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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 guide to 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 

Sunday 26th May

You’ll have to wait until next week for the St David’s Car Boot Sale, baby! So, if 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

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.

From 3pm to 4pm at St Patrick’s Church, the Move4Parkinsons Wicklow Choir and the Unity Gospel Choir will be raising the roof free admission, with a collection in aid of Move4Parkinsons.

There’s also an Open Day at Delgany Golf Club, from noon to 2pm, where you’ll get to taste the high life at one of the finest golf clubs around.

Also happening today is the Greystones Orchestra latest concert, Summer Lovin’: From LA To Broadway. Under the leadership of Hazel Fortune and conductor Jonathan Browner, and featuring soloist Emer Foley, the concert is at 4pm in the South Beach Pavillion, tickets available here

A little later in the day, there’s a 30-year celebration for dance teacher Barbara Donnelly, with Dance Magic the perfect way to say thank you for the moves. Happening at The Whale at 5pm.

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.

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.

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

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.

Running throughout the month, Chakra are continuing their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh for 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 27th May

For those coping with the loss of a child, Anam Cara Wicklow have their monthly bereavement meeting at the Parkview Hotel in Newtownmountkennedy tonight, at 7.15pm. A free event, the meeting is open to everyone suffering from such a loss, no matter how long ago, or the age of the child

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 having started on the 11th, 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.

Monday is also the day you can take a chance on the Éire Óg lottery, or, if this language is still a little DOUBLE-DUTCH to you, take some FREE English Classes over in Kilcoole.

You can also get yourself in shape with MARK CREAN and his FittStones classes, happening every Monday and Wednesday. YOWSA!

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 28th May

There will be a presentation to Sinead of The Perfect Gift – which hands out hampers to parents of newborn babies with Down Syndrome – this morning at the Newcastle Community Centre. Hosted by the Newcastle Craft Group, the love-in takes place between 11am and 1pm.

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 May, 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 29th May

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

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.

For the lads, there’s The Men’s Shed twice-weekly meeting at 10am (returning Friday, at the same time), along with the weekly Children’s Storytime at the Greystones Library, from 10.30am, whilst Me & The Moon have their kids 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.

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

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…?

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, the Greystones Active Retirement Association meets every Wednesday evening, at 8pm, in the Kilian Family Centre. Bring mixers. And a blanket.

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.

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.

For those keen to flex their muscles, Mark Crean’s Fittstones classes are on both Monday and Wednesday evenings, whilst there’s Yoga & Mindfulness with Angelika for Beginners at St Patrick’s Church from 8pm to 9.30pm.

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.

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.

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 – right by that cosy fire.

Thursday 30th May

Their membership roll-call doesn’t so much read like a Who’s Who of literary greatness as a Who Cares?, but still, the Greystones Scribblers just keep on typing. So much so, they’re about to celebrate their tenth year with a special Short Stories shindig, tonight, at The Glenview Hotel, from 7.30pm. The €7 admission comes not only with a free glass of wine or soft drink, but also goes to MS Ireland’s East Wicklow branch.

When Thursday comes around, it’s bowls out down at Kilian House for the Greystones Active Retirement Club, kicking off at 2.30pm.

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 it’s Thursday, that means 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.

If you’re 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!

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, having some tea & coffee, and a chat, whilst also getting support and advice. You can find out more by contacting Eva White on 012819578.

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, whilst in the evening, over at Greystones Family Resource, their Adventure Youth Club for boys and girls between 12 and 14 kicks off every Thursday at 5.30pm.

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.

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

Friday 31st May

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.

For anyone suffering at the hands of an abusive partner, The Freedom Programme runs every Friday morning, from 10am to 12pm, at the Bray Women’s Refuge. The 12-week course is free, best to book, by calling 012866163.

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

On the foodie front, and the Horse & Hound have teamed up with chef Paul Sharkey for the brand new Bellevue Bistro, open from Wednesday to Sunday weekly.

Oh, and if you are 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!

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.

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-hoppin’, The Meakin Brothers will be rockin’ the bejiggers out of Dann’s.

Saturday 1st June

From today, the Irish Countrywomen’s Association in Delgany are partaking in a sweet fundraising event which will cover Greystones in woolly creations for the first two weeks of June. Yep, Yarnbomb 2019 is going to transform the town – so, keep an eye out for those crazy ICA creations. And it’s all in aid of Children’s Mental Health at Temple Street. Boom!

If you happen to be football crazy and a girl, well, you really should get yourself down to Greystones United AFC’s grounds at 2pm, when they will be hosting an Open Day. Then stick around for the U17 WNL vs Wexford Youth match at 3.30pm. BOOM!

Having swum The English Channel last year, Ger Devin is up for another major Gavin Glynn Foundation splash today – swimming all 20 bridges around Manhattan. The swim will cover 28.5 miles (or 45.9km, if you’re reading this in colour), and you can help Ger on his way by donating through the Facebook event page here.

The ins and outs of getting a mortgage can be tricky – which makes AIB’s Saturday morning mortgage consultations a welcome help. Running from 10am to 2pm, email ashley.r.redmond@aib.ie to book your free spot

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.

The bould Sandra Fitzgibbon brings her much-loved Vintage La Touche back to town – or just about – setting up her stall on the last Saturday of each month over in the Grain Store at Kilruddery, from 10am to 3pm. Tell her GG sent you, and get 0% discount. No questions asked.

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…

From 10am to 1.30pm, AnniePooh PopUp will be at Shoreline with all sorts of environmentally-friendly products and goodies. Fair fecks.

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

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, there’s nothing at The Beach House, whilst over in sunny Kilcoole, we’ve yet to discover who will be rockin’ the shit out of Lee’s. Feckin’ bank holiday weekends.

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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