Greystones notes week May 22nd

National Biodiversity Week|19 to 28 May 2023

National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature.

Communicating the importance of biodiversity.

And motivating people to play their part in protecting it.

National Biodiversity Week is entertaining and inspiring !!

Local events at Powerscourt Waterfall and Altidore Castle Kilpedder.

Details of these and all events can be found at:

National Biodiversity Week Ireland 2023

Africa Day Wicklow|20 May 2023

Burnaby Park Greystones;  12 pm to 5 pm.

Entertainment for the whole family !!

African music,  dancing,  interactive learning,  comedy and exhibition of several African nations.

Cultural programs through music and drumming with Cadamu and KcITU.

There will be storytelling and entertainment workshops.

Afternoon will feature DJ Spaqz,  Anitchie Band,  Moving Skirts and Zoryana,  No Wahala Dance crea.

MC for the day will be Obaro Tiblaze who will have you rolling around laughing with his humour.

Come along for a wonderful afternoon !!

Details for taking part or helping out from

Paul Byrne at Greystones has the full story.

The Greystones Guide | Under African Skies

County Wicklow Older People’s Council AGM|26 May 2023

Glenview Hotel,  Glen of the Downs,  Delgany;  10 am to 1 pm.

Followed by light lunch.

Council’s vision is to “make County Wicklow a great place to grow old.

Where older people are respected and valued,  living full lives.

Ageing in place within their communities.”

Further details from:

Booking for the AGM is essential at:

Greystones Active Retirement Association Coffee Morning|26 May 2023

Kilian House Family Centre;  10.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Final Coffee Morning before the summer break

Featuring presentation by Des White and James Connolly from the Arboretum in Kilquade.

This should prove to be a most interesting and enjoyable morning !!

Connect with old friends and make new ones at the Coffee Morning.

All welcome.

Why not join GARA and avail of all that is going on ??

Suggestions for future activities are always welcome.

Greystones Active Retirement Association,

Clean Coast North Wicklow|Monthly Beach Clean|28 May 2023

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

Come along to help keep our beaches clean !!

Keeping them waste free and minding our marine life.

Equipment is provided and all are welcome !!

Holy Rosary Church Soup & Sandwiches|31 May 2023

Kilian House Family Centre;  12.15 pm to 2 pm.

Suggested donation,  €5,  in aid of charities.

This will be the last Soup & Sandwiches of the season.

See you again in September !!

Understanding Eating Disorders|31 May 2023|7 pm

Online meeting with Harriet Parsons from Bodywhys.

Harriet will talk about eating disorders and how to best support someone affected by them.

Bodywhys is The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland.

The group is the national voluntary organisation for eating disorders.

It offers a wide range of supports for people affected by eating disorders,  including family and friends.

Tickets for the online meeting can be booked via:

How to support someone with an eating disorder Tickets, Wed 31 May 2023 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

Or email                 

This is a free online event and brought to you by Wicklow County Council Library Service.

Part of the Healthy Ireland at your Library programme.

Delgany Thursday Group Outing to Japanese Gardens & National Stud Kildare

Thursday,  1 June 2023.  Coach leaves Christ Church Delgany,  10:30 am.

Cost of trip is €45 per person,  to include coach,  guided tour of the National Stud.

Refreshments will be at participants’ own expense,  Café on site.

Due to increased cost of coach transport,  trip cannot proceed without 20 participants.

If this number is not reached,  those who have pre-booked will be notified.

Booking details with

  • Peter   086 830 7644
  • Violet  087 756 0153
  • John   086 356 6527

Here is the link to the Irish National Stud and Gardens,  so you can see what is on offer !!

Irish National Stud & Gardens | Kildare | Gardens | Horse | Activities

Greystones Active Retirement Association|Outing to Bloom|1 June 2023

GARA are organising a Members’ trip to The Bloom Festival in Dublin.

If you are interested in going,  please contact Elsie Kelly,  087 746 8426.

Elsie will be organising the round trip bus transport.

The trip will only be possible if sufficient numbers will be going.

Bord Bia Bloom is now in its 17th year.

It is one of Ireland’s largest showcases.

Celebrating the best of Irish horticulture,  food and drink.

Bloom tickets are booked directly with the festival.

Bus transport is being booked through Elsie Kelly.

You can find full details of the Bloom Festival here:

Bloom –

Why not join GARA and avail of all that is going on ??

Suggestions for future activities are always welcome.

Greystones Active Retirement Association,

The Plaza Market|Greystones Harbour Marina|4 June 2023

New market at Greystones Harbour Marina opens on 4 June 2023.

The market will run each Sunday until 27 August 2023.

Sponsored by Greystones Tidy Towns.

Offering wide and diverse activities:  artists,  crafters,  photographers,  gourmet foods.

And much much more !!

Stalls will be charged €25,  towards Greystones Tidy Towns projects.

Four stalls will be allocated each week to local community groups and clubs.

Groups can showcase what they do,  recruit volunteers and fundraise.

There is no fee and places will be allocated on a first come,  first served basis.

Full details and information from:,.


Week ending 7 May 2023

Greystones                                                   Theft from shop.

                                                          Theft of electric bike outside railway station. 

                                                          Male arrested for theft of bike.

                                                          Graffiti on DART carriage.

Garda Sandra Tierney                   

           Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        Neighbour disturbed youth burgling house.

                                                                   Robbery of a shop:  screw driver and hurl produced.

Garage broken into.

Theft from vehicle in car park of shop.

Theft from shop.

Garda Maria Curtis                            

Kilcoole                                                       Theft of handbag from employee in shop.

Window damaged in licensed premises.

Garda Molly Corbett                     

Great detections locally for some of the crime reported.

Three individuals were arrested for offences.

Two for the robbery in the Delgany area.

These persons were not from the area.

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.

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.

18 to 21 May 2023                                           Greystones Players|Big Maggie

Events for 18/05/2023 (               Big Maggie is John B. Keane’s famous play.

                                                                   Enormously entertaining and often funny.

                                                                   With a sense of sadness and tragedy.

                                                                   Greystones Players events always sell out.

                                                                   Please book early !!

                                                                   Thursday + Friday are SOLD OUT.

25 May 2023                                                  The Bonk with Elaine Howley

Events for 25/05/2023 (               Experimental music project.

Led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist,  Philip Christie.

Elaine Howley is a vocalist,  musician and producer.

The Bonk are one of Ireland’s most interesting experimental outfits.

26 May 2023                                                  Fabian Willmann Trio Feat/Jeff Ballard

Events for 26/05/2023 (               Wonderful jazz trio,  performing songs from their newest album.

                                                                   As well as new compositions by all band members.

27 May 2023                                                  Niall “Bressie” Breslin

Events for 27/05/2023 (               Where is My Mind ??  Live Podcast

                                                                                    Special guest is Irish international rugby Reggie Corrigan.

                                                                   Niall engages in in-depth explorations with exciting guests.

                                                                   They try to reveal the unvarnished truth of,  and hope for,  the human condition.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

NT Live:  Best of Enemies,  Hyde Park Brass.

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|Doc MacLean|19 May 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Doc MacLean has a performing career spanning nearly half a century.

He has appeared at the most significant folk,  blues and roots music festivals.

Doc is best known for his relentless touring habits.

And for his rejection of a First World music business that would reduce blues to a colourful genre.

This is his JoJo Man Blues Tour,  100 shows over 8 countries,  finishing in Canada in October.

Doors 8 pm.  Show 9 pm.

Tickets:  €18/€20.

Full details and bio from

Hot Spot Music Club|Blues Jam Session|21 May 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

Hot Spot Music Club|LOL Comedy Club|26 May 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|Full Circle|28 May 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 ??

John Keogh turns 80 this year.

He still plays those 50s rock ‘n roll tunes like he did when he was 20 !!

Doors 4 pm.  Show 5 pm.

Tickets €10.

Full details from

Coming up at The Hot Spot:

Salje Folk Duo,  LOL Comedy Club

All this and more from

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