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!
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!
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
Annual Fundraising raffle will take place on the evening also:
- €1,000 SuperValu Greystones Shopping Spree from Anne Daly
- Dash Cam|Sponsored by Redwood IT
- Case of Moët et Chandon Champagne|Six Bottles
- Two Hour Flying Lesson @ Newcastle Airfield|Sponsored by Ross McParland
- Afternoon Tea for Two from Powerscourt Hotel
- Fourball from Delgany Golf Club
- Home Heating Oil from Glen Fuels
- Brunch for Four from Pigeon House Delgany