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Postby Thomastown » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:12 pm

Putting back some photos that were lost from the Forum.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:19 pm

THE OLD FORGE
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:24 pm

Yippeeeee Thomastown. Great.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:12 pm

Great stuff Thomastown. I remember the house with the horseshoe surround,I think the Larkin family lived there.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:49 pm

Shame that iconic facade was demolished, another one bit the dust.
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Postby Thomastown » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:54 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:Great stuff Thomastown. I remember the house with the horseshoe surround,I think the Larkin family lived there.



You are right Denis. Billy Larkin used to shoe the horses.
On frosty mornings he had to put frost nails in their shoes.Later on they turned it into living quarters.
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Postby Thomastown » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:03 am

We got great mileage out of this.
But no one ever found out for sure where the photo was taken.
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Postby Thomastown » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:11 am

This was even better thanThe Dancing Bear. But at least we worked out where it was.
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Postby Rocker » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:26 am

Where was that row of cottages Thomastown. God, that could have been my granny. That was the sort of wrap around housecoat even my ma wore.
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Postby Thomastown » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:37 am

Rocker wrote:Where was that row of cottages Thomastown. God, that could have been my granny. That was the sort of wrap around housecoat even my ma wore.


Those cottages were demolished and Dixon Villas was built on the site.
i knew the names of most of the people who lived in the cottages but would have to check it out.
One name that comes to mind is the Andrews family.
Hope you are enjoying the photos.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:44 am

Ah the Bear again. Damn did I never say where it was? Sorry. :oops:
The original reference was to the Bear in Glenageary, wrong location, but trainer and Bear, Plinko, lived in the Cave up in Whiterock in Killiney.
But this particular photo was taken outside some posh git's kip on Shrewsbury Road at the back of a Carnival that was held in the R.D.S. where Plinko was an attraction that day, the grounds at the time are where Simmonscourt is now.
They were accused of spying on the British Embassy foundations and deported to America to live in the wilderness forever.
The owners name was Grizzly Adams.
My information may be a bit sketchy so please correct me if I'm wrong. aawhip :lol:
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Postby Rocker » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:22 am

Realy enjoying seeing those photos Thomastown.

Strum....that sounds like a BEARFACED lie :lol: :lol: I never heard you tell that before.
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Postby Rocker » Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:32 am

Thomastown,

I was rooting around on the OSI map to see if I could find those cottages. Would it be Long's Lane on this map?? where the red X is
http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,725081,727884,7,9

Found Long's cottages on the 1911 census

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... _Cottages/
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Postby skins » Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:37 pm

It took a long time to establish the location, Rocker, but yes, Long's Lane is correct.
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Postby keeper » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:45 pm

Was there a barbers shop in the Horse Shoe house at any stage ? seem to remember a shop close by as well, next to the Garda, I remember Loghran's shop just at the start of Pottery Road but I forget the name of the other one.
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Postby grammer » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:52 am

keeper wrote:Was there a barbers shop in the Horse Shoe house at any stage ? seem to remember a shop close by as well, next to the Garda, I remember Loghran's shop just at the start of Pottery Road but I forget the name of the other one.

Yeh keeper -I remember a barber's shop there next house or the one after that=
The end shop at the Garda station as well -it was'nt open all the time tho'
old net curtains on the window.
If you were dragged up to the graveyard on a Sunday afternoon-you were always promised sweets or a bar of chocolate
but it was never open
Kinda like the shop beside the graveyard-very seldom open dontknow dontknow dontknow
( dont say well the residents would'nt be doing much shopping :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Holla » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:06 am

yeah barber was the late Tommy 0 Connor,I went in a few times when I had hair for a "dry cut" as there was no running water :lol: I kid you not.Remember the shop something makes me think it was called I think the name was Scanlons ?
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Postby Thomastown » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:20 am

Holla wrote:yeah barber was the late Tommy 0 Connor,I went in a few times when I had hair for a "dry cut" as there was no running water :lol: I kid you not.Remember the shop something makes me think it was called I think the name was Scanlons ?


Hi Holla
On the corner is Bakers Pub and then a row of cottages including Billy Larkins Forge as I said he did a lot of work for T.E.K Dairies and Lucan Dairies shoeing the horses.
Then a few more cottages , at the end of the cottages was the shop.
Mr & Mrs Dowdall ran the shop.A very small shop.
He had a lot of businees from Carriglea College, which trained about 200 Christian Brothers. Then there was a laneway between the shop and the Garda Station.
I read somewere that the Garda Station had been burnt down and was rebuilt in 1936.
So Dowdalls shop even though it was small must have had good business between the few locals, the college and the Garda.
Loughrans Garage only had 2 petrol Pumps and a wooden hut to serve petrol. Dublin Dairies got all their fuel there and they had about 22 milk trucks.
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Postby keeper » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:44 pm

Thanks for info ! Now I remember the shop, George Dowdall ! an elderly man when I knew him, yes Grammer, dejection to find the shop closed after "being good " up in the graveyard, :cry: it was a long long walk to Ballinclea Road with no Lemon Sherbet sweets :cry: :cry:
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby slipper » Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:26 pm

Tommy Connell was the barber,his dad had a barber shop on Lr.,Georges St., near Cheerio Ryan's pub.
When I was a kid in the 50s my brothers and I would be sent to the dad's shop for a close back n' sides and plenty off the top.
Later when in my teens and just a tad vain Tommy was my barber of choice,he was always busy on week-ends and very popular
with the youth of the day.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:58 pm

slipper wrote:Tommy Connell was the barber,his dad had a barber shop on Lr.,Georges St., near Cheerio Ryan's pub.
When I was a kid in the 50s my brothers and I would be sent to the dad's shop for a close back n' sides and plenty off the top.
Later when in my teens and just a tad vain Tommy was my barber of choice,he was always busy on week-ends and very popular
with the youth of the day.


We used to be horsed down to Gilly Blackmores for a short back and sides.
As teenagers we went up to Mick Keogh in Patrick Street for a Boston neck shave.(Anyone remember that?)
Then the D A became very popular, we thought we were the bees knees.

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Postby Thomastown » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:06 pm

Dublin Dairies Mounttown in the early 50s


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Postby Thomastown » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:12 pm

Sallynoggin Church under construction around 1954?

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Postby slipper » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:24 pm

Great to see some of the old 'photo's back TT!
To me they are part of the glue of this site, thanks for posting. wuu wuu wuu
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Postby Rocker » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:39 pm

Thank you so much Thomastown for the great photos. We nearly got a house in Sallynoggin when they were being built but my Da didn't have the deposit and wouldn't get into debt getting a loan.
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