Greystones notes week June 5th

June Bank Holiday|Monday,  5 June 2023

Special good wishes to all for a wonderful Bank Holiday Weekend.

Enjoy !!  Greystones will be the place to be !!

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 !!

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.

Great way to enjoy the June Bank Holiday Weekend !!

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.

Irish Gerontological Society|Online Public Lecture

“Looking after Lived-In-Skin

15 June 2023;  3 pm to 4.30 pm.

Special lecture,  just in time for summer,  looking after our skin.

Excellent line-up in key speaker and expert panellists.

  • Professor Emer Ahern
  • Professor Patrick Ormond
  • Professor Anne Marie Tobin
  • Bernadette Carter
  • Deirdre Conlon
  • Dr. Cathal O’Connor

You can live stream the event at

Recording will also be available online after the event.

Finding Wicklow in the Virtual Record Treasury|15 June 2023

Wicklow Library,  The Mall,  Main Street,  Wicklow Town,  6.30 pm to 8 pm.

Hosted by Wicklow County Archives.

Special talk with excellent speakers on a wide range of topics.

Ciarán Wallace,  Deputy Director,  Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland.

“Ireland’s Public Records:  Destruction and Recovery”.

Brian Gurrin,  Virtual Record Treasury Research Fellow.

“Wicklow Records in the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland”.

Catherine Wright,  Archivist,  Wicklow County Archives.

“Local History Resources at Wicklow County Archives”.

All are most welcome.

Booking is essential at or 0404 67025.

Turn2Me|Free Support Groups for Leaving Certificate Students and Parents

Turn2Me is a national mental health charity conducting free online support groups until the end of June.

These support groups will be a space where young people and parents can share their struggles anonymously.

Also receive tips on how to deal with stress,  panic attacks and other issues.

Support group for Leaving Certificate students runs on Wednesdays at 6 pm.

Support group for Leaving Certificate parents runs on Thursdays at 6 pm.

This is an excellent programme supported and run by mental health professionals.

Bright and informative website,  well worth a look,  details and sign up at Home – turn2me.

Co. Wicklow Public Participation Network News Update

Community Catch Up Notes

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.

Community Catch Up Meetings were held during April and May 2023.

Here is the link to let you know how the county wide meetings went.

community-catch-up-notes-2023.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

Wicklow Tourism June Newsletter

Lots to see and lots to do,  right here in our own County Wicklow !!

Why not have a look to see the many activities for both you and your visitors ??

This month’s Newsletter highlights

  • Three Days Wicklow Passport Itinerary
  • Newly Refurbished Avondale House
  • Powerscourt House,  Garden & Waterfall
  • Wicklow Passport:  Become a Wicklow Ambassador

Full Newsletter details from:

Also,  top things to see and do in Greystones !!

Greystones: Top Things to See & Do – Wicklow County Tourism (

Local Enterprise Office Wicklow Newsletter

All the latest news from LEO Wicklow.

Grants,  training,  workshops,  supports,  environment,  students and much much more !!

Have a look so that you don’g miss out on what is going on that could help you !!

All the latest news and training from Local Enterprise Office Wicklow (

Greystones Active Retirement Association Activities

A most enjoyable Coffee Morning was held on 26 May 2023.

Des White and James Connolly from Arboretum Kilquade gave an excellent gardening presentatiion.

Their hard work was raffled off to the delight of four GARA Members.

Next GARA Coffee Morning will be held on Friday,  29 September 2023 in aid of Wicklow Hospice.

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

Short Mat Bowling and Bingo have finished for the season.

Those travelling on the holiday to Clonakilty are asked to meet on Monday,  12 June 2023.

Bus will leave the old Ormonde Cinema,  beside Brady’s Homecare,  at 10 am.

Access to the bus will be available from 9.30 am.

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 over the summer from

Wicklow County Council|Disabled Postal Votes

Are you unable to go to a polling station to vote due to physical illness or disability ??

If so,  you are eligible to register for a Disabled Postal Vote.

Application Forms and further information from

You can also contact WCC Franchise Department,  0404 20161,

Please note that application form must be signed by your doctor before updating your elector status.

Wicklow County Council|Climate Action Plan 2024 to 2029

WCC are preparing the first draft of a Local Authority Climate Action Plan.

Two initial reports have been prepared and are available on

Printed copies are also available at Greystones Municipal District,  02.2876694,   until 12 June 2023.

You can contribute by completing the survey on Climate Action,  Wicklow County Council Climate Action Plan |

You can make submissions via the Consultation Hub or write to WCC,  County Buildings,  Wicklow.

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.

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.

Paul Byrne from Greystones has the full story.

The Greystones Guide | Brass In Pocket

9 June 2023                                                   Niamh Dunne

Events for 09/06/2023 (               Niamh Dunne is a fiddle player and singer.

Best known for her unique tracitional fiddle playing.

And her smoky warm vocal style.

She has performed world wide as found member of renowned band Beoga.

10 June 2023                                                  Down to the Woods:  Cruinniú na nÓg

Events for 10/06/2023 (               Arclight Drama Studio.

                                                                   Interactive theatre for 4 to 8 year olds.

                                                                   The Teddy Bears are having a picnic !!

                                                                   Please bring along your favourite Teddy.

                                                                   Fancy dress is greatly encouraged !!

10 June 2023                                                  Down to the Woods:  Cruinniú na nÓg

Events for 10/06/2023 (          Arclight Drama Studio.

                                                                   The Imaginarium is a creative space for 9 to 13 year olds.

                                                                   They will devise and perform new stories.

                                                                   Creating,  rehearsing and performing a brand new piece of theatre.

                                                                   Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian at all times.

                                                                   Please book a tick for each adult too !!

Coming up at the Whale Theatre:

Chris Holland,  Mark Angolo,  Unsinkable.

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|Set Adrift Dance Club:  The Last Dance|2 June 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|Saije Folk Duo|11 June 2023

Above the Beach House at Greystones Harbour Marina.

Saije is an award-winning,  indie folk duo.

Their soulful harmonies,  dynamic guitar-lines and percussive breakdowns breath life into heartfelt stories.

Their songwriting is crafted from the depths,  stirring vocals with graceful lyricism.

The pair create a full-bodied sound,  infused with flavours.

Doors 4 pm.  Show 5 pm.

Tickets €10.

Full details from

All this and more from

The Hot Spot lease ends in June.

Hopefully,  Ailbhe Skay will be able to find new premises !!

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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