Did you know when Greystones Library was built …

… some people thought it was NOT a good idea?

THE PUBLIC LIBRARY IN GREYSTONES [COUNTY WICKLOW]-121966Creative Commons License William Murphy via Compfight

We LOVE Greystones Library and were very surprised to hear this.

You can read more about when Greystones Library was first built

and what people said HERE on the ‘Our Wicklow Heritage’ website

in an article called ‘The Library That Wasn’t Welcome’

by local historian Rosemary Raughter.

Holy Rosary Church, Greystones

Holy Rosary


This is the Holy Rosary Church in Greystones. Holy Rosary is beside our school.

In 1895 Bishop Donnelly, the Parish Priest of Bray and Greystones,

rented land for the church from Mr. La Touche for £25 per year.

At first the church was an iron pre-fab.

This building was destroyed by a storm in 1903.

A wooden chapel was built by Mr. Kinlen.

He began work on the building that is there today began in 1903.

Early photos show a church with a copper spire.

This was removed by the builder Bill Lendrum

because it was thought it might topple over.

You can read more about the history of the church

in the Centenary Parish Magazine 2008, available on the Greystones Guide HERE

and HERE on the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society

You can read about the inside of the church HERE on the Holy Rosary website.

There are beautiful stained glass windows in Holy Rosary Church.

Two of them are by Evie Hone.

The work was done in 1948.

Click on THIS LINK to learn more about Evie Hone.