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The Perfect Greystones 2019 Snap!


It is, of course, a lethal combination, putting a bunch of beautiful, talented and firm-buttocked photographers all together in one beautiful, evocative and fairly picturesque town.

Which may explain why our 2017 and 2018 Greystones Rocks photography competitions were so jampacked with the kind of shots that would make John Hinde put his foot through a stained glass window.

To paraphrase that Chandler lad.

As 2019 came to a close, we called on Greystones’ great unwashed to go rooting around in the back of your drawers and deep into their idle computer files to unearth the pic that they felt best represented Greystones today. Or thereabouts.

We’re a sucker, as always, for those beautiful sunrises, and sunsets, and early morning silhouettes of The Bear and that dirty big anchor over by Greystones Sailing Club, but what we’re particularly partial to when it comes to local photoschnappens is the unexpected. Perhaps the hollow hulk of The La Touche Hotel, standing tall against that sinking sun. Or those random moments – a kid scoffing down some Sweeney chips, Johnny Pernod in full Mexican garb, or Elvis actually paying for a lunch – that truly sum up life in this town in 2019.

And you feckers didn’t disappoint, sending in pics covering all kinds of Greystones everything.  And after mucho consideration, our three resident photographersBrian Keeley, John McGowan and, eh, Pablo – have finally picked the winner. It’s the mighty, mighty Liz Cusack and The Cove Gets A Slap. Boom!  A €50 voucher for the Greystones shop or eaterie of Liz’s choice is weaving its way through de dodgy Christmas post.

When it came to the public vote, it was a close call between Emma T’s Welcome To Greystones (featuring the bould Bonnie) and Julie Honan’s Pull Up A Bench, with the latter just pipping it to the post once we added in those social media votes. By people who don’t understand how computers work. Both will receive, eh, a year’s free subscription to The Guide.

As you can see here, there were some remarkable shots this year, with honorable mentions going to Odeta Botes, Lisa Hempenstall, Ruthie Spurling, Marc Diamond, Darragh Stokes, Cian Cardiff, Riona Baldwin and Rob Lawless…

Now, go check out the 2017 entries here, and the 2018 line-up here.

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  1. Paul says:

    Boom! some incredible shots there. Doing a total count, we’re adding the social media votes here (some people just don’t know how the internet works)…

    Pyjamaroni With Cheese 18 votes
    Pull Up A Bench 16 votes
    Perfect View 16 votes
    Cove Gets A Slap 15 votes
    The Future Is Bright 15 votes
    Let Me Take You Down 15 votes
    Monday Morning Glory 14 votes

  2. Adele Cocchiglia says:

    Perfect View – Odeta Botes (Lenticular cloud:-formed when moist air forced into higher altitudes over mountains by strong winds condenses and then becomes trapped in a pocket of calm air on the other side of the mountain….. in other words: right place, right time for a stunning photo!)

  3. Rob says:

    Perfect View
    Odeta Botes for first place !

  4. Irena Chlumecka says:

    Perfect view by Odeta Botes

  5. Adele Cocchiglia says:

    Perfect View – Odeta Botes (Lenticular cloud:-formed when moist air forced into higher altitudes over mountains by strong winds condenses and then becomes trapped in a pocket of calm air on the other side of the mountain….. in other words: right place, right time for a stunning photo! )

  6. Klara Lally says:

    Perfect view by Odeta

  7. Suzanne Finucane says:

    Perfect View by Odeta Botes

  8. David Botes says:

    Perfect View – by Odeta Botes

  9. Lesa says:

    Perfect view by Odeta Botes

  10. Noelle Sutton says:

    Perfect View by Odeta Burokaite

  11. Nancy Falkow says:

    Odeta Botes -for the win – amazing capture of that cloud. I can’t scroll back up to find the title!

  12. Linda says:

    Heavenly sunset by Ian McCann

  13. Martina Murphy says:

    Follow me home by Yvonne Harmon

  14. Laoise says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

  15. Deirdre Thorpe says:

    Pull up a Bench by Julie Honan

  16. Ciara says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

  17. Pamela says:

    In the pink Jodie Bettles

  18. Pamela says:

    There he goes Erica Lambkin

  19. Liam Bissell says:

    Pull up a bench – Julie Honan

  20. Helen grainge says:

    There he goes by Erika Lambkin

  21. Helen says:

    In the pink by Jodie bettles

  22. Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

    Truly a life changing piece

  23. Jodie bettles says:

    There he goes by Erika Lambkin

  24. Emma says:

    The future is bright by Lisa Hempenstall !

  25. Stephen says:

    The future is bright – Lisa Hempenstall

  26. Anna Gillman says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

  27. Emma Hewson says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

    Absolutely stunning!

  28. Aisleigh McGann-Russo says:

    Pull up a Bench my Julie Honan! Smashing picture!

  29. Niamh McGeown says:

    Pull Up A Bench by Julie Honan

  30. Conor fennell says:

    Pull up a bench!!

  31. Joyce Fegan says:

    Pull up a Bench by Julie Honan

  32. Laura Horgan says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

  33. Jonni says:

    Pull up a bench Julie Hinan

  34. Alan Conway Behan says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

  35. marcus connolly says:

    Pull up a bench

  36. Elaine Reade says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

  37. ISABEL MC CANN says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

  38. Colin Bissell says:

    Pull up a bench- Julie honan

  39. charles r roche says:

    Cove gets a Slap. Liz Cusack

  40. Áine Fletcher says:

    Pull up a bench by Julie Honan

  41. Hayley says:

    Stretching and yawning by Michelle Byrne

  42. Tricia Carr says:

    ‘The Future Is Bright’ by Lisa Hempenstall

  43. Frank says:

    Welcome
    To
    Greystones

  44. Ciaran says:

    The future is bright

  45. Maryk says:

    The future is bright!

  46. Sadie Nolan says:

    Welcome to greystones doggie

  47. Geneva says:

    Monday Morning Glory by Aditi Kapoor

  48. Carole Vince says:

    Loved the promise and enticement of Let me take you down, by Laura Casey Maher.

  49. Arpit Tandon says:

    Monday morning glory by aditi

  50. Saloni says:

    Monday morning glory by Aditi Kapoor

  51. Sara Jane Trebar says:

    Let me Take you down- Laura Casey Maher

  52. Laura says:

    Let Me Take You Down – Laura Maher

  53. Bobby Nugent says:

    Monday monday by maggie Dunne Hughes

  54. Aditi's newest fan :) says:

    Monday Morning Glory by Aditi Kapoor

  55. Kriti Mehrotra says:

    Monday Morning Glory by Aditi Kapoor

  56. Brendan Dunne says:

    Monday Monday by Maggie Dunne Hughes

  57. Shane Dunne Hughes says:

    Monday Monday by Maggie Dunne Hughes

  58. Jackie taylor says:

    Monday Monday by Maggie Dunne Hughes

  59. Vaibhav says:

    Monday Morning Glory by Aditi Kapoor

  60. Vaibhav says:

    Monday Morning Glory by Aditi Kapoor

  61. Amy Dunne Hughes says:

    Monday Monday – Maggie Dunne Hughes

  62. Karen Teague says:

    Shades of blue by Catherine Malone Delaney

  63. Parul says:

    Monday Morning Glory by Aditi

  64. Eugenia Canty says:

    Shades of Blue!!

  65. Sheila hand says:

    Welcome to greystones, Emma T

  66. Katia Cabral Vilkas says:

    Welcome to Greystones by Emma and Bonnie

  67. Sylvia says:

    Welcome to Greystones By EMMA & Bonnie

  68. Lorraine Conway says:

    Windy August Day – Arran Feighery

  69. Kate fogarty says:

    Welcome to greystones- bonnie!

  70. Sheila says:

    Welcome to Greystones Emma and Bonnie

  71. Sharon Hargrave says:

    Welcome to Greystones Emma T

  72. Amber Fallon says:

    Welcome to Greystones! Amber.fallo n@gmail.com

  73. Miriam says:

    Welcome to Greystoned

  74. Elizabeth Smith says:

    Welcome to Greystones Emma &Bonnie

  75. Laura says:

    Welcome to Greystones. Bonnie

  76. Dave Brennan says:

    Welcome to Greystonex

  77. Eimear phelan says:

    Welcome to Greystone

  78. Brenda Cappelli says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  79. Clodagh Hearne says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  80. Welcwelcome to greystones Emma and bonnieome

  81. Louise O'Hare says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  82. Eithne Dalby says:

    Welcome to Greystones Emna and Bonnie.

  83. Samantha Lacken says:

    Welcome to Greystones Emma T.

  84. Leonie says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  85. Maria says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  86. Rose curtin says:

    Welcome to greystones Emma and bonnie

  87. Trish says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  88. Noeleen says:

    Welcome to Greystones – Emma’s picture

  89. Caroline Dolan says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  90. Bernadette says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  91. Valerie Farley says:

    Welcome to greystones Emma and Bonnie

  92. Aideen Walshe says:

    Welcome to Greystones

  93. Peter Moreau says:

    Windy August Day by Arran Feighery

  94. Julie Cole says:

    Float On -Alison Lynch

  95. Caroline Maslin says:

    Windy August Day by Arran Feighery

  96. richard says:

    a windy day in greystones

  97. Janet feighery says:

    Windy day in greystones

  98. Kate Byrne says:

    Windy day in greystones

  99. Mary Kearney says:

    Welcome to greystones
    Emma Tag

  100. Cjhelle Griffiths says:

    Windy August day

  101. Kelda Traynor says:

    Windy August day

  102. Joey says:

    A windy day in Greystones

  103. Julie munez says:

    Windy day in Greystones

  104. Joanne Shannon says:

    Windy August Day

  105. Roxane says:

    A windy day in greystones

  106. Robert Marsh says:

    Welcome to greystones
    Emma Tagliarino

  107. paul o'sullivan says:

    Greystone rocks

  108. Aideen McLoughlin says:

    Welcome to Greystones
    Emma Tag

  109. Olga Byrne says:

    Dog on welcome to greystones

  110. Elaine Tagliarino says:

    Welcome to greystones. Bonnie

  111. Jenny Flynn says:

    Welcome to Greystones Emma T