Greystones notes week May 29th

National Biodiversity Week|Continues 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 !!

Details of all events can be found at:

National Biodiversity Week Ireland 2023

Greystones Library|Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath|Marine Projects Exhibition

Continues until Friday,  2 June 2023

Greystones Library,  Mill Road.

Wonderful exhibition of marine life projects.

The projects are the work of Fourth Class pupils from Gaelscoil na gCloch Liath.

Some of the projects are displayed on the door of the library.

Others are on display throughout the library.

All are welcome to come along and see the children’s excellent work !!

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 !!

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting|30 May 2023

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

On the Agenda:

  • Forward Planning Update for Greystones Municipal District.
  • 2023 Schedule of Municipal District Works for GMD.
  • Report from the GMD Engineer.
  • Motion to include:

Re-establishment of Bray/Greystones Cliff Walk Committee.

Request to Irish Rail that maintenance works should not be scheduled for back-to-back bank holiday weekends.

Members of the public may attend by advising GMD at before 12 pm on the day.

Greystones Flower Club|30 May 2023

Evangelical Church Hall,  Hillside Road;  8 pm.

Guest demonstrator will be Christine Hughes.

All are most welcome to come along.

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:,.

Greystones Film Club|Atomic Hope|8 June 2023

Whale Theatre;  8 pm.  Doors open 7 pm.

Admission €12.

Atomic Hope explores the arguments for and against nuclear power.

Brave and important documentary that dares to go against the organic,  free range wholegrain.

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

Greystones Film Club: Atomic Hope (

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

Greystones Library|Cruinniú na nÓg|10 June 2023

Story Time and Art Workshops

Greysones Library,  Mill Road;  10 am and 11;30 am.

Whitedoodle Art Workshops will explore collage art inspired by Christ Judges’s book,  The Baby Beast.

This book was recently installed as a Story Trail in Burnaby Park.

Please ring 01.2873548 to book a place.

Wicklow County Council Library Service

Greystones Fire Brigade CPR Challenge|10 June 2023

Greystones Fire Station,  Victoria Road;  12 Noon.

There will be two categories to the Greystones Fire Brigade CPR Challenge.

A Rescue Professional category and a Community category.

You can test your skills on the day.

Or simply try out CPR with professionals.

A BBQ lunch will be provided.

Ample free parking.

You can register your team here for free:

Donations may be made at:

Fundraiser by Greystones FireBrigade : Defibrillators for Greystones (

Defibrillators that are accessible in the community do make a difference and do save lives.

Will you need one some day ??

Greystones Fire Brigade manages 18 public access defibrillators around our town.

Greystones needs more of these life saving devices !!

Come along to learn more about using a defibrillator.

And to support our Greystones Firefighters in getting more.

Full details and any queries to 087 804 5651.

Co. Wicklow Public Participation Network News Update

Special Newsletter to Highlight National Biodiversity Week

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

Events,  supports,  grants,  exhibitions.

Why not have a look ??  There might be something of importance to you or your group.

Here is the link to Biodiversity Week News.

biodiversity-week-news-update-19-May.pdf (

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.

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


Week ending 14 May 2023

Greystones                                                   Two thefts from shops,  one theft from vehicle.

MacBook and airpods stolen from library.

Culprit arrested.

Steering column pulled off vehicle,  not stolen

Garda Sandra Tierney                   

           Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        No reports.

Garda Maria Curtis                             

Kilcoole                                                       Two thefts from vehicles.

Garda Molly Corbett                     


Week ending 21 May 2023

Greystones                                                   Two thefts from shops.

Criminal damage:  bottle and stones thrown.

Resulting in phone damage.

Garda Sandra Tierney                   

           Delgany/Killincarrig/Charlesland        No reports.

Garda Maria Curtis                             

Kilcoole                                                       Two thefts from shops.

Garda Molly Corbett                     

Special Notes from our Community Gardaí,  Maria Curtis and Sandra Tierney:

  • Parents are asked to speak to their children about graffiti.

Paint was sprayed on the grass in Burnaby Park last Saturday.

  • Reports coming in that youths are pulling up plants in the Burnaby Park Sensory Garden.

The Sensory Garden is a beautiful new amenity,  please be on the alert to keep it safe.

  • Community Guards were of assistance to Greystones Fire Brigade recently.

They witnessed a male breaking into a Fire Brigade vehicle.

Male was arrested and brought before the courts.

  • Community Guards are collecting contact details from Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators.

If your group is not receiving emails from Community Guards,  please let them know.

Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators’ meetings are being organised.

  • Special congratulations to Anne Waithira Burke and her colleagues for Africa Day last Saturday.

The afternoon was much enjoyed by all !!

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.

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Greystones Active Retirement Association Activities

GARA had a very busy year !!

Activities will be finishing up shortly for the summer break.

Monday         1.15 pm to 1.45 pm           Chair Yoga

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

Chair Yoga and Art Group will continue until 26 June 2023.

Short Mat Bowling and Bingo will finish the end of May.

All activities will resume week commencing 4 September 2023.

Enjoy the summer and keep on the lookout for additional summer outings !!

New GARA Members are always welcome and new ideas are always encouraged.

GARA details and queries available from

La Touche Legacy Seminar|Festival of History|15 and 16 September 2023

Theme of this year’s event is Social Discourse of the 20th Century in Ireland.

Save the dates !!

The 8th Festival of History  and 33rd La Touche Legacy Seminar will be held 15 & 16 September 2023.

Greystones Archeological and Historical Society will,  once more,  be partners.

An excelent range of speakers and topics has been arranged for the September event.

  • Professor Paul Rouse
  • Dr. Emma Lyons
  • Professor Emeritus Michael Laffan
  • Felix Larkin
  • Dr. Ian d’Alton
  • Dr. Emily Mark Fitzgerald,  who will deliver the Jim Brennan Memorial Lecture.

Bookings from Kay Coughlan,  01 2876694,

Further information from George Jones,  086 821 7357,

Paul Byrne from Greystones Guide has the full story and Seminar Launch photos.

The Greystones Guide | Remaking History

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.

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.

2 June 2023                                                   NT Live: Best of Enemies

Events for 02/06/2023 (               James Graham’s multiple award-winning new drama.

Two men fight to become the next US President.

Blistering political thriller.

3 June 2023                                                   Hyde Park Brass

Events for 03/06/2023 (               Cutting-edge brass band.

Redefining the genre by blending traditional brass sounds.

With ground-breaking electronic music.

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

Niamh Dunne,  Cruinniú na nÓg:  Down to the Woods and The Imaginerium.

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|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.

Last LOL Comedy Club at The Hot Spot.

Headliner is Kevin Gildea,  with Tommy Nicholson,  aka The Navan Man.

Galway native,  Eddie Mullarkey is the third comedian,  one of the most sought after acts in Ireland.

Last but not least,  Stewart Lambert,  a rising star of the Irish Comedy scene.

Resident MC,  Paul Marsh,  brings it all together.

An evening definitely not to be missed !!

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

All this and more from

Unfortunately,  The Hot Spot Music Club must finish the end of June.

It is seeking a new home and hopes to be with us again soon.

We thank Ailbhe Skay and her colleagues for many memorable events.

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