Greystones Active Retirement Association.

Want to join GARA?

Members can join at the AGM held in October in the Killian House Family Centre beside the Holy Rosary Church. Please come along on Thursday 19th October at 2.30pm

Coming Up

September 11th-An invitation to all GARA members to visit the Greystones Bowling Club (bring flat shoes please) to meet with club members and have tea or coffee from 2.30 to 4pm

September 27th Wednesday, Outing to National Art Gallery. Bus departs KFHC carpark at 10am. Cost €10

September 29th Friday-Monthly Get Together with a talk from Niall Hatch from Birdwatch Ireland

October 7th Saturday Tea Dance Parkview Hotel 2.30 to 5pm. Tickets €7.50

October 19th AGM

December 14th Christmas Lunch in Parkview Hotel. Tickets €25.


Granny (92) has nursing home install super speedy WiFi so she could Snapshot her grandkids.

This is an issue that all nursing homes will have to face going forward as more and more tech savvy clients take up residence. Going online has had enormous benefits for older people and nursing homes should have Wifi as standard to cater  to them

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Wicklow Times is now available online by clicking on


Want to join GARA? .

Just €15 to join and partake in the many activities of GARA. 2017/18-membership opens in October at the AGM (19/10/2017 @ 2.30)

Meetings and most of the activities take place in the Kilian House Family Centre on the grounds of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church just over the railway bridge.


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Welcome to the Greystones Active Retirement (GARA) website. Here you will find all the news,activities & things to do in Greystones every week and what's planned for the next few months.Greystones ARA actively encourages all people over 50 to join in, stay in contact and enjoy life in our beautiful town. You will find an activity for everyone and the facilities available to our members are excellent.Looking to the future,GARA hope to develop as an integerated part of the life for all elderly people in Greystones.With the benefits of the website we hope to be able to bring you up to date information online, with regular updates. We will also provide links to other areas of community interest and  matters of importance to association members as it arises. Please note that our "Things to do" page has a weekly update of news and events in Greystones . 



Greystones Active Retirement Association is open to all people, aged 50 years and over living in the Greystones, Co Wicklow area. GARA aims to offer opportunities for retired people to engage in a range of activities- including cultural pursuits, learning programmes, sporting activities and interesting outings and holidays,  both at home and abroad 

Printed newsletters  are also circulated to all members but we hope that the website will also be used to enhance and publicise our activities into the future. Our current membership stands at over 340 making it the largest Active Retirement Associations in Wicklow. 




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