Five-Year National Climate Initiative Launched
April 7, 2021
Motion To Abolish Strategic Housing Development
April 8, 2021
Show all

Your Greystones Week


Some of GG’s more astute readers may have noticed already, but, we’re back in lockdown, people…  

So we can hopefully kick Covid-19’s ass, self-isolation is once again the soup of the day – and that means our usually jam-packed Greystones calendar is looking very different today.

And with the restrictions now limiting us all to keeping within our own counties, 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.

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.

So, 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

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…

Saturday 10th April

Day: 8°Hi RealFeel® 9° RealFeel Shade™ 5° Chilly with intervals of clouds and sunshine; a brief afternoon sprinkle
Night: -1°Lo RealFeel® -4° Partly cloudy and cold with a passing shower; there will be a freeze
Tides: 4.02am 3.31m 4.46pm 3.25m
Sunrise 6.53am Sunset 8.02pm Daylight 13hrs 08mins

Another food truck has set up camp in sunny Greystones, Tall Boy Toasties now situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. You can check out their 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.

The other food truck is Sustainable Seafood Ireland, also setting up their stalls in the Greystones train station carpark, every Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30am till 3pm, with plans afoot to extend to The Boat Yard soon, followed by a permanent home here (reckon Three Q’s would be a good fit). You can catch their Salty Buoy food truck Mondays from 4pm to 7pm.

Ciara’s Kitchen is back for 2021 with another weekly dose of yummy online cooking demos. The sold out Easter Camp is this week but on the 10th, from 4pm to 5pm, it’s all about going Italian. YOOM!

Over in Newcastle, there’s a beach clean-up from 11am. Details right about here.

And another! Open Thursday to Sunday 3pm to 8pm at The Horse & Hound, Pok! ramen pride themselves on a simple concept – fresh, locally-sourced ingredients makes for a healthy and nutritious takeaway. So, if you like your noodles all hot and steamy, swing by. You can pre-order on 0894581667, and go follow them on Instagram here and Facebook 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.

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

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. 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.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, 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. 

Then again, you could grab yourself a €35 Meal Deal for 2 at Sweeney’s and find yourself being gifted a rather fine bottle of Prosecco, absolutely free and for nothing. Effective for the entire Valentine’s weekend, 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

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 Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. 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.

Sunday 11th April

Day: 7°Hi RealFeel® 8° RealFeel Shade™ 5° Partly sunny and chilly with a passing sprinkle
Night: 0°Lo RealFeel® -1° Cloudy and cold
Tides 12.16am 3.23m 12.19pm 3.41m
Sunrise 6.35am Sunset 8.14pm Daylight 13hrs 41mins

Goddang! Another food truck has set up camp in sunny Greystones! This time it’s Tall Boy Toasties, situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby, and alongside Sustainable Seafood) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. You can check out their 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.

And another! Open Thursday to Sunday 3pm to 8pm at The Horse & Hound, Pok! ramen pride themselves on a simple concept – fresh, locally-sourced ingredients makes for a healthy and nutritious takeaway. So, if you like your noodles all hot and steamy, swing by. You can pre-order on 0894581667, and go follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here.

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.

Actually taking a break today, The Sustainable Seafood Ireland gang normally up stall in the Greystones train station carpark every Saturday and Sunday, from 10.30am till 3pm, with plans afoot to extend to The Boat Yard soon, followed by a permanent home here (reckon Three Q’s would be a good fit). 

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. 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.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, 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. Check it out here

We’ve already mentioned that we have a pretty much full list of local takeaways to choose from right here, right? Well, given that we’re spoilt for eateries in this town, go vote for your favourite restaurant or cafe right about here. They need your love too.

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 Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. 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.

Monday 12th April

Day: 10°Hi RealFeel® 8° RealFeel Shade™ 8° Cloudy with occasional rain and drizzle in the afternoon
Night: 2°Lo RealFeel® -5° Mostly cloudy with a passing shower
Tides: 6.24am 3.02m 7.28pm 2.94m
Sunrise 6.49am Sunset 8.05pmpm Daylight 13hrs 16mins

Starting today, composer Robert Coleman is hosting a 5-week Sound Art workshop for budding young Brian Wilsons and Jenny Hvals, running every Monday online at 6pm. Aimed at ages 11 to 13, the course is open to Wicklow and South Dublin areas, and costs just €25 for the whole shebang-crash-wallop. To take a journey into your own creativity, baby, you can sign up today by emailing info@musicgenerationsouthdublin.ie, and keep up with the latest Music Generation courses on Facebook here.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, 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.

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.

For those who’d like to play badminton with The Castle Inn nearby, Craig Holmes is hosting get-togethers Tuesdays, 8pm t0 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…

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 Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. 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.

Tuesday 13th April

Day: 10°Hi RealFeel® 13° RealFeel Shade™ 8° Some sun, then turning cloudy with a couple of showers, then a steadier rain
Night: 3°Lo RealFeel® 3° Mainly clear
Tides: 1.01am 3.22m 1.12pm 3.36m
Sunrise 6.30am Sunset 8.20pm Daylight 13hrs 49mins

Aimed at kids born in 2014, 2015 or 2016, the Éire Óg Greystones Nursery returns in May – and you gotta register by April 13th. Which is today. Details right about 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.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are here.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, 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.

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 AquariumAlso, the whole family can also go birdwatching through your window with this handy chart.

Goddang! Another food truck has set up camp in sunny Greystones! This time it’s Tall Boy Toasties, situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. You can check out their 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.

For those who’d like to play badminton with The Castle Inn nearby, Craig Holmes is hosting get-togethers Tuesdays, 8pm t0 9pm, over at the Newcastle Community Centre. If you’re interested, give the man himself a holler over on 08640401125 or email craighomles014@gmail.com.  

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

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 Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. 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!

Wednesday 14th April

Day: 11°Hi RealFeel® 10° RealFeel Shade™ 9° Mostly cloudy with a passing shower in the afternoon
Night: 4°Lo RealFeel® 3° Partly cloudy
Tides: 1.25am 3.24 1.43pm 3.32m
Sunrise 6.28am Sunset 8.21pm Daylight 13hrs 53mins

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. Full-ish list of contact details, social media links, etc, over here. Your takeaways are 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.

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.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, 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.

Another food truck has set up camp in sunny Greystones, Tall Boy Toasties now situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. You can check out their 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. 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 Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. 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.

Thursday 15th April

Day: 13°Hi RealFeel® 10° RealFeel Shade™ 10° Cloudy
Night: 5°Lo RealFeel® 0° Cloudy with a shower in places late
Tides: 1.55am 3.24m 2.17pm 3.27m
Sunrise 6.26am Sunset 8.23pm Daylight 13hrs 57mins

Gotta eat ’em all! Open Thursday to Sunday 3pm to 8pm at The Horse & Hound, Pok! ramen pride themselves on a simple concept – fresh, locally-sourced ingredients makes for a healthy and nutritious takeaway. So, if you like your noodles all hot and steamy, swing by. You can pre-order on 0894581667, and go follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here.

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.

Another food truck has set up camp in sunny Greystones, Tall Boy Toasties now situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. You can check out their 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.

Click The Pic

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. 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. Email greystonestoastmasters@gmail.com to sign up. And 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.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, 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

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 Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. 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.

For the month of February, Green Mango have €5 off orders of €25 or more and €10 off orders of €50 or more every Sunday to Thursday. Just use the promo code SAVE10 at checkout.

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.

Friday 16th April

Day: 13°Hi RealFeel® 12° RealFeel Shade™ 12° Cloudy with a touch of rain
Night: 6°Lo RealFeel® 4° Partly cloudy
Tides: 2.29am 3.22m 2.56pm 3.19m
Sunrise 6.23am Sunset 8.25pm Daylight 14hrs 01mins

A much-needed breath of fresh air, the The Good Life Artisan Farmers’ Market has a new home in Fishers of Newtown, bringing their usual irresistible mix of homemade and handcrafted goodies on offer. Running from 9am to 3.30pm, you can call Cathy for further info (including setting up a stall) on 0868758744. Naturally, all Covid-19 measure are being adhered to. 

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.

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.

Another food truck has set up camp in sunny Greystones, Tall Boy Toasties now situated at the train station car park (opposite The Burnaby) from Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. You can check out their 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.

Gotta eat ’em all! Open Thursday to Sunday 3pm to 8pm at The Horse & Hound, Pok! ramen pride themselves on a simple concept – fresh, locally-sourced ingredients makes for a healthy and nutritious takeaway. So, if you like your noodles all hot and steamy, swing by. You can pre-order on 0894581667, and go follow them on Instagram here and Facebook here.

We have an ever-changing round-up of lockdown hours and click & collect options for Greystones businesses right here. Always get in touch first, just in case they’ve changed again. 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.

Now that we’re back in lockdown mode, 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 Mega Deal, with one large pizza, one garlic bread, one portion of wedges and cookies for only €23.99. 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.

Whatever you get up to, play it safe, and you’ll have even more fun, my son…

Comments are closed.