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Some of GG’s more astute readers may have noticed already, but, we’re back in lockdown, people…  

So we can hopefully kick Covid-19’s ass, self-isolation is once again the soup of the day – and that means our usually jam-packed Greystones calendar is looking very different today.

And with the restrictions now limiting us all to keeping within our own counties, now is the perfect time to check out the beautiful trails out there. Then again, our guide does feature lots of shots, and video, if you want to go for a virtual walk.

Talking of lots of shots and videos, there’s also our extensive archives of vintage photographs, histories and interviews with the good, the bad and the incredibly smart to work your way through. Only took us eight years to put together, and we’re far from finished putting all the jigsaw pieces of Greystones’ colourful past together. You can map your journey right here.

And do think about your neighbours who are trying to keep their businesses alive during this difficult time – from shops and restaurants to theatres and beauty shops. Those who can have moved online – so, go join them there. You’ve certainly got the time.

We’ll be keeping an eye on how the town comes out of hibernation over the coming weeks, as the lockdown opens the door for normality once again. In the meantime, you can check out all the takeaways currently keeping us fed and watered right here.

If you need a little spiritual guidance, you can always go deep with Luisne, Kilcoole’s spirituality haven, right here.

We’ve also put together a list of local volunteers, free online classes, etc, right about here, and 10Things To Do About Nothing To Do right here. And WCC’s Level 5 public service hours are here.

So, you know, we can all join virtual hands and make contact with the living.

Also, check on any vulnerable neighbours. Pretend they’re your dad, or your mum. Only, these OAPs won’t keep reminding you of all your bad life choices.

There are also a number of groups and individuals now ready and willing to help the elderly in our community. And you can join them. Speaking of which, the number for Alone, the charity helping the elderly living on their own, is 0818222024.

We’re also putting up music mixes regularly on GG, which might just help past the time, with a little singing, a little dancing, maybe even a miniature party or two

You can keep up with what’s going on in regard to Covid-19 in the town right about here.

In the meantime, here’s a rather scaled down calendar. Given the constant changes due to lockdowns, do check any event you’re interested in beforehand…

Sunday 28th Feb

Day: 9°Hi RealFeel® 12° RealFeel Shade™ 10° Areas of low clouds and fog giving way to sun
Night: 3°Lo RealFeel® 4° Partly cloudy in the evening followed by patchy low clouds and fog late
Tides: 12.01pm 3.68m
Sunrise 7.14am Sunset 6pm Daylight 10hrs 45mins

The Sustainable Seafood Ireland gang will be setting up stalls in the Greystones train station carpark every Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30am till 5pm, with plans afoot to extend to The Boat Yard soon, followed by a permanent home here (reckon Three Q’s would be a good fit). You can catch their Salty Buoy food truck Mondays from 4pm to 7pm.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

Normally, every Sunday, from 10am to 11am, the South Beach Playground Clean-Up Group hook up down at every young Greystonians’ little slice of paradise, and put a fresh coat of shine on the place. Weather and Covid-19 permitting.  So, it’s not happening this week. If you feel like joining ’em, email jodie.neary@socialdemocrats.ie. Details here.

There’s a whole world of free online out there right now – and given that we’ve all got a little spare time, to stop you going completely spare, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and brightest right about here.

Over on YouTube, to calmly wake the young ones up with some morning exercises there’s Cosmic Kids Yoga, sensory activities and silly songs to be sung for special needs kids here, National Geographic quizzes here, Outdoor Bingo here, you can cook or bake yummy treats, listen to a story here, or go take a webcam tour of Dublin Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Victoria Zoo down under, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

Thanks to that bastard Covid-19, SuperValu will be giving over 7am t0 9am to the elderly who need to get their shopping done, whilst Lidl have chosen 9am to 11am. For those elderly who like a bit of a lie-in of a morning

And for those needing their daily God fix, the Holy Rosary are broadcasting their daily masses to the masses online right here. On Sundays at 11am, the Greystones Presbyterian Church will be broadcasting their services on Facebook and YouTube. Nice.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, you might want to get yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air. We have tons of pics and videos to inspire you. And there’s always Belmont Demesne up on Windgates hill, which boasts a cafe, fine walks and, yay, free bike trails

Speaking of which, for those who like to stretch their legs before some fine home baking should check out Bak’d At Arthur’s up in the great escape that is Belmont Demesne. They have wood-fired oven pizzas available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Friday to Sunday. Specials include 3 breads for €10 (excluding the super-fancy stuff) or a roasted brown coffee & scone for just €5. On the meal front, you can grab any 3 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 3 soft drinks for €45, or any 2 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 2 soft drinks for €30. Find out more here.

If you are looking for something constructive to do with your time, there are plenty of volunteer groups popping up around the town and beyond to help the elderly and vulnerable. You can also, of course, go check on any old people living alone in your immediate circle…

With Greystones’ restaurant, bars and theatres just coming back out of lockdown, many eateries turned to takeaways as their lifeline. So, grab something yummy for your tummy, and help a neighbour out, right here.

If you’ve got the munchies, Jackie The Lad always has new specials on the go. Sometimes it’s Lam’s Asian Cuisine, sometimes it’s Eskimo Pizza. Check it out here. There’s also that fine Valentine’s Day special, right here.

For the month of February, Green Mango have €5 off orders of €25 or more and €10 off orders of €50 or more every Sunday to Thursday. Just use the promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

From Tuesday to Saturday 3.30pm to 9pm and Sundays 2pm to 8.30pm, Chakra have their new takeaway menu ready for your loving tummy. 

Over at Relish, they have a mighty fine Meal Deal – you can choose a salad bowl, sandwich or wrap for your main, a granola pot, protein ball or fruit salad for your snack and a Rawsome juice, water or a barista coffee as your drink, and all for €12. Boom!

Meanwhile, Enso have introduced their new specials whereby three top pizzas – Margherita, pepperoni or the weekly special – are on offer for €10, whilst all pizzas are €12.50 all day. YOOM!

Also on the pizza front, Domino’s are offering 30% off orders of €30 or more online. Just click on the voucher at the top of the deals page. Here. Just added, they’ve also got The Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. There’s also The Big Deal (1 large pizza, 1 garlic pizza bread, 1 portion of wedges and 1 1.25l bottle of drink) for €23.99, and Mega Deal Extreme (large pizza, medium pizza, 2 sumptuous sides and cookies) for €29.99, plus 2 weekday specials, 3 Feed The Family specials and 4 Lunch Deals, all details here. Nice.

In loving memory of the recently departed FourFront Games, you can check out the cunning gang of four’s Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Monday 1st March

Day: 9°Hi RealFeel® 11° RealFeel Shade™ 8° Patchy low clouds and fog in the morning; then times of clouds and sun in the afternoon
Night: 4°Lo RealFeel® 4° Partly cloudy in the evening followed by patchy low clouds and fog
Tides: 12.23am 3.53m 12.40pm 3.73m
Sunrise 7.12am Sunset 6.01pm Daylight 10hrs 49mins

For those who like to think outside the house, today’s the day you can sign up for a free Introduction To Citizen Science Recording, with the National Biodiversity Data Centre’s Óisin Duffy exploring the range of recording schemes underway and how people can assist by submitting their own records. The booking link is live today right here.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

The Sustainable Seafood Ireland gang will be setting up stalls in the Greystones train station carpark every Saturday, from 10.30am till 5pm, with plans afoot to extend to The Boat Yard soon, followed by a permanent home here (reckon Three Q’s would be a good fit). You can catch their catch Sundays too, also from 10.30am till 5pm, whilst their Salty Buoy food truck goes solo today from 4pm to 7pm.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, you might want to get yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air. We have tons of pics and videos to inspire you. And there’s always Belmont Demesne up on Windgates hill, which boasts a cafe, fine walks and, yay, free bike trails

Speaking of which, for those who like to stretch their legs before some fine home baking should check out Bak’d At Arthur’s up in the great escape that is Belmont Demesne. They have wood-fired oven pizzas available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Friday to Sunday. Specials include 3 breads for €10 (excluding the super-fancy stuff) or a roasted brown coffee & scone for just €5. On the meal front, you can grab any 3 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 3 soft drinks for €45, or any 2 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 2 soft drinks for €30. Find out more here.

There’s a whole world of free online out there right now – and given that we’ve all got a little spare time, to stop you going completely spare, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and brightest right about here.

Over on YouTube, to calmly wake the young ones up with some morning exercises there’s Cosmic Kids Yoga, sensory activities and silly songs to be sung for special needs kids here, National Geographic quizzes here, Outdoor Bingo here, you can cook or bake yummy treats, listen to a story here, or go take a webcam tour of Dublin Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Victoria Zoo down under, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

For those who’d like to play badminton with The Castle Inn nearby, Craig Holmes is hosting get-togethers Tuesdays, 8pm t0 9pm, over at the Newcastle Community Centre. If you’re interested, give the man himself a holler over on craigholmes014@gmail.com or 08640401125.

Thanks to that bastard Covid-19, SuperValu will be giving over 7am to 9am to the elderly who need to get their shopping done, whilst Lidl have chosen 9am to 11am. For those elderly who like a bit of a lie-in of a morning

Down behind Shoreline, the Greystones Kilcoole Community Garden has now officially started to bloom, with all 24 beds are fully suited and sorted. It’s going to be beautiful, man…

And for those needing their daily God fix, the Holy Rosary are broadcasting their daily masses to the masses online right here.

If you are looking for something constructive to do with your time, there are plenty of volunteer groups popping up around the town and beyond to help the elderly and vulnerable. You can also, of course, go check on any old people living alone in your immediate circle…

Over at Relish, they have a mighty fine Meal Deal – you can choose a salad bowl, sandwich or wrap for your main, a granola pot, protein ball or fruit salad for your snack and a Rawsome juice, water or a barista coffee as your drink, and all for €12. Boom!

With Greystones’ restaurant, bars and theatres just coming back out of lockdown, many eateries turned to takeaways as their lifeline. So, grab something yummy for your tummy, and help a neighbour out, right here.

If you’ve got the hunger on ya, Jackie The Lad always has new specials on the go. Sometimes it’s Lam’s Asian Cuisine, sometimes it’s Eskimo Pizza. Check it out here. There’s also that fine Valentine’s Day special, right here.

From Tuesday to Saturday 3.30pm to 9pm and Sundays 2pm to 8.30pm, Chakra have their new takeaway menu ready for your loving tummy. 

Lots of pizza goodies around de town, with Gino’s Pizza offering a 9-inch of your choice for just €5 on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday. Bejiggers!

Meanwhile, Enso have introduced their new specials whereby three top pizzas – Margherita, pepperoni or the weekly special – are on offer for €10, whilst all pizzas are €12.50 all day. YOOM!

Also on the pizza front, Domino’s are offering 30% off orders of €30 or more online. Just click on the voucher at the top of the deals page. Here. Just added, they’ve also got The Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. There’s also The Big Deal (1 large pizza, 1 garlic pizza bread, 1 portion of wedges and 1 1.25l bottle of drink) for €23.99, and Mega Deal Extreme (large pizza, medium pizza, 2 sumptuous sides and cookies) for €29.99, plus 2 weekday specials, 3 Feed The Family specials and 4 Lunch Deals, all details here. Nice.

And kudos to both SuperValu [7pm-9.30pm] and Lidl [6pm-8pm], who host autism shopping experiences every Tuesday evening… 

In loving memory of the recently departed FourFront Games, you can check out the cunning gang of four’s Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Tuesday 2nd March

Yellow warning for wind utnil 6pm tonight, rainfall till 9pm
Day: 12°Hi RealFeel® 6° RealFeel Shade™ 6
° Winds gradually subsiding with rain; watch for flooding

Night: 9°Lo RealFeel® 5° Rain; watch for flooding
Tides: 8.44am 2.94m – 9.11pm 2.92m
Sunrise 7.25am Sunset 5.50pm Daylight 10hrs 25mins

Sister Mary Catherine Delaney from Delgany’s Carmelite Monastery sadly passed away in a County Kildare nursing home last Saturday, her funeral mass today at 11.30am in St Patrick’s Church, Kilquade streaming live here.

If you’ve been thinking about learning a string-driven thing, lockdown is the perfect time, and local musician Tim George might just be the perfect teacher. From Tuesday to Saturday, Tim is offering 30min Zoom classes, with his current line-up of would-be rock gods ranging from 7 years old to people even older than GG. You can call Tim on 0860599588 or email him on timgeorgemusiclessons@gmail.com.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, you might want to get yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air. We have tons of pics and videos to inspire you. And there’s always Belmont Demesne up on Windgates hill, which boasts a cafe, fine walks and, yay, free bike trails

Speaking of which, for those who like to stretch their legs before some fine home baking should check out Bak’d At Arthur’s up in the great escape that is Belmont Demesne. They have wood-fired oven pizzas available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Friday to Sunday. Specials include 3 breads for €10 (excluding the super-fancy stuff) or a roasted brown coffee & scone for just €5. On the meal front, you can grab any 3 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 3 soft drinks for €45, or any 2 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 2 soft drinks for €30. Find out more here.

There’s a whole world of free online out there right now – and given that we’ve all got a little spare time, to stop you going completely spare, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and brightest right about here.

Over on YouTube, to calmly wake the young ones up with some morning exercises there’s Cosmic Kids Yoga, sensory activities and silly songs to be sung for special needs kids here, National Geographic quizzes here, Outdoor Bingo here, you can cook or bake yummy treats, listen to a story here, or go take a webcam tour of Dublin Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Victoria Zoo down under, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

For those who’d like to play badminton with The Castle Inn nearby, Craig Holmes is hosting get-togethers Tuesdays, 8pm t0 9pm, over at the Newcastle Community Centre. If you’re interested, give the man himself a holler over on 08640401125 or email craighomles014@gmail.com.  

Thanks to that bastard Covid-19, SuperValu will be giving over 7am to 9am to the elderly who need to get their shopping done, whilst Lidl have chosen 9am to 11am. For those elderly who like a bit of a lie-in of a morning

Down behind Shoreline, the Greystones Kilcoole Community Garden has now officially started to bloom, with all 24 beds are fully suited and sorted. It’s going to be beautiful, man…

And for those needing their daily God fix, the Holy Rosary are broadcasting their daily masses to the masses online right here.

If you are looking for something constructive to do with your time, there are plenty of volunteer groups popping up around the town and beyond to help the elderly and vulnerable. You can also, of course, go check on any old people living alone in your immediate circle…

With Greystones’ restaurant, bars and theatres just coming back out of lockdown, many eateries turned to takeaways as their lifeline. So, grab something yummy for your tummy, and help a neighbour out, right here.

If you’ve got the munchies, Jackie The Lad always has new specials on the go. Sometimes it’s Lam’s Asian Cuisine, sometimes it’s Eskimo Pizza. Check it out here. There’s also that fine Valentine’s Day special, right here.

Over at Relish, they have a mighty fine Meal Deal – you can choose a salad bowl, sandwich or wrap for your main, a granola pot, protein ball or fruit salad for your snack and a Rawsome juice, water or a barista coffee as your drink, and all for €12. Boom!

From Tuesday to Saturday 3.30pm to 9pm and Sundays 2pm to 8.30pm, Chakra have their new takeaway menu ready for your loving tummy. 

Lots of pizza goodies around de town, with Gino’s Pizza offering a 9-inch of your choice for just €5 on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday. Bejiggers!

Meanwhile, Enso have introduced their new specials whereby three top pizzas – Margherita, pepperoni or the weekly special – are on offer for €10, whilst all pizzas are €12.50 all day. YOOM!

Also on the pizza front, Domino’s are offering 30% off orders of €30 or more online. Just click on the voucher at the top of the deals page. Here. Just added, they’ve also got The Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. There’s also The Big Deal (1 large pizza, 1 garlic pizza bread, 1 portion of wedges and 1 1.25l bottle of drink) for €23.99, and Mega Deal Extreme (large pizza, medium pizza, 2 sumptuous sides and cookies) for €29.99, plus 2 weekday specials, 3 Feed The Family specials and 4 Lunch Deals, all details here. Nice.

And kudos to both SuperValu [7pm-9.30pm] and Lidl [6pm-8pm], who host autism shopping experiences every Tuesday evening… 

In loving memory of the recently departed FourFront Games, you can check out the cunning gang of four’s Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Wednesday 3rd March

Day: 9°Hi RealFeel® 10° RealFeel Shade™ 10° Low clouds, then perhaps some sun
Night: 4°Lo RealFeel® 2° Mostly cloudy
Tides: 1.48am 3.50m – 2.11pm 3.66m
Sunrise 7.07am Sunset 6.01pm Daylight 10hrs 49mins

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

If you’ve been thinking about learning a string-driven thing, lockdown is the perfect time, and local musician Tim George might just be the perfect teacher. From Tuesday to Saturday, Tim is offering 30min Zoom classes, with his current line-up of would-be rock gods ranging from 7 years old to people even older than GG. You can call Tim on 0860599588 or email him on timgeorgemusiclessons@gmail.com.

Happening every Wednesday, from 12pm to 2pm, Cllr Mags Crean is taking her Greystones clinic online, hosting 15min Zoom one-on-ones for anyone with questions, observations or weird rashes. Book your spot by emailing mcrean@wicklowcoco.ie.

Starting the day right, for the lads, there’s The Men’s Shed twice-weekly meeting at 10am (returning Friday, at the same time). When the lockdown lifts.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, you might want to get yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air – if only in your mind. We have tons of pics and videos to inspire you. And there’s always Belmont Demesne up on Windgates hill, which boasts a cafe, fine walks and, yay, free bike trails

Speaking of which, for those who like to stretch their legs before some fine home baking should check out Bak’d At Arthur’s up in the great escape that is Belmont Demesne. They have wood-fired oven pizzas available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Friday to Sunday. Specials include 3 breads for €10 (excluding the super-fancy stuff) or a roasted brown coffee & scone for just €5. On the meal front, you can grab any 3 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 3 soft drinks for €45, or any 2 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 2 soft drinks for €30. Find out more here.

For kids who like to have their books read to them, Greystones Library have joined with the other 30 book havens around Wicklow for a live readings. Nice. You can catch Clodagh Bourke, Catherine Costello and the gang’s readings on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 10.30am right here.

There’s a whole world of free online out there right now – and given that we’ve all got a little spare time, to stop you going completely spare, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and brightest right about here.

Over on YouTube, to calmly wake the young ones up with some morning exercises there’s Cosmic Kids Yoga, sensory activities and silly songs to be sung for special needs kids here, National Geographic quizzes here, Outdoor Bingo here, you can cook or bake yummy treats, listen to a story here, or go take a webcam tour of Dublin Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Victoria Zoo down under, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

Thanks to that bastard Covid-19, SuperValu will be giving over 7am t0 9am to the elderly who need to get their shopping done, whilst Lidl have chosen 9am to 11am. For those elderly who like a bit of a lie-in of a morning

And for those needing their daily God fix, the Holy Rosary are broadcasting their daily masses to the masses online right here.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, you might want to get yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air. We have tons of pics and videos to inspire you. And there’s always Belmont Demesne up on Windgates hill, which boasts a cafe, fine walks and, yay, free bike trails

If you are looking for something constructive to do with your time, there are plenty of volunteer groups popping up around the town and beyond to help the elderly and vulnerable. You can also, of course, go check on any old people living alone in your immediate circle…

With Greystones’ restaurant, bars and theatres just coming back out of lockdown, many eateries turned to takeaways as their lifeline. So, grab something yummy for your tummy, and help a neighbour out, right here.

If you’ve got the munchies, Jackie The Lad always has new specials on the go. Sometimes it’s Lam’s Asian Cuisine, sometimes it’s Eskimo Pizza. Check it out here. There’s also that fine Valentine’s Day special, right here.

Over at Relish, they have a mighty fine Meal Deal – you can choose a salad bowl, sandwich or wrap for your main, a granola pot, protein ball or fruit salad for your snack and a Rawsome juice, water or a barista coffee as your drink, and all for €12. Boom!

From Tuesday to Saturday 3.30pm to 9pm and Sundays 2pm to 8.30pm, Chakra have their new takeaway menu ready for your loving tummy. 

Lots of pizza goodies around de town, with Gino’s Pizza offering a 9-inch of your choice for just €5 on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday. Bejiggers!

Meanwhile, Enso have introduced their new specials whereby three top pizzas – Margherita, pepperoni or the weekly special – are on offer for €10, whilst all pizzas are €12.50 all day. YOOM!

Also on the pizza front, Domino’s are offering 30% off orders of €30 or more online. Just click on the voucher at the top of the deals page. Here. Just added, they’ve also got The Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. There’s also The Big Deal (1 large pizza, 1 garlic pizza bread, 1 portion of wedges and 1 1.25l bottle of drink) for €23.99, and Mega Deal Extreme (large pizza, medium pizza, 2 sumptuous sides and cookies) for €29.99, plus 2 weekday specials, 3 Feed The Family specials and 4 Lunch Deals, all details here. Nice.

In loving memory of the recently departed FourFront Games, you can check out the cunning gang of four’s Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Thursday 4th March

Day: 10°Hi RealFeel® 9° RealFeel Shade™ 9° Low clouds
Night: 5°Lo RealFeel® 5° Areas of low cloud
Tides: 2.35am 3.41m 3.02pm 3.53m
Sunrise 7.05am Sunset 6.07pm Daylight 11hrs 02mins

Every Thursday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm over at the Glenroe Farm in Kilcoole, you can stock up on local produce and artisan goodies by ordering in advance on the NeighbourFood website here. Moreinfo on Facebook here, or email neighbourfoodglenroe@gmail.com. Bringing it all back homemade…

For those men out there like the incredibly fit and handsome GG who have been battling their own particular Covid curve for years, Tiernan Dillon’s one-off 8-week program creates for a stronger, fitter and even finer-looking you. Bloom!

If it’s fresh fish you’re after, you’d best get your ass down to the harbour this morning, as the family-run Bates business swings by with their fresh catch every Thursday. Caught by their own trawlers down at Kilmore Quay, Alison usually sets up shop 8am, and the van is usually empty by about 2pm. You can catch her on 0873670217, just to be sure, to be sure.

Every Thursday from 5.30pm to 7.30pm over at the Glenroe Farm in Kilcoole, you can stock up on local produce and artisan goodies by ordering in advance on the NeighbourFood website here. Moreinfo on Facebook here, or email neighbourfoodglenroe@gmail.com. Bringing it all back homemade…

If you’ve been thinking about learning a string-driven thing, lockdown is the perfect time, and local musician Tim George might just be the perfect teacher. From Tuesday to Saturday, Tim is offering 30min Zoom classes, with his current line-up of would-be rock gods ranging from 7 years old to people even older than GG. You can call Tim on 0860599588 or email him on timgeorgemusiclessons@gmail.com.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

With little or nothing open these days, time to love the one you’re with. Even if it’s just yourself. And in the daytime, get out there and stretch those chubby legs.

There’s a whole world of free online out there right now – and given that we’ve all got a little spare time, to stop you going completely spare, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and brightest right about here.

Over on YouTube, to calmly wake the young ones up with some morning exercises there’s Cosmic Kids Yoga, sensory activities and silly songs to be sung for special needs kids here, National Geographic quizzes here, Outdoor Bingo here, you can cook or bake yummy treats, listen to a story here, or go take a webcam tour of Dublin Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Victoria Zoo down under, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

And for those needing their daily God fix, the Holy Rosary are broadcasting their daily masses to the masses online right here.

Meeting up every Thursday at 8pm (virtually for now, of course), the Greystones Camera Club will offer the town’s many budding photographers a few tricks of the light. And dark. You can find out more here, or email them on info@greystonescameraclub.ie.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, you might want toget yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air. We have tons of pics and videos to inspire you. And there’s always Belmont Demesne up on Windgates hill, which boasts a cafe, fine walks and, yay, free bike trails

Speaking of which, for those who like to stretch their legs before some fine home baking should check out Bak’d At Arthur’s up in the great escape that is Belmont Demesne. They have wood-fired oven pizzas available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Friday to Sunday. Specials include 3 breads for €10 (excluding the super-fancy stuff) or a roasted brown coffee & scone for just €5. On the meal front, you can grab any 3 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 3 soft drinks for €45, or any 2 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 2 soft drinks for €30. Find out more here.

If you’ve got the munchies, Jackie The Lad always has new specials on the go. Sometimes it’s Lam’s Asian Cuisine, sometimes it’s Eskimo Pizza. Check it out here. There’s also that fine Valentine’s Day special, right here.

From Tuesday to Saturday 3.30pm to 9pm and Sundays 2pm to 8.30pm, Chakra have their new takeaway menu ready for your loving tummy. 

Over at Relish, they have a mighty fine Meal Deal – you can choose a salad bowl, sandwich or wrap for your main, a granola pot, protein ball or fruit salad for your snack and a Rawsome juice, water or a barista coffee as your drink, and all for €12. Boom!

Lots of pizza goodies around de town, with Gino’s Pizza offering a 9-inch of your choice for just €5 on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday. Bejiggers!

Meanwhile, Enso have introduced their new specials whereby three top pizzas – Margherita, pepperoni or the weekly special – are on offer for €10, whilst all pizzas are €12.50 all day. YOOM!

Also on the pizza front, Domino’s are offering 30% off orders of €30 or more online. Just click on the voucher at the top of the deals page. Here. Just added, they’ve also got The Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. There’s also The Big Deal (1 large pizza, 1 garlic pizza bread, 1 portion of wedges and 1 1.25l bottle of drink) for €23.99, and Mega Deal Extreme (large pizza, medium pizza, 2 sumptuous sides and cookies) for €29.99, plus 2 weekday specials, 3 Feed The Family specials and 4 Lunch Deals, all details here. Nice.

For the month of February, Green Mango have €5 off orders of €25 or more and €10 off orders of €50 or more every Sunday to Thursday. Just use the promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

And kudos to both SuperValu [7pm-9.30pm] and Lidl [6pm-8pm], who host autism shopping experiences every Tuesday evening… 

In loving memory of the recently departed FourFront Games, you can check out the cunning gang of four’s Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Friday 5th March

Day: 7°Hi RealFeel® 2° RealFeel Shade™ 2° Rain and drizzle
Night: 4°Lo RealFeel® 1° Occasional rain in the evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy
Tides: 3.27am 3.28m 3.59pm 3.35m
Sunrise 7.02am Sunset 6.09pm Daylight 11hrs 06mins

A much-needed breath of fresh air, the Kilmacanogue Artisan Farmers’ Market has a new home in Fishers of Newtown, bringing their usual irresistible mix of homemade and handcrafted goodies on offer. Running from 9am to 3.30pm, you can call Cathy for further info (including setting up a stall) on 0868758744. Naturally, all Covid-19 measure are being adhered to.

If you’ve been thinking about learning a string-driven thing, lockdown is the perfect time, and local musician Tim George might just be the perfect teacher. From Tuesday to Saturday, Tim is offering 30min Zoom classes, with his current line-up of would-be rock gods ranging from 7 years old to people even older than GG. You can call Tim on 0860599588 or email him on timgeorgemusiclessons@gmail.com.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

Should you need a little fun distraction, there’s a whole world of free online out there right now – and given that we’ve all got a little spare time, to stop you going completely spare, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and brightest right about here.

Over on YouTube, to calmly wake the young ones up with some morning exercises there’s Cosmic Kids Yoga, sensory activities and silly songs to be sung for special needs kids here, National Geographic quizzes here, Outdoor Bingo here, you can cook or bake yummy treats, listen to a story here, or go take a webcam tour of Dublin Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Victoria Zoo down under, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium

The whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

Running every Friday, Fitkidz With Heidi will be hosting their online Graffiti Club, from 7pm to 9pm. More info here.

And for those needing their daily God fix, the Holy Rosary are broadcasting their daily masses to the masses online right here.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, you might want to get yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air. We have tons of pics and videos to inspire you. And there’s always Belmont Demesne up on Windgates hill, which boasts a cafe, fine walks and, yay, free bike trails

Speaking of which, for those who like to stretch their legs before some fine home baking should check out Bak’d At Arthur’s up in the great escape that is Belmont Demesne. They have wood-fired oven pizzas available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Friday to Sunday. Specials include 3 breads for €10 (excluding the super-fancy stuff) or a roasted brown coffee & scone for just €5. On the meal front, you can grab any 3 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 3 soft drinks for €45, or any 2 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 2 soft drinks for €30. Find out more here.

If you’ve got the munchies, Jackie The Lad always has new specials on the go. Sometimes it’s Lam’s Asian Cuisine, sometimes it’s Eskimo Pizza. Check it out here. There’s also that fine Valentine’s Day special, right here.

From Tuesday to Saturday 3.30pm to 9pm and Sundays 2pm to 8.30pm, Chakra have their new takeaway menu ready for your loving tummy. 

Lots of pizza goodies around de town, with Gino’s Pizza offering a 9-inch of your choice for just €5 on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday. Bejiggers!

Meanwhile, Enso have introduced their new specials whereby three top pizzas – Margherita, pepperoni or the weekly special – are on offer for €10, whilst all pizzas are €12.50 all day. YOOM!

Also on the pizza front, Domino’s are offering 30% off orders of €30 or more online. Just click on the voucher at the top of the deals page. Here. Just added, they’ve also got The Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. There’s also The Big Deal (1 large pizza, 1 garlic pizza bread, 1 portion of wedges and 1 1.25l bottle of drink) for €23.99, and Mega Deal Extreme (large pizza, medium pizza, 2 sumptuous sides and cookies) for €29.99, plus 2 weekday specials, 3 Feed The Family specials and 4 Lunch Deals, all details here. Nice.

And kudos to both SuperValu [7pm-9.30pm] and Lidl [6pm-8pm], who host autism shopping experiences every Tuesday evening… 

In loving memory of the recently departed FourFront Games, you can check out the cunning gang of four’s Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Saturday 6th March

Day: 8°Hi RealFeel® 8° RealFeel Shade™ 6° Mostly cloudy
Night: 2°Lo RealFeel® 0° Mainly clear
Tides: 4.27am 3.13m – 5.07pm 3.15m
Sunrise 7.14am Sunset 5.58pm Daylight 10hrs 41mins

The Sustainable Seafood Ireland gang will be setting up stalls in the Greystones train station carpark every Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30am till 5pm, with plans afoot to extend to The Boat Yard soon, followed by a permanent home here (reckon Three Q’s would be a good fit). You can catch their Salty Buoy food truck Mondays from 4pm to 7pm.

Ciara’s Kitchen is back for 2021 with another weekly dose of yummy online cooking demos. Taking place from 4pm to 5pm, on this week’s menu, it’s all about 3 different family dinners. YOOM!

If you’ve been thinking about learning a string-driven thing, lockdown is the perfect time, and local musician Tim George might just be the perfect teacher. From Tuesday to Saturday, Tim is offering 30min Zoom classes, with his current line-up of would-be rock gods ranging from 7 years old to people even older than GG. You can call Tim on 0860599588 or email him on timgeorgemusiclessons@gmail.com.

Should you feel like shaking those Covid blues away, cosmic dancer Leo O’Kelly is live on Facebook from 9pm pretty much every Saturday. Catch him here, and throw the Dann’s diamond geezer a few shekels here.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

Having started back January 16th over at the Newcastle community centre and running every Saturday (from 10.30am to 12.30pm normally), for the foreseeable, you can order your homebaked goodies from long-running North Wicklow Country Market (started in 1970!) by calling 0868034237. Collection will be between 11am and 12pm – further info from the bould jackqnn@gmail.com.

Meeting at Little Tern Park every Saturday, from 10am to 11am, with hi-vis jackets and tools provided, if you feel you can spare an hour each week (or thereabouts) to help keep Kilcoole’s playground clean, you should get in touch with Jodie. To see if the clean-ups are happening again yet.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, you might want to get yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air. From the comfort of your own chair. We have tons of pics and videos to inspire you. And there’s always Belmont Demesne up on Windgates hill, which boasts a cafe, fine walks and, yay, free bike trails

Speaking of which, for those who like to stretch their legs before some fine home baking should check out Bak’d At Arthur’s up in the great escape that is Belmont Demesne. They have wood-fired oven pizzas available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Friday to Sunday. Specials include 3 breads for €10 (excluding the super-fancy stuff) or a roasted brown coffee & scone for just €5. On the meal front, you can grab any 3 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 3 soft drinks for €45, or any 2 pizzas, 1 garlic bread and 2 soft drinks for €30. Find out more here.

For kids who like to have their books read to them, Greystones Library have joined with the other 30 book havens around Wicklow for a live readings. Nice. You can catch Clodagh Bourke, Catherine Costello and the gang’s readings on Facebook every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday at 10.30am right here.

There’s a whole world of free online out there right now – and given that we’ve all got a little spare time, to stop you going completely spare, we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and brightest right about here.

Over on YouTube, to calmly wake the young ones up with some morning exercises there’s Cosmic Kids Yoga, sensory activities and silly songs to be sung for special needs kids here, National Geographic quizzes here, Outdoor Bingo here, you can cook or bake yummy treats, listen to a story here, or go take a webcam tour of Dublin Zoo, San Diego Zoo, Victoria Zoo down under, or the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Over at Relish, they have a mighty fine Meal Deal – you can choose a salad bowl, sandwich or wrap for your main, a granola pot, protein ball or fruit salad for your snack and a Rawsome juice, water or a barista coffee as your drink, and all for €12. Boom!

The whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

Thanks to that bastard Covid-19, SuperValu will be giving over 7am to 9am to the elderly who need to get their shopping done, whilst Lidl have chosen 9am to 11am. For those elderly who like a bit of a lie-in of a morning

And for those needing their daily God fix, the Holy Rosary are broadcasting their daily masses to the masses online right here.

If you are looking for something constructive to do with your time, there are plenty of volunteer groups popping up around the town and beyond to help the elderly and vulnerable. You can also, of course, go check on any old people living alone in your immediate circle…

With Greystones’ restaurant, bars and theatres just coming back out of lockdown, many eateries turned to takeaways as their lifeline. So, grab something yummy for your tummy, and help a neighbour out, right here.

From Tuesday to Saturday 3.30pm to 9pm and Sundays 2pm to 8.30pm, Chakra have their new takeaway menu ready for your loving tummy. 

Then again, you could grab yourself a €35 Meal Deal for 2 at Sweeney’s and find yourself being gifted a rather fine bottle of Prosecco, absolutely free and for nothing. Effective for the entire Valentine’s weekend, find out more here.

If you’ve got the munchies, Jackie The Lad always has new specials on the go. Sometimes it’s Lam’s Asian Cuisine, sometimes it’s Eskimo Pizza. Check it out here. There’s also that fine Valentine’s Day special, right here.

Meanwhile, Enso have introduced their new specials whereby three top pizzas – Margherita, pepperoni or the weekly special – are on offer for €10, whilst all pizzas are €12.50 all day. YOOM!

Also on the pizza front, Domino’s are offering 30% off orders of €30 or more online. Just click on the voucher at the top of the deals page. Here. Just added, they’ve also got The Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. There’s also The Big Deal (1 large pizza, 1 garlic pizza bread, 1 portion of wedges and 1 1.25l bottle of drink) for €23.99, and Mega Deal Extreme (large pizza, medium pizza, 2 sumptuous sides and cookies) for €29.99, plus 2 weekday specials, 3 Feed The Family specials and 4 Lunch Deals, all details here. Nice.

In loving memory of the recently departed FourFront Games, you can check out the cunning gang of four’s Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Whatever you get up to, play it safe, and you’ll have even more fun, my son…

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