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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:09 pm

Gulliver,

Nice one! That should be good. Michael Higgins is a good speaker so it will be interesting. Enjoy!
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby grammer » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:07 am

Big Q
We have had all the hype and publicity blurbs over the last couple of years
is it worth bringing the grandkids down to see???
Now this is a serious questionfolks !!!!!!!!!!
lets have honest answers.
cos I might be bringing my grandkids down in the next week or two-----
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:40 am

Grammer,

Doctors differ and patients die. But, I don't think it would be interesting for young children. From about 12years I'd say they might be interested. The day i was there one woman had three smallish children and they were running around and squealing and thumbling on the floor and banging against glass cases.... driving us mad. The exhibition is facinating there is a lot to be read about each item. There are one or two interactive items for younger children like how to tie knots and a bell to ring but I would only bring the older ones and would have chatted to them beforehand giving some history of the place. Maybe, go yourself first and reconnoitre.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Navanman » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:18 am

Grammer

I would suspect a young child would loose interest very fast and spoil your visit. Think it is/was more adult or school trip orientated???. Maybe it has changed? Know my 2 children would not have "stayed easy" as they say.
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Re: PRESIDENTIAL VISIT 5th Jun 2012 Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museu

Postby Gulliver » Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:36 pm

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The maritime museum is looking well.
The Garda Band is up on the gallery out of sight
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The dignatories - politicians, ambassadors, etc in the front row
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Seamus O'Connor acts as MC
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The various clergy bless it
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President Higgins under the Fresnel lens
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Close-up
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Interview for radio
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Just planted a tree
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Off to the Aras
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:41 pm

Great record Gulliver, Thank you for posting the photos.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:51 pm

Great shots Gulliver, Cheers. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Holla » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:22 pm

Who needs sky news when we have Gulliver .....Thanks
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Sinead » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:52 pm

Great pictures, delighted to see the place open again. Don't see my long standing pals Terry Conlan or Lorie Massey in any of them.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby keeper » Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:06 pm

Thanks Gulliver ! great piccies as usual and a nice album for the site, well done.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby grammer » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:06 am

Well I visited the Museum today with my grandson.
I think all I will say about the visit is that we got free passes for when the 2nd floor opens very shortly.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Rocker » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:50 pm

Rocker wrote:Grammer,

Doctors differ and patients die. But, I don't think it would be interesting for young children. From about 12years I'd say they might be interested. The day i was there one woman had three smallish children and they were running around and squealing and thumbling on the floor and banging against glass cases.... driving us mad. The exhibition is facinating there is a lot to be read about each item. There are one or two interactive items for younger children like how to tie knots and a bell to ring but I would only bring the older ones and would have chatted to them beforehand giving some history of the place. Maybe, go yourself first and reconnoitre.


Grammer,
Did you read the advice from last month?
I wouldn't bring the younger ones they would be bored silly. Go back with another adult and it will be a different experience.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby grammer » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:00 pm

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My grandson enjoyed it :D so did I :D
he walked around the Museum with the quiz form and took it all in.
one of the guys there very helpful and answered any queries .
but until the second level opens -there is very little in it.
so as the guy said within a a couple of weeks .
OK
we got our free return passes.
I am not complaining and did take on the advice given by Rocker -so my granddaughter did not come.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby grammer » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:04 pm

Forgot to ask -the main outside the enterance -painted black.
is that the one that used to be at the east pier -( red colour)??????
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Navanman » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:26 pm

Is the mine gone from the top of the pier?

Used to put money in it when I was small.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:36 pm

Navanman wrote:Is the mine gone from the top of the pier?

Used to put money in it when I was small.

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Here it is at the entrance now.



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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Navanman » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:40 pm

Wonder is my money still inside it.

Very run down looking - would nearly paint it myself
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Micheál » Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:34 pm

Heres what happened your money Navanman. .

its all MINE , ha ha ha - all MINE I say . . . .
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby grammer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:43 am

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Heres what happened your money Navanman. .

its all MINE , ha ha ha - all MINE I say . . .
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby grammer » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:47 am

:D :D :D
Its not much use sitting outside the Mariners Museum is it?
at least years ago when we were kids and the mine was at the end of the east pier
we could put a penny or two in it (if the Ma or Da had any change)
or failing that when they wer'nt looking you could shove your icepop stick into it :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby spudseamus » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:20 am

you are a MINE of information Strum!! :lol:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:06 pm

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM BBQ on FRENCH INDEPENDENCE DAY ;

THIS COMING S A T U R D A Y 14TH JULY IN THE DUN LAOGHAIRE CLUB, Eblana Lodge, 3 Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire from 7.30p.m.
FRENCH INDEPENDENCE DAY IS MARKED IN DUN LAOGHAIRE AND THE FRENCH RESEARCH SHIP TARA IS IN THE HARBOUR AND THE RESEARCH FINDINGS ON DISPLAY IN THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, DUN LAOGHAIRE.
ALL WELCOME TO THE BBQ AND EXHIBITION.
ENTRY TO BBQ ONLY €12 PER PERSON. includes food.
FULL BAR.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:28 am

Strum,

Sounds great. Thank you for telling us.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Sinead » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:40 pm

Went to see the Maritime Museum to-day. Upstairs was open there was Lloyds Register for 1913 showing Titanic Registration and a couple of other bits.

Now for the funny incident - a lady got locked in the lavatory - no kidding. Three men were trying shouting to her through the door giving direction on how to open the door. It was thought to be a Spanish student so one man was giving instructions in Spanish, another suggested a screw driver was needed, the third shouted in slow English. The Cashier told me the maintance man was over in the coffee shop but she couldn't leave the register to go and get him - I obliged. Found 'The Man' and told him three men and a screwdriver were trying to free a person from the loo, so he took off to assist. God help the poor woman when the door was eventually opened being confronted by 4 men she must have thought they were mad she was English speaking. All this was recorded by a young boy who was visiting from Belfast, he told me he was going to put it on Utube!

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:54 pm

Haha Sinéad. Brilliant! :lol:
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