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Postby brandy » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:38 am

Hi,
Can anyone remember the name of the Pawn shop in D/L is it still there??(they still have a watch of mine)i can afford to get it out now i think! :oops:
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Postby Sputnik » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:26 am

Uncle Sean's.

Sean McManus. I think it is still there.
Waken me for meals.
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Postby mennis » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:51 am

Yeah McManus shop is still in Dun Laoghaire, They have moved to a new premises across the road.
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Postby Strum » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:14 pm

While we're on the subject of Georges St, does anybody know the name of it before Georges visit?
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Postby Chiropodist » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:24 pm

That pawnbrokers was called Mc Manus as far as I can remember.
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Postby mennis » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:18 pm

Good question Strum...........Hope you have the answer!!
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Postby KellyKid » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:42 pm

http://www.iopener.ie/downloads/iOpener ... Script.pdf


Have a look at this link - its the script from a walking tour of Dun Laoghaire which gives a potted history of the area. The poem at the end captures the essence of Dun Laoghaire - I can almost smell the harbour......
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
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Postby Strum » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:09 pm

Good one KK, read that before some time back. A good read. :cool:

Back to my other question though...

"In his honour the name of the town was
changed to Kingstown and the main street changed to George’s Street"


Mennis, I was going through that book of D/L and no mention of it.
All the old maps have no street names.
Anything to do with Mallin? Or maybe just "Main" Street?
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Postby grammer » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:32 pm

good one Strum ------
Main street too obvious??????
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Postby jordo » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:41 pm

Didn't someone (excuse my ignorance but I can't remember who :roll:) say something about High Street?
I have looked in here but can only find a reference to the military road (Wikipedia). Can't see that as being right either though as it was the back roads that linked the castles of Monkstown and Bullock.
So I'd go with you Strum, it being unnamed until the great man's departure.
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Postby Strum » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:38 pm

Thinking back now Jordo, my mother, if she was going shopping, she'd never say off down the Town or High street, always say I'm off down the "main" street.
We should get a petition together to get it re-named again.

Chiropodist Road? :D
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Postby grammer » Thu Jan 21, 2010 10:59 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby Chiropodist » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:51 pm

Jordo
I would never refer to the unelected head of an occupying country as a Great Man. No offence intended.
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Postby jordo » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:30 pm

None taken Chiro, it was written tongue in cheek :D :D :D
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:30 am

rename it Drew St. :D
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:46 am

willya get up the yard - :roll: :roll: :roll:
then someone else will say oh no call it it Bono St.
or Bob Geldof st.

but then -but then ------your back into royalty again -
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
whats wrong with main street or high street or upper or lower ????????

WHAT DO YOU THINK???????????????????
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:13 am

Luke St. :D
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:33 am

hahahahahahahhaaa

yeh how about
davy stevens st.??

or yer man who came to visit -whats his name ????????
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Postby spudseamus » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:01 am

Murphy St. :shock:
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:37 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
very original -yeh why not :D
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Postby jordo » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:45 pm

Why not call it McManus Street after our own number one Pawn Star (got that off the telly :D ) I would say the vast majority of us owe our very existance to that one man :D :D :D
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Postby Strum » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:06 pm

jordo wrote: I would say the vast majority of us owe our very existance to that one man :D :D :D




Are you saying he was messin' with my ma Jordo? :mrgreen:
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:00 pm

10 out of 10 for that one jordo -
briiliant -------
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Postby Chiropodist » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:23 pm

I would like ALL colonial names removed from our streets as we dont appear to have many Irish ones. D/L has a maritime history so for Georges St. change it to Mariners St. and leave out the "upper" and "lower" bits.
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Postby grammer » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:58 pm

would'nt Mariner be pleased about that -
I'd say he might be in agreement with that :D :D :D :D
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