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Re: The Harbour

Postby Snowhite » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:37 am

Micheál wrote:
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. . . . my point was there is nothing in D/L for any Tourist, except maybe a nice walk along the pier, but hopefully none of them will need a Loo, because there isn't one, what I should have said was Get the infrastructure in before the Ships come. . . . .


There is a loo - and here it is -

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Re: The Harbour

Postby Snowhite » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:59 pm

Posted this photo before but cant find it, wonder would they have lasted. :|



Proposal for a floating swimming baths for Dun Laoghaire harbour. 1888.


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I've never seen this photo before, has anyone else :o

All that remains is a portion of the concrete basin on the strand of the former public baths. The Dublin Evening Mail described the baths on their opening as “120 feet by 120 feet, equally divided for ladies and gentlemen with graduated depths from 9 feet down”. Fresh seawater was pumped into the baths daily. The pier was a lightly braced iron framework with a wooden deck and approximately 350 feet long. By 1920, the pier had deteriorated so much that it had to be demolished


1884 – Merrion Pier and Baths, Dublin

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Re: The Harbour

Postby Strum » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:26 am

Snowhite wrote:Fresh seawater


Ummm, excellent idea. As opposed to what? :D


Great info Snowy. ;)
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:58 am

Emmmmmmm.......... Not so fresh Seawater dontknow :lol:
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Jemser » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:10 am

I posted a question in another place on this site about a large container vessel docked in Dun laoghaire at the moment. She is carrying large containers, Silos on her deck, it was reported on the news this morning that the Silos are for Guinness, as part of a large consignment of 70 or so in the coming months. Diageo are upgrading the James Gate facility in a 153 million euro revamp. The large tanks hold one million pints of beer each and they will be lifted from the ship and transported by road at 3mph in the early morning, so get up early and get the camera out.
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Jemser » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:59 pm

Here are some photos of the tanks taken earlier today. It was a lovely day for a walk earlier on today.

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Re: The Harbour

Postby Holla » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:04 pm

Great shots jemser I saw them the other day ,their some size
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Snowhite » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:19 pm

Wow The Size of them, they look like bombs :|
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Rocker » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:37 pm

Snowhite wrote:Wow The Size of them, they look like bombs :|



Thats just what I thought too !!
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Enviro500 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:55 am

Tanks Dun Laoghaire,
The ship that brought the Guinness Tanks (Diageo sounds foreign does it not)
Caled m.v Myrte , 6300tons and Dun Laoghaire chosen as there are no low bridges from here to St James.....and moving overnight with POLICE escort, or as we called it when I was in the transport game "Convoi Exceptionelle"...wide feckin' load !!!

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Re: The Harbour

Postby Jemser » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:34 pm

A few more photos I took on Sunday around the harbour area.

The Lifeboat leaving harbour taken through one of the windows of the East Pier Lighthouse. You can see how calm the sea was on Sunday afternnon in the photos.
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Same boat different window
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Passing the piers.
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At speed in open water.
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Jemser » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:44 pm

A few more of the Lighthouse and surrounding hills with snow on them.

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A birds eye view from the dome.
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The question is, where is the fire, mysterious chimney position???
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Snow on the hills.
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Close up of snow on hill, from end of east pier.
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:09 pm

Great pics Jemser. wuu wuu
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 26, 2013 4:23 pm

Yes Yes, More please. You will be winning prizes next.
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Micheál » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:41 pm

Jemser,

Amazed at that shot of the harbour with Sugarloaf as a backdrop. I never noticed that relationship before. Great composition.

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Re: The Harbour

Postby keeper » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:42 pm

Jemser ! The photo with the Sugarloaf in the background is amazing !! In all my years living locally I never even noticed it !! just shows what a"good eye" can do for a picture, great one wuu wuu
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Navanman » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:43 pm

Yes Jemser have to say I never noticed it either.


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Re: The Harbour

Postby Snowhite » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:19 pm

So your not just a great singer jemser, well done brill photo's. wuu
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Re: The Harbour

Postby grammer » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:34 pm

Top class photos jemser.
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Dancer » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:42 pm

Great pics Jemser. Can anyone go inside the lighthouse ? Looking at everyone's pics on here makes me realise that I just don't
have a good eye for a photo :( maybe it will come with time :mrgreen:
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Jemser » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:14 pm

Thanks for the comments folks, Dancer the Lighthouse compound is open on a Sunday I'm not sure about Saturday. This allows you to go inside the walled area surrounding the actual lighthouse building. There is no access to the lighthouse itself and no access to the gun battery on the top section. Teddy's have a small mobile shop there selling ice cream, coffee, sweets etc. I used to work for Irish Lights and was in many lighthouses around the coast, was even in the east pier once or twice, but can't remember too much detail about it. When you've seen one lighthouse interior you've seen them all. :lol:
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Strum » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:26 pm

Excellent shots Jem. I was in there a couple of years ago. Well worth a walkabout. :D
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Navanman » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:41 pm

Was given a tour around the Baily Lighthouse last year. Brilliant couple of hours. The guy really knew his stuff and he was so nice. There is a painting? photo? (think it was a painting) of Dun laoghaire Harbour hanging there. They show the old tins of food/ biscuits that the men used live on. They are also always looking for "old" pieces from Lighthouses or families. Everything is kept so well. My family still have some handmade furniture that came off the lighthouses over 80 years ago.

I don't know if the Baily Tour is open to the public???? Do you know if it is Jemser?


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Re: The Harbour

Postby Jemser » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:56 pm

Navanman, the Baily is not open to my knowledge, the only L/H open on a permanent basis as a museum is Hook Point in Wexford. It also holds the distinction of being the oldest Lighthouse in Europe, other lighthouses are opened on an ad hoc basis, so you just have to keep your eyes open for an opportunity for a visit.
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Navanman » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:38 am

See - sometimes these little brown envelopes do pay off.

If Hook Head was even half as good as The Baily it would be well worth it.

I was facinated with it.


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