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Going Back To Our Roots


Sure agus begorrah, given that January is a whole month of Mondays and February is a whole month of Tuesdays, we’ve decided to go deep into GG’s archives to help you kill those winter, Santa-stole-all-me-money blues.

As we constantly clean-up and even smarten up our archives, and its thousands upon thousands of pics, it’s rewarding every now and then to stop and smell the rose-tinted collections of Ye Olde Greystones.

So, if you feel like exploring the town’s gone-but-not-forgotten nightlife, look no further. If you’re curious about Hollywood’s constant flirtation with our town, click right here. Or maybe you simply want to go visit some old familiar faces, some childhood places, some childhood faces, or just take a walk through the past with Shay Clear.

There are lots and lots of options, of course, all of them in the drop-down Olde menu on our home page. Options such as The Old Harbour, The South Beach, old photo collections from Harry Acheson, Luke McGuinness, Joe Redmond, Eamon Flynn, Jack Clarke or Robert French.

Not that it’s all about ye olde black & white shots – the not-too-distant past is represented by Gwen’s Week, Maeve’s Magical Martini Tour, the Farrelly brother’s notorious Cabana’s shots, or that day Brendan Behan was arrested on Church Road, Michael Jackson rented out the Ormonde cinema, or Gene Wilder made one Burnaby home owner an offer he couldn’t refuse.

There were quite a few more added in 2018 – including the frickin’ massive Take A Hike – but, to be honest, just too lazy to go and check right now. You’ll have to seek them out for yourself.

Add to that archives of our beautiful neighbours Delgany, Bray, Kilcoole, Killincarrig and Kilmacanogue, along with the old shops & pubs, the old hotels and homes, the ruins,  Kilian’s Hall, The Ormonde and The North Beach Cottages, and, before you can find your way out of the GG archives again, it’ll be Paddy’s Day.

Truth be told, all the above is pretty much only the half of it. So, enjoy this little tapestry of our town, one that has taken five years, so far, to put together, and will take at least another five years more to complete, as Greystones’ history has a habit of growing.

Day by day.

Oh, and if you want a quick history of our dirty ol’ town, you’ll find that one here.

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