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Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Derrindaffderg » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:53 pm

Apologies if this has been covered before, I'm fairly new on here.

I'm wondering if anyone has any photo's of this building when it was in use as a Fire Station? I worked in this building for a couple of years when it was used as a Depot by DLRCC. I was always on the look-out for a photo of it from its days as a working Fire Station but never came across one. I know it's a protected structure but thats about as much as I know. I'd love to know the story of the building as well as see a photo. Can anyone help?
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Strum » Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:17 pm

Yep there are photos here somewhere. Now where is a good question. Try the search function top right. ;)
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:19 pm

Damien,

There is a photo of the outside of the Fire Station on this site.

http://archiseek.com/buildings/ireland- ... wn/page/5/
but not when it was a working fire station.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Snowhite » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:05 pm

Damien my B I L was a fireman there, he's retired now but I'm sure he has photo's of it, I know my nephew gave him a sketch of it, that he drew himself which I'm sure he did from a photo. I'll check it out for you. ;)
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Derrindaffderg » Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Strum - Thanks for that. I found a thread with some nice photo's but alas none of the station here ......

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=1947&p=83627&hilit=fire+station#p83627

Damien - Cheers. I didn't know it was built in 1899. I started working the building in 2001. 102 years later!

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- That would great. Thanks.

Anybody know when it was decommissioned as a working Fire Station?
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:08 pm

Derrindaffderg wrote:
Anybody know when it was decommissioned as a working Fire Station?



I don't know exactly. Mid to late 80's?
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Sinead » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:10 pm

If you all talk nicely to Denis I am sure he will be able to ask Marie Molloy (nee Whelan)
who lives in Greystones all the questions about the station. Her father was the last
fire chief in that building and the family lived there.

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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Derrindaffderg » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:56 pm

Sinead wrote:If you all talk nicely to Denis I am sure he will be able to ask Marie Molloy (nee Whelan)
who lives in Greystones all the questions about the station. Her father was the last
fire chief in that building and the family lived there.

Sinéad


Hi Sinéad - Being a newbie I don't know Denis, perhaps you'd put a word in for me? hhelp


Thanks to everyone for their help.

I wonder does Dublin Fire Brigade have a "history" section/department?
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Harjoe » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:09 pm

There is a friend of mine Paul Kerwin who was writing a history of the fire service he may be still in the fire service lives at the rear of Sallynoggin Church
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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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:41 pm

Derrindaffderg wrote:
Sinead wrote:If you all talk nicely to Denis I am sure he will be able to ask Marie Molloy (nee Whelan)
who lives in Greystones all the questions about the station. Her father was the last
fire chief in that building and the family lived there.

Sinéad


Hi Sinéad - Being a newbie I don't know Denis, perhaps you'd put a word in for me? hhelp


Thanks to everyone for their help.

I wonder does Dublin Fire Brigade have a "history" section/department?


I know the woman to see DD but I've never spoken to her and I haven't seen her in Greystones for a couple of years. I never knew that her Dad was the Fire Chief,so I can't see me being much help to you.I'm sure there must be some Photos in Dun Laoghaire Corporation.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Snowhite » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:33 am

Derrindaffderg wrote:Strum - Thanks for that. I found a thread with some nice photo's but alas none of the station here ......

http://dunlaoghairecounty.ie/viewtopic. ... ion#p83627

Damien - Cheers. I didn't know it was built in 1899. I started working the building in 2001. 102 years later!

Snowhite
- That would great. Thanks.

Anybody know when it was decommissioned as a working Fire Station?




A bit of info I found on the net.

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The Municipal Building on George's Place was erected in 1899, and comprised a fire station, in which some of the firemen lived, a storehouse for the Urban Council, and stables for their horses. When Dun Laoghaire Borough was established in 1932 the building became the fire station for the new enlarged and modernised fire service. It remained so until 1992 when the new station was built on Kill Avenue.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Gulliver » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:20 am

This, I suspect, might be the original brigade in front of the Pavilion. Photo 1904 or later
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Navanman » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:24 am

In all my years playing football there I have no idea how we never broke a pane of glass in any of the windows. There used be 3 big doors there.


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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:55 am

Gulliver,

That is a smashing photo from 1904..never saw that before..I used to pity my Grandmother and imagined they grew up in a shabby town but, just realised that in 1904 she would have been pushing her children in their pram on that lovely elegant seafront...

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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:36 pm

I was moseying on the web and found this interesting Irish Fire Services site.. they might have some leads..

http://irishfireservices.ie/
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Derrindaffderg » Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:09 pm

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


Thanks Harjoe, this is exactly the type of photo I was looking for. Would anyone have an exact date?
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Sinead » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:54 pm

Google the bombing of Belfast and you will have the date.

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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Derrindaffderg » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:48 pm

Sinead wrote:Google the bombing of Belfast and you will have the date.

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Thanks Sinéad. I never even thought of that! Sometimes the obvious thing to do doesn't occur to you at all ! thumleft
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Sinead » Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:36 pm

I agree with you, it is only when you see something written down that
you can see the obvious answer/solution.

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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Derrindaffderg » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:50 pm

Senility must be creeping in!

The old fire station was in fact number 10 Georges Place as this photo clearly shows. Despite going through that door Mon - Fri for 12 odd years I still managed to call it number 9. Number 9 is of course up the steps just across from this door. The faded and torn label underneath the number 10 is actually the old Dún Laoghaire crest put there by yours truly many moons ago!
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Rocker » Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:11 pm

Great site and lovely picture. wuu
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Strum » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:42 pm

Yes great link thanks.
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Navanman » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:33 pm

I thought a family lived there??????

Is it seperate to the Fire Station?


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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Derrindaffderg » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:38 pm

Navanman wrote:I thought a family lived there??????

Is it seperate to the Fire Station?


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Where are you talking about NM? The door with number 10? It's part of the Fire Station. During my time there it housed DLRCC offices but was cut off from the rest of the building which was an Enterprise Centre which was accessed by the front door just beyond where the cars can be seen. I was upstairs where there were a number of offices which I believe we're formally sleeping/living quarters for the Firemen.

Number 9 which was accessed by walking up the flight of steps also housed Council offices. I believe the Council have fully vacated 9 & 10 and I think the Enterprise Centre may be closed too?
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Re: Old Fire Station - 9 Georges Place

Postby Navanman » Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:46 pm

It was either that door in the photo or was there another door beside it as well.

There was a family that lived there.


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