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March 2019

FourFront Games

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FourFront Games Escape Rooms are an immersive, live-action experience in which teams of 2-6 people are locked in a room and have to use teamwork, creative thinking and problem solving in order to escape in under 60 mins. There are two unique experiences available, both with narratives set in Greystones town.

THE HILLSIDE HAUNTING (Teams of 2-5)

This old Irish cottage has been left abandoned since October 1967. Its last resident, Brónagh Brown, passed away suddenly in a local psychiatric hospital unable to cope with the thought of “abandoning her baby” at the cottage. However, Gardaí searched her property on multiple occasions and never found any evidence of a child having lived there.

Over the past 50 years, there have been rumours and stories of Brónagh’s demise and paranormal activity around the property such loud wailing followed by manic whispers, flickering lights, and sightings of a woman at the windows. It is widely believed that her spirit haunts her small hillside cottage.

Do you and your team of paranormal investigators have what it takes to solve Greystones’ biggest mystery and rid the cottage of this restless spirit?

THE CASE THAT JACK BUILT (Teams of 2-5)

Calling himself JACK, a serial killer has been taunting the Gardaí with encrypted letters. After two years of investigations the Gardaí are no closer to uncovering JACK’s true identity and have contacted your team to assist.

Can you solve the killer’s puzzles and follow the clues to catch JACK before he strikes again?

CORPORATE BOOKINGS, PARTIES, AND LARGER GROUPS

If you have a party of 10 or larger and would like to synchronise your start-times please get in touch at info@fourfrontgames.com

The 2 rooms have a combined max capacity of 10 players at any one time and there is a 90 minute period between bookings

3 Hillside Road,

PHONE: 089 435 6962

Making Waves Youth Theatre

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A community initiative, the Making Waves Youth Theatre Group is generously sponsored by Ross McParland of Greystones Studios and The Whale Theatre, and facilitated by Ciarán Coogan (actor/playwright) and Aideen Walton (Artistic Director Greystones Players) and administered by Joanne O’Shea (solicitor/community volunteer). We aim to provide teenagers in Greystones and its environs with the opportunity and space to learn about and make great theatre, through workshops, productions and attending other theatrical productions.
This creative space will be a safe and secure one, free of cameras, phones, or social media. Our workshops will take place in Greystones Studios every Sunday afternoon (within the school calendar) between 2.15pm and 4.15pm from Sunday, September 30th.

Ciarán Coogan (Facilitator) is an actor and playwright with 20 years of theatre experience commercially, on stage and on screen. He is an accomplished facilitator and has studied both Youth Arts Facilitation and Youth Studies at Maynooth University. Ciarán’s writing credits include One Man Many Voices, commissioned by St. John of Gods mental health services, which toured nationally. His Counter Culture won Best New Short Play at Boyle Arts Festival 2013.

Aideen Walton (Facilitator) has studied acting at The Lír, TCD and directing at DLI UL. In 2016, she founded Greystones Players, a community theatre group, and is currently its Artistic Director, running weekly workshops for members. Aideen’s directing credits with Greystones Players at the Whale Theatre include Dancing at Lughnasa (May 2017), Connections (four one-act plays, November 2017), The Playboy of the Western World (April 2018) and Summer Shorts (June 2018).

Joanne O’Shea (Administrator), a graduate of TCD, is a solicitor with over ten years’ in-house experience as legal consultant with a charitable organisation and five years as Head of Legal Function there. An active member of the Greystones community, Joanne is a member of Greystones Players and has acted in The Playboy of the Western World and Summer Shorts. She is also a qualified colunetter coach with Greystones Athletics Club.

Whether your interest is in acting or in one of the various elements that go into production – sound, lighting, set design, costume, make-up – this group will have a place for you!

089 412 9272

The Hot Spot Music Club

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Located above the beach house at Greystones harbour marina, the Hot Spot Music Club is a centre for live arts, music gigs & private gatherings.

The Hot Spot Music Club specialises in those acts that are a little too big or a little too unique for your average pub rock gig! It has played host to many a special night, with the likes of Hozier, Scullion, Andy Irvine, Declan Sinnott, Kila, Mary Coughlan, Freddie White and Tir na nOg sharing the stage with local luminaries such as Hue Grass and The Universal Funk Orchestra. Hot Spot Music Club crosses all musical divides from gypsy swing to contemporary Spanish flamenco.

Both a weekend cafe –  you won’t want to miss our free Sunday afternoon jam sessions, where anything from tubas to ukuleles can help make your lazy day that little bit hazier – and a live music venue, The Hot Spot Music Club has the look of a speakeasy and the feel of a naughty house session that’s getting just a little out of hand.

It’s also the perfect venue for your own private event, with full PA.

Phone: 087 2917519

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Whale Theatre

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Situated in the heart of Greystones, the whale theatre is a beautifully refurbished intimate theatre with a unique atmosphere and variety of stage options and seat layouts.

The 130-seat whale theatre opened its doors in September 2017. The theatre’s renaissance came about due to Ross McParland’s acquisition in 2014 of an unfinished 1200m2 development incorporating 6 shops and dance studios.

Ross retained renowned Wicklow designer, Sharon Ryle to advise on creating an intimate venue serving as a multipurpose theatre, the results of which have been widely acclaimed. Overwhelming support has led to the decision for Ross to run the venue himself with a small team focused on fostering culture, creativity and community.

The space measures 400m2 and features a state of the art sound system, a full commercial kitchen and flexible stages and layouts.

Phone: (01) 201 0550

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Theatre Lane Lofts

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Gift yourself a stay in a spectacular, designer loft at stunning Whale Theatre!  Witness the full, panoramic magnificence of Greystones mornings and sunrise from these luxurious spacious duplex with large sea facing balconies.  Three exquisite penthouse lofts, each sleeping six persons are available

Loft Dreaming

Loft Gairdín

Murphy’s Loft

Located perfectly between mountains and sea, train station (2 min walk) offers scenic coastal trip into Dublin City (50 min train journey).  Award winning project in buzzy seaside town with new marina, cove, beach, design/coffee shops, top restaurants, friendly pubs.

Phone: 086 2553680

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Travel by Bus

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Greystones has an excellent bus service,  and the route will take approximately one hour from Dublin city centre to Greystones main street, subject to traffic and timetables.

There are three Dublin Bus routes in operation

84/a  Blackrock to Newcastle (via Greystones) & Newcastle to Blackrock (via Greystones)

84n    D’olier St. Dublin towards Greystones – Weekend late night bus

84x    Hawkins Street, Dublin to Newcastle/Kilcoole (via Greystones)

Aircoach

Aircoach is Ireland’s leading private bus and coach operator and provides a range of high frequency, quality scheduled coach services to and from Greystones to Dublin Airport.  Route 702 is the Greystones route.  Fares are available to purchase from the driver as you board, from  customer service staff at Dublin Airport, from their Travel Shop in Belfast or from any of their ticket agents.

Timetables: Greystones to Dublin Airport   Dublin Airport to Greystones 

For  best value fares, special offers or to reserve and guarantee your seat you  can book online here 

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Greystones Sailing Club

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Founded in 1968, Greystones Sailing Club has established a reputation as one of the top dinghy sailing clubs in Ireland.

The club has an active training and sailing program providing sailing instruction for about 100 local children and 30 adults every year with ongoing class specific training for other members. Powerboat, VHF, First-Aid and Sailing Instructor courses are also run on an ad-hoc basis and are open to non-members.

Phone: (01) 2874476

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Greystones Rugby Club

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Greystones RFC was formed in 1937 after a meeting in the Carnegie Library in Greystones attended by twenty mainly schoolboys intent on founding a club to represent the town. The application to the Leinster Branch to form a club was accepted and Greystones were allowed to play as a Metropolitan Club. Success on the field first arrived in 1944 when the club won the Met. League.The club would repeat the Met Cup success in 1996.

Continuous investment in the clubhouse and its playing facilities sees the club as one of the best maintained in the country, with a first class senior pitch, stand and terraces, a players gym, dressing and club rooms, bar, function room and club shop, with our pre-match luncheons considered to be the best in the country.

Above all else Greystones Rugby Club is rooted in the local Community providing the opportunity to play rugby to players of all ages, gender and ability.

Phone: 01 287 4640

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Travel by Road

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Wicklow is full of spectacular scenery, and none more so than a road trip  to Greystones from either north or south.

There are heaps of picturesque driving routes leading out of the Dublin and the N11 to Greystones via the beautiful Glen of the Downs is quite spectacular

Greystones can be accessed via the R774 at Junction 11 on the N11.  The N11 further connects to the M11/M50 motorways joining up with all  major  routes throughout Ireland.

Note: Do not take the Delgany Road (Junction 10) to access Greystones

 

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Travel by Rail

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Greystones railway station (Irish: Stáisiún na gCloch Liath) is  the southern terminus of the DART electrified rail network. The station has two platforms. There are also sidings to the east of the station.

The station was opened on 30 October 1855 by the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford Railway as Greystones & Delgany. It was later renamed Greystones in 1863.

Construction of the electrification and extension of the DART services to Greystones began in 1995 and was completed in 1999. The DART service to Greystones commenced on 10 April 2000.  The station has two platforms; platform 1 on the west side of the station (where the station building is located) and platform 2 over the footbridge on the east side of the station. Platform 2 is used only a few times a day, when DART and InterCity services are in the station at the same time.

Full details and timetables for both the DART and Intercity trains are available here

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