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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 info@cur­tain­calla­cademy.ie to re­serve tick­ets.

Grey­stones AFC

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.

Jam ses­sion

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 hotspot­mu­si­clubg@gmail.com.

The Live Lounge is from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the jam ses­sion be­gin­ning at 4 p.m.

Beach bear

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.

Christ­mas cards

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.

Sleep out

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.

Bird­watch­ing walk

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.

Carol singers

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.

Dar­ragh re­mem­bered

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.

Pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion

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.

Open House

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.

Christ­mas car­ols

The Holy Rosary Church Choir an­nual Christ­mas carol recital will take place this Satur­day.

The per­for­mance will be on after 6 p.m. Mass.

Jam ses­sion

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 hotspot­mu­s­ic­club@gmail.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.

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