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Re: Blackrock

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:12 pm

Welcome Cian.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Enviro500 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:02 am

Cian,
A welcome to the site and learn to QUERTY soon young man
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Navanman » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:17 am

Welcome Cian,
Sure I was born in Holles Street but am still a Dun laoghaireite.

Somehow or other Enviro I don't think Cian will be using a QWERTY - suspect it will be more voice recognition like on Star Trek.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Gulliver » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:49 am

Cian was the 13th most popular name for a baby boy in Ireland in 2011, up from 14th in the previous year
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Gulliver » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:49 am

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Toss » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:26 pm

Rocker wrote:Forgot to put up this welcome for a special little chap Cian who will be 10 days old today. Technically, he has been born outside the Boro but generations of all sides of his family are from DunLaoghaire and Blackrock so he has salt in his blood. Welcome baby Cian.


Welcome to our world Cian ..... live long and prosper as they say on star trek.

I was born in the Rotunda so technically I'm from 'da north side' ..... explains a lot really :lol:
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Sinead » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:29 pm

Welcome aboard Cian, long life, good health and happiness to you.

I was born in Mulgrave Street so I am most definitely a Dun Laoghairite. Himself has always said I am half a culshie
he being a true Dub born within the Canals and City Quay being his Parish.

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Gulliver » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:05 pm

I was born in a house owned by the Mother-in-law of Mary O'Rourke, former TD, Minister, and senator. Maybe that explains a lot!!! Mary O'Rourke (Nee Lenihan) was only 8 years old at the time and therefore did not have a Mother-in-law then. And there was no O in the family name - it was just plain Rourke
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Holla » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:41 pm

Down Blackrock today at the street at the rear of the church there is a little green coloured shop with the name BENNETT on it what did this shop trade as ?? often wondered and have been meaning to ask .
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:50 pm

Holla,

Bennetts shop was a gorgeous little bakery. Mrs Bennett (we didn't do christian names in those days) and her daughter Pat got up at 05.00 each day and baked bread, scones, cakes to die for. When the mother died Pat continued for a number of years but it was hard work. She was the most amazing painist and singer. I haven't been to Blackrock for ages and must check on her.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Holla » Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:50 pm

Rocker wrote:Holla,

Bennetts shop was a gorgeous little bakery. Mrs Bennett (we didn't do christian names in those days) and her daughter Pat got up at 05.00 each day and baked bread, scones, cakes to die for. When the mother died Pat continued for a number of years but it was hard work. She was the most amazing painist and singer. I haven't been to Blackrock for ages and must check on her.


Thanks rocker I presumed it was a cobblers,it sounds real olde world ,I have a very sweet tooth and love home baking the mother used bake these gorgeous scones she would cut the shape out with a cup :) love an aul scone but the enjoyment was spoiled the other morning listening to the wireless when it was announced a scone has 750 calories :shock: :roll: and thats without the lemon curd or golden syrup :)
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:02 pm

Holla,

I'd risk the 750 just for me scone. I love them. If you need a recipe I have one...am I tempting you :twisted:

Never thought of Lemon curd Yum.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Holla » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:07 pm

Rocker wrote:Holla,

I'd risk the 750 just for me scone. I love them. If you need a recipe I have one...am I tempting you :twisted:

Never thought of Lemon curd Yum.


:P :P :D rocker when I said i loved home baking I ment eating it what about you bake the scones I do the wash up and make the tea ....deal or no deal :)
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:12 pm

Holla,

I think you are a closet Rocker. You are so cute. That is just how the rockers go on, they get the wimmen to do the work... though you did mention making the tea and washing up...Tempting ......
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Holla » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:37 pm

Rocker wrote:Holla,

I think you are a closet Rocker. You are so cute. That is just how the rockers go on, they get the wimmen to do the work... though you did mention making the tea and washing up...Tempting ......


rock blood in me, my grt grandfathers birth reg says stradbrook Blackrock 1860s,mams sister married a stradbrook park man and Dads sister wed a Stradbrook park man I think that gets me one or two scones 1400 calories :P
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Strum » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:02 pm

Rocker wrote:I think you are a closet Rocker. You are so cute.



What can I say hahahahaha! A closet Rocker? Who would even dream of it! :lol: :lol: :lol:

And cute Holla. Wow you're on to something. :D


You couldn't get any better than the baking the Nuns in St Josephs made! Ever! :D
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Gulliver » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:28 pm

I understand that Blackrock Baths were demolished today.... finally
Here is an old 1937 video to jog memories for octogenarians
http://www.britishpathe.com/video/swimming-gala-at-blackrock
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:47 pm

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What a find. Nostalgia rules O.K.

DunLaoghaire County Council let the baths deteriorate into a graffetti mess. Shame on them. At a time when there was money awash they did nothing to replenish the place. A wonderful facility allowed to deteriorate. We were worse to think they had the interest of the great unwashed at heart.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Navanman » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:52 pm

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Now that is some find.

And a clip of Sandycove for good measure.

Hard to believe the Sandycove clip was 1921.

The events attracted some crowd then.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Holla » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:07 pm

Got me a Book today in readers book shop( opp hicks) FRAGMENTS FROM FRESCATI all about the great house gone since 1983 and its descendants, we are often stuck in traffic in this area or down in the shopping center so now i can get a bit of its history a few copys left on display (ten euro)
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Re: Blackrock

Postby shelsforever » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:05 am

Hey Rocker! Is the chipper in Georges Ave gone? The best chips i ever ate.Have'nt been in Blackrock in years.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:46 am

Shelsforever,

Caught me out, Would you believe since I retired I haven't walked around Blackrock. An oversight soon to be corrected. But, yes they were the best chips ever. We didn't live too far away from it and while the mother was making the tea and buttering the bread we used to run down the road for the chips. Maybe only one bag between us but your man in the chipper knew us and gave us a lot in the one bag. The melting butter, the white bread, the glorious chips....Heaven.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Navanman » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:29 pm

Long live the "chip buttie"
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:05 pm

Just heard of the recent death of Kitty Williams. This lady and her extended family ran a small shop called "The Nest" from her house on Carysfort Avenue when I was a child. She was the most kind, compassionate, gentle woman who helped the entire community. We all ran "a slate/book" in the shop and could get one egg one rasher,a couple of slices of bread, you name it ..no family was ever stuck.She treated everyone as a precious human being. Her husband, aunt, brother-in-law were first on the scene in any house when there was a crisis and they ministered free advise far and wide. Any problem we would go to the Nest for help.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilis.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Holla » Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:46 pm

A nice tribute to the woman rocker.rip
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