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Re: Photos

Postby Micheál » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:34 am

Dominican Convent (in Britain from the Air)

with Grovenor Terrace & St Michaels intact.

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Re: Photos

Postby Rocker » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:28 am

The school grounds look smaller than I remember. I thought they were enormous when I went there. The winding drive and imposing buildings. I loved my time there.
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Re: Photos

Postby keeper » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:36 pm

The Pillar at May's shop clearly visible, what was that building at the front of the Church ? I just can't remember if it was there when I was kid.
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Re: Photos

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:19 pm

keeper wrote:what was that building at the front of the Church ?



Still there Keeper. It's the first shop on the block on The main Street. Ebs I think?
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Re: Photos

Postby keeper » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:32 pm

Now I am confused :( I thought that space had been cleared and is now open space where the "lads" sit on the wall after being up at the "clinic" dontknow I can see the gable ends of the shops opposite Patrick Street, which is what I remember, but that building I don't, maybe it's my senior moment but I never remember going into the Church between two buildings and that building looks like it's practically on Marine Road.
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Re: Photos

Postby Jemser » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:45 pm

Keeper, I think Gulliver mentions those buildings being demolished somewhere on this site.
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Re: Photos

Postby Sinead » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:23 pm

The buildings on the George's Street side of St.Michael's Church
were demolishied giving the Church an entrance on the main
street.


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Re: Photos

Postby keeper » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:31 pm

Thanks Sinead, Jemser, any idea when they were demolished, it's wrecking me brain,I made my communion and confo there, so I was seven for my communion around 1954, I remember it well but not the buildings !
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Re: Photos

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:33 pm

Strum wrote:
keeper wrote:what was that building at the front of the Church ?



Still there Keeper. It's the first shop on the block on The main Street. Ebs I think?




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Re: Photos

Postby keeper » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:38 pm

It's all ok Strum, you are like meself, too much water on the brain :cry: :cry:
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Re: Photos

Postby Sinead » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:41 pm

They were demolished prior to the funeral of Canon Murphy
in the 1930's. In the photo of his funeral which created pages
of posts on this site that land was owned by the Church.

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Re: Photos

Postby keeper » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:47 pm

Thanks Sinead ! No wonder I never remembered them, ah, I can sleep easy now !
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Re: Photos

Postby Jemser » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:08 am

Keeper here is a quoted post from Gulliver that explains what the buildings were and when they were demolished, it is in the Canon Murphy discussion dated 2nd December 2012.

"McDonalds Ironmongers (Thomas & Mortimer) was on the corner of Marine Rd/Georges St until after 1935, and the wall of McDonalds facing Marine Rd was a plain wall. I have old pics, which appear to show the railings of the church extending along the side of McDonalds. That seems to match with this pic. Having said that, the railings appear to run very far down Marine Rd at the other end???
McDonalds was demolished before 1940 but sometime after 1935
The various vehicles certainly appear to be from the 1930s"Not all those who wander are lost" (J.R.R.Tolkien)
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Re: Photos

Postby Strum » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:48 pm

Sorry folks I thought it was this building at the front. I never knew they were demolished.



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Re: Photos

Postby Sinead » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:11 pm

This photo of Marine Road confuses me further with the
portal shot. I just cannot see the portal shot as being
St. Michael's Church in Dun Laoghaire.

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Re: Photos

Postby Gulliver » Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:06 pm

Folks
Back in the day there were 2 shops in front of the church. On the corner of Marine Road/Georges St was Moynihans wholesale grocer. That was demolished about 1901 at the same time as the demolition of the frontages across the street (all of the frontages between Patrick St and Mulgrave St were demolished and rebuilt 14ft back). The combined result was the enlarging or opening up of a very tight town centre - but the church somehow appears to have got possession of the cleared Moynihan site and railed it off as their own. Then McDonalds was demolished after 1935.
You will notice that a part of that area (beside the EBS) has rails on one and a half sides. That area is the old entrance to the church, and is still owned by the church. I don't know who owns the rest of the open area.
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Re: Photos

Postby Holla » Fri Jan 30, 2015 4:19 pm

Today I saw the funeral of one of the late nuns (RIP) from the Dominican Convent make its way to St Michaels church with about a dozen or so Nuns walking behind the hearse I was just wondering do the nuns get buried in the Convent cemetery or is there one in Dun laoghaire.
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Re: Photos

Postby Rocker » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:10 pm

There used to be Holla when I was there nearly 50 years ago. My beloved Sr Cecilia died while I was at school and we went to the funeral.It is so long since I have been around the back of the school don't know what is there now.

Just looked at RIP.ie and she was buried in the convent alright.
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