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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:15 pm

That's a brilliant pic.
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Strum » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:32 pm

Thanks Denis. This is Patrick St. Just including it here because of the xmas theme. :D



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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Harjoe » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:33 pm

Great photo Strum
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby johndle » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:38 pm

Great Pics Strum
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby grammer » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:53 pm

great photos Strum -
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:08 pm

Brill, the reflections on the cars look great. :D
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby farmboy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:41 pm

Love that pic of Patrick St. 8-)
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Sinead » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:43 pm

Patrick Street has never looked nicer, great photos Strum
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Strum » Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks all. :D
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Strum » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:56 pm

Scotts under a new name. Named after a Chocolate Bar. :D



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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:55 am

Fabulous Photos.
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Gulliver » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:03 pm

A few pages from the Thom's Directory of 1852 - Georges St, Kingstown showing some quaint shops there. This can be matched very well with the 1860 map on http://www.osi.ie here
http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,724262,728609,7,7

This page shows Lower Georges St and part of Upper Georges St
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What's a reproductive institution at No 19 Lower Georges St??? (just below where the Library now is?)

This one shows the remainder of Upper Georges St from No 57 onwards

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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby spudseamus » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:59 pm

great pics !1 was Scotts Mooneys?
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Strum » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:23 pm

spudseamus wrote:great pics !1 was Scotts Mooneys?



Yep Spud. :D
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Holla » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:06 pm

Good info there Gulliver....Kingstown avenue off lower georges street ,where and whats it now named
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Rocker » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:43 pm

Holla,

Just checking the Historical Street Directory of Kingstown-DunLaoghaire. Kingstown Avenue adjoined Kingstown Parade and they are now known as Patrick Street. Up to the early 1860's the first fifty yards or so of Kingstown Avenue was only about eleven feet in width. in 1863 a report recommended the purchase of ground at the corner of Kingstown Avenue for the purpose of widening the avenue . The 1866 O.S map shows the change of name to Patrick Street.

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Thank you for posting the Thoms Directory what a marvellous piece of history. Will be all day reading.
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Jemser » Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:38 pm

Hello Everyone,

Hopefully some of you very knowledgeable people can help me on this query. Can anyone name the shops(in order) from Brown's Tobacconist (corner of Sussex Street) to Woolworth's shop on George's Street. I know Cooney's pub was there and Dixon's Newsagent was next to the tobacconists, but can't really remember the exact position or names of any other shops or businesses on that stretch. Someone told me recently that Weir's pub occupies the same site as Cooney's did(in the 1960s). However my recollection of Cooney's is that it wasn't as wide as the present day Weir's site and also I wouldn't be quite sure that it was in the exact same position along that stretch. That is why I am asking the question, anyone I have asked locally can't recall either.

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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Sinead » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:12 pm

Jemser:

Will have to put my thinking cap on, off the top of my head I remember Kilmartins, I think it might have been Mirrelsons before that, the Bookmakers had a shop there.

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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Toss » Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:32 pm

My memories of Dun Laoghaire dont go back to the EARLY 60s but in the 70s I recall RTV rentals being near woolworths and I think Sloans (bikes etc?). Was it Whelans clothes shop opposite Dunphys?

Mention of Woolworths in D/L reminds me of my very first record / LP ...... yes, one of those classic 'Top of the Pops' where the top songs were often covered by cabaret singers and the front cover had a strange hynotic attraction for an innocent young buck :shock: :D
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Harjoe » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:35 pm

welcome to the site jemser if you check out some of the prosession photos on harjos photos you will see most of the shops taken in 1952 there are two with those shops in them
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Gulliver » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:48 pm

Jemser
Here is the list for 1956..... Hope it helps ....bottom half of right-hand column
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:54 pm

Gulliver,

You are amazing. I am going to have to get a printer and print that out. Nostalgia at its best!
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Toss » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:11 pm

Nice one Gulliver ...... it was Sleiths not Sloans I was thinking of.

Anyway .... most of you may know this, but if you press and hold down the Control button (ctrl) and then press the + (usually beside the backspace), you can magnify your screen to see Gullivers book clearly. Same routine when you want to reduce the view only this time press the minus button.

Clear as mud :roll:
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Strum » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:29 pm

Nice one Gulliver.

Also just hold down Ctrl key and zoom in and out with your Mouse wheel. :D
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Re: Georges St D/L

Postby Gulliver » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:42 pm

Here's the same list 11 years earlier.... Georges St 1945...the year I first saw the light of day

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This was when many of you were very tiny people and many others were just a figament of imagination
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