It was touch and go there for 24 hours, when it looked like Greystones would be without its Christmas lights this year…
That the town was saved such badly-lit shame within hours of the story breaking on the Guide makes you, well, believe in Santa all the more.
Having had the pleasure of getting involved in the organising of the town’s festive fun and games this year, we’re happy to report that there are some very fine people in this town – Elaine, Marlena, Grainne, Nicola, Ross, Kay, Myra, Eleanor, Stephen and Sgt Gerry Browne – who are going well above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that each and every Greystonian has a truly wonderful Christmas time.
Even the Grinches.
Yep, that was the shocker, the only dark lining on this big, shining star of a Christmas – the fact that a handful of shops in the town simply refused to contribute. We’re tempted to name names here, but, hey, we’re too super-classy for that.
Suffice to say, we won’t be eating battered chips whilst skating down through the main street anytime soon.
Hilariously, one famously grumpy individual haggled heavily on the price, and then boasted to all the other shops about the deal that he forced through. The big eejit.
Then again, El Grincho may have been inspired by his fellow Italian across the road, who simply refused to pay one year, and then laughed it up from the rooftops when his shop was generously given Christmas lights anyway.
Still, it’s going to be a beautiful Christmas this year, and no mistake. We’ll have the full timetable for next Saturday’s big Christmas Lights Party – where Mrs Mooney is going to be guest of honour, and Santa is going to arrive on a HORSE-DRAWN SLEIGH! – but, for now, as he starts his 120 hours of, eh, light work, we caught up with town sparky Troy Gillett, the man who has been keeping Greystones twinkling brightly every Christmas…
Find out more about Christmas In Greystones here.