48 thoughts on “Meanwhile, In Greystones

  1. Sinead de Spain

    My granny grew up there in the 40s and called it “the last bastion of the British Empire”.
    Two local university students, a Protestant and a Catholic starting dating and the “elders” of the Plymouth Brethern summonsed the Protestant guy and made him choose between his religion and his girlfriend. All the young people were horrified. The couple decided to elope and didn’t look back. Banterless sort of place … but sure now they have Hummus Jedward so they’re über hip!

    1. SOQ

      My extended family owned the Greystones hotel I believe. First time I ever seen tea strained was when they called. In the good sitting room no less.

  2. TheRealJane

    Well they needn’t go around boasting that I’ll be there to entice more sad cases to buy tickets, because I won’t.

      1. TheRealJane

        Nóra Casey is no me, you mean.

        Mind you, i do find the ambitious pricing strategy dragons den worthy. 15 for a look at the telly, a bread roll, a thimble of prosecco and a bit of last Christmases Christmas cake?

        1. bisted

          …talking about ambitious…strategy…have you considered charity CEOship…I believe the asthma society have a vacancy…

  3. Pat Harding

    Having grown up in Greystones in the 1970’s and 80’s…. it’s not :-)

    The CSSM (Scripture Union) was and still is. A really wonderful place to grow up.

  4. Dhaughton99

    She’s no Diana.

    Btw, I’m starting #deleteskynewsapp
    Why the hell am I getting breaking news notifications on my phone when she picked the florist or she goes to look at cakes? F that.

    1. SOQ

      On that subject, what is it with the incessant coverage of British royals in the Indo? Do Irish people really care that much about a pregnancy?

      1. TheRealJane

        Nope, but it’s all cheap shared content. It’s one way traffic – when UK and Irish media outlets are jointly owned, we get bored stiff by reprints of the doings of their ghastly royals and reality TV nonentities to stuff the pages.

        1. Spaghetti Hoop

          Yeah – tiring old garbage. There was once my local newsagent fella in suburban Dublin whom I asked provocatively and jokingly in July 1997 why the hell did we have to look at papers with blurred pics of the bikini-clad Princess of Wales cavorting on a yacht with the son of the Harrods boss??? Sold papers in Dublin then, sells papers now. Probably worse in Cork, mind.

  5. Termagant

    Continental breakfast my arse, call it what it is, bread and jam

    Twas far from continents we were reared

    1. Frilly Keane

      What Continent is this brekkie from
      Can a’ coke zero, coffee – from a jar, Star Bar and a couple o’ fig rolls
      I’ve room for a yoghurt but I’m trying to be good

    1. italia'90

      do you mean, send down a few marchers to Greystones?
      To Greystones, Co. Wickla?
      Where SF has an elected County Councillor and a very large, diverse Cumann?
      That Greystones David?

    2. Frilly Keane

      Bray/ Greystones
      An’ then just a bit down the road in Wicklow Town
      Would have a vibrant and loyal Shinner turnout
      Always have
      Dunno for sure what the story is in Arklow but I doubt it’s a Sinn Fein weak spot

    1. SOQ

      Do people really use words like ‘bubbly’ any more? Anyways, great to see that the royal bloodline will be extended even further.

      Oh no wait….

      1. qwerty123

        Can’t believe she is leaving her successful self made career to basically being ordered to visit dog shows, schools and British army charities. She has no idea what she is letting herself in for.

        The Middletons on the other hand…

        1. SOQ

          Let’s be positive, by being mixed race she’ll gently rub sandpaper on the botty of the English far right.

          1. Spaghetti Hoop

            That’s out of order – what a scum comment for bringing her race into this. You do know the racial diversity of the British Royal Family I trust?

  6. NotTheSixOneNews

    I used to do some part tome work for RTÉ and, during a live broadcast of a Big UK-Irish event, a well known presenter turned to me off camera while there was a live feed of a Brit festooned Street and said of the Union Jack “God, it’s a beautiful flag really isn’t it!?” To which I retorted quite without suppressing my inner Shinner, “what the butcher’s apron?”
    I don’t get called so often nowadays… :-o

  7. Matt Lucozade: The Only Reader of the Village

    Surely Church of England? = Church of Ireland.

    They do have good cake sales to be fair.

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