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Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:27 am
by Rocker
Where else could this new person ROCKER be from but Blackrock. Who knows it? We always called it a Town but recently someone told me I was from the Village of Blackrock! Its a bit full of blow ins at the moment but if there are any rockers out there Hello.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:42 am
by Enviro500
ROCKER,
YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO THE SITE....Lots of "The Rock" stuff too..Just ask Spudseamus

Enviro500

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:44 am
by Holla
howya rocker and welcome to the site

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:36 am
by spudseamus
Welcome Rocker !! I was a rocker a long long time ago!! -- St. John the Baptist --Blackrock Tech! -- does any one have a pic of the national school St. John the Baptist ,it was just up the road from the church --where the office block is now !!

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:48 pm
by Harjoe
Welcome Rocker you are right there are not many rockers on the site I have many relations around the Rock so your very welcome we need new input.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:15 pm
by Rocker
Thank you all for the lovely welcomes. I found this site by accident. Great topics.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:25 pm
by Strum
Welcome Rocker. I also went to Blackrock Tech in the 70's. :D

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:22 pm
by keeper
Welcome Rocker !! Hope you enjoy the site and am looking forward to some 'Rock news !

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:29 am
by Denis Cromie
Just came across the post, belated welcome Rocker. I worked as a postman in Blackrock Post Office from 1974 to 1977. I delivered in Mount Merrion for a time and then Temple Hill, all along Stradbrook Road and Wynberg Park. Happy Days. :D

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:41 pm
by Rocker
Was Mick O'Grady still alive then. He was a marvellous man. He delivered in places like Waltham Terrace and if anyone was looking for someone to clean the house etc he gave them a name of some local and found loads of jobs. Was Miss O'Shea there then she was from Kerry and encouraged all the children to save in the Post Office.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:40 am
by Denis Cromie
Yeah Mick was there then as was his brother,smashing people. Don't remember Miss O'Shea but then the postmen didn't see much of the office staff. Postmen started at 5.40am Tues.to Fri, and 5.10am on Mondays and we'd be out on the road before 7.am.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:04 pm
by Rocker
OMG, you make me feel so lazy. I had a handy 09.00 to 5pm number. But I can tell you we appreciated your hard work. I still love a letter and write to everyone trying to get them to write back. Thinking of Mick O'Grady he was a great man for the game of cards and gangs of people gathered in the Gowlie's house at the end of Boley Road - its only a tree there now- to play every night and the roars out of the tiny house were great as was the laugh.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:11 pm
by Strum
Where was/is Boley Road? Never heard of it?

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:44 pm
by Enviro500
Strum.
Tween Suttons and Bakers If I remember it...

Enviro

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:51 am
by Holla
Strum wrote:Where was/is Boley Road? Never heard of it?



Boley house mentioned by micheal in the ghostly singer of monkstown post

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:39 am
by Harjoe
Sorry Enviro the road between Suttons and Bakers is Abbey Road Boley road is the other way between Suttons and Stradbrook Road to where the Narrow Lane was that ran to Newtownpark.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:00 am
by Enviro500
Harjoe,

That's right,
The road that runs by Blackrock Rugby Club and Rockford Manor , I remember it now My pal lives in Brookville Pk which is opposite the 4 Bus Stand ..or was. I am told it is now omoved to Monkstown Ave. I am sure snobby Father Griffith would turn in his grave if he though the bus would terminate right outside his house .Thank you.

Enviro

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:25 am
by Rocker
Well done, You are all too good. I didn't think you would know where Boley Road was. My grandmother lived at Stradbrook Road and in the 1940's my aunt worked in a shop which was up on the left hand side after Stradbrook Hall run by Miss O'Brien. Its all houses now.
Next challenge where was Sleepy Valley and Boom Town in the neighbourhood of Stradbrook?

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:31 pm
by Enviro500
Rocker,

Would that be near Surgeon Duff's Manor and pposite the little old Cottages possible Corpo ones where my onetime friend Dave Hehir liived..
Cottages on the Left as you approach from "The Rock". Duffs house on the right near to the Boley turn..I cannot remember the name of the Duff home.
Enviro

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:54 am
by Micheál
A little more on Boley here Rocker
http://www.dunlaoghairecounty.ie/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2137&p=90142&hilit=Boley#p90142

Boomtown - St Vincent Park right? The bungalows behind the railings in Temple Hill. So called by the good folk in Blackrock who regarded it as an indication of coming prosperity in the area.

M.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:45 pm
by Rocker
Great stuff miceal Thank for the link. Yes St Vincent's park was called Boomtown. My mother's version is that there was a film showing in Dublin called Boomtown when they started buildin it and St Vincents looked like it so the name stuck.

Sleepy Valley became the Valley and is Stradbrook Park opposite Stradbrook Lawns.
We played a lot in the Valley in the 50's with our cousins- people came from Newtown Park and Deansgrange to play as well gangs of us!!

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:48 pm
by Enviro500
Rocker.
Did you ever know Maurice "Sputnik" Curran, I was his apprentice and he was from Deansgrange/Stradbrook area, he would be mid 60s noow.
Myself and Sputnik were at work in Bantry on the Whiddy Is scheme when the Aberfan Disaster occured Oct 23rd 1966...
another school pal from there Butts Gormley ??

Enviro

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:22 am
by Rocker
Enviro,
I am so bad on remembering names but I have a friend in Deansgrange who knows everyone will liaise and return.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:13 pm
by Rocker
Cant raise the friend at the mom. Just thinking back over 55 yrs ago it was a motley gang Jordans, McCanns, Hammonds, Wolfs, Cannons, Mooneys,Grehans. God didnt we have a laugh scutting lorries and the trips on the bus to the A+E in St Michaels or being pulled there in a wooden trolly made out of planks and old pram wheels. Never see those trollies now.

Re: Blackrock

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:43 pm
by keeper
Don't worry Rocker !! those trollies will soon be back in action in the HSE the way things are shaping up :( :( !
You might get a contract to make them :D :D