CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Rocker » Mon May 21, 2012 11:26 pm

Navanman,

Yes it is. Don't think I ever heard of anyone before who didn't mitch from school.But, looking back you probably were right it could be a drag as the day wore on and you had eaten your lunch at 11.00hrs and missed something which would never be taught again.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby spudseamus » Tue May 22, 2012 1:36 am

I never mitched either !! :shock: I wasent smart enough !! or so I was often told by the teachers!! :lol:
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Gulliver » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:31 am

Some of the archives of Eblana CBS have surfaced at the archives of the Genealogical Society on Carlisle Pier. They cover the period from the 1930s to the 1970s and have not yet been fully catalogued. In particular, they include the "School Registers", which give full class lists (Mostly in Irish, but some in English), and a mini-profile of every boy. I think that all of the registers for the primary school for that period are there.

If you talk really nicely to the guys at Genealogical Society on Carlisle Pier, they just might show you what the Brothers (or teachers) said about you (or your Dad). Bring a camera to photograph the page. Open Wednesdays 10-4 (This Wednesday only 1-4), Monday nights, or Saturday afternoons.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Jemser » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:16 pm

Hey Gulliver, great information there. I attended the primary and secondary school in Eblana Avenue during and after those years. I know that I would be very keen to see and photograph those registers. Thanks for the info. Jemser
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Navanman » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:07 am

Thanks Gulliver,
I would be really interested in seeing them.

Any idea how they got their hands on them?

Just thought they might still be confidential??????



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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby bugrock » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:16 am

I'd be very interested too. Someone stuck Lofty Flynn in the toilet pan - feet first, or so I was told. Some of the lads blamed/hailed me as I had not long left school to go to work. The Archives would be very interesting, but I'm too far away.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Rocker » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:03 am

Gulliver,

What a treasure. I'd love to see the mini profiles of some DunLaoghaire characters. There will be an orderly queue outside the offices of the Society. Thanks for telling us.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Navanman » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:40 am

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"orderly queue" - ha - not with us lot.

If the Brothers could not get us to stand in an orderly queue nobody could.

Bate each other over the head te get in first - thats the Eblana lads for you.

Far from orderly queues we were brought up.

I suspect (but maybe wrong) you would want to talk to Snowwhite about orderly queues

Anyway I am off topic here.

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Re: More

Postby Rocker » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:08 pm

griffin wrote:
Lament for Jim McSweeney


When did we bury Jim McSweeney?
When did we lower his coffin down
In the cold unready clay?
Did we live to see the day
That his going hardly made a forehead frown?

When did we bury Jim McSweeney?
Was the world engaged in other matters then?
In the midst of festive cheer
Did no one shed a tear
That no tidings sad were sent out to all men?
Did no comets streak the sky?
Were no wailings heard on high?
Did no horsemen thunder out from town to town?
Did the news not spread out fast
That the great man’s life had passed?
When did we bury Jim McSweeney
When did we bury him, say when?

When did we bury Jim McsSweeney?
‘Twas on Stephen’s Day in nineteen ninety-nine.
As the curfew tolled its knell
And the evening shadows fell
While the world looked on in vain to see a sign.

Where did we bury Jim McSweeney?
‘Neath the poplars tall that held him in the shade
With the lonely sea and sky.
No one cared to wonder why
That no monument marked out where he was laid.
So as chimney sweepers must
He unremembered turn to dust?
Will no one for his wisdom-words still pine?
And the waves still break, break, break
As they echo for his sake:
When did we bury Jim McSweeney?
When did we bury him, say when.

RIP James McSweeney Ma HDip Ed


I started to search for humpty Huggard who was mentioned in Somewhere to chat" and came up with this gem from 2007.
Griffin have you any more of these?
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Navanman » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:53 pm

I always felt sorry for Mr. McSweeney. You lot gave him an awful time. He was really into his Shakespeare (had to look up how to spell that). He was way too gentle for a teacher. In hindsight he was overweight and had very red cheeks - I would bet he was not healthy. Was always dressed immacuately and real shine on his shoes.

When I go into schools now many of the teachers are in jeans, open shirts, Uggs, etc. - very casual indeed.


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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby bugrock » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:38 pm

Da always said have a shine on your shoes and never be late. Ma always said wear clean knickers and watch out for that bus.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby keeper » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:47 pm

Yes, I feel that way about him now, looking back we gave the poor man a torrid time, he was a gentleman and I now wish I had paid more attention to him, it is somewhere in the memory bank that our paths crossed again in Kevin Street tech when I was doing my apprenticeship, would he have left Eblana circa 1965-1969, I am almost certain he taught me after I left school for the Big Bad World !!
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Navanman » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:23 pm

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I was in Kevin St. from 1969 - 1979 (Did 2 different courses of 5 years each)


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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Sinead » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:26 pm

Navanman, did they give you a pension or a watch for long service??????
10 years in the Tech, you were a glutton for punishment.

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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby keeper » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:33 pm

Navanman, I was there '64-'69, had to do 6months in my 1st year and then 3 months per year after that as part of my ESB training, mind you, because Kevin Street was in flitters we had to go to Whitefriar St, some days, Clogher Road Tech other days and then those awful practical workshops out the back of Kevin Street.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Navanman » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:41 pm

Loved every minute of it - oldest swinger in town :D :D .

Went back a few years ago (to visit) and it was not the same.

Actually we had a lecturer that used give me a lift home and his name was Bill Chapple (spelling?) from Monkstown Hill.

Very intelligent man and unbelievably nice. Truly a real pleasure to know him. He had a handicapped son. Would love to meet him again.

Worked in Brownlee Brothers making Ferguson televisions. There was a guy called Frank Doyle (from behind the Victor Hotel) that also worked in Brownlee Bros. It must be a different Frank Doyle to the person mentioned here on a different topic.



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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby skins » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:07 pm

keeper wrote:Navanman, I was there '64-'69, had to do 6months in my 1st year and then 3 months per year after that as part of my ESB training, mind you, because Kevin Street was in flitters we had to go to Whitefriar St, some days, Clogher Road Tech other days and then those awful practical workshops out the back of Kevin Street.


I went to the Radio School annexe opposite Harcourt Street Station 1960-62. Early on in the course we used to do some practical work once a week in the old Kevin Street building; it must have been the gloomiest, most miserable place on the planet. About it's only saving grace was being able to buy fresh cakes etc., from the Bakery apprentices, if you had the shekels, of course.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Navanman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:33 pm

I was in the new building on Kevin St. 1969 - 1979 - Telecoms Technician (5 years Radio and Line then 5 years Computers) Believe it or not the qualification is useless now.

They used do a lovely dinner in there. Never looked for ID so if you knew it anybody could just wander in for a subsidised meal.


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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby keeper » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:57 pm

Yes Skins, it was, when it rained the roof leaked badly, we had to move around the room to avoid the puddles, do you remember or was a free standing solid fuel stove in the middle of the workshop when you were there ? It was the only bit of comfort in the place :shock:
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby skins » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:35 pm

Sorry, Keeper, 53 years have dimmed me oul' brain, can't remember the details......only the general impression of the place.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby bugrock » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:38 am

It just occurred to me to ask, but is the CBS still in existence? Do the Christian Brothers still exist?
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:57 am

Bugrock,

We forget that a lot of members are not in Dun Laoghaire. The CBS in DunLaoghaire has been closed for a long time. Someone else probably has the date. The building was used for many years as a flea market and let deteriorate. I havent been down that road for a long time so don't know just what is happening now.

There are still christian Brothers around but not many young fellows joining now so numbers have diminished. There are mostly lay teachers in the schools and even wimmin teaching in boys schools...
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby Navanman » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:02 pm

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If I am out in D/L some day I will take a photo for you. I have not seen a Christian Brother in years (since I left in '69). Maybe they are in plain cloths now????


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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby bugrock » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:23 pm

Thanks everybody for the CBS info. We've talked around the school and I'm thinking it's still there, black dresses an' all. Nothing stays the same except rock 'n' roll.
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Re: CBS Eblana Dun Laoghaire '64 to '74 Primary + Secondary

Postby farmboy » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:12 pm

Wasnt the CBS used as a refugee centre in latter years?
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