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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Snowhite » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:02 pm

Hope you had a really nice time at the "Do" Rocker, Glasthule is a great little shopping area all round, and if anyone needs a Great Dry Cleaners you can't beat the one beside the Bakery ;) ;) my son owns it and runs it 8-)
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:23 pm

Thanks Snowy, the day was just great. Haven't landed to earth yet.
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Snowhite » Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:21 am

I'm sure your still on Cloud Nine Rocker, wuu
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Rocker » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:08 pm

Article in the Dún Laoghaire Gazette that the Council are going to put playing pitches and outdoor gym equipment at the old Pres Field site on Hudson Road. They are going to put the plans on show. Great that something is happening to the site.
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:34 am

Found this site for Sandycove&Glasthule

http://www.sandycoveandglasthule.ie/
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:28 am

Just reading the property section of the Sunday Times and there is a house for sale in Glenageary and the owner is reminiscing about her childhood when the area was farming land and when the dip in the road near Rathdown School flooded all the swans from around flew in and swam there. I'd read about the Swans Hollow here before but, this was a vivid recollection.....must have been a lovely sight.....Now and again we get a load of swans in flight passing here and the noise is amazing.
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Strum » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:56 am

That's a good one Rocker, it never crossed my mind what the Swan's Hollow meant. thumbright
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Holla » Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:36 pm

Rocker wrote:Just reading the property section of the Sunday Times and there is a house for sale in Glenageary and the owner is reminiscing about her childhood when the area was farming land and when the dip in the road near Rathdown School flooded all the swans from around flew in and swam there. I'd read about the Swans Hollow here before but, this was a vivid recollection.....must have been a lovely sight.....Now and again we get a load of swans in flight passing here and the noise is amazing.



Here's what I was told by my Grandmother who was born in the area up the road in the Sally noggins as was her mother this would be back to around 1860's,Granny said a man who's surname was Swan lived on the Glenageary road upper and his property was in the hollow of the road this is how the area is called " Swans hollow" . I think this sounds as good as any other explanation I've heard. The Tithe Applotements Books 1823 -- 1837 have a Timothy Swan having property on the Glenageary Road in the parish of Monkstown in the year 1826 what do you think, I often saw the place flood but never was as lucky as the property seller to see any swans and if I was trying to sell my property the last thing I would talk about would be flooding.
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby grammer » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:35 pm

Holla the older we become the more vivid our stories and imaginations also become -I think-- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby skins » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:46 pm

Holla's explanation is the one that I always understood, though I have to say that I never researched it.
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Micheál » Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:55 pm

I'm with Holla on this one.

The lie of the land and the way the land falls away towards Silchester makes it unlikely there was ever a pond or lake in the immediate area. Modern day flooding seems more a product of deficiencies in the way the Glasthule Stream was culverted. The "hollow in the road near the Swans house" is much more compelling.

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Re: Glasthule.

Postby keeper » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:06 pm

Yes, I'm with Holla's theory on this. I do remember a lake with a small island from when I was very young, my uncles used to go duck shooting to it in Winter, but it was more Dalkey direction, up somewhere around Ulverton House or thereabouts, there was also a large volume of water up around present day Killiney Heights, where the reservoir is now, that I think might have been a quarry pit. There was also a quarry workings at Rochestown Park, it used to flood almost every Winter until they did proper draining on it.
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:00 pm

Well done father Shay Cullen awarded for his life's work in the Philippines.
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Sinead » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:40 pm

I second that Holla, great that he got that award

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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:39 pm

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Re: Glasthule.

Postby grammer » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:29 pm

Holla wrote:Well done father Shay Cullen awarded for his life's work in the Philippines.



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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:48 am

Glasthule looking good this morning in the sunshine. Very positive air about the place. Grand bit of fish from Gerry in Cavistons. He is always in good form. The years I have annoyed him getting chickens boned and looking for this and that and he is old fashioned politeness itself wuu
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Micheál » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:49 pm

Spent a half an hour chatting to a lady about Glasthule today. She recognized my Irish accent and wanted to know what part of Dublin I hails from. When I told he,r she began to relate childhood holidays in Blackrock, Glastule, Sanycove and Bray. She even knew a cousin by marriage. Funny the people you meet when you drop in to a stationers shop in . . . . London.
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby MickR » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:26 pm

What part of London did you meet her? I might know her LOL
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby grammer » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:47 pm

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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Toss » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:42 pm

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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Micheál » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:00 pm

Very nice Toss. Any idea where I might get a left-handed one? With or without bluetooth.

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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Toss » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:41 pm

Micheál wrote:Very nice Toss. Any idea where I might get a left-handed one? With or without bluetooth.

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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Rocker » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:10 am

Got this on F/B today. It was only on Saturday that I noticed a defibrillator in Dalkey. This family are raising funds for one in Glasthule. Such a sad story,

On Sunday April 30th (May bank holiday weekend) we will hold a fun filled day of events in Glasthule to raise money for a much need defibrillator in Glasthule village to honor my father's memory.

Larry Costello lived in Glasthule for over 30 years. He was well known in the area far and wide. Anyone who knew my dad knew he was the life and soul of the party. A gentleman. He always made time for everyone and helped out when he could.

He died suddenly on the 29th of October 2016. Our world fell apart that day. He suffered a cardiac arrest. While calling the emergency services they asked had we got access to a defibrillator. There is none available in Glasthule.

In his memory we wish to raise enough funds to purchase a defibrillator for Glasthule village and help save a life.

On the day there will be a sponsored walk, sponsored swim, football match, prizes and music on in the local pub The Eagle House.
https://www.facebook.com/helptosavealifelarrycostello/
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Re: Glasthule.

Postby Micheál » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:12 am

Dropped into Eagle last night.
Saturday night, 10:45 p.m., 6 customers!

Anyone know what's happening?
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