Davo visits Greystones

After a fantastic morning with the students in Bray, we then followed some little country roads south to Greystones. According to @merrybeau1 we had to make sure we veered left at the tudor building at the top of Bray otherwise we would get lost. A lovely drive along narrow streets with lots of small shopfronts and we were in Greystones.

We followed the road around the coastline and came in to St Brigids via Kimberley Street where we parked in the church car park. The school is in an old convent building but they are gradually moving into some newer classrooms, so lots of packing boxes in the narrow corridors.

We visited three classes and each time Miss W spoke about our country and the students had lots of questions also. In two of the classes, students sang a song in harmony for us to listen to – it sounded fantastic. They also tried to teach Miss W some words in Irish. I think she might need some more lessons though.

After lunch break with the staff, Ms Beausang @merrybeau1, Jane, Miss W  and a group of students went for a walk to the Greystones Bear where we had a photo opportunity. Then it was back to Mrs Mooney’s sweet shop to get some jelly snakes and finally back into school for the end of the day.

Can you see me in the spade handle?

We headed out to the Firehouse Bakery with Ms Beausang and her husband who has the same surname as Miss W. ‘s convict relative. A lovely chicken sandwich on sourdough bread and a cappuccino before heading back to school for Miss W to get the car and drive us home via the M50 again.

An exhausting day but it was great to meet excellent students in both schools and to hear the harmonious songs by the students at St Brigid’s.

Activity for students

What are some Irish words you think we should learn before we start travelling any further around Ireland?

Leave a comment with the word in English, then Irish then how to pronounce it.

7 thoughts on “Davo visits Greystones

    • Hi Sam,
      I quite like the echidna as well especially when it rolls into a ball and I can’t find it in the bush. But my favourite Aussie animal is a frill necked lizard which lives in the central area of Australia in the desert. You might be able to research it.

    • G’day Robert,
      The worst animal to get bitten by in Tasmania is the mosquito which is often out during summer when we have had a warmish day. But we also have some nasty spiders and snakes that you don’t want to get bitten by.

  1. We want to teach you how to say:

    Hello. (God be with you) One hundred thousand welcomes.

    What is your name? My name is Sean.

    How are you? I myself am feeling wonderful!


    This is what it looks like in Irish

    Dia dhuit. Céad míle fáilte romhat!

    Cad is ainm duit? Is mise Seán.

    Conas atá tú? Tá mé féin ar fheabhas!


    This is what it sounds like:

    Dee a gwith. Cade mee le fault teh row at.

    Cod iss ann im dit? Iss mish e Shaun.

    Cun as a taw too? Taw may fain air owse!


    If you visit this link


    We trained a Voki Avatar to say this.

    So you can hear the words spoken.

  2. Dear Ms. Wyatt

    We liked teaching you Irish.

    We remember that you found it easy to say

    ‘Slán‘ (goodbye – pronounced ‘slawn’) easy

    and you found

    ‘Go raibh maith agat’ (thank you – guh rev mah hagut)

    We wrote a post about it.

    You can read it here:


    Here is a new sentence:

    Céad míle fáilte (A hundred thousand welcomes)

    (Pronounced: Cade meal a fault cha)

    It was lovely to meet you.

  3. When you get to Donegal, you will find that when they speak Irish they speak it in a different way. They have a different dialect. They have LOVELY Irish up in Donegal.

    Hope you have a good trip.

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