Old Times at The Harbour
Section includes photos showing the “crab wall”, the old boat slip floodlit at night, Greystones’ first post office and savings bank at Rockport, the arrival of the Kish base in colour in 1966, B&W and colour photos of waves crashing over the storm wall of the old pier and hurricane Charley in 1986.
Swimming, Diving & Aquatic Activities
Section includes photos, and information relating to the swimming galas held in front of packed crowds spectating from Greystones pier in the early 20th century. Illustrated with programme covers, tickets etc.
When schooners sailed to Greystones
Section includes coal imports by schooner into Greystones, originally to Swan’s Rock on the South Beach and later into the harbour through to 1916. Detailed history of the various local coal importers and their schooners, including original documents, voyages illustrated with a map showing schooner sailing routes to Greystones from various English, Welsh and Scottish ports.
The Gentlemen’s Bathing Place
Section includes the 1902 report of The Gentlemen’s Bathing Place, old postcards and photos, extract from Greystones Swimming Club’s 1957 programme detailing the annual Harbour to The Gents swimming race etc.
Hotels & Places to Stay
Section includes old photos and documents relating to the Grand Hotel, Woodlands Hotel, Cliff House Hotel, Trenarren Hotel, Seapatrick Hotel, Lewis’s Hotel, Braemar Hotel, Coolnagreina and Carrig Eden.
Section includes over 30 pages, shop by shop along Church Road, La Touche Place, Trafalgar Road and Victoria Road, illustrated with old photos of various shops and their proprietors (Doyle family etc), with old receipts and invoices.