Welcome (in English)
‘Céad míle fáilte romhat!’
(in the Irish language)
to Erin’s friends from The Basque Country.
Ireland is sometimes called ‘The Emerald Isle’
and people say there are forty shades of green
in the country side. We have never counted,
but we think there might be more.
Here in Greystones, we live close to the
Little Sugar Loaf Mountain.
The Three Trout River is our nearest river
The name of our county is Wicklow
This means ‘Viking Meadow’.
The Vikings were fierce warriors
who came to Ireland
from countries to the North
from 795 AD
In the 1800s the sailors who sailed past
our coastland would call it ‘The Grey Stones’.
They would say
‘There was a storm at the Greystones’,
or ‘There was good fishing at The Greystones’.
This is how our town got its name.
The name of our school is Saint Brigid’s.
She was born over fifteen hundred years ago!
But people remember her because
she was good to the poor, the sick and the old.
Her Feast Day is on February 1st.