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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:38 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:I just knew that you'd come out tops Rocker,that's why I congratulated you earlier. ;)



No stopping her now Denis. :D
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Dancer » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:49 pm

Well done Baywatch babe. You just have to remember it now :lol: :lol: :lol:
I expect to see lots of photos from your travels now hellllo
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:55 pm

Dancer wrote:Well done Baywatch babe. You just have to remember it now :lol: :lol: :lol:
I expect to see lots of photos from your travels now hellllo


Ha :lol: :lol: it is the remembering that is the difficult bit!!! The Ballybrackers will kill me for messing up the topic. Strum will you delete the instructions and the photo of Scotsmans bay please?
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Dancer » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:03 pm

If he deletes the instructions , we'll never see another photo from you :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:06 pm

Dancer wrote:If he deletes the instructions



I never delete posts here unless a member has had too much Eggnog and regrets what they typed the next day. :P
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Dancer » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:11 pm

:lol: :lol: I'm going out tonight but I'm locking away my ipad and laptop. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:17 pm

Dancer wrote::lol: :lol: I'm going out tonight but I'm locking away my ipad and laptop. :lol: :lol:



PHEW! :lol:


Enjoy your night Dancer. ;)
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:41 pm

Just passed the Ramblers Rest and it is open!
Don't know when this took place but, it is nice to see it starting back. They don't look to have done much (decoration wise) to it.
The Igo Inn has a big banner on it they won some pub of the year competition and the Igo is very smart looking outside.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Toss » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:26 pm

Rocker wrote:Just passed the Ramblers Rest and it is open!
Don't know when this took place but, it is nice to see it starting back. They don't look to have done much (decoration wise) to it.
The Igo Inn has a big banner on it they won some pub of the year competition and the Igo is very smart looking outside.


It opened up a few weeks ago and normal service resumed on the first night as the ambulance was in attendance :lol: seemingly they are planning a revamp in the new year (if its still standing :P ).
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:35 pm

The Portal sign about the Goats at Ballybrack led me to look up Mr Waldron.

Here is an essay by Pol Ó Duibhir
http://www.photopol.com/articles/ballybrack.doc

The Development of Ballybrack in the 19th Century read to the Old Dublin Society in 1977.
It opens as a download of a Word document.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby grammer » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:18 pm

Great find and read Rocker. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:08 am

Why are all the jam doughnuts gone from Tescos every time I go in there? :evil: Got the last one today though, stale as sh*te but I can live with that. :D

Chipper I noticed in Loughlinstown Park is boarded up. What's the story there?
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Toss » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:50 am

Strum wrote:Why are all the jam doughnuts gone from Tescos every time I go in there? :evil: Got the last one today though, stale as sh*te but I can live with that. :D

Chipper I noticed in Loughlinstown Park is boarded up. What's the story there?


Rammed last night by someone from the Potato Liberation Front of Ireland no doubt :roll: and no doubt nobody knows anything ..... but hey theres nothing for the kids to do, what do you expect :roll:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:15 am

I've been watching some work going on in Ballybrack village.

Just down from the Igoe Inn and Paddy Powers there was a little fruit/veg shop on the corner. It never seemed to do well and had been closed for some time. Recently it got a great paint job done and has now opened as a Gents Barbers. Called HQ. Peeped in on Friday and there were loads of fine looking lads having beards trimmed, gorgeous haircuts. It looks like it will soon be the "in" place for elegant lads.....check it out.

The units under the apartments on the other corner look like they might be about to take off too. There were some lads in looking at internal fittings over the weekend. Here is hoping.

One big downer in Ballybrack is parking....the Beds outlet have now blocked off half the parking outside their premises as their parking only so if we want to slip in for a few minutes to go to the chemist or shop we can't. I honestly never saw any customers going in to the Bed shop...they can't need about ten parking spots!!!
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 20, 2016 1:44 pm

Rocker wrote:One big downer in Ballybrack is parking....the Beds outlet have now blocked off half the parking outside their premises as their parking only so if we want to slip in for a few minutes to go to the chemist or shop we can't. I honestly never saw any customers going in to the Bed shop...they can't need about ten parking spots!!!


Can they make claim to those spaces, are they not public spaces?
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:07 pm

They probably have something in their lease allowing so many car parking spots. It is behind a little wall in front of their premises but most people just pulled in for a few minutes to get stuff in the chemist or shop .I'd say it is private parking.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:35 pm

I know it well Rocker, pulled in there many times and like you say for 5 minutes to run over to the shop. Surely they can make allowances for that?
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:10 pm

It could be that the Bed Store is claiming their property because there is building work going on in the
area and the workmen have no where to park. They just seem to dump their cars anywhere. When
work starts on the laneway/Church Road it will be even worse.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:27 pm

Never thought of that Sínead...I must go down and look at those new houses at Albany I'd say they are an arm and a leg.I'm not up to speed with any works....blow in :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:46 pm

I meant to put up some chat here about how the locals are keeping the area of Ballybrack.

A few weeks ago there was a family day and for days before hand lads were out sweeping the roads, trimming the trees, weeding, washing...all in all a wonderful community spirit and the end result is a sparking, flower filled enticing environment.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:58 pm

All the old sayings from each area....was talking to a Ballybrack chap the other day and he remarked on my walk..."thats a nice ten to two you have there".. :lol: never heard that one before then he looked closer and said "yours are more quarter to three!"......my Charlie Chaplin feet that is.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:26 pm

Rocker wrote:All the old sayings from each area....was talking to a Ballybrack chap the other day and he remarked on my walk..."thats a nice ten to two you have there".. :lol: never heard that one before then he looked closer and said "yours are more quarter to three!"......my Charlie Chaplin feet that is.



Haha what a mad thing to hear, where did THAT expression come from? :lol:


how the locals are keeping the area of Ballybrack


I wish my neighbours could take a course in Community spirit. :evil:
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:47 pm

Very refreshing going for a few tablets in Ballybrack...
Was in the chemist yesterday and out of the blue this lady queueing at the counter launched into quoting a poem..
"my get up and go has got up and went"
the bit she quoted was

When I was young, my slippers were red;
I could kick up my heels right over my head.
When I was older my slippers were blue,
But still I could dance the whole night through.
Now I am older, my slippers are black.
I huff to the store and puff my way back.
But never you laugh; I don’t mind at all:
I’d rather be huffing than not puff at all!


Do you clap or laugh ???
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:53 pm

wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Rocker » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:39 am

breaking news in Ballybrack

Insomnia is coming


Just driving by Ballybrack and saw the sign Yippeeee meeting place at last.
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