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Some 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 with the restrictions still limiting us all to keeping within six feet of strangers, 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.

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, right here.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/ice-cream-worth-melting-forr/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.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/ie/greystones/211517/weather-forecast/211517So, 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

And there’s plenty for kids too, including the mighty Squirrel’s Scramble adventure park in Killruddery.

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

And always rememberstay safe, stay silly.

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 25th July

Day: 22°Hi RealFeel® 25° RealFeel Shade™ 21° Partly sunny with a couple of showers in the afternoon
Night: 13°Lo RealFeel® 13° A passing shower in the evening; otherwise, mostly cloudy
Tides: High 0.39am 3.66m High 1.21pm 3.47m

Sunrise 5.31am Sunset 9.28pm Daylight 15hr 56mins

Today, Greystones gives itself over to the King Of Greystones. Roads closed temporarily on the day involve Park Lane, Portland Road to St Vincent’s Road, and St Vincent’s Road to Old Mill Road. You can check out the full route map here.

With their Friday outings at Fishers Of Newtown still going strong, the good people at The Good Life Artisan Farmers Market have now set up shop every Sunday in Greystones. Situated down at St Patrick’s National School, the hours are from noon to 4.30pm, with a whole plethora of fine and funky stalls

Aoife King has her Greystones Pilates Studios summer timetable up and running, covering Monday [8am Pilates A.M (online); 6.30pm Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 7.30pm Low Flex (online)], Tuesday [9.30am Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 10.30am Individual Studio Training], Wednesday [9.30am Individual Studio Training; 10.45am Low Flex online; 7pm Strong Classical Mat], Thursday [7pm Online Mat Intermediate], Friday [8am Pilates A.M. (online)] and Saturday [9.30am Low Flex (online); 10.30am Online Mat]. Full details here.

Hard to keep up with all the food trucks pulling into town these days, the latest being Wicklow Wok, which is down at The Boat Yard daily, 12.30pm to 4.30pm for lunch and 4.30pm to 9pm for a la carte din-dins. You can find out more about Wicklow Wok right here.

Hot on their heels is The Waffler, who specialise in bubble waffles, milkshakes and malts, and are sitting pretty just on the harbour side of the railway bridge here. Open from 2pm to 9pm daily, you can follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here. Or, at least, they were open daily. Currently the lads are seeking planning permission to make their Greystones outlet permanent

Pic: Chris Dobson

Open from Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm, Brew With A View is an old ice cream van converted into a café on wheels, with Pure coffee and Bak’d At Arthurs’ cookies and brownies. And the kick is, it’s up on Bray Head, pretty much in the shadow of the cross above. You can check them out on Instagram here and Facebook here, and find them on Google Maps here.

The Bray Greystones Badminton Club is back up and gunning, happening every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8pm and then Sundays at 4pm over in the Newtown Community Centre. You can join in the fun by calling Mary Ann on 0894132070, and check out their Facebook page here.

If you’re looking for something a little different for your Sunday treat, The Divine Foodie in Kilcoole are now delivering brunches on the Lord’s day, with luscious and rather scrumptious platters aplenty. You can check ’em out right here.

Situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, you can check out Tall Boy Toasties goodies right here and follow them on Ye Olde Facebook right here and Instagram here. Tell ’em GG sent you, and get no discount whatsoever on your first order.

Every Sunday, from 2pm to 4.30pm, the Making Waves Youth Theatre gang get together, either on Zoom or at the Greystones Studios – and they’re always open to new members. Aimed at teenagers between 14 and 18, you can find out more about them here – where you’ll also find contact details – and explore some of their work here.

Having also set up their stall in the Greystones train station carpark was Sustainable Seafood Ireland, who have sadly put their visits on pause, as they search for a permanent premises here.

Now that we’re coming back out of lockdown, time to show some love to Greystones businesses again. Always wise to get in touch first, just to find out their hours, click & collect, etc. 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 permittingSo, 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.

Given our newly-returned freedoms, 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 (Saturday & Sunday during lockdown) available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Saturday & Sunday (available to pre-order online by Thursday).  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

We’ve already mentioned that we have a pretty much full list of local takeaways to choose from right here, right? 

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/ready-for-some-yoga-love/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! There’s also the little matter of two dry-aged rib steaks (10oz each) with four sides, delivered straight to your kitchen table for just €40. You can order online here, or give them a call on 012871218.

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 Tasty Mix Deal, with 1 large pizza, 1 sumptuous side and one chicken combo for just €24. 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. Oh, and don’t forget the in-car collection option.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/modern-legacy-football-summer-camps/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 26th July

Day: 22°Hi RealFeel® 24° RealFeel Shade™ 21° Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers in the afternoon
Night: 14°Lo RealFeel® 14° A couple of showers in the evening; otherwise, overcast
Tides: High 1.20am 3.67m High 2.04pm 3.40m
Sunrise 5.33am Sunset 9.27pm Daylight 15hrs 53mins

Up at the beautiful Belvedere House on Windgates, the SEK International School have started their summer camps, with all kinds of activities and a choice of one week or two. Boom! Find out more here.

Along with his summer camps, football birthday parties and after-school programmes, Modern Legacy’s Emeka has introduced a weekly elite training session for football-crazy boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 12. Taking place on Mondays from 3pm to 4pm (for 5-6yrs) and 4pm to 5pm (for 7-8yrs) at St Anthony’s in Kilcoole; Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm (5-6yrs) and 5pm to 6pm (9-12yrs) at Wolfe Tone FC in Bray; Wednesdays 3pm to 4pm (for 5-6yrs) and 4pm to 4.45pm (for 4yrs) in St Anthony’s, and Thursdays 3pm to 4pm (5-6yrs) in St Anthony’s. You can find out more here, and go book a spot right here.

From 7am to 7.30am, you can join the very mighty Aisling Leonard for some Monday Morning Meditation down at The Cove. And if getting your ass down to the seafront doesn’t quite work for you, there’s also the option of joining the session on Zoom. Full details here.

The Bray Greystones Badminton Club is back up and gunning, happening every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8pm and then Sundays at 4pm over in the Newtown Community Centre. You can join in the fun by calling Mary Ann on 0894132070, and check out their Facebook page here.

Now that we’re coming back out of lockdown, time to show some love to Greystones businesses again. Always wise to get in touch first, just to find out their hours, click & collect, etc. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

Given our newly-returned freedoms, 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 (Saturday & Sunday during lockdown) available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Saturday & Sunday (available to pre-order online by Thursday). 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 way over here.

Aoife King has her Greystones Pilates Studios summer timetable up and running, covering Monday [8am Pilates A.M (online); 6.30pm Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 7.30pm Low Flex (online)], Tuesday [9.30am Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 10.30am Individual Studio Training], Wednesday [9.30am Individual Studio Training; 10.45am Low Flex online; 7pm Strong Classical Mat], Thursday [7pm Online Mat Intermediate], Friday [8am Pilates A.M. (online)] and Saturday [9.30am Low Flex (online); 10.30am Online Mat]. Full 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.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/your-little-monster-got-style/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 to 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…

Hard to keep up with all the food trucks pulling into town these days, the latest being Wicklow Wok, which is down at The Boat Yard daily, 12.30pm to 4.30pm for lunch and 4.30pm to 9pm for a la carte din-dins. You can find out more about Wicklow Wok right here.

Hot on their heels is The Waffler, who specialise in bubble waffles, milkshakes and malts, and are sitting pretty just on the harbour side of the railway bridge here. Open from 2pm to 9pm daily, you can follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here. Or, at least, they were open daily. Currently the lads are seeking planning permission to make their Greystones outlet permanent

Having also set up their stall in the Greystones train station carpark was Sustainable Seafood Ireland, who have sadly put their visits on pause, as they search for a permanent premises 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! There’s also the little matter of two dry-aged rib steaks (10oz each) with four sides, delivered straight to your kitchen table for just €40. You can order online here, or give them a call on 012871218.

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

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 Tasty Meal Deal, with one large pizza, one sumptuous side of your choice and one chicken combo for only €24. 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. Oh, and don’t forget the in-car collection option.

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.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/wemove-pregnancy-yoga/Tues 27th July

Day: 21°Hi RealFeel® 20° RealFeel Shade™ 19° Mostly cloudy
Night: 13°Lo RealFeel® 10° Becoming rainy with plenty of clouds
Tides: high 2.02am 3.64m high 2.47pm 3.30m
Sunrise 5.34am Sunset 9.25pm Daylight 15hrs 50mins

Running every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, WeMove will be hosting pregnancy yoga sessions – to make sure mum and baby keep feeling those good vibrations. You can book your spot here, find out more here and get in touch with Babs directly on babs@we-move.ie.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/be-part-of-the-guide-2020/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.

Along with his summer camps, football birthday parties and after-school programmes, Modern Legacy’s Emeka is introducing a weekly elite training session for football-crazy boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 12. Taking place on Mondays from 3pm to 4pm (for 5-6yrs) and 4pm to 5pm (for 7-8yrs) at St Anthony’s in Kilcoole; Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm (5-6yrs) and 5pm to 6pm (9-12yrs) at Wolfe Tone FC in Bray; Wednesdays 3pm to 4pm (for 5-6yrs) and 4pm to 4.45pm (for 4yrs) in St Anthony’s, and Thursdays 3pm to 4pm (5-6yrs) in St Anthony’s. You can find out more here, and go book a spot right here.

Now that we’re coming back out of lockdown, time to show some love to Greystones businesses again. Always wise to get in touch first, just to find out their hours, click & collect, etc. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

And given our newly-returned freedoms, 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 (Saturday & Sunday during lockdown) available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Saturday & Sunday (available to pre-order online by Thursday). 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.

Aoife King has her Greystones Pilates Studios summer timetable up and running, covering Monday [8am Pilates A.M (online); 6.30pm Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 7.30pm Low Flex (online)], Tuesday [9.30am Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 10.30am Individual Studio Training], Wednesday [9.30am Individual Studio Training; 10.45am Low Flex online; 7pm Strong Classical Mat], Thursday [7pm Online Mat Intermediate], Friday [8am Pilates A.M. (online)] and Saturday [9.30am Low Flex (online); 10.30am Online Mat]. Full 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.  Also, the whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

Situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, you can check out Tall Boy Toasties goodies right here and follow them on Ye Olde Facebook right here and Instagram here. Tell ’em GG sent you, and get no discount whatsoever on your first order.

Hard to keep up with all the food trucks pulling into town these days, the latest being Wicklow Wok, which is down at The Boat Yard daily, 12.30pm to 4.30pm for lunch and 4.30pm to 9pm for a la carte din-dins. You can find out more about Wicklow Wok right here.

Hot on their heels is The Waffler, who specialise in bubble waffles, milkshakes and malts, and are sitting pretty just on the harbour side of the railway bridge here. Open from 2pm to 9pm daily, you can follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here. Or, at least, they were open daily. Currently the lads are seeking planning permission to make their Greystones outlet permanent

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/greystones-perfect-hideaway/For those who’d like to play badminton with The Castle Inn nearby, Craig Holmes is hosting get-togethers Tuesdays, 8pm to 9pm, over at the Newcastle Community Centre. If you’re interested, give the man himself a holler over on 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…

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. Order 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! There’s also the little matter of two dry-aged rib steaks (10oz each) with four sides, delivered straight to your kitchen table for just €40. You can order online here, or give them a call on 012871218.

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 Tasty Meal Deal, with one large pizza, one sumptuous side of your choice and one chicken combo for only €24. 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. Oh, and don’t forget the in-car collection option.

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 throughSweet!

Weds 28th July

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/beach-yoga-with-babs/Day: 21°Hi RealFeel® 19° RealFeel Shade™ 18° Cloudy; brief morning showers followed by periods of rain in the afternoon
Night: 12°Lo RealFeel® 10° Mostly cloudy; areas of drizzle in the evening followed by a shower in spots late
Tides: High 2.46am 3.58m High 3.30pm 3.20m
Sunrise 5.36am Sunset 9.23pm Daylight 15hrs 47mins

Happening on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, from 7pm to 8pm, there’s a new Open Mic Poetry Reading club starting up in Greystones. Filipina-American author Sarah Joy Thompson is leading the way, and you can find out more here, and join in the fun right about here.

A fine way to start your day, Beach Yoga With Babs takes place every Wednesday on the South Beach, from 7.10am to 8am. You can find out more here, and go book your spot here.

If you’re heading to the beach today, wipe Magheramore off your list. Closed from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd for filming. On the hottest week of the feckin’ year. But, at least it’s going to be open again afterwards

Along with his summer camps, football birthday parties and after-school programmes, Modern Legacy’s Emeka is introducing a weekly elite training session for football-crazy boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 12. Taking place on Mondays from 3pm to 4pm (for 5-6yrs) and 4pm to 5pm (for 7-8yrs) at St Anthony’s in Kilcoole; Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm (5-6yrs) and 5pm to 6pm (9-12yrs) at Wolfe Tone FC in Bray; Wednesdays 3pm to 4pm (for 5-6yrs) and 4pm to 4.45pm (for 4yrs) in St Anthony’s, and Thursdays 3pm to 4pm (5-6yrs) in St Anthony’s. You can find out more here, and go book a spot right here.

Now that we’re coming back out of lockdown, time to show some love to Greystones businesses again. Always wise to get in touch first, just to find out their hours, click & collect, etc. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

The Bray Greystones Badminton Club is back up and gunning, happening every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8pm and then Sundays at 4pm over in the Newtown Community Centre. You can join in the fun by calling Mary Ann on 0894132070, and check out their Facebook page 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 the stupidly-long timgeorgemusiclessons@gmail.com.

Aoife King has her Greystones Pilates Studios summer timetable up and running, covering Monday [8am Pilates A.M (online); 6.30pm Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 7.30pm Low Flex (online)], Tuesday [9.30am Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 10.30am Individual Studio Training], Wednesday [9.30am Individual Studio Training; 10.45am Low Flex online; 7pm Strong Classical Mat], Thursday [7pm Online Mat Intermediate], Friday [8am Pilates A.M. (online)] and Saturday [9.30am Low Flex (online); 10.30am Online Mat]. Full details here.

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.

Given our newly-returned freedoms, 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 (Saturday & Sunday during lockdown) available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Saturday & Sunday (available to pre-order online by Thursday). 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.

Hard to keep up with all the food trucks pulling into town these days, the latest being Wicklow Wok, which is down at The Boat Yard daily, 12.30pm to 4.30pm for lunch and 4.30pm to 9pm for a la carte din-dins. You can find out more about Wicklow Wok right here.

Hot on their heels is The Waffler, who specialise in bubble waffles, milkshakes and malts, and are sitting pretty just on the harbour side of the railway bridge here. Open from 2pm to 9pm daily, you can follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here. Or, at least, they were open daily. Currently the lads are seeking planning permission to make their Greystones outlet permanent

Situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, you can check out Tall Boy Toasties goodies right here and follow them on Ye Olde Facebook right here and Instagram here. Tell ’em GG sent you, and get no discount whatsoever on your first order.

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.

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.Order 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! There’s also the little matter of two dry-aged rib steaks (10oz each) with four sides, delivered straight to your kitchen table for just €40. You can order online here, or give them a call on 012871218.

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. 

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/codling-wind-park-is-hiring/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 Tasty Meal Deal, with for only €24. 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 hereone large pizza, one sumptuous side of your choice, and one chicken combo 
Nice
. Oh, and don’t forget the in-car collection option.

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.

Thurs 29th July

https://www.lanuayoga.ie/Day: 20°Hi RealFeel® 20° RealFeel Shade™ 18° Mostly cloudy with a shower in the area
Night: 12°Lo RealFeel® 10° Partly cloudy
Tides: high 3.31am 3.47m high 4.15pm 3.09ms
Sunrise 5.38am Sunset 9.22pm Daylight 15hrs 44mins

The Greystones Garda Chatting Bench was back on the seafront opposite St David’s last week, for those who feel like talking. Or grassing. Still waiting to hear about this week.

Happening every Thursday at 7pm and every Saturday at 9am, Yoga In The Park does exactly what it says on the yin. Lá Nua Yoga are in Burnaby Park, twice a week, helping you appreciate the great outdoors and that magnificent inner space. And that first session is half-price, at just €5. Details here, or email Jean on lanuayoga@gmail.com.

Aoife King has her Greystones Pilates Studios summer timetable up and running, covering Monday [8am Pilates A.M (online); 6.30pm Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 7.30pm Low Flex (online)], Tuesday [9.30am Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 10.30am Individual Studio Training], Wednesday [9.30am Individual Studio Training; 10.45am Low Flex online; 7pm Strong Classical Mat], Thursday [7pm Online Mat Intermediate], Friday [8am Pilates A.M. (online)] and Saturday [9.30am Low Flex (online); 10.30am Online Mat]. Full details here.

Along with his summer camps, football birthday parties and after-school programmes, Modern Legacy’s Emeka is introducing a weekly elite training session for football-crazy boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 12. Taking place on Mondays from 3pm to 4pm (for 5-6yrs) and 4pm to 5pm (for 7-8yrs) at St Anthony’s in Kilcoole; Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm (5-6yrs) and 5pm to 6pm (9-12yrs) at Wolfe Tone FC in Bray; Wednesdays 3pm to 4pm (for 5-6yrs) and 4pm to 4.45pm (for 4yrs) in St Anthony’s, and Thursdays 3pm to 4pm (5-6yrs) in St Anthony’s. You can find out more here, and go book a spot right here.

Hard to keep up with all the food trucks pulling into town these days, the latest being Wicklow Wok, which is down at The Boat Yard daily, 12.30pm to 4.30pm for lunch and 4.30pm to 9pm for a la carte din-dins. You can find out more about Wicklow Wok right here.

Hot on their heels is The Waffler, who specialise in bubble waffles, milkshakes and malts, and are sitting pretty just on the harbour side of the railway bridge here. Open from 2pm to 9pm daily, you can follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here. Or, at least, they were open daily. Currently the lads are seeking planning permission to make their Greystones outlet permanent

Triple A have teamed up with Lisa from Active Kids Academy for two six-week fun and fitness Thursday clubs at the Éire Óg grounds. Running from 3.30pm to 4.15pm for age 6-to-9-year-olds and 4.30pm to 5.15pm for 10-to-13-plus, classes are €40 per block, of six which are subsided by Triple A for its members. All abilities and needs are catered for in a non-judgmental and supportive space. Full details here

Open from Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm, Brew With A View is an old ice cream van converted into a café on wheels, with Pure coffee and Bak’d At Arthurs’ cookies and brownies. And the kick is, it’s up on Bray Head, pretty much in the shadow of the cross above. You can check them out on Instagram here and Facebook here, and find them on Google Maps here.

Right, just going to take a breath here. So much feckin’ Greystones news that’s just about fit to print. Making us fit to collapse.

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. More info 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 Alize Fish 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.

Situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, you can check out Tall Boy Toasties goodies right here and follow them on Ye Olde Facebook right here and Instagram here. Tell ’em GG sent you, and get no discount whatsoever on your first order.

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.

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Now that we’re coming back out of lockdown, time to show some love to Greystones businesses again. Always wise to get in touch first, just to find out their hours, click & collect, etc. 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.

Or you could get your podium face on with Greystones Toastmasters, who are hooking up at 8pm on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 8pm on, of course, Zoom. Just don’t forget your fedora

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.

Given our newly-returned freedoms, 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 (Saturday & Sunday during lockdown) available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Saturday & Sunday (available to pre-order online by Thursday). 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. And order 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! There’s also the little matter of two dry-aged rib steaks (10oz each) with four sides, delivered straight to your kitchen table for just €40. You can order online here, or give them a call on 012871218.

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 Tasty Meal Deal, with one large pizza, one sumptuous side of your choice and one chicken combo for only €24. 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. Oh, and don’t forget the in-car collection option.

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

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/love-is-the-jug/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 30th July

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/sole-power/Day: 20°Hi RealFeel® 21° RealFeel Shade™ 18° Times of clouds and sun with a shower in the area
Night: 11°Lo RealFeel® 9° Mainly cloudy with a shower in places
Tides: high 4.19am 3.34m high 5.04pm 3.00m
Sunrise 5.39am Sunset 9.20pm Daylight 15hrs 40mins

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/the-good-life-sunday-treatk/A much-needed breath of fresh produce, the The Good Life Artisan Farmers’ Market has a new home in Fishers of Newtown every Friday, bringing their usual irresistible mix of homemade and handcrafted goodies on offer. Running from 10am to 4.30pm, from May 9th, you can also catch this foodie fair at St Patrick’s National School in Greystones every Sunday, from 12pm to 4.30pm. Call Cathy for further info (including setting up a stall) on 0868758744. Naturally, all Covid-19 measure are being adhered to. 

The Bray Greystones Badminton Club is back up and gunning, happening every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night at 8pm and then Sundays at 4pm over in the Newtown Community Centre. You can join in the fun by calling Mary Ann on 0894132070, and check out their Facebook page here.

Open from Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm, Brew With A View is an old ice cream van converted into a café on wheels, with Pure coffee and Bak’d At Arthurs’ cookies and brownies. And the kick is, it’s up on Bray Head, pretty much in the shadow of the cross above. You can check them out on Instagram here and Facebook here, and find them on Google Maps here.

Tired of the same old takeaways around here? Boom! The bould Robert Hayes has brought his acclaimed BIGFAN eaterie on Aungier Street back to his native Killincarrig with a Bao Meal Box, available for click and collect every Saturday. You just need to get your order in by 3pm today. More info here, and you can order over here.

Aoife King has her Greystones Pilates Studios summer timetable up and running, covering Monday [8am Pilates A.M (online); 6.30pm Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 7.30pm Low Flex (online)], Tuesday [9.30am Classical Mat level 1 PLUS (online); 10.30am Individual Studio Training], Wednesday [9.30am Individual Studio Training; 10.45am Low Flex online; 7pm Strong Classical Mat], Thursday [7pm Online Mat Intermediate], Friday [8am Pilates A.M. (online)] and Saturday [9.30am Low Flex (online); 10.30am Online Mat]. Full details here.

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

Hard to keep up with all the food trucks pulling into town these days, the latest being Wicklow Wok, which is down at The Boat Yard daily, 12.30pm to 4.30pm for lunch and 4.30pm to 9pm for a la carte din-dins. You can find out more about Wicklow Wok right here.

Hot on their heels is The Waffler, who specialise in bubble waffles, milkshakes and malts, and are sitting pretty just on the harbour side of the railway bridge here. Open from 2pm to 9pm daily, you can follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here. Or, at least, they were open daily. Currently the lads are seeking planning permission to make their Greystones outlet permanent

Situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, you can check out Tall Boy Toasties goodies right here and follow them on Ye Olde Facebook right here and Instagram here. Tell ’em GG sent you, and get no discount whatsoever on your first order.

Now that we’re coming back out of lockdown once more, time to show some love to Greystones businesses again. Always wise to get in touch first, just to find out their hours, click & collect, etc. https://www.greystonesguide.ie/tackle-that-midriff-crisis/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.

Given our newly-returned freedoms, 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 (Saturday & Sunday during lockdown) available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Saturday & Sunday (available to pre-order online by Thursday). 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

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! There’s also the little matter of two dry-aged rib steaks (10oz each) with four sides, delivered straight to your kitchen table for just €40. You can order online here, or give them a call on 012871218.

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 Tasty Deal, with one large pizza, one sumptuous side of your choice and one chicken combo for only €24. 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. Oh, and don’t forget the in-car collection option.

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. Nice.

Sat 31st July

Day: 19°Hi RealFeel® 19° RealFeel Shade™ 18° A morning shower in the area; otherwise, cloudy
Night: 11°Lo RealFeel® 10° Partly cloudy
Tides: High 5.12am 3.19m High 5.59pm 2.91m
Sunrise 5.41am Sunset 9.18pm Daylight 15hrs 37mins

Aisling Leonard has been hosting Sound Baths on the South Beach – which will cure just about ailment you might have, real or imagined –  as well as other beauty spots. https://www.greystonesguide.ie/greystones-seafront-in-the-frame/You can find out more here, and book your spot here.

Just up and running, there’s a new Saturday playdate for pugs down just at the Greystones Dog Park. The fun and barks kick off at 2pm, and if your beloved mini-mutt isn’t an actual pug, should they have run face-first into a brick wall lately, they can probably mingle unnoticed. Get in touch with Gráinne on 0872377532 to join the WhatsApp group.

Happening every Thursday at 7pm and every Saturday at 9am, Yoga In The Park does exactly what it says on the yin. Lá Nua Yoga are in Burnaby Park, twice a week, helping you appreciate the great outdoors and that magnificent inner space. And that first session is half-price, at just €5. Details here, or email Jean on lanuayoga@gmail.com.

This week’s cooking demo at Ciara’s Kitchen is all about Healthy Mediterranean – just in time for the glorious summer we’re finally having. Running from 5pm to 6pm, Ms Fennessy will guide you through making your neighbours faint. BOOM!

https://ciaraskitchen.ie/Hard to keep up with all the food trucks pulling into town these days, the latest being Wicklow Wok, which is down at The Boat Yard daily, 12.30pm to 4.30pm for lunch and 4.30pm to 9pm for a la carte din-dins. You can find out more about Wicklow Wok right here.

https://www.greystonesguide.ie/like-a-swanky-delgany-home-for-e20/Hot on their heels is The Waffler, who specialise in bubble waffles, milkshakes and malts, and are sitting pretty just on the harbour side of the railway bridge here. Open from 2pm to 9pm daily, you can follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here. Or, at least, they were open daily. Currently the lads are seeking planning permission to make their Greystones outlet permanent

BOOM! And another groovy new eaterie hits this foodie town of ours! Having just opened, Shoe Lane Coffee are sitting pretty in Waverly House today (just across from The Happy Pear), ready to bring Greystones one more cup of coffee for the road. And a few treats, of course. Open from 8am to 5pm daily, seven days a week, you can find out more on the Shoe Lane website right about here.

Open from Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm, Brew With A View is an old ice cream van converted into a café on wheels, with Pure coffee and Bak’d At Arthurs’ cookies and brownies. And the kick is, it’s up on Bray Head, pretty much in the shadow of the cross above. You can check them out on Instagram here and Facebook here, and find them on Google Maps here.

Situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm, you can check out Tall Boy Toasties goodies right here and follow them on Ye Olde Facebook right here and Instagram here. Tell ’em GG sent you, and get no discount whatsoever on your first order.

Having also set up their stall in the Greystones train station carpark was Sustainable Seafood Ireland, who have sadly put their visits on pause, as they search for a permanent premises 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.

Now that we’re coming back out of lockdown, time to show some love to Greystones businesses again. Always wise to get in touch first, just to find out their hours, click & collect, etc. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

Having gone click & collect for a while, the North Wicklow Country Market is back at the Newcastle community centre, running every Saturday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. You can -pre-order your homebaked goodies from this long-running market (started in 1970!) by calling 0868034237. Further info from the bould Jackie on 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.

Given our newly-returned freedom, you might want to get yourself out into the wilds of Wicklow for some fresh air. From the comfort of your own chair. We havetons 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 (Saturday & Sunday during lockdown) available for click and collect along with freshly-baked sourdough bread from Saturday & Sunday (available to pre-order online by Thursday). 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! There’s also the little matter of two dry-aged rib steaks (10oz each) with four sides, delivered straight to your kitchen table for just €40. You can order online here, or give them a call on 012871218.

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. 

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

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 Tasty Meal Deal, with one large pizza, one sumptuous side of your choice and one chicken combo for only €24. 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. Oh, and don’t forget the in-car collection option.

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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