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Re: Events

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:51 am

Yeh sorry I missed it.
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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:00 am

Denis Cromie wrote:Yeh sorry I missed it.


I'm thinking about that talk this morning and it really was first class. The amount of years and work those lads put into identifying the graves, compiling the family histories of the dead and then getting the council on board to erect gravestones and mark the graves. I just can't get over the commitment and dedication.

The slides and maps on the presentation were wonderful.

This huge effort will put Deansgrange Cemetery on the map as a "must visit" tourist destination, not only for this celebration in 2016 but for future generations.
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Postby Snowhite » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:18 am

Agree totally with you Rocker, Jamie's Lecture was brilliant. So much effort put into it amazing info from him. wuu wuu I really enjoyed it.
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Re: Events

Postby grammer » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:35 pm

xxxtttt missed it :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Hope there will be a next time.
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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:30 am

Spring into Heritage ...free guided tours of Marley, Cabinteely House, Deansgrange, Oratory,Maritime Museum, Dalkey Castle 21 march to 29 May 2016.

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Re: Events

Postby Holla » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:36 pm

The Garda Band will give a public performance on the east pier Dun laoghaire on Sunday 14th August at 2 30 pm in aid of Guide dogs for the blind.

( coincidentally the Garda band gave its first public performance on Dun Laoghaire pier on Easter Monday 1923).
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Re: Events

Postby Snowhite » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:39 pm

Holla wrote:The Garda Band will give a public performance on the east pier Dun laoghaire on Sunday 14th August at 2 30 pm in aid of Guide dogs for the blind.

( coincidentally the Garda band gave its first public performance on Dun Laoghaire pier on Easter Monday 1923).



Was there yesterday and they were brill, But..............there's always a But :P .......... No benches ? only one close to the Bandstand a few up the steps under the canopy but to far back to see the Band, and also the floor of the Band stand seems to be very low :shock: so the Garda Band looked as if they were in a hole dontknow just saying
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Re: Events

Postby Gulliver » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:54 am

"Not all those who wander are lost" (J.R.R.Tolkien)
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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:18 am

Gulliver,

You beat me to it!!

The one I liked is the Music in Monkstown 9th to 11th September

http://www.musicinmonkstown.ie/
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Re: Events

Postby Strum » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:21 pm

I'm not really moaning-ish, everybody to his own and all that but as a painter I really don't get some of this abstract work, I think an abstract work should at least portray a logical meaning in the paintings, if you know what I mean?
I mean how does this painting below "explores geographical elements of Dun Laoghaire, or a psychological profile of the people of the area"?
Do you honestly "see" ANY such significance here?


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Re: Events

Postby grammer » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:56 pm

To me Strum it looks like a two year old left his playthings on the floor after her/he were fed up playing with them---
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Re: Events

Postby Strum » Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:15 pm

Strange playthings Grammer more like the litter on the streets. :lol: Honestly, he "researched" history and interviewed locals to come up with this? :shock: :D
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Re: Events

Postby Sinead » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:56 pm

Strum, are you daft, that is the painter's overalls. I mean the house painter.

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Re: Events

Postby Toss » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:18 pm

Strum wrote:I'm not really moaning-ish, everybody to his own and all that but as a painter I really don't get some of this abstract work, I think an abstract work should at least portray a logical meaning in the paintings, if you know what I mean?
I mean how does this painting below "explores geographical elements of Dun Laoghaire, or a psychological profile of the people of the area"?
Do you honestly "see" ANY such significance here?


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Personally speaking, it seems that it would have benefitted from a few extra days of sun, for the vitality provided by those spiritually life-affirming rays may have been sufficient enough as to knock the slightly hard finish from the final painting, a finish that while not so harsh as to desecrate the vista like a pagan at a holy shrine, nevertheless infusess it with a complex and closely-knit structure. However, it must be recorded that this structure shall unpick in time, like the weaving of Penelope as she awaited the return of her Odysseus lost for so long upon the ocean, which will undoubtedly aid the already-improving visage until the colours are virtually fit to explode from the canvas like a gaudy volcano of precious orchids to delectably assault the eyes in the most seductive fashion.

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Re: Events

Postby Strum » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:06 pm

Priceless Toss, had me in knots that. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: But that's exactly the kind of stuff you hear at exhibitions. :lol:
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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:44 pm

Well I taut I new notin about art either but, to me it looks like a couple of sperm under a microscope. He must have interviewed some tortured souls to come up with that.
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Re: Events

Postby Strum » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:05 pm

Rocker wrote:Well I taut I new notin about art either but, to me it looks like a couple of sperm under a microscope.



:lol: now we're getting somewhere Rocker. "The Unborn Dunlaoghaireites" :D
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Re: Events

Postby keeper » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:07 am

A brilliant review Toss :lol: :lol: but can yiz not see the East and West Piers in brown on the right ? and the blue splat is the stream we had great fun with, the yellow streak is the seafront road, the red dot is the Lexi and the .......... Ah hump it, the Sperm idea is the best scry scry absolutely awful amateurish effort, I'm having a go next year wuu wuu and I'll commission you all to write a description for it :lol: :lol: :lol: BangHead BangHead
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Re: Events

Postby Micheál » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:02 am

I think you are all being unfair to this Artist. After all, as the blurb says . . .

" . . .The work responds to the modern town and what it means to the community . . ."

I for one believe his work is a perfect reflection of the modern town.

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Re: Events

Postby Toss » Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:28 am

Micheál wrote:I think you are all being unfair to this Artist. After all, as the blurb says . . .

" . . .The work responds to the modern town and what it means to the community . . ."

I for one believe his work is a perfect reflection of the modern town.

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Ahhh ...... I though it had a touch of the modern day 'Pavement Pizza' about it.
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Re: Events

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:55 pm

I don't agree Michael, I have looked, searched even into this body of work for some recognition of something about the area and still I cannot find anything significant that relates. Being unfair to the Artist? Sorry but that goes with the territory. If you hang your work on walls to be scrutinised by the public and don't expect to be criticised then don't hang your work on walls to be scrutinised. :D
If you can explain what you see it may give us a little more understanding.
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Re: Events

Postby Micheál » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:37 pm

Its simple really . . .

1. The modern town is a shambles
2. The painting is a shambles

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Re: Events

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:17 pm

Aha, I didn't catch your sarcasm first time. :lol:
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Re: Events

Postby Sinead » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:25 pm

Surely as there is no modern town the canvas should be blank.

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Re: Events

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:52 pm

Sinead wrote:Surely as there is no modern town the canvas should be blank.

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I'm working on another "where's Wally" for you Sinead. :D Work in progress. "From the Mountains to the Masts" :D
or "Tom Conlan's Nightmare" or "Battleship" :lol:



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