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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Strum » Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:50 pm

Yep Rocker. The Park is a great place. There are many plaques in the ground also dotted around the place in memory of various people from the Town.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Gulliver » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:49 pm

Some local dignatories from "Writers & Artists of the Borough" (Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society 2009 - €6)

Sean O Faoilain, Writer (1900-1991) Born Cork, lived at 1 Rosmeen Park

Hugh Leonard Writer (1926-2009) Born John Joseph (Jack) Byrne. Adopted by Keyes family, Dalkey, lived Bullock Harbour and other places in the boro

Peter Brennan, Ceramics Artist, (1916-1995) Born Glasthule, lived Northumberland Ave

Helena Brennan, Artist in stoneware (wife of the above), 1942-, Born Glenageary Lodge, now lives Avoca, Co. Wicklow

Patrick Collins, Artist (1910-1994) born Sligo, lived 35 Albert Road

Maeve Binchy, Writer, 1940-. early life at "Beechgrove", Lr Glenageary Rd, lives Dalkey

George Morrison, filmmaker, 1922- Born Tramore, lives Shankill

Imogen Stuart, ecclesiastical artist 1927- Born Imogen Werner, Berlin, lives Sandycove.

Charles Brady, painter, 1926-1997 born Manhattan, lived Dun Laoghaire

Admiral R.B.Beechey, painter, 1808-1895 , lived Belgrave Sq North, 2 Corrig Castle Tce (Demolished, now Northumberland Park), and 110 Pembroke Rd, Ballsbridge.

George Potter, artist, 1941- born Washington, D.C. Studio off Corrig Ave

Denis Johnson, playright, 1901-1984 born Wellington Road, lived Sorrento Tce and 7 Adelaide Rd, Glasthule

Brian O Nolan, playright, 1911-1966, Born Strabane, lived 4 Avoca Tce, Blakrock and 81 Mount Merrion Ave

Peter Pearson, historian & artist, born Dun Laoghaire, lived Montpellier Parade, Palace St Dublin, now lives Wexford

J. M. Synge, Writer & Playright, 1871-1909, early life in Rathfarnham & Rathgar, lived 31 Crosthwaite Pak, and later, Rathmines

Samuel Beckett, Playright, 1906-1989 Born "Cooldrinagh, Foxrock Ave, lived mainly Paris

Tom Roche, painter, 1940- born Dublin, educated CBC Eblana & Monkstown, and Dun Laoghaire Technical College. Studios under restaurant (now Hartleys)

Padaic Colum, poet, 1881-1972, born Longford, Lived Perrns Row, Glasthule, France, and USA.

L.A.G. Strong, writer 1896-1958, born England, early years at Walmer Villa, 37 Glasthule Road

G.B.Shaw, writer & playright 1856-1950. early years at Torca Cottage, Dalkey, emigrated to England 1876

James Joyce, writer, 1882-1941, born Rathgar, various addresses in the Borough, incl 1 Martello Tce, Bray, 23 Carysfort Ave, Blackrock. Lived Paris, Trieste, Zurich

Sarah Pursar, painter, 1848-1943 born Monkstown, ived Mespil House, Mespil Rd

H DeVere Stacpole, novelist, 1863-1951 born York Road, lived mainly UK

Maurice Walsh, writer, 1879-1964, born Listowel, lived 16 Avoca Road, Blackrock

Bernard Farrell, Playright, 1941- born St Peters Tce, Sandycove, lives Grestones

Sr Concepta Lynch, ecclesastical artist, 1874-1939, born Dublin, lived Dominican Convent, Dun Laoghaire

Nevil Shute, writer, 1899-1960. born London, lived South Hill House, off Mount Merrion Ave and Dawson St, Dublin. Moved to UK before 1924

William Orpen, painter, 1878-1931 Young ife at "Oriel", Blackrockmoved peranenty to UK 1914
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Enviro500 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:17 pm

Gang,

Following on the local dignatories does anyone here remember Bob Coffey, he was a wood artist with a showroom in the Shopping Centre in the early 1980s. Bob specialised in Wood relief painting and 3D types of locla DunLoaghaire and he also worked with various types of wood, I have three of his works, one being a wood relief of Sandycove & Joyces Tower / Michael Scotts house.. I often wondered what became of Bob as a fair number of my friends in the U.K and Europe have purchased his works...

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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Strum » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:15 pm

Great list. I'd love to see one of all the Musicians. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby grammer » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:49 pm

Following on the local dignatories does anyone here remember Bob Coffey, he was a wood artist with a showroom in the Shopping Centre in the early 1980s. Bob specialised in Wood relief painting and 3D types of locla DunLoaghaire and he also worked with various types of wood, I have three of his works, one being a wood relief of Sandycove & Joyces Tower / Michael Scotts house.. I often wondered what became of Bob as a fair number of my friends in the U.K and Europe have purchased his works...

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Hi enviro Bob lives a couple of streets away from -he is alive and well -
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Enviro500 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:57 am

Grammer,
Tht's great, is he he still producing some artwork....It was great and cherished by us all here....?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:45 am

Bob was a fine artist and what he could do with a piece of wood was magic. Bob worked in Boland's Biscuits when I did and it was great to see him develop into such a craftsman. We use to lug large pallets of biscuits down to the despatch and storage areas and I was never aware until I saw him selling his works in the Shopping Centre that he had such skillful hands.I'm delighted to hear that he is fresh and well and hope he is still producing those wonderful carvings.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby JENNY WREN » Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:09 pm

i also have a couple of bobs works one is a horses head and the other is a boat i love his carvings :)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby grammer » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:37 am

Next time I see Bob I must tell him that he and all his great hand work is not forgotten -
and has been mentioned on the site-
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Enviro500 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 1:12 am

Denis & Grammer,

Please do remind him that there is a good fanbase in Ireland and the U.K.
Denis I was so surprised to hear he worked in Bolands Biccies, and possibly with my beloved Da, Jack .. It was Da that bought the first wood carving for my 30th Birthday in 1978 and it was a copy of a picture I sent him of two model buses which I built..Later on I bought a few others from Bob and his son at the Shop centre. Da or Bob never mentioned the connection to me.
I will get Strum to post the picture of the buses which he did.. and say a big 'Howaya' and maybe mention Jack (Johnny Connor) Da did not have the "O" ... the rest of us did though, in the name...
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:21 pm

Bunty and the missus. :D


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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Enviro500 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 7:54 pm

Strum,

Who are they ?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:14 pm

Bunty Soden and his Wife. She's in a Wheelchair now. I have no idea who the other man is but I see him around quite a lot.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby budgie » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:41 pm

Enviro500 wrote:Gang,

Following on the local dignatories does anyone here remember Bob Coffey, he was a wood artist with a showroom in the Shopping Centre in the early 1980s. Bob specialised in Wood relief painting and 3D types of locla DunLoaghaire and he also worked with various types of wood, I have three of his works, one being a wood relief of Sandycove & Joyces Tower / Michael Scotts house.. I often wondered what became of Bob as a fair number of my friends in the U.K and Europe have purchased his works...

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the last time i was in the Powerscourt townhouse centre,maybe 7 to 8 years ago Bob was trading from there and had his wares on display outside the his unit as he did in dunlaoghaire.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Enviro500 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:52 am

Strum,
My Heaven , I thought Bunty went to that Great Florists "Upstairs years ago".......Good to see him again..

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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby spudseamus » Sat Mar 31, 2012 1:19 am

jazzzes hes doin well to be gettin around on that Yamaha :lol:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Harjoe » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:41 pm

Great to see Bunty alive and well I remember his mother Molly had ashop about ten doors away from us and she was a great friend of my fathers mainly because he was a master rose grower Bunty married one of Cherrio Ryans daughters before opening his own shop on Patricks Street
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Enviro500 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:44 pm

Budgie,
Thank you for that, I will check to see if he may be on line !!! A good artist indeed

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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Rocker » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:07 am

Folks,

This is where the non dunlaoghairelites misses out. I dont know the players, but, I know that man Bunty Soden's face must have seen him at some time. We had a Nellie Soden who ran a flower shop in Blackrock I think it was on Newtown Avenue, she might have been related. Gawd, just thought she would be in her 90's had she lived ( I think I am the only one staying at 21).
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:16 am

Rocker,

You are..........................I have just turned 21 & a bit !!!!!!!!
64=divide times 3= 21 & 33%
Well that's how I feel !
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Sinead » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:31 pm

Bunty's sister had a flower shop up near Deansgrange when I was a kid, I think she also owned the Blackrock shop.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Rocker » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:41 am

Sinead,
Thanks for that. That would explain it - my mother was from Stradbrook and when I was a child a gang of all sorts would gather at various times in Nellies shop for tea and a chat. No one bought any flowers but they put the world to right in ten minutes then moved all. (Nellie would work all the time making wreaths or bouquets) wouldnt you miss that now in the shops- its just buy your stuff and go. No one sorting out the world :!: :!:

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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby spudseamus » Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:39 am

Rocker wrote:Sinead,
Thanks for that. That would explain it - my mother was from Stradbrook and when I was a child a gang of all sorts would gather at various times in Nellies shop for tea and a chat. No one bought any flowers but they put the world to right in ten minutes then moved all. (Nellie would work all the time making wreaths or bouquets) wouldnt you miss that now in the shops- its just buy your stuff and go. No one sorting out the world :!: :!:

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Those are my kind of maths . Twenty one is the best. I really only act 10 but I am trying to be more mature for appearances sake. ;)



my mother is from Stradbrook :shock:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Rocker » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:47 am

Spudseamus,

It was a long time ago, she left there in 1948 when she married and moved back to the Rock. They had been rehoused in 1928 in the houses on Stradbrook Road - they were built then. At one time in the fifties I knew everyone along there and in the Valley we used to play.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby spudseamus » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:21 am

My mother was a Kennedy ---sister Angela brothers Paddy and Sonny
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