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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Strum » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:33 pm

Snowhite wrote:When the Apple is ripe it will fall :)



Never heard that before. Good one! :D
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:15 am

Snowwy, Spud,
Thats right, Shoes.......Snowwy she may not remember me as it was the time before the TALIBAN became cross dressers, wearing frocks and daft hats and they were normal....I have fond memories and do say hello for me...I will be 65 on Mar 1 and collect my State Pension at last..
I hope your Christmas was a family one and I was only thinking of your sad loss in 2012 ....I was chatting too 29eire23 about you when last home in November . Himself and I met a few of the gang from here in the Cozy Bar, and Spud being guest of honour too...Pity you could not make it.
I remember Pauline's Ma, always made up to the Nines...
I seen Seani Wallace too and hiis sister Marie moved home to Dun Laoghaire from Oxford after 30+ years and will be settling down in Gorey...
We all had lunch in Oxford as Seani was over for his Nephew's wedding in Sept..
I wish you a Happier 2013 Snowwy and indeed all the Dun Laoghaire Gang...
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And Snowwy. STILL NO Baby, latest date is Tuesday, It will be "walking" by then
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Fbrady21 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:14 am

Hi all I'm a bit late getting to this thread !! My grandad who is Harry Brady one of ma bradys sons asked me to find out if there was any info online about his ma !! Ma Brady :) I read out all the conversations that were there and it brought a smile to his face. Even though she was my great gran I always called her ma Brady.
She ran every club you can think of !
Martin was the one who worked in reliance but Harry used to deliver there occasionally
Harry is the painter and decorator and Patrick was the one who worked in tommy wheelans
Her house had the 46a bus stop right outside her front door
Pauline is the only girl in the family
The last thread about the make up. She would never leave the house she would tell me I'm just putting on a but of "rouge" ha ha that's alway one memory ill never forget !
About a year after she passed I met my other half and I was having a conversation with his mam who told me she had an aunt that lived in the farm ! When I asked her if she she knew ma Brady she said is that the lovely lady that always had the blusher on (she knew her from the doctors surgery ) such a small world :)
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Rocker » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:13 am

Hello Fbrady and welcome to the site.

That is just a great story and really what this site is about. It is very important that all the stories are remembered and passed on. The casual visitor to Dún Laoghaire has no idea of the wealth of history, stories, wonderful people that the Boro has. In my short life I have witnessed amazing feats and met amazing people in everyday dealings. Imagine our rich culture if we could have had my grannies and great grannies rememberances of the building of the town and the gradual expanse of it.

Ask your grandad for more stories and give us some great memories...it is the real people who write the history...that's my story and I'm sticking to it. :lol:
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby skins » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:22 pm

Was Martin the one who was married to a daughter of Paddy Matthews? Paddy used to drink with my Da in Walters pub, and I remember him being picked up and given a lift home by Martin on occasion.
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby slipper » Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:52 pm

hellllo hellllo hellllo Fbrady welcome to our site,hope you'll enjoy your visits here.
I'm from the 'Farm' originally and remember Mrs Brady well as she performed a great local service running clubs whereby we lesser off folk could
purchase goods by means of small weekly payments instead of having to fork out the full amount and be confined to barracks for a whole week.
In my own case it was the shoe club that I availed of mostly.When I was in my teens a new pair of shoes costed a weeks wages ie £3 and I earned £3-10s so it doesn't take rocket science to work out how important those clubs were.By the way the lady was always known by us as Mrs., not 'Ma' and its true she always wore rouge on her cheeks and black pencil eyebrows and rode a bike.She is fondly remembered by this individual who also remembers your Grandad... he was a whiz on roller skates...and the envy of us all !Kindest regards to him !
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby jabra » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:46 pm

Hi fbrady and welcome
I know Pat Brady who worked in Whealans and if memory serves me
after that he went to work as a rep for national cable vision. He used
to go for a plnt in the graduate have'nt seen him in there for a while
and Harry the decorater lives in granitefield behind the victor or the
rochestown lodge as its now known
Was there another brother called Tony or was that another Brady from
the farm??
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:23 am

I remember Martin and Harry,I think Martin worked in Reliance Radio in Patrick St.at one stage and they ran clubs also. As Slipper said these clubs served a very valuable service in the community. Mrs Kearns in Desmond Ave ran the Clubs in our area,she also ran what I remember been called a" Diddly".Now I wonder was that a bit of Dun Laoghaire witticism.
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Holla » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:40 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:I remember Martin and Harry,I think Martin worked in Reliance Radio in Patrick St.at one stage and they ran clubs also. As Slipper said these clubs served a very valuable service in the community. Mrs Kearns in Desmond Ave ran the Clubs in our area,she also ran what I remember been called a" Diddly".Now I wonder was that a bit of Dun Laoghaire witticism.


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I used think we were the only one with a diddley man who used come around on a high Nellie bike,but I've since seen a lot of posts about diddley clubs but each seemed to have their own rules,but the were all very welcome at Christmas (sorry strum for saying the Chri@@mas word so early in the year)
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Sinead » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:11 pm

There were 'diddleys' and 'tontines' both of which were community
saving groups. Most of these clubs were very well run but, as with
everything attached to money, there were a few dodgey ones
around The Borough, the organiser ran off with the takings and
no one got their return.
These clubs were a great way for ordinary the Joe/Jane Doe to
get cloths, shoes, save for an event etc.
The Credit Union is the same principle but on a more stable
footing allowing you to save and borrow instead of save and spend
your savings.

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Strum » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:39 am

When we were kids we called women's front shapely things, Diddleys. :D
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Holla » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:43 am

Strum wrote:When we were kids we called women's front shapely things, Diddleys. :D


Maybe that's why some of the clubs went Bust :roll:
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Rocker » Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:25 am

Holla wrote:
Strum wrote:When we were kids we called women's front shapely things, Diddleys. :D


Maybe that's why some of the clubs went Bust :roll:


:lol: :lol: Love it Holla....I was wondering how we were going to tackle that!!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby slipper » Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:12 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Nice one Holla ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Sinead » Sat Sep 06, 2014 9:15 pm

Ah, Strum, such mispronunciation, you must never have visited
'The Diddy Parlours' (early houses around the market).

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Strum » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:27 pm

Sinead wrote:Ah, Strum, such mispronunciation, you must never have visited
'The Diddy Parlours' (early houses around the market).

Sinéad



It was shortened to Diddys later on Sinead. :D

I'll never look a person licking a scrumdiddlys icecream the same way even again now. :lol:
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Rocker » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:13 am

Let us re-christen Scrumdiddlys...Ma Brady's in honor of Mrs Brady .
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby bugrock » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:44 am

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Rocker » Sun Sep 07, 2014 3:25 pm

Bugs...you are a divil...I fell out of my tree laughing :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Fbrady21 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:04 pm

Hi all trying to see what everyone is saying and reply to you all!

Yes ma had a bike alright and yes there was a brother Tony unfortunately he passed away 9 years ago this October !

I heard grandad was a bit of a whizz alright on the roller skates ;)

He just told me a story about an sgt Collins and his wife was a nurse. When they were younger she used to visit the houses with a black bag and when she left there was a new baby in the houses ..... They thought she used to bring the babies in the black bag she carried :-)

The clubs she ran were
Shoe club
Hair club - Mullins on Patrick street 2 and 6 a week for a perm !
Chemist club 1shilling per week for 20 weeks
Coal club
Reliance radio club - Xmas toys

Harry (grandad) decided to run his own turkey and ham club. Sean smith was the butcher a deal was set to have a turkey and ham for Xmas if they paid half a crown per week from aug to dec and youd be gauanteed a turkey no matter the price because Sean went to Cavan and got turckeys at a good price

That it for now will get more from him later
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