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Re: Site.

Postby bugrock » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:39 am

Brings back memories of shopping there for some building supplies.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:05 pm

Yep memories of most Saturday mornings with my old man picking up supplies and other bits and pieces in the IBS on the way back home.
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Postby Micheál » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:21 pm

IBS still a great place to shop. Good stock, fair pricing, genuinely knowledgable and helpful staff.
Good tolerance of construction 'virgins' like me.
A bit of a pain parking but well worth the effort.

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:48 pm

There was another hardware shop, Gordon's I think it was. Was that where Totterdells was?
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:24 am

Strum wrote:There was another hardware shop, Gordon's I think it was. Was that where Totterdells was?

Correct, and there was another hardware on the top of convent road was it Wright's.
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:19 am

Pat Roche was the 'gofer' in Gordons, he was a most helpful man. Pat lived at the top of
Patrick's Street on the right hand side.
For a while Murdochs occupied the shop that had been Cooks and later became Easons.
Have no memory of Wrights. The only shop I remember at the top of Convent Road was
Furlongs - one of the sons Noel appeared on the rich list in the Indo on Sunday.


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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:48 am

I remember Mr. Duffy working in Gordons. He lived in "The Farm" he had a large family, I played football with 2 of his sons, John and Mick, I also worked as a postman in Blackrock with Mick. Gordons was always a busy little shop and was very much a feature in the Town. I remember well Furlongs at the top of Convent Road,they use to sell great sweets,it seemed to me to be a little bit classier than Doyles and Farrells,it certainly seemed bigger. I always thought that Noel Furlong was the son of Frank Furlong who owned the snooker hall between Fields and Crokes. I think that Noel had a carpet shop in Brocks Lane, he also had a few good racehorses and was a well known big gambler.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:04 pm

Holla wrote:Correct, and there was another hardware on the top of convent road was it Wright's.



I remember it well. The son was a friend. I vaguely remember the shop in the 70's specialising in bathrooms and fixtures only? Or hang on... was it always just plumbing materials?
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:36 pm

Thanks strum,I remember the surname Wright's painted on the wall and Massey the undertaker had the shop for a short while.
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:23 pm

Love the Portal picture, I well remember buying these timetables.

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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:07 am

Micheál wrote:IBS still a great place to shop. Good stock, fair pricing, genuinely knowledgable and helpful staff.
Good tolerance of construction 'virgins' like me.
A bit of a pain parking but well worth the effort.

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Couldn´t agree more Micheal. For years they hav answered the thickest of questions from me and helped out with every problem. Cyril there is yur only man.
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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:16 pm

Rocker wrote:Cyril there is yur only man.


He's a living Dun Laoghaire legend there :lol: I think he was born there, he's there that long ...... IBS is a great place if you need something cut to size, top service.

I would also give a nod to Costello's Hardware on Patrick St, they have all sorts of bits and piece's in there, its an alladins cave of knick knacks.

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Postby bugrock » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:10 pm

i'd love to hear more about Cyril. A good man. Got a memory or two from the sixties.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:36 pm

bugrock wrote:i'd love to hear more about Cyril. A good man. Got a memory or two from the sixties.




Cyril is a great character. "You go in and say Cyril, you know a thingymabob that fits into another thingamajiggy and..."Ah yeah we have them down on this aisle over here, and he'll go with you to find it" He just KNOWS what you're on about with a brief description.
He'll deffo be remembered as a Dunlaoghaireite legend. thumbright
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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:44 pm

Great Portal Pic Strum

Gulliver - I see tickets were on sale at Miss Benson's Lending Library.

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:54 pm

Some price that for the large family ticket in 1866. :o



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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:49 pm

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Remember the Treble Clef on the wall of Sloans? What was that all about?



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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm

I remember seeing it on the wall but to be honest didn't pay too much attention to it I thought it was a S as in logo for Sloan,is it still there ?.
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Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:13 pm

Holla wrote:I remember seeing it on the wall but to be honest didn't pay too much attention to it I thought it was a S as in logo for Sloan,is it still there ?.



Could be Holla. I notice the curve is drawn the opposite way to the music symbol as if it was hung up backwards?
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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:15 pm

What make is the Garda car outside Sloans ?.... the square headlights are confusing me. I originally thought it was a ford cortina, then I found this which looks like a chrysler alpine but the pointed nose grill put me off.

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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:19 pm

I think the garda car outside of Sloan's is a rover
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 pm

It looks like a Vauxhall Victor to me.
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Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:26 pm

I think Toss is right, the ford cortina was the motor of the day.
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:02 pm

Strum wrote:I think Toss is right, the ford cortina was the motor of the day.

No I'm sticking to the Vauxhall Victor, my brother had one look at an image of a 1970s model.
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Postby Strum » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:12 pm

Yep you're right Holla.


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