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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:06 pm

Great info Rocker. I'm wore out here handing out goodies to the kids but their not interested in apples and nuts,just sweets. Nice to see the tradition continue.
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Snowhite » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:43 pm

Not one child called here :( it's not the same around here anymore :o
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Strum » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:51 pm

Good! :twisted:

Now lets abolish the xthing and I'll be a happy man. :roll:
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Snowhite » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:57 pm

NEVER I can hear Sleigh Bells in the Distance wuu :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Rocker » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:59 pm

Snowhite wrote:NEVER I can hear Sleigh Bells in the Distance wuu :lol: :lol: :lol:


Never, she said Never wuu wuu
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Strum » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:00 pm

Snowhite wrote:NEVER I can hear Sleigh Bells in the Distance wuu :lol: :lol: :lol:



You're barred Snowy! :twisted:
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Strum » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:01 pm

Rocker wrote:Never, she said Never wuu wuu





You too Rocker! :twisted:
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Gerald » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:03 pm

Fire Brigade getting 999 calls every 40 seconds (indo website)
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Sinead » Sat Oct 31, 2015 10:31 pm

Lots of children and dressed up adults here to-night.
All very polite and ready to do a trick when asked.

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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Helium » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:43 am

Strum wrote:
Rocker wrote:Never, she said Never wuu wuu





You too Rocker! :twisted:



Bah humbug ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby grammer » Sun Nov 01, 2015 12:58 am

Some young children called to the door -parents watching over them -great to see.
Allover within less than an hour :( :( :( :( :(
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Jemser » Sun Nov 01, 2015 2:29 am

Busy night in this part of Sallynoggin, we had about ten callers and all accompanied with adults. Busiest year for ages, great to see the kids dressed up and keeping alive the ancient tradition. Booooooo
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Helium » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:00 pm

Strum wrote:Good! :twisted:

Now lets abolish the xthing and I'll be a happy man. :roll:



Strum as a new member I am getting a vibe that you dislike evillaugh the big day next month. The one where we all spend too much, eat too much,drink too much, get harassed in the shops, have trouble getting parking, buy and receive presents nobody really wants and feel depressed when it's all over - would that be right or have I got the wrong impression and you are secretly looking forward to THAT DAY since January 1st??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Strum » Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:40 pm

Helium wrote:Strum as a new member I am getting a vibe that you dislike evillaugh the big day next month. The one where we all spend too much, eat too much,drink too much, get harassed in the shops, have trouble getting parking, buy and receive presents nobody really wants and feel depressed when it's all over - would that be right or have I got the wrong impression and you are secretly looking forward to THAT DAY since January 1st??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



Something like that Helium. :D
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Rocker » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:03 pm

Helium wrote:
Strum wrote:Good! :twisted:

Now lets abolish the xthing and I'll be a happy man. :roll:



Strum as a new member I am getting a vibe that you dislike evillaugh the big day next month. The one where we all spend too much, eat too much,drink too much, get harassed in the shops, have trouble getting parking, buy and receive presents nobody really wants and feel depressed when it's all over - would that be right or have I got the wrong impression and you are secretly looking forward to THAT DAY since January 1st??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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:lol: :lol: :lol: the understatement of the year. Helium you have just itemised exactly why he hates it... :lol: :lol: :lol: but, he copes well with the X day.
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:08 am

Just thinking this morning about the Samhain

The family's ancestors were honoured and invited home whilst harmful spirits were warded off. People wore costumes and masks to disguise themselves as harmful spirits and thus avoid harm. Bonfires and food played a large part in the festivities. The bones of slaughtered livestock were cast into a communal fire, household fires were extinguished and started again from the bonfire. Food was prepared for the living and the dead, food for the ancestors who were in no position it eat it, was ritually shared with the less well off.

Christianity incorporated the honouring of the dead into the Christian calendar with All Saints (All Hallows) on November 1st, followed by All Souls on November 2nd. The wearing of costumes and masks to ward off harmful spirits survived as Halloween customs.


Just back from Austria where the big celebration at this time of year is All Souls. Families gather to visit the graveyard and remember deceased family members.They treat it as a joyful celebration of the family and chat and visit in the days leading up to All Souls. It really struck me that we have allowed this great tradition fade in our more prosperous years! I'll be away to Deansgrange to reconnect with my tribe. In the meantime..

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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Holla » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:25 am

" :evil: "any apples or nuts" :lol:
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby bugrock » Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:16 pm

I got nuts aplenty dnc2
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:38 pm

Ha, there was a fellow on the radio yesterday morning advising that having fireworks was illegal....well with the number of them going off all around here the guards would be run off their feet :D :D Great bonfire in Shankill lit up the beach for hours. No callers though, I'd say the children prefer the bonfires.
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Re: HALLOWEEN

Postby Strum » Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:44 pm

Yesterday morning.


Phantom of Glasthule

Noises under the pavement started off Halloween for some early morning pedestrians as they called 112/999 in desperation.

Local emergency services from Dun Laoghaire including Gardai, Coast Guard, Dublin Fire Brigade along with personnel from DLRCC investigated the strange noises. Our investigation and search found, what you get with High Spring Tides, Storm Drains and Baby Seals.

Powerful enthusiasm from Dun Laoghaire Fire Station crew opened the hatches, the manholes and followed the drains while aiding the Phantom Seal back to Dublin Bay.

We wish our colleagues on the Front line emergency services in Dun Laoghaire area & surrounds a safe watch tonight, this Halloween day, while out helping out those in need.

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