Greystones: Its Buildings And History

Greystones Harbour
Lawrence Collection (NLI)

The second volume of Greystones: its buildings and history, launched on 4 November 2013, continues the process of exploration of the local heritage. Produced by the La Touche Legacy Committee in association with the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society, it is lavishly illustrated with over one hundred photographs of residential, commercial and other buildings, together with detailed notes on their architecture and history, and a number of essays focussed on significant locations and events in the town’s past. Contributors include Colin Love (architectural editor) and Pat Killilea (photography editor), as well as Sister Anna Power (‘The Holy Faith Sisters in Greystones’), Rosemary Raughter (‘The suffragettes and the Chief Secretary: an “amusing scene” on Greystones Pier’ and ‘A cause for general perturbation: the Greystones railway stoppage of June 1920’), Joseph Davy (‘Holidays in Greystones’), Sarah Murphy (‘St Patrick’s Church of Ireland’) and John Turpin (‘The interior of the Church of the Holy Rosary, Greystones’).


Greystones: its buildings and history , vol 2 is available at the Village Bookshop, Leo Ireton’s, Mrs Mooney’s and other retail outlets in Greystones, cost 10 euro.

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  • Congratulations on your excellent website. I recognise the community sites layout as we have one hosted by them in Meldreth, South Cambridgeshire. I would be interested in hearing about Mr Charlie Pennycook and his wife Lena (Archer) as they were my great uncle and aunt. They ran the Cafe Marina in Greystones certainly in the 1950’s. I have great memories of my annual holidays and the wonderful fish and chips. Charlie was originally from Inchicore, Dublin . I do not know what took him to Greystones unless it was to do with the railway. Does anyone remember the cafe and the mini fairground swings opposite?

    By Joan Gane (07/03/2014)

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