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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Strum » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:29 pm

If anybody's around the area a photo of the Farmhouse would be good before it's demolished. ;)
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 29, 2016 2:57 am

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Strum wrote:If anybody's around the area a photo of the Farmhouse would be good before it's demolished. ;)


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:01 am

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Holla » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:29 am

Great snaps Rocker thanks,what are they going to build on the Farmhouse site ?
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:26 am

Holla wrote:Great snaps Rocker thanks,what are they going to build on the Farmhouse site ?


Not sure Holla. I didn't realise it was to be demolished until Strum mentioned it the other day. Everyone around is making great use of the car parking spaces at the moment. I had to put my car under my arm !! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Strum » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:00 pm

Ah nice one Rocker. No idea what's going to be built there, somebody just mentioned it to me. Cheers.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby grammer » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:20 pm

Great photos Rocker-
I heard apts. are to be built on the Farmhouse site. Demolition starting soon. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:36 pm

Great pics Rocker. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Zirco » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:29 pm

Lovely pictures Rocker. I love the daffodils and the silver birch trees. Silver birch look great in the winter....gorgeous, very fine twigs. Against a blue sky, fabulous.
Also, the birds are easier to spot in the winter leaf-less trees....the feathered kind!, before the wags come in!
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Rocker » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:23 am

Sputnik wrote:Doyles from the Farm.

Yesterday, on the way to work, I called into the local Newsagents to get my Sydney Morning Herald.
The girl in front of me was doing her best to buy a Mobile top-up but was getting nowhere.
"A turrty dollar top-up"
"What" said the non-English-speaking-background assistant.
"Turrty. Tree O"
"She means Thirty" says I in my best effected Aussie strine.
"Where are you from" she asks.
"Dun Laoghaire" says I.
"Go waaay, me too. Well, Ballybrack actually. Cromlech Fields, do you know it".
"Yes, of course. So yous must be from Dun Laoghaire originally".
"Doyles from the Farm, have to go there's me bus".
And with that she was off.

Small world or what?


I stumbled on this post of Sputniks when I was looking for something else, It cheered me up this morning to think that the youth who have had to go so far away from Ireland to find a future still associate themselves with their place.

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:51 am

Lots of Doyle's from the Farm,I was lucky to married one, but none of the family are living in Australia. Anyway they lived in the 15 shilling houses so their pronounciation would be proper and quickly understood. :lol:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Zirco » Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:45 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:Lots of Doyle's from the Farm,I was lucky to married one, but none of the family are living in Australia. Anyway they lived in the 15 shilling houses so their pronounciation would be proper and quickly understood. :lol:


I remember a Doyle family from Oliver Plunkett Square. Denis was a bit older than I, it was a big family. Lived beside the Kavanaghs, with whom I was friends. The square was a great place to play hide and seek etc.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Zirco » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:48 pm

Does anyone have a memory of doing this?
Back in the fifties, after school, we kids would play on the road and in some of the neighbour's gardens.
Well, there were gardens you knew were out of bounds!!! The adults made it very plain!!
In the course of play you'd want to contact one of your pals who was .......
somewhere. Was he gone home? Was he hiding and staying quiet?
Where was he?
In an effort to make contact with him, you would do this......
Cupping your mouth in both hands you'd let out the biggest roar as follows....
" JIMMY BOY A BUNGALOW-OW"
or
" BILLY BOY A BUNGALOW-OW"
The "ABUNGALOW-OW" had the effect of prolonging the shout and was easier to
do rather than shout his name in staccato.
Maybe it was a Farm thing?
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Micheál » Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:20 pm

Nowadays, the kids would just use Snapchat
so the question is, who is/was smarter dontknow
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby skins » Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:42 pm

Zirco wrote:Does anyone have a memory of doing this?
Back in the fifties, after school, we kids would play on the road and in some of the neighbour's gardens.
Well, there were gardens you knew were out of bounds!!! The adults made it very plain!!
In the course of play you'd want to contact one of your pals who was .......
somewhere. Was he gone home? Was he hiding and staying quiet?
Where was he?
In an effort to make contact with him, you would do this......
Cupping your mouth in both hands you'd let out the biggest roar as follows....
" JIMMY BOY A BUNGALOW-OW"
or
" BILLY BOY A BUNGALOW-OW"
The "ABUNGALOW-OW" had the effect of prolonging the shout and was easier to
do rather than shout his name in staccato.
Maybe it was a Farm thing?
:lol: :lol: :lol:


No, we all used to do it, although I don't recall the "boy" bit being inserted. Used to sound a bit like the paper boys' "Heraly-aw-Mail-aw-Preh-ess".
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Zirco » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:09 pm

Tks Skins, wuu so it wasn't just Farmers then....
Of course, the papers were delivered to a lot of houses back then, forgot that. wuu
Funny how things from way back when suddenly come into mental view.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:27 pm

Yeh Zirco we did it around Cross Ave. In later years if you said someone was a bulgalow,it meant there was nothing upstairs.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Harjoe » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:08 pm

Ziro the Doyle Family from Oliver Plunkett Square were a large family the father Bob was one of the men who built the statue and his son Frank was connected with Farm United before going to live in Sallynoggin May, Mary, Bobby ,Noel ,Brendan, Joe,
Joe played with John Flash Ryan in Harmony Heights group in the Top Hat
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby spudseamus » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:37 pm

Harjoe wrote:Ziro the Doyle Family from Oliver Plunkett Square were a large family the father Bob was one of the men who built the statue and his son Frank was connected with Farm United before going to live in Sallynoggin May, Mary, Bobby ,Noel ,Brendan, Joe,
Joe played with John Flash Ryan in Harmony Heights group in the Top Hat




Wow! Harmony Hights ! What a memory jerker ! wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Harjoe » Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:09 pm

Spudseamus
I managed Harmony Heights from 1969 until they broke up 1973/4 Joe Doyle, John (flash )Ryan , John Fallon ,Billy Ward and Austin Cassadiy
John Ryan has a bar The First and Last in Matagordia in Lanszarote, John Fallon is in Thailand ,Billy Ward lives in Bray still playing Joe Doyle and Austin have retired.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Zirco » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:05 pm

Tks for the info re the Doyle family from the Square... wuu wuu wuu
A lovely family as I recall.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Rocker » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:36 am

Watching some Facebook videos this morning of the boys and girls from Monkstown Boxing Club. Great to see lads and lassies getting fit and competing.

https://www.facebook.com/vladislav.stuk ... 427411099/
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:35 pm

Not really Monkstown Farm more Deansgrange but at the top of St Fintan's park where it joins Abbey Road there are 29 newly built houses. The hoarding is still around them but the bit you can see over the hoarding is impressive. Grange Abbey is the name...I suppose that is because there is the ruins of an Abbey across the road and Deansgrange nearby. Have a look at the site.

https://www.grangeabbey.com/
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Micheál » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:50 pm

Rocker wrote:Not really Monkstown Farm more Deansgrange but at the top of St Fintan's park where it joins Abbey Road there are 29 newly built houses. The hoarding is still around them but the bit you can see over the hoarding is impressive. Grange Abbey is the name...I suppose that is because there is the ruins of an Abbey across the road and Deansgrange nearby. Have a look at the site.

https://www.grangeabbey.com/


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:53 pm

Gosh Micheál a plot in Deansgrange Cemetery must be nearly as expensive as the houses!! You'd be in your socks having pawned the shoes to be able to afford a grave!!! :D

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