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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:55 pm

Was this one posted before? Brilliant photo.



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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:17 pm

Don't remember seeing it before Strum, great photo, Sussex Street to the left ?
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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:33 pm

Don't think that's Sussex St on the left.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:57 pm

Marine Road to the left. I remember Gulliver talked about this. The block on the right was demolished and rebuilt a few feet/yards back as we see today. I hope I'm correct on that? What was the reason?
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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:09 am

That's right Strum,

The proof is in those tram tracks leading down.

Incidentally, can anyone make it the Street nameplate. Recall, Royal Marine Road had two previous names.

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Re: Site.

Postby skins » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:12 pm

Marine Road was previously known as Sussex Parade. The reason for the premises being demolished is given here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%BAn_Laoghaire
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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:29 pm

Yes, no doubt now, it is Marine Road on left, thanks Jabra n Strum.
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:15 pm

The shop on the junction of George's Street and Patrick Street, partially seen in the photo was owned by
John Sex, it was a grocery and whiskey bonders.

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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:26 am

Sinead wrote:The shop on the junction of George's Street and Patrick Street, partially seen in the photo was owned by
John Sex, it was a grocery and whiskey bonders.

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I also notice the shop is a single story building,look how narrow the footpath is.
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:32 am

For anyone interested the Dun laoghaire historical society Are having a talk and slide show "A history of old Dun laoghaire "in the royal marine hotel on Wednesday the 6th. at 8pm.
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:53 pm

Holla:

One part of the building was single storey, the bit on the corner, the rest of the building
was 2 storey. Some years ago I saw a slide of this photograph at a Borough Historical
Soc. lecture. Would love to be at the lecture on Wednesday but I am going to the 'AZOO'
to see the lighting. Enjoy yourself.

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:58 pm

Great info folks thanks.
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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:10 pm

Any idea of the year the photo was taken. I notice a corner of a building where the entrance of St. Michael's church was or is.
Or what year the chuch was built?
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:35 pm

jabra wrote:Any idea of the year the photo was taken. I notice a corner of a building where the entrance of St. Michael's church was or is.
Or what year the church was built?


Built 1896.

By 1900, the centre of the town was congested and steps were taken to widen the street. These steps included the demolition of shop frontages on George's Street from Patrick Street to Mulgrave Street, and their replacement by new frontages stepped back about 5 yards (4.5m). Shops on the corner of Marine Road and George's Street were also demolished.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:54 am

Nice old skyline there in that shot of the pier. Seasons greetings to all.
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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:58 pm

Just a thought.......I notice the location on the board index in which Water and other political issues is in "Miscellaneous". I may have missed why.......Any reason for this?
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:34 pm

Yes GT, wrong name for a forum, it's been there from the start and I haven't really noticed to be honest. I can change the title or move it to the Joke forum? :mrgreen:
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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:58 pm

yes some of the issues we discuss border on the ridiculous......and is sometimes laughable for sure but speaking for myself always worthwhile. thanks for hosting and answering Strum.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:18 pm

Thanks Ginga. I'll move it to general chat. All the best. thumbright
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:46 pm

Great portal photo of the tram outside St. Michael's Hospital. I wonder what McKenna shop was?. I remember the V.H.I at that spot years ago.



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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:58 pm

Rocker wrote:Great portal photo of the tram outside St. Michael's Hospital. I wonder what McKenna shop was?. I remember the V.H.I at that spot years ago.



Nice shot for the time. I can't remember the exact date but it was in the 40's. Did McKenna's repair electrical appliances?
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:39 pm

Strum wrote:
Rocker wrote:Great portal photo of the tram outside St. Michael's Hospital. I wonder what McKenna shop was?. I remember the V.H.I at that spot years ago.



Nice shot for the time. I can't remember the exact date but it was in the 40's. Did McKenna's repair electrical appliances?

Were they the same McKennas that were in Deansgrange a good few years ago??
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Re: Site.

Postby Snowhite » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:01 pm

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My mother told me her Granny/My Great Grandmother lived in 37A which I think is either the last house on that block or maybe it was next and already knocked down by the time this photo was taken, dontknow I keep meaning to check it out when I'm in Dun Laoghaire ;-)
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:17 pm

That new section of St. Michael's Hospital was built in the 1930's. My parents lived in 102, the house was one of those demolished to make way for the new part of the hospital.
In the late 40's and up into the 60's the shop on the right was, I think, Smyths, it was the Post Office, hence the post box outside. The section of the shop up the laneway was a tailors.

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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:02 pm

The Murdochs portal pic is fantastic. I worked in that building when it morphed into Atlantic Homecare in the 1980's.Thanks for posting Strum.



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