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Re: Site.

Postby bugrock » Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:30 am

how do I post a photo?
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Re: Site.

Postby Gerald » Thu Jun 25, 2015 12:31 pm

bugrock wrote:how do I post a photo?


If the photo is on your computer, you can use the upload attachment option below the text window which is visible when you reply to a comment.
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Re: Site.

Postby bugrock » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:54 pm

Thank you Gerald Image
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Re: Site.

Postby grammer » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:59 pm

bugrock wrote:how do I post a photo?

Sorry Bugs -I thought you were messing :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:41 am

Today's pic, Blackrock Baths and deceiving photo angle because that highboard was HIGH. I went up once all full of bravado to dive off it and It's a hell of a lot different when you're up there looking down. No fkn way because I'd seen a bloke landing flat on his back in D/L Baths from a much much lower height and he was shipped out on a stretcher.
I went to the lower one and Jumped instead. :D

I was at one of those diving competitions.


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deceiving photo angle because that highboard was HIGH.


Sorry, just realised he's diving from the lower one.
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Re: Site.

Postby grammer » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:22 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Fri Jun 26, 2015 1:28 am

Bellyflops oooooooooo, nasty sting, saw a lot of them aswell too Grammer, did a few myself in D/L learning, but the back one was serious, like hitting cement flat out, surface tension. We didn't realise these dangers at the time.


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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:16 pm

Same as you Strum ! Went up to dive in from the top !! NO WAY :shock: Can you remember the name of the top diver that came over from England to compete in Blacrock ? I remember he always had a great tan !!!
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Re: Site.

Postby skins » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:34 pm

I think the bloke in the photo is Eddie Heron. See: http://www.abandonedireland.com/Blackrockbaths.html
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Re: Site.

Postby skins » Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:37 pm

This must have been a stunt involving a bike: http://irishphotoarchive.photoshelter.c ... wjMdc5N_6c
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:09 pm

Apparently, this is Seapoint. :?:



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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:45 pm

Lovely portal pictures recently. Recognised this when I logged in.

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:49 pm

Sinead wrote:Lovely portal pictures recently. Recognised this when I logged in.

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Thanks Sinead. So it is Seapoint then? I can't remember where I found it but it mentioned Seapoint around the time of the railway construction, but this looks like a bridge that the train would have crossed rather than under?
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:53 pm

Strum,

Had a chat with HID. That arch is known as the Egyptian Arch, it is in Newry on the main Dublin to Belfast railway line.

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Construction was completed in 1851 for the Dublin and Belfast Junction Railway Company and was the result of collaboration between engineer Sir John MacNeill and constructor William Dargan. Locally known as the Egyptian Arch, the rail bridge passes over the Newry–Camlough Road, in the County Armagh half of Newry.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:00 pm

Aha nice one folks. I had my doubts about Seapoint. Amazing Bridge though. Thanks for that. ;)

Much higher than it looks in the other photo.

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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:27 am

Thanks to HID for that, I was sure it was Seapoint as depicted in the first
photos/pictures of the Railway to Kingstown. The bridges are very
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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:47 pm

A favourite spot for dissidents during the troubles for disrupting rail travel.
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Re: Site.

Postby skins » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:48 pm

Brilliant portal pic, Strum. A lot posher looking than I remember it though.



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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:03 pm

Certainly not the Salthill I remember. The area below the hotel was known as "The Gut" and it was quite a significant area,there must have been a major landfill put in place after that photo. I'm sure Harjoe will put us right.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:29 pm

I have no recollection of the baths or even ruins if it or the hotel.
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Re: Site.

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:27 pm

I posted that photo a few years back on the site, and if I remember rightly the only bit that is still there is on the left where we used to sit and watch the wind surfers from, I do remember the Hotel my mam worked there for a while, When did it close and when was it demolished anyone know ??
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:29 pm

Got this on google

Designed by J.S. Mulvany for the Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co., around 1836 but not constructed until 1843. Extended in the 1860s by John McCurdy, who also added the mansard roof. Destroyed by fire in 1970 and demolished in 1972. Now the site of apartments.
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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:03 am

My mother also worked in the Hotel as did a number who ended up working in Boland's Biscuits. It seems that some of the future managers of the factory stayed in the Hotel and they offered some of the staff jobs in the factory.
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Re: Site.

Postby skins » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:26 pm

is the jetty in the foreground what was known to us as "The Ramparts"?
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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:17 pm

As far as I remember The Ramparts were north of the railway bridge.
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