he trouble with being locked away in the GG lighthouse seven days a week, writing about Greystones, is simple.
Mango out, Tuk in
There’s very little time anymore to actually hang out in Greystones.
Which might explain why even the Guide can be a little sideswiped by changes down the town when we do venture out.
Source founders Paul & Emma Medeiros
Such as Green Mango exiting and Asian street food outlet Tuk about to take its place. Or Burnaby food truck Tall Boy Toastie going into hibernation for the winter, the global zero waste chain The Source Bulk Food about to set up shop in the Meridian, and the overnight arrival in the town of 4,327 sushi bars.
Everyone assumes we already know about all these Monopoly moves, and so, no one ever bothers sending a messenger pigeon up to our busy lighthouse.
Which may explain how a coffee shop opened down at The Cove last October without our knowing. And given just how different this particular coffee shop is, dang, we really should have heard something.
Part of the ever-expanding Tiglin – the Wicklow-based charity helping give people with addiction problems a second chance – Rise At The Cove is set in the grounds of Carraig Eden, the award-winning centre for men keen to find a happy and healthy place in society.
And Rise has set itself two firm goals – to serve the people walking through their doors the finest coffee in all of Greystones, and to serve those behind the counter with a chance to embark on a new career and a new life.
With Tiglin looking after the latter, Rise manager Gavin Murphy islooking after the former, having taken the helm on quite a few of Wicklow’s finest restaurants and cafés over the years. With plans afoot to expand their 7am to 3pm hours, along with just what they have on offer – such as Fad Saoil Sauna’spop-up, opening there from Friday 21st – it’s clear that Rise At The Cove is here to stay.
Just how it all came together, and the effect it’s having on those working there, we decided to find out…
Open from 7am to 3pm Tuesday to Sunday, you can follow Rise At The Cove on Instagram here.
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