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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby jabra » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:51 pm

I remember the church fire well I was dolng a job in Bray when I was told could'nt believe it
Hard to believe its 50 years ago.Was there some talk of not enough water or water pressure
for the firemen ?? Maybe I'm thinking about something else
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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Strum » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:57 pm

jabra wrote:I remember the church fire well I was dolng a job in Bray when I was told could'nt believe it
Hard to believe its 50 years ago.Was there some talk of not enough water or water pressure
for the firemen ?? Maybe I'm thinking about something else



Yeah that's true NM. They had to just stand back and watch it burn. It doesn't look like that in the video but it was the main blaze they couldn't keep under control.
I was right opposite on the top step into the Bank on the corner.
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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby grammer » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:53 pm



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Great find Snowy -dont remember seeing that before.
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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Sinead » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:16 pm

Great find Snowy. Lots of very familiar people in that video.
Richie Carr was an exceptionally nice man.

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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Strum » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:36 pm

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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Holla » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:10 pm

How much did it cost to build the "new" St Michael's church.??
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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Strum » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:22 pm

Holla wrote:How much did it cost to build the "new" St Michael's church.??




Dunno but it says in the video that Boylan got a grand from Mc Quiad to build a new one. That might have gone into the Boylan Centre?
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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Navanman » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:34 pm

Sinead wrote:Great find Snowy. Lots of very familiar people in that video.
Richie Carr was an exceptionally nice man.

Sinéad


I was going to say the exact same thing. I really liked him. I presume he is no longer with us?



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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Sinead » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:06 pm

Richie died some years ago. Thinking about him brings to
mind a storey I heard years ago - he was a Stained Glass
worker in a former life and had served an apprenticeship
with the great Harry Clarke.

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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Rocker » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:45 am

I'm going to stray off topic for a minute......the other afternoon we went to visit the Anglican Church in Killiney near Fitzpatrick Castle it is open as part of the Summer of Heritage programme and they have a gorgeous Harry Clarke stained glass window.
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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Navanman » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:13 am

Sinead wrote:Richie died some years ago. Thinking about him brings to
mind a storey I heard years ago - he was a Stained Glass
worker in a former life and had served an apprenticeship
with the great Harry Clarke.

Sinéad



Do you know where he was from Sinead?

It is not a D/L accent.


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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Rocker » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:29 pm

Don't know about Richard Carr but, my Gt Grandfather was from Sallynoggin (then called Avondale) and he was Christopher Carr born in Liverpool to Irish parents. They all worked on the boats and were back and forward to Liverpool.
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Re: St Michael's Church

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:10 am

Was passing St Michaels on Friday and noticed a banner advertising Organ recitals on Sundays,

THE 2017 ORGAN RECITALS IN ST. MICHAEL’S

The season is approaching for our Organ Recitals here in St. Michael’s. This is the 44th in the Series. The Sunday Evening Recitals during the months of June, July and August attract a number of people from around Ireland and abroad to Dun Laoghaire Parish. The series will begin on Sunday 11th June at 8 pm. Further details on posters at Church entrance.

The organ is magnificent and years ago an old colleague of mine used to play in St Michaels and many a glorious evening we spent listening.
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