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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Zirco » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:17 pm

Micheál wrote:Here you go Helium

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby keeper » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:20 pm

Yiz are all NUTS :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Toss » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:16 pm

keeper wrote:Yiz are all NUTS :lol: :lol: :lol:


Nuts whole hazelnuts ..... go on, you know you want to sing along :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:56 pm

Grammer wrote: Move it Strum -it's too good to taste




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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Micheál » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:20 pm

Gosh! Is our revered Administrator using the software that dares not speak its name? :o

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:48 pm

Micheál wrote: revered Administrator



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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby grammer » Fri Nov 06, 2015 2:37 am

Never heard of that software
Is it a freebee :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby keeper » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:19 pm

Grammer ! Misprint from Strum ! Should have read " PHOTOBLIXSHOP"
Another thing ! Having been mentally brainwashed by TOPIC BARS lately I was in Mr Price and ended up automatically going into a trance and buying 3 for whatever :roll: :roll: quite nice actually but I see why you have to buy 3 cos there's only about 2 bites in each bar, :cry: :cry: Micheál is correct, choccy bars are not as big as they used to be :cry: :cry:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby grammer » Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:05 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
I was going to say a combination of smaller bars bigger mouths :lol: :lol: :lol:
but I wont. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby keeper » Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:04 pm

Just as well you didn't so Grammer violent1 violent1
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby grammer » Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:05 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Zirco » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:41 pm

Eating a plant called Charlie in Dunedin
There was a playing field(s) of sorts in Dunedin, used by the adults for playing soccer, at least that's what I remember. Coz, once I was going by where they were playing, not watching, when.... SMACK...the Billy Bremner type football hit me hard in the stomach. It really hurt, tears in the eyes, winded...ok after a little while. Lesson learned....watch!

Near the playing field there were areas with a variety of grasses, plants etc. Some of the grass was just tall enough to lie down and hide in. But what I'm leading up to is.......there was a plant growing in this area we knew as "Charlie". It was small in height, ground hugging, green leaves...and we ate it! It had a sweet taste, good to eat. But just a small amount, a handful maybe.
Anyone recollect something similar?
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby keeper » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:32 pm

Never heard of it called Charlie, but by your description I think it was Sorrel, well think that's it's name, my Mam used to use it in salads and me and my Dad often had a few leaves when we were out walking the fields !!! I still eat it when I know there has been no spraying or treatments of the fields near me.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:24 am

Recently a member was in contact with me looking for information on a family member from the Glasthule Boys School Register I have,thankfully I was of some help to them.While searching the pages I came across this address== Tower Cottages Monkstown ??? maybe around seapoint.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Micheál » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:31 am

Thats intriguing Holla,
What time period was this?

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Micheál » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:40 am

There was a Tower Hill in Dalkey per 1901 Census.

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:55 am

Micheál wrote:Thats intriguing Holla,
What time period was this?

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The entry date for the boy into the school was 1944.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Micheál » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:46 pm

There was a Tower Cottage , Esplanade Bray at that time.
I dont suppose you noted the family name?

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 15, 2015 12:54 pm

Micheál wrote:There was a Tower Cottage , Esplanade Bray at that time.
I dont suppose you noted the family name?

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I do have the name but as its only 1944 don't think I should make it public,the previous school given for the boy says Monkstown so it has to be the Monkstown area ,what about up near the castle (tower)
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 15, 2015 4:54 pm

Holla wrote:
Micheál wrote:There was a Tower Cottage , Esplanade Bray at that time.
I dont suppose you noted the family name?

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I do have the name but as its only 1944 don't think I should make it public,the previous school given for the boy says Monkstown so it has to be the Monkstown area ,what about up near the castle (tower)


Back to this the cottage is numbered 2 and the fathers occupation is labourer ,this makes me think small workers cottages
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Micheál » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:10 pm

Holla wrote:
Micheál wrote:There was a Tower Cottage , Esplanade Bray at that time.
I dont suppose you noted the family name?

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I do have the name but as its only 1944 don't think I should make it public,the previous school given for the boy says Monkstown so it has to be the Monkstown area ,what about up near the castle (tower)


Heres my best guess
In monkstown, there are only two stand-alone towers, ignoring those affixed to residences like Monstown House and Richmond Park.

1. Martello Tower at Seapoint.
The surrounding residences - even single storied Brighton Vale - would hardly have been called "cottages"

2. The Haliday Folley in the grounds of CBC Monkstown Park..
Now heres my theory. The cottages on the Widow Gambles back on to this 'tower'. Might it be that they became known locally as Tower Cottages? Maybe to distinguish them from other cottages elsewhere in the Mounttown area?
And it would be a hand run from there to Harold Glasthule.

Heres who was there in 1911 . . .
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Kingstown_No__1/Mounttown_Cottages/
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Strum » Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:18 pm

Micheál wrote:Now heres my theory. The cottages on the Widow Gambles back on to this 'tower'. Might it be that they became known locally as Tower Cottages? Maybe to distinguish them from other cottages elsewhere in the Mounttown area?
And it would be a hand run from there to Harold Glasthule.




Good one Michael, sounds logical.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Zirco » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:31 pm

Talking about watching some of the local soccer teams playing (on Monkstown Stream forum) reminded me of a visit to watch TEK that 'went wrong'......

It was a lovely hot summer's day.....the match was on, I was wandering around, getting up on the ditch to see over the crowd and get a view of sorts of the match. I saw my brother in the crowd and joined him. As was customary, a young woman (traveller I think) was selling fruit from a pram? (not sure)... She was doing circuits of the pitch, selling.
My brother was eating an apple. For some unknown reason, when the woman had just passed by, he upped and threw his apple at her. Bullseye!......right on the back of the head. :roll: :roll: what the hell!?
She went ape sh/t and somehow spotted the offender. I legged it.
Later that day, at home, there was a rat tat tat on the front door. It was the traveller from the match complaining bitterly about my brother and what he had done.
My mother told her to get lost and slammed the door shut. Next thing, the woman put her fist through the glass pane in the door. In doing this, she cut her arm....lots of blood. My father then took charge.....brought her in......dressed her wound....she calmed down...a few bob changed hands....off she went......drama over. :lol: :lol: :lol:
My brother was 'chastised' when he showed up later. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Holla » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:19 pm

Sad news today as I heard of the passing of Tommy Horkan rip Tommy had a shop near the Mounttown roundabout an old style shopkeeper in his white shop coat he was mainly a grocer but sold all sorts of nick nacks if you needed a paint, brush thread or even a tea pot he would root around and lay his hand on it :D I dealt with Tommy on a daily basis many years ago in a previous job always a true gent. gone up above where their open all hours RIP Tommy.
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Postby Toss » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:30 pm

Holla wrote:Sad news today as I heard of the passing of Tommy Horkan rip Tommy had a shop near the Mounttown roundabout an old style shopkeeper in his white shop coat he was mainly a grocer but sold all sorts of nick nacks if you needed a paint, brush thread or even a tea pot he would root around and lay his hand on it :D I dealt with Tommy on a daily basis many years ago in a previous job always a true gent. gone up above where their open all hours RIP Tommy.


Sorry to hear that, he was well respected by all that knew him. May he rest in peace.
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