Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:25 am

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I was just thinking about this. When we were kids there were lots of jobs for caretakers...lots of big buildings employed a man to do everything clean it, do the odd jobs and secure it...alarms not being invented. He would have living quarters for his family. When I started in the job there was a man and his family living at the top of the O'Connell Street offices and another family living in the basement of Connolly Station..keeping everything going.
On the railways such jobs were handed on through families and were well respected I'd say it was the same in the Fire Station.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Strum » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:38 pm

Yep Rocker. Wasn't there a family lived in the House at the Gate and took care of the Peoples Park?
Also the people you met in the Club reside there and look after all the maintenance etc.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby skins » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:21 pm

I went to Glasthule School with a girl called Patricia Nolan, who lived in that gate-house with her family, her Da was the head park keeper.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Sinead » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:20 pm

Skins, I can now tell how old you are! Pat Nolan is alive and well and
living in Ballybrack. I was with her yesterday.
I know the Fire Chief lived in Dun Laoghaire Fire Station, the last
family I remember there was Whelan.

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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Harjoe » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:08 pm

The Fire Station was my play ground where we played football and cricket and I can remember men like Mr Martin, from Kelly Avenue, Mr Kennedy from Northcoat Ave Mr Whelan was station master.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby grammer » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:49 am

I remember Mr Martin -Harjoe - a big fit man with black hair and a moustach -a gentleman
Shea Thomas from Pearse Pk. Sallynoggin was also a fireman-he was well known as a cyclist always took part in the around the Boro Festival
we used to sit up on the wall at Somerton Lodge and look out for him and cheer him on v
our day was made if he would give us a wave.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Jemser » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:00 am

Yes Grammer, I remember Shay Thomas, he was a fit looking man and was always cycling, but I think he died at a fairly young age with a heart attack. I know at the time we were very surprised, it was quite a shock.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:08 pm

Yeah remember some of them names, Mr. Kennedy lived at the end of Cross Ave,locally known as The Little World,his son Eamonn was the Bank Manager in TSB Greystones and is now manager in the Bray office,terrific guy. Bertie Nolan worked in the Post Office and lived in the Park House in his childhood another fine person.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby skins » Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:44 pm

Sinead wrote:Skins, I can now tell how old you are! Pat Nolan is alive and well and
living in Ballybrack. I was with her yesterday.
I know the Fire Chief lived in Dun Laoghaire Fire Station, the last
family I remember there was Whelan.

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Yes, Sinéad, Queen Victoria always remembered to send me a card on my birthday. Good to hear that Patricia is alive and well; I wonder if she remembers me chasing her round the Park back in the day? She'll probably tell you that there were so many chasing her she can't recall any individual suitors.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby macrubicon » Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:49 am

Derrindaffderg wrote:
Harjoe wrote:There is a photo of the fire station in my photos page 9 of the fire engines before going to Belfast to help during the war


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Hi folks - Would anyone know if there was a better copy of the above picture anywhere? My Grandfather was one of the men who went up on that trip.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Strum » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:36 pm

Welcome to the site Mac. I don't know if there's a clearer photo and it's too blurred to fix in photoshop but I'll give it a go anyway. ;)
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Tue Dec 10, 2013 3:05 pm

Welcome to the site Macrubicon. Harjoe published that photo in his photos...maybe he has a better copy. Go to Harjoes photos thread ...use the search up in the top right corner.........or send a PM to Harjoe.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby JENNY WREN » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:11 pm

tom martin was my father in law a wonderful man .
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Sinead » Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:13 pm

Hi MacRubicon, good to meet you, do share your stories with us.
You should contact the Fire Station on Kill Avenue and ask if they
have a photo gallery, I am sure they will have a clear photo.
Failing that the Irish Times may have one in their archive.
That is if Strum can't improve our one for you.

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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Strum » Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:02 pm

No it's too grainy. If Harjoe has the original newspaper clipping I could make it clearer.


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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:16 am

JENNY WREN wrote:tom martin was my father in law a wonderful man .


Jenny Wren so good to see your avatar. We missed you here.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Navanman » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:22 am

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Tom Martin and his father (also Tom Martin) worked there.

Was'nt Tom Martin (jnr.) the fire chief when the British Ambassador was murdered.

I remember a Nicolas O'Brien (lived in the houses beside the Top Hat) and a John Moore.


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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby murphs » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:09 pm

I do know that there are some old photo's in the new Fire Station on Kill Avenue.
Might be worth taking a trip there.
There are not too many of the old Dun Laoghaire lads left.
Most of them there now have come in from Dublin Fire Brigade who now run the show all over Dublin
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby bugrock » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:20 pm

My brother in law was based at the station, He was on the church fire. Must see if I can get something there. He's in Trim now.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Sputnik » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:51 am

Wasn't Number 10 the Weights and Measures Office? I seem to remember being sent down there by Florrie Dalton to have her weights checked/calibrated.
Jimmy Dunphy was another fireman, and Tommy Lawlor. Jimmy Kelly was the mechanic out the back. He used to fix everyting for us.

Also, speaking of Caretakers. The Coyle family lilved and caretook Johnny Carr's Park.
My Da was the caretake in Seapoint but we didn't get to live in the Tower scry
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:56 am

Not to be left out...there was one Rocker I know of ...one of the Furlongs was a fireman in that Station.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Damo85 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:09 am

My grand father was Tom Martin, his father was the Chief during the Bombing of Belfast as far as I know, from what I heard from my father he drove his engine to belfast with a Tri colour flying from the back of it. My brother has one of my Grandfathers hats and my father has his grandfathers hat. My uncle also went on to be in the fire brigade and hopefully if I have a son he will go on to be a fire man.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:19 pm

Gosh what a great family tradition Damo. The Fire service is blessed to have such a dedicated family in their ranks.I hope you are all keeping diaries and when Gulliver gets his Annals of Dún Laoghaire up and running your family will be able to write the history of the service.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Sinead » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:22 pm

Damo85: What a great tradition you have in your family,
particularly in such a dangerous vocation.

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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby macrubicon » Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18 pm

Sorry for the late reply folks - thanks for your efforts in touching up the picture and I will get in touch with Harjoes!
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