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Re: The Harbour Through The Ye

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:56 am
by Micheál
Rocker wrote: . . . they are strong enough to drag a medium pear into their burrow!!...must call the newspapers with that exclusive !


"Borough Lass with Fine Pear Fears Attention from Local Rats"

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:37 am
by Rocker
Micheál wrote:
Rocker wrote: . . . they are strong enough to drag a medium pear into their burrow!!...must call the newspapers with that exclusive !


"Borough Lass with Fine Pear Fears Attention from Local Rats"


Micheál..you are wasted ...what a great "gripping" headline..I'd say the local rags will be dying to get their hands on that :lol: :lol: :lol:

great to have a laugh in the morning wuu wuu

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:38 pm
by jabra
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:17 pm
by Denis Cromie
Good man Micheál. :lol: :lol: :lol: Davy Stephens, George Gibney and Scoop Johnston would be proud of you, with a headline like that you'd be bound to boost sales.

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:44 pm
by Toss
Rocker wrote:
Micheál wrote:
Rocker wrote: . . . they are strong enough to drag a medium pear into their burrow!!...must call the newspapers with that exclusive !


"Borough Lass with Fine Pear Fears Attention from Local Rats"


Micheál..you are wasted ...what a great "gripping" headline..I'd say the local rags will be dying to get their hands on that :lol:


Surely you mean THEM rocker :roll:

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:46 pm
by Strum
A quick quiz for ye. I got 9/10

How well do you know Dublin Bay?


http://coastmonkey.ie/dublin-bay-quiz/

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 4:52 pm
by jabra
well done I coud only manage 6/10

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:28 pm
by Snowhite
Dublin Bay Quiz

You got 10 out of 10

Dublin Bay Legend Wow!

Even we didn’t know all the answers!

Haha neither did I, :o :o I got two pure guesses right. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:50 pm
by Rocker
Well done Strum,

I only got 7 correct. Good quiz.

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:11 pm
by Denis Cromie
Same as you Strum,I was never very good with birds, betcha Skins gets them all. :lol:

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:21 pm
by Strum
I was surprised at one of them. The rest I learned off this site over the years. ;)

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:06 am
by Micheál
Now I know why it's called "Mooning". Those skinny-dipping Ringsenders!

M.

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:51 am
by Jemser
Dublin Bay Quiz
You got 10 out of 10
Dublin Bay Legend Wow!

Got the 10 out of 10, good quiz, thanks Strum.

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:48 am
by masterblaster
Nine for me too (two guesses) even surprised myself!

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:33 am
by bugrock
Pack o low flyers! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:00 pm
by Harjoe
Got 9 out of 10 should got 10 because the one I got wrong was the old Kish lighthouse vessel should have known as I worked on the new Kish before it was pulled out in 1965 ,the factory I worked in did all the central heating ducting for the Kish and also the bollards that the car ferry was built on .

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:29 pm
by jabra
Holy God Harjoe is there anywhere you have'nt worked ??

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:38 pm
by Harjoe
The company was Denhu Ltd and was based in Jennings yard on Albert Road before moving to Walkinstown and they had the contract for the ducting on the Kish earl;y 60s then they got the contract for the "hellie tubes"for the car ferry this was the hundred of pillers that the car ferry was built on ,we were the only factory that had a machine to make circler tubes in 20 ft lenths which were buired in the water in 60 ft lenths and they pumped the water out of the tube then filled it with reinforced concrete. I worked there from 16 until I left to become self employed so I have'nt worked everywhere :D :D :D :D .

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:02 pm
by keeper
Was not the first attempt building the new Kish base a failure ? later to be towed to Greystones, what went wrong, does anyone remember ?

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:41 pm
by Micheál
I seem to recall it collided with the pier or something when it was being moved to another staging point within the harbour.

M.

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:27 pm
by Rocker
keeper wrote:Was not the first attempt building the new Kish base a failure ? later to be towed to Greystones, what went wrong, does anyone remember ?


I think it broke free from its moorings and crashed into one of the piers.(West or coal quay) and they towed to Greystones and used as part of the Harbour wall in Greystones...HID remembered that!!

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:38 am
by Micheál
When hurricanes were just called hurricanes . .

1861

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Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:50 pm
by Holla
Interesting reading, on a sidenote one of the roads in the Honeypark development Glenageary (Dun laoghaire golf course )is named Boyd avenue and a block of apartments are called Neptune.

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:21 pm
by Rocker
Great article Micheál. One of the reasons I love newspapers. Can you imagine in a hundred years anything which is put on the internet today being retained to be read and cherished :o
A huge amount in that one article...and the Leinster left at 1 p.m for England for repairs!!

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:18 pm
by Rocker
The Harbour Company has some apps.
While out and about you're also able to scan the codes at the Monument and Berth One on the East Pier to view the history of the very location you're standing.


Waypoint 1 The Carlisle Monument,
http://dlharbour200.ie/harbour-history/waypoint-1/