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Your Greystones Week


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

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

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

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’re feeling the stress of this crappy world a little too much lately, the Greystones Family Resource gang have an 8-weekmindfulness courserunning until November, and it’s just €50. Which is nice.

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 17th Oct

Two big Delgany farewells today. In the morning, there will be a requiem mass for Tess Byrne – the sweet mother of Guide, who passed away on Saturday – at the Holy Rosary, at 10am. Having donated her body to science, there will be no funeral

In the afternoon, it’s the funeral of another local icon Noel Belton, with a walking procession at noon from his home to Christ Church, for a 12.30pm mass. One of a kind

Today’s the day of the Credit Union’s big Prize Draw, with Druids Glen, Bochelli’s and lots of other goodies on offer. You can enter the competition in any branch, and the draw itself will take place at their Greystones HQ at 3pm…

For the kids, Circus Gerbola is in town, at the Éire Óg GAA grounds until Sunday – 7.30pm today, 4.30pm and 7.30pm on Friday, and 2pm and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. And the good thing is, it’s all indoors. Just in case, you know, it rains…

It was shortly after learning that her author husband, Axel Jensen, had abandoned both her and their young son for another woman that Marianne Ihren first met Leonard Cohen, when the two were almost young. They quickly began living together on the Greek island of Hydra, where hedonism – and free loveruled. Noted documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield was part of that late 1960s set, and in Words Of Love, charts this strange and strained love story that inspired some of Cohen’s greatest songs. Screening tonight in The Whale at 8pm, the cancellation list is now open.

If you’ve ever wondered just how our neighbour Newtownmountkennedy got its wild and unweildly name, hey, you’re in luck. For those time-travellin’ skallywags at Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society have just lined up a talk on that very subject, The Kennedys Of Mount Kennedy, happening tonight, at 8pm in the Family Centre beside the Holy Rosary Church. Just €2 admission

Also in the evening, style coach Sarah Ryan is giving a free workshop in Looking Good & Feeling Great at Greystones Library from 7pm to 8pm – you can find out more by emailing greylib@wicklowcoco.ie or calling 012873548.

Running until Saturday, 11am to 5pm, at Hillside Church, the Greystones Camera Club are hosting their 8th Annual Photography Exhibition. This is your chance to see some of the very best in local snappers, and also grab yourself a framed print so you’re ahead of the game when Santa comes knockin’

On the last Thursday of each month, there’s a Poetry Club at Greystones Library. For those looking for rhymes and reasons. Currently full, you can find out more by emailing greylib@wicklowcoco.ie or calling 012873548.

Those groovy Yoga Nest girls Casey and Aisling have their ten-week, 3.30pm to 4.20pm Kids Yoga courses starting this week, 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!

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. Except, of course, this evening is their wine pairing shindig. Boom!

Friday 18th Oct

The big one tonight is the return of Marilyn Monroe, at least in spirit – and costumes – as retro babe Derby Browne brings her loving tribute show to The Whale. You can get on board for just the show, or go for a little pre-theatre dinner too in the Bear Paw. Nice.

If you feel like getting involved with some Time Travellers, the new Children’s Club at the Presbyterian Church is the place to be today, as their new monthly get-together for all children of primary school age continues, from 6pm to 8pm…

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.

Running until Saturday, 11am to 5pm, at Hillside Church, the Greystones Camera Club are hosting their 8th Annual Photography Exhibition. This is your chance to see some of the very best in local snappers, and also grab yourself a framed print so you’re ahead of the game when Santa comes knockin’

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 still 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!

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 enjoy a fine 2-course meal for just €19.95

Happening every Friday over at Blacklion Church, the bould Rachel Kerrigan will be leading a candlelit service of music and chant from 8pm to 9pm. 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’, The Brian Meakin Trio will be turning it up to 11 at Dann’s, whilst Mr Shingles brings the blues to The Hot Spot, and Marilyn Monroe is at The Whale.

Saturday 19th Oct

A different kind of concert tonight at The Whale, as Delgany’s Degani Trio team up with acclaimed actor Barry McGovern to tell the life story of one of music’s greatest composters, Beethoven. Part musical concert, part theatre performance, this night is going to quite like no other

If you feel like watching that Ireland vs New Zealand match with a dirty big fry inside ya, Pluck’s over in Kilmacanogue are cooking up a Rugby Special. Get the Full Irish with unlimited tea or coffee for just €12.50, and then watch the game in all your burping bliss. Boom! Served from 10am to 11am, with kick-off at 11.15am, phone Pluck’s on 012862996 to book your spot

Running from 11am to 5pm, at Hillside Church, today, the Greystones Camera Club host the final day of their 8th Annual Photography Exhibition. This is your last chance to see some of the very best in local snappers, and also grab yourself a framed print so you’re ahead of the game when Santa comes knockin’

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

Young Erika follows up her recent Stress Buster classes with a 4-week course entitled Calm The Anxious Mind. Taking place at The Burnaby Buildings (up in Charlesland, beside GoGym), you can find out more by contacting the lady herself on erika@powerwithin.ie.

Up and gunning at St Patrick’s Recreation Centre, and running every Saturday, from 8.45am to 9.45am, and every Tuesday, 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 Mondays, at BIFE, 7pm to 8.30pm. You can book your spot by contacting this Jade Sun son on 0851466981 or laurencereddin@hotmail.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

Running every Saturday morning from 11am to 12.30pm, Go Girls is a unique girls-only running and fitness class for 10- to 13-year olds which teaches strength, fitness and body confidence in a non-competitive environment. Taking place at Greystones Tennis Club, the teachers are Athletics Ireland coaches Eithne and Vicky, and this 10-week course is just €80. Email gogirlsgorun@gmail.com for further info

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.

The mighty Bravo Speech & Drama have their 12-week morning 12-week running today, with 6-to-8-year-olds from 10.20am to 11.10am and 9 & 10-year-olds from 11.20am to 1.10pm. Encouraging kids to use their creativity in theatre games, mime, storytelling, characterisation and voice exercises, the course culminates in a performance for family and friends. Boom!

Running every Saturday morning at Educate Together until November 2nd, Rugbytots brings fitness and fun – and a very fine game – to kids between 2 and 3.5-years-old from 9am to 9.30am, and 3.5-to-5-year-olds from 9.40am to 10.25am. You can find out more by emailing rebecca@rugbytots.ie.

In the morning, alongside The Whale box-office being open from 11am to noon in The Bear Paw Deli, 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…

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.

Making sure that your joints are rockin’ on a Saturday night, there’s yet another very special guest over at Lee’s, Austin Prior is in Pluck’s, and Take It Easy are in The Beach House.

Sunday 20th Oct

With the recent squashing of GRAPE, The Boat Yard Market closed till Christmas and St David’s Car Boot Sale packed up for another year, 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.

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.

On Sunday afternoon, over at The Hot Spot, it’s Pat’s Fireside Sessions, starting at 4.30pm and ending somewhere around February 1973. Free in, but, throw a few coins in the bucket, baby.

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

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 21st Oct

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

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

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 Group‘s 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 t0 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.

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

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 22nd Oct

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.

Those cuddly transition students over at Kilcoole’s Colaiste Chraobh Abhann have free computer classes every Tuesday, from 9.45am to 11am. Nice.

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.

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 23rd Oct

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Lots of other goodies coming up too, of course – so, keep watching the skies, and reading the Guide. 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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