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It’s pretty overwhelming, just how many great old shots there are of this little town of ours.

The R101 Airship over the Holy Rosary 18th Nov 1929

The R101 Airship over the Holy Rosary 18th Nov 1929

Which is pretty much why we decided it was time to build up a healthy archive of Greystones images, from every era. Just to show the world where we’ve been, who we are, and where we’re going…

Not that we could fit them all on one simple post. You’ll find lots and lots of different avenues to explore on our Olde Days menu option above.

So, if you’re interested in Greystones’ past, check out Gary Acheson‘s regular feature,  Blasts From The Past, charting the weird and wonderful history of the town. Gary’s father, Harry, an amateur photographer, also took a bunch of fascinating Greystones shots in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s, and you can view those here. Gary jumps back to his own teenage wildlife here, whilst another Greystones photographer, the late, great Luke McGuinness, captures the town through the ’80s and ’90s here.

You can also check out some incredible 19th century shots of Greystones from our famous resident, Robert French, right here, along with an in-depth analysis here of many of the great Lawrence photographer’s Greystones photographs by local fisherman-turned-author Seamus Hayden. Talking of French, there’s also a clever video contrasting Greystones then with now by local filmmaker Jake McKone right here.
We’ve also got some incredible Pathe News footage from the 1926 and the 1928 Swim Galas in the town, along with their 1920s footage of Delgany. Oh, and check out the old harbour collection too – along with Gary’s history of the North Beach cottages – before taking a dip in The Cove.

Coast Guards early 1800s

Also worth checking out is Sean Tierney‘s wonderful collection of old Greystones postcards, alongside a selection of some the town’s earliest shops right here,  our fine hotels here, and our railway here. Plus, a fascinating early history of the Catholic Church in Greystones too right here, and a video exploration of Delgany’s 145-year-old Nativity scene at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And a cracking bit of home video of Delgany under snow back in 1982 here.

Oh, and just to make sure that we don’t forget the lifeblood of all this Greystones history, there’s People Power, pulling together all the Greystonians, young and old, in one place – namely, here. – and we put forward the argument that Fred Burnaby was Greystones’ hardest man ever. Oh, and check out his incredible missus, 19th century feminist pioneer Lizzie Hawkins-Whitshed here.

And once you’ve taken a trip through all of that, have a little fun with all the oddities and soddities about the town, pulled together, once again, by Gary Acheson.

Suffice to say, there’s tons more where that came from. Just click on our Olde Days option in the menu above, and you’ll find a hundred and one Oul’ Paddy’s Cave wonders dropping down.

In the meantime, if you have any pics you want us to include, just email us on info@greystonesguide.ie, and we’ll make sure your photograph and its source gets the VIP treatment it deserves.

Greystones Postcard 1930s or '40s Source Patrick Neary

Greystones Postcard 1930s or ’40s Source Patrick Neary

Summer Wheat, Greystones 2004 Pic Phil Pankov

Summer Wheat, Greystones 2004 Pic Phil Pankov

Something To Sing About from Greystones Old Novelty Postcard

Novelty fold-out Greystones postcard

Old Greystones Fire Engine till 1981. Pic Willie Doyle

Stiltwalkers From Duffy's Circus on Church Road 16th Aug 1928

Stiltwalkers From Duffy’s Circus on Church Road 16th Aug 1928

John Nolan continues the family trade. Source Derek Paine

John Nolan continues the family trade. Source Derek Paine

Kinlen Rd resident Eamonn de Valera at St Killian's Hall, 1914. Source Derek Paine

Kinlen Rd resident Eamonn de Valera at St Killian’s Hall, 1914. Source Derek Paine

Mr Doyle & passenger outside Dunboy House. Source Derek Paine

Mr Doyle & passenger outside Dunboy House. Source Derek Paine

St Patrick's School at an Ormonde matinee 1968. Source Derek Paine

St Patrick’s School at an Ormonde matinee 1968. Source Derek Paine

!st Greystones Catholic Boys Scouts 1930

1st Greystones Catholic Boys Scouts 1930

Taximan Mark Burke from Killarney Rd, 1932. Source Derek Paine

Taximan Mark Burke from Killarney Rd, 1932. Source Derek Paine

Sugarload drive. Pic: Deirdre Kelleher

Sugar Loaf drive. Pic: Deirdre Kelleher

Good Luck From Greystones greeting card. Source Derek Paine

Good Luck From Greystones greeting card. Source Derek Paine

The Greystones Pipe & Drum Band. Source Derek Paine

The Greystones Pipe & Drum Band. Source Derek Paine

Thomas Foley collecting gravel at the North Beach. Source Derek Paine

Thomas Foley collecting gravel at the North Beach. Source Derek Paine

Beer delivery truck outside the train station - before the shops arrived. Source Derek Paine

Beer delivery truck outside the train station – before the shops arrived. Source Derek Paine

Luton Dairy Depot. Source Derek Paine

Luton Dairy Depot. Source Derek Paine

Fire practice on the North Beach. Source Derek Paine

Fire practice on the North Beach. Source Derek Paine

I Hear That Train A-Comin'. Source Derek Paine

I Hear That Train A-Comin’. Source Derek Paine

Lodge at Killincarrig Crossroads. Source Derek Paine

Lodge at Killincarrig Crossroads. Source Derek Paine

Lower Church Road 1915. Source Derek Paine

Lower Church Road 1915. Source Derek Paine

Trafalgar Rd's Presbyterian Church 1920. Source Derek Paine

Trafalgar Rd’s Presbyterian Church 1920. Source Derek Paine

Trafalgar Road 1910. Source Derek Paine

Trafalgar Road 1910. Source Derek Paine

The old fish factory - now Meridian Point. Source Derek Paine

The old fish factory – now Meridian Point. Source Derek Paine

Greystones' 1st Ever Gay Pride Parade

Greystones’ 1st Ever Gay Pride Parade

The Bathing Place - aka The Cove. Source Derek Paine

The Bathing Place – aka The Cove. Source Derek Paine

Evan's Cafe, on the South Beach. Source Derek Paine

Evan’s Cafe, on the South Beach. Source Derek Paine

Church Road during the school run. Early 20th century.

Church Road during the school run. Early 20th century.

The North Beach Cottages early 1900s

The North Beach Cottages early 1900s

Trafalgar Road: The Thatch Years. Source: Patrick Neary

Trafalgar Road: The Thatch Years. Source: Patrick Neary

Burnaby Estate Pic: Robert French

Burnaby Estate Pic: Robert French

Burnaby Park Later That Day Pic: Robert French

Burnaby Park Later That Day. Possibly. Pic: Robert French

Church Road mid-20th century [with The Happy Pear back over your right shoulder]

Church Road mid-20th century [with The Happy Pear back over your right shoulder]

Church Road circa 1900-1939 Eason Photographic Collection

Church Road circa 1900-1939 Eason Photographic Collection

Killincarrick Road during rush hour Source: Patrick Neary

Killincarrick Road during rush hour Source: Patrick Neary

Blacklion & Greystones from Coolagad. Source: Patrick Neary

Blacklion & Greystones from Coolagad. Source: Patrick Neary

The Royal Navy outside Paddy's

The Royal Navy outside Paddy’s

Holy Rosary Church Spire is taken down due to constant leaks

Holy Rosary Church Spire is taken down due to constant leaks

Holy Rosary Church Spire

Holy Rosary Church spire in happier, wetter, days

View from La Touche along North Beach. Source Derek Paine

View from La Touche along North Beach. Source Derek Paine

Greystones Railway Hotel postcard Sean Tierney

Greystones Railway Hotel postcard Sean Tierney

Greystones Gold Club Postcard

Greystones Gold Club Postcard

The Beach House sale 21st Oct 1901

The Beach House sale 21st Oct 1901

Greystones Golf Club House Pic Robert French

Greystones Golf Club House Pic Robert French

Dann's during rush hour Source Derek Paine

Dann’s during rush hour Source Derek Paine

Kevin Cavey surfing in Greystones, on his first fibreglass board 1967

Kevin Cavey surfing in Greystones, on his first fibreglass board 1967

Dann's gets a little May snow Source: Derek Paine

Dann’s gets a little May snow Source: Derek Paine

Trafalgar Road from Grand Hotel Robert French

Trafalgar Road from Grand Hotel Robert French

old harbour postcard greystons

Old Greystones Harbour postcard

View from La Touche Hotel roof towards the South Beach Pic: Robert French

View from La Touche Hotel roof towards the South Beach Pic: Robert French

Bridge Road Pic Robert French

Bridge Road Pic Robert French

Burnaby Estate, Greystones Lawrence Collection

Burnaby Estate, Greystones Lawrence Collection

Blacklion Church Pic: Robert French

Blacklion Church Pic: Robert French

Greystones General View Robert French Trafalgar Road

Trafalgar Road Pic: Robert French

Church Road Postcard

Church Road Postcard

Visitors To The Seaside Robert French

John Sweeney [Joe’s late brother] loves that ass. Robert French

Ronnie Drew & Friends circa 1970 Source Patrick Neary

Ronnie Drew & Friends circa 1970 Source Patrick Neary

Golfing At Greystones Pic: Robert French

Golfing At Greystones Pic: Robert French

Greystones From Windgates Hill Pic: Robert French

Greystones From Windgates Hill Pic: Robert French

Greystones by Henry McManus RHA 1855

Greystones by Henry McManus RHA 1855

Greystones from Coolagad by Henry McManus RHA 1855

Greystones from Coolagad by Henry McManus RHA 1855

Greystones Harbour by Henry McManus RHA 1855

Greystones Harbour by Henry McManus RHA 1855

The-Quay-Unloading The Coal-Greystones-The-Lawrence-Collection-768x498 (768x498)

The Quay The Lawrence Collection

St Patrick's Church & possibly, the photographer Robert French

St Patrick’s Church & possibly, the photographer Robert French

Jimmy & John Hayden (walking) Derek Paine & Pat Kelly together, Aleck Tucker Source: Derek Paine

Jimmy & John Hayden (walking) Derek Paine & Pat Kelly together, Aleck Tucker Source: Derek Paine

Coal Horse 1870 Source: Derek Paine

Coal Horse 1870 Source: Derek Paine

Greystones Harbour Boats Snuffs Derek Paine

Greystones Harbour Boats Snuffs Derek Paine

Greystones View from Golf Club Pic: Robert French

Greystones View from Golf Club Pic: Robert French

Holy Rosary with its spire. Taken from Eden Road (aka Bow's Lane) Source Derek Paine

Holy Rosary with its spire. Taken from Eden Road (aka Bow’s Lane) Source Derek Paine

Hoy Rosary Church from the Seafront

Hoy Rosary Church from the Seafront

Major Peter La Touche's welcoming committee Delgany 1902

Major Peter La Touche’s welcoming committee Delgany 1902

Harbour Pier before the steps fell into the sea 2nd Feb 1912 Source Derek Paine

Harbour Pier before the steps fell into the sea 2nd Feb 1912 Source Derek Paine

Harbour Shipwreck October 1910 Source Derek Paine

Harbour Shipwreck October 1910 Source Derek Paine

Trafalgar Road 1906

Trafalgar Road 1906

Burnaby Park Cottage

Burnaby Park Cottage

Cabana's Niteclub - Where Parasites Are Found

Cabana’s Niteclub – Where Parasites Are Found

Christ Church Delgany

Christ Church Delgany

Greystones Railway Turntable in operation

Greystones Railway Turntable in operation

Back L2R O'Shea, O'Connor, Joe Redmond, Joe Gunning, Cardiff & John Gunning. Front L2R Ozzie Spurling, Paddy Murphy, Donie Doyle, Des Mitchell & Kevin Glynn

Back L2R O’Shea, O’Connor, Joe Redmond, Joe Gunning, Cardiff & John Gunning. Front L2R Ozzie Spurling, Paddy Murphy, Donie Doyle, Des Mitchell & Kevin Glynn

Burnaby Stores McFarland Price List

Burnaby Stores McFarland Price List

John McKenzie, John Redmond & Leslie Redmond early 1950s Source Jago Hayden (JM's cousin)

John McKenzie, John Redmond & Leslie Redmond early 1950s Source Jago Hayden (JM’s cousin)

McFarland Flyer Burnaby Stores

McFarland Flyer Burnaby Stores

Church Road 1974 Pic Brian White

Church Road 1974 Pic Brian White

Rathdown Road & Jink's Hill, 1904

Rathdown Road & Jink’s Hill, 1904

Holy Rosary Church 1904 Source Parish Centenary Magazine 2008

Holy Rosary Church 1904 Source Parish Centenary Magazine 2008

Greystones Main Street 1930s Pic: Unknown

Greystones Main Street 1930s Pic: Unknown

Bels of Greystones Source Derek Paine

Bels of Greystones Source Derek Paine

Where Cafe Gray and Permanent TSB are today Source Derek Paine

Where Cafe Gray and Permanent TSB are today Source Derek Paine

John Somers, John Connolly, John McKenzie, John Redmond and coxsman Michael Carroll, alongside Billy Manweiler and Robert Gunning Source Derek Paine

John Somers, John Connolly, John McKenzie, John Redmond and coxsman Michael Carroll, alongside Billy Manweiler and Robert Gunning

The Hungry Monk's early days Source Derek Paine

The Hungry Monk’s early days Source Derek Paine

Trafalgar Road Postcard Source Pip Carr

Trafalgar Road Postcard Source Pip Carr

Greystones Motor & Engineering Company billboard Source Derek Paine

Greystones Motor & Engineering Company billboard Source Derek Paine

Harold Hill, Derek Wilkinson, Richard Hill Source Derek Paine

Harold Hill, Derek Wilkinson, Richard Hill Source Derek Paine

Hill's Garage on the Main Street Source Derek Paine

Hill’s Garage on the Main Street Source Derek Paine

Hill's Garage, Main Street aerial view Source Derek Paine

Hill’s Garage, Main Street aerial view Source Derek Paine

Jinx Hill, Rathdown Road claims another victim 1963 Source Derek Paine

Jinx Hill, Rathdown Road claims another victim 1963 Source Derek Paine

Lone Car Burnaby Park Source Derek Paine

Lone Car Burnaby Park Source Derek Paine

Misses Frost and her chauffeur Albert Archer outside The Firs, New Road Source Derek Paine

Misses Frost and her chauffeur Albert Archer outside The Firs, New Road Source Derek Paine

Shell Garage Source Derek Paine

Shell Garage Source Derek Paine

Watson & Johnson Souce Derek Paine

Watson & Johnson Souce Derek Paine

Watson & Johnson's Esso Garage Source Derek Paine

Watson & Johnson’s Esso Garage Source Derek Paine

Circus Elephants North Beach 2005

Circus Elephants North Beach 2005

Danny Hatton with son John 1958

Danny Hatton with son John 1958

Mr & Mrs Kelly, grandparents of Joe Sweeney

Mr & Mrs Kelly, grandparents of Joe Sweeney

Patricia McFarland, Elizabeth McFarland, Sheila Griffin, Valerie Patterson, Hazel Griffin August 1954

Patricia McFarland, Elizabeth McFarland, Sheila Griffin, Valerie Patterson, Hazel Griffin August 1954

Greystones Railway Station with Val and Carol Couchman Source Derek Paine

Greystones Railway Station with Val and Carol Couchman Source Derek Paine

View from La Touche Hotel Source Derek Paine

View from La Touche Hotel Source Derek Paine

Leftover blocks from the North Wall construction

Leftover blocks from the North Wall construction

Fishing columnist J. Ashton Freeman circa 1950 - photographed by Peter Slattery

Fishing columnist J. Ashton Freeman circa 1950 – photographed by Peter Slattery

Joe Redmond - photographed by Peter Slattery

Joe Redmond – photographed by Peter Slattery

Retired postman Ben Doyle - photographed by Peter Slattery

Retired postman Ben Doyle – photographed by Peter Slattery

Willie Redmond's workshop - photographed by Peter Slattery

Willie Redmond’s workshop – photographed by Peter Slattery

Willie Redmond photographed by Peter Slattery

Willie Redmond photographed by Peter Slattery

Grand Hotel 1910

Grand Hotel 1910

Grand Hotel Drawing Room Photo Dr Gerstenberg 1940

Grand Hotel Drawing Room Photo Dr Gerstenberg 1940

Greystones Is Doing Me Good Ad

Greystones Is Doing Me Good Ad

Lewis's Hotel Staff 1927

Lewis’s Hotel Staff 1927

Peter La Touche 1775 by Robert Hunter

Peter La Touche 1775 by Robert Hunter

Greystones Summer Festival way back when Pic Dave Daly

Greystones Summer Festival way back when Pic Dave Daly

The Grand Hotel Pic Dr Gerstenberger

The Grand Hotel Pic Dr Gerstenberger

Early Greystones postcards - lift the mouth, and Greystones scenery revealed!

Early Greystones postcards – lift the mouth, and Greystones scenery revealed!

A muddy main street outside The Railway Hotel

A muddy main street outside The Railway Hotel

Greystones Railway Station - note Grand Hotel laundry basket bound for Dublin

Greystones Railway Station – note Grand Hotel laundry basket bound for Dublin

Level Crossing circa 1880

Level Crossing circa 1880

Railway Hotel & main street

Railway Hotel & main street

Sam French (who would later become a lawyer and local historian) with his sister Henrietta at Greystones Railway Station

Sam French (who would later become a lawyer and local historian) with his sister Henrietta at Greystones Railway Station

South Beach with bathers changing rooms

South Beach with bathers changing rooms

South Beach Men's with black flag

South Beach postcard (with black flag)

Greystones Main Street Pic Tim O'Brien

Greystones Main Street Pic Tim O’Brien

Bray Head from Grand Hotel Pic Patrick Neary

Bray Head from Grand Hotel Pic Patrick Neary

St. Brigid's Convent Pic Patrick Neary

St. Brigid’s Convent Pic Patrick Neary

Trafalgar Road from the Harbour Pic Patrick Neary

Trafalgar Road from the Harbour Pic Patrick Neary

Gap Bridge Pic Patrick Neary

Gap Bridge Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Church The Wrench Series Postcard

Greystones Church The Wrench Series Postcard

Greystones Harbour Thatched Roofs Pic: Gary Acheson

Greystones Harbour Thatched Roofs Pic: Gary Acheson

North Beach 1994 with stones possibly from Rathdown Castle Pic Patrick Neary

North Beach 1994 with stones possibly from Rathdown Castle Pic Patrick Neary

A Greystones Bath Pic Gary Acheson

A Greystones Bath Pic Gary Acheson

Grand Hotel postcard LD Paskins (598x382)

Greystones Operatic & Dramatic Society's production of Yeoman Of The Guard Pic Marcella Finnegan

Greystones Operatic & Dramatic Society’s production of Yeoman Of The Guard Pic Marcella Finnegan

The Gap Bridge Nov 2004 Patrick Neary

The Gap Bridge Nov 2004 Patrick Neary

Harbour Snow Pic Jonathan Ellis

Harbour Snow Pic Jonathan Ellis

Helicopter Rescue Demo The Cove Pic Anne Stanley

Helicopter Rescue Demo The Cove Pic Anne Stanley

Fassaroe Castle Built 1535 Photo Patrick Neary Jan 1995

Fassaroe Castle Built 1535 Photo Patrick Neary Jan 1995

The Cove postcard - with extra added glitter

The Cove postcard – with extra added glitter

Greystones Teenagers Harbour 1935 (it says, but we reckon later)

Greystones Teenagers Harbour 1935

McFarland's Shop Pic Jean Hatton

McFarland’s Shop Pic Jean Hatton

Greystones Station Ads Pic Jean Hatton

Greystones Station Ads Pic Jean Hatton

The Royal Bank (now Sherry Fitz) Pic Jean Hatton

The Royal Bank (now Sherry Fitz) Pic Jean Hatton

Brady's Hardware 1970s

Brady’s Hardware 1970s

Greystones Postcard Harbour 1950s

Greystones Postcard Harbour 1951 pic. Centre boat, Hayden’s The Kathleen. John McKenzie leaning in.

Greystones Multi-View Postcard

Greystones Multi-View Postcard

Jean Hatton 1954 - outside her uncle Claud McFarland's shop

Jean Hatton 1954 – outside her uncle Claud McFarland’s shop

Greystones Fire Brigade 1967 with their Land Rover FC outside Evans' Garage

Greystones Fire Brigade 1967 with their Land Rover FC outside Evans’ Garage

Jim Hayden retires from Greystones Fire Brigade Oct 1989 after 24 years

Jim Hayden retires from Greystones Fire Brigade Oct 1989 after 24 years

The Cove 1960s Pic Philip Carthew

The Cove 1960s Pic Philip Carthew

Lady Glenapp on holiday in Greystones The Tatler Aug 1929

Lady Glenapp on holiday in Greystones The Tatler Aug 1929

Portland Road 1940 Postcard

Portland Road 1940 Postcard

The Dock 1960s Postcard Pic Carnew

The Dock 1960s Postcard Pic Carnew

Greystones Postcard Little Sugarloaf Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Postcard Little Sugarloaf Pic Patrick Neary

Summer Fun at Greystones Harbour

Summer Fun at Greystones Harbour

Orchard United, sometime in the 1970s. Or the 1870s. Not sure.

Orchard United, sometime in the 1970s. Or the 1870s. Not sure.

delgany bus trafalgar road 1964 Pic Patrick Neary

Delgany Bus, Trafalgar Road 1964

Bray Cliff Walk Steam Train Pic Patrick Neary

Bray Cliff Walk Steam Train Pic Patrick Neary

Cliff Walk First Railway - Bridge Disaster 1867

Cliff Walk First Railway – Bridge Disaster Aug 7th 1867 Faulty joint – two passengers died, 23 – including driver and firemen – injured

Greystones From Bray Head 1960s postcard

Greystones From Bray Head 1960s postcard

Cliff Walk Ponies

Cliff Walk Ponies

Delgany Youth 1950 Primrose Dagg, Noeleen Ludlow, Ruth Reade, John Fox, Neville Spurling, David Spurling, Jean Edge, Rhona McLinden, Carrie Taylor Pic Evelyn Hughes

Delgany Youth 1950 Primrose Dagg, Noeleen Ludlow, Ruth Reade, John Fox, Neville Spurling, David Spurling, Jean Edge, Rhona McLinden, Carrie Taylor Pic Evelyn Hughes

Old Bridge at North Beach Nov 2001 Pic Paula McGuinness

Old Bridge at North Beach Nov 2001 Pic Paula McGuinness

Willie Redmond and Jago Hayden Pic Irish Anglers Site

Willie Redmond and Jago Hayden Pic Irish Anglers Site

CBS Greystones Band 1965 Pic John Devereux

CBS Greystones Band 1965 Pic John Devereux

Cliff Walk before the walls & fences

Cliff Walk before the walls & fences

Greystones Railway Station Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Railway Station Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Christmas December 18th 1987 - from the Bray People

Greystones Christmas December 18th 1987 – from the Bray People

Holy Rosary viewed from La Touche Place

Holy Rosary viewed from La Touche Place

Greystones Confirmation 1954. L2R Back: Michael McGowan, Brendan Lynch, Brian Mooney, Joe Dietrich, Tony Kelly L2R Front: Eddie Barry, Brendan Hayden, Austin Gaskin, Vincent Ovington Pic: Bernie Hayden

Greystones Confirmation 1954. L2R Back: Michael McGowan, Brendan Lynch, Brian Mooney, Joe Dietrich, Tony Kelly
L2R Front: Eddie Barry, Brendan Hayden, Austin Gaskin, Vincent Ovington Pic: Bernie Hayden

St Kevin's CBS School 1961 Pic Patrick Neary

St Kevin’s CBS School 1961 Pic Patrick Neary

Whitshed Road 1905 Pic Patrick Neary

Whitshed Road 1905 Pic Patrick Neary

The Boat Slip Pic Patrick Neary

The Boat Slip Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Golf Links 1905 Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Golf Links 1905 Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones From Golf Hill Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones From Golf Hill Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Harbour Postcard 1950s Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Harbour Postcard 1950s Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Railway Hotel Station Square 1890 Pic Patrick Neary

Station Square 1890 Source Patrick Neary

Copper Kettle Menu 1977 Pic Paula McGuinness

Copper Kettle Menu 1977 Pic Paula McGuinness

Grand Hotel Pic: Patrick Neary

Grand Hotel Pic: Patrick Neary

St David's 1914 - when it was still a family home Pic: Patrick Neary

St David’s 1914 – when it was still a family home Pic: Patrick Neary

St Brigid's Convent School Autumn 1959 Pic Patrick Neary

St Brigid’s Convent School Autumn 1959 Pic Patrick Neary

St Killian's Hall Pic Patrick Neary

St Killian’s Hall Pic Patrick Neary

Moon Over the Harbour Pic Anne Stanley

Moon Over the Harbour Pic Anne Stanley

Out on the Water Pic Anne Stanley

Out on the Water Pic Anne Stanley

Redford & Rathdown from the sky Pic Anne Stanley

Redford & Rathdown from the sky Pic Anne Stanley

Old Greystones Harbour Pic Anne Stanley (2)

Diving Off The Rocks 1970s Pic Paul Richards

Diving Off The Rocks 1970s Pic Paul Richards

Fenelons Field Greystones 1960s Pic: Colm Flanagan

Fenelons Field Greystones 1960s Pic: Colm Flanagan

Greystones Football Team 1970s Pic Patrick Neary

Greystones Football Team 1970s Pic Patrick Neary

Back of the old La Touche Hotel Pic: Unknown

Back of the old La Touche Hotel Pic: Unknown

Bejiggers, that's a wave Pic Anne Hogan-White

Bejiggers, that’s a wave Pic Anne Hogan-White

Holy Communion 1977 with Greg O'Shea, Emma Gray, David Harmon, Sylvia Harmon, Robert Mooney Pic Aisling Kemp

Holy Communion 1977 with Greg O’Shea, Emma Gray, David Harmon, Sylvia Harmon, Robert Mooney Pic Aisling Kemp

Minella Seery, Ronnie Drew, Sister Dara Vader, Pat Daly & Pat O’Hanlon Pic Gloria Barry

Old Harbour Sunlight Pic Anne Stanley

Old Harbour Sunlight Pic Anne Stanley

Mr & Mrs Joyce 1970s Pic Eilis Seoigh

Mr & Mrs Joyce 1970s Pic Eilis Seoigh

Old Harbour aerial shot Pic Anne Stanley

Old Harbour aerial shot Pic Anne Stanley

Redford Park just before the houses popped up Pic Gary Acheson

Redford Park just before the houses popped up Pic Gary Acheson

Sponsored row to Kish Lighthouse with Niall Hayden, Pat Mooney, John Redmond, unknown, Snowy Byrne and John Byrne

Sponsored row to Kish Lighthouse with Niall Hayden, Pat Mooney, John Redmond, unknown, Snowy Byrne and John Byrne

St Kevin's before St Laurence's School was built, with Ciara Fanning, Roisin McGinley O'Neill, Margaret Browne, Jason Dowdall Pic Orlagh Phillpotts

St Kevin’s before St Laurence’s School was built, with Ciara Fanning, Roisin McGinley O’Neill, Margaret Browne, Jason Dowdall Pic Orlagh Phillpotts

St Killian's Hall 1960s with Nuala Walby, Peggy Kinsella, Theresa Corrigan, Betty Canna, Monica Darcy, Albert Green Pic Maud Tee

St Killian’s Hall 1960s with Nuala Walby, Peggy Kinsella, Theresa Corrigan, Betty Canna, Monica Darcy, Albert Green Pic Maud Tee

The Avery Ladies Enjoy A Little Harbour Sunshine Pic Nick Avery

The Avery Ladies Enjoy A Little Harbour Sunshine Pic Nick Avery

The Greystones Rowing Club's Shamrock 1, with cox Niall Hayden August Monday 1992

The Greystones Rowing Club’s Shamrock 1, with cox Niall Hayden August Monday 1992

The Hackett sisters 1960s Pic Suzanne Hackett Cox

The Hackett sisters 1960s Pic Suzanne Hackett Cox

The Shopping Basket's iconic plastic bag Pic Danielle Murphy

The Shopping Basket’s iconic plastic bag Pic Danielle Murphy

The snow 1981 Pic Gary Acheson

The snow 1981 Pic Gary Acheson

The snow 1981, heading up towards Redford Cemetery Pic Gary Acheson

The snow 1981, heading up towards Redford Cemetery Pic Gary Acheson

12 Comments

  1. Patrick Hogan says:

    Great photos – enjoying them all in Australia with many fond memories of Greystones.

  2. Barry Bessant says:

    Great looking at the photo’s … I am researching the woodlands hotel, Greystones particularly aroun 1970 so if you have any more pics or news articles I would be very interested in them … Cheers

  3. Kevin Hoey says:

    An amazing trip down memory lane but I’m just a blow in. Only moved to Greystones circa 1960 🙂 – Kevin Hoey

  4. Sarah Byrne says:

    fab photos some memorable faces that take me back to my childhood and then some names that i would have heard from my mams family Sarah Byrne born and breed in Greystones

  5. Niall says:

    The big snow-fall was 1982

  6. Stephen says:

    Thanks for sharing all the photos. I got a surprise to see my little face in the St.Laurence’s pic. All of 40 years ago now. Brought heaps of vague memories back, when we were in the 2 little prefabs outside St.Kevins CBS. Yes. Thanks for sharing

  7. Frank Kelly says:

    What a wonderful history of Greystones

  8. John D says:

    Thank you for putting these up. You’ve done us a great service and you’ve obviously expended a good bit of time and effort on it all.

  9. Terry Germany, new Quinn says:

    Fantastic, came across this by accident. Many old friends. Thanks. Terry Germsny new Quinn. Now in Cambridgeshire.

  10. Terry Germany, nee Quinn says:

    Correction. Terry Germany nee Quinn. Ex Crow Abbey and Grattan Park. Left 1957.

  11. Eamon Martin says:

    Wonderful photo history .

  12. Jack Butterworth says:

    First visited Greystones about 15 years ago, my Grandfather Joe Doyle was from there although I am now 73. We have been drawn back many times since.

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