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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby grammer » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:59 pm

Great stuff Micháel
you are on the ball :D :D
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Rocker » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:48 am

Just received news from Tim Carey, Heritage Officer, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Co co of this new book......


Just to let you know that the book Unearthing the Archaeology of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, outlining the important excavations that have taken place in the county over the last number of years, that was recently launched is available in local Dubray shops and online at Wordwell publications:
http://www.wordwellbooks.com/index.php? ... 8&Itemid=9

Very good value at €10.00!
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Micheál » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:59 am

Rocker wrote:. . . .
Very good value at €10.00!


€10? Have we all not paid for it already?

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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Micheál » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:10 am

Thoms Street Directory 1978

http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/nbl/lh_nbl_show5.php?mysession=&choice=&id=064831&pdfpage=1

hint - The Directory is in alphabetical order of
street name. pages 1 - 996
business name pages 997 on

Rather than endlessly scroll page by page to where you want to go, make an educated guess at the 'distance' into the book and simply alter the number in the browser address
Example - to go to (approximate) page 390 (for a familiar street) . . . .
. . . . . .askaboutireland.ie/gv4/nbl/lh_nbl_show5.php?mysession=&choice=&id=064831&pdfpage=390

http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/nbl/lh_nbl_show5.php?mysession=&choice=&id=064831&pdfpage=390
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Micheál » Tue Dec 10, 2013 1:39 am

Thoms Street Directory 1971

Same page navigation advice as before. I've selected Cumberland Street in this link to show Bradford's PO was listed then.

http://griffiths.askaboutireland.ie/gv4/nbl/lh_nbl_show5.php?mysession=&choice=&id=052689&pdfpage=222
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Rocker » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:10 am

Great stuff Micheál...I keep forgetting Ask about Ireland...there is such an amount on it.
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Gulliver » Tue Dec 10, 2013 12:49 pm

http://www.flatcapsandbonnets.com assembles CD-ROMs of out-of-print historical and genealogical books. They have 75 CDs, of which 3 relate to Ireland.

Their CD of Leinster contains almost 100 books and other documents relating to Leinster, plus over 50 books of national significance. All of these books/documents are out of print and out-of-copyright. Included are:-
....Balls history of Dublin parishes
....The Dublin Almanac 1847
.... etc
Price per CD £4.99 stg.
See my review, full list of contents, etc. on http://familyhistory.ie/wp/genealogical-cd-roms/ plus an opportunity for a 20% discount.
And when you are there, have a wider look at my new website of the Genealogical Society of Ireland http://www.familyhistory.ie
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby grammer » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:56 pm

Gosh there's a lifetime reading in those CDs
As they say "as cheap as chips too"
Well laid out and bright site.-nice one -
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Rocker » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:07 pm

As Grammer says...a lifetime of reading....Love the new style website much quicker to load and eye catching.
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Rocker » Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:40 pm

Micheál,

First january and you have me glued to the computer. Great resources. At last i found my maternal Gt Gt Grandfather William Conway at Mulgrave Street. We thought he was a blacksmith and his son Richard was the bootmaker but there he is listed as bootmaker.
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Holla » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:07 pm

Can't find me Great Little book thread,anyhow Down in Dubray Books in the shopping centre Today and got me Dun laoghaire Borough Historical Society
journal this is the special one celebrating the 25th edition,lots to have a gawk at includes vera Shortall rip,a family from Glasthule Buildings photo's of Cabmans Shelter the Congress Band Eagle house excursion 1958 to Arklow,other topics Monkstown castle, Lanes off Georges street ...Great little Book.


Also on Sale = Steaming to Kingstown and Sucking up to Dalkey

the story of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway.
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:25 pm

Thanks Holla, Christmas is coming yhink I have a mark for that railway book and I love the Historical Society one myself.
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Micheál » Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:45 pm

I love the History Society books but . . .

I find them a bit confusing. They dont have a prominent (any?) publication date. So, in passing, it's not possible to spot a 'new' one on the shelf; you have to dig into the Contents to discover (remember) if you've read it. Ive even bought the same one twice!

I suppose not dating them is also clever as it means they are never past their sell-by date.

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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby grammer » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:20 am

Same here Michael. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby skins » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:44 pm

Holla wrote:Can't find me Great Little book thread,anyhow Down in Dubray Books in the shopping centre Today and got me Dun laoghaire Borough Historical Society
journal this is the special one celebrating the 25th edition,lots to have a gawk at includes vera Shortall rip,a family from Glasthule Buildings photo's of Cabmans Shelter the Congress Band Eagle house excursion 1958 to Arklow,other topics Monkstown castle, Lanes off Georges street ...Great little Book.


Also on Sale = Steaming to Kingstown and Sucking up to Dalkey

the story of the Dublin and Kingstown Railway.


Holla,
I haven't seen the book yet, but I'm somewhat astounded by the mention of the Congress Band excursion in 1958.... I would have thought that the band had gone out of existence long before then?
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Snowhite » Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:01 pm

I think it is Eagle House Excursion 1958 to Arklow, Skins......well that's how I read it ;)
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby skins » Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:43 pm

Ah, I see......two different items, thanks Snowy.
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Holla » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:21 pm

Snowhite wrote:I think it is Eagle House Excursion 1958 to Arklow, Skins......well that's how I read it ;)

skins wrote:Ah, I see......two different items, thanks Snowy.

:lol: :lol: No comma ,I must have been on the mitch the day mister Meaney was teaching about those yokes :D off down the seafront or robbing an Orchard around Silchester with our schoolbags hid on the railway banks all the time keeping a watch out for the school attendance officer aul Kinnane in his Morris Minor.
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby skins » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:20 pm

For your penance, Holla, write 100 times: "I must not confuse Skins even more than he is already".
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Holla » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:28 pm

skins wrote:For your penance, Holla, write 100 times: "I must not confuse Skins even more than he is already".


Can I not just stand in the corner with the dunces hat on,or hang me from the hickory (sorry you CBS boys wont know what that is) :D
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Helium » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:27 am

Holla wrote:
Snowhite wrote:I think it is Eagle House Excursion 1958 to Arklow, Skins......well that's how I read it ;)

skins wrote:Ah, I see......two different items, thanks Snowy.

:lol: :lol: No comma ,I must have been on the mitch the day mister Meaney was teaching about those yokes :D off down the seafront or robbing an Orchard around Silchester with our schoolbags hid on the railway banks all the time keeping a watch out for the school attendance officer aul Kinnane in his Morris Minor.



Would that be the Buller Kinnane? I remember Mr. Meaney and Mr O'Regan too even though I was in the girls school I heard all about them from my brothers. I was never sure which school was worse, the girls or the boys, the nuns didn't leave me with any happy memories! :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Zirco » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:34 am

Holla wrote:
skins wrote:For your penance, Holla, write 100 times: "I must not confuse Skins even more than he is already".


Can I not just stand in the corner with the dunces hat on,or hang me from the hickory (sorry you CBS boys wont know what that is) :D


Now, let me guess what the hickory is......mmmmmmmm.....
Hanging by your fingernails from the wall at the side exit steps in Harold Boys School while having your fingers pounded, the longer you could hang there the more kudos you received.
Pure guess from an ex CBS boy. :lol: :lol: :lol: Am I right Holla? :lol:
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Re: Local History Books and On-line Resources

Postby Holla » Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:51 am

Helium =
Buller kinnane was a little before my time his son was the school attendance officer,I think mister meany got bullers job.


Zirco,=
you're bang on about the hickory I've no finger nails left :D ,actually have a photo of myself on the hickory.
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