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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby skins » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:25 pm

Slipper is right about the 7a. I wouldn't have the faintest idea about bus routes nowadays, so I was amazed to see the "Wanderly Wagon" itinerary posted above. Blacrock to Cherrywood via bits of Dun Laoghaire? So how does one get from the Noggin into the City?
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:52 pm

skins wrote:Slipper is right about the 7a. I wouldn't have the faintest idea about bus routes nowadays, so I was amazed to see the "Wanderly Wagon" itinerary posted above. Blacrock to Cherrywood via bits of Dun Laoghaire? So how does one get from the Noggin into the City?



The 7 now has two terminuses or terminii? :D
Anyway one goes to Cherrywood in Loughlinstown up where the Luas is, the other goes into Loughlinstown Park, very bloody confusing considering theres a Cherrywood estate going down into Loughlinstown Park too. So it's now, Loughlinstown, Ballybrack, Glenageary, Sallynoggin. D/L, Monkstown, Blackrock...and on. I've no idea where the terminus is in town now, possibly O' Connell's Street?
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:01 pm

City Terminus is on Parnell Square, I think.
Slipper, you could be right about me having
them back to front. I didn't use the route
beyond Dun Laoghaire.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:48 pm

Sinead wrote:The 7 went to Sallynoggin. The 7a only ran during the summer months from
Dublin to Dun Laoghaire and they were infrequent. The last stop was at
Findlaters and the terminus was in The Gap between Mulgrave Street and
Patrick Street. The first stop going back to Dublin was at Skeffingtons the
sweet shop.

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Hi Sinead
I had forgotten Skeffingtons Sweet Shop.
That brings back memories.
Was Cooks beside it?
Do you remember Powers Shop in Mulgrave St?
There was a snug in the back and a grocery in the front.
Mr.Power ran the pub and the shop and then handed down to his 2 sons.
Nicest people that ever stood in shoe leather.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:08 pm

Thomastown wrote:Nicest people that ever stood in shoe leather.

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Nice expression TT and so true. I grew up there and passed the shop a few times a day through my life. The gentlest of gents. Did somebody post a photo of them here before? I saw one last year somewhere, maybe farcebook, but I don't think so, I would have saved it. In a pub somewhere in the town?
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:22 pm

Strum wrote:I don't know before the mid 60's but after that the 7A and 58 Terminus was in Pearse Villas in Sallynoggin. The only bus that went any further towards Bray was the 45A.

Hi Strum

Buses at the Pearse Villas Terminus.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:26 pm

Ha, deadly TT. Thanks for posting. ;)
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Thomastown » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:27 pm

Strum wrote:
Thomastown wrote:Nicest people that ever stood in shoe leather.

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Nice expression TT and so true. I grew up there and passed the shop a few times a day through my life. The gentlest of gents. Did somebody post a photo of them here before? I saw one last year somewhere, maybe farcebook, but I don't think so, I would have saved it. In a pub somewhere in the town?


Hi Strum
I have some original photos of the 2 Power Brothers somewhere.
I had put them on the Forum but like the other photos they were lost .
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Sinead » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:41 pm

Thomastown, I have to give some thought to the question of Skeffingtons and Cooks,
I think there might have been a shop between them. Can't answer too quickly and
have Slipper pounce on me yet again.
Jemser has a good photo of Jack Power outside no 56 Mulgrave Street. There were
three sons in the family - Jack, Tim and Paddy. At one time Paddy had an off licence
down near The People's Park, later owned by O'Briens. Jack always worked in the
shop with his Dad, Paddy joined them when he closed his shop, neither of these sons
married. Tim did not work in Mulgrave Street and he was married with a family, he
died in the last year or so. Mr. Power bottled Guinness at that premises.
Great memories of the shop and the kindness of the sons, the old man always took
your money and gave you the sweets he wanted to rather than what you wanted.

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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:58 pm

Thomastown wrote:I had put them on the Forum but like the other photos they were lost .
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Ah great TT, they definitely deserve a place in the famous Dunlaoghaireites page. ;)
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Jemser » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:28 am

I also have very fond memories of Power's shop in Mulgrave Street. I remember old John Power in his brown shop coat with his leather bag for the money slung across his shoulder. Jack and Paddy were true gentlemen in every sense and as Sinead has pointed out Tim Power passed away quite recently. I do indeed have a nice photo of Jack Power outside the shop and I will put it on here tomorrow if all goes well. Many thanks once again TT for all your great efforts, much appreciated. Looking forward to seeing your shots of Power's.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Jemser » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:45 am

Here is the photo of Power's Shop in Mulgrave Street, with Jack Power standing at the door. It was one of the wonderful places of my childhood and indeed remained long into my adulthood, sadly now gone.

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Please feel free to take copies or Strum if you wish to post this in a more appropriate section of this site please do so.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:39 am

Great photo Jemser,

Hard to date that but, I had a bike just like that got it late 60's or early 70's.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby skins » Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:21 pm

Thomastown wrote:
Sinead wrote:The 7 went to Sallynoggin. The 7a only ran during the summer months from
Dublin to Dun Laoghaire and they were infrequent. The last stop was at
Findlaters and the terminus was in The Gap between Mulgrave Street and
Patrick Street. The first stop going back to Dublin was at Skeffingtons the
sweet shop.

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Hi Sinead
I had forgotten Skeffingtons Sweet Shop.
That brings back memories.
Was Cooks beside it?
Do you remember Powers Shop in Mulgrave St?
There was a snug in the back and a grocery in the front.
Mr.Power ran the pub and the shop and then handed down to his 2 sons.
Nicest people that ever stood in shoe leather.



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Don't recall Powers ever being a pub, TT?
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:14 pm

Class photo Jem. ;) Did you grow up on Mulgrave aswell?
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby grammer » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:38 pm

Brilliant photos and stories gang !!!!!!!
more -more -more.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby slipper » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:51 pm

Old 'photo's trigger memories that start debates that everybody seems to enjoy.
I know that I certainly do, so thanks again to TT and all who post! wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Jemser » Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:33 pm

Strum wrote:Class photo Jem. ;) Did you grow up on Mulgrave aswell?


More or less Strum, my Grandmother lived there at 62 Mulgrave Street, the house is still there. Her name was Agnes Blowers and I spent most of my childhood days commuting between Sallynoggin and various schools in Dun Laoghaire over the years. Every day I would go to my Granny's house for lunch and then at the weekend would also spend a lot of time there. I also have no recollection of Power's shop being a pub, but I was very young when old John Power died. I do remember my Grandfather Frank Blowers sending me down to Mooney's for two bottles of stout, I would go into the pub via a back steps from the laneway between Mulgrave Street and Northumberland Avenue. My Grandfather would always say " Ask the barman to pull the corks." I think that would have been the mid sixties when I was about nine or ten years of age, couldn't imagine it now.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:51 pm

Great reading folks.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:34 pm

Ah nice story Jem. Now what did that expression mean... " Ask the barman to pull the corks." Take the cap off? Never heard that before. Cheers. :D
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Holla » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:53 pm

Like some of you here I too have great memories of the Power brothers,in a previous occupation I had regular dealings with jack and paddy and as you all say they were true gents, I would call to the shop most mornings paddy was an early riser and would often attend early morning mass in St Michaels hospital chapel I think this was around 7am, paddy was always a smart dresser soft hat and all and loved the cinema and would give me the run down on the latest released movies,Jack would do the deliveries in an old banjaxed Toyota later upgrading to a navy blue lada estate and would joke that he was the messenger boy ,I can still see them in my minds eye behind the counter with the big red meat slicer ,on my last day in my job they both gave me a real genuine strong hand shake and token gift wishing me well,I knew I wouldn't meet too many like them again,they later moved to the apartments at the back of the old police( station beside the bank) I think paddy died first and jack didn't last too long after him.These two men definitely deserve a place in Dun laoghaire's hall of fame RIP jack and paddy.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby slipper » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:22 pm

Nice one Holla !! wuu wuu wuu
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:54 am

Oh Holla,

You paint a great picture there. The genuine affection you had for them comes through in your story.There were so many wonderful characters in D/L who added so much to the lives of the Townfolk. The Powers sound like some of the best.
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Strum » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:30 am

Rocker wrote:Oh Holla,

You paint a great picture there. The genuine affection you had for them comes through in your story.There were so many wonderful characters in D/L who added so much to the lives of the Townfolk. The Powers sound like some of the best.



And more Rocker, I can't elaborate on what's been said about them already. Clever lads, swap empty bottles for sweets, or a few pennies, and buy the sweets anyway. They win both ways. What kind of -cracy is that? :D
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Re: Photos lost from the Forum

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:43 am

GREAT TRIBUTE HOLLA. wuu wuu
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