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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:42 pm

Easter Sunday and the most beautiful bell ringing from SS Alphonsus and Columba, Ballybrack. Don't know if this was actual bell ringers or a recording.....but, it was joyful anyway and for a non church goer a tug at the heartstrings.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby skins » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:40 pm

Anyone have any info on Maddens Cottages, Ballybrack? Were they located near Maddens Lane/Daleview, off Wyattville Road? Can't find anything on Google....they must have been demolished an awful long time ago.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:15 pm

They are on the 25 inch map here

http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,724970,724144,12,9

you can move the overlay and it looks like it is Dale Park nowadays.

That 25 inch map is 1897-1913.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby skins » Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:45 pm

Thanks for that, Rocker.
By the way.....you that's "done" your ancestors; did you ever try using the free family tree template from IrishGenealogy? I can download it, but I'm unable to save any work I do on it....there doesn't appear to be any facility to do so.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:43 pm

skins wrote:Thanks for that, Rocker.
By the way.....you that's "done" your ancestors; did you ever try using the free family tree template from IrishGenealogy? I can download it, but I'm unable to save any work I do on it....there doesn't appear to be any facility to do so.


Years ago I got a disc from a friend with the Ancestry tree on it. It is very good but with use it has started to fail it is 2005 vintage!! It is spot on and the amount of detail it records is great. I have to replace it as it now won't print. Never heard anyone who used the IrishGenealogy one.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby skins » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:53 am

Thanks. Yeah, I've started using Foxit instead of Adobe I'm able to save on that.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby stillorgan boy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:23 pm

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Micheál » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:41 pm

Just noticed those two colons.
I suppose that's what them pints eventually give you.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:55 pm

Good man Micheál. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:52 am

That is a great photo of the Igo Inn stillorgan boy. Would you believe only yesterday I was looking at the front of the pub and admiring how nice it now looks. I had a great local guide take me up the laneway at the side of the pub and show me the old hall where all human life went on. It was a workman's club. I wonder who owns it now or was it sold when the one in Dún Laoghaire was sold??
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Micheál » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:53 pm

Rocker wrote: . . . . I had a great local guide take me up the laneway at the side of the pub . . .


Ah here Rocker. Down with that sort of thing. :)
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:05 pm

Micheál wrote:
Rocker wrote: . . . . I had a great local guide take me up the laneway at the side of the pub . . .


Ah here Rocker. Down with that sort of thing. :)

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby skins » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:06 pm

Micheál wrote:
Rocker wrote: . . . . I had a great local guide take me up the laneway at the side of the pub . . .


Ah here Rocker. Down with that sort of thing. :)


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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Jemser » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:12 am

Rocker wrote: take me up the laneway at the side of the pub and show me


Rocker please, some decorum on the forum, it a long time since I heard that type of thing discussed quite openly. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:28 pm

Seems to me all of you who have responded to Rocker's post are a bit jealous.... none of you have
made any reference to her question.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby bugrock » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm

There was a question??
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:07 pm

bugrock wrote:There was a question??



Who owns the Igo Inn now.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby bugrock » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:34 pm

Musta missed it in all the excitement :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:40 pm

bugrock wrote:Musta missed it in all the excitement :lol: :lol:




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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:25 pm

Strum wrote:
bugrock wrote:There was a question??



Who owns the Igo Inn now.


Gawd, I know who owns the Igo Inn it is the Brady Brothers. I knew one of them when he worked as a barman in Blackrock in the early days.

No , my question is who owns the old workmans club shed/hall which is up the back of the Igo but there is a gate now across the lane, making me think that the Bradys bought it, but, it has nothing done with it. Maybe it is used for storage and the like. My guide told me it used to be such a busy club in the old days.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:47 pm

Rocker wrote:Gawd, I know who owns the Igo Inn it is the Brady Brothers. I knew one of them when he worked as a barman in Blackrock in the early days.

No , my question is who owns the old workmans club shed/hall which is up the back of the Igo but there is a gate now across the lane, making me think that the Bradys bought it, but, it has nothing done with it. Maybe it is used for storage and the like. My guide told me it used to be such a busy club in the old days.



Apologies Rocker. I'll ask my Son who works in the Barbers next door, maybe he'll know if it's used for storage or whatever.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby keeper » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:17 pm

It was a very busy club in the day, they showed films, black n white with the projector in the centre aisle with bench seats either side, of course there were the messers who made silhouettes with their hands in the projector light beam and they showed up on the screen ! others used to purposely walk slowly from one side to the other thus blacking out the screen !!!
The films were usually religious ones and the PP was always present and the projector always broke down !!
There were school plays, dances, private parties, bingo and of course meetings of the various clubs in the area, it was the heartbeat of Ballyback, great days !
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby skins » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:25 pm

Peculiar, that there's little or nothing about it on line. Only for Sinéad I wouldn't have known anything about it at all.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:41 pm

The Workmen's Club in Ballybrack was a great place when I moved here in 1971 as was the Columban Hall (beside the Parish Church). Both Halls were widely used by all of us. Most of the Itinerants held their wedding receptions in the Columban Hall, Canon Cregan never refused and I don't think there was ever any damage. Bingo and Dances took place in the Workmen's. A large number of families were transplanted from the Dun Laoghaire area to Ballybrack with only the old single decker 45a and the rare 46 (Shankill to Dublin) to cater for us. The closest supermarket was H. Williams at Killiney Shopping Centre. To get to the bus stop I had to get myself and 3 children up the field to the bus stop and pray there would be space for the pram!! The footpath to the Shopping Centre was barely the width of the pram, the 2 older ones had to walk behind. We were out in the country and most of us didn't know what had hit us.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby keeper » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:31 pm

Yes Sinéad it was the country then, I remember the Workmens Club from the 50s, there was still horses and cabs to bring people to the beach, the water trough for the horses was near the corner of the garage at the time, Killiney Shopping Centre wasn't even thought of then, it was either Dun Laoghaire or Bray for the shopping, Dalkey if you felt like walking there another option. Murphy's Shop, Dwyers and Fenlons butchers and a chemist ( forget) name at the top of Daleview were the shops I got to know first.
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