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Wicklow Covid-19 Helpline

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A dedicated community support helpline has been  established  by Wicklow County Council and supporting stakeholders  to assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency. The confidential phone line service was  established by the new COVID-19 County Wicklow Community Response Forum, which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations.

The Helpline is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.   In some instances, transport of vulnerable persons to test centres will be provided.  The role of the Forum is to ensure that there is a coordinated community response and to enable all voluntary statutory agencies to collaborate in support of our communities and particularly of our most vulnerable members.

The FREE contact number is 1800 868 399 with the lines open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week. Contact email address for this new service is covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie. Any vulnerable members of the public or persons wishing to volunteer should be advised to contact this free phone number – 1800 868 399.

A couple of volunteers from each area will act as co-ordinators and allocate the various requests from the support line to the many volunteer individuals and groups in their areas

La Touche Legacy Festival of History 2020

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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.

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: Kcoughla@wicklowcoco.ie / GreystonesMD@wicklowcoco.ie.

 

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.

BOOM!

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 info@greystones.ie  or complete the survey on https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TFQJDX9

 

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
applications.
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.

 

Switching on of the Christmas Lights – Sat 23rd November

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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!