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Re: Ballybrack

Postby skins » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:49 pm

Do you have something with your name and address on it, to prove where you normally reside?

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:27 pm

skins wrote:Do you have something with your name and address on it, to prove where you normally reside?

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby grammer » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:40 pm

Why???????????? :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby skins » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:50 pm

To prove you were a "bona fide" traveller.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:05 pm

Having said where you lived you were asked to name the Parish Priest!

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby skins » Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:17 pm

Sinead,

I believe some "hard chaws" used to actually post a letter to themselves at some suitably distant address; collect it from the actual resident, and then carry it around in their pocket in case they were queried by the Guards. It takes a couple of seasoned garglers like yourself and meself, Sinead, to know stuff like that!

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby johndle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:27 pm

Never had that problem going to the Graduate on Sat .or Sun betwenn 2 and 4 pm
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:49 pm

johndle, the holy hour must have been abolished when you started drinking in The Graduate.....

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:50 pm

I can't remember the full story but the Graduate is the borderline of the City limits.
It's called the Graduate because all the trinity students used to come out there for drinks where there were limited closing restrictions.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:52 pm

I dunno, I think they were more intrerested in the price of The Pint. Its Ireland!
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:54 pm

Why would the students have come all the way out to there when they had cheaper drink in the bars on campus, that yarn doesn't make sense to me.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:59 pm

Because of the same bar restrictions. Closing time at lunchtime, holy hours and all that.
As you know that Road was the main road from the City to Bray and the Graduate Pub was the Border of the City limits.
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby johndle » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:35 pm

Alas Sinead I spent many a Saturday getting put out of the Thatch at 2.30pm Going to the Graduate for 1 or 3 and back to the Thatch for 3.30pm
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby grammer » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:41 pm

Hey Strum
thats the second time you have past disparaging remarks about Ballybrack today or two on the site
someone with less think skin than myself might think you have a hangup aout the area :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
but there again Dun laoghaire used to be a real nice place too!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby farmboy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:07 am

We worked a late shift in Donnybrook over 30 years ago and would clock out at 11 and make our way to Stepaside for a late drink. The pub is demolished now but we used buy a plate of chips and if you were having a "meal" you could drink on till about 12 30 am. Then on the night shift we would clock out at 7 am and head into Dublin for the early houses. One of our haunts (pardon the pun) was beside the morgue along by Busarus, cant think of the name of it. Another regular spot was the Capel Inn where we would stay till maybe 11 or 12 and then off home to bed for 5 or 6 hours kip. What a strange and hungover feeling it was getting out of bed and facing a big plate of Irish stew! Never really had a good appetite for food after those sessions.... :|
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:30 am

grammer wrote:disparaging


What does that mean? They never taught me that in Locko'stown. :D
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Strum » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:34 am

farmboy wrote:Never really had a good appetite for food after those sessions.... :|


I had a pint in the white horse inn a few weeks ago. That was an early one years ago, opened at 7am or maybe it was open 24/7?
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:00 pm

Rochestown Avenue wasn't the main road to Bray, the Bray Road. The Tassie would have been the watering hole. TCD students only drank outside the campus when they were skint, they could run a slate in Davy Byrnes, The Lincoln Inn and John Ryan's place. They could go to Jury's, The Moira, The Red Bank etc., have chips just like Farmboy and drink through the Holy Hour. The Graduate is the first pub I can remember having an Off Lisence.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Toss » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:28 pm

The Graduate on the main road to Bray ...... not that I ever recall. The Bray road was always donnybrook through stillorgan through foxrock on through loughlinstown, shankill into little Bray and up the main street. As for watering holes, Bolands in Stillorgan .... Gerry Byrnes (Phillipstown house) .... The Magic Carpet ( Connollys) ..... Horse n Hound .... Silver Tassie and Byrnes in Shankill were all on the main Bray route as I recall it.

I think the 84 bus was the main Bray route from town as the 86 took you all over the country (Dundrum!!).

Also my old dad worked (allegedly) in Cunyngham? Garage were according to him, he repaired / worked on the buses ..... his early house was always in smithfield market and when I say early house, I could say second home ;-)
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:59 pm

Guys & Girls,

My Pal Jonathan lives in the village of BALLYBRACKEN, outside Ballyclare in Antrim... maybe you should TWIN it.

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Re: Ballybrack

Postby spudseamus » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:19 am

Am I correct in remembering that the Holy hour at Bakers could be usurped by going out to the New part that was built because it was outside the Borough line??
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby farmboy » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:52 pm

Dancer wrote:
farmboy wrote: Then on the night shift we would clock out at 7 am and head into Dublin for the early houses. One of our haunts (pardon the pun) was beside the morgue along by Busarus, cant think of the name of it.|


Was it the "Master Mariner" ? My big bro was a barman there for a for a few years.


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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Toss » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:26 pm

The Master Mariner ...... I used to head in there regularly on friday nights in the 70s, meeting up with a crew en route to Liverpool for the footaball. Great pub, full of characters and always a good session to be had.

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As an aside, never seen many Irish Liverpool fans travelling back then, Everton were the Irish team there as Harjoe would no doubt confirm through his knowledge of the legend that was Peter Farrell (we only had to mention Peter and Tommy Eglingtons names and doors were opened for us).
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:28 am

Farrell and Eglington my boyhood heros. :D :D
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Re: Ballybrack

Postby Sinead » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:42 pm

Trips to matches in Liverpool were organised by a man called Birkenhead, he worked in M & P Hanlon in Moore Street, he was a great character. On one occasion my husband and I met him on the boat and he insisted we take a lift on the coach into Liverpool. When the trips moved to flying he organised a whip around for the pilot, just as he had done for the coach drivers.
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