Community Events

Have a look at the latest forthcoming local events. Mark your diaries for those that interest you and Keep in touch with what is going on.

La Touche Wines Christmas Wine Fair:

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Delgany & District Horticultural Society Fruit Show and Lecture:

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St. Patrick’s Worship and Recreation Centre,  Church Road. 

Out of Fashion Shrubs with Desmond Carton,  Head Gardener,  Avoca Handweavers

 Fruit Show,  7:00 p.m.;  Lecture,  8:00 p.m.

All welcome !!

 

 

Greystones Active Retirement Association:

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Autumn Holiday to Costa Brava Spain                          

Cost is €699.00.

Details from Ann Redmond,  087 9390882.

 

St. Patrick’s Church Car Boot Sale:

carboot_poster6Church Grounds;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cars, €12;  Vans and cars with trailers, €20.

Refreshments will be on sale.

 

 

 

La Touche Legacy Seminar Festival of History Weekend in association with Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society:

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Charlesland Golf and Country Club Hotel

Main theme of the weekend will centre on Anniversary of World War I.

Featured speakers include:

Dr. Myles Dungan     with Great War Roadshow.

Turtle Bunbury         presenter of The Genealogy Roadshow on TV.

Dr. Ciaran Wallace     academic,  broadcaster,  TCD social historian.

John O’Keeffe          criminologist,  broadcaster, journalist,  TCD School of Psychology

Brendan Flynn          local Wicklow historian,  specialising in Military History

Also, Rosemary Raughter,  Cllr. Christopher Fox,  Deputy Anne Ferris and Lord Meath.

Weekend lecture tickets,  €30,  to include Seminar Dinner,  €50.

Available from Kay Coughlan,  2878448,  kaycoughla@wicklowcoco.ie.

Local historical societies throughout Wicklow are invited to participate.

Invitation includes option to take a stand at the Seminar Centre.

Booking details with Kay Coughlan.

Can we help you or someone you know ??

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Greystones Cancer Support Twentieth Anniversary Super Draw

Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place;  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Greystones Cancer Support marks 20 years of community cancer support.

Once again,  our Super Draw offers top prize of €1,000 SuperValu Shopping Spree.

Other fabulous prizes as well.

Come along and help us get off to a good start this year !!

 

Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening

24 September 2014
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La Touche Place;  8:00 p.m.

This meeting is for men who have or who have had cancer and for those men who have family or friends who have had cancer.

 There will no Men’s Evening in August.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.

 Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance,  encouragement and support to cancer patients,  their families and their friends.

 

Eire Og Greystones World Record Soloing Relay Attempt:

20 September 2014
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Club Grounds,  Mill Road.

Come along and help to raise funds for juvenile facilities:

Club members,  families,  friends,  local residents,  any individuals.

 Total distance to achieve is more than 42 kilometres.

Run or walk just one length of a pitch with a football or sliotar.

Come along and help make history !!

Details from Kevin Healy,  087 2393289,  Facebook or EireOgGreystones.com.

 

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Aid of Wicklow Hospice Foundation

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Greystones Cancer Support,  La Touche Place;  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A warm welcome to come along to support our local hospice.

 

St. Patrick’s Church Soup & Sandwiches

16 September 2014
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St. Patrick’s Worship + Reconciliation Centre;  12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please come along.

 

Wonderful home made food,  good company,  good cheer,  good welcome.

Suggested donation of €5.00 in aid of charity.

 

Hot Spot Music Club:  A Tribute to Nina Simone with Emma Nicolai

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Above the Beach House,  Greystones Harbour.

Doors open,  8:00 p.m.  Show starts 9:00 p.m.

Advance tickets,  €5;  Door, €7.

Advance tickets can be purchased at Vintage La Touche,  La Touche Place.

 Wicklow chanteuse,  Emma Nicolai,  has a new album coming.

She takes time out to celebrate one of her idols,  Nina Simone.

Nina,  a North Carolina legend,  gave us My Baby Just Cares for Me, 

I Got Life,  Feeling Good.

 

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 30 August 2014

St. Patrick’s Primary School,  Church Road;  3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

St.Patrick’s Church Car Boot Sale:

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Church Grounds;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cars, €12;  Vans and cars with trailers, €20.

Refreshments will be on sale.

 

 

King of Greystones 2014 Charity Triathlon:

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Huge annual Greystones annual triathlon event.

Spectacular New Scenic Coastline Route

Swim   750 metres

Cycle   20 km

Run     5 km

First Timer ??

Why not “Try a Tri” or enter a team to share the load ??

Swim   200 metres

Cycle   20 km

Run     5 km

Volunteers are needed on the day to help make the event a success.

T shirt and refreshments provided.

Please email info@kingofgreystones.com  or Facebook,  if you can help.

Register for this popular event at www.kingofgreystones.com.

Entry fee is €60.  This year,  event is supporting Martin Codyre Fund,  Fighting Paralysis.

 

Delgany Thursday Club:    

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Outing to Lodge Park + Steam Museum,  Straffan, Co.  Kildare

Coach leaves Delgany Church,  2:00 p.m.

Cost is €20.00.

Bookings with Noelene,  2876878.

Eire Og Greystones GAA Annual Golf Classic:


8 August 2014

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Cost is €200 per team of 4,  to include BBQ on Ninth Green + full meal in clubhouse later.

Excellent prizes and all levels of golfers are welcome.

Tee times may be booked through Anthony Byrne,  087 8188871.

 

Greystones Tidy Towns Third Annual August Bank Holiday Monday Fun Day:

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Burnaby Park starting at 12:00 p.m.

Fun for all the family:

 

Bouncy Castles                   Slides            Face Painting

Giant Snakes & Ladders       Crazy Golf      Bungee Trampoline

Climbing Wall                      Tug of War    Dog Show

Entertainment includes:

Ever popular Music Together group,  starting 12:30 p.m.

Reuben The Entertainer from RTE Junior for adults and children alike,  1:30 p.m.

Famous local singer Ruairi Quinn

Austin Prior

Upcoming band The Crush

Arts & Crafts stalls;  cake stand,  please bring donated cakes on the day;  General Store,  you can donate any good quality clothes or shoes or handbags or toys,  books,  CDs.

BBQ will include teas and coffees,  cool drinks.

No need to go hungry or thirsty.

Why not organise a team for the Tug of War ??

Volunteers also needed on the day.

Full details and offers of help to Marie McCooey,  087 2079627, mariettown@gmail.com.

Annual August Bank Holiday Sunday Fun Dog Show:

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Behind the Beach House,  Greystones Harbour;  2:00 p.m.

Entries from 1:00 p.m.

Entries on the field or online at fundogshow@gmail.com.

Full details from 087 6267334 or jonjam@eircom.net.

This wonderful and popular annual event is in aid of Dogs Trust.

Sponsored by Blacklion Veterinary Hospital.

 

David’s Secondary School Car Boot Sale:

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Today and every second Sunday until the Autumn.

Seafront car park;  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Admission for cars,  €13;  vans/cars with trailors, €25;  payable at gate.

Gates open at 7:30 a.m. for sellers.

Greystones Cancer Support Men’s Evening:

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La Touche Place;  8:00 p.m.

This meeting is for men who have or who have had cancer and for those men who have family or friends who have had cancer.

There will no Men’s Evening in August.

Details from 2871601,  Facebook and info@GreystonesCancerSupport.com.

Greystones Cancer Support offers guidance,  encouragement and support to cancer patients,  their families and their friends.

 

Greystones Municipal District Monthly Meeting:

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Civic Offices,  Mill Road;  7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Church Car Boot Sale:

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Church Grounds;  9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Cars, €12;  Vans and cars with trailers, €20.

Refreshments will be on sale.

 

Kilcoole 1914 Gunrunning Centenary & Heritage Festival:

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Kilcoole Gunrunning took place 2 August, 1914.Come share in the story and heritage of this dramatic,  daring and dangerous event.Full and varied programme of activities !!Lots to see … lots to learn … lots to share … lots to do !!Something for all the family.  Don’t miss out.  See you there !!

 

 

Lectures                  Maps and Photographic Exhibition     Museum

Re-enactments         Parade                                       Ecumenical Service

Aer Corps Casa         RNLI Lifeboat Air Sea Rescue          Music

Genealogy               Food + Craft Market                     Heritage Demonstration

Pottery Workshop     Children’s Traditional Games            Vintage Cake Bake Off

Vintage Car Rally       Traditional Comhaltas Music            Afternoon Tea & Cake

Bray Concert Band    Kilcoole Rifles

Full details from 086 8329686 or www.visitwicklow.ie.

 

Vicky Palmer Byrne Parachute Jump in Aid of Greystones Cancer Support:

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Vicky Palmer Byrne jumps for Greystones Cancer Support.After many delays due to bad weather last winter.Please send best wishes to this very brave lady.

 

 

 

Greystones Active Retirement:  Kilian House Family Centre:

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Outings + Meetings. Bookings for all events: Tuesdays,  Kilian House Family Centre,  10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Whist every Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m.

 

Delgany Thursday Club:

7 August

Outing to Lodge Park + Steam Museum Straffan Coach leaves Delgany Church,  2:00 p.m.

Cost is €20.00. Bookings with Noelene,  2876878.

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4 September

12 place available.  Please put your name down early.

 

 

Autumn Holiday to Costa Brava Spain

27 Sept – 3 Oct                                       

Cost is €699.00. Booking deposit of €199.00 by 24 June, 2014. Balance due 26 August, 2014. Details from Ann Redmond,  087 9390882.

NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK: 

23 -31 August 2014

wgseThis year’s theme:  Family … generations exploring heritage together.

Families are encouraged,  young and old,  to get out and connect with the heritage that is ingrained in all of us.  For the older generation,  the week is an opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge of Ireland’s heritage with children and grandchildren,  in particular reflecting on the changes that have taken place over the years.

Details from www.wicklow.ie and www.countywicklowheritage.org. or www.heritageweek.ie.

WICKLOW COUNTY TOURISM “SUMMER IN WICKLOW” PHOTO COMPETITIONS:

July and August

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August competition now open.  Submit photograph by 27 August.

Send  your photo to wicklowtourismphotos@gmail.com.

Prizes will include overnight stay,  activities and attractions.

The photo with the most “likes” on Facebook will be the winner.

Please read full terms + conditions:  www.visitwicklow.ie/competitions.

LUGNAQUILLA WICKLOW’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN SUMMER CLIMBS SCHEDULE:

27 July,  10 August,  31 August.

Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain outside of Kerry,  summit at 925 metres.

This challenging but accessible mountain is one of the best Wicklow Mountains walks.

safFully guided walks to the summit.

Wonderful walking opportunity.

€25.00 per person fully guided walks.

Pre-booking essential,  limited spaces.

Details and booking from 0404 20070 or www.visitwicklow.ie.

GRAPE EXHIBITION CONTINUES AT GREYSTONES HARBOUR:

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Come along to Greystones Harbour each Summer Sunday,  12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lots of wonderful artwork to view and to buy.

Perfect for that special occasion present or special event.

SHORELINE LESISURE GREYSTONES SUMMER CAMP 2014

Continues until 22 August, 2014.

Monday to Friday

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Ages 5 to 13 years of age.

Swimming,  football,  basketball,  badminton.

Tennis,  Uni-hockey,  rounders,  arts and crafts.

And lots more fun !!

Full details from 2878180 or www.shorelineleisure.ie.

KILCOOLE 1914 GUNRUNNING CENTENARY & HERITAGE FESTIVAL:

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KING OF GREYSTONES 2014 CHARITY TRIATHLON:  Sunday, 10 August

logoRegistration now open.  You can find out more information regarding the exciting King of Greystones 2014 Charity Triathlon by visiting the website: kingofgreystones.com.

 

WICKLOW COUNTY COUNCIL: DRAFT STRATEGIC POLICY COMMITTEE SCHEME: 

Sunday, 27 July

wicklow-co.co_Wicklow County Council has issued its draft scheme for consultation.Strategic Policy Committees advise and assist the Council in its work.

The committees are comprised of elected members and people actively working with social,  economic,  cultural and environmental bodies to develop and review policies related to Council services.

There are five Strategic Policy Committees:

Planning and Development

Transportation,  Water and Environmental Services

Housing and Corporate Estate

Community,  Cultural and Social Development

Economic Development and Enterprise

Copies of the scheme are available at Greystones Municipal District Office,  Mill Road,  Greystones Library,  Lorraine Gallagher at lgallagher@wicklowcoco.ie, or at www.wicklow.ie.

Deadline for submissions is 22 August, 2014.

kathleen

 

Forward notices to Kathleen Kelleher:

Phone: (01) 2875327 / 087 2845465
Email: kk@KathleenKelleher.com