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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Micheál » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:01 pm

Micheál wrote:For what was Annie Graydon noteworthy?

Hint: I would expect Rocker to know the answer.


Hint 2: Before Annie's achievement, the following ladies shared a similar claim to fame
Elizabeth O'Byrne
Alicia Fraynne
Marian Anderson
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Navanman » Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:15 pm

They were all great company :lol: :lol:


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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby grammer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:15 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Wimmens libbers ????? or all were in the GPO in 1916 yapping away when the Rising started. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
or or or -all disappeared while searching for Micháel and Gulliver's stream. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Micheál » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:47 am

Hint 3: Its extremely unlikely that any of these ladies were involved in 1916 (but dont let that put you off, their claim to fame is not a political one)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Navanman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:42 am

They were all from "the Rock"??????


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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Micheál » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:51 am

Hint 4: Only two were from Blackrock . . .

Elizabeth O'Byrne (Blackrock)
Alicia Fraynne (Dalkey)
Marian Anderson (Royal Terrace)
Annie Graydon (Blackrock)

C'mon guys - dont leave Navanman doing all the heavy lifting
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby bugrock » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:09 pm

They were all the Hucklebuck dancers with Brendan Bowyer.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby skins » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:16 pm

Were they all the oldest woman in Ireland at one time?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Jemser » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:26 pm

skins wrote:Were they all the oldest woman in Ireland at one time?


Skins, I was just about to ask if it was something about their age. Have found at least two of them at 99 years old on the 1901 Census. Over to Micheál....
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Navanman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:05 pm

How does Rocker come into that though????

They were all thrown out of the Dominican :lol:


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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby grammer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:33 pm

Jemser wrote:
skins wrote:Were they all the oldest woman in Ireland at one time?


Skins, I was just about to ask if it was something about their age. Have found at least two of them at 99 years old on the 1901 Census. Over to Micheál....

Would they then have been among the first women in Ireland to receive a letter from Royalty congratulating them on reaching 100
(and a fiver :lol: )
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Micheál » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:57 pm

Ok guys

You're close enough. In "our" area (defined by the list at the head of the site) . . .

Annie Graydon (a Rocker from Merrion Avenue) was our oldest recorded resident in 1911

10 years earlier, in 1901, three residents shared the honour -
Elizabeth O'Byrne (Georges Avenue, Blackrock)
Alicia Fraynne (Dalkey)
Marian Anderson (Royal Terrace, Kingstown)

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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Navanman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:30 pm

Well all I can say is well done in finding that out. Where did you see that info.?


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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Rocker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:32 pm

Wow, there is hope for me yet. Hope the long living is in the water. Didn't know that Micheal.
Byrne ws a real Blackrock name. In my mother's time there was cuppa tea Byrne and glass of porter Byrne!!!--allgreat family friends so I can't tell who was who!!!
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Micheál » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:41 pm

Navanman wrote: . . . Where did you see that info.?


I did a search for anyone (no name) in Dublin aged 100, sorted by DED - as here

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/search/results.jsp?census_year=1901&surname=&exact=&firstname=&county=Dublin&townland=&ded=&age=100&sex=&relationToHead=&religion=&education=&occupation=&marriageStatus=&marriageYears=&childrenBorn=&childrenLiving=&birthplace=&language=&deafdumb=&search=Search&sort=dedSort&pageSize=100

Then picked out oldest from 'our' localities.

I was going to hint that their being female was a coincidence but - demographically speaking - this might have been misleading. This all female result reflects longer life expectancy of females.

This way, we can also tell that a John Connelly (in a Mountmellick Hospital) , topped the all Ireland list at age 114

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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Navanman » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:59 am

Micheál

Amazing how you can find things with computers. Not being funny here. But if you had to search that on paper it would take forever.

Well done with your findings.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby skins » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:26 pm

Rocker wrote:Wow, there is hope for me yet. Hope the long living is in the water. Didn't know that Micheal.
Byrne ws a real Blackrock name. In my mother's time there was cuppa tea Byrne and glass of porter Byrne!!!--allgreat family friends so I can't tell who was who!!!


Obviously more than just yourself with Wickla roots then, Rocker. A lot of the Byrne families round here were known by a descriptor before the name, such as you've illustrated.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:48 pm

Skins,

Some gas names which I could not print as their relatives are probably still around. Moo Cow Quarry Kinsella is the nicest one. My friend comes from a part of Donegal where they all have the same surname and for years she thought nothing of chatting about the "family whos father had been a tall man named Michael!!
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby grammer » Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:56 pm

Wheres the holy water????????
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby skins » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:41 pm

grammer wrote:Wheres the holy water?????


At the well in Big Mickey's field?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Micheál » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:06 am

Sadly another one has passed on. But not without a celebrity send-off

David Collins RIP, Architect and Interior Designer.
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http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/madonna-among-mourners-at-funeral-of-david-collins-1.1472661
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby grammer » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:39 am

I must lead a very sheltered life
never heard of the chap
but RIP.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby Sputnik » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:08 am

My favourite monicker for a family is "Lash the cats K****" A well-known family from the heart of Dun Laoghaire. How on Earth did they get that name?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Postby bugrock » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:03 am

Anyone remember Ning Nong Reid? Also known as the Ninger Reid
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