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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Rocker » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:57 pm

Congratulations Grandad skins.....great excitement I'd say. wuu wuu
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby skins » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:04 pm

Sure was! Thanks Rocker. A gorgeous little boy, born three weeks premature, but doing fine TG.
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Postby bugrock » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:37 pm

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) wuu
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Sinead » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:04 pm

Seeing a grandchild for the first time is an indescribable sensation isn't it Skins. I think it comes about
because when we had our children we were caught up in work, making ends meet, how will we cope etc.
that we didn't have time for the wonder of birth and new life.

Midwives - many women did not employ midwives sometimes a neighbour or relative delivered the baby.
I think you had to pay the midwives up until the 1950's prior to that time there was little or no Social
Welfare or regular health care. Childbirth was natural, a lot of women didn't even attend a doctor. If
I remember correctly Nurse Garland was a district nurse. In the Dun Laoghaire area lots of babies were
delivered by the 'Little Sisters' who also provided after birth care and care of the other children.

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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby skins » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:06 pm

Agreed,Sinéad, a great feeling. And, yes, I'd forgotten all about the Little Sisters, I remember them attending a neighbour of ours. I wonder when it became compulsory to attend a maternity hospital (at least I think it is)?
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:21 pm

My mother had us in Holles Street. It wasn't free then! I remember stories of saving, penny pinching and even pawning to pay for the hospital fee!!
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Gulliver » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:40 pm

In the case of our youngest, over 30 years ago, we arrived at Holles St about 3.30am on a Sunday night. The child was born at 3.35
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Jun 17, 2017 5:41 pm

Congratulations Skins, welcome to the club, another one of me schoolmates to be a Grandad. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby skins » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:09 pm

Thanks, Den. Just listening to the news reports of Fred Cogley's death yesterday, someone mentioned a "great age" of 82. Jaze, I must really be gettin' old, because I remember his father, Mitchel Cogley, in the papers and on radio/tv.
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Postby Strum » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Congrats Skins. thumbright
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby skins » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:21 pm

Thanks, Strum.
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby jabra » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:38 pm

Congrats Skins I'm sure your over the moon I have nine myself they keep me busy picking up from school,baby sitting etc
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Toss » Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:32 pm

skins wrote:Thanks, Jabra. "She delivered around Dun Laoghaire"...you make her sound like the breadman or milkman! Wonder what year they stopped operating. The women then had it fairly tough...no booking into Mount Carmel for a week in those days. Incidentally I became a Grandad for the first time on June 6th, didn't think I was ever going to see the day.


wuu wuu wuu wuu belated congratulations skins, busy times ahead.
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby skins » Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:45 pm

Thanks, Fellas.
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby keeper » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:41 pm

Hi Skins ! I have just seen your good news, congratulations ! There are great times ahead for you, enjoy every day !
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Jemser » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:55 pm

Congratulations Skins, I have one of them Grandson's me self, he is almost nine months old now. Enjoy.
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Micheál » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:06 pm

Well done Skins and Jemser.
I might as well "come out" myself and admit to two of my own. babbby babbby
And in the Borough too, which makes it great.

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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby skins » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:22 pm

Great to know I'm in such exalted company, Folks!
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Harjoe » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:28 pm

Congratulations Skins this will be the makings of you your life will never be the same again enjoy every day of it I have seven now two adopted with my daughter in England and two from Vietnam with a daughter here and along with three from another daughter also close by us here and thy are the sunshine in our lives.
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby stillorgan boy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:09 pm

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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby stillorgan boy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:30 pm

Wasn't there a fourteen year strike in that pub ?
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby jabra » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:45 pm

Yes Downey's pub was picketed for 14 years
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby Holla » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:50 pm

I always wondered how the pub was supported if there was a picket on it,did the locals stay out of the pub, the guys at the bar look pretty happy one looks familiar.
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby jabra » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:03 pm

The locals supported the strike in the beginning but as time dragged on they went back into the pub
in ones and twos. It was reported that Jim Downey the owner would bring cups of tea and bowls of
soup out to the lads on the picket line.
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Re: The Greatest Dun-Laoghaire-ite of them all

Postby stillorgan boy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:35 pm

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