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Your Greystones Week


Despite the fact that most Greystonians are in pyjamas, half-asleep and sipping  devilment by 8pm every night, it would still be fair to say that this is a town that never sleeps.

Something GG has learnt the hard way, having stupidly taken on the task of keeping you lazy, half-drunk, half-assed Greystonians informed of the daily goings-on just outside your doorstep.

With a healthy nocturnal life too, as the old saying goes, there’s something for everyone, from birdwatching to badminton, from the blues to Bach, from booze to Bible studies.

You can catch up with the many goings-on at Luisne here, and with the many, many Greystones Cancer Support activities right here.

There’s also Joe and his alpacas up just outside Newtownmountkennedy, and generally open all year round, those spiritual gurus over at Luisne, or Lalli de Buitlear, and her Old Delgany Burial Ground walks & talks, available on request.

There are also fun and games at the Greystones Film Club, plus, live satellite links with the likes of The Met, The Bolshoi Ballet and The National Theatre at The Whale.

And don’t forget our front-page Events calendar, with a day-by-day, hour-by-hour guideto what’s going on around here.

Just, you know, get out there, and join hands with the living. Computer love – even in 3D – can never reach the heights, or the depths, of the real thing 

Thursday 20th June

There will be a public meeting this evening, from 7.30pm to 9pm, at Kilcoole Community Centre, organised by Wicklow County Council to give people, community groups and businesses a chance to have their say in the future plans for the town. Fair fecks.

In the morning, Angelika is offering us all some Yoga & Mindfulness in Newcastle from 10.30am to 12am and Wicklow Dementia Support gets underway at The Methodist Hall in Wicklow at 10.30am.

There’s a Conversational French Group gathering every Thursday morning, 11am, at the Greystones Library, and you can be a part of it – once you have Intermediate French. Call John on 012875981 for further details.

Happening from 3pm to 5pm every first and third Thursday down at Shoreline, the Greystones Parkinson’s Social Club is a chance to hang out, have some tea & coffee, and a chat, whilst also getting support and advice. You can find out more by contacting Eva White on 012819578.

When Thursday comes around, it’s bowls out down at Kilian House for the Greystones Active Retirement Club, kicking off at 2.30pm, and the Women’s Guild will be having their afternoon crafters hook-up in St Patrick’s, from 2.15pm to 4.45pm. Any interested parties should contact Mary on 0863658878.

For the young ‘uns, over at Greystones Family Resource, their Adventure Youth Club for boys and girls between 12 and 14 kicks off every Thursday at 5.30pm.

Novelist Marion Reynolds is hosting a Creative Writing Class every Thursday, from 6.45pm to 8.15pm, at Greystones Library. An experienced mentor and facilitator of creative writing classes, booking for this free course is essentialgreylib@wicklowcoco.ie or 012873548.

If you’re still feeling a little peckish, and economical, Buoys Kitchen have introduced an Early Bird Menu on Thursday and Fridays, 5pm to 7pm, where you can grab a fine 2-course meal for €20 or a 3-course meal for just €23. Nice!

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

Put a beep in your leap with Boogie Bounce Greystones, at the Greystones Lawn Tennis Club at 7pm – where you can let in some fitness and fun, and let out some stress, on a mini-trampoline. Boom! Paul and the gang are back there on Mondays, same time.

There’s also that Bray Greystones Badminton Club, meeting on Thursdays (and Wednesdays) at 8.30pm and Sundays at 4pm.

If you’re feeling a little peckish, and economical, early in the evening, Buoys Kitchen have introduced an Early Bird Menu on Thursday and Fridays, 5pm to 7pm, where you can grab a fine 2-course meal for €20 or a 3-course meal for just €23. Nice!

Later, Chakra – being smart cookies – are continuing their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh for less. Boom!

Friday 21st June

If you’ve always wanted to get your head inside James Joyce’s most famous novel but have never quite managed to gain traction, let scurrilous scholar Robert Gogan take you down, with his hilarious one-man show, Strolling Through Ulysses, making sure you have a bloomin’ good time at The Whale tonight…

It’s Solstice, baby, and that means not only will there be hippies running wild through the undergrowth today, but the bould Mike Creamer is hosting his half-marathon with a difference down at his new power-rowing gym at the harbour. Happening in the evening, inside and outside the Greystones Rowing Club, Mike and co will give you an idea of what power-rowing is all about, whilst also launching a 12-week summer programme to get you slimmer, fitter and stronger for the summer.
You can find out more about the Solstice challenge by getting in touch directly on mike@power-rowing.ie or 0830488082.

Happening from 11.30am to 1pm, the monthly Wicklow Dementia Family Carers Support Group is a chance for those helping others to help themselves. Meeting at St Patrick’s Parish Centre, you can find out more on 0894286928.

Every Friday morning, the mighty Greystones Alzheimers Friends take a trip down Musical Memories lane in St Patrick’s Parish Hall, from 11.30am to 1pm, all those hits from the ’50s and ’60s being blasted for a singalong, whilst over at The Whale, the box-office is open from 11am to noon – for those of you who like that one-on-one experience when booking your cultural kicks

Artzone are at St Laurence’s today, with classes for Jnr & Snr Infants (1.30pm-2.30pm), 1st & 2nd Class (2.30pm-3.30pm) and 3rd to 6th Class (2.30pm-3.30pm). You can also catch the gang at Shoreline every Wednesday…

The Greystones Family Resource gang are running pilates classes twice a week – Mondays in Kilcoole, and Fridaysit’s Greystones, 10.30am to 11.30am at the Dr Ryan Community Centre in Kenmare. Only €6 a pop,places are limited, so, book your spot by calling the resource centre on 012557528.

There’s also the twice-weekly Men’s Shed (the other day being Wednesdays) down at the Scout’s Den behind the fire station.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

On Fridays at Shoreline, from 7pm to 9pm, you can also sign up with the Greystones Swimming Club, which, yowsa, was first founded in 1924. So, they should know what they’re doing by now.

If you’re still feeling a little peckish but also highly economical, Buoys Kitchen have introduced an Early Bird Menu on Thursday and Fridays, 5pm to 7pm, where you can grab a fine 2-course meal for €20 or a 3-course meal for just €23. Nice!

Also, being clever little cookies, Chakra are continuing their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh for less.

Happening every Friday over at Blacklion Church, the bould Rachel Kerrigan will be leading a candlelit service of music and chant from 8pm to 9pm. Which is good for the soul. And the ears. And a nap.

And once you’ve had your fill of pious pop, you can hop over to Bear Paw on Theatre Lane, where, every Friday and Saturday, from 5.30pm to 10pm, the much-loved deli will magically transform into a wine bar. Hurrah! Bookings – for six or more – on 012016006.

To make sure your Friday night is a-country-boppin’, Big Muddy will be rockin’ the bejiggers out of Dann’s, whilst upstairs in The Hot Spot, Thinner Lizzy will be celebrating Dublin’s finest, Boyzone.

Saturday 22nd June

The ins and outs of getting a mortgage can be tricky – which makes AIB’s Saturday morning mortgage consultations a welcome help. Only this week, they’re having an all-star brunch up at Bochelli’s! Running from 10am to 11.30am, email ashley.r.redmond@aib.ie to book your free spot

Triple A Alliance host their groovy Family Fun Day at Greystones Rugby Club today, from 2pm to 5pm, and there’s fun aplenty on offer. And the cool thing is, adults go free, with kids just €5 for Eagle Ridge Survival birds, carnival games, ice cream, bouncy castles, children’s entertainer, Jungle Bus petting zoo, and lots more

Tickets are €8 for kids, €10 for adults, or a family of four is €30.

Over in Enniskerry, the local GAA gang are hosting their Pedal For Pieta, with two route options – the 80km starting at 10am and the 40km starting at 11.30am, both kicking off and finishing in the village. There’s a €20 registration fee – which includes a Powerscourt Arms Hotel lunch – and you can book your spot here.

In the morning, alongside The Whale box-office being open from 11am to noon in The Bear Paw Deli, there’s the weekly Newcastle Market in the morning and the German Conversation Club at the library at 11am, along with Yoga For Additional Needs Children at SoBe…

Happening on the third Saturday of each month, Des Fox Mosaic Workshop runs today from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2.30pm to 5pm, in the man’s own studio. An opportunity to make a small mosaic in a creative environment, you can get in touch with the bould Des on 0872503482. Next workshop after today’s is June 15th.

For kids who aren’t afraid of a little sunshine and sawdust, the groovy Squirrel’s Scramble are back open for the summer at Kilruddery. Go wild in the country, but, you know, with smart supervision. Open from 10am to 6pm every weekend, bank holiday and school break. Do it.

There’s also fun aplenty to be had down at Greystones Harbour every Saturday and Sunday, when Greystones Bouncy Castles set up their impressive array of inflatable houses of fun. Running from noon until 7pm behind The Beach House, baby.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

Today is also the day that Bray Gospel Choir celebrate their 10th anniversary, with a special show at the Esplanade Hotel, from 8pm. Old favourites and a few new pop hits will be in the mix, and the 40-strong choir will be lead by musical director Michael Fay. Tickets are €15 or €5 for kids, available right here.

Being smart cookies, Chakra are continuing their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh for less. Boom!

And once you’ve had your fill of another fine day, you can hop over to Bear Paw on Theatre Lane, where, every Friday and Saturday, from 5.30pm to 10pm, the much-loved deli will magically transform into a wine bar. Hurrah! Bookings – for six or more – on 012016006.

Making sure that your joints are rockin’ on a Saturday night, over in sunny Kilcoole, Harmony will be playing the songs you love at Lee’s, The Banned are in, yep, The Beach House, and over in Pluck’s, it’s Press Play, baby!

Sunday 23rd June

Tonight’s the night! Last chance to buy a Win A Kool House ticket – just €105 puts you in the hat for a €400,000 new home, with lots of groovy runners-up prizes to boot. The draw will take place next Saturday!

The bould Fidelma Farley will be hosting a Sunday morning workshop, Open Your Heart: Loving Kindness, over at Kilcoole’s Luisne Centre for Wellbeing, today, from 10am to 1pm. Through meditation and other exercises, the workshop explores how to develop self-compassion, kindness to others and greater joy and appreciation in everyday life. Which might come in handy in this cruel world.

No St David’s Car Boot Sale on this week, baby, so, if you should you need some dodgy bargains on tarmac, there’s also the Enniskerry Church Hall Craft Fair, from 10am to 6pm too – but only if you feel like venturing beyond city limits.

Also on the free front, along with the Ballywaltrim Car Boot Sale from 9am to 2pm in sunny Bray, there is, for the slightly older folk, the weekly fireside sessions at The Hot Spot, kicking off usually around 4.30pm. Only this week, it’s frickin’ jazz.

For kids who aren’t afraid of a little sunshine and sawdust, the groovy Squirrel’s Scramble are back open for the summer at Kilruddery. Go wild in the country, but, you know, with smart supervision. Open from 10am to 6pm every weekend, bank holiday and school break. Do it.

There’s fun aplenty to be had down at Greystones Harbour today, when Greystones Bouncy Castles set up their impressive array of inflatable houses of fun. Running from noon until 7pm behind The Beach House, baby.

If you’ve got the munchies this morning, the bould Daata have their Sunday brunch specials running from 11am to 2.30pm. Just what the tummy doctor ordered.

On Sunday afternoon, it’s Pat’s Fireside Sessions at The Hot Spot from 5pm – free, but, hey, donations, baby!

For the sporty types, there’s the Bray Greystones Badminton Club, meeting at BIFE at 3pm (for juniors) and 4pm [plus, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 8.30pm], and for budding young thespians between 14 and 18, there’s the Making Waves Youth Theatre gang, gathering every Sunday from 2.15pm to 4.15pm at Greystones Studios. When they get back from their summer break.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

Worth noting too that Cottage Flowers are now open every Sunday, from 11am to 4pm, for those looking for a little love gesture. Or forgiveness.

There’s also Sherron’s 5Rhythms Dance Meditation, which bounces up somewhere new and exciting just about every other Sunday. And beyond. So, check with the lady herself right on 5rhythmsgreystones@gmail.com

Running throughout the month, Chakra are continuing their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh Whale logo overlay theatre - Copyfor less. Boom!

Also in the evening, if you’ve got the curlers out of your hair, there’s Bingo at the Little Flower Hall beside the Holy Redeemer in Bray, the marker-sniffing action kicking off at 8pm.

Monday 24th June

If you’re keen to discuss that draft Wicklow County Council Climate Adaptation Plan, Wicklow County Council are inviting community groups and individuals to attend a discussion this evening at the Kilcoole Community Centre from 7pm to do just that. Be there.

Happening today, at 2.30pm to 3pm, the Greystones Languages For Kids’ new fun French classes are aimed at Junior Infants and pre-Junior Infants, and will run for eight weeks, until May 27th. Voila!

Mondays are busy over at Kilian House for the Greystones Active Retirement Club, with bowls at 10.30am and Keep Fit at 1pm, whilst in the middle, there’s Aqua Aerobics down at Shoreline, from 12pm to 1pm. Boom!

Also happening this morning, Greystones Family Resource Centre have pilates taking place from 10am to 11pm and 11.15am to 12.15pm at the Kilcoole Community Centre, and it’s only €6 a popPlaces are limited, so, book your spot by calling the resource centre on 012557528. You can also grab a spot every Friday, at the Dr Ryan Community Centre, in Kenmare, 10.30am to 11.30am.

Running from 10am to 1pm, the Greystones Art Group‘s weekly get-together at SoBe is a chance to express yourself, baby. Whilst joining one of Ireland’s oldest art groups, this particular batch of art lovers having first come together way back in 1965. Be the holy!

Monday mornings, from 9am to noon, Me & The Moon are hosting Parent & Toddler art workshops, perfect for a little me time. For both parent and toddler.

For those who like a little fun whilst keeping fit, Boogie Bounce Greystones is at the Greystones Lawn Tennis Club this evening at 7pm, so you can let in some fitness and fun, and let out some stress, on a mini-trampoline. Boom! You’ll also find Paul & co same time, same place, on Thursdays.

And if you feel you need a challenge, Strength & Tone is a new 6-week program that is completely separate from the Boogie Bounce classes, running for six weeks, every Monday,  to 29th April, 45 minutes a class, at 8pm (excluding bank holidays). Nice.

Kicking off in Newtown from 7.45pm to 8.45pm, then Greystones Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays, and Newcastle Thursdays, Yoga & Mindfulness with Angelika is a grand way to start your week/new life.

Oh, and if this language is still a little double-dutch to you, take some Free English Classes over in Kilcoole.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm...

Running throughout the month, Chakra are continuing their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh for less. Boom!

Ooh, and don’t forget, Free tin whistle lessons every Monday evening in The Harbour Bar, running from 7.30pm to 8pm for complete beginners, 8pm to 8.30pm for beginners, and 8.30pm to 9pm for intermediate. SWEET!

And if you still need another Bingo Fix after Sunday night’s outing, St Patrick’s Hall in Kilcoole is de place to be tonight, from 8pm. BONGO!

Tuesday 25th June

In the afternoon, those elderly skallywags at the Greystones Active Retirement Club are playing bowls weekly at 2.30pm. Bring your own mixer. And spare teeth.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

You can choose from two doses of Yoga & Mindfulness with Angelika at St Patrick’s Church, from 6.45pm to 8.10pm for Establish or 8.15pm to 9.45pm for Continuation.

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

Jacinta Barnewell is running her Tuesday evening Stop Smoking course at Greystones Cancer Support’s HQ on La Touche Place, kicking off at 7.30pm. Call 012871601 to find out more.

Running throughout the month, Chakra are continuing their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh for less. Boom!

Late in the evening, you can get your diddley-aye fix with the long-running Tuesday night Trad session in Dann’s. Noice!

Wednesday 26th June

Being the last Wednesday of the month, you can grab your soup & sandwich lunch at the Holy Rosary this afternoon, and your fiver will go towards Greystones Cancer Support. Available from 12.15pm to 2pm

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

For the kids, along with the weekly Children’s Storytime at the Greystones Library, from 10.30am, there’s Me & The Moon and their art workshops in the Kilian Family Centre – from 3.30pm to 4.30pm for 4- to 7-year-olds, and 4.30pm to 5.30pm for 8- to 12-year-olds.

Those groovy Artzone cats have their weekly art classes for kids down at Shoreline today, and the age groups are 5-7 years (3pm-4pm) and 8-12 years (4.10pm-5.10pm). You can also catch them at St Laurence’s on Fridays

In the afternoon, at 3.15pm, Liz Gleeson will be hosting her bereavement group at Greystones Cancer Support. Details from info@greystonescancersupport.com.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

The beautiful Evan Furlong has her Chinese Studies For Children running at NWETSS in Bray, from 4pm to 6pm – wise move, given that, thanks to Trump, China will rule us all by 2025 – whilst for the older generation struggling to remember English, the Greystones Active Retirement Association meets every Wednesday evening, at 8pm, in the Kilian Family Centre. Bring mixers. And a blanket.

Frances Browner is the brains behind a new Greystones writing group, Scriobh Arís, meeting at 7.30pm every Wednesday – bar the last of each month – in the Greystones Cancer Support HQ on La Touche Place. On those last Wednesdays, at the same time, you’ll find the gang in Mrs Robinson’s, for Poets Parlour, an open mic night for soft souls and raging hearts. And mid-week drinkers, of course. Rhyme, sodomy and the lash, anyone…?

Suitable for kids aged 7 upwards, Coderdojo Greystones offer free computer classes and workshops, tonight, 7.15pm in St Kevin’s. Given that it’s free, booking is essential, baby.

Kids between the ages of 12 and 18 with the performing bug might like to get along to Mr Sands Youth Theatre, which meets every Wednesday, 6.30pm to 9pm, at St Patrick’s National School, Vevay Road. It’s an open door policy, so, hey, check it out!

For those into flexing their brains, the Greystones Bridge Club meet every Wednesday evening down at their Victoria Road HQ, whilst the notorious Greystones Active Retirement Gang play whist from 8pm over at Kilian House Family Centre.

For those keen to get your heart and soul – and your ass – aligned, there’s Yoga & Mindfulness with Angelika for Beginners at St Patrick’s Church from 8pm to 9.30pm.

There’s a weekly pop-up yoga class over at the Newcastle Community Centre. Just €3 for the introductory classes, with the fun starting at 6.30pm. You can email newcastlecommunity.centre.ww@gmail.com for further details.

There’s also that Bray Greystones Badminton Club, meeting on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8.30pm, and Sundays at 4pm, at BIFE in sunny Bray.

Gotta love the long-running Wednesday night treat over at The Beach House, where Mike Morrissey is your sheriff for Quiz & Bingo Night! Just €2 a card, kids, and the fun kicks off at 10pm.

Running throughout May, Chakra have their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh for less. Boom!

And don’t forget, the Horse & Hound trad session every Wednesday evening – right by that cosy fire.

Lots of other goodies coming up too, of course – so, keep watching the skies, and reading the Guide. You can also check out The Whale and The Hot Spot, for a night on de town, baby… 

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