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Postby grammer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:27 pm

just googled sky tonight

would be great to see :D :D

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Postby jordo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:52 pm

It would be nice to see alright grammer but the forecast is not great. :roll:
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Postby jordo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:50 pm

grammer wrote:jordo wrote
Frightening Snowy, frightening


watch your spelling jordo :D :D


Wot's rong wit mi spelings yu. :D
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Postby Strum » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:14 pm

Kant see a ting owt their 2nite. :D
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Postby enviro500 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:46 pm

That was one of my customers, Turners of Soham in Cambridgeshire.. Bulk no hazardous items.... Cannot understand how it crached the rears... looks a bit like the Stena HSS Explorer, my regular mode since 1996.. I thought there was only one HSS on the UK-Irel service.

Interestingly those two little Schoolgirls murdered by the Shcool caretaker happened in Soham a few years back...

I am amazed how the tractor unit stayed on bord while the trailer hung precariously out the rear.......
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Postby Strum » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:10 am

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I am amazed how the tractor unit stayed on bord while the trailer hung precariously out the rear.......
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Good observation that Enviro. Wedged?
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:25 am

:roll: :roll: :roll:

Irel service.
thought Irel was old fashioned coffee meself-but :D :D
sorry enviro :D :D
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:20 pm

Just a bit of Trivia .......The RNLI in Dun Laoghaire was the busiest in Ireland in 2008 it had 54 launches and 57 people were rescued, :D
I think that deserves a round of
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Postby grammer » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:24 pm

I agree snowy ---
the unsung heroes of our time
speaking of which -

wheres Mariner ??????????

hope he hasent sunk without trace?????????????
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Postby Strum » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:07 am

Yes big respect to them. There is some courage in the Irish, a selflessness that goes way beyond duty.

And also big respect to a local man I've chatted from time to time who tells me yesterday that he is retired from 30 years in the Fire Brigade. Some stories. :shock:
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Postby St Columba » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:45 am

The story of the blockade, with photos, is on my site under the St David page.

Snowhite wrote:Jeez St Columba, I was looking through your Book last night and what a Picture you have of The St David Blockade ...........Fantastic .......I'll leave it to you to tell the Story if you want and post the Pic it's amazing :cool: I'm off to read about The Bwana Swing ;-) :D
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Postby Snowhite » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:57 am

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Postby gospecial » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:29 pm

Hi! Just wondering is there any truth in the rumour that Stena are pulling out of Dun Laoghaire. If it's true it will be a disaster for Dun Laoghaire business.
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Postby Strum » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:47 pm

Hi gospecial and welcome to the site. :cool:

I did hear a vague rumour about that a while back but never really took much notice. Maybe the other members know something?
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Re: General Comments

Postby grammer » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:51 am

for the first time in donkeys years (dont bother :mrgreen: ) I travelled from Holyhed into Dun Laoghaire
tell you I'd forgotten how great it looks to come up by the Kish and Dalkey Island and see the coastline
-but the downer was my camera is Gatauex'ed (as in swiss rolls etc) so no photos
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: it was'nt the Explorer -it was the smaller one -had such a pain in my swiss rolls from travelling by trains all day I could'nt be bothered looking to see which one it was -
all I know is that it was the one that had engine trouble early that morning and barely made it over to Holyhead(which is still a kip to be hanging around in (the terminal that is :mrgreen: )

so sorry no photos :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby Sinead » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:06 pm

Grammer:

Where was the train journey from? Was this was the route you had intended or were you caught by the 'no fly zone'? The sight of the coast was always a breath stopper for me. I just love the sight of Dalkey Island, the Church Spires and knowing that I am coming home. This happened to me even on day trips.

I was due to travel to Jerez to-day but am grounded until later in the month.

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Re: General Comments

Postby grammer » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:24 pm

Hi Sinead, the train journey was from Teignmouth -Exeter-Birmingham-Chester-Holyhead -- :roll: :roll: :roll:
WE were supposed to fly back Sunday evening --
so went into the rail station and asked the story about getting to Holyhead -
ahhhhh the wonders of the internet :D :D
It cost £30.50p each to D/L -there is a tourist promotion running at the moment -- :D
so we can claim back the airfare ---making a little profit at the end :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: General Comments

Postby Sinead » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:00 pm

Grammer:

A nice run on the train. Good luck to you if you turn a profit on the inconvenience. I love train travel, have done quite a bit in the U.S.

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Re: General Comments

Postby Rocker » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:43 pm

I would like to remember the crew of the Tit Bonhomme which sank in heavy seas on Sunday 15 January at Union Hall, Co Cork.
Five men lost their lives in the tragedy when the trawler sank.
Thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Michael Hayes, Kevin Kershaw, Attia Shaban, Wael Mohammed and Saied Ali Eldin who has still not been found and with Mohammed Add Elgwad who was the only survivor.
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Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Feb 10, 2012 6:43 pm

Bless them all. Trawlermen have a real tough life and all their families have fears when they go out to fish. :(
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Postby keeper » Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:45 pm

Glad to see all bodies are now recovered, it is indeed a tough life, the other thing we should acknowledge is the wonderful work of the search teams and the magnificent generosity of the local community, a wonderful example of real kindness in these hard times, God bless them all.
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Re: General Comments

Postby Enviro500 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:33 am

Gang,

Whatever hapened to dear Opal, I noticed that her last posting was as far back as Aug 2010...I have tried her on F.B and her eamail...all to no avail

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Re: General Comments

Postby Strum » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:20 pm

She is on Facebook Enviro under her real name. I'll pm it to you. :D
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Re: General Comments

Postby Enviro500 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:17 pm

Strum,

Many thanks, look forward to it...Is she back home in England Nth Wales ?
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Re: General Comments

Postby Rocker » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:38 am

Someone in irish Rail must secretly want the Ferry to come back to Dún Laoghaire....the announcement when the train enters Dún Laoghaire is "change here for Ferry Services"...eerier or What....??????
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