Greystones Community Notice Board –


Blessing of the graves

he annual Graves Blessing will take place at Redford Cemetery in Greystones on Sunday 21 November.

The service will begin at 3 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Active retirement

Members continue to enjoy art classes on Monday, little carpet bowling on Tuesday

A news contest is open to all members. They are asked to write a story of no more than 200 words and submit it by Tuesday 23 November to GARA Secretary Alice Quinn c / o Kilian House Family Center, Greystones. A63 CK06.

New members are welcome.


North Wicklow Country Market, Wicklow’s oldest market (51 years old) takes place every Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Newcastle Community Center.

The market includes fresh locally grown vegetables, bread, cakes and all kinds of pastries, savory products, jams, marmalade, syrups, 3Q relish and ketchup, eggs (chicken and duck), plants , fresh cut garden flowers, wooden planters, crafts and lamps and wooden planks made from locally sourced wood.

Coffee and tea are also served inside, according to government guidelines.

Open mic poetry

An open mic poetry reading event for Greystones and surrounding areas takes place the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Reading evenings will take place in person when a location becomes feasible.

Host Sarah Joy Thompson will lead poets and poetry lovers and give everyone the chance to read works.

Entry is free and the link to access the call is

Meditation monday

Aisling Leonard leads the meditation Monday mornings at 7 a.m. at The Cove.

“Together We Rise” is a 30-minute guided morning meditation to refocus, refresh and reset, allowing participants to greet the week with clarity, acceptance and intention.

In person and Zoom tickets are available.

The event is limited to 15 people. Aisling charges € 10 during these periods. Once the restrictions are lifted, the regular community price will be € 5. If a meditation session is canceled due to rain, she will reimburse the costs.

For a link to purchase tickets, email [email protected].

Meals on wheels

Greystones Meals on Wheels operates its service two days a week.

The long-standing service provides people with delicious and healthy meals delivered to their doorstep by friendly helpers.

Those in need of these services can call 01 2877311. Volunteers are also welcome to make contact.

Resource center

The Greystones Reaches Out Family Resource Center would like to reach out to families who need this extra support.

The GFRC can connect with families themselves or put them in touch with organizations that help them.

The center also focuses on domestic violence and a new outreach clinic with Bray Women’s Refuge will be held monthly at Greystones FRC.

Additionally, Bray Women’s Refuge provides support to the Greystones community, including safety planning and court support. Their 24/7 helpline is 01 2866163.

The GFRC is located at 28 Burnaby Court and can be contacted on 01 2557528.

Tributes to the deceased

This journal offers pieces of tribute to bereaved family members within the local community who have recently suffered the loss of a loved one.

The service is available free of charge and will be carried out taking into account your personal wishes and requests. Please contact the reporter whose details are listed above if you are interested in this or if you would like to do something to honor the memory of your recently deceased loved one.

Support against cancer

Greystones Cancer Support offices are closed but the organization can be contacted at [email protected] or 01 2871601 for more information on supports and online courses.

The group’s hypnotherapist, Eymer Nolan, runs online classes for members on the first Saturday of each month.

The singing group continues every Monday evening on Zoom.

The writing group meets every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

An online mindfulness course takes place Mondays from 10am to 11:15 am; and online chair yoga takes place on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Greystones Cancer Support’s 2021 AGM will take place on Tuesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

Anyone interested in participating is requested to confirm by e-mail and zoom invitations will then be sent.


The Greystones Toastmasters meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month at 8 p.m.

Meetings are currently being held on Zoom.

Send an email to [email protected] to register.

Cliff walk

The Cliff Walk remains partially closed.

It is safe to walk from Bray to the Windgates Steps, but the Greystones side is extremely dangerous and closed in some places.

The board assesses the issue and seeks solutions to the problem.

Thursday group

The next Delgany Thursday Group event will be the Christmas lunch on Thursday, December 2nd.

Lunch will begin at 12:45 p.m. at the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy.

The cost is 25 € per person.

To reserve, please contact Peter 086 8307644 or John 086 3566527 before Friday November 19th.


The Greystones Library has now reopened to the public for viewing and borrowing.

Meanwhile, online resources continue to include eBooks and audiobooks, courses, magazines, language learning and more.

Contact details for the local branch are available at

Road works

Ongoing road works north of the village of Kilcoole on the R761 / Kilcoole road are expected to continue until December 31.

Wicklow County Council has confirmed that traffic management will remain on the R761 north of the village of Kilcoole south of Kilquade Road until December 31. The road works are intended to facilitate pre-work for the proposed new Knockroe footpath.

History of the Guard

The Association of Retired Members of Garda Síochána (GRMA) invites people to participate in its project “Capturing Our History – An Oral History of An Garda Síochána 1922 – 2022”, one year after the 100th anniversary of the gardaí.

They are calling for photographs, documents, memorabilia and memorabilia from the child care service throughout this century, especially during some landmark and dark periods in the nation’s turbulent history.

Their appeal goes to all retired members, active members of Garda Síochána, their families and the general public for their participation in this event.

To include a story or keepsake, contact Mick Lernihan of the Bray branch, who is also GSRMA general secretary, on 086 8121860.

The town hall apologized for the inconvenience caused.

Food market

NeighbourFood Glenroe opened at Glenroe Farm.

The weekly market is open to orders. Buyers can register at and order online before the market closes at midnight on Tuesday.

Producers then prepare the orders and deliver them to the collection point at Glenroe Farm. Collection takes place between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Fresh produce is supplied by local businesses.


Jigsaw Wicklow can be contacted on 01 5240796 or [email protected].

The service is based in Bray and is aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who live, work or attend school in Wicklow.

Any young person going through a difficult time, or someone who is worried about him, can make contact.

Resources, articles, and direct support are available at

Exercise book

Wicklow Local Sports Partnership has published a home exercise booklet for seniors.

They advise adults of all ages to be physically active at a moderate intensity for at least 30 minutes each day. These 30 minutes could be broken down into three 10-minute episodes.

The partnership says that an exercise routine will help people stay independent and live longer, with a better quality of life. The publication offers a four-week program comprising a series of exercises.

The booklet is available online at or for a hard copy call 0404 20100.


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