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Re: Blackrock

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:26 pm

Nice tribute Rocker,nice people beget nice people. R.I.P
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Gulliver » Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:32 am

Holla wrote:A nice tribute to the woman rocker.rip



Oops!!!! I got a fright when I read this quickly on its own!!!!!!
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Re: Blackrock

Postby johndle » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:25 pm

Who got the Egg,Rasher and 2 slices of Bread ????
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:47 pm

Oh No It's Johndle from Arkla!

Have to admit it was Me. I just love rashers and eggs.... and anything else that goes on a plate too. We are very upmarket in the Rock now and have to admit I love Marks and Spencer. But being a true rocker I go down in the evening when they have greatly reduced prices on the food. They have yellow reduced labels on them and when HID asks whats for dinner I roar "Reduced"!!
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Jemser » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:12 pm

Rocker wrote:
They have yellow reduced labels on them and when HID asks whats for dinner I roar "Reduced"!!


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Re: Blackrock

Postby Micheál » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:49 am

Chesterfield House, Blackrock

Hey Rocker
Don't see you mentioned here but it's still a good story

http://www.turtlebunbury.com/history/history_houses/hist_hse_chesterfield.html
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Re: Blackrock

Postby grammer » Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:34 am

Whos obsessed with turtlebunburry then :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:13 am

Great story Micheál,

By coincidence I was at a service in St Philip and St James Church on Cross Avenue this week and did a bit of strolling around looking at what remains of a once very fine avenue. As children we always stood in awe at the beautiful gardens and different life that the richer people had/were having.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Micheál » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:02 pm

And Happy Anniversary too Rocker !

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:38 pm

Thank you Micheál,

It has been a great year. I have enjoyed calling in here. You lot have given me many the good laugh. I have also learned a huge amount. I am getting a bit better at the photo taking and might even surprise myself if I get a good enough one to put up here with all you experts.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Strum » Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:25 pm

Way to go Rocker. Thanks for all you great input. Here's to another year. :D
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:10 am

Just thinking today of all the people from Blackrock who are scattered over the world. If you look in here just to let you know that Blackrock is alive and well. The decent spirit still exists...old neighbours are first to lend a hand.We sit and chat for hours about your news,problems, friends and relations. Where ever you are I hope you are having a healthy, peaceful and happy Christmas.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Micheál » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:53 am

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Re: Blackrock

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:29 pm

This morning I was doing some Blackrock research and thought of Mooneys Band...there is not a lot out there on Google but, I came across this piece by Fr Ward(whom my older cousins played with) and he captured the spirit of the band. It was a large part of our childhood as we went to the band room every week to listen to the rehearsals.

http://www.franciscans.ie/index.php?opt ... &Itemid=98
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:41 pm

I took this sad photo in February 2013. The Baths site has been cleared! Oh happy memories of this great place scry

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:48 pm

I took this image from the web...sorry did not get reference but, it is the old location of the cross..

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Gulliver » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:06 pm

The position of the cross is shown on the OSI map of about 1904, and the camera is looking up Carysfort Avenue - some of what is shown here is still intact, but much of Carysfort up further has been demolished for the by-pass
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Gulliver » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:11 pm

Rocker - the Stedfast Brass Band from Blackrock is still playing - although some of the members are in their very senior years. Catch them here http://www.stedfastband.ie/
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Strum » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:46 pm

Thanks for clearing that up Gulliver. I thought I was looking up the main street from the Chipper. Some monument.
Removed for the motorway? Progress eh. Bah!
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:20 pm

When I was about 4 years old we played a lot in Stradbrook..behind this wall was what we thought a running river!!!
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Now it is just a dried up area.....they must have diverted the stream over they years...though up to a few years ago there were huge floods on the road at this area...
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:58 pm

The cottages were part of my delivery route when I worked in Blackrock PO. Happy Days :D
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Micheál » Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:11 pm

Thats the Monkstown Stream from Guardian Angels to Monkstown Hospital.

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:59 am

I read of the recent death of a childhood friend of my mother ..Bep Murphy (nee O'Callaghan),may she rest in peace. Her late husband Tim Murphy had run the Three Tunn Pub in Blackrock...a favourite meeting house for all. I thought I'd look up the history of the Three Tunn and found this interesting list of pub sales from Morrisseys Auctioneers...some great old names from the 50's there.

http://www.morrisseys.ie/history-of-lic ... ansactions
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Snowhite » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:09 pm

Was the Three Tunn pub just down from the church on the same side of the Rd Rocker ?
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