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Re: Ballybrack

Postby grammer » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:52 am

I suffer from it an odd time - :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:56 pm

Haha Grammer, and me, all the time. :D Where's it located Rocker?
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:26 pm

It is under the Ridge Hall apartments at the corner of Shanganagh Road and Wyatteville Rd opposite the petrol station.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:22 pm

Rocker wrote:It is under the Ridge Hall apartments at the corner of Shanganagh Road and Wyatteville Rd opposite the petrol station.


Great, I bet that cheers up that neglected corner. thumbright
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:54 am

What do you mean neglected corner? There is a very nice obelisk and drinking area (seldom used Thank God) opposite the new cafe. At Christmas time this is very nicely illuminated thanks to the local traders. I see Hallinanes appears to have closed down, it is on Military Road.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby grammer » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:24 pm

Is that the shop beside the Post Office Sinead???????
I think Ballybrack village badly needs a coffee shop :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:03 pm

Sinead wrote:What do you mean neglected corner?



I meant the corner where the new coffee shop is. ;)
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:02 am

It is sad to see Hallinans shop on Military ~Road is closed.I remember them there in the 60's. It must have been difficult for them to continue after the Centra opened on Church Road. The Centra is really in a better position and since they sold the winning Lotto ticket some years ago it is considered as lucky as Alex's was in Dún Laoghaire. Every village is having a tough time keeping their little shops but they are vital for the older folk who don't drive and buy their bits every day.We all have to try and keep our business local.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:39 am

Monday morning and the sun is shining. It is a little chilly in Ballybrack but, what the hell...the new Insomnia is open and you can have a bracing walk on the beach at Killiney before a decent cup of coffee !! I have yet to try the Igo Inn for food or a drink but, I'm told it is good. It looks like there might be a local clique there but, when in Ballybrack.... :lol: :lol:

One of those Brady family who run the pub worked in Blackrock for many years with my brother so he learned the business at the rock face as they say :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:43 am

Rocker, I am told the food in the Igo is very good, I have never tried it but if it is anything like Bakers or the pub in Shankill, both Brady pubs, it will be
good. Shankill do half portions, you see quite a few senior citizens there. Bakers on the two occasions I have eaten there has been packed.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:57 pm

Will give the Igo a go then wuu wuu

I love someone cooking my lunch....god if the nuns could see me and the years they beat the cooking into us...Irish stew and liver and bacon Ha :lol: :lol:

Would you believe I haven't been in Shankill for about 30 years. I lead a sad life!
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:45 pm

Wonderful sight a few minutes ago....two double mattress with legs running across the main road......what a bonfire there will be wuu wuu
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Holla » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:40 am

Rocker wrote:Wonderful sight a few minutes ago....two double mattress with legs running across the main road......what a bonfire there will be wuu wuu


:lol: :lol: Take up thy bed and walk.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby grammer » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:06 am

Holla wrote:
Rocker wrote:Wonderful sight a few minutes ago....two double mattress with legs running across the main road......what a bonfire there will be wuu wuu


:lol: :lol: Take up thy bed and walk.


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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Thu Nov 03, 2016 5:39 pm

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Found an irish Times article from 1969 about the proposed development of hackettsland ....houses later built are now Bayside. Hope this photo prints.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:12 am

I was looking at this photo again this morning and can't believe how the place has altered over the years.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:12 pm

Driving by St Matthias Church on Church Road I have been intrigued by the building behind the wall. Well the signs are up Balure is the name of the development of six houses. God knows how much they are.....and the usual debate..... is it Killiney or Ballybrack...the builder and Estate agent seem to think it is Killiney..

http://www.daft.ie/dublin/houses-for-sa ... n-1160359/

start raiding your piggy bank they look gorgeous but detached...you could shake hands across the gap between the houses.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:47 am

There was talk last year in Ballybrack that someone...probably the Council was going to ban the fishermen from the beach in Killiney on health and safety gounds!!

I haven't been chatting to the lads lately but, there must be some escalation because last week there were loads of early morning fishermen with five or six tents fishing for most of the day. It is years since i saw so many out.

God knows there is little enough fishing to be done with everything hoovered out at sea and the pollution!! but it was always a great pastime fishing on the pier or along the various beaches and I'd hate the council ban that.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Toss » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:35 pm

Rocker wrote:I'd hate the council ban that.



No fear, they will simply 'regulate' it (health & safety concerns of course)..... and next thing the fishermen will need a permit €€€€€€ wuu
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby grammer » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:57 pm

Yep only a tenner this year -25 the next year.
If there are easy pickins' to be had the Council will find it.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:11 pm

My Son is now working in the Barbers in Ballybrack and he's really good, yes I'd say that anyway, but he IS really good. Try him out. ;)
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby bugrock » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:49 pm

Certany will, Strum! 8-) 8-)
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Jemser » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:09 pm

Jayz Bugs, you must have really long hair. :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:11 pm

Who owns the foreshore in Killiney? I ask this because when I was a child I was always told you could not take any of the stones off the beach in Bray because they were owned by Lord Wicklow.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:06 pm

bugrock wrote:Certany will, Strum! 8-) 8-)



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