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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:02 pm

Rocker wrote:Love that black and white shot of the Knox Hall on the Portal. Would you believe I was never inside it !We always felt you had to be CofI to use it but, now that there is very little religion around I'm sure that no longer pertains.




I was never in there either Rocker but it's open for many occasions, talks, musical recitals, fairs, things like that. What's Cofl ?
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:34 pm

Oh I put that badly, it is Church of Ireland!
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:45 pm

Rocker wrote:Oh I put that badly, it is Church of Ireland!




Ah, I googled it thinking it was some branch of Quakers or something. :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:40 pm

Today's portal pic The Waverly, which I've never heard of before, what a Boat.
Did you ever see cruises out of D/L? It must have been from mid 70's to - ? if bookings were from Falcon travel in the S/C?



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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:27 am

Gosh Strum, I don't remember that paddle steamer Waverly being in Dún Laoghaire but in the 70's I was rarely at home and wasn't in touch with what was happening.

I googled it today and they have trips in Liverpool,
http://cdn.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/wor ... A-2017.pdf
Looks exciting.
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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Mon May 01, 2017 9:50 pm

Yes ! I remember seeing it leaving the harbour, had forgotten about it, I seem to remember it was not very big !!
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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Mon May 29, 2017 10:02 am

Portal pic is nice . .. except . . .

1. Awful gates - whatever about being unable to preserve original gates, whoever came up with that 'cheap' design
2. un-weeded entrance - a regular blight in Dun Laoghaire public places.

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue May 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Micheál wrote: 1. Awful gates - whatever about being unable to preserve original gates, whoever came up with that 'cheap' design


The original gates were completely different Michael. There was a single gate with steps up to it leading to a path around the changing rooms/pavilion, and next to that a wide single gate, I'm guessing for the Sheep way back? They were more to the left of the photo.
Also the four pillars are new, I'm guessing copied from the Crostwaite Pk original entrance? All in all I think it looks well because the gates are the same as the railings.

As for the weeds... dontknow :D





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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:42 am

Every time I log in there are between 10 and 20 GUESTS looking in. Why don't you join and contribute...we need new stories and memories. Young or old give it a go wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:19 pm

What do you think of this? Was it an original plan?



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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:21 pm

I was wondering about the wall around the Oblisk?? Mapas owned all the land around it so who would it be keeping out??
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:43 pm

Rocker wrote:I was wondering about the wall around the Oblisk?? Mapas owned all the land around it so who would it be keeping out??



I think it's just an Artists impression/blueprint? The Hill isn't flat enough to accommodate that fortification around it. I'm just guessing though, there could have been a wall round it when it was first erected.

Maybe it was to keep out those pesky Goats. :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:56 pm

That little guy in the hat with a stick seems to feature in all those 16th century paintings of the area.
I've seen him around the harbour, in Monkstown, at the 'Purty' Coffee House . . .

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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:52 pm

Micheál wrote:That little guy in the hat with a stick seems to feature in all those 16th century paintings of the area.
I've seen him around the harbour, in Monkstown, at the 'Purty' Coffee House . . .

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Oh! Stop it....purty active :lol: :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Snowhite » Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:04 am

I was just going to ask about the Wall ?? Think I've seen that little man somewhere also Micheál, Looks a bit like N V Ginnity :lol: :lol: I went to see him last week in Taylors Three Rock.........Not a show for Irish people only Tourists....he's been telling the same jokes about as long as the Hill was opened as a Park :lol: :lol:


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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:48 am

Have to say I have a sneaking regard for Noel V.In the late 60's I started working in Irish Tourism and spent the best 20 years of my life in the business. I met remarkable people throughout the country who worked tirelessly for the industry. In the wintertime we had to accompany travel agents around the country and take them to "Irish " events. The late Hal Roach at Jurys then Tony Kenny at Jurys, the Abbey Tavern, the Great Southern in Killarney. I saw some slick, professional world class performances. The Burlington started their cabaret and we went along , just a group of Irish friends....Noel V burst on the scene and we laughed ourselves silly from start to finish. It was a lot more double entrndre than other shows and more raucous but some how or another he hit the spot. He had the graciousness at the end of the night to seek out our table and thank us for the support and laughter which made him perform even better. Over the years I met him at races in Leopardstown and other events and he was always the humble man...totally likeable.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:51 am

On the 20th June in the middle of the heatwave week that Portal picture IS Dún Laoghaire.....yummy....
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:14 pm

Rocker wrote:On the 20th June in the middle of the heatwave week that Portal picture IS Dún Laoghaire.....yummy....




It seemed appropriate Rocker. :D
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Re: Site.

Postby Micheál » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:11 pm

Perfect Portal picture Strum.
Is it accompanied by "match of the day" or "green sleeves"?

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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:12 pm

Micheál wrote: "match of the day"



You don't hear many around Sallynoggin, if at all, but when I lived in Loughlinstown that "match of the day" one did my head in. :D
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Re: Site.

Postby Jemser » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:15 pm

Go way outa dat, yis big licks.... aawhip
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Re: Site.

Postby Holla » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:36 pm

Hi all its good to be back locked myself out BangHead lots of catching up to do talk later,thanks for your help strum.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:52 pm

Welcome back Holla. I noticed that when I logged in for you, loads to catch up on. :D thumbright.



Incidentally a friend was doing a job in Sorrento Tce last week and took that photo on the portal. It looks like it could be anywhere abroad.
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:57 pm

Great to have you back Holla...I thought you might have retired!

We were thinking that Portal was Sorrento but couldn't figure out where your drone was!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:23 pm

Welcome back Holla ...... now get posting :D

Like others have said ..... I am amazed at the amount of hits our posts get compared to the few who bother posting. Either there are a lot of very nosey politicians checking us out or we are a nation of voyuers ?

What about a thumbs up button if you like a post but cant be bothered responding ?

Bottom line is that 100s of views occur on certain posts and yet the number of contributing posters is barely over a dozen..... the ratio tells me that something is wrong and that the site is possibly being monitored. I wonder is it worth making the posts visable only to registered members, at least that way we have an idea who is onboard. Lets not forget, we donate to keep it going and as such should have some explaination regarding those who like to read and not type. Any lurkers out there care to tell us why you dont join in ?
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