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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:23 pm

Navanman,

In my humble opinion too, he couldn't hold a candle to Maeve. When he is long forgotten we will still have her books to read and enjoy.
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Re: Events

Postby Sinead » Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:22 pm

Mrs. Gerald Ford put Maeve on the map in the US, on the Operah Wimfrey (spelt wrong) show she was asked what she was
reading and lo and belold she said Maeve Binchy. Now Maeve's books have an American version as well as the Irish/English
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Re: Events

Postby Navanman » Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Rocker,
Like the pun about the candle.

Totally aside from Maeve I took my then 20 year old daughter to see Pam Ayres in the National Concert Hall a few years ago.
(she - my daughter- was by far the youngest person there)

I had to thump her (my daughter)to stop her laughing. She had never heard of Pam and thought she was very funny.

If she (Pam Ayres) ever comes again I would highly recommend going to see her.

Lovely stories, funny poems and great night out.

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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:34 am

Pam Ayres, theres a blast from the past. Wasn't she marvellous with the twinkle in her eye and those dry poems "Oh I wish I'd looked after me teeth". Weren't we easily amused though with Opportunity Knocks! as well as the gooduns there was some terrible drivel on it!!
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Re: Events

Postby grammer » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:36 am

This morning in Kilboggat park
there were guys putting up tents and hurdles etc on the running track
the tents had the logo DLRCoCo on them -OK
but what was it all about ???????
where was/is the advertising ??????????????
someone wants to get their act together BIG TIME --
seems to me someone is getting paid and not putting any effort into their job. (full stop and a comma :D :D )
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just while I'M on about Kilboggat Pk. first time ver -
there were guys up there playing cricket this morning --

so sport is in all its forms is doing well.
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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:50 am

Grammer,

They were having the mini olympics today. Dun Laoghaire Rathdown have it on their events page on their website.

http://www.dlrevents.ie/olympics.html

I'm nearly afraid to tell you about the new tea rooms at Killiney. They have done up the tea rooms at the oblisk Park. There was a small room at the entrance, the old gate lodge, but, now it has been extended and Fitzpatrick's Hotel are running it. The blue airport bus goes up to the Castle and persons of a certain age travel free.
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Re: Events

Postby grammer » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:00 pm

Thanks for that Rocker
Ohh by the way.
I'm nearly afraid to tell you about the new tea rooms at Killiney. They have done up the tea rooms at the oblisk Park. There was a small room at the entrance, the old gate lodge, but, now it has been extended and Fitzpatrick's Hotel are running it. The blue airport bus goes up to the Castle and persons of a certain age travel free.

the 59 from D/L too.
I resemble that remark. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Events

Postby grammer » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:55 pm

http://www.dlrevents.ie/ukulele12.html
now this could be a bit of fun
plenty of tune to buy a cheap uke and learn a song or two :D :D :D :D
you'd get a uke on ebay for a couple of euro-
we could all do a George Formby medley :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Events

Postby Holla » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:20 am

grammer wrote:http://www.dlrevents.ie/ukulele12.html
now this could be a bit of fun
plenty of tune to buy a cheap uke and learn a song or two :D :D :D :D
you'd get a uke on ebay for a couple of euro-
we could all do a George Formby medley :D :D :D :D :D :D



:D :D :D Sounds good craic, all the male members here could be leaning on the lampost on the corner of the street
untill the certain little ladys walk by(all our female members) :D :D
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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:12 pm

Holla,

I'll be singing that all day. "Oh me Oh my, I hope the little lady passes by" ;) :) :D :D :D
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Re: Events

Postby Navanman » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:23 pm

I have been to a number of small local plays (and musicals) and actually cannot remember the last "bad" one. Many of the small plays and musicals are everybit as good as the big productions. Went to collect my daughter some years ago from a school musical of Grease (ther local boys and girls school came together for it) As I knew the person that locked up the hall we went inside together to wait for the end of the musical. Well the Hall was packed with parents , relatives, fellow students, etc.. They were ALL up dancing in the aisles and singing and the athmosphere was absolutely electric. The town talked about the show for ages and there was not a seat available all week. + of course you are supporting local people. I am assured that the craic and social feeling in a drama group is excellent.
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Re: Events

Postby Sinead » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:40 pm

Hi folks:

Have to tell you I was at a great event to-day, the first Garden Party hosted by President & Mrs. Higgins!! I may not be rich but
I was certainly born under a lucky star.
Entertainment - Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Camembert Quartet, Keltic Kats, Hip-Nós.
Food - Savoury: Sandwiches - Chicken & pinenut, egg & chive, Ham & mustard mayonaise, Tomato & Mozzarella
Smoked salmon on Tomato/wheaten bred, Bruschetta with various toppings, Fruit & Cheese platters,
Potato cake with herb & olives, Spinach roulade, Savoury cases with crabmeat, Savoury cases with
sun-kissed tomatoes. Cocktail sausages with mustard & honey. vegetable & cocktail samosas etc.
Sweets: shortbread biscuits, chocolate petits fours, spiced fruit cake, poppy seed square, mint cake,
eclairs & profiteroles, strawberries with chocolate, decorated cup cakes.
Drink: tea/coffee, pear/apple juice, red/white wine, guinness and soft drinks

Dun Laoghaire people get invited to the best places

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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:36 pm

Sinéad,

I am Green with envy. Sounds wonderful. I would love to get a look at the inside of the Aras. How did you manage to get on the V.I.P list?
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Re: Events

Postby Sinead » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:16 am

Rocker:

Don't be envious, it is just luck, when you get to my age you have amassed a fair bit of knowledge, if you have cop on you also know
how to use this knowledge. I have sent you a pm

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Re: Events

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:18 am

Yeah we all want to know. Did you keep us a sandwich? :D :D
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Re: Events

Postby spudseamus » Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:32 am

Dun Laoghaire people get invited to the best places

as of course they should!! :lol:
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Re: Events

Postby Holla » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:53 am

SUMMER OF HERITAGE 27/6/12 ===02/09/12


events include == Carrigbrennan Graveyard guided tours hourly from 2--5 every WED 27 june to 29 Aug

Seafront memorials tour every Sat 11 30am meet victoria fountain 30 june to Ist Sep

The Metals tour meet Victoria fountain 7pm wednesdays and 1pm saturdays 27 June to 1st Sep

Cabinteely house meet at front of house hourly tours 2 to 5 every Wed and Sun 27 June to 2nd Sep
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Re: Events

Postby Sinead » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:45 pm

Denis: Sorry, my bag wasn't big enough and sure the bread would have been stale before I met up with you, the chocolate would have melted and
the cake would just have crumbled. So no I didn't get you anything. Maybe next time!

Holla, thanks for that info.

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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:57 pm

Holla,

Thanks for that info. This year I must get the Carrickbrennan Graveyard done. About two years ago we did the Oblisk on Killiney hill and though there is very little to see my friend who is from Killiney never thought he would have the opportunity to go up inside the Oblisk and the views were great. The guide was marvellous too.
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Re: Events

Postby Holla » Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:33 pm

Rocker wrote:Holla,

Thanks for that info. This year I must get the Carrickbrennan Graveyard done. About two years ago we did the Oblisk on Killiney hill and though there is very little to see my friend who is from Killiney never thought he would have the opportunity to go up inside the Oblisk and the views were great. The guide was marvellous too.


Yeah rocker like your friend I never saw inside the Killiney hill oblisk ,I walk past it a lot and would love to see inside,also I never knew theres an oblisk in Stillorgan
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Re: Events

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:58 am

Sinead wrote:Denis: Sorry, my bag wasn't big enough and sure the bread would have been stale before I met up with you, the chocolate would have melted and
the cake would just have crumbled. So no I didn't get you anything. Maybe next time!

Holla, thanks for that info.

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Sure I'd have settled for crumbs,just look at me name. :lol:
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Re: Events

Postby Strum » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:46 pm

One of our older members got the chance to get inside the Obelisk once Rocker. His photos are at the bottom of this page...



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Re: Events

Postby Sinead » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:28 pm

Denis:

Stop that, I would never think of you as crummy, your mother would have kilt me!
Next time I am going to the Aras I'll see if you are free to escort me - o.k.
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Re: Events

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:32 pm

You're on. :D
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Re: Events

Postby Rocker » Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:25 pm

Strum wrote:One of our older members got the chance to get inside the Obelisk once Rocker. His photos are at the bottom of this page...



viewtopic.php?f=49&t=337&start=25


Thanks Strum,
That's it. I had forgotten how good the view is from the Oblisk.
Just got the Summer of Heritage programme and the Killiney Oblisk is not on it this year. The Oblisk in Stillorgan is going to be open to the public every Saturday 30 June to 1 September 2012 (four tours on the hour) 2p.m, 3p.m, 4p.m, 5p.m.The entrance is at Carysfort Woods on Carysfort Avenue (they built the housing estate around the oblisk). I would call this Newtown Park but the leaflet says Stillorgan.It dates from about 1727.
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