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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Navanman » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:04 am

Denis Cromie wrote: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


Denis I had forgotten about that (jumping from bouy to bouy) I did exactly the same thing.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:08 am

As they used to say on Halls Pictorial Weekly . . .

Bouys oh buoys!

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby bugrock » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:34 am

I did the very same with a mate called Kelly, who lived in the houses next to the bridge' :D :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:54 am

Yis were a crowd of renegades...HID was the one to remind me about the buoys..yis probably played with him without knowing, he chanced every daredevil feat!Can't imagine three and four years old children being allowed out now to mess around the seafront..but, we were very aware of the dangers.

...we were much the same with the sea...I still have a very healthy respect for the power of it and am wary of going into foreign seas where I don't know the current and depths.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Jemser » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:02 pm

No wonder they had tp build a wall and fence off the Depot, with you lads jumping all over the boys, oh sorry I meant buoys. :shock:
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Navanman » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:36 pm

I don't ever remember being run off the site. Th eonly accident down ther eI eve rsaw wa sin the Coastguard station grounds. We were sliding down the hill on the RHS as you went in and the guy I was with got caught between the support cable for the ESB pole and the ground. He could not breath he had gone down so far and I had a job to push him back uphill out of the "wedge". That is the only accident I remember down there. We also used bring down our carts (made from fish boxes and pram wheels) and fly down the hill on them.


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:22 am

Recall, there was a discussion a while back about Soldiers & Sailors fields etc

http://www.dunlaoghairecounty.ie/viewtopic.php?p=94012#p94012

I came across this image - wrongly attributed to "Kingston" (as in Jaimaca) in the UK National Archives It's a Soldiers & Sailors House in Rosary Gardens off Library Road. I assume the Dominican Convent is behind that high wall.

https://images.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ ... earch=true

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:50 am

Micheál,

You never cease to amaze me...another great find. Those houses in Rosary Gardens must have seemed like Holywood mansions in the 1920's they are so well built... I haven't been up that way for years..it is all so built up now.

The archives are poorly cataglogued no real address' but...like the mystery house...we will keep looking to see if there is anything else in the Boro

Had a snoop in the National Archives ...good file AP7

http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.u ... /C2397?v=r
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby philly1922 » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:15 pm

New to the site, still finding my way around! Some really excellent photos!
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:59 pm

Welcome to the Site Philly. Post away. ;)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Sinead » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:11 pm

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Meantime, enjoy browsing.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:40 pm

Welcome Philly.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby dingbat » Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:36 pm

Hi. Bumping this old thread because some of the photos are wonderful.

Wonder if anyone would know if this is Rosary Gardens East or West?

https://images.nationalarchives.gov.uk/assetbank-nationalarchives/action/viewAsset?id=12894&index=1&total=3&view=viewSearchItem
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:16 pm

Welcome to the site dingbat. There you go, a street view shot so it's east. ;)


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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby dingbat » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:40 pm

Thanks Strum. You're bang on. Thanks!
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:11 pm

Welcome to the site dingbat. Have you any good stories of the Boro?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:09 pm

Very welcome dingbat. ;)

Just curious, what type of architecture are they, they look Dutch, and were/are they CoCo houses?
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Micheál » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:21 pm

"Arts and Craft"

Very popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s

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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby dingbat » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:01 pm

Rocker wrote:Welcome to the site dingbat. Have you any good stories of the Boro?
No stories I'm afraid, am merely a blow-in.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Toss » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:10 pm

dingbat wrote:
Rocker wrote:Welcome to the site dingbat. Have you any good stories of the Boro?
No stories I'm afraid, am merely a blow-in.


We were all blow-ins at some stage :lol: .... as a blow-in, if you could change one thing in Dun Laoghaire, what would it be ?

This question applies to all ....

I think I would banish the parking fees and have it open to all, but maybe .... banishing those that created the mess would be better ;)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby dingbat » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:21 pm

Toss wrote:
dingbat wrote:
Rocker wrote:Welcome to the site dingbat. Have you any good stories of the Boro?
No stories I'm afraid, am merely a blow-in.


We were all blow-ins at some stage :lol: .... as a blow-in, if you could change one thing in Dun Laoghaire, what would it be ?

This question applies to all ....

I think I would banish the parking fees and have it open to all, but maybe .... banishing those that created the mess would be better ;)
well now, that's an interesting question... I'll have a little think about it! :D
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby skins » Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:25 pm

Nice one , Strum. Somebody a while ago was bemoaning the fact that there didn't seem to be any photos showing deck chairs round the bandstand. Looks like we had to wait for Liam Neeson to come and set them up.
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Strum » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:07 pm

Thanks Skins, yep coincidence. ;)
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Re: Dun Laoghaire/ Kingstown Photo's

Postby Zirco » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:06 pm

Toss wrote:
if you could change one thing in Dun Laoghaire, what would it be ?
This question applies to all ....


As well as no parking fees.....
How about........
More pedestrianisation.....and.....
McDonald's Ice Cream Parlour magically re-appears on Patrick Street where it once was, enticing young and old in to taste it's delightful products. (With apologies to the current owners of its successor).
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