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Singers’ Cir­cle

Come all ye singers and lis­ten­ers to the Bray Singers’ Cir­cle at 9 p.m. on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, in the Ten­nis Club on Ve­vay Road.

This month, there will be three-ina-row from the in­com­pa­ra­ble Robert Kelly. Ev­ery style of song is wel­come, un­ac­com­pa­nied or with acous­tic self-ac­com­pa­ni­ment.

The sub­scrip­tion is €3. For more in­for­ma­tion call 087 230 2049, email or see Bray Singers’ Cir­cle on Face­book.

iPad classes

A week-long course of be­gin­ner iPad classes will take place in Bal­ly­waltrim, Bray and Grey­stones Li­braries this Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber.

The classes will cover top­ics such as in­ter­net safety, voice and video calls, so­cial me­dia, apps and on­line shop­ping.

Par­tic­i­pants will at­tend for one twohour class each day for one week. Both morn­ing and af­ter­noon class times are avail­able. iPads will be pro­vided to par­tic­i­pants for each class.

Classes in Bal­ly­waltrim com­mence on Tues­day, Septem­ber 19, in Grey­stones on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 2, and in Bray on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 9.

There is no charge to sign up but places are lim­ited with small class sizes peo­ple are asked to book as soon as pos­si­ble. To book a spot, call Bal­ly­waltrim Li­brary on 01 2723205, Grey­stones Li­brary on 01 2873548 or Bray Li­brary on 01 2862600.

Massin Por­tuguese

Fr Pat Mc Na­mara will cel­e­brate Mass in Por­tuguese at the Holy Redeemer Chapel 2:30pm, Satur­day 16th of Septem­ber.

All are wel­come, re­fresh­ments af­ter­word in the Cof­fee Dock

RSVP: por­tugue­se­mass­


Men­tal health or­gan­i­sa­tion Aware­hosts a sup­port group ev­ery Wed­nes­day at 7.30 p.m. in the Villa Pacis Cen­tre, on the grounds of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on Put­land Road in Bray.

Aware sup­port groups of­fer in­di­vid­u­als the op­por­tu­nity to talk openly about de­pres­sion, bipo­lar and other re­lated mood dis­or­ders and their im­pact.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.


Peo­ple want to re­main liv­ing in their own homes and their com­mu­ni­ties and HomeLink reaches out to older peo­ple mak­ing them feel more com­fort­able so they can live at home for longer.

The staff and vol­un­teers con­tact mem­bers with reg­u­lar phone calls, ar­range small re­pairs and or­gan­ise a range of so­cial events through­out the year.

Homelink has two events tak­ing place in the com­ing week.

First up is a sing-along in Quinn’s Bar at the Royal Ho­tel in Bray from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to­mor­row (Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14).

A cof­fee morn­ing will be held in Brady’s of Shankill from 11 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. next Tues­day, Septem­ber 19.

If a par­ent, rel­a­tive or neigh­bour would like to at­tend so­cial events, could ben­e­fit from HomeLink’s reg­u­lar calls, gar­den­ing, main­te­nance, or the in­stal­la­tion of se­cu­rity features in the home, con­tact HomeLink on 01 2014473.

Al­ter­na­tively if any­one would like to make a do­na­tion or get in­volved in or­gan­is­ing an event to sup­port HomeLink, they can email prhome­

Bray Cualann So­ci­ety

The au­tumn pro­gramme of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety com­mences at 8 p.m. on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, in the Royal Ho­tel on Main Street, Bray, at which Neal Do­herty will present his lec­ture ‘The Streets of Dublin.’

The story of Dublin can be ex­plored through its streets and pub­lic spa­ces. From the Vik­ings on­wards, the city streets were shaped by abbeys, churches, de­vel­op­ers, viceroys, lo­cal he­roes and vil­lains, trades­peo­ple, play­wrights, poets, writ­ers and many more. In his lec­ture Neil Do­herty will un­veil the hid­den his­tory be­hind many of Dublin’s streets, lanes, al­leys and pub­lic parks. The lec­ture will ex­plores not just the ori­gins of the street names, but also the ar­chi­tec­ture, the events and the peo­ple that shaped and re­shaped the streets peo­ple walk on ev­ery day.

All wel­come to at­tend this lec­tures - mem­bers go free while there is a €5 charge for visi­tors.

Full in­for­ma­tion on the so­ci­ety’s pro­gramme are avail­able on its web­site www.bray­cualannhis­tor­i­cal­so­ci­

Aladdin panto

Bray Mu­si­cal So­ci­ety are put­ting on Aladdin from Novem­ber 24 to 26 and De­cem­ber 1 to 2 in St Pa­trick’s School, Bray.

Re­hearsals are on Tues­days and Thurs­days in St Cro­nan’s school Bray.

Con­tact 086 2663250 or bray­mu­si­cal­so­ci­ for fur­ther de­tails.

Train and model fair

The next Bray train and model col­lec­tors fair will take place this Sun­day, Septem­ber 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bray Wheel­ers Club­house.

The ad­mis­sion charge of €1 will go to char­ity. Peo­ple can buy, sell or swap, source, re­store or chat. There will be tin toys, mod­els, cars, kits and more.

Tidy Towns

The An­nual Gen­eral Meet­ing (AGM) of Bray Tidy Towns will take place on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 21, in the Royal Ho­tel at 8 p.m.

The or­gan­i­sa­tion would like to in­vite all vol­un­teers to at­tend and those in­ter­ested in get­ting in­volved. New faces are al­ways wel­come.


Bray Grey­stones bad­minton club wel­come begin­ners, back to bad­minton play­ers and ju­niors ev­ery Thurs­day night in BIFE, No­vara Road, Bray, from 8 p.m. un­til 10 p.m. and Sun­day af­ter­noon from 4 p.m. un­til 6 p.m.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mary on 089 4132070


Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre presents ‘Thoughts on Pa­per, Can­vas & Cloth’, an ex­hi­bi­tion of art works from St John of God Car­mona Ser­vices and Sun­beam House Ser­vices un­til Sun­day, Septem­ber 24.

This ex­hi­bi­tion presents a vis­ual feast for the senses. Most of the artists from both ser­vices have been at­tend­ing the School House for Art in En­niskerry ev­ery Wed­nes­day for art skill and tech­nique based work­shops with artists Fiona O Far­rell and Eithne Grif­fin. Other artists also in­cluded in this ex­hi­bi­tion have at­tended in the past and ev­ery­one is de­lighted to be in­volved again. An open­ing re­cep­tion will take place on Sun­day, Septem­ber 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Café

The Alzheimer’s Café in Bray meets from 2.30 p.m. un­til 4 p.m. on the last Thurs­day of each month at the Or­chard, Bray Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion, Kil­lar­ney Road.

The café is a re­laxed place where peo­ple with de­men­tia, their fam­i­lies and friends, health and so­cial care pro­fes­sion­als come to­gether for ed­u­ca­tion and sup­port over a cup of tea. It is a safe space where peo­ple can share ex­pe­ri­ences and talk about de­men­tia.

This is a vol­un­tary joint ini­tia­tive by St Colum­cille’s Hos­pi­tal and Com­mu­nity Health in south Dublin and Wick­low.

The ser­vice is free of charge and wel­comes peo­ple with all types of de­men­tia and their fam­ily mem­bers and car­ers.

GROW men­tal health group

GROW Com­mu­nity Men­tal Health Move­ment meets ev­ery Tues­day at 11 a.m. in the Par­ish Cen­tre, Queen of Peace Church, Put­land Road, Bray.

If you are lonely, iso­lated or suf­fer­ing from stress, why not come learn a prac­ti­cal psy­chol­ogy of men­tal health? GROW is a mu­tual help, mu­tual sup­port group for per­sonal growth and change.

The group meets weekly, us­ing a 12 step pro­gramme of re­cov­ery.

Con­tact Leo at 086 8033124 or visit

Book clubs

There are two book clubs at Bray Li­brary.

The Fam­ily Book Club is for ages eight to 12 and par­ents and meets on a Satur­day at 2.45 p.m. The Adult Book Club meets on a Wed­nes­day at 11 a.m.

The li­brary’s open­ing hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Satur­day, and 1 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Tues­day and Thurs­day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 01 2862600.

Co­caine Anony­mous

If you think you have a prob­lem with co­caine, al­co­hol, or any other mind al­ter­ing sub­stance, there is a Co­caine Anony­mous meet­ing ev­ery week in Bray. The meet­ing takes place from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sun­days at one Cas­tle Street. For more in­for­ma­tion on this call 089 2442845.

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