ome of GG’s more astute readers may have noticed already, but, we’re slowly coming out of lockdown, people…
Here’s hoping we’ve kicked Covid-19’s ass, self-isolation having long been the soup of the day – and that means our usually jam-packed Greystones calendar is having to rebuild itself.
And when those restrictions are limiting us all to keeping within six feet of strangers, now is the perfect time to check out the beautifultrailsout 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 righthere.
And do think about your neighbours who are trying to keeptheir businesses aliveduring 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 who kept us fed and watered righthere.
Do your tummy and your town a favour. And don’t forget our incredible restaurants and cafés knocked off their feet by the lockdowns. Go give them some love here.
If you need a little spiritual guidance, you can always go deep with Luisne, Kilcoole’s spirituality haven, righthere.
We’ve also put together a list of local volunteers, free online classes, etc, right abouthere, and 10Things To Do About Nothing To Do right here. And WCC’s Level 5 public service hours arehere.
So, you know, we can all join virtual hands and make contact with the living.
Also, check on anyvulnerable 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 ofgroups and individualsnow 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 upmusic mixesregularly 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.
And always remember – stay safe, stay silly.
In the meantime,here’s a calendar that’s slowly rebuilding itself back to that carefree life we once knew.
Given the constant changes due to lockdowns, do check any event you’re interested in beforehand…