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pixbyjohn said:
Photo taken outside of Holy Rosary Church, Greystones in the mid 1950s.
Do you recognise any of these guys in their St. Kevins blazers ?

Can you shed any light as to who they are yourself?

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I remember Basil jacksons record shop opp mrs Mooneys shop started as a jewellers
Muffins delicatessan beside frank clarkes an fenelons butchers
Quinlans electrical opp Evans selling state of the art Betamax videos
Also remember insurance brokers next door because the woman working in it was a stunner and had the best legs I had ever seen as a fourteen year old still can see them now.
Watching the girls from top of the shelters on south beach then watching them swimming at the men's bathing
John flynns shop at the cinema
Robbing frank loves shop
The stables, the pool hall
Great days

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#543


Orchard Utd.1 by pixbyjohn, on Flickr

Great photo can u put up any names there's a few familiar faces just can't put names on them

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#544

Banser said:
Can you shed any light as to who they are yourself?


Vincent Offington, Eugene Barry, Tony Kelly, Michael Mc Gowan, Noel Whiston to name a few

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  • Rubex cube race-offs in CBS - Redmond O'Hanlon and David Maher I think?


Great discussion. I'm enjoying this. Yes I remember that Rubix cube race - the winner got a homework-free day from Master Barry.
Another memory from CBS, was when a fight broke out in the "field", we'd all chant out "AG, AGR, AGRO-aggro" - or am I imagining that? It doesn't seem to work, because I (now) realize that there are two Gs in aggro!

Anybody remember the cubs and scouts trip to Germany. 1982 - I think.

Anybody remember a guy called Chris Wilson - I think that's the name. From England. He took his mother's silver serving tray to the golf club the time of the snow and it was the express route to the bottom. Couldn't stop. I heard a rumour that he rode his bike along the harbour wall (the top!) - but I did not see that myself.

Cabanas, Woodlands bar, Bitz and the Stables - what a loss! Excellent memories.

One or two people have mentioned that would like to see old photos. G'stones has to be one of the best documented towns in Ireland thanks to Derek Paine's books. There are seven of them - Mrs. Mooney (Trafalgar Rd.) might still have the most recent. The library certainly has some which can be consulted there (probably not for borrowing). If anybody is very interested in these books I can get back to you with the ISBNs and exact titles etc so you can try to purchase them via ebay etc.
Another must-read is Peter McNiff's 'Stories from a small town' - very nice collection of mini-biographies of older Greystonians.

I remember the scout trip to jägersburg in Germany in 1982 it was a great trip

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#546

Banser said:
Great photo can u put up any names there's a few familiar faces just can't put names on them


Deccie Byrne holding the cup, a few of the Gilberts, Flann Glynn, Shay Kinsella, Pa Redmond, Gary Byrne RIP. Mossy Gaskin, Gary Campbell.

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#547

Banser said:
Great photo can u put up any names there's a few familiar faces just can't put names on them


Deccie Byrne holding the cup, a few of the Gilberts, Flann Glynn, Shay Kinsella, Pa Redmond, Gary Byrne RIP. Mossy Gaskin, Gary Campbell.

Is that Michael kelly beside Michael mc Gowan at the back and Johnny sutton and mick noble, recognise the red headed guy front left just can't put a name on him

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#548

Banser said:
Is that Michael kelly beside Michael mc Gowan at the back and Johnny sutton and mick noble, recognise the red headed guy front left just can't put a name on him


Is it Derek Greene RIP. ?

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pixbyjohn said:
Is it Derek Greene RIP. ?

the red headed guy at the back 2nd to the left of michael kelly looks like derek greene r.i.p. the red headed fella front left with the tashe looks familiar cant put a name on him though

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#550

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the red headed guy at the back 2nd to the left of michael kelly looks like derek greene r.i.p. the red headed fella front left with the tashe looks familiar cant put a name on him though

Michael Gilbert ??? not sure myself

#551

Vincent Barry, Joe Deitrich, Jimmy Murphy, Ray Barry

John - where is Gary Campbell?

#552

(Not sure about the etiquette of lifting the photos and posting them here, so here's the link instead)

As the thread is 37 pages, I'm not sure if anyone has posted this link to a Flickr group with photos of Greystones through the 50s and 60s

slideshow is particularly good

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left to right (back row)
Francy McGowan,Pa Redmond,dont know,Paul Bolger,John Elliott (R.I.P.)
Rusty Sutton,Walty Gilbert,Tony Duggan

left to right (front row)
Mossy,Danny Nolan,Jimmy Brady,Brendan Walsh,Gary Campbell, David Morris (mortice R.I.P.)

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