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Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:20 am

Spud I worked with a Paddy Kennedy from Stradbrook Park in Blackrock P.O in the 70's. He married a near neighbour from Desmond Ave.,Frances Bromwell,any relation :?:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby spudseamus » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:43 pm

no a different man I think as me uncle Paddy died in the late sixtys
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Navanman » Tue May 08, 2012 5:56 pm

I remember Bunty well. I used to get my Mothers Days flowers (daffidols) from him. Mollys shop was right across from our house and I had forgotten her shop. I did not know his wife (cannot remember her name now) was on of the Ryans. Doe sanybody remember Florrie (and Jack) Daltons shop at the end of Georgers St. - and Howgegoes????., the Flower Mills? (beside the Hospital), The CO-OP facing Penneys, Ronnie Drew working in Tylers?, Woolworths,
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Postby Harjoe » Tue May 08, 2012 6:57 pm

You are talking my life now I worked for Howgegos ,delevering papers Molly Soden was a great friend of my family , Bunty Did marry one of the Ryans I hung around with Noel ( by the way Micheal Ryan helps out at the church at Bakers Corner ) Florrie Dalton was also afriend and dont forget Des Moylan the shoe repairer, a couple of doors away from Howgegos next door was Traynors Undertakers, followed by Massey Undertakers and then Moylans, Darcys Dunphys and Florries.
On the others side the corner shop ( cant remember the name ) Hand Butchers , Molly, then a teacher Miss ?, Ryans Katie Dunnes ,Tolkins warehouse that I used to mind on Saturdays later to become the ANCHER CLUB) Killmartins , Leonards ,Penders , Tommy Connells Barbers,
My sisters worked in Woolworths for many years and another sister worked across the road in the NUTSHELL which would become WIgiders wallpapers later and dont forget Nealons, and Murphys Butchers O Connors Jewlerers Lambs fish shop and Thomsons Furniture shop Miss Marquies chemist I work across the road in James O Rourkes beside WHelans beside St Micheals Hospital on the other side of the gate was Blancahrdstown Mills. and along that side was Stevens Fashins ,Royal Liver, Gillys, Tom Maguire Shoemakers, Parnells, Dunphys Drapers , Charlie Moore Jewellers, Kavanagh Fruit, and Cronins,
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Postby budgie » Tue May 08, 2012 7:54 pm

Harjoe.
I think it was Vincent Leonard a barman from Tipp and was Des Moylan mad into cycling and motorbikes. :?: :?: :?:
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Postby Navanman » Wed May 09, 2012 9:29 pm

Yes Des Moylan was my uncle. Vincent Leonard worked in the Eagle House? and later in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club.
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Postby budgie » Wed May 09, 2012 10:20 pm

JHalpin wrote:Yes Des Moylan was my uncle. Vincent Leonard worked in the Eagle House? and later in Dun Laoghaire Golf Club.

J Halpin.hello,i remember Vincent as the last known barman to wear a white apron at work,and it was the eagle in glasthule.I worked with your uncle Des in Lourdes hospital on rochestown avenue for some years.this site would have been enriched greatly by his knowledge of not only local but general had he lived to have been a member. :) :) :)
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Postby Navanman » Thu May 10, 2012 10:42 pm

Yes Vincent was from Fermanagh and his wife was from Tipperary. He was a mean fiddle player and was always doing corsswords and spot the ball in the Indo. Threw me out of his house @ 2.00 one morning because we were playing drums and music too loud. His house was like a second home to me. He was a nice man. Now that Des Moylan fella - what can I say about him .When I was small he hung me up on a coat hook in the shop and left me there - need I say more. Was a very keen cycler and formed part of the guard of honour for the Eucharistic Congress. You must have known Kay Harvey as well then.
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Postby Toby » Fri May 11, 2012 10:37 pm

Luv this sort of chat, keep it going :)
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Postby Navanman » Fri May 18, 2012 9:43 pm

There used be a record shop in upper Georges Street. It was on the left hand side near the Peoples Park. Can anybody remember what it was called? Also there was a barber shop on the opposite side of the road (Peters??). I think his son took over the business. Anybody know if the father is still around? What was the Chinese Restaurent called beside the Adelphi?
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Postby Holla » Fri May 18, 2012 9:59 pm

Navanman wrote:There used be a record shop in upper Georges Street. It was on the left hand side near the Peoples Park. Can anybody remember what it was called? Also there was a barber shop on the opposite side of the road (Peters??). I think his son took over the business. Anybody know if the father is still around? What was the Chinese Restaurent called beside the Adelphi?


Hiya navanman, ....the barber was cluskeys or Mc cluskeys peter snr died ,was the restaurant called the luna ? and the record shop murrays
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Harjoe » Fri May 18, 2012 10:16 pm

Yes Navanman Murreys Records down past Stoneview on the left just past Sharps Electic shop now Sheehans Funeral home ,John Murrey was the man there they had a couple of shops one in Stillorgan and one in Dublin .
I think every one in Dun Laoghaire who played in a band spent his Saturdays listing to the lastest releases John always had his finger on the pulse of whay was the new trend in music in both England and U S A.
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Postby keeper » Fri May 18, 2012 10:39 pm

Spot on Harjoe :P The other Murray's shop in Dublin was down Mary's Street, near Capel Street, on your left with your back to the Pillar, sorry Spike or whatever they call it :D :D
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Postby grammer » Sat May 19, 2012 12:01 am

Harjoe/keeper you are on the ball lads
John and Jimmy Murray in the town great guys
manys the time we would have been up the Swanie without their help -gear wise repair wise etc-
the names keep coming back :D :D :D
Joe Kelly was the technician in the basement -instant repairs of all gear -in a hurry
then Eric Kelly (no relation)joined joe -
great days- great guys -
they also were on the corner of York road for a while
some years ago -John and Jimmy were in Mother Redcaps market -
Jimmy always was into old LPS and would convert them to tape :D :D (remember cassette tapes anyone)
A younger brother (well I think it was he was a brother )George has/had a record shop in Wicklow St. he specialised in rare records/recordings-
the sons or nephews had /have a shop up on Aston Quay-near the Ha' penny bridge
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Postby Harjoe » Sat May 19, 2012 10:52 am

Yes grammer John was nice guy would always lend gear to whoever was stuck whatever group i was driving Deep Set or H H or Freeway they could always relie on John .
Aout cassette I have just bought in Lidl a cassette that converts the old cassette on to your computer because I have all the old World Cup and Itilia 90 ones and they are mad to listen now Dermot Morgan with his World Cup Rap oh ah Paul McGrath and World cup me arse great.
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Postby Navanman » Sun May 20, 2012 5:36 pm

OMG

How can you guys remember that?

So what was the name of the record shop on Marine Road then?

And more importantly has anybody got the number of the gorgeous girl that worked there?
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Postby budgie » Sun May 20, 2012 6:49 pm

was that Sylvia and the record shop Fennings. :?: :?: :?:
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Postby grammer » Sun May 20, 2012 7:21 pm

The record shop on Marine Rd. was Fennings -your bang on there budgie -
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Postby keeper » Sun May 20, 2012 7:48 pm

Yes :!: that's correct, only I thought it was Fannings rather than Fennings :?
Sylvia, it depends what year you are talking about, I do remember a nice girl there ok, but namewise can't remember.
Do yiz remember Fullers cake shop further down :?: up the steps, uuuuuuuummmmmm :D
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Postby budgie » Sun May 20, 2012 8:58 pm

Fullers was a cake shop and had a restaurant above with the steps on marine road.it was on the corner of marine road and gresham terrace.then a bit further up you had the waiting room with ladies toilets at the front and gents toilets at the side on the lane at the back of what is now the front of the shopping centre.a young boy was stabbed to death in those toilets in the 60s and robbed of his confirmation money.does that ring a bell with anyone. :?: :?: :?:also i remember Fennings having another shop between May's shop on the corner of patrick street and the Wimpy chipper a few doors away. :?:
Was there a souvenir shop beside Fennings on marine road as well. :?: :?:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire local dignatories and people past and present

Postby Navanman » Sun May 20, 2012 9:56 pm

Budgie,
Are you having me on that you can remember her name??? I do remember the toilets now. Think there was a large glass front to them and they were green ? inside. Buses used stop there. I vaguely remember the souvenier shop as well. The bus terminus was at the bottom of Marine Road. Any alterboys out there? I was an alterboy in the church. Remember serving Fr. Martin (my favoutite priest), Fr. Moroney (fastest mass in town), Monsigner Boylan? I think at the time it was an honour to serve him. His head was always to the side and used shake. What would that have been? Fr. Moroney would stop and stare at people if they were late for mass. There were 2 other priests - Fr. Hawkes? used come down to our house and another priest that went to Enniskerry parish. One of the rituals to becoming an alterboy was to be thrown into the bushes behind the church. Don't remember anybody doing it to me. It was also a great thing to ring the church bells (for the angelus). The sacrestins were Richie, John Doyle and Tony Crimmons. I will probably go to hell for the next bit - we used eat the hosts from the box (before they were blessed) as they tasted lovely. Never drank the wine. We had a party for the alterboys in a building where the tempory church was built in Eblana Ave. I think the wedding tips paid for it? It was great if you got the 10.00 mass as you would get off class to serve.
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Postby jaytee » Sun May 20, 2012 10:38 pm

Some good memories there navanman, :D
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Postby Harjoe » Sun May 20, 2012 10:47 pm

Navanman Fr Delaney was the other priest by the way have a look at members photos /Harjoes photos there are some of the photos of the alter boys you may be in it
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Postby budgie » Sun May 20, 2012 11:15 pm

i remember the first time i was in the new st michael's church.i was on the bounce,or on the hop ,from school as some people call it.me and a couple of mates wandered in to have a look.we ended up standing beside Charley Haughey who was also having a look.
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Postby Rocker » Sun May 20, 2012 11:46 pm

Oh Keeper and Navanman you have me off thinking now. Yes, yes Fuller's cake shop. I remember that it was gorgeous and a big treat to eat there then to bring home a cake for another day! I never had much time for the RC church and found Fr Moroney a little distant, he came to the Dominican now and again to take religion but I bunked off if I could. Monseigneur Boylan was the real thing, a gent, intelligent and so holy he impressed the lukewarm like me.
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