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Postby Thomastown » Fri May 15, 2015 11:14 pm

Blackrock as I remember it .

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Fri May 15, 2015 11:20 pm

Thank you Thomastown. May I steal this for my Facebook page???
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Fri May 15, 2015 11:40 pm

Rocker wrote:Thank you Thomastown. May I steal this for my Facebook page???


Of course you can Rocker.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Fri May 15, 2015 11:43 pm

The Old Courthouse.
Cant say I remember the trees on the left.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Sat May 16, 2015 7:18 pm

Beautiful old picture Thomastown. I have no memory
of trees opposite the courthouse. Thanks for posting.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:01 pm

Ross's Hotel.
Now just a memory.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:16 pm

This just happens to be one of my favourite Photo's.
So much life in it.

Sinead you are right naming off the shops in the background.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:19 pm

Thomastown, another treat...thanks.

I love the caption "shopping centre"...a whole new meaning nowadays.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Navanman » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:32 pm

I don't remember Murdochs there before Easons.


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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:02 pm

Navanman wrote:I don't remember Murdochs there before Easons.


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Hi Navanman

As far as I can remember Murdoch's had 3 shops.
One at the Peoples park another at the top of Marine Road and the other was near Smyth's Pub.
I am just thinking now was there a garage near Smyth's Pub? Could it have been Archer's?

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby slipper » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:09 pm

Great 'photo's TT,my favourite thing on here,thanks for posting! wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby grammer » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:27 pm

Great photos TT.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:56 pm

Murdochs were in that spot for quite a few years. Betty Bethum the Girl Guide Leader
was the manageress upstairs. I think the branch down at the Library opened when
this center town one closed down. That area down by the Library was populated with
tenements before Murdochs was built.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby skins » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:47 pm

There were acually four different Murdoch's shops, but not all at the same time:

5 Upper George's Street
57 Upper George's Street
Park House
Opp. Library
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby keeper » Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:54 pm

Yes, Navanman! Archers it was ! Murdochs used to deliver our Paraffin Oil, my Mam used to order it from the shop at top of Marine Road, seem to remember a brown shop coat was the uniform of the day !!! Later Mam got the oil from McGovern's near the People's Park, Tommy McGovern ??
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Holla » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:38 pm

keeper wrote:Yes, Navanman! Archers it was ! Murdochs used to deliver our Paraffin Oil, my Mam used to order it from the shop at top of Marine Road, seem to remember a brown shop coat was the uniform of the day !!! Later Mam got the oil from McGovern's near the People's Park, Tommy McGovern ??


When I used to deliver to Mc Governs Tom used run the shop in a white shop coat his brother Frank did the Veg run on the van sister May and another lady Doris Barnes/phelan who recently died worked the tills,there was another brother I think his name was peter ? he may have had a shop across the road (sinead where are ya)like the power brothers of Mulgrave street these were lovely people and I was lucky to meet these people of our town just as times were changing
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:43 pm

Holla:

Was Johnny Taaffe a driver for McGoverns? I think Peter McGovern had a
sweet shop.
They were absolute gentlemen. I knew some of their children. One of
the sons Gabriel had a vegetable shop in Ballybrack for a few years.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:47 pm

Paul McGovern had a shop in Ashgrove. He retired to outside Wexford sadly he died either late last year or earlier this year. He was great sport and a gent and delivered to us when we lived in Birch Grove.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Holla » Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:48 pm

Sinead wrote:Holla:

Was Johnny Taaffe a driver for McGoverns? I think Peter McGovern had a
sweet shop.
They were absolute gentlemen. I knew some of their children. One of
the sons Gabriel had a vegetable shop in Ballybrack for a few years.

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I only remember Frank and his son on the van
I remember Mr Flyn of Sallynoggin was a driver for Murdochs
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Navanman » Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:48 pm

The only 2 people I remember from Murdochs were Tony Crimmons and Andrew Smith (who incidentally was an alter boy with me). We also got our paraffin from Murdochs and a shop on York Road (cannot remember the name). Remember the man in McGoverns shop down at the park organising ticket for my father to Lourdes.


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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby grammer » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:38 am

I remember going down to Murdocks as a kid going down with an electric kettle - think it was brass coloured to get a new element into it .
You could buy anything in Murdocks
You could buy 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,screws any size-nails any size-
A light fuse -anything really wuu wuu wuu
We got our first TV in the shop -opp. the library-( I think) a Murphy -lovely wooden cabinet :lol: :lol: free rabbits ears :lol: :lol:
2 stations -HTV (Wales) BBC (Norn. Ireland)
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Navanman » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:19 am

I remember going into Murdochs to buy my first Phase tester and looking for one that I could get replacement lamps for :oops: :oops: :oops:

Our first TV was from Totterdells. It was a PYE and I was sure Charles Mitchell could see me when looking "out of the TV". To get "colour" we got a blue perspex that hung over the front.

Our first true colour TV was from RTV Rentals.


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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:18 am

Great photos Thomastown. Bring back memories particularly of Murdocks.Murdocks was a great hardware shop and the shop assistants were experts in giving good advice on how to tackle any household job. I'm afraid that type of skill is lacking in the hardware stores of today. Tony Crimmins was mentioned, he was a really good man and did great work for a lot of people around Dun Laoghaire as well as anyone who sought his advice in the shop. I think he was in charge of the shop facing the old Library and he tended to wear a suit. I also remember Frank Gallagher who worked in the Park House shop, he was in the brown coat category. Frank was better known to me as Goolie and he was a great goalkeeper who played with St. Joseph's Boys and T.E.K. Frank died very young and his good nature is missed by many. Murdocks garage on Cross Avenue has also great memories for me. The 2 garage doors were a natural for playing football into,particularly the horseshoe shaped one. There was nothing like hearing the sound of the rattle of the door when the ball hit it. Happy days. Thanks for reminding me Thomastown.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:57 am

Denis Cromie wrote: Bring back memories ........ Happy days. Thanks for reminding me Thomastown.


I love when you all relate stories ...photos do that.....keep em coming both the photos and the stories.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby bugrock » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:04 am

Thomastown, you are breathing a much needed and appreciated breath of life into this site. Thank you hellllo hellllo
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