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Callout for entries for Greystones Poetry Trail for National Poetry Day

By | Notices

In March 2020, shortly after the first Covid-19 lockdown was announced for Ireland, the Whale Theatre teamed up with Greystones-based poet and curator Frances Browner to create a “Poets Wall” which featured over 30 poems from people of all ages inspired by the locality, its history and its stories and saw these poems being displayed all over the town.

Now, one year and three lockdowns later, the Whale and Frances are back together and planning a “Greystones Poetry Trail” another celebration of creativity for national Poetry Day Ireland, which takes place on Thursday 29 April. The Poetry Trail will see poetry once again flood the streets of Greystones, as poems begin to appear in shop windows, on digital displays and who knows where else!

Poetry Day Ireland’s theme for this year is “New Directions: Maps and Journeys” and curator Frances Browner is asking people of all ages, experience, and backgrounds to submit a poem for this very special project. You can send your sonnet, rhyme, limerick, pantoum, or any poem at all to

The deadline for entries is Thursday 22nd April 2021, and don’t forget, your poem should be based on the theme of “New Directions: Maps and Journeys”. Poems should be no more than 16 lines.

Frances is also looking for shops and premises in Greystones who would be interested in displaying a poem in their shop front window, so if you are a shop owner please get in touch!

“Greystones Poetry Trail” is curated by Frances Browner and is proudly supported by The Whale Theatre and Greystones 2020. For more information, please visit

Conor Woods awarded Volunteer in Sport 2020

By | Notices, Sports Clubs

Greystones Lawn Tennis Club is very proud to announce that Conor Woods, a lifetime member of our club has won the Co Wicklow Volunteer in Sport Award for 2020. Co Wicklow .

Conor is known for his passion for all things tennis and incredible enthusiasm. He has coached players at all levels and instilled in children and adults alike a love for tennis.

Conor has worked tirelessly for the club over many years in a voluntary capacity. He has been volunteer Club Manager for the past 3 years and he was nominated in 2020 for his exceptional work and dedication to the club and our community for:

  • Ensuring the club was compliant with Covid Guidelines enabling our members to play tennis in a safe way
  • Managing the installation of 6 new tennis courts which has enhanced our playing facilities
  • Preparing our clubhouse for use as temporary school accommodation for Greystones Community College

Ailish Byrne, Chair of Greystones Lawn Tennis Club said – “We are honoured that Conor has been chosen as Wicklow’s Volunteer in Sport Award for 2020.  Conor is the heart and soul of tennis in Greystones. We are thrilled that his commitment and extraordinary volunteerism to our club has achieved national recognition from the Federation of Irish Sport.”

Richard Fahey, CEO of Tennis Ireland added – “Conor’s passion and energy for Greystones Lawn Tennis Club and indeed for Irish tennis knows no bounds. We at Tennis Ireland know at first hand the work Conor undertakes at the club. The award is thoroughly deserved and Tennis Ireland is delighted that it has been recognised.”

The Volunteers in Sport Awards are run by the Federation of Irish Sport and this is the first time they have been awarded since  2014. Conor will be representing the Club and Co Wicklow at the Volunteers in Sport Awards ceremony on Tuesday 12 January.  A virtual ceremony will be streamed through their Facebook page.  Federation Of Irish Sport on Vimeo

The Christmas Quest

By | Christmas

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Take a magical journey around Greystones……

as you walk in the footsteps of Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and wise men towards the stable in Bethlehem. Follow the map and find clues at each station to help you break the hidden code and unlock the meaning of Christmas.

Brought to you by Greystones Churches Together, this walk will be open from December 6th, and will remain open throughout the Christmas season, with Christmas story dioramas at each church, artwork from local artists and schoolchildren, and things to spot along the way. As you visit each station, you’ll discover the next chapter of the Christmas story, and get another hint to help you solve the puzzle.

Suitable for all ages, we hope to bring the Christmas magic to our town in a new way this festive season…    Full Information is here



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Greystones Lights Show

By | Christmas

The Christmas Lights Show from Greystones is now available!

Get into the festive mood  on the Late Late Toy Show Day and watch at a time that suits you or another day if you prefer!

Guest appearances from Hozier, Dustin the Turkey, Santa,  Laura Wood and More.  Music & Song, Festive Messages from abroad,  Celebrity messages and the  countdown of the lights going on in Greystones on Friday 21st.


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Greystones Christmas ELF!

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Hi, I am Greystones Elf, the first Elf to be sent to Greystones to bring Christmas fun to everyone. Watch out as I will be popping up all over the town, keep an eye on my very own Instagram page every day to see what I get up to.

And don’t forget to take part in the competition on our facebook page to name me. Light Up Greystones Facebook Page
Special thanks to SewShenda for helping to craft my Elf creations.

Greystones Studios

By | Sports Clubs, Theatre & the Arts

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Greystones Studios is located in Theatre Lane, the newly refurbished beating heart of Greystones, a vibrant seaside town in Co. Wicklow. Since its celebrated re-birth at the attentive hands of Ross McParland, Theatre Lane has become the cultural centre of Greystones, with the beautifully refurbished Whale Theatre and Greystones Studios nestled in the centre of this award-winning project. In addition to the bustling venue and lively studios, Theatre Lane is a hub for local businesses with boutique shops lining the colourful lane.

Perched on the first floor of the Theatre Lane property, Greystones Studios is accessible via stairs or lift and features a welcoming reception/waiting area, secure access and modern changing rooms/bathrooms. The bespoke aesthetic has been carefully crafted by interior designer Sharon Ryle, and the elegant passageways feature a range of beautiful bespoke artwork.


Christmas Card Competition – Greystones Studios

By | Christmas

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Help Greystones Studios to design a Christmas Card and you could win a socially distanced MAGICAL ELF VISIT plus printed cards with your design to send to your family and friends!

To celebrate the recent launch of their brand-new website, Greystones Studios have teamed up with Genie Mackers to offer a truly amazing prize – a magical elf visit, appearing right outside your house!

All you need to do is design and send us your Christmas Card based on the theme of “A Magical Greystones Christmas”. You can draw it on paper, design it on a computer or even get creative with seashells, glitter, leaves or whatever else you can think of!

You can send your finished card design by email to or by post to Christmas Card Competition, Greystones Studios, Theatre Lane, Greystones Co. Wicklow. Don’t forget to include your name, age and a contact phone number on the back of your design so we can get in touch with the winner!

If your design is chosen as the winning Christmas Card, you can expect a very special visit from the Genie Mackers Magical Elves (we will call you to arrange this!) plus 50 printed copies of your very own Christmas Card to send Christmas wishes to your loved ones!

The closing date for entries is Monday 30th November and the winner will be announced on Thursday 3rd December!

Please visit for more information and check out to see their incredible Elf Visits!