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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby bugrock » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:25 am

That's the one, Michael. wuu
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:29 am

Well done Michael. Sorry we cross posted there. Any idea what it's purpose was for?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Navanman » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:32 am

I don't know that it is The Depot???

There was a little harbour with slip and pier + there was a big tube going across. I vaguely remember gates and pillers like that somewhere. Is it the entrance to the Coastguard station from the fishing pier?


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:43 am

cambria49 wrote:I suggest that image is back to front and it is actually the east Pier in the distance.


nah! It couldnt be. if you look carefully you'll notice the guy is holding a box of "Vespa" matches and the lettering is the right way round.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:31 am

Must really get myself a decent computer.
Well, I am looking at the old maps trying to see the bridge(for myself) and just came across this reference to a sailor's bethel..this must have been a little church at the top of the slipway. Does anyone know about this???

http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,724045,729016,7,9
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby skins » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:10 pm

Couldn't find any details on the Sailors' Bethel in Dun Laoghaire, but while Googling came across this very interesting site about the links between Holyhead and the town:

http://www.thinkscape.ie/stenaline/holy ... 1-2011.pdf
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:31 pm

Great find Skins. I am just skimming through it at the moment but, the photos are marvellous. The Welsh Church on Talbot St is I think a gaming Hall now!! scry
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Gulliver » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:50 am

The Welsh Church in Talbot St was the subject of a book published 2 years ago by The Genealogical Society of Ireland working together with it's Welsh brethern.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Gulliver » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:53 am

The railway line out to the Traders Wharf, pictured from the tower of the Coastguard Station. Could anybody help me to get access to retake this shot?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:55 pm

That's all been built on since Gullver. You can still see the tracks in the road though. At least you could the last time I was down that way.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Gulliver » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:42 pm

Strum wrote:That's all been built on since Gullver. You can still see the tracks in the road though. At least you could the last time I was down that way.


Of course it's built over - that's a point I'll be driving home in numerous photos where I take modern pics from exact locations of previous ones
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby grammer » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:01 pm

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:30 pm

Strum wrote:Well done Michael. Sorry we cross posted there. Any idea what it's purpose was for?



It just occurred to me - might that single line to the (then) Victoria Wharf have been there to transport equipment & materials to built/develop the Wharf itself ( and not simply to assist loading/unloading of cargo).

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:17 pm

Gulliver wrote:
Of course it's built over - that's a point I'll be driving home in numerous photos where I take modern pics from exact locations of previous ones



From the bridge. Looks like where that was taken from. :?:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Navanman » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:25 pm

Strum I suspect Gulliver is correct. The bridge is too far up. I would just call into one of the houses and ask how do you get up there. I am sure they would be obliging with the information.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:43 am

What houses NM? Look at the angle and the distance to the Yacht Club. Has to be from the Bridge. Feck yez, I'm going for a wander tomorrow. ;)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Gulliver » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:43 am

It's from the Coastguard tower - I've been down in the area checking.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:31 pm

Probably in the control of Harbour Board.

Though I seem to recall FCA or Civil Defence has the use of it.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby spudseamus » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:31 am

Get yerself a hard hat ,hi-viz vest ,clipboard and pen ! You'll be fine
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:29 am

spudseamus wrote:Get yerself a hard hat ,hi-viz vest ,clipboard and pen ! You'll be fine


Spud :lol: You must have worked in our job. I spent years wandering around in that garb and NOONE questioned me...frightening really.

Gulliver, by the time you get down to do the photos there will be a big crowd there...my friends have all been chatting about the location and how it was filled in years ago and old buoys used to be stored in the infill yard..where the sea is in your photo(that little crane yoke is fascinating us too..we can't think of the official name of it)..we all played on the coal quay and of course never got any photos.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Jemser » Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:11 pm

The buoy bank as it was called in the Irish Lights, was still fully open into the late 1960s. As a young schoolboy I would wander down through the buoys after school in CBS Eblana Avenue to see my father who worked on the CIL launch. Usually someone would recognise me and ask if I wanted my Da. In those days if he were out on the launch in the harbour there were no phones or fancy communication devices. They summoned the launch back to the Depot by grabbing a rope to which a large metal disc was attached, this was hoisted up the side wall of a whitewashed building, which faced onto the harbour. The launch would quickly return to the Depot and I would get my trip around the harbour. George Kearns from Sallynoggin would usually let me steer the launch and sometimes we would go to the Lightship for tea, bread and jam. A man from Sallynoggin called Tom Richardson sometime in the late 1960s had an accident while working on the buoys. He was crushed between two buoys and badly injured. This led to the building of the perimeter wall and gates around the depot. By the way Rocker that crane thing looks like a Derrick to me.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:55 am

Great bit of history there Jemser...thanks for the name Derrick...I will astound them with my knowledge...them and their "crane Yoke".
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:22 pm

Great bit of history there Jemser. I spent many a happy day down there jumping from one buoy to another. No computers for my generation, we went out and made our own fun and I wouldn't swop it for the world. :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby skins » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:29 pm

Jemser,

There's a thread on shipsnostalgia.com about the Lightship Cormorant that might interest you.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Jemser » Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:45 pm

Thanks for that Skins, I'll have a look, never even heard of shipnostalgia.com. Also thanks for the kind comments gang.
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