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Postby johnstow » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:05 am

Hi all,

Spoke to a guy recently, he said everybody knew his Grandmother in Monkstown. She was known as Ma Brady, and she ran some savings or loan club, any info on her?
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Rocker » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:31 pm

No. never heard of her. Was she from Monkstown Farm or the ring of Monkstown? Was she around in the 30/40's or 50/60's?We had a Dan Doonican in Blackrock who ran an amazing diddly club. No one could have survivied without him.
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Gulliver » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:19 pm

Brady's run the Post Office in Monkstown village.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:41 pm

Yeah Mrs Brady ran diddly in Monkstown Farm in 50's.She lived in Oliver Plunkett Rd. one of son's was called Harry and he worked in Reliance Radio in Patrick's St.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Micheál » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:41 pm

I think we have 2 different Mrs Brady's here.
The Monkstown P.O. lady lived behind the shop - down Alma Lane. She would have been there until late 60s. Never heard of her running a 'diddly' club. Come to think of it, whats a "diddly" club?
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Gulliver » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:51 pm

In the 1911 census there were 2 families of Bradys in Monkstown Farm - No 1 and No 61
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Sinead » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:51 pm

Denis:

You are right about Ma Brady. One of her sons worked in Tommy Whelan's the Gent's Outfitters beside the hospital. Another son
was/is a painter and decorater, she had a large family.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Rocker » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:52 pm

Diddly club is a bit of an unfortunate name now that i come to think of it. But they were run by an upstanding member of the community and everyone put in so much a week and coming up to Christmas your were given a week when you could withdraw it... not everyone could take out the same week or there would be nothing left. There was also the facility to borrow in between times subject to the discretion of the management!! I'd say there were the forerunner to the Credit Union. There was no privicy at the one at Blackrock, everyone queued around the big table and everyone's business was discussed in full view...no under the counter deals there.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Navanman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:08 pm

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Where was Reliance Radio on Patrick St.?

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So the expression "I don't have diddly squat" is when they ran out of money????



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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby keeper » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:56 pm

Sinead ! You are after giving me a memory, again, Mrs Brady's son who worked in Whelan's was a classmate of mine at one stage, was his name Patrick ? Ah, I won't rest easy now !!! Till I find out !!
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:21 pm

Navanman wrote:Denis
Where was Reliance Radio on Patrick St.?

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So the expression "I don't have diddly squat" is when they ran out of money????



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It was across the road from Comiskey's shoe repair shop which was next to the Clinic
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Micheál » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:02 pm

Rocker wrote:... not everyone could take out the same week or there would be nothing left.


Ah, I get it - a bit like Anglo then.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Navanman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:10 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:
Navanman wrote:Denis
Where was Reliance Radio on Patrick St.?

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So the expression "I don't have diddly squat" is when they ran out of money????



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It was across the road from Comiskey's shoe repair shop which was next to the Clinic


Thanks Denis

It must have been up near the Jewellers then? (between the Jewellers and Reinharts) - I just can't picture it.


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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Navanman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:13 pm

Talking about Patrick St. can anybody remember what was on the corner of the lane before the Hardware Shop - which I presume is still there??? - opposite Buntys

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby skins » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:26 pm

Do you mean Stein's shop? Denis might remember it better than I would. Seem to remember an old dusty, run-down, shoe-repair shop, which I think also sold stamps (for stamp-collectors). As I say, don't quote me on it.

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Rocker » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:30 pm

I worked in Kilmartains Bookies in Patrick St in the 60's and it was before the laneway leading to Convent Road.... Costellos was on the next corner.
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Sinead » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:35 pm

On the corner of Patrick Street and the lane was Steins. Can't remember what you would
call the business but in the lane they had a scrap yard. As children we would sell them
jam jars so we could get the money for the pictures.

I think the Brady who worked in Whelan's was called Matt - I saw him only a week or so
ago.

A 'diddley club' was a savings club for either a specified number of weeks or for Christmas.
The first was limited to say 10 people and one person got the money each week. The organiser
was usually given a couple of bob by each person as they got their money.
In the Christmas one everyone got the money a week or so before Christmas and the
organiser got the accrued interest on the combined savings.

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Sinead » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:37 pm

Just read Rocker's post - Costelloe's bought the property when Steins gave up trading.

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby farmboy » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:48 pm

I,m almost sure the chap who worked in Whelans was called Pat and we knew him previously from the scouts, another of life,s gentlemen.
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby skins » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:54 pm

Sinead wrote:On the corner of Patrick Street and the lane was Steins. Can't remember what you would
call the business but in the lane they had a scrap yard. As children we would sell them
jam jars so we could get the money for the pictures.

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Yes, Sinead, it was a bit "Steptoe-ish" alright. Do you recall the poor unfortunate handicapped daughter in the shop? We gentlemen from the CBS thought it funny to open the door and shout "witticisms" in at her. Sometimes I'd like to go back in time and give myself a thoroughly good kicking for some of the things I did in the name of "fun". IIRC her name was Gertie.

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Snowhite » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:29 am

johnstow wrote:Hi all,

Spoke to a guy recently, he said everybody knew his Grandmother in Monkstown. She was known as Ma Brady, and she ran some savings or loan club, any info on her?



If it's the same Mrs Brady I knew from Oliver Plunkett Rd,( house right beside the bus stop in the farm) she ran a Shoe Club, you paid a bit each week till you got your Voucher ? to go to Connolly's to pick your Shoes.....her daughter Pauline lives a few doors from me. There were 6 of us so you were lucky if it was your turn for the New Shoes otherwise it was the bit of cardboard stuffed in the sole of whatever you had. ;)
PS, Dont know that she ever had a diddly club though :?
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Re: Ma Brady

Postby grammer » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:34 am

ou were lucky if it was your turn for the New Shoes otherwise it was the bit of cardboard stuffed in the sole of whatever you had.
PS, Dont know that she ever had a diddly club though

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Enviro500 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:37 am

Re Brady Family.
I knew Pauline Brady from Oliver Plunkett Rd and they lived at the CIE Bus stop before the Stop at Mounttown Roundabout..Myself and Pauline were good pals early 1960s (1962-6) and I think her Ma ran some sort of club right enough. Liam Horner the well known cyclist lived next door to them as a young lad.....
I often wondered wahat became of Pauline. a lovely girl...
Quite a lot of my school friends lived along that road, Margie Drew (Ronnie's sister) The Delahunts, Whites, Englishes, Joe Doyle, Richie McIntyre...I digress.

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby Snowhite » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:41 am

Enviro, I see Pauline everyday, she just lives down the road from Sonny's. Small world eh!

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Re: Ma Brady

Postby spudseamus » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:02 pm

And the better half tells me Mrs Brady would never be seen without full face makeup ! She said Snowie is correct about the shoe vouchers. But she remembers going to,pick up the shoes down near the people's park?
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