Stig Lau wrote on using Groovy, Neo4j and Maven together.
The result is a Groovy demo on top of Neo4j, distributed as a Maven archetype. Setting it up on your machine is a single Maven command. Stig concludes:
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Groovy just might have a nice syntax for writing the data-entries. However, I didn’t get it up and running as proposed, and therefore I am quite happy with getting a demo up and running on Groovy, and am passing the task of making the proposition work to Guillaume and the Neo4J team.