Publications

See below for details of material published, or contributed to, by the Society and of publications produced by friends and members of the Society. 

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Volume 8 of the Society's Journal

Volume 8 of the Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society's journal, its largest to date, is now available. Editor Frank Deignan has produced a wide-ranging collection, with articles covering World War 1, Greystones’s built history, the 1953 wreck of the Princess Victoria, and goldmining in Co  Wicklow. Contributors include Lord Meath and Anne Ferris TD, Seamus Hayden, Andrew Phelan, James Scannell of the Old Dublin Society and Brian White of Bray Cualann Historical Society, as well as GAHS members Joan Jones, Colin Love and Rosemary Raughter. To view the contents of the journal, click on the picture of the journal's cover.

The journal may be purchased for €8 from: Ireton, 2 Killincarrig Road, Greystones; The Village Bookshop, Greystones; or this website.

Part 2 of Greystones: Its Buildings and History

Greystones: Its Buildings and History, Part 2A further publication that the Society participated in is the book Greystones: its buildings and history, part 2, launched on 4 November 2013. This continues the process of exploration of the local heritage. Produced by the La Touche Legacy Committee in association with the 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, part 2 costs €10 and is available at the Village Bookshop, Leo Ireton’s, Mrs Mooney’s and other retail outlets in Greystones.

Surplus People: From Wicklow to Canada

Jim Rees, who over the years has given the Society a number of great presentations, has reissued his book Surplus People which is about Surplus Peoplethe clearances of the Fitzwilliam estate to Canada 1847 to 1856. This is an excellnt read, available from all good booksellers or from www.collinspress.ie.

Wicklow's Traditional Farmhouses

The Heritage Office in Wicklow County Council has published a book entitled Wicklow's Traditional Farmhouses by Christiaan Corlett, a good friend of the Society who has given us some excellent presentations over the years. See here for more details.

Wicklow's Traditional Farmhouses

Federation of Local History Societies

The latest issue (Vol 20, 2015) of the Federation of Local History Societies’ annual publication, Local History Journal, is now available. Contents include a report of our own GAHS’s activities 2014-15, as well as an article by Rosemary Raughter, ‘The Whitsheds of Dublin’, recounting a discreditable episode in the history of the prominent property-owning Greystones family. The numerous other articles and reports in this publication provide an oversight of the state of local history research and activity generally throughout the island.  Copies (cost 5 euro) are available from the editor, Larry Breen, who can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..