y rights, we should have waited until the professionals were called in to do a tidier job.
Then again, when your mate invites you over because they’ve found some old, unseen footage of Greystones harbour…
Well, feck the professionals! Let’s be having ya! NOW!
The bould Jimmy
And so it was that we swung over to Dave Caulfield’s Seaview cottagein Blacklion this afternoon, to feast our eyes upon some old home video recording done by his late, great pop, Jimmy Caulfield. with his trusty 16-pound VHS camcorder by his side.
Only trouble is, we’re not sure if this footage is early or late 1970s or early 1980s. “Not that it really matters,” says Dave. “It’s just great to see Darcy’s field in all its glory, and the Gap Bridge, still quite a bit back from the sea, and best of all, what looks like a topless Tommy Grealy.
“That should get the grans watching.”
With more tapes yet to be explored, ladies and gentlemen, here’s a slightly grainy and wibbly-wobbly five minutes of Greystones harbour, from way back when. Before itwent electric.
So, go put the kettle on, grab the oul’ banjo, and hit that play button…
Now, go check out Jake McKone’s Then & Now video montage here, his short Greystones 1990 footage here, and Father Fennelly’s 1950s Super 8 home movies here.
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