Wednesday 16 January 2019

Talk about Irish women in the 1960s

Greystones Library will hold a lively discussion of Irish women and everyday lives in 1960s Ireland on Friday, May 29, at 2 p.m.

Ciara Meehan (senior lecturer in history at the University of Hertfordshire, and curator of Modern Wife, Modern Life exhibition) will open the road-show style event.

Using extracts from women's magazines and objects that will be on display at the National Print Museum of Ireland from July, she will explore the representation and expectations of different generations of Irishwomen in the 1960s.

Members of the audience will then be invited to share their memories of that decade.

If you have any objects, photographs, letters, etc. from the 1960s, please do bring them along! There will be an opportunity to have them scanned, and they will be recorded in a 'people's history' archive that will be made publicly available on-line. Interviews will also be arranged with anyone who wishes to have their memories recorded.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to leave a record of your life for your own family and for future generations.

For more information call Greystones Library on (01) 2873548.

Ballads and folk group

'Second Wind' ballad and folk group will play at the Hot Spot Music Club on Friday May 22.

Second Wind was formed in 2013, focussing on popular songs from the ballad boom era, 1960s.

Many of these songs have strong chorus lines and work well for audience singalongs.

Second Wind also perform a range of traditional Irish tunes from dance melodies to more delicate medieval pieces such as Turlough O Carolan.

Doors open at 8 p.m. with admission of €9 or €7 in advance.

Cash tickets can be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.

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All the Greystones news, interviews, items of special interest plus your favourite music will be on Garden County Radio on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

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Mountain climb

Sugarloaf Lions Club will climb Maulin Mountain on Sunday May 24.

They will meet at Crone Car Park, Enniskerry at 10 a.m.

The sponsored walk is in aid of Wicklow Hospice Foundation, Greystones Cancer Support, and Sugarloaf Lions.

The level of difficulty is medium.

For more information call Michael Lamb on (086) 3727186 or Mick Cleary on (087) 2391938.

King of Greystones

Registration is now open for this year's 'King of Greystones' event.

The popular triathlon will take place on Sunday, August 16.

The committee would love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering.

The event is now in its 14th year with all money raised going to local charities.

To sign up or for more information go to

Voluntary therapies

Greystones Voluntary Therapies will convene at St Patrick's Parish Centre on Church Road on Monday, May 25.

On the last Monday of the month a group of therapists gather from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

They provide therapies for a suggested donation of €15.

The money donated is given to a local charity or groups who are felt to need support.

Treatments include back massage, reiki, reflexology and more.

Active Retirement

Greystones Active Retirement's monthly walk will take place on Thursday June 4.

The group will meet at Greystones Railway Station at 10.25 a.m. on the morning of the event.

Prior to that, they will have a day trip to Wells House and Gardens in Gorey on Friday, May 22.

For bookings or more information call 086 6084946.

Carers meeting

Greystones Cancer Support Centre's carers meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 20, at 3.15 p.m.

The meeting at the La Touche Place centre is for those looking after a cancer patient.

Shelley from Beauty by Shelley will be there with mini pampering.

For more information call (01) 2871601.

Wine fair

The La Touche summer wine fair and barbecue in aid of the RNLI will take place on Friday, May 22.

The event will be held at Greystones Lawn Tennis Club on Mill Road from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The band Second Chance will then play and there will be a late bar.

Admission is €15 with proceeds to the RNLI.

There will be a raffle on the night with spot prizes.

Car boot sale

St Patrick's car boot sale will take place on Saturday, May 23.

The sale will be on at the church car park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

It will be on every second and fourth Saturday of the month until the end of September.

Admission is €12 for cars and €20 for vans or trailers.

Gates open at 8.30 a.m. for setting up.

Refreshments and toilets are available in the parish centre.

Bob Dylan birthday bash

A birthday bash for Bob Dylan will take place at the Hot Spot on Saturday, May 23.

The Hot Spot House Band will perform, featuring James Delaney on keyboards, Robbie Overson on guitar, Garvan Gallagher on bass, and Michael Meakin on drums.

There will also be a treasure trove of guest musicians coming together to celebrate Dylan on the eve of his birthday.

American and Irish choirs

St Catherine's Association is to hold a concert evening at St Patrick's Church, Greystones on Saturday, May 23.

The Eastern Kentucky University Concert Choir will sing a pot pourri of choral favourites, spirituals, and traditional folk songs.

They will be joined by special guests, the Wicklow Male Voice Choir.

Tickets can be purchased at Mrs Mooney's Shop, Trafalgar Road.

The cost is €10 per ticket and concert begins at 8 p.m.

Weekly Grape exhibition

Greystones' art, photography and craft exhibition will be on at the harbour from May 31.

The exhibition will be on every Sunday during the summer from 12 midday until 5 p.m.

Coffee morning

A coffee morning in aid of Eire Og Strictly Come Dancing will take place at the Dr Ryan Centre, Kenmare Heights, on Saturday, May 23.

There will be cakes, a raffle and novelties throughout the morning.

Guided tour

Greystones Archeological and Historical Society will lead a guided tour to The Little of Museum of Dublin, The Garden of Remembrance, and Collins Barracks.

The tour will take place on Sunday, May 24.

The coach will leave Greystones at 10 a.m.

For more information or to book call Aileen on (01) 2876416.

Clothing collection

Chernobyl Aid Ireland clothing collection will take place at the Holy Rosary Church car park on Tuesday, May 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 midday.

Items sought are unwanted clothing items, including bags, shoes and belts.

For more information call Tina on (087) 6301350.

Soup and sandwiches

Soup and sandwiches will be served at the Kilian House Family Centre on Wednesday, May 27.

The lunch will be on from 12.15 p.m. until 2 p.m.

A suggested donation of €5 will go to local charities.

Bereaved group meting

Greystones Cancer Support will hold a meeting for the bereaved at the La Touche Place centre on Wednesday, May 27, at 3.15 p.m. The special meeting is for those bereaved in the past two or three years.

Beautiful babies

The most beautiful Greystones baby of all time is to be selected over at 'The Greystones Guide.'

The poll is open to infants from across the decades. To enter send a photo with the name and date of birth to

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