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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Rocker » Tue May 01, 2012 6:17 pm

Strum,

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby budgie » Tue May 01, 2012 7:32 pm

Gulliver wrote:Should we all wear balaclavas to preserve anonymity and T-shirts with our avatars

A room full of Martin Cahill esqe dressed people might scare off the otherwise unsuspecting visitors,i think.Ha ha. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Gulliver » Tue May 01, 2012 8:00 pm

budgie wrote:A room full of Martin Cahill esqe dressed people might scare off the otherwise unsuspecting visitors,i think.Ha ha. :lol: :lol: :lol:


Maybe that might not be such a bad idea - scare them away and have the place to ourselves. Maybe Bakers might not be a good idea - too near the Garda Station for all these balaclava wearers :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Gulliver » Tue May 01, 2012 8:10 pm

Strum wrote:

I'll be D/L Thursday afternoon if anybody wants to meet up and go for a visit. :?: :D


There's a good (75%) chance that I'd be in DL also Thur PM but also a (25%) chance that a meeting I've been looking for might happen then. Where's/when the meeting point??
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Tue May 01, 2012 8:50 pm

Gulliver wrote:Where's/when the meeting point??



The Mariners Church? :mrgreen:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby keeper » Tue May 01, 2012 8:59 pm

Strum, thank you for the invite, I am heading off on Thursday for the long weekend, otherwise I'd be there, hopefully meet up when Enviro is home, can't let him down this time :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby budgie » Wed May 02, 2012 8:01 pm

By the way,can anyone post the opening times and admission prices for the mueseum. :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Gulliver » Wed May 02, 2012 8:48 pm

The museum is NOW OPEN 11am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday plus public holidays
Entry €5, family:€10, unwaged:€3
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Wed May 02, 2012 11:01 pm

I'll be there somewhere between 3 and 5. If you're looking out for, or trying to avoid me, I'm the Hippy with the two Dogs and the Camera. :lol:
If I'm inside, you'll notice the Dogs tied up to the big Anchor. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Mariner » Thu May 03, 2012 12:07 am

hope you all have a good time
I have something else on thur afternoons
beware of the obstacle course - our friendly cooperative dlrcc is fencing off much of the access
you will see it - form your own opinion
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Thu May 03, 2012 1:45 am

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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Toby » Thu May 03, 2012 2:21 pm

Marriner, I will be back home next month I will defo visit the museum, you are open on a weekends? You better be, I have been waiting a long time for the refurb to finish 8-)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Mariner » Thu May 03, 2012 3:39 pm

Toby wrote:Marriner, I will be back home next month I will defo visit the museum, you are open on a weekends? You better be, I have been waiting a long time for the refurb to finish 8-)

open every weekend
http://www.mariner.ie
open every day except mondays, but also open on monday bank holidays, so will be open mon 7 may
11am to 5pm
give me a shout and i will be glad to show you around
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Gulliver » Thu May 03, 2012 6:32 pm

Visited museum today - met 1 member.

As a landlubber, I am somewhat underwhelmed by ship things.
However, I learned how to ensure that your model ship looks symettrical.
Build half of it and mount it on a mirror.
Does it work aslo with real ships, I wonder?? :?: :?: :?:

Fascinated by the display of undersea cable samples. See pics below
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Rocker » Thu May 03, 2012 9:06 pm

Folks,

Yis missed it. Very good. We really enjoyed and because the balcony wasn't available to view we got a free pass for another visit. Well worth the visit. So well set out and loads of volunteers to chat and explain everything. I hadn't realised just how marvellous the building is. You would want to allow two hours at least to examine all the artifacts. Very nice small shop and a coffee shop with decent coffee and they do soup and toastie sandwiches and of course cake! Wheelchair friendly.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Rocker » Fri May 04, 2012 1:09 am

It was fun, Gulliver and I skulked around the exhibits and then went for coffee and cake. I had brought my bodyguard with me for company and we had a great chat.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Fri May 04, 2012 1:33 pm

I was down a bit too late. I would have had only ten minutes in there so I left it. I'll go down another day when I don't have the Dogs with me. Unfair to leave them tied up outside. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby grammer » Fri May 04, 2012 6:44 pm

I dont what kind yis are at all -I was outside the Mariners at 2pm and
Nobody arrived with a red rose in their lapel or burdened down with cameras --

there was no one down at Teddys sitting on the wall opposite eating ice cream
no dogs at the anchor outside the Mariners -
Enviros right -yis are brutal for turning up.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Sat May 05, 2012 3:20 pm

I said I'd be down between 3 and 5. I was. I passed it at ten to 5. Too late. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Gulliver » Sat May 05, 2012 4:45 pm

Strum wrote:I said I'd be down between 3 and 5. I was. I passed it at ten to 5. Too late. :D


I left it at just ten to five .... I know this because the girl in the coffee shop cleared the tables at a quarter to five, and told us she was going off duty at 5. I then said goodbye to Rocker and bodyguard and left, going through the open gate into the hotel grounds. Probably met Strum but did not recognise him
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby grammer » Sat May 05, 2012 4:50 pm

Strum » Sat May 05, 2012 2:20 pm

I said I'd be down between 3 and 5. I was. I passed it at ten to 5. Too late.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby budgie » Sat May 05, 2012 9:17 pm

there was a man i knew to say hello to from hudson road in glasthule by the name of Forsyth, who had something to do with the museum years ago.he was,i'm told,of maltese extraction.does anyone know of who i am talking about,small balding and tanned.relative of mc Partlands. :?: :?: :?:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Strum » Sun May 06, 2012 4:21 pm

Gulliver wrote:
Strum wrote: Probably met Strum but did not recognise him


As I was passing Gulliver, a man came out with a Camera on his shoulder. that must have been you then. Same time. Nice to have almost met you. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Gulliver » Sun May 06, 2012 7:39 pm

There were two people on Haigh Tce, chatting to one another!!! That's all I recall. Would not make a good witness in court!!!
But, as you say, nice to have almost met. I have a return ticket for the museum for some day in about a month when the upper level opens.
Maybe we could nearly meet again...
Rocker has an identical ticket....so has the aorementioned bodyguard
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Re: Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Postby Gulliver » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:05 pm

El Presidento Michael D Higgins will officially launch the refurbished Maritime Museum tomorrow morning.
"Launch" is what it says on the invitation..... I thought that in maritime terminology, "launch" implies somehow pushing it into the water and hoping it floats.
Must iron a good shirt and get my best smile ready.
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