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Covid 19 – Public Health Advise

By | Notices

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Health advice

Updated measures in response to COVID-19 (24 March)

  • if you have a fever or a cough, you should stay at home regardless of your travel or contact history
  • if you’ve returned from any other country, you should restrict your movement for 14 days
  • all household contacts of a suspected case (that is, a person who is awaiting a test or test result) should restrict movements until the test is reported negative or for 14 days
  • all non-essential indoor visits to other persons’ homes should be avoided

All people are advised to:

Greystones based Goldfish.ie is a cloud telecoms company founded by Gordon O’Neill

By | Aspiring & Established Entrepreneurs

Greystones is where aspiring and established entrepreneurs flourish…

Based in Greystones, Goldfish.ie is a Business VOIP and communications service provider. Founded by Gordon O’Neill, Goldfish.ie offers an enterprise-class phone system that is hosted in the cloud. All that is required to avail of the system is an internet connection. The business provides numbers in all Irish geographic areas as well as the UK and International numbers. The cloud-based service is hosted in multiple data centres. Goldfish.ie look after security, availability, backups, updates and patches so the customer does not have to. The customer has a risk free telephone system that offers enterprise-class features, flexibility and cost reduction. They were regional winners at the National Enterprise Awards 2017.

Visit their website here, email gordon@goldfish.ie or call 01 5547888.

Our message

Support your local artisan, be it butcher, baker, greengrocer, fishmonger, florist, book shop, shoe shop, boutique or pharmacy. Go on #shoplocal here in #Greystones. Why not utilise our business search tool here. Please note that this lists as a guide only. Greystones.ie does not endorse any individual business or service. Please ensure that all appropriate guidelines are adhered to prior to engaging a business or service. If your business is not listed, please contact info@greystones.ie.

La Touche Legacy Festival of History 2020

By | EVENTS

The 32nd La Touche Legacy Seminar and 7th Festival of History will take place on the 11th & 12th September, 2020 in the very historic surroundings of Greystones Golf Club. The Seminar will once more run in association with the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society.  As one of the highlights of the Calendar of Events, it is advisable to book early. Full details of Conference 2020 will be announced shortly.

Meet life and business coach Carol Redmond

By | Aspiring & Established Entrepreneurs

Greystones is where aspiring and established entrepreneurs flourish…

Meet life and business coach Carol Redmond. Carol qualified as a Life and Business Coach after taking voluntary redundancy from a twenty-one-year career in the financial services. As part of studying for a diploma, she was ‘life-coached’ herself, therefore she has the first-hand experience of its success.

Meet life and business coach Carol Redmond. Carol qualified as a Life and Business Coach after taking voluntary redundancy from a twenty-one-year career in the financial services. As part of studying for a diploma, she was ‘life-coached’ herself, therefore she has the first-hand experience of its success.

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is the positive, dynamic, forward-moving process of supporting clients who want to change and grow, who want to restructure and improve their lives, who want to navigate successfully through life’s many pivotal transitions, who want to be more effective and productive in their lives. People engage in the process of Life Coaching to find work/life balance, contentment, happiness, a heightened sense of well being, fulfilment and purpose in their lives.

Life coaching works in reconnecting the client back to their true selves through self-awareness, fostering resilience and empowering capabilities often forgotten about as life goes on. Once aware of what is working and what is not working in the client’s life through listening and exploring their current lives, the Life Coach then helps the client make agreed, realistic and timed goals to make these concepts a reality. The client will become proficient in making the choices and decisions in their lives based on the values and principles that serve them best.

Change is embraced and, through strategies and techniques learned during the coaching process, acted upon rather than feared. Old, bad habits are unlearned, making way for new, good habits to be formed which will last a lifetime.

Visit her website here, email wicklowlifecoach@gmail.com or call 086 813 1931.

Our message

Support your local artisan, be it butcher, baker, greengrocer, fishmonger, florist, book shop, shoe shop, boutique or pharmacy. Go on #shoplocal here in #Greystones. Why not utilise our business search tool here. Please note that this lists as a guide only. Greystones.ie does not endorse any individual business or service. Please ensure that all appropriate guidelines are adhered to prior to engaging a business or service. If your business is not listed, please contact info@greystones.ie.

Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020

By | EVENTS, Notices

Due to the possible threat to public health from the COVID-19 virus, a decision has been made to cancel the 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Greystones. Greystones Municipal District regrets any inconvenience caused.

This year’s Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be bigger and better than previous years with your help and continued support.

  • Time: 12.00 noon – Groups should gather at 11.30 a.m
  • Location: Commences Park & Ride car park
  • Route: South Beach – Church Road – Old Cinema
  • Reviewing stand: Church of Ireland, Church Road

Greystones Municipal District organises a St. Patrick’s Day Parade each year, and all local businesses, organisations and clubs are invited to participate. Download the application form here. Please return to the Greystones Municipal District, Mill Road, Greystones by Friday 21st February 2020. Clubs/Organisations – €20 Commercial – €40 (Cheques should be made payable to Wicklow County Council).

Prize categories & awards presentation

Winners are presented with trophies at an awards night hosted in the Civic Offices. The prize categories are:

  • Most Original Entry
  • Most Colourful Entry
  • Best Uniformed Organisation
  • Best Traditional Irish Entry
  • Most Topical Entry
  • Most Entertaining Entry
  • Best Social/Cultural Entry
  • Best Sports Entry
  • Best Commercial Entry
  • Best Musical Entry
  • Overall Parade Winner

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Window Display Competition

On behalf of the Greystones Municipal District, we are again organising a Window Display Competition this year in conjunction with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and it is hoped that all traders in the town will participate and decorate their shop windows for our national day.

There is no fee or entry form required for the competition. Traders who decorate their windows will be automatically included in the competition and an independent body of people will judge the windows. Your participation will lend a festive air to the town and give visitors an opportunity to stop and admire. The Window Display Competition always generates good publicity for those who take part.

The results of the competition will be announced when the winners of the various categories in the parade are published. We look forward to your participation in the competition and wish you every success.

Enquiries to Kay Coughlan, Greystones Municipal District – Tel: 2876694 / 2878448 E-mail: Kcoughla@wicklowcoco.ie / GreystonesMD@wicklowcoco.ie.

 

Ignite your potential with Ignite Fitness

By | Aspiring & Established Entrepreneurs

Greystones is where aspiring and established entrepreneurs flourish…

Ignite Fitness is located in Greystones Blacklion Business centre. They can cater for those wishing to enjoy fitness classes and/or pushing their personal limits with one to one personal training. They have three qualified and experienced trainers are the best port of call for people at every stage of their fitness journey. They cater to clients starting out, those continuing to maintain their fitness and those wishing to challenge themselves with fitness goals.

 

 

The core ethos of Ignite Fitness is personal development through a large volume of fitness classes at accessible times using a range of styles and techniques including:

  • Indoor Cycling (Irish Fitness Industry BEST SPIN 2018 award winners)
  • M.S.E (Muscular, Strength and Endurance)
  • H.I.I.T (High-Intensity Interval Training)
  • Resistance training (Addition free weight)
  • E.T.M (Exercise To Music)
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Cardio interval training
  • Plyometric Training
  • Functional training
  • Sports Therapy
  • And many more

Visit their website here or call Niall 0866086287, Adam 083403 5623 or Cian 0834027879. 

Our message

Support your local artisan, be it butcher, baker, greengrocer, fishmonger, florist, book shop, shoe shop, boutique or pharmacy. Go on #shoplocal here in #Greystones. Why not utilise our business search tool here. Please note that this lists as a guide only. Greystones.ie does not endorse any individual business or service. Please ensure that all appropriate guidelines are adhered to prior to engaging a business or service. If your business is not listed, please contact info@greystones.ie.

Check the local artisan craft makers at the Boatyard Christmas Market

By | Aspiring & Established Entrepreneurs

Greystones is where aspiring and established entrepreneurs flourish…

Check out the local artisan craft makers at the Boatyard Christmas Market – from photography, art to crafts every Sunday during December weekends!

Visit their Facebook Page here or email theboatyardmarketgreystones@gmail.com.

Our message

Support your local artisan, be it butcher, baker, greengrocer, fishmonger, florist, book shop, shoe shop, boutique or pharmacy. Go on #shoplocal here in #Greystones. Why not utilise our business search tool here. Please note that this lists as a guide only. Greystones.ie does not endorse any individual business or service. Please ensure that all appropriate guidelines are adhered to prior to engaging a business or service. If your business is not listed, please contact info@greystones.ie.

Two hours free parking in Greystones on each Saturday for the month of December

By | Notices

Shoppers will enjoy two hours free Christmas parking in all Pay and Display Parking areas in Greystones on each Saturday for the month of December.

This initiative to support local business was agreed by the Cathaoirleach and Members of Greystones Municipal District who are encouraging shoppers to avail of the free parking to shop locally and enjoy the range of services on offer in Greystones.

Wardens will be on duty to monitor and enforce illegal parking each Saturday.

Free parking is available in the car parks at South Beach, Trafalgar Road and La Touche Road throughout the year, every Saturday and throughout the town on Sundays.

There are 460 free parking spaces available in  Greystones Park & Ride car park 365 days of the year.

Free parking daily between 9 am and 10 am and 15 minutes grace period is allowed on commencement of parking.

Cashless parking is available in Greystones using Parking Tag which allows motorists to park by phone and extend parking times without returning to the vehicle.  Details available on www.parkingtag.ie, motorists can register online or on the Parking Tag mobile app.

New Wicklow local currency app goes live

By | Notices

An app supporting a new local currency for Wicklow has gone live in app stores in recent days.  Supported by over 60 local businesses, the VillagePod app supports a new local currency called ‘VillageCoin’, which is tied one-for-one with the euro. With a dedicated team of six based from Bray, VillagePod is a platform to help local communities thrive which puts local businesses right at the centre. The platform was conceived and developed as a result of a recognition that local businesses would benefit from a platform that champions them and addresses the technology and marketing disadvantage that many local businesses experience. The platform aims to help people make spending local a habit.

VillagePod founder, Cormac McKenna said “We have been hugely encouraged by the strong take up of VillagePod from local businesses.  We started this journey when people told us that they really valued their local businesses and our mission is to help those businesses harness the goodwill that people already have for them.  These businesses are the fabric of our local communities and our team is excited to be able to support them.  We are also very happy to have received assistance from the Local Enterprise Office in Wicklow which has been key to our ability to launch the platform.”

The platform works by allowing consumers to top up the app from their bank accounts using a debit card and then pay with their smartphones. Retailers can accept payments from customers with a small tablet or even a phone.  The platform already supports payments to retailers and will shortly also support payments from person to person.  It will also integrate loyalty and rewards features for retailers and digital gift cards which will allow retailers to sell gift cards from social networks like Instagram.

A core feature of the platform is the nomination by each retailer of a local ‘cause’ – such as a charity, sports club or school – which the retailer supports each time a consumer makes a purchase. Overall costs for business are similar to a typical charge for accepting a credit card.

Louise O’Neill, VillagePod Partnership Manager said “More local businesses are coming on board every day and we welcome all businesses wishing to take payments from the public to contact us and get started on VillagePod – it’s free to set up. The platform has been operational now for several weeks in test retailers. A big selling point for retailers is that we are bringing them a platform that up to now has only been available for larger businesses which make huge investments in IT and marketing. We’re making these capabilities easily accessible for smaller businesses in a way that resonates with the public.” Louise added: “As well as prominent local ‘main street’ retailers, we’re also now seeing many small businesses such as physiotherapists that up to now only take cash payments adopting VillagePod instead of having to go to the hassle and expense of setting up with a credit card provider.”

Greystones retailer Susan Collins, Home of Hair, said “VillagePod is a great way to bring a community together by encouraging people to support local small businesses. I am from Greystones and have been active in my community all my life but through VillagePod I am able to effortlessly give back and support Bray Women’s Refuge through the percentage that goes to my nominated charity.”

“We are excited to be part of VillagePod. It’s such a super and simple idea.  There is such a buzz amongst local businesses and customers already” stated Lauren O’Sullivan from Dockyard No. 8.

Some VillagePod supporting retailers:

  • Alter Me Alterations
  • Amphibian King
  • Arcade Jewellers
  • Bear Paw Delgany
  • Bear Paw Deli Theatre Lane
  • Bochelli
  • Box Burger
  • Brady’s of Greystones
  • Burrito Box
  • Butler & Barry
  • Café Grey
  • Camile Thai Restaurant
  • Cow Fish
  • Creole Food
  • Daata Greystones & Bray
  • Danns Bar
  • David Dodds Pharmacy
  • David Martin Hair Design
  • Dockyard 8
  • Doggy Wood Grooming
  • Dream Delights
  • Eleven Deli
  • Enso
  • Farrellys Butchers
  • Finnbees Coffee
  • Fiona Roche Pharmacy
  • Fishers of Newtownmountkennedy
  • Four Front Games
  • Galito Tapas, Grill, Wine bar
  • Giulio’s
  • Halfway down the Stairs
  • Horse & Hound
  • House of Style
  • Ladies Work out Express
  • Lash Envy
  • Nature In
  • oHSo
  • O’Sullivan’s Bar
  • Platform Pizza
  • Powerscourt Arms Hotel
  • Purple House Charity
  • Rainforest Spa
  • Ripasso Bray
  • Saint Vincent De Paul
  • Spendlove Kitchen
  • Studio LR
  • Susan Collins Home of Hair
  • The Anchor
  • The Beach House
  • The Boatyard Gallery
  • The Burnaby Lounge
  • The Happy Pear Church Lane
  • The Happy Pear Shoreline
  • The Harbour Bar
  • The Hearing Clinic
  • The Parting Glass (Wine Shop)
  • The Village bookstore
  • Vanity Fur
  • YWCA Coolnagreina

(Note the rollout of the platform is continuing and not all of these retailers have begun accepting payments on VillagePod as of the date of this release.)

About VillagePod

VillagePod was established by Greystones businessman Cormac McKenna in early 2019 and is now a team of six based on the seafront in Bray. The platform operates under the EU Payment Services Directive Limited Network Exclusion which allows payments platforms to operate in local areas in advance of obtaining approval from the Central Bank of Ireland. The initiative has received funding from the Local Enterprise Office Wicklow.

See villagepod.app for more information.