ure agus begorrah, given that we’re adding new history digs every other day, we’ve decided to go deep into GG’s archives and create this handy cut-out-and-keep guide.
With new history digs every other day, we’ve decided to go deep into GG’s archives with our handy cut-out-and-keep guide.
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.
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 thatFred Burnabywas Greystones’ hardest man ever. Oh, and check out his incredible missus, 19th century feminist pioneer Lizzie Hawkins-Whitshedhere.
Also worth checking out is Colin Doyle’s colourisation of some classic black & white Greystones pics, Sean Tierney‘s wonderful collection of old Greystonespostcards, alongside a selection of some the town’searliest shops righthere, our fine hotelshere, and our railwayhere. Plus, a fascinating early history of the Catholic Church in Greystones too righthere, and a video exploration of Delgany’s 145-year-old Nativityscene at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. And a cracking bit of home video of Delgany under snow back in 1982here, and a tour of Delgany’s ancient graveyard with Lalli de Buitlearhere.
On the Super 8 and TV front, we’ve also got some incredible Pathe News footage from the1926and the 1928Swim Galas in the town, along with their1920sfootage of Delgany. Plus, we round up RTE’s telly visits to Greystones here. You’ll find the full GGTV round-up here.
Truth be told, all the above is probably just the half of it. So, enjoy this little tapestry of our town, one that has taken eight years, so far, to put together, and will take at least another eight years more to complete, as Greystones’history has a habit of growing.
Day by day. Which is how history works.
Oh, and if you want a quick history of our dirty ol’ town, you’ll find that onehere.
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