It’s great to see that people are still taking part in the poll. While it is still alive the results out of 373 responses are as follows: 86.60% say that commercial fishing should be permitted at Greystones Harbour, with 6.43% saying that commercial fishing should not be permitted at Greystones Harbour. 6.97% say that either way they don’t mind. 373 responses is a small fraction of the people in our community.
Nevertheless, online polls like this are a free, efficient and direct way of consulting the public. Hopefully our councillors will use similar polls in the future. I will post all comments on my website shortly. If you would still like to take part in the poll click here.
Founded as a fishing port, Greystones must remain one..
Greystones was founded as a fishing port. It has always been one since. No way can private, vested interests be permitted to grab this resource and amenity for itself.
Does Derek Mitchell want his name always remembered as the man who was responsible for trying to snuff out the tradition that started the Village of Greystones? He should be encouraging these young men to continue the continuity of fishing from Greystones. We certainly have enough local restaurants who would love fresh fish daily.
fishermen are a part of greystones harbour, snobs are not wanted
Derek Mitchell you have what you wanted now stop demanding more
I think it is a disgrace
Fishing vessels would bring life and vitality to the town
greystones harbour was a fishing harbour before it was rebuilt and should be again
It was always used for fishing
A fishing village is more interesting to tourists than the concrete eyesore the harbour is now
it should be promoted not just permitted
It’s a harbour town and nothing nicer to than to see fishermen bringing in their catch, great for visitors , there’s nothing much else in Greystones worth taking a look at, it’s not as if it’s overrun with tourist attractions, let these fishermen in, their honest hard working people who pay a fortune in taxes and licence fees, they deserve to be treated better !!!
It is for all to use, and enjoy!!!!
Important for some peoples’ incomes and a part of Greystones heritage as it started out a fishing village.
Without tradition we are all the same, just bland
Derek Mitchell to resign. Fishermen for harbour and council
Fishermen’have every right to be there. We’ve destroyed the old atmosphere… it’s time to put some back
i wonder what that would look like from Windgates?
We have always been a fishing town. This should not be changed.
id prefer they finish the thing first. Funny how all work seemed to stop once the elections were over.
i think that what was a fishing harbour should have such an attiude is scandalus
up to a.point yes but that should have been factored into the design as what is there is more a marina and it is had to have fishing boats rock up to a marina.
It was there in the past, why not now?
permitted and encouraged, it’s part of the heritage of the town.
As long as it doesn’t interfere with local access for people
The sea is overfished as it is !
The fishermen shpu;d also be able to sell their catch to the public, howevver, in the interest of public hygene etc. meassures should be in place to insure that there is no trays with fish/crabs etc. are left in or around the harbour.
Hard working men deserve to make a living
Yrs but should be restricted to a certain number of fishermen
my family were fishermen in greystones
Why take the people’s livelihood away from those who had it there before the building of the harbour ?
Greystones harbour always was used for commercial fishing and the new harbour should not stop this!
They should have to keep the place clean and free from filth and dirt
Most definitely YES!!! Greystones is NOT just for those with Yachts !!!
It’s part of the heritage of the town
If it is possible to limit it to locals that were there before and maybe a few more
Greystones has always been a fishing village and we have already lost our beatiful harbour, lets not lose our heritage aswel
during select times as this can be damaging to peoples boats it is an actuve harbour after all. thousands of metres of shore to fish on
always been a fishing Harbour
A harbour without fishing is a disgrace and all to suit blatant snobbery!
Greystones always was a FISHING village!
Bring trade and jobs to the harbour
I think this is vital for the harbour to survive, they could sell product to all the local restaraunts.
As long as it doesn’t effect the community enjoying the harbour that they helped fund
At least 300 years of fishing in Greystones
Its is, as you say, Greystones Harbour NOT Marina
we are a fishing town,we should be able to the catch local
there should be a representative for the fishermen on the harbour committee if there is such a thing. i would love to see fishermen back in the harbour but there needs to be balance/guidelines put in place so all parties benifit
It always was a fishing harbour and should continue to be one.
always was a fishing and swimming area.
Commercial fishing is part of the heritage of Greystones.From ‘The Grey Stones’ by Samuel French 1964: In the “Topographia Hibernica” of 1795 it is stated that “Greystones is a noted fishing village four miles beyond Bray..The herrings first brought into Dublin are usually taken by the fishing boats of this place”. In 1801 Robert Fraser writes, “At Greystones I found a fine natural harbour and an excellent roadstead (i.e. between Bray Head and Greystones at a distance of half a mile from the shore) for ships of any burden from fishing vessels to the largest frequenting the seas”. Wright’s Guide to Wicklow 1834 speaks of Greystones as a small fishing hamlet with a preventive water guard stationed there (located at Blacklion) and seven families residing in the place, all employed fishing.’ Take away the fishing and one has taken away the heart of the town. It is part of what we are.
it is not a private harbour and should not be treated as one.
Greystones has a long tradition as a fishing village
Greystones was and should still be a fishing village
Local fishermen should of course be able to use the harbour. I’m not well versed in the issues
Greystones started as a fishing village so it should continue as one. Adding a marina should not mean losing the fishing. Since the harbour has been compared to kinsale then I don’t actually see how Greystones tourism can be destroyed or damaged by the one thing that made Greystones Greystones.
because thats what’s ‘normal’ in a harbour in ireland!
It’s a harbour. Don’t deny the harbour its purpose! The people of Greystones eat plenty of fish, it’s pure nonsense this idea of stopping fisherman from using the harbour
Not just permitted, it should be a priority.
it’s a fishing village
for a limited number of boats
No fishing in the harbour…are you mad ? The people will not stand for this.