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Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby grammer » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:10 pm

I suppose we better give it a boost
the town could do with it!!!!!
Bumper crowds expected for Dun Laoghaire Christmas festival The organisers of Dun Laoghaire's first ever Christmas festival say they expect more than 200,000 people to visit the town between now and January 8.

The south county Dublin town will witness Dublin's only Christmas fireworks display this evening, officially kicking off celebrations that will last until January 8th
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby grammer » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:49 pm

from DLRs own website
heres the info link
http://www.dlrevents.ie/christmas11.html
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby grammer » Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:52 pm

Have to say the publicity for it was not the best -
if you read the list of events
we missed out on free goodie bags :mrgreen:
and a trip round The Mariners
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Toss » Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:18 am

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Seen as the Strummiester has opened the festive door, I thought I would use Grammer's topic to tell you all a little story I hard recently .... I'm sure he would approve.

A young man called Christy from Monkstown Farm wanted to buy a Christmas present for his new girlfriend. They hadn't been seeing each other for very long and she lived in Foxrock. Christy consulted with his sister and decided, after careful consideration, that a pair of good quality gloves would strike the right note... not too romantic and not too personal. Off he went with his sister to Vero Moda in Bloomfields and they selected a dainty pair of fur lined quality leather gloves. His sister bought a pair of sexy knickers for herself as a treat at the same time. Vero Moda had a free gift wrap offer on that day so they took advantage but the assistant mixed up the two parcels, the sister got the gloves and Christy unknowingly got the knickers. Later that day, Christy sent off his gift wrapped present with the following letter....

Dear Rachel,
I chose these because I've noticed that you are not wearing any when we go out in the evenings. If it had not been for my sister I would have chosen the long ones with buttons, but she wears shorter ones (which are easier to remove). These are a very delicate shade, but the lady I bought them from showed me the pair she had been wearing for the past three weeks and I hardly noticed any marks. I had her try yours on for me and she looked really smart in them even though they were a little bit tight on her. She also said that they rub against her ring which helps keep it clean. In fact she hasn't needed to wash it since she began wearing them.
I wish I was there to put them on for you the first time, as no doubt many other hands will touch them before I have a chance to see you again.
When you take them off remember to blow into them a little bit because they will be naturally a little damp from wearing.
Just imagine how many times my lips will kiss them during the coming year.
I hope you will wear them for me on our next date.
All my love,
Christy

P.S. My mum tells me that the latest style is to wear them folded down with a little bit of fur showing.
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby bugrock » Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:16 am

Is that true Toss?
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Holla » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:45 am

Well I'm sure that they fitted like a glove.
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Toss » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:18 pm

bugrock wrote:Is that true Toss?


As true as I'm sitting on this horse :P
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:13 am

I haven't been down the seafront in Dún Laoghaire for ages but I hear there is a big Ferris wheel outside the Lexicon and the views from it are reputed to be spectacular. I can't find a price for a trip on it anywhere !!
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby gingertom » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:41 pm

Well, I was down the town today.In the diminishing grey light, Upper and Lower Georges Street, the jugular veins of Dún Laoghaire, looked great.It tickled my memories of past festive periods, even to drive by and experience it in a visually fleeting manner.
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Sinead » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:32 pm

To-day I was in Dun Laoghaire, the weather was so bad NO ONE was out and about!
The hobby horses were all covered up.

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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Jemser » Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:42 pm

Well at the moment I am in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. It is 28 degrees here today. However it is very strange to see Santa on a banana boat, Christmas lights, decorations and Christmas trees all over the town. Happy Christmas to all. Adiós Amigos
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Holla » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:43 pm

Jemser wrote:Well at the moment I am in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. It is 28 degrees here today. However it is very strange to see Santa on a banana boat, Christmas lights, decorations and Christmas trees all over the town. Happy Christmas to all. Adiós Amigos

Hay Gringo it's well for ya,just mite make it to funderland meself enjoy jemser 8-)
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:50 pm

Enjoy Jemser. Sounds marvellous.
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby keeper » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:00 pm

Enjoy yourself Jemser, looking forward to seeing your photo journal wuu especially Santa baking at 28degrees :shock:
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:22 pm

Time to head down the town and do a bit of shopping maybe visit a hostelry or two. Weather is set fair and we might take a jaunt on the Ferris Wheel. There is poetry reading at lunch time in the Lexicon. I'm going to tie up the "elf on the shelf" while I am gone!!


Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Holla » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:07 pm

[quote="Rocker"]Time to head down the town and do a bit of shopping maybe visit a hostelry or two. Weather is set fair and we might take a jaunt on the Ferris Wheel. There is poetry reading at lunch time in the Lexicon. I'm going to tie up the "elf on the shelf" while I am gone!!


Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas wuu wuu wuu[/quote
Well rocker did you get any bargins I got a lot of vouchers this year as I'm beginning to lose patients but these two windyridge nurseries was one place if you're looking for ideas and FXB pubgrub in monkstown for the steak lover like myself
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:44 pm

Do you know Holla I was never in Windyridge Nurseries. I pass it every day and always think I'd never get the car in the narrow entrance. I love the garden so must brave myself and try to get in the gate when it is not too busy. I go down to your man beside Hills Hire he is very good but a little expensive. When Woodies in Sallynoggin get fresh deliveries the stuff is very good but they are inclined to wither on the racks!
I haven't been down to FXB for years. I had a bad experience there when they first opened and never went back. I do love a steak myself. Must get out of my rut and give it a try in the new year.
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby gingertom » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:17 pm

Windyridge Nurseries is a great place if you are a gardener or just wish to stroll around a nice place. Yes I agree they are much better than Woodies who I think are obviously better for the DIY guy. It just down form where I live and my only gripe is that it creates a bit of a traffic issue.That said, its a small Dun Laoghaire business that is prospering and more I wish luck to them.
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Sat Dec 22, 2018 1:38 am

gingertom wrote:Windyridge Nurseries is a great place if you are a gardener or just wish to stroll around a nice place. Yes I agree they are much better than Woodies who I think are obviously better for the DIY guy. It just down form where I live and my only gripe is that it creates a bit of a traffic issue.That said, its a small Dun Laoghaire business that is prospering and more I wish luck to them.

This year I am really concentrating on shopping locally keeping money in the community. I don't know when i was last in Dublin (as we in the Rock refer to the city!)
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby gingertom » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:37 pm

Rocker wrote:
gingertom wrote:Windyridge Nurseries is a great place if you are a gardener or just wish to stroll around a nice place. Yes I agree they are much better than Woodies who I think are obviously better for the DIY guy. It just down form where I live and my only gripe is that it creates a bit of a traffic issue.That said, its a small Dun Laoghaire business that is prospering and more I wish luck to them.

This year I am really concentrating on shopping locally keeping money in the community. I don't know when i was last in Dublin (as we in the Rock refer to the city!)


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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:32 am

Happy Christmas gingertom and Bugs.
I am picturing you Bugs pottering around in the sunshine, playing a bit of music, looking after the horse and playing with the little granddaughter I am probably all wrong! but that's what I imagine goes on!

gingertom I have you down in the Lexicon reading large legal tomes :lol: :lol: again I'm probably all wrong :o

gosh when I look at the smilies I keep seeing johndle wonder how he is shouting away in Arkla johndllle johndllle
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Sinead » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:13 pm

Rocker if you approach Windyridge from the Dun Laoghaire side of Rochestown Avenue it is easy enough to drive
into. Coming from the Graduate it can be more difficult to negotiate.

Jemser, do you get tax exemption for being out of the country so much??? Have a great time, I look forward to
seeing your photos.

Happy Christmas to all on the site, Good Health and happiness in 2019.

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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:12 pm

Sinead wrote:Rocker if you approach Windyridge from the Dun Laoghaire side of Rochestown Avenue it is easy enough to drive
into. Coming from the Graduate it can be more difficult to negotiate.

Jemser, do you get tax exemption for being out of the country so much??? Have a great time, I look forward to
seeing your photos.

Happy Christmas to all on the site, Good Health and happiness in 2019.

Sinéad


Thanks for that tip Sinead!

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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Holla » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:58 pm

Happy Christmas one and all.
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Re: Christmas in Dun Laoghaire

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:02 pm

[center]Happy Christmas Everybody[/center

Went down to Hicks early this morning for the sausages and black and white pudding,it was like old times,queues out the door.
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