t is, of course, shocking that Greystones doesn’t have a hotel today – an error that should, all things going to plan, be sorted within the next year. Or ten.
In the meantime, let’s take a look back at those years when Greystones had as many hotels as it now does coffee shops.
The Seapatrick Hotel, The Clyda (later The Woodlands Hotel), The Braemar, The Trenarren Hotel, The Railway Hotel, The Grand Hotel (later The La Touche Hotel, later still, a ghost), Lewis’s Central Hotel, Coolnagreina, Silver Springs, and now Burnaby House on Portland Road, The Golf Hotel…
And we have to give a nod to the nearby Glenview, the only surviving, full-blown hotel in the area. If you don’t count the Christian hostel Coolnagreina, or boutique abodesHunter’s Hotel and The Horse & Hound, of course.
Bejiggers, once up a time, our hotel list went on, and on…
Let’s hope there’s another name on that list in the not-too-distant future…
Helen Magee’s work in progress July 2017
La Touche Hotel 1970s postcard
La Touche Hotel Mary kate Hardy 18th April 2016
La Touche June 2005 Pic Eamon Flynn
Grand Hotel Trafalgar Road Postcard. Source: unknown
Grand Hotel Trafalgar Road 1911 Valentine postcard
A Grand view on Trafalgar Road 1950. Colourised by GG.
Grand Hotel Postcard. Source: Dr Gestenberg
Grand Hotel looking very grand. Source: Derek Paine
Early ad for The Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel. Source: Milton Postcard
Grand Hotel Horse & Cart Source Patrick Neary
The Grand Hotel early 1900s
La Touche Hotel vintage postcard
La Touche Hotel’s lawn tennis. Source: ebay.
The Grand Hotel towering over the Cove. Nice.
Grand Hotel vintage postcard 1919 postmark
Grand Hotel by Jotter – vintage 1907 Reynard Series postcard
Grand Hotel 1961. Pic Dr Gestenberg
Grand Hotel postcard. Source Unknown
The Grand Race
The Grand Race colourised by GG
Grand Hotel Robert French
Grand Hotel by Robert French. Colourised by GG.
A Grand Day Out. Colourised by GG.
Grand Hotel, Greystones circa 1940. Source: The Eason Collection
Greystones Trafalgar Road Robert French
Colourised by GG
A little more detail…
Trafalgar Road High Noon. Colourised by GG
Grand Hotel aerial view 1948 postcard. Colourised by GG.
Grand Hotel. The Eason Collection
View From The Flagstaff
La Touche Hotel Pic Liam Clare
Grand Hotel New Year’s Eve Ball 1920 Irish Times ad
Trafalgar Road feat Central Hotel with petrol pumps 1930s
Lewis’s Central Hotel with petrol pump visible
Central Hotel with Ferns & McKenzie’s. Colourised.
Lewis’s Central Hotel [where St Brigid’s is now]
Lewis’s Hotel – which was situated opposite the Presbyterian Church
Railway Hotel (now The Burnaby)
The Golf Hotel, now Burnaby House, Portland Road
Killincarrick House [built 1860s] later Clyda Hotel, then The Woodlands Hotel
The Clyda Hotel, later Woodlands Hotel
Woodlands Hotel Postcard. Source: ebay
Woodlands Hotel 1960s postcard
The Delgany Inn – pre-awards fever
The Delgany Inn before all that dough
The Cliff House Hotel, run by the notorious Kopek clan
Grand Hotel postcard LD Paskins
Grand Hotel Robert French
Lawless Hotel – now The Horse & Hound
Newell’s Hotel, Delgany – now The Wicklow Arms
Newel’s Hotel, new angle, same horse…
Wicklow Arms Postcard
The Orchard Inn Killincarrig Source Jamie McDonald
Braemar Hotel makes the news…
Brooklands House, Trafalgar Rd – once almost bought by Michael Collins
Seapatrick Hotel, a nursing home from 1962. A Milton postcard.
Seapatrick with a little GG colourisation in its cheeks
The Bewley family’s Seapatrick Hotel (now Greystones Nursing Home)
Seapatrick private hotel (later Castle Clare Nursing Home). Source: Derek Paine
The Blackrock Express leaves The Grand…
The Gorman family’s Braemar Hotel at Sidmonton & Trafalgar
The Trenarren Hotel (now private apartments)
The YWCA at Coolnagreina does croquet circa 1920
Coolnagreina does colour
YWCA Coolnagreina Holiday Home Postcard
Greystones Railway Hotel postcard Sean Tierney
Glenview Hotel: The Early Years. Source: John Hinde Studios
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