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It’s one of our most popular annual competitions, and it’s not difficult to figure out why.

Give someone a camera, let them loose in picturesque Greystones, and there’s a very good chance magic will ensue.

Having been won in its debut year by Michael Bialis’ The Perfect Storm [above left], in 2018 by Louis Duffy-Barrett’s Harbour Noir and last year by Liz Cusack’s Cove Gets A Slap, the only downside to our annual Greystones Rocks photography competition is not being able to give every entry that 1st place rosette

Take a jump back to 2017 here, 2018 here and last year’s line-up here, and you’ll see what we mean. So much beauty, and skill, and each one a reminder of just how lucky we are to live here.

For 2020, there’s a slight change of plan. In honour of the Guide’s favourite photographer, the winning entry will be presented with the very first Brian Keeley Photography Award. Given just how much Brian loved capturing the widescreen wonders of this town, we’re sure he’d be very happy to see his name carrying on that tradition.

We’ve also got to give a shout-out too to our new sponsors for this year’s competition, The Orchard, a brand new and somewhat exclusive group of just 9 houses tucked away up behind Grattan Park. You can find out more about these dream homes right about here.

In the meantime, snappy days are here again! Send your favourite Greystones 2020 pics [limited to 3 per entrant] to photo@greystonesguide.ie, and vote for your favourite in the comments below…

In Flow by Anne McInerney

Enola by Christian Byrne

Sign O’ The Times by Dave Daly

Spot The Ball by Amy O’Halloran

Wild Blue Yonder by Susan Alas

Sunrise Swim by Aileen Quinn

The Journey by Matheus Santos

Endless Love by Matheus Santos

Greyrocks by Matheus Santos

Cumulus Rising by Sinead Wyse

Walk This Way by Lesley O’Callaghan

The Limit #1 by Sarah Whelan

The Limit #2 by Sarah Whelan

The Limit #3 by Sarah Whelan

First Swim Of The Year by Manus Hingerty

Wake Up by Jackie Morrin Hubinette

Skyfall by Liz Cusack

Northern Exposure by Liz Cusack

Lockdown Light #3 by Robbie Godsil

Lockdown Light #2 by Robbie Godsil

Lockdown Light #1 by Robbie Godsil

The Great Escape by Ann Fortune

Hit It! by Ann Fortune

Getting Late by Peter Patrick

Aphelion On Cliff Walk by Hilary Cooney

Hot Chocolate At The Cove by Aimee Owens (8)

Vive Le Mens by Ciara Galligan

Champion The Day by Ciara Galligan

Did Someone Say Catfish? by Patricia O’Mahony

Harley’s Harbour Happiness by Amy O’Halloran

Harley & Chewie Spot A Cat by Amy O’Halloran

Angel Orange by Kevin Doran

Cliff Walk Barcode by Neil Connolly

Bray Head by E. Brian Dempsey

Old Friends by John McKiernan

Bullet The Blue Sky by John McKiernan

The Long Road Home by John McKiernan

The Early Worm by David Lowen

Anchor’s Wahay by Kevin Doran

Late In The Evening by Kevin Doran

Nature’s Playground by Niamh Delmar

Cobblers Bulk by Breda Donnelly

In the Distance by Robert Madden

Among The Rolling Hills by Patricia O’Mahony

What’s Up, Dock? by Lisa Hempenstall

Waiting On The Man by Darragh Stokes

South Beach Sunrise by Al Smith

Lookout by Jade McMeekin-Quinn

Trio by Peter Perry

Rain Cloud, South Beach by Susan Campbell

All Quiet On The Eastern Front by Darragh Stokes

Complete And Utter Anchor by Darragh Stokes

Take That! by Lisa Hempenstall

Keep Your Light On by Thomas Doyle

Lone Star by Thomas Doyle

UFO by Thomas Doyle

Purple Reign by Robert Madden

Heads Up by Jade McMeekin-Quinn

Getting Closer by Trevor Quinn

High & Mighty by Trevor Quinn

Bullet by Jade McMeekin-Quinn

Heart Of Glass by Robert Madden

I Saw The Light by Aileen Quinn

The Wake by Rob Lawless

Mercury by George M. Edgeworth

Greystones Rockpools! by Leah Kelly

The North Beach Awakes by David Roche

Grey Stones In Lockdown by Tracy Murphy

Here It Comes… by Arran Feighery

Marina Magic by Arran Feighery

Stride On by Arran Feighery

Somewhere… by Gareth Dalton

Chips Ahoy by Rob Lawless

Shepherd’s On Fire by Gareth Dalton

Elvis Descending by Gareth Dalton

Let’s Do This by Rob Lawless

Harbour Sunset 1 by Alan Keane

Harbour Sunset 2 by Alan Keane

The Field by Declan Nessan Shaw

A Brand New Day by Alan Keane

Just Another Greystones Sunrise by Conor Keatings

Watch The Skies by Kim Hayden

Sunrise At Redford by Cathal Kehoe

Sunrise At Redford 2 by Cathal Kehoe

Sunrise At Redford 3 by Cathal Kehoe

On The Edge by Sharon Felton

Car Ahoy! by Susan Alas

Did I Dream You Dreamed About Me? by Kevin Doyle

Homeward by Declan Nessan Shaw

Cove Impression by Anne Keatings

Friday Night Lockdown by Ian McCann

X Marks The Spot by Ian McCann

August’s End at The Cove by Ian McCann

Feeling Like A Kid Again by Michael McCahill

Cliff Walk by Tania Verzanova

Coming Home by Tania Verzanova

Into The Light by Kieron Gallagher

Into The Light 2 by Kieron Gallagher

Healing by Michael McCahill

Indepth Approach by Tracy Murphy-Dewar

Silent Marina Night by Tracy Murphy-Dewar

Blue & Green by Anne Keatings

Heavenly Morning by Anja Grupe

Finnegan’s Wake by Siobhan Tinkler

You Lookin’ At Me? by Siobhan Tinkler

Smackdown by Anja Grupe

Greystones Harbour (De)lights by Patricia Raffelt

Habour Lights by Lisa Hempenstall

The Great Wide Open by Trevor Quinn

Cocoa At The Cove by Siobhan Tinkler

Over The Trees by Anja Grupe

Masts At Dusk by Paula Thompson

Reelin’ In The Years by Dave Daly

Sunset Over North Beach by Greg Tierney

Afterglow by Dave Daly

Great Ball Of Fire by Stephen Keating

High Ball by Stephen Keating

Ball Of Fie by Stephen Keating

The Have Yachts by Ailbhe Kelly

Birds Of Pray by Ailbhe Kelly

Try To Be A Rainbow In Someone’s Cloud by Gem Bryan

Perfect Day #1 by Gem Bryan

Perfect Day #2 by Gem Bryan

Entries are limited to three per person. You can check out previous Greystones Rocks competitions here.

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  1. Sebastián Gabriel Olivo says:

    Endless love and The journy by Matheus Santos.

  2. Roberto Kosak says:

    Endless love and The journy by Matheus Santos.

  3. Grainne says:

    The limit 2

  4. Jess says:

    The limit 1 or 2

  5. Jess says:

    The Limit 1 or 2

  6. Ben says:

    The Limit 1 & 2

    Sarah Whelan

  7. James O'Brien says:

    Both the journey and Endless love by Matheus Santos

  8. Sonia C says:

    Sarah Whelan. 2 the limit

  9. Ella says:

    My vote goes to…

    The Journey by Matheus Santos

    Endless Love by Matheus Santos

    Greyrocks by Matheus Santos

  10. Edward Greystones says:

    Greyrocks, The Journey and Endless Love by Matheus Santos

  11. Edward says:

    The Journey – Matheus Santos

  12. Julienne Dockery says:

    Vote for – In Flow Anne McInernerny

  13. Mathilde says:

    My vote goes to Anne McInerney!

  14. James P says:

    The Limit 2 Sarah Whelan

  15. Tara Fitzpatrick says:

    Hot chocolate at the cove by Aimee

  16. Shane says:

    The Limit 2

  17. Ice man says:

    I vote for the Limit #1, 2 & 3 by Sarah Whelan. Bunny

  18. Paul B says:

    The Limit 1 & 2 – nice bright and uplifting photos

  19. Karen Kelly says:

    The limit picture 2 by Sarah Whelan, fabulous and artistic

  20. Tim says:

    The limit
    #1 #2 #3

    Really capture the natural beauty of greystones .

  21. James D says:

    The limit 2

  22. Michelle Smith says:

    The limit picture 2 by Sarah Whelan

  23. Delores Smith says:

    Sarah Whelan the limit number 2

  24. Stephen Doyle says:

    I vote for the Limit #1, 2 & 3 by Sarah Whelan

  25. Nina Doyle says:

    The limit 1, 2 and 3 by Sarah Whelan

  26. Santo Diaz says:

    The Limit 1 & 2 by Sarah Whelan

  27. Eleanor W says:

    The Limit #3 by Sarah Whelan And The Limit #1 by Sarah Whelan

  28. Aivaras says:

    The limit 1, 2 & 3

    Sarah whelan

  29. Jules Maher says:

    The Limit #1 by Sarah Whelan

  30. Niamh Harrington says:

    The Limit #1 #2 and #3 by Sarah Whelan

  31. Marcella Finnegan says:

    I vote for the first photo of three by Robert Madden.

  32. Debbie C says:

    The Limit 1 or 2, by S.Whelan the are both my favourite. Tough choice.

  33. Debbie C says:

    The Limit 1 or 2, by S.Whelan the are both my favourite. Tough choice.

  34. Mary says:

    Sarah Whelan

    The Limit 1 & 2.

  35. Rapheal says:

    The limit 1, 2, 3
    Sarah Whelan

  36. Nick says:

    The Limit 1 & 2 – Sarah Whelan

  37. Peter says:

    Any of The Limit Collection by Sarah Whelan

  38. Sandy says:

    Sarah Whelan
    The Limit – 1 , 2 & 3

  39. Patricia says:

    The Limit 1,2, 3.
    Sarah Whelan

  40. Shelley Smith says:

    Sarah Whelan 2 and 3 the limit amazing pics

  41. Sara D says:

    The Limit #1’ by Sarah Whelan Gorgeous!!!

  42. Sara says:

    The Limit #1 #2 #3 by Sarah Whelan!!

  43. Sally O Donnell says:

    Love ‘The Limit #1’ by Sarah Whelan. Absolutely beautiful!

  44. Sinead Wyse says:

    I vote for
    Feeling like a kid again
    By Michael McCahill

  45. Katie Mcgovern says:

    I vote The limit #2 by Sarah Whelan

  46. Áine says:

    Spot The Ball by Amy O’Halloran

  47. U. Grupe says:

    I like Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  48. Claire Mc Grath says:

    Harley and Chewbacca by Amy O’ Halloran

  49. Sinéad Coffey says:

    Spot the ball by Amy O’Halloran.. fab photo x

  50. Christina says:

    Spot the Ball Amy O Halloran is outstanding

  51. Garrett says:

    Hot chocolate at the cove by Aimee Owens

  52. Daphne owens says:

    Hot chocolate at the cove
    Aimee owens

  53. Aideen O Grady says:

    “Spot the ball” by Amy O Halloran is amazing!

  54. Clair says:

    Love ‘spot the ball’ perfect timing

  55. Tracey says:

    Spot the ball by Amy O’Halloran

  56. John Doody says:

    hot chocolate at the cove by Aimee Owens (8)

  57. Michelle Finlay says:

    Hot Chocolate at the cove by Aimee Owens

  58. Cathal OC says:

    Hot Chocolate At The Cove by Aimee Owens

  59. Jackie Carroll says:

    Hot Chocolate at the cove by Aimee Owens

  60. Mel Smullen says:

    Hot chocolate at the cove by Aimee Owens

  61. Monica Donegan says:

    Hot chocolate at the Cove by Aimee Owens

  62. Caroline says:

    Hot chocolatier at the cove by Aimee Owens!

  63. Sinead Fitzgerald says:

    Spot the ball by Amy O’Halloran

  64. Magdalena Burke says:

    Aimee Owens

  65. Sinéad Dalton says:

    Hot chocolate at the Cove by Aimee Owens

  66. Mide says:

    Hot Chocolate At The Cove by Aimee Owens (8)

  67. Maite Zuzaeta says:

    Hot Chocolate At The Cove by Aimee Owens

  68. Lisa says:

    My vote is for Hot Chocolate at the Cove by Aimee Owens

  69. Theresa Quinn says:

    Hot Chocolate At The Cove by Aimee Owens

  70. Caroline McGarry says:

    Hot Chocolate at the Cove by Aimee Owens

  71. Ciara Malone Nystrand says:

    Some fantastic entries. I vote for Hot Chocolate At The Cove by Aimee Owens!

  72. Nicole Mc Laughlin says:

    Hot Chocolate at the Cove by Aimee Owens

  73. Julie Theron says:

    Hot chocolate at the cove by Aimee

  74. Ruth Harnett says:

    Hot chocolate at the cove by Aimee Owens

  75. Ruth Harnett says:

    Hot Chocolate by the cove by Aimee Owens

  76. Thomas Gascoine says:

    Spot the ball by Amy O’Halloran

  77. David Doyle says:

    Spot the ball by Amy O’Halloran

  78. Jack says:

    Amy O’Halloran, Spot the ball

  79. Denise says:

    Harley and chewy spot a cat, by Amy O Halloran

  80. Sarah kemp says:

    Amy o’halloran- spot the ball

  81. Lisa Mahon says:

    Amy O’Halloran, Spot the ball

  82. Jemma says:

    Harley & Chewie Spot A Cat by Amy O’Halloran

  83. Mary Ganly says:

    Smack Down by Anja Grupe. Beautiful !!

  84. Cristinas says:

    Wild Blue Yonder

  85. Tania Verzanova says:

    My vote goes to Just Another Greystones Sunrise by Conor Keatings

  86. Mary says:

    My vote is for Anja Grupe’s ‘Smackdown‘

  87. Austin prior says:

    Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  88. Michael Mccahill says:

    Rain cloud south beach

  89. Camille says:

    Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  90. Sandra O'Raw says:

    Take That By Lisa Hempenstall

  91. Jennifer Southern says:

    The Great Wide Open by Trevor Quinn

  92. Grainne Murphy says:

    Favourite is Harbour Lights by Lisa Hempenstall

  93. Angela Flynn says:

    The Great Wide Open by Trevor Quinn

  94. Ian Denver says:

    The Great Wide Open by Trevor Quinn

  95. Mack says:

    The Great Wide Open by Trevor Quinn

  96. Tricia Carr says:

    Tricia Carr:- My favorite is ‘Harbour Lights’by Lisa Hempenstall

  97. Alan Mc Cann says:

    Alan likes Ian Mc Cann’s ‘August’s End at the Cove’

  98. Mary Mc Cann says:

    Mary likes Anja Grupe’s ‘Smackdown’

  99. Mary Mc Cann says:

    Mary loves ‘ August’s End at the Cove’ by ian Mc Cann

  100. Siobhan says:

    The Great Wide Open by Trevor Quinn

  101. Áine says:

    The Great Wide Open by Travor Quinn ♡

  102. Sean says:

    The Great Wide Open by Trevor Quinn

  103. Barbara says:

    August’s End at the Cove by Ian McCann

  104. Barbara says:

    Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  105. Margaret says:

    Augusta end at the cove by Ian Mc Cann

  106. Simon O’Neill says:

    Vote to Just another Greystones sunrise – love the framing ( very Newgrange )

  107. Issy says:

    Smackdown by anja grupe

  108. Clare Casey says:

    Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  109. Clare Casey says:

    Smack down by Anja Grupe

  110. Marie O Donnell says:

    Smackdown by Anja Goupe

  111. Sinead Wade says:

    I would like to vote for Smackdown by Anja Goupe

  112. Siobhan Flanagan says:

    ‘Smackdown” by Anja Grupe. Greystones Rocks.

  113. Jo Leonard says:

    My vote goes to Smack down by Anja Grupe

  114. Mary Killilea says:

    Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  115. Fiona Gonzalez says:

    Harbour lights by Lisa Hempenstall

  116. Inmaculada quiles says:

    Smack down by Anna grupe

  117. Carmel Kelly says:

    Rockpools by Leah Kelly is si unusual fantastic

  118. Eilis O'Driscoll says:

    Smackdown by Anna Grupe

  119. Grainne Quinn says:

    Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  120. Deirdre Gunning says:

    Smackdown by Anja Grupe.

  121. Anna says:

    My vote goes to Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  122. Anne O'Donohue says:

    I vote for Smackdown by Anja Grupe

  123. Mark Renucci says:

    I vote for the Conor Keatings one: “just another sunrise”

    An unusual perspective

  124. Anja says:

    I vote for August’s End by the cove by Ian McCann

  125. ian says:

    Definitely “Just another sunrise” by conor keatings

  126. Megan says:

    I vote Sunrise Swim by Aileen Quinn and August’s End at the Cove by Ian McCann!

  127. August’s End at the Cove by Ian McCann

  128. Linda says:

    August’s End at the cove by Ian McCann. Fabulous!!

  129. Kenneth says:

    Just another sunrise by Conor Keatings

  130. Kenneth goonery says:

    I vote Just another sunrise

    looks as Neolithic as Newgrange – savage shot

  131. Anne says:

    I vote for Just Another Greystones Sunrise by Conor Keatings

  132. Dec Shaw says:

    Sunrise Swim by Aileen Quinn!

  133. Christine Quinn says:

    Greystones rock pools by Leah Kelly amazing!

  134. Carmel kelly says:

    Fantastics pictures rock pools by leah kelly outstanding

  135. Paul says:

    Voting is now open…