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Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:27 am

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.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Enviro500 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:42 am

ROCKER,
YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO THE SITE....Lots of "The Rock" stuff too..Just ask Spudseamus

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Holla » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:44 am

howya rocker and welcome to the site
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Re: Blackrock

Postby spudseamus » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:36 am

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 !!
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Harjoe » Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:48 pm

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.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:15 pm

Thank you all for the lovely welcomes. I found this site by accident. Great topics.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Strum » Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:25 pm

Welcome Rocker. I also went to Blackrock Tech in the 70's. :D
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Re: Blackrock

Postby keeper » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:22 pm

Welcome Rocker !! Hope you enjoy the site and am looking forward to some 'Rock news !
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:29 am

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
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:41 pm

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.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:40 am

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.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:04 pm

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.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Strum » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:11 pm

Where was/is Boley Road? Never heard of it?
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Enviro500 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:44 pm

Strum.
Tween Suttons and Bakers If I remember it...

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Holla » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:51 am

Strum wrote:Where was/is Boley Road? Never heard of it?



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

Postby Harjoe » Sat Feb 04, 2012 10:39 am

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.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Enviro500 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:00 am

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.

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:25 am

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?
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Enviro500 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:31 pm

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.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Micheál » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:54 am

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.

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:45 pm

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!!
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:48 pm

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 ??

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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:22 am

Enviro,
I am so bad on remembering names but I have a friend in Deansgrange who knows everyone will liaise and return.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:13 pm

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.
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Re: Blackrock

Postby keeper » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:43 pm

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
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