Photos from around Killiney.

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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby keeper » Sun May 04, 2014 7:28 pm

Great stuff Rocker ! My childhood playground ! Thanks for link !
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Micheál » Sun May 04, 2014 8:25 pm

Great link Rocker

A lot of "never-knew-that" material there.
And maybe a day out for the Board following one of those guided walks?

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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon May 05, 2014 12:34 pm

That was a great read Rocker. :D
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Strum » Mon May 05, 2014 2:19 pm

Enjoyed that read. Cheers Rocker. ;)
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Rocker » Mon May 05, 2014 9:37 pm

Micheál wrote:Great link Rocker

A lot of "never-knew-that" material there.
And maybe a day out for the Board following one of those guided walks?

M.

Now you are talking...but, it is fairly uphill around Killiney. Ballybrack on the flat might be a good place to start...I have been thinking about trying to trace the history of the IGO Inn..it intrigues me every time I go by and that old hall up the back where I have never gone either...Keeper get out your compass you can lead us....what am I saying...i am a couch potato!
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Dancer » Mon May 05, 2014 10:45 pm

Here's a few pics I took last week up around Dalkey/Killiney .
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I'd Love to live here!!
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Cool Letterbox eh!!
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My favourite view.....
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What a great address to have :lol:
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Anybody know what this is called ?
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Coliemore Harbour boats
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All done!! :D
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Strum » Mon May 05, 2014 11:46 pm

Well done Dancer, great photos. I think the "I'd love to live here" is the Edge's kip. The one with the huge Palm is Joe Elliott's kip with Bono's kip on the right. ;)
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Rocker » Tue May 06, 2014 12:04 am

Dancer,

They are just gorgeous photos.
Strum ...how about that red boat facing down the slip for the portal ???
Ha :lol: :lol: Meany Ave :lol: :lol:
Some great gardens there...Oh I wish their gardener would come down and do a freebie job for us...the dandelions are taking over. Don't tell me you walked the whole way from Dalkey to killiney???
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Dancer » Tue May 06, 2014 8:59 pm

Rocker wrote:Dancer,

They are just gorgeous photos.
Strum ...how about that red boat facing down the slip for the portal ???
Ha :lol: :lol: Meany Ave :lol: :lol:
Some great gardens there...Oh I wish their gardener would come down and do a freebie job for us...the dandelions are taking over. Don't tell me you walked the whole way from Dalkey to killiney???


I walked from Killiney dart station to Dalkey dart station, stopping off for a beer on the way :D ,,,,, the only way to travel occasion14
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby jwdalk » Tue May 06, 2014 10:11 pm

The one with the urns at the gate is Gorse Hill. It's currently in the courts with the Bank of Ireland seeking repossession from people called Donnelly, who were (are?) trying to be declared bankrupt in London. They are claiming that the house is held in an Isle of Man trust in their childrens' names and cannot be repossessed. At the height of the boom it was valued at 30m, now it's 6-7m. Mad or what?

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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby keeper » Wed May 07, 2014 9:05 pm

I knew the people in Gorse Hill when I was a youngster, Dr Ashe, his wife was a lovely lady, I hung around with their kids and spent a lot of time in the house, always remember there were lots of wild rabbits about giving their gardener a hard time ! Dr Ashe didn't want them harmed but the gardener wanted them gone, by any means !! Often wondered what happened to the family. I know the Dr died and when I knew Mrs Ashe she was fighting cancer but seemed to have recovered, don't suppose I'll ever know now.
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Rocker » Fri May 09, 2014 12:41 am

Strum,

That is great footage. We need to resurrect that custom....I remember there used to be a crowning of the King of Dalkey island when i was a teenager...but, I think it was held in the town. Then there were pram races and three legged races down Castle Street...am I dreaming or did this happen...had we too much drink taken? I remember Frank Mullen had the title for a while.
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Strum » Fri May 09, 2014 2:31 am

It's still going Rocker, not out to the Island but in the Town during the summer Festival. Is it every year folks?
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Strum » Fri May 09, 2014 2:58 pm

One-bed Martello Tower in Dalkey for €2 million



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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Rocker » Fri May 09, 2014 10:13 pm

Strum,

That looks absolutely gorgeous...but, Id say it is cold!! imagine the cold of those exposed bricks!!
€2m is a lot to pay for one bedroomed place but, it is unique.....albeit not for me!! :lol: :lol: I'm going to spend my pension on drink!! :lol: hic...
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Rocker » Thu May 22, 2014 11:36 am

I don't know Killiney very well so have been snooping around looking at roads. A lot of places are difficult to see into with gates and walls so I was delighted to find this dlr co.co. conservation document. some interesting details of roads and houses and good photos.

http://www.dlrcoco.ie/conservation/Kill ... er%207.pdf
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Micheál » Thu May 22, 2014 12:10 pm

Good link Rocker,

Still the odd wee cottage getting built up there . . .

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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:38 am

Found this video of Killiney Beach in 1937. Hope my granny was there. It looked a great place to be then.

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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby grammer » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:55 am

Touche Rocker -just going to post the same vid. wuu wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:06 pm

Strum,

Could you please also post that wonderful photo of the Tea Rooms at killiney in this Topic just to have it remembered when it goes off the Portal. It says it all about what those tea rooms were about a wonderful escape for hard pressed people to get a chance of a few days by the sea or an evening dancing and singing away from the mundane.
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Strum » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:48 pm

Rocker wrote:Strum,

Could you please also post that wonderful photo of the Tea Rooms at killiney in this Topic just to have it remembered when it goes off the Portal. It says it all about what those tea rooms were about a wonderful escape for hard pressed people to get a chance of a few days by the sea or an evening dancing and singing away from the mundane.




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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:30 pm

Thanks Strum,

If only we knew their names. They would be sad to see the mess that is there now.
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby keeper » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:48 am

Great photo, my Uncle Harry played the violin with a band that played for the Sunday afternoon Summer tea dances. He always told yarns about playing there but alas I can't remember any, he emigrated to London a few years before WW2, saw out the War years there and then to Australia, he came home for his last few years, sadly he couldn't play the violin anymore because of arthritis in his hands. I remember him telling me who was in the band, but I can't remember, the only one I think I remember is Tommy Breen, a banjo player, think he lived around Killiney, I vaguely remember great music sessions in our house on Ballinclea Road when I was very young. This has me thinking now, when was that photo taken, 1923, I think it is just possible he's there, my Dad was born in 1910 and Harry was 2nd eldest so that would put him in his 20's, out the magnifying glass !
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Postby Strum » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:52 pm

I don't see any other insruments other than a piano Keeper. I wonder who the tall black man was?
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