Greystones: Its Buildings and History
This is an account of the development of Greystones over the past century and a half. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and drawings, together with historical and architectural notes on over 100 houses and other buildings in the town, it also includes essays on the history of Greystones and on two prominent local gentry families, the La Touches and Hawkins-Whitsheds.
Cost 10 euro. Available from Leo Ireton’s and Greystones Bookshop.
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I am looking for a copy of “The LaTouche Family in Ireland” by Michael McGinley. Col. David LaTouche (1800 – 1884) had an important impact on my family history. He recommended my GGGrandfather, Alexander Power, a Loftus family tenant farmer on the Hook, to Inspector George Halpin, resulting in my GGGrandfather’s appointment to the Irish Light Keeping Service in about 1842, just before the years of the Great Famine. In so doing, he changed the path of history for the Power family. I photographed several pages of this book when I was at the National Library of Ireland, but would love to read it all. Please let me know if there is more information about Col. LaTouche and his work with the Ballast Board during the 1800’s; it might be relevant to my research concerning my own ancestor.
Thank you in advance.
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