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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:08 am

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As far as I can make out, the area in the picture was used to construct (i.e. overfill) the underground sewage holding tanks. The modern pumping station is now on the same site.

The "pier" near the windsurfers used to have an ad for "irish Independant" in big letters. But this would be further to the right of the picture.

That rocky peninsula in the photo has all the hallmarks of an outflow pipe. Hardly a good companion for a bathing area.

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:09 am

Fantastic!


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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:04 am

That wold make sense Micheál.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:22 am

That is a fantastic picture Strum,
My family would have come to Dún Laoghaire around the time of the famine and although they lived in miserable conditions it must have been great scenery all around and an air of Hope with the building of the pier and the railway and all the new houses.
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Re: Site.

Postby grammer » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:33 am

Strum wrote:Fantastic!


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That painting is class Strum -I agree with you--
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:31 pm

The Artist picked out specific places, Martello tower at Bulloch, Dalkey Castle, Bulloch castle, Martello Sandycove, beginnings of Glenageary etc but what do you reckon that large cottage on the left was/is? Quarry workers?
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:48 am

Hard to find any photos of old quarrymans cottages. It looks like the earliest workers lived in ghettos or camps on Dalkey common then quarrymens cottages were built. here is a bit from a DRLcoco
Quarrymen’s cottages are usually arranged in groups or
terraces, and were constructed to serve as residences
for workers of Dalkey Quarry overlooking the village.
They are modestly-scaled single-storey structures with
simple detailing and traditionally had sash windows and
timber panelled doors. Some good examples survive on
Leslie Avenue.
Some of the houses are more modest than others
depending on the rank of the worker.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:10 pm

Thanks Rocker. A friend rented one for years, nice little places, Ardbrugha Road was her address, I never heard of Leslie ave, (must go google) so maybe that WAS to signify the workers cottages. It's in the right location anyway. :D
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:26 pm

Strum wrote:Thanks Rocker. A friend rented one for years, nice little places, Ardbrugha Road was her address, I never heard of Leslie ave, (must go google) so maybe that WAS to signify the workers cottages. It's in the right location anyway. :D


I was up in Dalkey quarry for a walk yesterday and for the first time noticed the name on the small cottages opposite the quarry on Ardbrugha road their called Desmond cottages.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:50 pm

Holla wrote:
Strum wrote:Thanks Rocker. A friend rented one for years, nice little places, Ardbrugha Road was her address, I never heard of Leslie ave, (must go google) so maybe that WAS to signify the workers cottages. It's in the right location anyway. :D


I was up in Dalkey quarry for a walk yesterday and for the first time noticed the name on the small cottages opposite the quarry on Ardbrugha road their called Desmond cottages.


Would you believe I was never up there :o
I need to get out more. Wonder who Desmond was? wold it be anything to Desmond Ave?
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:10 pm

I love yvonne's photo. Shots out high windows give a whole new perspective on an area. The house look great and the sea behind.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:13 pm

Holla wrote:I was up in Dalkey quarry for a walk yesterday and for the first time noticed the name on the small cottages opposite the quarry on Ardbrugha road their called Desmond cottages.


Must have been for them Holla.
There's another place I meant though. It's like a tiny "village" with little passages between the houses, behind the houses on Ardbrugh road somewhere and I can't even find them on google street view....I'll keep looking. :D



EDIT: These are the Cottages in the triangle marked. I think this was some kind of "village" for the workers and families at the time. The large house on the corner "The Ardbrugha" I think was a dairy? Or post office? Cop station? :?:
Anyway Holla yes I reckon you're spot on about the Desmond Cottages and that Painting. ;)



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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 04, 2015 5:15 pm

Rocker wrote:I love yvonne's photo. Shots out high windows give a whole new perspective on an area. The house look great and the sea behind.



Yeah great to see a different perspective Rocker. She'll be thrilled you said that. ;)
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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:13 pm

The Ardbrugha used to be a public house some 4 decades ago. :D
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:38 pm

gingertom wrote:The Ardbrugha used to be a public house some 4 decades ago. :D


Aha! I knew it was important. :D Am I dreaming or was it a craft shop / coffee house back in the 80's 90's?
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Re: Site.

Postby grammer » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:20 pm

|Just looking at all the fancy house names--
none of your ordinary ol house names there. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Site.

Postby Jemser » Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:50 am

You are correct there Grammer. I am just looking at the spelling of (as everyone here refers to it) Ardbrugha, but on the map it has no "a" on the end, just Ardbrugh. Also The Ardbrugh on the map is spelled incorrectly, on the map it is "The Ardburgh"????

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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:26 am

No you are not pedantic. It is all the incorrect spelling that alters the names of places over the years.
When I was small it was Cahirciveen in Kerry ...the other day I was down there and the signposts said Cahirsiveen.
I have seen Kilmacanogue in Wicklow labelled as Kilmacannick and shure where would you leave Sydney parade labelled as Sidney parade!!
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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:30 am

The correct name is Ardbrugh.In latter years I remember it morphing into a craft/gift shop.
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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:16 pm

gingertom wrote:The Ardbrugha used to be a public house some 4 decades ago. :D


It was a speak-easy and shop up to recent times - early 60s.
Lockies. (The same familiy as the lady who rents the boats in Bullock).
The current owners honour it's heritage by opening it as a speak easy on Good Fridays in aid of the RNLI.

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Re: Site.

Postby grammer » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:20 pm

So that was where Lockies was-
thanks for that Michael wuu wuu wuu
I remember hearing about a speakeasy in Dalkey -did'nt sell pints or so I was told.
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Re: Site.

Postby grammer » Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:06 am

Was out with my old childhood pal- fender- tonight
he is home for the weekend on family business
He reminded me once again that we would probably not met up again if it was'nt for the site here
So very true-
So to Strum and Admin- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks again (from the chief moaner :lol: :lol:(me) )
OK we talked sxxxitte all night -but is'nt that what it's all about
Oh it must be great to be young -yer man was right (whatever his name was :lol: ) youth is wasted on the young

But wait till you here this -I met fender in the local watering hole -within 5 mins- one of the ladies who was with her hubby asked me if that was .......
fender-I said yes-she said I remember him from Brookfield when we were all kids (Rocker where are you :D :D )
so they had a good oul' natter :lol: :lol: :lol:
Jazzzzz it really is a small world -
So when I go over later in the year we will be calling on Enviro--to meet up for a beer
So much can happen and be planned in a couple of hours :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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So really what I am saying is that I moan and groan about the site(that is my self appointed position)
but I would never met up again with my old pal fender without it.
So July will be a moan free month :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:







Well it's only the 6th-so you never know. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:12 am

Nice one Grammer. ;)
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:21 pm

Great story Grammer,

I know exactly how you feel. I have met so many through this site and discovered long lost relations and friends of friends.Members have done me favours, loaned me books, sung me songs, given me jobs, cheered me up at troubled times and me not even from D/L.

Take a bow Strum, we don't praise you enough. wuu
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:36 pm

Rocker wrote:Take a bow Strum, we don't praise you enough. wuu


Thank you Rocker but after my recent screwup I still hold my head down, gutted, but I'm glad I'm a part of it, great ittle online community so to you lot, salue notworthy :D
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