The Potter Panto
Greystones-based Curtain Call Academy’s Showstoppers will be performing ‘The Potter Panto’ on Friday December 19 at 7.30 p.m., Saturday, December 20, at 3 p.m. and Sunday, December 31, at 3 p.m. in The Rooks Tower, Castle Inn, Newcastle.
The Pantomime is a hilariously funny with all of your favourite Harry Potter characters and well known songs. It is done in a skit style and will appeal to the young and old.
Tickets are €15 for adults and €10 for child, student and O.A.P.
It’s sure to be a great weekends entertainment and will sell out fast, so book now to avoid disappointment.
Email email@example.com to reserve tickets.
Greystones AFC is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year and the club is looking for help in putting the history of the club together.
The club is looking for old photographs, paper cut-outs, memorabilia or just even some stories about the club.
The club is particularly interested in items from pre 1947 and the 60s.
If you can help contact Patsy Greene at 086-1211802.
Every Sunday John Power’s Live Lounge from Garden County Radio broadcasts at the Hotspot music venue.
Drop up and listen to John Power’s Live Lounge with Hot Spot’s Café Jam.
It’s located above the Beach House, Greystones Harbour.
Sometimes it’s jazz, sometimes it’s Ukulele, sometimes just plain ole’ roots.
To participate, perform or promote, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Live Lounge is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the jam session beginning at 4 p.m.
Artist James Kenny has created 3D print models of the ‘Beach Bear’ sculpture located at the seafront in Greystones.
Kenny has done so with the permission of sculptor Patrick O’Reilly.
The bear was donated by the Dwyer family in memory of their late daughter Caroline Dwyer-Hickey.
Caroline battled cancer for nine years before her death in 2013. She worked as a teacher in Dublin. Her family wished to commemorate her with a lively sculpture which the children of the town in particular would enjoy.
To get your hands on one of the replicated sculptures, find James on Facebook and send him a message.
Greystones buildings and history book
Copies of ‘Greystones: Its Buildings and History’ are available from Bridie Mooney’s, Brady’s Homecare and Village Bookshops.
The guide books are published by the La Touche Legacy and Greystones Archeological and Historical Society.
The books celebrate the town’s buildings and give some of their history along with an insight into the La Touche Family and the Elizabeth Hawkins Whitshed family.
Greystones Cancer Support Christmas cards are now on sale.
The popular cards feature two beautiful photographs by Jody Connaughton, one with an iconic Greystones scene and another seasonal scene.
The pack of eight contains four each of the two designs. It’s €6 per pack or two packs for €10 at the centre, contact 01 2871601.
Bars of soap
A special appeal is being made for small bars of soap. These are the very small complimentary bars you receive in hotels.
If you have any to spare, leave them with the Holy Rosary Church Parish Office.
They will be sent to the missions in Africa where they will be very welcome.
The St Vincent de Paul youth sleep out in Greystones will be on from 3 p.m. on Sunday until 3 p.m. on Monday.
Local support and encouragement will be very welcome.
Greystones, Kilcoole and Newtown Baton Twirlers will hold their Twirltastic Christmas Show on Sunday.
The show will be on at Shoreline Leisure Centre in Greystones from 2.30 p.m.
Garden County Radio
Kathleen Kelleher will be on Garden County Radio on Saturday mornings presenting ‘All About Greystones.’
Kathleen will bring you all the Greystones news, interviews, items of special interest and your favourite music.
It will also be on Sundays at 9 a.m. with a late edition at 9 p.m.
Go to www.gardencountyradio.ie.
Saturday free parking
Parking is free in Greystones on Saturdays before Christmas. This applies to two-hour on-street parking in the town.
Birdwatch Ireland will host an outing along the Greystones to Bray cliff walk.
The walkers will be in search of farmland birds and sea birds.
The will meet at the railway level crossing at Rathdown Road in Greystones at 10 a.m. This is a free event. All are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Waterproof clothing and suitable footwear are advised.
The Cecil Beare Ecumenical Carol Singers invite you to go along and join with them to sing and collect. Donations will go to local charities. This week the groop will meet at 7.30 p.m. each evening. On Wednesday it’s the entrance to Woodlands, Thursday Fenton’s Fires, Monday Fenton’s Fires again, and Tuesday December 23 at the top of Rathdown Park.
On Christmas Eve, Wednesday December 24, the group will meet at Fenton’s Fires.
The Cadillacs present 1950s rock’n’roll at the Hotspot Music Club this Friday December 19.
This night will be held in memory of Darragh Kelly (21) from Greystones who died suddenly in his student accommodation in 2003.
The event will highlight the work of the Mater Family Screening Clinic, established to screen high risk families for conditions that can cause Sudden Adult/Arrythmia Death Syndrome.
The clinic, funded totally by charitable donations, has already screened over 4,500 family members.
The Kelly family would like to raise awareness of the fact that up to a hundred young people die of SADS
each year in Ireland. Each family who has suffered such an unexplained death should be screened.
Doors open at 9 p.m. with admission €10. Cash tickets can be purchased at Vintage La Touche at The Bridge on La Touche Place.
An exhibition on Greystones Harbour continues at Greystones Library for the month of December.
The O’Rourke family were involved over the years in photographing the town.
YWCA Coolnagreina on Trafalgar Road will hold Christmas coffee mornings and open house this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, December 17, 18 and 19. The facility will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Everyone is welcome to drop in for fresh coffee and homemade treats. For more information call 01 2874221.
The Holy Rosary Church Choir annual Christmas carol recital will take place this Saturday.
The performance will be on after 6 p.m. Mass.
Each Sunday John Power’s Live Lounge from Garden County Radio broadcasts at the Hotspot music venue.
Drop up and listen to John Power’s Live Lounge with Hot Spot’s Cafe Jam. It’s located above the Beach House at the Harbour. Sometimes it’s jazz, sometime’s it’s ukulele, sometimes just plain old roots.
To participate, perform or promote email email@example.com.
The Live Lounge is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the jam starting at 4.
Cancer Support annual mince pie morning
Greystones Cancer Support will be holding their annual mince pie morning once again this year.
Everyone is very welcome to attend on Monday, December 29.
The event will be on from 10.30 a.m. until 12.30 p.m.
‘Please join us at the centre for tea or coffee, mince pies and a chat,’ said a spokeswoman for the organisation.
Meanwhile, the office will close for Christmas from December 19 until January 7.
Assistance will still be available over the phone at 01 2871601.
‘No Bucks’ bus
The Tiglin ‘No Bucks Cafe’ bus will be coming to Greystones for a visit this week.
Curves Greysotnes supports the cafe which goes from town to town in Wicklow and Dublin helping the homeless.
The bus provides hot drinks, food, sleeping bags and toiletries,
On Thursday, the bus will be outside Curves in the evening for a visit with the community invited to have a look at the bus and the work done by Tiglin.