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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Rocker » Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:12 am

Spud,

You have hit the nail on the head. The first day I came to this site I was amazed by the depth of collective knowledge and that is what a clan is..we are Clan Dunlaoghairecounty. Well done to all wuu
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Snowhite » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:38 am

Another bit of info about the Tram's

The fares did not rise between 1896 and 1914, the busiest route was the Dalkey line.

The fare from Sackville st were as follows.

Sackville St to Haddington Rd........ 1d
" to Merrion Gates........ 2d
" to Blackrock.............. 3d
" to Kingstown............. 4d
" to Dalkey................. 5d
Return fare Dalkey to Sackville St... 8d


Dublin was the first city in the world to have a roofed upper deck, but most were uncovered, smoking was permitted upstairs but not inside, the only exception was the Howth Tram which had a special partition inside because it was a longer journey.
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:39 pm

I agree. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:14 pm

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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:15 pm

That sounds great Strum. Though Howth is throbbing with tourists and visitors.

An in law of mine a Dún Laoghaire woman married the driver of the Howth tram and lived in the tramway house Stella Maris at the top sheds in Howth. We went out most Sundays for a go on the tram and tea with the lady herself who was a great baker. I remember it as if it was yesterday....HID says all my stories are related to food!!!
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Strum » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:32 pm

I worked in Howth but was never up the head. (that sounds weird) Are the rails still there?
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Re: Dalkey Tram

Postby Zirco » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:46 pm

Not sure about the rails Strum......don't think they are still there.
There are some very good restaurants in Howth and it's a lovely place of course.
But getting out there can be a nightmare traffic-wise. Expect a two-mile or more tailback on sunny weekends. :shock: :shock: :shock: Far better to travel out there on the Dart. :D
There's a small boat takes tourists back and forth between DL and Howth in the summer. My wife and I travelled on it a couple of years ago. It was a nightmare journey. :shock: :shock: :shock:
Once aboard we decided to stay on deck rather than go indoors to get the full experience!
When we cleared Howth harbour it got rough and rounding Howth Head was s..t scary!
The bow was plunging into the sea, heavy spray pouring down on us, difficult to keep one's balance and a ridiculously low side rail meant it became a real challenge to keep upright. We crouched down and gritted our teeth. A pleasure trip became a hang on for dear life experience!
Conditions were so bad the captain decided to not head out to Dalkey Island as usual but to head in towards Dublin more, to get out of the worst of it.
Landing safely at DL was a huge relief and we treated ourselves to a well earned Teddy's ice-cream. :lol:
The journey home was on the beautifully rock steady Dart!
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