Greystones Community Notice Board – Independent.ie
orth 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 lumber. locally sourced wooden lamps and planks.
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 venue becomes possible.
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 us04web.zoom.us.
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]
NeighbourFood Glenroe opened at Glenroe Farm.
The weekly market is open to orders. Buyers can register at aroundfood.ie/glenroe 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.
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.
Good Life Market
The Good Life Craft Farmer’s Market is held at Fishers of Newtown on Fridays and at St Patrick’s National School in Greystones on Sundays.
The market is located in Newtown on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
A weekly market is now also held in Greystones from noon to 3:30 p.m.
Each event includes fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade products, hot dishes and more.
There is also a raffle at € 5 for two installments, with food stamps as a reward.
The Greystones Family Resource Center (GFRC) Reaches Out 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 offers 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.
The hours of operation for the County Wicklow Community Call helpline have been extended.
The service is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, and can be reached on 1 800 868 399, or by email at [email protected] Trained staff are available to coordinate assistance to the elderly or vulnerable.
The Greystones Community Policing Unit maintains a register of the elderly.
Gardaí asks that if anyone knows of an elderly person living alone who might be vulnerable, they send the details to [email protected]
Tributes to the deceased
This journal offers tribute to members of bereaved families 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.
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.
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.
The booklet is available online at wicklowlsp.ie or for a hard copy call 0404 20100.
Two History Ireland magazine podcasts covering “Wicklow in the Revolutionary Decade” are now available on historyireland.com.
The podcast on North Wicklow features John Dorney, Rosemary Raughter, James Scannell and Brian White. The podcast on South Wicklow features Sheila Clarke, Brendan Flynn, Kevin Lee, Padraig Óg Ó Ruairc and Jim Rees.
These podcasts are supported by the Wicklow County Council Archives Service and the Department of Tourism, Culture, the Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, as part of the Centennial Decade 2012-2022 initiative. .
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.
Wicklow Dementia Support is calling for volunteers for the Alzpals Friendship Service for people with dementia.
The Friendship Service is for people in the early stages of dementia who need friendship and stimulation. He also supports the caregiver by offering him a break. Send an email to [email protected]
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 ask for photographs, documents, memorabilia and memorabilia from the child care service throughout this century, especially at 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 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 wicklow.ie.
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. Alternative routes are available and marked.
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