St. Patricks Day 2024

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Grand Marshals

Greystones St. Patricks Day Grand Marshals 2024

Join the Festivities at the 2024 Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Celebrating Inclusivity, Community, and Fun!

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Greystones organised by the Greystones Town Team and the Greystones Municipal District is set to dazzle and delight attendees of all ages, with a vibrant procession showcasing the very best of our community spirit and cultural heritage. This year’s parade promises to be bigger and better than ever before with the theme for 2024 being Creative Carnival, featuring an array of exciting attractions and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.

Scheduled to kick off on the 17th March at 11:00 AM from the South Beach carpark, the parade will wind its way through the heart of Greystones, culminating in the lively Marina Plaza. As always, the event aims to celebrate the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day while fostering inclusivity and participation from all members of the community.

One of the standout features of this year’s parade is the introduction of a ‘Quiet Zone’, designed to ensure that individuals with sensory sensitivities can fully enjoy the festivities in a comfortable and welcoming environment. This initiative reflects our commitment to making the event accessible to everyone, regardless of their unique needs. The Quiet Zone is a section of the parade (from the south beach zebra crossing to Lam’s takeaway) where we invite floats, musicians, participants to reduce their normal volume. The Parade committee has been working with Adam Harris and AsIAm to introduce the Quiet Zone this year.

Attendees can look forward to a diverse lineup of participants, including local sports clubs, dance schools, and marching bands, all adding to the lively atmosphere with their energetic performances. Additionally, the parade will feature pop-up busking musicians, adding an extra layer of excitement and spontaneity to the proceedings.

For the younger attendees, there will be free face painting available, allowing children to unleash their creativity and embrace the festive spirit. Plus, participants are encouraged to get creative and design their own parade floats, with a special prize awaiting the creators of the best float. The theme of the 2024 parade is Creative Carnival, so attendees are urged to get creative!

The Parade committee is excited to announce the 2024 Parade Grand Marshals – Siofra Lawless (World Champion Boxer) and Pierce Cahill (Lakers). The grand marshals will participate in the parade and will be sitting in a special vintage car.

But the excitement doesn’t end there! Local shops and businesses are invited to join in the fun by decorating their storefronts in vibrant St. Patrick’s Day themes. A prize will be awarded to the establishment with the most eye-catching window display, encouraging friendly competition and community engagement.

To stay updated on all the latest news and announcements regarding the 2024 Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade, be sure to follow us on social media. Connect with us on Instagram and Facebook by following, where you’ll find behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, event highlights, and more.

So mark your calendars and gather your friends and family for a day of festive fun at the 2024 Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Let’s come together to celebrate our community, our culture, and the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day in style!

Christmas in Greystones 2023


The ‘Christmas in Greystones‘ festival will kick off at 4.30pm until 7pm on Saturday November 18th.

There will three main elements to the festival including Santa’s famous parade through the Greystones, Santa will kick off at Eden Gate at 4.30pm and you can wave to him on his route as he goes all around Greystones and surrounds.

The parade route is

Eden Gate, loop of Charlesland estate, past the Rugby club/Mill road, up Delgany Wood Ave, down Eastmount Estate, past Seagreen/Waverley, through Blacklion down past St. Kevins School, to the Marina plaza, around the seafront up La Touche Road onto Church Road and finish in Burnaby park at approx. 6.15pm where he will switch on the lights throughout the town of Greystones with his magic button.

There will be a stage show in Burnaby park with lots of festive local acts keeping the crowd entertained whilst waiting for Santa to arrive from 5pm and you can also visit the Greystones Tidy Towns  Christmas market down at the Marina plaza from 4.30pm too.

We will be updating the Instagram page with regular updates so please do follow along there to keep up to date.


Thank You from the St. Patricks Day Committee

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Thank You from Chair of Greystones 2023 St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

Gerry Walsh

photo by John McGowan


Commenting on the Greystones 2023 St Patrick’s Day Parade, Cathaoirleach Councillor Gerry Walsh, Chair of the Parade Organising Committee said:

The planning for this year’s Greystones St Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off on 24th January 2023! I am utterly amazed at the manner in which a dedicated team of people put the parade together in such a short space of time. We planned, replanned and planned again to make it happen!

To all who participated in the organisation I want to express my heartfelt thanks to you for your dedication and community involvement. To our suppliers, service providers and schools who worked so diligently to facilitate the operation of the Parade. To the Greystones and district business and corporate  community who supported the Parade financially. To Wicklow County Council and the Community Affairs Committee of Greystones Municipal District without whose support the Parade would not have been possible. To the members of an Garda Siochana and Greystones Fire Brigade who worked so tirelessly and professionally to ensure the smooth running of the Parade. To Greystones Tidy Towns for their tremendous support and clean up work immediately after the finish of the parade.

To the Parade team who spent many a long night planning the parade:

Ciara Kelly, Yvonne McDonald, Jenny Mowatt, David Norman, Emma Leonard, Dr Brendan Cuddihy, Feargal McKenna, Jennifer Gahan, Deirdre Keating, Sergeant Jennifer Carrick, Sergeant Sheila Hackett, Sharon Hughes, Joe Grennan, Orla Finn, Kathleen Kelleher, Cllr Lourda Scott, Cllr Derek Mitchell, Cllr Mark Barry, Cllr Stephen Stokes, Tony McGuinness, Pratiksha Kamat, Abhishek Nath, Salil Walavalkar, Susan Ngereso McDarby, Annie Waithira Burke, Richie Power, Tom O’Mahony, Marguerite Deegan.

To Austin Prior who did an outstanding job as MC for the parade. And last but not least to the 60 plus volunteer stewards and marshals who so generously gave of their time on the day to ensure that that the parade was an enjoyable experience for the public and the participating groups involved.

Well done to all.


Thank You,


Gerry Walsh

Chair Greystones 2023 St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee

Light Up Greystones 2021

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Santa Claus is coming to Greystones Town on Saturday 20th November, with two special events.

🎅🏼 STARTING AT 4PM, Santa will be travelling around Greystones in his sleigh and wants all the boys and girls to come out and give him a wave. See Santa’s route below.

🎅🏼 STARTING AT 6PM tune into our Facebook page to watch the Light Up Greystones event from the comfort of your own home. This special show is presented by Anna Daly with special appearances from Laura Wood, Ross Scanlon, Dylan Crampton, Dustin the Turkey and Mr and Mrs Claus. Not to be missed!

🛷Santas route commences at 4pm🛷
🎅🏻Eden gate
🎅🏻Loop Charlesland
🎅🏻Rugby Club
🎅🏻along Mill rd to Delgany Wood
🎅🏻Past St. Laurence’s school
🎅🏻Loop of Beechbrook Park
🎅🏻To Seagreen
🎅🏻Left out of Seagreen, down Blacklion Manor rd
🎅🏻To Redford Park for a loop
🎅🏻Past St. Kevin’s school
🎅🏻To Marina Square
🎅🏻Back up to Fire Station
🎅🏻to finish up along Church rd

While Santa 🎅🏻 would love to be able to visit every estate it’s a very busy time of year but he hopes that everyone can make it to some part of the route to wave hello. Stay tuned to our social pages for updates on Santa’s journey.

Families are asked to ensure that proper social distancing is being maintained during Santa’s visit.

Greystones St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2020

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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: /


Ladies Night Greystones 2019 – Thursday 28th November

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Having embraced the rockin’ Ladies Night ever since it started,  this year’s one-day love-in has all the hallmarks of another groovy Greystones gathering. If you have been before, you’ll be back…. If you haven’t you are in for a treat – well loads of treats actually!

From one end of the town to the next, there will be bargains, buskers, free booze and big love.

Yep, it’s all happening on Thursday, November 28th, and here, we’re going to pull together all the best that the night has to offer.

One very special treat for the night is Las Tapas‘ spanking new cocktailThe Greystonian – which is Prosecco-based with Grey Goose vodka and passion fruit puree in the mix. Normally €9.50 for this mule kicker, but Sinan and co will have you shaken and stirred for just €5 on the night.


Barry and Shelley at Eleven Deli will be opening late for the night too, serving up nibbles and bubbly, of course, and giving a 10% on all hampers bought on the night. Yum!  Over at Camile on the night, you’ll get a free glass of Prosecco when you’re sitting down to their Ladies Night special – a three-course meal (starter, main & dessert) for just €30Nice.

At Daata, it’s a free G&T with every main course – which is how it should be, always.  Young Claudia at Elysian Brows in Meridian Point informs us that they’ll have giveaways, discounts, make-up demos, goodie bags for the first through the door, voucher extras (€100 becomes €125; €150 becomes €200), plus mince pies and mulled wineShazam!  Over at AMOC, they’re offering 10% discount on the night, plus their famous Danish recipe mulled wine along with some Christmas Tree Cake. Oh, and their delightful company too, of course…

At the town’s new children’s bookshopHalfway Up The Stairs, there’s 10% discount on the night, as well as, of course, free bubbles and nibblesPop!  Naturally, Anne at Pretty Woman is excited and delighted to be part of another fine night out in Greystones, and will have the free bubbly flowing and the bargains, with, yep, at 10% discount just for the hooley that’s in it.

Plenty more where that came from, of course – once, of course, the likes of Escape, Brooke & Shoals, Ashanti Gold, Concepts, La Touche Wines, JuJu, Azur and all the other groovy Greystones joints get back to us with their Ladies Night specials.  And there’s also the one-woman show by acclaimed comedian Julie Jay, presenting a Ladies Night exclusive at The Whale months before her Julie Really Love Me? tour gets underway next year. Just in case you’d like to finish the night laughingBada-Bing!

Safe to say, the night will be special, as the whole town pulls together. For a partyNice!

So, put the date in your diary.

Thanks to Paul Byrne for this great description in the Greystones Guide

Greystones welcomes our twining town Holyhead & the Male Voice Choir – Sat 23rd Nov

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Our Holyhead Twinning visitors will be with us next weekend.  Friday,  22 November to Sunday,  24 November 2019.

They will participate in our Greystones Christmas Lighting Ceremony in   Burnaby Park from  4 pm on Saturday 23rd

Following that the The Holyhead Male Voice Choir will also be travelling  for a joint concert with the Newtownmountkennedy Male Voice Choir  in the Greystones Rugby Club,  8 pm.  Admission €10 at the door.

The Holyhead Magee Family Folk Band will also participate.

2nd Consultation Phase – Public Realm Plan for Greystones, Sat 23rd November

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Click here for : Greystones Consultation Boards second phase

Any comments, suggestions or opinions please e mail  or complete the survey on


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!

Everyone knows that Greystones is a fantastic place to live and for many, this County Wicklow town is the envy of the nation. A thriving café culture, a stunning coastline and a
multitude of fascinating stories waiting to be told. However, as residents also know, Greystones is faced with challenges that need to be grappled with, including increased
development and traffic dominance.
To help address these problems and to improve the local streets and public spaces of  Greystones, it is vital that we take a collaborative approach, develop a shared vision and
deliver the best outcomes for the town.  Greystones 2020 and Wicklow County Council have taken the first step and commissioned a
team of specialists, headed by The Paul Hogarth Company, to create a Public Realm Plan for the town.

Having held a very successful initial consultation event and engaged with local school students, the team conducted a spatial and technical analysis of Greystones and have
now developed an initial Draft Plan for your consideration.  The Draft Plan includes a broad range of innovative and bespoke projects to be delivered
across the short, medium and longer term that seek to address climatic, demographic and  economic change in Greystones. Once finalised, they will be used as the basis for funding
As the Plan is a work in progress, we strongly encourage you to view the draft proposals and  help us shape the future of Greystones. The Draft Plan material will be available to view
online between Wednesday 20th November and 3rd December 2019. The draft plan and  the consultant team will also be in Greystones Library on Saturday 23rd November 2019
between 1-5pm.
It is very important everyone continues to engage with the plan process and shares their  views on these emerging projects and other ideas. This is your town, this is your plan, and so
we want you to be truly involved in it.

Note: The design team from The Paul Hogarth Company comprise Urban Designers, Landscape Architects and Town Planners. The team have been working in partnership with
local people, business and stakeholders since the project commenced in August 2019.