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Re: The Harbour

Postby Navanman » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:31 pm

Came across this on You Tube. Many of you have probably seen it (I hadn't).

I don't really remember any of the inside




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Re: The Harbour

Postby bugrock » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:16 am

Heartbreaking to one who was a regular user in it's heyday. :( :( :(
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Micheál » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:21 am

Thats a facinating video Navanman
Great find
Reminds me on an underwater Titanic-style documentary.

Those Instructions to staff ( on red board) were very poignant. I wonder might they have been written by the Rainbow Rapids manager (& Cuala legend) Mick Holden RIP.

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Re: The Harbour

Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:58 pm

Every so often I re read through topics and am struck by the wisdom of all of yis.
Skins posted this link in 2010 and I am reading it this morning...

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/irle.htm
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:22 pm

Rocker wrote:Every so often I re read through topics and am struck by the wisdom of all of yis.
Skins posted this link in 2010 and I am reading it this morning...

http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/lighthouse/irle.htm


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Re: The Harbour

Postby skins » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:00 pm

"Badges? We don' need no steenkeen badges, Senor! Ju teenk I no see green for de eye, hah?"
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Strum » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:01 pm

skins wrote:"Badges? We don' need no steenkeen badges, Senor! Ju teenk I no see green for de eye, hah?"





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Re: The Harbour

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:16 pm

skins wrote:"Badges? We don' need no steenkeen badges, Senor! Ju teenk I no see green for de eye, hah?"


See what I mean Rocker,he even knows Spanish. Q.E.D.
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The Harbour

Postby Dancer » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:38 am

I came across this poem the other day. It's by Eavan Boland


This harbour was made by art and force.
And called Kingstown and afterwards Dun Laoghaire.
And holds the sea behind its barrier
less than five miles from my house.

Lord be with us say the makers of a nation.
Lord look down say the builders of a harbour.
They came and cut a shape out of ocean
and left stone to close around their labour.

Officers and their wives promenaded
on this spot once and saw with their own eyes
the opulent horizon and obedient skies
which nine tenths of the law provided.

And frigates with thirty-six guns, cruising
the outer edges of influence, could idle
and enter here and catch the tide of
empire and arrogance and the Irish Sea rising

and rising through a century of storms
and cormorants and moonlight the whole length of this coast,
while an ocean forgot an empire and the armed
ships under it changed: to slime weed and cold salt and rust.

City of shadows and of the gradual
capitulations to the last invader
this is the final one: signed in water
and witnessed in granite and ugly bronze and gun-metal.

And by me. I am your citizen: composed of
your fictions, your compromise, I am
a part of your story and its outcome.
And ready to record its contradictions.
xx Dancer xx

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Re: The Harbour

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:21 am

It doesn't rhyme dontknow
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Dancer » Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:09 pm

Micheál wrote:It doesn't rhyme dontknow


That's because it's a POEM !!! Image
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:29 pm

Image

poetry will wither on the vine if you don't regularly come back to the simplest fundamentals of the poem: rhythm, rhyme, simple subjects - love, death, war.

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Re: The Harbour

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 02, 2014 4:36 pm

:lol: :lol: Like me ma said "simple strokes for simple folks"
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:15 pm

And you ma could rhyme too!
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Rocker » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:55 pm

Found this while I was looking for something else....Although it is not really about the Harbour ...I love the seascapes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UdRH5RGmSo
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Sputnik » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:59 am

Attahced is a photo of harbour workers circa. 1960 The owner of the photo is hoping some of you can recognise some in the group.

https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/320x2 ... 5dYMNw.jpg

I have had two responses so far, see below: word for word.

1. Man on front right Matthew two blond men Williams not brothers

2. Jimmy Miller (McGruer), Jack Brennen, Eugene Davis, (Coast Guard station), Ned Mahony (Bosun), Kevin Tormey? Christy Mahoney (Brains)
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:12 am

Great photo Sputnik I can only recognise Eugene Davis but some faces familiar but can't put a name on them. Don't recognise Kevin Tormey
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Sinead » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:27 pm

Like Denis some faces are somewhat familiar but I
can't give names. The older man with the pointed
hat was, I think, a night watchman, I think he was
from around Cross Avenue. You could send GerryT
a PM she might know some of the people, her dad
was a Tormey.

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Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:09 pm

Sputnik wrote:I'm not sure if someone posted this before, but worth a look again in light of Jordo's post.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaSLNBOphpE


I was looking for something else and found this old post of Sputnik's...never saw that before!!!
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Re: The Harbour

Postby grammer » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:23 am

Well found Rocker
yoeh that was a brilliant post from Sputnik-----------

aahhhh the good ole glory days :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:12 am

We can't say that it is pie in the sky,maybe mud in the bay,but you never know.
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Navanman » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:16 pm

Sputnik
I went to school with a Eugene Davis. Never heard of him after I left school. Wonder is that the same Eugene Davis? It looks like him in the centre of the photo?


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Re: The Harbour

Postby Sinead » Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:19 pm

Navanman:

The man in the photo would be the father of the man you were
in school with. Haven't seen Eugene around for a while but I
do see his brother and 2 sisters occasionally.

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Re: The Harbour

Postby Harjoe » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:12 pm

Sinead is right that man in the photo is Eugene Davis Senior his son Eugene played with ST Josephs Boys went on to Shamrock Rovers won Youth International Caps on the same youth team as Liam Brady from Rovers he went to Athlone where he became a legend winning top goalscorer in League of Ireland in 1980s
The other one I see in the photos is a young Hugh Kenny from Convent Road cant see Jack Brennan but the one one the left in the hat looks like Sonny Tallant
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Re: The Harbour

Postby Navanman » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:43 pm

Thanks Sinead and Harjoe.



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