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Re: Site.

Postby bugrock » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:50 pm

I'm on board, but a lot of the topics are out of my manor. I am now and always will be in full support of each and everyone of you'se.
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Postby keeper » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:35 pm

Good to see ya back Holla ! Glad you're still out there Bugs, hope all is well with you !
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Re: Site.

Postby Snowhite » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:44 pm

OK Strum who's Garden did you sneak into to get that Portal Pic ;) Can I come next time :lol: it's lovely could just picture myself sitting there with a Vodka & White in Hand watching nothing but the Sea & Sky.............PERFECT 8-)
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:44 pm

Snowhite wrote:OK Strum who's Garden did you sneak into to get that Portal Pic ;) Can I come next time :lol: it's lovely could just picture myself sitting there with a Vodka & White in Hand watching nothing but the Sea & Sky.............PERFECT 8-)


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Postby bugrock » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:23 am

Thanks for the well wishes Keeper. All is good. hellllo
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:40 pm

Never knew about this windmill. Thanks Strum for sharing.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:44 pm

Rocker wrote:Never knew about this windmill. Thanks Strum for sharing.



Me neither, I saw it in an old photo before but assumed it was part of the Quarry works. There ye go now.
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Re: Site.

Postby jwdalk » Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:21 pm

Here's a bit from Harry Latham about the Dalkey Windmill

The Windmill never worked too well, in a southerly wind it didn't work at all. In the end it lasted only 15 years.

Note the following information quoted from Harry Latham's book 'Walks in Dalkey' No 1(see pages 10 - 13)

"There was a truck railway constructed from the Quarry right down to old Dunleary, a distance of almost 3 miles. This railway was of cast iron rails with 2 tracks. There were 4 friction wheels from the quarry face down to the level of the present Barnhill Road, and from that point the horses took over the drawing of the trucks of stones down to old Dunleary. Each truck contained 20 tons of granite stones. By an ingenious method the full trucks pulled the empty trucks back up to the quarry face. This track became know locally as "The Metals" or "The Flags". The higher portion from Dalkey Ave., up to the Quarry face became know as the "Windmill Flags". There was, in fact, a windmill situated at this spot from 1860 until the end of the 19th century. Its job was to pump water from that level up to a smaller reservoir at the back of Dalkey Hill. This supplied pressure of water to the houses which were on Ard Solus and Torca. As mentioned before, the Atmospheric railway, which was constructed in 1844, was built alongside the old truck quarry railroad."
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:43 pm

Interesting information there jwdalk thanks for posting
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:44 pm

Thanks JWdalk. More great info.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:52 am

I notice Bing is a regular guest to the site, it would be nice if Bob visited too. :mrgreen: :roll:
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Re: Site.

Postby Dancer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:00 am

Strum wrote:I notice Bing is a regular guest to the site, it would be nice if Bob visited too. :mrgreen: :roll:


There's no Hope of that ! :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:46 pm

:lol: :lol: yis are gas...its spider I worry about. Bit creepy.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:11 am

I've never seen this one before. Amazing etching/drawing. Fountain like the Park.


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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:19 am

Yes it's nice I haven't seen that one before and it looks like the hotel had more land towards the pavilion if you look at the walkway and what looks like Gresham terrace to the right of the hotel.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:03 pm

Gosh Strum, that is a fabulous drawing of the Royal Marine. Such an elegant time. Though I'd say our family would have been working so far downstairs they wouldn't have appreciated the gardens and the grandeur. We were just having a discussion with some tourists the other day and it was hard to believe that there is not a decent restaurant with a sea view from Merrion gates to say Greystones!
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:10 pm

Rocker wrote:Gosh Strum, that is a fabulous drawing of the Royal Marine. Such an elegant time. Though I'd say our family would have been working so far downstairs they wouldn't have appreciated the gardens and the grandeur. We were just having a discussion with some tourists the other day and it was hard to believe that there is not a decent restaurant with a sea view from Merrion gates to say Greystones!




Yes it is a fantastic drawing Rocker. Did that wing on the right have a fire or something at some stage? Gulliver?


Interesting about the pubs/restaurants. The only ones I can think of is Wetherspoons at the Pavilion, the Kingston, and a couple on the prom in Bray.
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Re: Site.

Postby Dancer » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:45 pm

Strum wrote:
Rocker wrote:Gosh Strum, that is a fabulous drawing of the Royal Marine. Such an elegant time. Though I'd say our family would have been working so far downstairs they wouldn't have appreciated the gardens and the grandeur. We were just having a discussion with some tourists the other day and it was hard to believe that there is not a decent restaurant with a sea view from Merrion gates to say Greystones!




Yes it is a fantastic drawing Rocker. Did that wing on the right have a fire or something at some stage? Gulliver?


Interesting about the pubs/restaurants. The only ones I can think of is Wetherspoons at the Pavilion and a couple on the prom in Bray.


If you went out onto the veranda in Wetherspoons, you'd probably be thrown off :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:07 am

Dancer wrote: If you went out onto the veranda in Wetherspoons, you'd probably be thrown off :lol:



Slight exaggeration Dancer, but I've seen many instances and heard many stories. Maybe it should be regulated somehow but that's kind of impossible. I mean young people drinking 8.6% beer and a few shots is a recipe for disaster.
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:13 am

Love the portal picture, no sign of Moby dick or Gregory Peck though
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:03 am

Lovely photo Strum. We forget just how gorgeous it is around here. I encountered some tourists in Dalkey and they were blown away with the scenery and the welcome in the pubs and restaurants.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:08 pm

Now I love that shot of the battery. Is it a drone shot??
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:40 pm

Rocker wrote:Is it a drone shot??


Yep, great photos but those Drones are going to become pests. Just how invasive they'll become only time will tell. A friend bought one for his kid, a helicopter for 120 quid, full hdd recorded to his phone through wifi or bluetooth and the footage is incredible.
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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:53 pm

Yeah :roll: bad for naturists :shock: nowhere will be safe from prying eyes in the sky, already being used for burglary reccies
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