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Embassys /Diplomatic residence ect in the area

Postby Holla » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:21 pm

Walking up Marine road the other day I noticed the Embaassy of Georgia beside the portview hotel ,this got me thinking the area has been home to a fair few diplomats, clergy,goverment ministersand high profile people over the years,just an Idea see can you add to the list past and present will do

Embassy of Georgia marine road Dun laoghaire

Liam Cosgrave former Taoiseach

Archbishop John charles Mc Quaid Res killiney
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Postby Gulliver » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:13 pm

Herr Hempel - the German Ambassador during WW2 lived at Gortleistragh on Sloperton in Monkstown. The house was demolished and replaced by the apartment block Pakenham House.

EMBASSY OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN is at 72 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

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Postby Micheál » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:04 pm

George Davis - Newspaper & Hospitality Baron (after whom our Main Street in named)
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Postby Toss » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:36 pm

Micheál wrote:George Davis - Newspaper & Hospitality Baron (after whom our Main Street in named)


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Postby Gulliver » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:39 pm

Tell us more - I had always assumed that George's St was named after George III who was in office when it was laid out!!! Or perhaps George IV who was in office when they named it Kingstown!!!
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Postby Navanman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:08 am

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Do you have any idea when Bullock and Colimore Harbours (as they are today) were built?


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Postby Rocker » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:37 am

German Embassy, 31,Trimleston Avenue, Booterstown, Co Dublin.
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:56 am

Navanman wrote:Gulliver
Do you have any idea when Bullock and Colimore Harbours (as they are today) were built?


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Check this out NM.

http://afloat.ie/home/itemlist/tag/coliemore%20harbour
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Postby Navanman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:36 am

Thanks Snowy

I did not know the harbour was in poor condition?????? and indeed I did not know the ferry had stopped either.

Sorry Strum have no idea how I got on this topic tangent under Embassys - if you want you can move it to another topic.


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Postby Gulliver » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:52 am

Navanman wrote:Gulliver
Do you have any idea when Bullock and Colimore Harbours (as they are today) were built?


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Snowy's article quotes a date of 1868 for the completion of Coliemore, and the shape of the landscape before that can be clearly seen on two online versions of Ordnance Survey maps before that date
1 go through the map viewer on www.osi.ie. The older map there is about 1860
2 go through askaboutireland.ie to Griffith's valuation and enter a fictitious name e.g. Thomas Smith - then go to the maps - this gives an earlier version of Ordnance Survey, probably the 1837 version.

Coliemore is undeveloped in both, but Bullock is fully developed in both.
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Postby bugrock » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:22 pm

Gulliver, you are a godsend. I really appreciate your knowledge and accuracy. 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
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Postby Rocker » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:09 pm

Well said Bugrock, Don't we all. I have learned so much since I joined this site.
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Postby Holla » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:43 pm

Eamon de Valera president rep of Ireland Cross ave Blackrock
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Postby Gulliver » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:42 pm

Micheál wrote:George Davis - Newspaper & Hospitality Baron (after whom our Main Street in named)


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I'm still wondering about this George Davis - Where did he come from? - Where did he live? When? - How has his memory faded so much?

Georges Street in the city (proper name - South Great Georges St) is a name that goes back to medieval days, and is linked with an early church in the area called St George's. It is shown (as Georges Lane) on the John Speed map of 1610.
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Postby Strum » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:45 pm

Gulliver wrote:I'm still wondering about this George Davis - Where did he come from?



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Postby Navanman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:27 pm

Gulliver wrote:
Navanman wrote:Gulliver
Do you have any idea when Bullock and Colimore Harbours (as they are today) were built?


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Snowy's article quotes a date of 1868 for the completion of Coliemore, and the shape of the landscape before that can be clearly seen on two online versions of Ordnance Survey maps before that date
1 go through the map viewer on http://www.osi.ie. The older map there is about 1860
2 go through askaboutireland.ie to Griffith's valuation and enter a fictitious name e.g. Thomas Smith - then go to the maps - this gives an earlier version of Ordnance Survey, probably the 1837 version.

Coliemore is undeveloped in both, but Bullock is fully developed in both.



Thanks Gulliver

Wonder did the rock fro both come from Dalkey Quarry (from memory the stone is the same although Coliemore is "rougher")

On Farmboys Photo it appears that the wall on the slip has been highered so the bottom part may still be the original?
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Postby Gulliver » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:35 am

Navanman wrote:
Thanks Gulliver

Wonder did the rock fro both come from Dalkey Quarry (from memory the stone is the same although Coliemore is "rougher")

On Farmboys Photo it appears that the wall on the slip has been highered so the bottom part may still be the original?



It's not hard to see the likely source of the rock for these harbours. If you look at the old maps you will see at least 3 quarries within a few hundred yards of Bullock, and many more in the area. Dalkey Quarry was just one of many which were used to provide rock for Dun Laoghaire, and probably also for Bullock and Coliemore. There was a very big quarry where the Peoples Park now is, and much of the area where the town now stands was solid rock also.
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Postby Holla » Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:34 pm

British Military Attache Glenageary woods

remember all the demonstration at his residence in the 1980s
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Postby Sinead » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:41 pm

Within the Borough there was the Canadian Embassy, the Residence of the Archbishop of Dublin.
The King of Dalkey Island and the Mugglins was a long time resident, he was also a local counciller
and a member of Clan na Gael.

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Postby Jemser » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:54 pm

Residence of the Chilean Ambassador, Ossory Lodge, Ballygihen Avenue, Sandycove.
Residence of the Egyptian Ambassador, Egypt House, Brennanstown Road, Cabinteely.
Residence of the Greek Ambassador, Marino Ave. West, Killiney, Co. Dublin.
Residence of the Kenyan Ambassador, Craughwell, Brighton Road, Foxrock.
Residence of the Korean Ambassador, Seoul Manor, Brennanstown Road, Cabinteely.
Residence of the Moroccan Ambassador, Cliff castle, Coliemore Road, Dalkey.
Residence of the Portugese Ambassador, Knocksinna House, Knocksinna, Foxrock.
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mount Merrion Ave., Blackrock.
Palestinian Mission, 10 Mount Merrion Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.

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Postby william » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:10 pm

Turkish Ambassador residence -Killiney Ave
South Africa Ambassador residence- Vico Rd
New Zealand Embassy-Killiney Hill Rd (I think)

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Postby Rocker » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:18 pm

This is a great list. About thirty years ago the Australian Ambassadors residence was at the turn of the road that came up the hill from the station in Killiney about opposite Bonos house. Don't know if they still have that.

Just had a look at the OSI map and it is Strathmore Road and the house is listed at the Canadian Residence.
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Postby Holla » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:36 pm

Thank you all great info and back on topic to keep the boss happy :D
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Postby Rocker » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:43 pm

Holla,

Your boss or Strum? :)
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Postby Holla » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:53 pm

Rocker wrote:Holla,

Your boss or Strum? :)


The Ambassador, now where's the Ferrero rocher's
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