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

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

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

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

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

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

And don’t forget our front-page Events calendar, with a day-by-day, hour-by-hour guide to what’s going on around here.

Just, you know, get out there, and join hands with the living. Computer love – even in 3D – can never reach the heights, or the depths, of the real thing 

Thursday 5th Dec

The very mighty – and highly surreal – Scottish comedian Phil Kay is back in town, co-headlining yet another free Hardy Har Club night alongside the very bould, very clever Deirdre O’Kane.

Kay should be a much, much bigger star than he is. So, you know, be thankful you can still catch such a ball of energy in such a small, highly-charged, free-of-charge space

Having sold out well in advance, the Greystones Players6th production down at The Whale is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ old chestnut A Christmas Carol. Running from today until Sunday, you can join the cancellation list for this sold out show right about here. You can also find out more about The Greystones Players here, or email them directly on greystonesplayers@gmail.com.

Today is also the day of the Delgany Thursday Club’s Christmas Dinner, happening over in the sunny Parkview Hotel at 12.45pm. You can join these dear old fogeys, but only if you have €25 in your pocket. And a cracker in the other. Contact the one agus only John Hutchings on hutchingsijn@eircom.net or 0863566527.

Yvonne and Anne have brought their pre-loved consignment designer store The Wardrobe to Greystones for Christmas, sitting pretty in their pop-up in Leo Ireton’s 100-year-old shop beside Nature’s Gold. Open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, you can find out more about The Wardrobe on their Facebook page here and Instagram here, or you can get in touch on 0892345415 or info@thewardrobekilkenny.ie.

Those groovy Yoga Nest girls Casey and Aisling have their 3.30pm to 4.20pm Kids Yoga courses, with 7- to 11-year-olds on Mondays and kids aged 3.5- to – 6-years-old on Thursdays. Designed to fit in with the school timetable, this is a chance for you child to feel the benefits of, you know, being calm. And centred. And happy. You can find out more by emailing info@yoganest.ie, or simply book your spot here.

Happening from 3pm to 5pm every first and third Thursday down at Shoreline, the Greystones Parkinson’s Social Club is a chance to hang out, have some tea & coffee, and a chat, whilst also getting support and advice. You can find out more by contacting Eva White on 012819578.

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

There’s a Conversational French Group gathering every Thursday morning, 11am, at the Greystones Library, and you can be a part of it – once you have Intermediate French. Call John on 012875981 for further details.

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

When Thursday comes around, it’s bowls out down at Kilian House for the Greystones Active Retirement Club, kicking off at 2.30pm, and the Women’s Guild will be having their afternoon crafters hook-up in St Patrick’s, from 2.15pm to 4.45pm. Any interested parties should contact Mary on 0863658878.

For the young ‘uns, over at Greystones Family Resource, their Adventure Youth Club for boys and girls between 12 and 14 kicks off every Thursday at 5.30pm.

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

If you’re still feeling a little peckish, and economical, Buoys Kitchen have introduced an Early Bird Menu on Thursday and Fridays, 5pm to 7pm, where you can grab a fine 2-course meal for €20 or a 3-course meal for just €23. Nice!

At Enso, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Check out other groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

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

Put a beep in your leap with Boogie Bounce Greystones, at the Greystones Lawn Tennis Club at 7pm – where you can let in some fitness and fun, and let out some stress, on a mini-trampoline. Boom! There’s also Strength & Tone, which kicks off at 8pm, with Paul and the gang are back there on Mondays, same time. Don’t forget to ask about their Little Black Dress Challenge. Or their private parties.

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

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

If you’re still feeling a little peckish, and economical, early in the evening, Buoys Kitchen have introduced an Early Bird Menu on Thursday and Fridays, 5pm to 7pm, where you can grab a fine 2-course meal for €20 or a 3-course meal for just €23. Nice!

Later, Chakra – being smart cookies – are continuing their new pre-theatre menu, where you can get award-winning Indian nosh for less.

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

Friday 6th Dec

Expecting to help 150 families this Christmas, volunteers will be at Daly’s SuperValu and Tesco today and tomorrow, whilst their annual church collection for the local St Vincent de Paul conference will be at the Holy Rosary and St Killian’s in Blacklion on the 7th and 8th. There are 11 St Vincent de Paul members in Greystones, and throughout the year, they meet on a weekly basis to deal with requests for help. You can find out more about that Greystones conference by contacting Paul on 018550022.

The Enniskerry Christmas Market & Exhibition gets underway today at the Schoolhouse For Art, who have not only brought together some of the finest crafters and artists we have but also a great big all-weather, all-encompassing tent. Smart! Runs today from 4.30pm to 8.30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm.

Happening on the first Friday of every month, from 6.30pm to 8pm, the Greystones Lawn Tennis Club are hosting monthly pizza nights for their young guns. Designed to be ‘a fun sociable evening for our teenage members to enjoy some tennis, pizza and chat in their club‘, there will be matches alongside the yummy grub and fizzy drinks. All for a fiver. Contact Kathy on admin@greystonesltc.com for further details.

Over at Green Mango, any online orders €30 or over today come with a €5 discount when you use the code TOYSHOW. Boom!

Yvonne and Anne have brought their pre-loved consignment designer store The Wardrobe to Greystones for Christmas, sitting pretty in their pop-up in Leo Ireton’s 100-year-old shop beside Nature’s Gold. Open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, you can find out more about The Wardrobe on their Facebook page here and Instagram here, or you can get in touch on 0892345415 or info@thewardrobekilkenny.ie.

Tonight is the second outing for the Greystones Players6th sold-out production down at The Whale – an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ old chestnut A Christmas Carol. Running until Sunday, you can join the cancellation list for this sold out show right about here. You can also find out more about The Greystones Players here, or email them directly on greystonesplayers@gmail.com.

Husband and wife team Darryn and Elaine Scott will be combining their talents for a new kind of singing class for kids, incorporating wellbeing as much as sounding good. Running for 10 weeks, you can find out more by emailing scottmusicperformance@gmail.com.

Every Friday morning, the mighty Greystones Alzheimers Friends take a trip down Musical Memories lane in St Patrick’s Parish Hall, from 11.30am to 1pm, all those hits from the ’50s and ’60s being blasted for a singalong, whilst over at The Whale, the box-office is open from 11am to noon – for those of you who like that one-on-one experience when booking your cultural kicks

Artzone are at St Laurence’s today, with classes for Jnr & Snr Infants (1.30pm-2.30pm), 1st & 2nd Class (2.30pm-3.30pm) and 3rd to 6th Class (2.30pm-3.30pm). You can also catch the gang at Shoreline every Wednesday, plus Enniskerry on Thursdays, and Kilmacanogue – for juniors and seniors – on Fridays.

The Greystones Family Resource gang are running pilates classes twice a week – Mondays in Kilcoole, and Fridaysit’s Greystones, 10.30am to 11.30am at the Dr Ryan Community Centre in Kenmare. Only €6 a pop,places are limited, so, book your spot by calling the resource centre on 012557528.

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

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

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

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

On Fridays at Shoreline, from 7pm to 9pm, you can also sign up with the Greystones Swimming Club, which, yowsa, was first founded in 1924. So, they should know what they’re doing by now.

If you’re feeling a little peckish but also highly economical, Buoys Kitchen have introduced an Early Bird Menu on Thursday and Fridays, 5pm to 7pm, where you can grab a fine 2-course meal for €20 or a 3-course meal for just €23. Nice!

At Enso, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Check out other groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

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

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

Happening for three Fridays – December 6th to 20th – over at Blacklion Church, the bould Bible-bashing, guitar-strumming Rachel Kerrigan will be leading a candlelit service of music and chant from 8pm. Which is good for the soul. And the ears. And a nap.

And once you’ve had your fill of pious pop, you can hop over to Bear Paw on Theatre Lane, where, every Friday and Saturday, from 5.30pm to 10pm, the much-loved deli will magically transform into a wine bar. Hurrah! Bookings – for six or more – on 012016006.

To make sure your Friday night is a-rockin’, Steve Belton brings his Mojo Sessions to Dann’s, whilst upstairs at The Hot Spot, it’s the groovy Luka Bloom. Over at Pluck’s, the Garden Of Ireland Vintage Car Club are having their Christmas Party. Vroom!

Saturday 7th Dec

It’s the second outings for this year’s great big Boat Yard Christmas Market, down by the harbour, running every weekend until Christmas Day, and boasting over 40 stalls, and a fine Santa, sitting pretty in his grotto on the Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm, with his little elves by his side. The market itself runs from 11am to 5pm

Taking place up at Temple Carrig School, from 11am to 3pm, the St Patrick’s Greystones Christmas Fair boasts a kids’ Gamezone, face painting and glitter tattoos, toys, books, crafts, refreshments, preserves, a raffle and the HX Brass Band. You can email sdkeating@outlook.com for further details.

Running from 11am to 6pm today and tomorrow, the Luisne Christmas Flea & Craft Market over in Kilcoole will be jampacked with homemade gifts and homemade goodies, with the local Coláiste Chraobh Abhann TY students also setting up their stalls, and The Man In Red swinging by too. Noice.

Talking of Luisne, Dr Diarmuid O’Murchu is in the house for second of three Advent: The Season Of Parables talks, running weekly from 2pm to 5pm until December 14th

The Kilcoole Old Folks’ Christmas Dinner is also happening today, this free Yuletide nosh-up is organised largely by the Kilcoole Women’s Group. The fun & the food kick off at 3.30pm in The Mill Room in Byrne’s pub. Call Ann on 0861542378 or Dermot on 0868111608 to book a spot at the table. 

And if you feel like getting the hell out of this crappy little town for your Christmas bargains, the Wicklow Christmas Market is running every Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 6pm, until December 15th, in the rather magical settings of the town’s Abbey Grounds. Santa, llamas, miniature train rides and stalls galore, of course…

Also, the Enniskerry Christmas Market & Exhibition continues today at the Schoolhouse For Art, who have not only brought together some of the finest crafters and artists we have but also a great big all-weather, all-encompassing tent. Smart! Runs today and tomorrow from 12pm to 5pm.

Expecting to help 150 families this Christmas, volunteers will be at Daly’s SuperValu and Tesco on today, whilst their annual church collection for the local St Vincent de Paul conference will be at the Holy Rosary and St Killian’s in Blacklion today and tomorrow. There are 11 St Vincent de Paul members in Greystones, and throughout the year, they meet on a weekly basis to deal with requests for help. You can find out more about that Greystones conference by contacting Paul on 018550022.

Tonight is the third outing for the Greystones Players6th sold-out production down at The Whale – an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ old chestnut A Christmas Carol. Running until Sunday, you can join the cancellation list for this sold out show right about here. You can also find out more about The Greystones Players here, or email them directly on greystonesplayers@gmail.com.

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

Yvonne and Anne have brought their pre-loved consignment designer store The Wardrobe to Greystones for Christmas, sitting pretty in their pop-up in Leo Ireton’s 100-year-old shop beside Nature’s Gold. Open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, you can find out more about The Wardrobe on their Facebook page here and Instagram here, or you can get in touch on 0892345415 or info@thewardrobekilkenny.ie.

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

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

In the morning, there’s the weekly Newcastle Market in the morning and the German Conversation Club at the library at 11am, along with Yoga For Additional Needs Children at SoBe. Not sure why we lumped those three together, to be honest.

For kids who aren’t afraid of a little sunshine and sawdust, the groovy Squirrel’s Scramble are back open for the summer at Kilruddery. Go wild in the country, but, you know, with smart supervision. Open from 10am to 6pm every weekend, bank holiday and school break. Do it.

There’s also fun aplenty to be had down at Greystones Harbour every Saturday and Sunday, when Greystones Bouncy Castles set up their impressive array of inflatable houses of fun. Running from noon until 7pm behind The Beach House, baby.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

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

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

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

And once you’ve had your fill of another fine day, you can hop over to Bear Paw on Theatre Lane, where, every Friday and Saturday, from 5.30pm to 10pm, the much-loved deli will magically transform into a fancy-pants evening restaurant. Hurrah! Bookings – for six or more – on 0867756219.

At Enso, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Check out other groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

Making sure that your joints are rockin’ on a Saturday night, it’s Stefani & Paddy Doyle at Lee’s, The Banned at The Beach House and Karl Ivers is over in Pluck’s.

Sunday 8th Dec

Expecting to help 150 families this Christmas, St Vincent de Paul volunteers have their annual church collection for the local St Vincent de Paul conference at the Holy Rosary and St Killian’s in Blacklion today. There are 11 St Vincent de Paul members in Greystones, and throughout the year, they meet on a weekly basis to deal with requests for help. You can find out more about that Greystones conference by contacting Paul on 018550022.

It’s the second day of this year’s great big Boat Yard Christmas Market, down by the harbour, running every weekend until Christmas Day, and boasting over 40 stalls, that fine Santa sitting pretty in his grotto on the Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm, with his little elves by his side. The market itself runs from 11am to 5pm

Running from 11am to 6pm today, the Luisne Christmas Flea & Craft Market over in Kilcoole will be jampacked with homemade gifts and homemade goodies, with the local Coláiste Chraobh Abhann TY students also setting up their stalls, and The Man In Red swinging by too. Noice.

If you feel like getting the hell out of this crappy little town for your Christmas bargains, the Wicklow Christmas Market is running every Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 6pm, until December 15th, in the rather magical settings of the town’s Abbey Grounds. Santa, llamas, miniature train rides and stalls galore, of course…

Also, the Enniskerry Christmas Market & Exhibition continues today, from 12pm to 5pm, at the Schoolhouse For Art, who have not only brought together some of the finest crafters and artists we have but also a great big all-weather, all-encompassing tent. Smart! 

Elsewhere, you can get your dodgy bargains on tarmac at the Enniskerry Church Hall Craft Fair, from 10am to 6pm, or the Ballywaltrim Car Boot Sale, from 9am to 2pm in sunny Bray but only if you feel like venturing beyond city limits.

From 10am to 4pm today over at Lamb Design on Cherry Lane, Emma and Christina are having a little Christmas party, with 10% off, and free bubbly and nibbles, as you check out some of the finest interior design around. Nice.

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

The Éire Óg Greystones Christmas raffle is back! Tickets are just €5 per book, with great prizes, and a social gathering each Sunday at the Carraig, Killincarrig, for the weekly Turkey & Ham draw, 9.30pm. Main draw will be Saturday, 21st December at 9.30pm with some festive cheer and super prizes including €1,000 and a stay in Powerscourt Hotel. You can grab your tickets down at the Éire Óg HQ (down by Aldi), or find out more on Facebook here, or by emailing markbarryeireog@gmail.com.

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

For kids who aren’t afraid of a little sunshine and sawdust, the groovy Squirrel’s Scramble are back open for the summer at Kilruddery. Go wild in the country, but, you know, with smart supervision. Open from 10am to 6pm every weekend, bank holiday and school break. Do it.

There’s fun aplenty to be had down at Greystones Harbour today, when Greystones Bouncy Castles set up their impressive array of inflatable houses of fun. Running from noon until 7pm behind The Beach House, baby.

If you’ve got the munchies this morning, the bould Daata have their Sunday brunch specials running from 11am to 2.30pm. Just what the tummy doctor ordered.

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

For the sporty types, there’s the Bray Greystones Badminton Club, meeting at BIFE at 3pm (for juniors) and 4pm [plus, Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 8.30pm], and for budding young thespians between 14 and 18, there’s the Making Waves Youth Theatre gang, gathering every Sunday from 2.15pm to 4.15pm at Greystones Studios. When they get back from their summer break.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

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

Worth noting too that Cottage Flowers are now open every Sunday, from 11am to 4pm, for those looking for a little love gesture. Or forgiveness.

There’s also Sherron’s 5Rhythms Dance Meditation, which bounces up somewhere new and exciting just about every other Sunday. And beyond. So, check with the lady herself right on 5rhythmsgreystones@gmail.com

At Enso, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Check out other groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

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

Also in the evening, if you’ve got the curlers out of your hair, there’s Bingo at the Little Flower Hall beside the Holy Redeemer in Bray, the marker-sniffing action kicking off at 8pm.

Monday 9th Dec

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

Yvonne and Anne have brought their pre-loved consignment designer store The Wardrobe to Greystones for Christmas, sitting pretty in their pop-up in Leo Ireton’s 100-year-old shop beside Nature’s Gold. Open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, you can find out more about The Wardrobe on their Facebook page here and Instagram here, or you can get in touch on 0892345415 or info@thewardrobekilkenny.ie.

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

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

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

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

Mondays are busy over at Kilian House for the Greystones Active Retirement Club, with bowls at 10.30am and Keep Fit at 1pm, whilst in the middle, there’s Aqua Aerobics down at Shoreline, from 12pm to 1pm. Boom!

Also happening this morning, Greystones Family Resource Centre have pilates taking place from 10am to 11pm and 11.15am to 12.15pm at the Kilcoole Community Centre, and it’s only €6 a popPlaces are on 012557528. You can also grab a spot every Friday, at the Dr Ryan Community Centre, in Kenmare, 10.30am to 11.30am.

Running from 10am to 1pm, the Greystones Art Groups weekly get-together at SoBe is a chance to express yourself, baby. Whilst joining one of Ireland’s oldest art groups, this particular batch of art lovers having first come together way back in 1965. Be the holy!

Monday mornings, from 9am to noon, Me & The Moon are hosting Parent & Toddler art workshops, perfect for a little me time. For both parent and toddler.

For those who like a little fun whilst keeping fit, Boogie Bounce Greystones is at the Greystones Lawn Tennis Club this evening at 7pm, so you can let in some fitness and fun, and let out some stress, on a mini-trampoline. Boom! You’ll also find Paul & co same time, same place, on Thursdays.

Oh, and if this language is still a little double-dutch to you, take some Free English Classes over in Kilcoole.

Talking of Kilcoole, the local Gardaí are at Kilcoole’s Community Centre, every Monday from 6pm to 8pm, to answer all your legal and civic queries. Or just to have a cup of tea and gossip about those dreadful neighbours with the two neglected, yapping dogs.

For those who’d like to play badminton with The Castle Inn nearby, Craig Holmes is trialing Mondays, 7pm to 9pm, over at the Newcastle Community Centre. If you’re interested, give the man a holler on 0864041125 or craigholmes014@gmail.com.

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

At Enso, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Check out other groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

Ooh, and don’t forget, Free tin whistle lessons every Monday evening in The Harbour Bar, running from 7.30pm to 8pm for complete beginners, 8pm to 8.30pm for beginners, and 8.30pm to 9pm for intermediate. SWEET!

And if you still need another Bingo Fix after Sunday night’s outing, St Patrick’s Hall in Kilcoole is de place to be tonight, from 8pm. BONGO!

Tuesday 10th Dec

Raising money for their groovy new youth centre on Trafalgar Road, those crazy Christian cats at Coolnagreina host their monthly fundraising Coffee Morning today, from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

The Wicklow branch of BirdWatch Ireland have their monthly talk at The Glenview Hotel every second Tuesday, and it’s where, well, birds of a feather can get together. And talk turkey. And finch. And tern, tern, tern. Tonight, it’s the editor of Wings Magazine, Coilin MacLochlainn, with a talk entitled entitled The Avonmore River Valley: A Black Forest for Ireland?. Coilin will be exploring the possibility of linking up all of the existing semi-natural woodlands in the Avonmore valley, from Luggala south to Shelton Abbey and Arklow itself, thus creating a great natural forest, one capable of supporting all of our woodland species.

Yvonne and Anne have brought their pre-loved consignment designer store The Wardrobe to Greystones for Christmas, sitting pretty in their pop-up in Leo Ireton’s 100-year-old shop beside Nature’s Gold. Open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, you can find out more about The Wardrobe on their Facebook page here and Instagram here, or you can get in touch on 0892345415 or info@thewardrobekilkenny.ie.

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

Running every Tuesday at St Patrick’s Recreation Centre, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, you can get yourself centred with a little Tai Chi and Qi Gong, courtesy of the groovy Laurence Reddin. Alternatively, you can jump on board Saturday mornings, 8.45am to 9.45am, from the 28th, or Mondays, at BIFE, 7pm to 8.30pm. You can book your spot by contacting this Jade Sun son on 0851466981 or laurencereddin@hotmail.com.

In the afternoon, those elderly skallywags at the Greystones Active Retirement Club are playing bowls weekly at 2.30pm. Bring your own mixer. And spare teeth.

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

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

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

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

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

At Enso, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Check out other groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

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

Late in the evening, you can get your diddley-aye fix with the long-running Tuesday night Trad session in Dann’s. Noice!

Wednesday 11th Dec

Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month, the Kilcoole Women’s Group does exactly what it says on the biscuit tin. They’re a bunch of women. And they’ve formed a group. In Kilcoole. If that sounds like your idea of fun, the meeting place is the Kilcoole Parish Hall, from noon to 2pm.

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

Starting the day right, for the lads, there’s The Men’s Shed twice-weekly meeting at 10am (returning Friday, at the same time).

Yvonne and Anne have brought their pre-loved consignment designer store The Wardrobe to Greystones for Christmas, sitting pretty in their pop-up in Leo Ireton’s 100-year-old shop beside Nature’s Gold. Open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm and Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, you can find out more about The Wardrobe on their Facebook page here and Instagram here, or you can get in touch on 0892345415 or info@thewardrobekilkenny.ie.

For the kids, along with the weekly Children’s Storytime at the Greystones Library, from 10.30am, there’s Me & The Moon and their art workshops in the Kilian Family Centre – from 3.30pm to 4.30pm for 4- to 7-year-olds, and 4.30pm to 5.30pm for 8- to 12-year-olds.

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

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

Talking of Kilcoole, over at Luisne there’s a weekly Sacred Dance, from 8pm to 9.30pm, with ringleader Barbara Perry introducing people to the joy of circle dancing. Just €12, you can book your spot by calling Barbara on 0871343907.

Those groovy Artzone cats have their weekly art classes for kids down at Shoreline today, and the age groups are 5-7 years (3pm-4pm) and 8-12 years (4.10pm-5.10pm). You can also catch them at St Laurence’s on Fridays, plus Enniskerry on Thursdays, and Kilmacanogue – for juniors and seniors – on Fridays.

Open from 10am to 8.30pm, FourFront Games on Hillside Road have not one but two groovy Escape Rooms for you to take onThe Hillside Haunting and The Interrogation Room. All put together by the sick minds of Mary-Kate, David, Ciara & Colm

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

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

At Enso, between 6.30pm and 8.30pm, it’s Buy One Pizza, Get Another Pizza Free! Every single day. Which is a pretty darn sweet deal. Especially if you’re alone, and a greedy feck. Check out other groovy meal deals at Greystones’ new pizzeria.

The beautiful Evan Furlong has her Chinese Studies For Children running at NWETSS in Bray, from 4pm to 6pm – wise move, given that, thanks to Trump, China will rule us all by 2025…

For the older generation struggling to remember English, the Greystones Active Retirement Association meets every Wednesday evening, at 8pm, in the Kilian Family Centre. Bring mixers. And a blanket.

Frances Browner is the brains behind a new Greystones writing group, Scriobh Arís, meeting at 7.30pm every Wednesday – bar the last of each month – in the Greystones Cancer Support HQ on La Touche Place. On those last Wednesdays, at the same time, you’ll find the gang in Mrs Robinson’s, for Poets Parlour, an open mic night for soft souls and raging hearts. And mid-week drinkers, of course. Rhyme, sodomy and the lash, anyone…?

Suitable for kids aged 7 upwards, Coderdojo Greystones offer free computer classes and workshops, tonight, 7.15pm in St Kevin’s. Given that it’s free, booking is essential, baby.

Kids between the ages of 12 and 18 with the performing bug might like to get along to Mr Sands Youth Theatre, which meets every Wednesday, 6.30pm to 9pm, at St Patrick’s National School, Vevay Road. It’s an open door policy, so, hey, check it out!

For those into flexing their brains, the Greystones Bridge Club meet every Wednesday evening down at their Victoria Road HQ, whilst the notorious Greystones Active Retirement Gang play whist from 8pm over at Kilian House Family Centre.

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

There’s a weekly pop-up yoga class over at the Newcastle Community Centre. Just €3 for the introductory classes, with the fun starting at 6.30pm. You can email newcastlecommunity.centre.ww@gmail.com for further details.

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

Gotta love the long-running Wednesday night treat over at The Beach House, where Mike Morrissey is your sheriff for Quiz & Bingo Night! Just €2 a card, kids, and the fun kicks off at 10pm.

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

And don’t forget, the Horse & Hound trad session every Wednesday evening – right by that cosy fire.

You can also check out our weekly gig guide, The Whale and The Hot Spot, for a night on de town, baby… 

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