Thursday 14 November 2019

Greystones and District Community Noticeboard

Soup and sandwiches will be served at Kilian House Family Centre on Wednesday, October 30, from 12.15 p.m. till 2 p.m.

There will be good home-made food and a chat. The suggested donation is €5 and all proceeds are given to local charities.

Christmas lights

The Christmas lights will be switched on in Greystones on Saturday, November 23, with an event in Burnaby Park.

The event will start at 4 p.m. and will include carol singing, a short ecumenical service and a visit by Santa.

Men's Shed

Men's Shed Greystones is open Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. and welcomes new members.

Anyone interested can call into the scout den on Church Road on Wednesday mornings.

The group can be contacted on

Alzheimer Café

The Alzheimer Café is facilitated by the HSE/St Columcille's Hospital and primary care nurses. It meets at the Glenview Hotel on the last Thursday of each month, from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Dementia Support

Wicklow Dementia Support holds a number of events in the Greystones area.

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

There are often visiting musicians and usually a turnout of around 30 people, including people with dementia, their family carers and volunteers.

A family carers support group meets on the third Friday of each 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.

Contact Wicklow Dementia Support at 089 4286928 for more information or details about any of the events.

Badminton classes

Bray-Greystones badminton club welcomes new players every Thursday night at 8 p.m. in BIFE, Novara Road, Bray.

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

If interested, contact Mary at 089 4132070.

Story time at the library

Children's story time 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 choir

The parish 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.

Policing clinic

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 obtain most other garda station services.

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.


There is social dancing to live music every Sunday night in Greystones.

The event starts each week at 8.30 p.m. in the Rugby Club.

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.

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

Super draw

Tickets are on sale for Greystones Cancer Support's super draw. Tickets are on sale at Super Valu, GCS and local shops.

The first prize is a €1,000 SuperValu Greystones shopping spree.

Other prises include a dash cam sponsored by Redwood IT, case of Moët et Chandon Champagne, a two-hour flying lesson at Newcastle airfield, sponsored by Ross McParland, afternoon tea at Powersourt Hotel, fourball from Delgany Golf Club, home heating oil from glen fuels, and brunch in the Pigeon House, Delgany.

Country market

North Wicklow Country Market takes place each Saturday morning at Newcastle Community Centre.

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

Art group

Greystones Art Group has a variety of events throughout the month. Each Monday they meet to paint, sketch, create and share inspiration.

A new location is selected monthly for outdoor sketching and painting. There are also monthly talks and demonstrations by guest artists.

The talks include techniques and suggestions relating to medium, composition, colour mixing and brushwork in a fun and friendly environment. There is a small fee of €5 for non-members.

Anyone interested should come along any Monday morning to South Beach Pavilion, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Alternatively, email for further information.

Charity night

Greystones Cancer Support's gala charity night will take place at Whale Theatre on Saturday, November 9.

Dry Rain Theatre Group will present their 'Alive Alive O'show, with songs, music, stories, ballads and laughter. The annual Greystones Cancer Support super draw will take place at the event.

Tickets are €35 and will be on sale shortly.

Active retired

Greystones Active Retirement Association, based out of Kilian House, holds keep fit classes from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and art from 2.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays. It also holds aqua aerobics in the Shoreline from midday to 1 p.m.

On Tuesdays, there is bowling from 10.45 a.m. to 12.45 p.m., followed by bingo from 2.15 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.

On Thursdays there's more bowling from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Greystones Active Retirement Association also holds a coffee morning from 10.30 a.m. to midday on the last Friday of each month.

All members are asked to note that the group's AGM will take place in the hall at 2.30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24.

Members can get all the news on trips and holidays being planned.

Tickets will be available for the Christmas lunch, taking place in the Parkview Hotel on Thursday, December 12.

Sundays at the Hot Spot

Every Sunday from September to June, the Hot Spot Music Club hosts a weekly Sunday jam from 4 p.m.

Sometimes it's jazz, sometimes it's ukulele and sometimes it's just plain ol' roots.

Blessing of the graves

The annual blessing of the graves takes place in Redford Cemetery on Sunday, November 3, at 3 p.m.

The committee's gate collection takes place that day to help with the upkeep of the cemetery.

Table quiz for Open Door

The Sugarloaf Lions Club/Open Door table quiz takes place in Greystones Rugby Club on Thursday, November 7, at 8 p.m.

A table of four costs €40. Contact Suzanne at 087 6250823 to book a table or to donate a raffle prize.

All proceeds go towards activities for adults with physical disabilities in North Wicklow and South County Dublin. Visit to find out more about Open Door.

Brick Flicks workshop

The 'Brick Flicks' Lego stop motion workshop will take place at Greystones Studios, above Whale Theatre, from Tuesday, October 29, till Friday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

The fee for the special Halloween themed workshop is €95. Children aged nine and older will learn to make a spooky set, create a zombie invasion, and have their favourite Lego character save the day.

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