6 am for resurfacing.

Rolling closures will take place between 21 May 2023 and 1 September 2023.

Exact details of dates and sections of road closure are outlined below.

The dates and sections of road closure are very detailed.

Please print a copy of the closures or take a photo on your phone to keep for reference.

Co. Wicklow Public Participation Network News Update

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

Events,  supports,  grants,  exhibitions.

Why not have a look ??

update-week-ending-21st-april-2023.pdf (

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

Ní neart go cur le chéile.

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

It is vitally important that all groups use the PPN to make their voice heard.

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

Details and information from

Whale Theatre Greystones Upcoming Events !!

Wonderful events coming up at the Whale Theatre.

Something for everyone this

Great theatre atmosphere,  comfortable seating

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

What more could you ask for ??

Shows are booking out early,  please check the website for upcoming events.

4 May 2023                                          BIFE Film Graduation Showcase

Events for 04/05/2023 (     Wonderful range of creative works.

                                                          Short films and documentaries.      

                                                          Directed and filmed by BIFE film students.

5 May 2023                                          NT Live:  Good

Events for 05/05/2023 (    Blistering reimagining of one of Britain’s most powerful, political plays.

                                                          German professor before WWII finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences.

6 May 2023                                          SAL & David Hope

Events for 06/05/2023 (     Two wonderful singer/songwriters come together.

This is their Double Header Tour.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

The Barn Ensemble,  Big Maggie with Greystones Players.

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|LOL Comedy Club|28 April 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Featuring the cream of Irish comedy.

A jam packed night of hilarity.

Mix of some of the top performers on the Irish circuit.

As well as some of the best up and coming acts.

Doors 8 pm.  Show 8.30 pm.

Tickets:  €12/€15.

Full details from

Hot Spot Music Club|Rory Gallagher Tribute Band|5 May 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Crest of a Wave take you on journey through Rory’s back catalogue.

This is a high energy,  electric blues/rock show.

A show not to be missed !!

Tickets:  €12.

Full details from

Hot Spot Music Club|Martin Stephenson & John Perry|6 May 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Martin and John come together at The Hot Spot for a great evening’s entertainment.

Both are well known,  have toured extensively and get on so well.

Enjoy your evening with them !!

Doors 8 pm;  Show 9 pm.

Tickets:  €18/€22.

Full details and bio from

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

Bree Harris Band,  Doc Maclean,  LOL Comedy Club.

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.

If you are a member of a group or club,  please feel free to forward the Calendar to your Members !!

Keep up to date with what is going on in your town !!   

Lots more Greystones information available from:

Paul Byrne at:

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