Lees of Dun Laoghaire

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Lock out Memorial

Postby Rocker » Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:42 pm

I was delighted to read in the Ireland's Genealogical Gazzette,

LOCKOUT MEMORIAL
The Society has been presented with a copy of the
memorial plaque commissioned the Dún Laoghaire &
Bray Lockout Commemoration Committee. The
original has been erected at the George IV memorial
on Queen’s Road in Dún Laoghaire. Our member,
John Comiskey, who researched the family history
of the 1913 Lockout hero, James Byrne of Clarence
Street, will also receive a copy of the memorial in
recognition of his research services to the commemoration
committee.
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby grammer » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:26 pm

No one deserves it more than John wuu wuu wuu wuu wuu wuu
a brilliant researcher.
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:26 pm

Fantastic and believe it or not I absolutely agree with Grammer. What a man John Comiskey is. wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Snowhite » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:57 am

So glad that John (Jordo) will be recognised for all his hard work, so pleased for him. Well done John. wuu
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Strum » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:15 pm

Way to go Jordo. ;)
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Sinead » Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:24 pm

Jordo is a great researcher, pity we lost him.

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Edward Lee & Co.

Postby masterblaster » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:17 pm

Walking through dun Laoghaire on Sat last I happened to notice a few planning signs attached to 3 shops directly after Dunne's Stores.I was gobsmacked when the name of the applicant appears to be none other than Edward Lee & Co. Would this be the same Edward Lee who originally had their shop where Dunnes Stores are now ?
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Re: Edward Lee & Co.

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:21 pm

Think so. As far as i know the family still own that block. It used to be Lees with a hotel overhead.
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Wed Feb 25, 2015 5:23 pm

Gulliver wrote:Below is an advert and picture of Lees at Nos 22-24 from a 1920 magazine. The Avenue Hotel is overhead, with it's entrance visible at the side on Northumberland Ave. The hotel was a temperance hotel - no alcohol allowed. The hotel was still there in the late 1950s - I don't know when it ceased. Lees also had premises at the other end of that block just before the site of the old Bank of Ireland at Anglesea Buildings - Lees furniture showrooms 30-31 Upr Georges St

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Masterblaster this photo shows the extent of the property.
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Gulliver » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:12 pm

The history of the Lee family is common to many successful families - Edward Lee was a visionary businessman who created a very valuable chain of retail shops as well as other investments. The next generation retained and consolidated it. The third generation lost much of it. They were an unfortunate family with deaths in wartime and in accidents. The family were from Tyrrelspass Co Westmeath, and had a shop there for many years
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Rocker » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:28 pm

That is a great bit of information Gulliver. The amount of times I passed through Tyrrelspass and never knew of the connection. I still have lovely bits of furniture that my parents bought in Lees in the 50's.
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Re: Lees of Dun Laoghaire

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:22 pm

For anyone interested a new book out " Edward Lee model employer and man of moral courage " author Michael Lee I got a copy in Dubary books Dun Laoghaire Shopping centre ten euros.
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