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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Rocker » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:47 pm

That sounds great Gulliver. Hope we can make it.
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby grammer » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:03 pm

Looks good sounds good
well done Gull. another full house on the cards I'd say.
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Micheál » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:36 am

Big crowd anticipated Gulliver. You might need to move to new Library!
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby grammer » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:45 am

Micheál wrote:Big crowd anticipated Gulliver. You might need to move to new Library!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Rocker » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:48 am

grammer wrote:
Micheál wrote:Big crowd anticipated Gulliver. You might need to move to new Library!

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Oh if only, I feel it in my waters that when this is built the use will alter and it will not be the public space we are all awaiting. I'm a born sceptic!
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Holla » Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:33 am

Historical Walk of Northhumberland Avenue and Corrig Park

a joycean connection, a retired officer who fought with Wellington,a first world war military hospital,
plus three church's on one avenue
Meet at 7pm beside Dunnes stores Northumberland Ave (free event) Guided by Colin Scudds.
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:08 am

Had a look at their website Holla. Very interesting.

Might just go on that walk on Wednesday 11 June

http://www.dunlaoghairehistorical.com/lectures.html
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby skins » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:07 pm

Oh if only, I feel it in my waters that when this is built the use will alter and it will not be the public space we are all awaiting. I'm a born sceptic![/quote]

And when you die, Rocker, they'll probably bury you in a "sceptic tank".
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:44 pm

The horror of the septic tank story is too sad to contemplate. i watched in horror over the years at old newsreels of the concentration camp atrocities and how humans were treated....all the time naievely thinking those things happen so far from little holy catholic Ireland...man's inhumanity to man....in Ireland people in positions of trust, in homes supported by the Government funds were discarding precious remains in a septic tank..is there no end to what will be uncovered????
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby spudseamus » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:52 am

Rocker wrote:The horror of the septic tank story is too sad to contemplate. i watched in horror over the years at old newsreels of the concentration camp atrocities and how humans were treated....all the time naievely thinking those things happen so far from little holy catholic Ireland...man's inhumanity to man....in Ireland people in positions of trust, in homes supported by the Government funds were discarding precious remains in a septic tank..is there no end to what will be uncovered????



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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Gulliver » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:51 pm

Don't forget that there was a magdalen-type home in Dun Laoghaire, as well as a number of orphanages
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:30 pm

I hadn't know of the Magdalene Laundry in DunLaoghaire but, found this on Google today...

Mercy Sisters
Ran Magdalene Laundries in Galway and DunLaoghaire (and one in Tralee that closed approx 1907-8)
and industrial schools at Athlone, Goldenbridge, Tralee, Booterstown, Templemore, Galway (Renmore &
Ballinasloe), Loughrea, Birr, Clare, Cobh, Clifden, Clonakilty, Cappoquin, Dundalk, Killarney, Kinsale,
Mallow, Moate, Summerhill, Rathdrum, Newtownforbes, Westport, Wexford and Limerick.

Mercy Congregational Archives
Catherine McAuley Centre
23 Herbert Street
Dublin 2

Tel: 01-6387521

Mercy Sisters
14 Walnut Avenue
Courtlands
Drumcondra
Dublin 9

Tel: 01-8377602
Fax: 01-8570684
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Gulliver » Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:21 pm

There was also an earlier laundry/refuge in Northcote Ave... closed in the 1930s I think
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Holla » Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:04 pm

Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society

Illustrated Lecture

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE TOWN
1960 TO THE PRESENT.

by Colin Scudds


Royal Marine Hotel 8pm Wed 16th March.
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Holla » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:12 pm

Holla wrote:Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society

Illustrated Lecture

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE STREETS OF THE TOWN
1960 TO THE PRESENT.

by Colin Scudds


Royal Marine Hotel 8pm Wed 16th March.



I attended this last night it was very good with a good few photos I haven't seen before, some good shots of inside the old Pawn office showing the old range in the basement, old gaslights and a mention of some items that were pawned in the 1940s there were fifteen employed in the office once ,also a photo of the old "destructor "the incinerator in the old corpo yard near Kelly ave,good photos of Paddy Doyles cross ave,Taggartsand Comiskeys shoe repairs Patrick street and of course Power brothers Mulgrave street.A good photo of a shop called Higgins near the Vets on Patrick street they bottled their own beer a few memory joggers the Air Lingus shop ,Liptons,Burtons,Murdochs,H Williams,the Gas company,Roma Café,Cooneys pub,Mc Governs fruit n veg store.old cab mans hut marine road the 1988" Tour de Ireland "cycle race going down Georges street all with plenty of titbits and interaction from the audience a full house and a few of our members from here made the guest appearance.
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:39 pm

Wish I could have got to that Holla. Sounds great. I used to think I'd have my life better organised when i retired....no such luck....headless chicken has nothing on me.
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Holla » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:16 pm

Rocker wrote:Wish I could have got to that Holla. Sounds great. I used to think I'd have my life better organised when i retired....no such luck....headless chicken has nothing on me.


Sure your always on the go Rocker but fair play you always find the time to reply to others posts. an enjoyable talk.
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Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

Postby Holla » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm

For anyone interested Dun laoghaire historical society journal no28 is in the shop's seven euro's for this "Great little book "☺
Inside you can read about Downeys pub strike, the kish lighthouse, Dun laoghaire baths,Glasthule church,Armistice day kingstown 1918, disappearing DUN laoghaire, and more I got my copy in dubray books I think Eason stock it too enjoy.
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