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Your Greystones Week

We may all be in pyjamas by 7pm most nights these days, but that’s not because Greystonians are dull or boring.

No sirree, Bob – that’s because we’re all feckin’ tuckered out. Verging on knackered.

Alongside a healthy nocturnal life, during the day, there’s everything from birdwatching to badminton, from karate to kayaking, from the blues to Bach, and from booze to Bible studies. Oh, and lots and lots of trails.

So much so, we can’t quite fit every single activity here. You can catch up with the many goings-on at Luisne here, those tight-fisted aristocrats at Killruddery here, and with the many, many Greystones Cancer Support activities right here, plus Joe and his alpacas up just outside Newtownmountkennedy (generally open all year round), and that ghoulish gal Lalli de Buitlear, and her Old Delgany Burial Ground walks & talks, available on request.

If you really want to get away from it all, there’s always FourFront Games’ Escape Rooms on Hillside Road. Try your luck in The Case That Jack Built or The Hillside Haunting. Always a good way to get your blood pumping. And the laughs flowing.

There are also fun and games at the Greystones Film Club, plus, all kinds of cultural kicks (including live satellite links with the likes of The Met, The Bolshoi Ballet and The National Theatre) at The Whale, whilst The Hot Spot down at the harbour covers the quirkier, darker, more Rizla-fuelled side of music.

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 

Monday 20th Jan

Day: 8°Hi RealFeel® 9° RealFeel Shade™ 9° Intervals of clouds and sunshine
Night: 2°Lo RealFeel® 1° Low Clouds & Fog

Tonight’s the night for the Garden Of Ireland Vintage Car Club get-together. Third Monday of each month, The Grove Bar, Willow Grove, at 7.30pm during the summer months – spin first, yak later – and 9pm the rest of the year. Just email goivcc@gmail.com or call 0871843766 for further details.

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

The Kilcoole AC gang will be at Shoreline this evening, at 7pm, giving people a chance to taste their 9-week Couch To 5K fundraiser. Running Mondays at 7pm, Thursdays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 10am, it’s just €40 for this coached track running course.

Starting for 2020, there is free meditation at Luisne over in Kilcoole every weekday, from 12.10pm to 12.35pm. Finishing on March 9th, there’s an 8-week Mind Body Skills course in a small group setting also running at Luisne, from 10am to noon each Monday, whilst from 8pm to 9.30pm, it’s Reflections On Mysticism, with the bould Marie-Andre Horsthemke. Yep, that Marie-Andre Horsthemke. She’s out on probation.

Also happening today is a new four-week fitness course down at Charlesland’s CrossFit Solas. With options to attend Monday, Wednesdays or Thursdays, at 6.30am, 6pm or 7pm, by February, Jaysus, you’ll be gorgeous. And healthy too, of course. Contact crossfitsolas@gmail.com for further details.

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

Talking of which, there’s free family fun at FourFront too, the cunning gang of four having designed and printed a Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Back up and fighting fit for 2020, the bould Mark Crean will be leading the great and the good through their exercises at FITTstones, every Monday and Wednesday, 7pm to 8pm, up at Temple Carrig School’s sports hall. It’s just €8 a class, or €30 for a block of six. Email markcrean@templecarrigschool.ie to find out more.

If you’re looking for some great outdoors to go a little wild – or mild – in, the new 45-acre Belmont Demesne up on Windgates has it all – free walking trails, bike trails, groovy café, kick-ass views – so, lots of fit, breathless and largely defensive lovelies to chat to over lifesaving coffee and cake

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

The Delgany Guild of the Irish Countrywoman’s Association meets every second Monday of the month, with lots of activities and ideas to keep these sly old she-devils off the streets. As well as various crafts, sport, drama and theatre outings, there are also demonstrations and guest speakers. Happening at St Patrick’s W&R Centre at 8pm, contact Mary on 0863658878 for further details. Just don’t email bethmorganholmes@eircom.net. She’s still very mad at us over the Continuity ICA post.

At Enso, from 5pm till closing, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Also, order any pizza online, and get a free large Margherita. Jaysus, there be buckets of groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

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 21st Jan

Day: 8°Hi RealFeel® 8° RealFeel Shade™ 9° Intervals of clouds and sunshine
Night: 5°Lo RealFeel® 4° An evening shower in spots; otherwise cloudy

Tonight’s the night that St David’s goes Footloose and fancy free with their no-star production of the 1998 hit musical based on the 1984 hit movie. Worth it for that kick-ass theme song alone, of course, you can catch the gang tonight for just €5. Running until Friday, the rest of the week it’s €8 for kids and €12 for adults. Swing by the school, or get in touch on 012874800 or info@stdavids.ie.

If you’re looking for a spot of feelgood for your lunch, there’s Soup & Sandwiches at St Patrick’s on the third Tuesday of every month. Raising money for worthy charities, it’s just €5, and runs from 12.15pm to 2pm.

If you need a little inner-me time, there is free meditation at Luisne over in Kilcoole every weekday, from 12.10pm to 12.35pm. Later, and running weekly until June, it’s Walking the Spiritual Path Together with Miriam, from 10.45am—12.10pm, with just a small donation per session

The local BirdWatch Ireland gang will be at the Glenview Hotel this evening at 8pm for a talk by Conor O’Brien, who will present an illustrated, avian adventure around Ireland in search of twelve of our most elusive birds – which he has written about in his new book entitled Ireland Through Birds

Tuesday mornings at Greystones Library, there’s an Italian Conversation Group, for those with dang good Italian. Running from 10.30am, you can find out more by contacting the library on greylib@wicklowcoco.ie or call 012873548.

Running every Tuesday from January 14th at St Patrick’s Recreation Centre, 8pm to 9pm, you can get yourself centred with a little Tai Chi and Qi Gong, courtesy of the groovy Laurence Reddin. Alternatively, you can jump on board Saturday mornings, 8.45am to 9.45am, from the 11th, or Mondays, at BIFE, 7pm to 8.30pm. You can book your spot by contacting this Jade Sun son on 0851466981 or laurencereddin@hotmail.com.

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.

Happening in St Patrick’s Church every Tuesday (at 3.10pm for 5-to-8-year-olds; 4.10pm for 9-to-12-year-olds), Tarantella Kids Drama is run by experienced stage and screen professionals and is designed to ‘build self-confidence while your child explores their imagination and creativity, through having fun with drama games, improv, mime, comedy, arts & crafts, music & movement, and lots more‘. If requested, students are also prepared for Speech & Drama examinations. All this for just €11 per class. Find out more on 0863902817 or Tarantelladrama@gmail.com, or on Facebook here.

If you’re looking for some great outdoors to go a little wild – or mild – in, the new 45-acre Belmont Demesne up on Windgates has it all – free walking trails, bike trails, groovy café, kick-ass views – so, lots of fit, breathless and largely defensive lovelies to chat to over lifesaving coffee and cake

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

Up at the Horse, they’re promising a different kind of bubbly for midnight, with a fireside session from 6pm to 8pm on the 1st for the hangover hounds, plus a slap-up meal in The Bellevue Restaurant, available from noon to 6pm. Nice.

Talking of which, there’s free family fun at FourFront too, the cunning gang of four having designed and printed a Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

At Enso, from 5pm till closing, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Also, order any pizza online, and get a free large Margherita. Jaysus, there be buckets of groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

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 22nd Jan

Day: 11°Hi RealFeel® 8° RealFeel Shade™ 9° Mostly cloudy
Night: 5°Lo RealFeel® 1° Partly cloudy

Running until Friday, St David’s are going Footloose and fancy free with their no-star production of the 1998 hit musical based on the 1984 hit movie. Worth it for that kick-ass theme song alone, of course, it’s €8 for kids and €12 for adults. Swing by the school, or get in touch on 012874800 or info@stdavids.ie.

Taking place at Greytones Studios every Wednesday, SING Up! are hosting a 15-week course for kids aged 8 to 15 years, with each class hosting a maximum of 10 pupils. It’s 3.30pm to 4.30pm for 8-to-10-year-olds and 4.30pm to 5.30pm for 11-to-15-year-olds, and you can find out more by contacting Darryn and Elaine on scottmusicperformance@gmail.com.

Also up and running is a new four-week fitness course down at Charlesland’s CrossFit Solas. With options to attend Monday, Wednesdays or Thursdays, at 6.30am, 6pm or 7pm, by February, Jaysus, you’ll be gorgeous. And healthy too, of course. Contact crossfitsolas@gmail.com for further details.

Also new for 2020 is Yoga With Emma, Ms O’Toole setting up her brand new classes at Charlesland Community Centre from today for four weeks. Classes start at 8.45pm, and it costs €45 for the full four weeks, or you can drop-in for a class at €17You can book your spot by getting in touch with Emma on info@yogawithemma.ie or 0871816605.

There’s a Morning Book Club at Greystones Library on the 2nd, 3rd and last Wednesday of each month, which tends to be fully booked – but, you can try your look by contacting the library on greylib@wicklowcoco.ie or call 012873548. There’s also an evening club on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Tuesday of each month.

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.

If you need a little inner-me time, there is free meditation at Luisne over in Kilcoole every weekday, from 12.10pm to 12.35pm. Later, from 6pm to 7pm, it’s Sacred Dance For Beginners (costing €10 a session), whilst from 8pm to 9.30pm, and costing €12 per session, the Luisne Dance Group will be getting down – and deep.

If you’re looking for some great outdoors to go a little wild – or mild – in, the new 45-acre Belmont Demesne up on Windgates has it all – free walking trails, bike trails, groovy café, kick-ass views – so, lots of fit, breathless and largely defensive lovelies to chat to over lifesaving coffee and cake

Over in Kilcoole, there’s a weekly parent & toddler group from 10.30am to noon at the Kilcoole Community Centre. It’s €2 per child, and you can email kilcoolecc@gmail.com or call 012872017 for further info.

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, plus Enniskerry on Thursdays, and Kilmacanogue – for juniors and seniors – on Fridays. And for 2020, Artzone have introduced a €5 trial class – just use the code MUK412 at checkout, kids!

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

Talking of which, there’s free family fun at FourFront too, the cunning gang of four having designed and printed a Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, The Bellevue Restaurant at The Horse & Hound has just introduced a new Early Bird menu from Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm to 9pm, where you can enjoy a fine 2-course meal for just €19.95

At Enso, from 5pm till closing, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Also, order any pizza online, and get a free large Margherita. Jaysus, there be buckets of groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

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…

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 (check out their new beginners and advanced classes starting in January), whilst the notorious Greystones Active Retirement Gang play whist from 8pm over at Kilian House Family Centre

Taking place at Byrne’s Pub from 7.30pm every second Wednesday, there is a new committee formed with hopes to set up a Mental Health Services support group in Kilcoole. You can find out more from Sylvia on 0861684858.

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 the gang on 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 the month, 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.

Thursday 23rd Jan

Day: 10° Hi RealFeel® 10° RealFeel Shade™ 10° Times of clouds and sun
Night: 5°Lo RealFeel® 6° Low clouds, then perhaps some clearing

The big one tonight is Gemma Kane’s acclaimed 48, charting the night her parents headed off for a Valentine’s bop in the Stardust nightclub back in 1981. The ensuing tragedy is faced head-on here, with humour, friendship, innocence and that ever-resilient human spirit. Running Thursday and Friday night at The Whale

Tonight’s also the night of the Greystones Tidy Towns AGM, being held at the Greystones Lawn Tennis Club at 8pm. With, of course, everyone invited. There will be refreshments. Mainly stuff found on the streets though.

Running until Friday, St David’s are going Footloose and fancy free with their no-star production of the 1998 hit musical based on the 1984 hit movie. Worth it for that kick-ass theme song alone, of course, it’s €8 for kids and €12 for adults. Swing by the school, or get in touch on 012874800 or info@stdavids.ie.

Up and running, The Reading Academy will be at Kilian House with their latest course, designed for struggling readers and children with dyslexia. Classes are from 3.45pm to 4.45pm, with all materials supplied for the full 10 weeks.

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.

In the morning, Wicklow Dementia Support gets underway at The Methodist Hall in Wicklow at 10.30am.

Starting back Jan 13th, if you need a little inner-me time, there is free meditation at Luisne over in Kilcoole every weekday, from 12.10pm to 12.35pm. There’s also Reasons To Be Philosophical Part 2, with young Sean Kelly, happening from 7.30pm to 9pm, plus, a little Soul Bowl Sound Therapy for Healing and Transformation with Harry Parkinson 7.30-8.30pm, running for five weeks.

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.

If you’re looking for some great outdoors to go a little wild – or mild – in, the new 45-acre Belmont Demesne up on Windgates has it all – free walking trails, bike trails, groovy café, kick-ass views – so, lots of fit, breathless and largely defensive lovelies to chat to over lifesaving coffee and cake

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.

If heavy balls are your thing, alongside Greystones Bowling Club at Burnaby Park, there’s Kilcoole Indoor Bowls every Thursday (and Tuesday) evening at 8pm, in St Patrick’s (aka Forester’s Hall), whilst Newcastle’s Parish Centre has their indoor bowls on the Thursday too, also at 8pm. You can contact the latter here. Can’t find a fecking thing online about the former. In both cases, of course, new members are always welcome.

At Enso, from 5pm till closing, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Also, order any pizza online, and get a free large Margherita. Jaysus, there be buckets of groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

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

Talking of which, there’s free family fun at FourFront too, the cunning gang of four having designed and printed a Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

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! There’s also Strength & Tone, which kicks off at 8pm, with Paul and the gang are back there on Mondays, same time. Don’t forget to ask about their Little Black Dress Challenge. Or their private parties.

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

Open Wednesday to Sunday, The Bellevue Restaurant at The Horse & Hound has just introduced a new Early Bird menu from Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm to 9pm, where you can enjoy a fine 2-course meal for just €19.95

If you’re still 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.

There’s also the little matter of 20% off some yummy Thai takeaway for anyone who walks through Green Mango’s door with a ticket for The Whale that night. Which is handy. A bit of culture can fair give you the munchies, man.

And if it’s Thursday night in Greystones, that means Ger Doyle has got his fiddle out at Dann’s, trapped in a diddley-aye potatoes loop forever and ever. And ever. And ever.

Friday 24th Jan

Day: 8°Hi RealFeel® 5° RealFeel Shade™ 5° Low clouds
Night: 5°Lo RealFeel® 3° Mostly cloudy; an evening shower in spots followed by a little rain late

Over at Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, you can drop off those clothes you no longer love (or that no longer love you) from 8am and 3pm today, or tomorrow, from 9am to 11am, and parents at the Kilcoole school will turn them into much-need moolah. Nice.

Running until, hey today, St David’s are going Footloose and fancy free with their no-star production of the 1998 hit musical based on the 1984 hit movie. Worth it for that kick-ass theme song alone, of course, it’s €8 for kids and €12 for adults. Swing by the school, or get in touch on 012874800 or info@stdavids.ie.

Playing its second and final performance in Greystones tonight is Gemma Kane’s acclaimed 48, charting the night her parents headed off for a Valentine’s bop in the Stardust nightclub back in 1981. The ensuing tragedy is faced head-on here, with humour, friendship, innocence and that ever-resilient human spirit. Running Thursday and Friday night at The Whale

Up and running, there are samba drumming classes for teens and kids at Charlesland Community Centre, from 5pm to 6.10pm. And the very groovy news is, hey, it’s just €50 for the full 10 weeks. Contact the bould Ann on musicgeneration@kwetb.ie to book a spot.

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, plus Enniskerry on Thursdays, and Kilmacanogue – for juniors and seniors – on Fridays. And for 2020, Artzone have introduced a €5 trial class – just use the code MUK412 at checkout, kids!

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.

Starting back Jan 13th, if you need a little inner-me time, there is free meditation at Luisne over in Kilcoole every weekday, from 12.10pm to 12.35pm.

If you’re looking for some great outdoors to go a little wild – or mild – in, the new 45-acre Belmont Demesne up on Windgates has it all – free walking trails, bike trails, groovy café, kick-ass views – so, lots of fit, breathless and largely defensive lovelies to chat to over lifesaving coffee and cake

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

Talking of which, there’s free family fun at FourFront too, the cunning gang of four having designed and printed a Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Back up and fighting fit for 2020, the bould Mark Crean will be leading the great and the good through their exercises at FITTstones, every Monday and Wednesday, 7pm to 8pm, up at Temple Carrig School’s sports hall. It’s just €8 a class, or €30 for a block of six. Email markcrean@templecarrigschool.ie to find out more.

If you’re 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!

At Enso, from 5pm till closing, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Also, order any pizza online, and get a free large Margherita. Jaysus, there be buckets of groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

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

There’s also the little matter of 20% off some yummy Thai takeaway for anyone who walks through Green Mango’s door with a ticket for The Whale that night. Which is handy. A bit of culture can fair give you the munchies, man.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, The Bellevue Restaurant at The Horse & Hound has just introduced a new Early Bird menu from Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm to 9pm, where you can. 

To make sure your Friday night is a-rockin’, The Meakins will be blues-rockin’ the arse out of Dann’s, whilst upstairs in The Hot Spot, once again, Ailbhe‘s spending some time alone with her plants.

Saturday 25th Jan

Day: 8°Hi RealFeel® 7° RealFeel Shade™ 8° Mostly cloudy
Night: 2°Lo RealFeel® 2° Partly cloudy; rising temperatures late

As the bould Wayne Campbell will tell you, life don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that schwing. And Greystones will have buckets of the stuff tonight, when the Route 66 Big Band comes to town, taking over The Whale for the night, and partying like it’s 1949. A 16-piece kick-ass brass band is certainly one way to blow away those January blues

Over at Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, you can drop off those clothes you no longer love (or that no longer love you) from 9am to 11am, and parents at the Kilcoole school will turn them into much-need moolah. Nice.

From 11am to 3pm today and tomorrow, the brand, spanking new Wicklow Hospice is opening its doors for the public to have a great big snoop. Daniel Day Lewis is the janitor, apparently, getting ready for a new Oscar fave

Over at the Newcastle Community Centre every Saturday, from 10.30am to 12.30pm, you can catch the long-running North Wicklow Country Market (started in 1970!), where you’ll find all sorts of local goodies. No Made In China stickers allowed. Further info from jackqnn@gmail.com.

Over at Luisne, you can get your Kum Nye Tibetan Relaxtion kicks today, Fran Burns leading you through a gentle healing system that relieves stress, transforms negative patterns and helps us to be more balanced by relaxing the body and calming the mind. Which would be nice. Running from 9.30am to 12.30pm, and back again on February 22nd and March 28th.

If you’re down Wicklow town way this evening, there’s a raffle night at Ernie’s Bar for the four eejits from the Vartry Rowing Club who are going to climb North Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Toubkal, on February 6th. Or you can simply donate directly on Facebook here. It’s an either/oar situation.

Every Saturday morning, there’s an Arts & Crafts session at Greystones Library, from 11am to noon. Free, with no booking required

If you’re looking for some great outdoors to go a little wild – or mild – in, the new 45-acre Belmont Demesne up on Windgates has it all – free walking trails, bike trails, groovy café, kick-ass views – so, lots of fit, breathless and largely defensive lovelies to chat to over lifesaving coffee and cake

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

Talking of which, there’s free family fun at FourFront too, the cunning gang of four having designed and printed a Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

Running every Tuesday at St Patrick’s Recreation Centre, 8pm to 9pm, you can get yourself centred with a little Tai Chi and Qi Gong, courtesy of the groovy Laurence Reddin. Alternatively, you can jump on board Saturday mornings, 8.45am to 9.45am, from the 11th, or Mondays, at BIFE, 7pm to 8.30pm. You can book your spot by contacting this Jade Sun son on 0851466981 or laurencereddin@hotmail.com.

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

There’s also the little matter of 20% off some yummy Thai takeaway for anyone who walks through Green Mango’s door with a ticket for The Whale that night. Which is handy. A bit of culture can fair give you the munchies, man.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, The Bellevue Restaurant at The Horse & Hound has just introduced a new Early Bird menu from Wednesday to Saturday, 5pm to 9pm, where you can enjoy a fine 2-course meal for just €19.95

At Enso, from 5pm till closing, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Also, order any pizza online, and get a free large Margherita. Jaysus, there be buckets of groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

Making sure that your joints are rockin’ on a Saturday night, Woodsy & Co are at The Beach House and Karl Ivers is over in Pluck’s. At The Whale, it’s that rollicking Route 66 Big Band at The Whale.

Sunday 26th Jan

Day: 9°Hi RealFeel® 3° RealFeel Shade™ 3° Low clouds
Night: 6°Lo RealFeel® -2° Rain

The big cultural kick today is the Bolshoi Ballet being beamed via satellite into The Whale this afternoon at 3pm, with a performance of Adolphe Adam’s Giselle. Get in!

Over at The Hot Spot, it’s Pat’s Fireside Session, kicking off at 4.30pm. Free admission, but donations are welcome. Warning: May Contain Ukuleles.

Those looking for a new Sunday treat, those Delgany Golf Club cats have launched their new Sunday Lunch menu at the Village Restaurant, and, so far, they’ve been booked out every week. Lunch is served from 12.30pm to 4pm, and to grab your seat at the table, best call 012874536.

If you’re looking for some great outdoors to go a little wild – or mild – in, the new 45-acre Belmont Demesne up on Windgates has it all – free walking trails, bike trails, groovy café, kick-ass views – so, lots of fit, breathless and largely defensive lovelies to chat to over lifesaving coffee and cake

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.

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

Talking of which, there’s free family fun at FourFront too, the cunning gang of four having designed and printed a Puzzle Map of the town, with 10 clues and 10 locations to work your way through. Sweet.

At Enso, from 5pm till closing, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Also, order any pizza online, and get a free large Margherita. Jaysus, there be buckets of groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

Over at Camile, hey, kids eat free on Sundays, with any main course ordered. Just remember, the kid has to be under 12. No midgets in shorts, people!

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

There’s also the little matter of 20% off some yummy Thai takeaway for anyone who walks through Green Mango’s door with a ticket for The Whale that night. Which is handy. A bit of culture can fair give you the munchies, man.

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.

If you’re planning on going out any night, you can also check out our weekly gig guide, The Whale and The Hot Spot, for a night on de town, baby… 

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