Skerries Past

Paper 166

Lecture – 1982

Author – Grimes, Maisie & Jim

Published in: Time & Tide Vol 7

Maisie Grimes, who first came to Skerries as a “Summer Visitor”, tells of the many changes which she has seen come over the town, some good, some not so good. Marrying into an old Skerries family, she is very interesting on the subject of her new family’s long association with the sea, from the times of the sea-captains who sailed from Skerries in sail-powered schooners to the part her husband Jim took in the founding of Skerries Sailing Club and her own love of sailing.

In this paper there is a section compiled by Jim Grimes which gives a valuable list of old Skerries place names and locations.