Monday 20 May 2019

Community Noticeboard: Greystones & District

Dancing night: 'Dancing with the stars', not exactly, but social dancing is enjoyed to live music every Sunday night. The event takes place each week at 8.30pm in Greystones Rugby Club.

Active Retirement

Aqua aerobics takes place on Mondays at Shoreline from midday to 1 p.m. with bowls on Tuesdays at Kilian House at 10.30 a.m. Bingo also takes place on Tuesdays at Kilian House, at 2.30 p.m.

Keep Fit is on Mondays at Kilian House from 1 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. and art, also at Kilian House, on Mondays at 2.30 p.m.

Plans are in the pipeline for day trips and holidays. Watch this space for further details.

Information and membership renewal can be done at Kilian House Family Centre every Tuesday 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

The next coffee morning takes place at Kilian House on Friday, Feburary 22, at 10.30 a.m.

Podiatrist Gilian Fox will talk about foot care and advise on managing common foot alments.

Historical Society

The February meeting of the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society will take place at the Family Centre beside Holy Rosary Church at the usual time of 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 21.

The speaker will be Philip Lecane, whose subject will be the sinking of the Dun Laoghaire/Holyhead mailboat, RMS Leinster, in October 1918. Philip is a maritime historian and author of Torpedoed. The RMS Leinster disaster and of Women and children on the RMS Leinster. There will be a €2 charge towards costs.

Comedy play

This year's offering from Delgany Golf Club Drama Group is 'Nobody's Talking to Me' by Tommy Marren.

The Irish comedy is set in rural Ireland, 1968. Mattie and Maggie are celebrating their anniversary, having not spoken to each other for 10 years.

The play will take place from Wednesday, February 13, to Saturday, February 16, and from Wednesday, February 20, to Saturday, February 23. Tickets are available from Chris Ball 087 2570758 at €15.

Country market

North Wicklow Country Market will take place this and each Saturday morning at Newcastle Community Centre.

The market takes place from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Dementia Support

'Memory Lane Music' takes place each Friday morning at St Patrick's Church Hall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

A family carers support group meets every third Friday of the month, also at St Patrick's, from 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is a facilitator led, peer-to-peer support group. For more details contact 089 4286928.

Men's Shed

Greystones Men's Shed is seeking new members. They open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

They have a range of new programmes starting this year.


Bray Greystones badminton club welcomes new players every Thursday night at eight o'clock in BIFE Novara Road Bray.

Beginners and back to badminton players welcome.

Family badminton takes place every Sunday from 4 p.m. till 6 p.m. Adults and children welcome.

If interested contact Mary at 089 4132070.


The popular children's storytime takes place at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings at Greystones Library.

The session is suitable for babies up to children aged six years.

No booking is required for the event.

Holy Rosary parish choir

The choir sings at 6 p.m. Mass in the Holy Rosary Church on the first and third Saturday of the month.

For more information call 085 8801466.

Holy Rosary parish social

Holy Rosary parish social, hobby and craft afternoon takes place on the first Sunday of each month.

The event will take place at Kilian House Family Centre from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. each month.

Refreshments are available at €1.50.

The event is for people aged 18 and older. For more information go to

Language groups

A German conversation group meets each week in Greystones.

The group meets at the library on Saturday mornings at 11 a.m.

A French conversational group meets on Thursday mornings, also at the library, at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

Policing clinic in Kilcoole

Kilcoole policing clinic takes place each Wednesday evening at Kilcoole Community Centre, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Garda Corbett and/or Garda Thompson will be in attendance.

Drop in for crime prevention advice, get a form stamped, and most other garda station services.

Exercise for over-50s

Exercise programmes for the over-50s take place each Wednesday at Shoreline Leisure at 12.30 p.m.

The sessions help with flexibility, strength, confidence, balance, coordination and mobility.

Admission is €5 per session and all are welcome.

Scout leaders

Greystones Scouts are now recruiting new leaders for first Wicklow, second Dublin, St Kilian's Scout Group.

Training will be provided. For more information, contact group leader Anthony Finnegan at

St Patrick's Day parade

Plans are under way for this year's St Patrick's Day parade in Greystones.

Application forms and details have been sent to local groups and organisations. Anyone who needs a form can contact the district council at 01 2876694 or

A wide range of awards will be made in various categories and the usual best window display award will also be made. There is no need for businesses to enter, they will be considered if the window is decorated.

Applications must be returned by February 22. The cost is €20 for clubs and organisations and €40 commercial.

Diabetes Ireland

A Diabetes Ireland community based education course starts at Greystones Library on Wednesday, February 13, taking place from 1.45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The course is for people diagnoses with pre-diabetes and type two diabetes.

There are two-hour sessions on four days, with a small group of people.

The participants will learn to ask questions, find motivation to change, and share tips, experiences and ideas.

A diabetes professional will provide advice, facts, guidance, motivation and support. To book call 01 8428118.

Film Club screening

Greystones Film Club presents the Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid at Whale Theatre on Wednesday, February 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets are €10 and available at

The documentary charts a Leixlip loner's battle to save his 100-year old farm.

Thomas Reid locks horns with the IDA the film's producer, Luke McManus, will hold a 20 minute Q & A session after the film.

Love Bites

Singers Carmel McCreagh and Flo McSweeney joined by Fiachra Trench on piano, will celebrate St Valentine's Day with love songs, jazz standards and ballads, garnished with a twist of dry humour.

The concert takes place at Whale Theatre on Thursday, February 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets are €18 at


Social prescribing and well-being oordinator Ali Rochford will deliver a talk entitled 'Your Well-Being in Your Community' at Greystones Library on Friday, February 15, at 11 a.m.

Social Prescribing is about supporting the health and well-being of people, using community based activities and supports, such as art, exercise, gardening and reading.

The programme is suitable for anyone who feels they need some support to look after their health and well-being, or those who feel isolated, stressed, anxious or depressed. Call 01 2873548 to book.

Soup and sandwiches

Soup and sandwiches will be served at St Patrick's Parish Centre next week.

The lunch will be served from 12.30 p.m. till 2 p.m. and will include dessert and tea or coffee.

There will be good company and a warm welcome.

A suggested donation of €5 will go to charity.

Bray People