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2nd Consultation Phase – Public Realm Plan for Greystones

By | EVENTS, Notices

Following on from the initial Consultation for a Public Realm Plan for Greystones in the Whale Theatre, Paul Hogarth Company will be on hand in Greystones for the second consultation phase on Saturday 23rd November 2019 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Greystones Library. Come along and view the work to date and have your say – all are welcome!

Say hello to Norma Brewer, Graphic Designer and owner of Greystones Graphics

By | Aspiring & Established Entrepreneurs

Greystones is where aspiring and established entrepreneurs flourish…

Say hello to Norma Brewer, Graphic Designer and owner of Greystones Graphics

 

 

After earning an Advanced Diploma in Visual Communications from DIT in 1995, Norma gained invaluable experience in design and print while working for studios in America for nine years. Since returning home to Ireland in 2004, she has brought her design and print production skills to various companies, including publishers, design firms and print brokers. Her goal is to provide a friendly, supportive and professional service to her clients.

They offer graphic design and print management services to individuals and small/medium companies.

Visit their website here, email norma@greystonesgraphics.com or call 087691 5698.

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.

Introducing Celebrant Dolores Farrell

By | Aspiring & Established Entrepreneurs

Greystones is where aspiring and established entrepreneurs flourish…

Introducing Celebrant Dolores Farrell

Being a celebrant is a passion rather than a job for Dolores Farrell. She is based in Greystones, Co. Wicklow and within reach of Dublin. She is an accredited celebrant with the Irish Institute Of Celebrants.

Dolores Farrell offers the following bespoke services:

Check out her Facebook Page here for some great tips or her website here. Dolores Farrell Celebrant can be contacted directly on +353878180283 or via email: info@doloresfarrellcelebrant.ie. You can read more about the Irish Institute of Celebrants here.

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.

Switching on of the Christmas Lights – Sat 23rd November

By | EVENTS, Notices

It’s that wonderful time of the year again as Greystones 2020, Greystones Municipal District and local businesses in Greystones come together to support the installation of Christmas lights and the festivities around Santa’s arrival.

This year’s lighting event will kick off in Burnaby Park at 4:00 pm on Saturday 23rd November with an afternoon of family entertainment with Paul Byrne as MC.  There will be music and songs by Colaiste Chraobh Abhann School choir and performances from ‘Greystones Players’.  This year we are delighted to welcome the Holyhead Male Voice Choir who will join us for some festive songs in advance of their Gala Concert with the Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir in Greystones Rugby Club later on the night.

Local clergy will relate the true spirit of Christmas in a short ecumenical service and the lights will be switched on by the Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District, Councillor Tom Fortune and Ms Grainne McLoughlin, Chairperson of Greystones 2020.

There will be over one km of icicle lights throughout the town and two thirty-foot tall Christmas trees, each adorned with three thousand lights, one at the train station and one at the Harbour Marina.

At 5:00 pm Santa will arrive to meet and greet all the children in a special vehicle courtesy of our twinning partners from Holyhead.

Let the Christmas Magic begin in Greystones!

Huge thanks to all the businesses in Greystones that support the lights.  Please support them during your shopping trips this Christmas!

Gala Fundraising Evening – 9th November, 2019

By | EVENTS

With special performance,  Alive Alive O,  from Dry Rain Theatre Company.

Digging deep into Dublin’s rich tradition of sharing stories and songs around many a warm fire and a cold pint, Alive Alive O is the latest historical and hysterical offering from the irrepressible and cheekily irreverent Dry Rain Theatre Company.  Celebrating the wit and wonders of those inside the Pale who also managed to be just that little bit beyond the Pale, this grand old Irish tradition is given the kiss of new life by Dry Rain’s reigning queen, Lorraine O’Brien, aided and abetted by her regular comhpháirtithe sa choireacht, Emma O’Brien and Mick Heffernan.

Emma shines as Liberties girl Valerie, off to Galway on her first-ever holiday and soon racked with guilt over her slippery shenanigans with a local fisherman.

You will also meet two old liberty bells who are on an over sixties trip to Glendalough, only to stumble upon Elvis the Pelvis Presley, what’s the ‘King doing in Saint Kevin’s Cell, ?? the Jailhouse Rock!!! All will be revealed.

Amongst all of this there is an inner child roaming around who’s one and only ambition is to be a ‘Shocking Holy Saint’.  As if this was not enough, Mick Heffernan will entertain and delight you with his golden voice and musicianship. The trio who are beloved by Whale audiences are joined by guest artist Phil Keogh who will send you home shaking your hips, clicking your fingers and tapping your toes.

Given Dry Rain Theatre Company’s sterling reputation over the decades, and the acclaimed that greeted such recent hits as To Shorten The Road and The Queen Who Cancelled Christmas, you can be sure that Alive, Alive O will be a night to remember. A night made all the more magical given that it’s a charity gala performance for Greystones Cancer Support.

Maclean Burke, Damien from Fair City, will be fear a ti on the night and will keep everyone on their toes!!

Tickets : €25.00 – From whale Theatre

La Touche Place, Greystones
Tel: (01) 287 1601
Email: info@greystonescancersupport.com 

Annual Fundraising raffle will take place on the evening also:

  1. €1,000 SuperValu Greystones Shopping Spree from Anne Daly
  2. Dash Cam|Sponsored by Redwood IT
  3. Case of Moët et Chandon Champagne|Six Bottles
  4. Two Hour Flying Lesson @ Newcastle Airfield|Sponsored by Ross McParland
  5. Afternoon Tea for Two from Powerscourt Hotel
  6. Fourball from Delgany Golf Club
  7. Home Heating Oil from Glen Fuels
  8. Brunch for Four from Pigeon House Delgany

 

Bailey & Pim

By | Cafes

Bailey and Pim is a unique dining experience: a modern twist on the charm and beauty of a Victorian coffee house in  Greystones Train Station.

Our staff of highly-trained baristas are here to advise on your drink of choice. Crafting a variety of selections to order—from flat whites to filters—we use our own specialty coffee and tea ranges.  Lunch & brunch options include gourmet sandwiches and homemade soups.  Our bakery is always whipping up creative cakes and desserts. Inspired by the time-tested recipes of the past, these artistic treats pair perfectly with a hot drink.

We celebrate a long history and some remarkable people:  The Baileys and The Pims.

The Pims have long been associated with Dún Laoghaire, formerly known as Kingstown. Famous for their role in bringing the railway to Kingstown, the Pim family shaped the history of this beautiful Victorian seaside town.  The Pim sisters, Isabella, Charlotte, and Jane, were known far and wide for their hospitality and charitable work.Their friend, Wellesley Bailey, travelled through Kingstown Harbour in the early 1870’s on a life-changing voyage to India, where he first met patients with leprosy. In 1874, the Pim sisters invited Wellesley and his fiancée, Alice, for tea in their living room. Wellesley told them tales of people forced to live in isolation because of this cruel, disabling disease. The compassionate Pim sisters were determined to help and in 1874, with a pledge to raise £30, The Leprosy Mission was born. The vision of Bailey and Pim lives on. Now known as The Mission to End Leprosy.   At Bailey and Pim, we pay homage to these extraordinary visionaries of the past. All of our profits are donated to The Mission To End Leprosy, continuing the work of Bailey and Pim who once frequented 87 Lower George’s Street.

Open Monday to Friday 6.00 am – 7.00pm and Saturdays and Sundays 10.00am until 5.30 pm

Phone – 01-2878610                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Camile Thai Greystones

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Award winning healthy Thai Restaurant & Takeaway.

Camile Thai, a new restaurant in Greystones is here to spread the good cheer and healthy traditions of Thai food to Greystones. Before you order, kindly scratch any idea you have of a typical Asian takeaway. We deliver a meal experience unlike any other, using high quality Thai ingredients (like holy basil and galangal).  Dishes  are calorie counted and made to order by trained wok chefs in our kitchen. It’s slow food, done fast. And most importantly, we think it tastes really good.
If you’ve been to Thailand, you’ll know it as a place of vibrance and celebration – things that are better when everyone can join in. Our selection of dairy-free mains, gluten-free and vegan dishes help bring people of all dietary needs together for a good meal.
We hope you’ll come round and join us.

01-2874111                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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The National Sea Life Centre

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The National SEA LIFE Centre is one of Ireland’s largest Marine and Freshwater Zoos and the only aquarium on the East Coast of Ireland. The aquarium on the Seafront in Bray is a perfect family fun day out!

Sea Life centre is completely indoors making it a perfect all-weather activity. Having responsibility for the welfare and well-being of over 1100 underwater animals.  Are you a Shark lover, a Seahorse fancier or a Clownfish groupie? Perhaps it’s the mysterious Moon Jellyfish or the clever common Octopus that you love the most? Maybe you simply can’t decide! Here at SEA LIFE Bray you can make up your mind and see them all – from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

The team here at SEA LIFE is passionate about promoting and advancing the cause of the creatures of our oceans and rivers and their habitats.  We engage in advocacy for conservation legislation, campaign for sustainable fishery policies, the breeding of endangered species, and cooperation with other like-minded organisations.  In keeping with our message – BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT – we’ve developed a system of care and best-practice animal husbandry that draws on decades of collective experience from our marine biologists.

With 30 displays, a kids quiz trail, a colouring table, an indoor play area for younger children, and hourly public feeds of our animals, you won’t get bored.

SEA LIFE Bray is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day & St Stephens Day)

Winter opening times

  • Monday to Friday 11:00 to 17:00  (last admissions 16:00)
  • Saturday/Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (last admissions 17:00)

Summer opening times (starting 16th March 2019):

  • Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (last admissions 17:00)

Please be aware that due to our limited capacity, we strongly advise all guests to book online tickets in advance of their visit, particularly when planning to visit during weekends or school holidays.

Guests with pre-booked tickets are guaranteed entry and will be given priority over guests who arrive with no tickets, who may have to wait to be admitted due to our limited capacity.

The National SEA LIFE Centre, Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Tickets: 01 2866939 or buy online here.

General Office: 01 2866939

School Bookings: 01 286693

Killruddery

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Often described as a wonderful place to escape for a great day out, Killruddery has been home to the Brabazon Family (the Earls of Meath) since 1618. Conveniently located on the outskirts of the capital where Dublin meets Wicklow, here’s your opportunity to discover a hidden gem in our midst. There’s so much to see and explore. Nature has never been more relaxing with leisurely walks in one of Ireland’s most renowned gardens, filled with beautiful planting and wooded areas, water features and distinctive outdoor “rooms”. A delightful Tea Room and guided tours of one of Ireland’s Great Historic Houses are just some of the other treats on offer.

Killruddery Garden is open on weekends in April and October and 7 days a week from May to September, from 9.30 am to 6 pm. Last admission is an hour before closing time.

Opening Times

  • April – Weekends only, 9.30am – 6pm
  • May to September – Daily 9.30am – 6pm
  • October – Weekends only, 9.30am – 6pm
  • Farm Market, every Saturday, 10am – 3pm

Killruddery, Southern Cross, Bray, Co. Wicklow,

Telephone +353 (0)1 2863405

Email info@killruddery.com

Powerscourt Gardens

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Welcome to Powerscourt Gardens in County Wicklow, one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland! Powerscourt Gardens were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and offer visitors a sublime blend of formal gardens, sweeping terraces, statues and ornamental lakes, secret hollows and rambling walks. Managed by Head Gardener, Alex Slazenger and a team of four gardeners, Powerscourt Gardens were designed from 1731 onwards, with the desire to create a garden which was part of the wider surrounding landscape. Powerscourt Gardens include The Walled Gardens, The Italian Garden, The Dolphin Pond, The Japanese Gardens, Pets Cemetery and Pepperpot Tower, among other features and attractions.

Attractions at Powerscourt

  • Powerscourt Gardens – 47 acres of discovery
  • Powerscourt Waterfall – The Highest Waterfall in Ireland
  • Powerscourt Golf Club – 2 Championship Courses
  • Powerscourt House – Venue for Weddings & Corporate Events
  • Powerscourt Hotel – A 5* Luxury Experience
  • Cool Planet Experience – Ireland’s first interactive climate change experience
  • Powerscourt Distillery – A variety of tours, whiskey tastings and events are catered for
  • Dining at Powerscourt – The Terrace Café, Powerscourt Golf Club Restaurant, The Powerscourt Hotel
  • Shopping at Powerscourt – Powerscourt Garden Pavilion, Avoca Stores, Neptune by Global Village, The Design Gallery & Estate souvenirs

Opening Times

  • Daily: 9.30am – 5.30pm (Last entry 5pm)
  • Gardens close at dusk in Winter (Last entry during winter is 30 minutes before dusk)
  • The Gardens are open year-round and only close December 25th & 26th

Phone: + 353 (0) 1 204 6000

Email: info@powerscourt.net

Address: Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow,  A98 WOD0