Harbour through the Years

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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Micheál » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:03 pm

Theory 1: Maybe Its called after the Director of a Financial institution, Burford Bank, that went bust back in the day and someone flung him off the end of the pier?


Theory 2: It's a misnomer, it's was originally called the Bare Foot Bank when Dún Laoghaireites used to wade out at low tide. But now the name has become corrupted by young ones on the DORTH.


Well I haven't heard any better theories. dontknow
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Strum » Thu Sep 22, 2016 3:25 am

Micheál wrote:Well I haven't heard any better theories. dontknow
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Bur could be an old name for Bower an anchor carried at the bow of a ship, and ford from Fjord, a port, so when they spot the buoy it's a code for avoid that sht and lets head for harbour. Ye wit me, burford, anchor, port? :D
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Jemser » Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:01 am

I have just found a reference saying that the Burford Bank got its name from the Burford vessel, a man o war, that ran aground and was wrecked on the bank in 1780. Now away ya go and find out more.
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby skins » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:57 am

Jemser wrote:I have just found a reference saying that the Burford Bank got its name from the Burford vessel, a man o war, that ran aground and was wrecked on the bank in 1780. Now away ya go and find out more.


Thanks, Jemser. Was aware of ship named Burford, but didn't know that there was a Dublin connection.
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Gulliver » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:58 pm

Find it on List B here http://www.irishwrecksonline.net/Lists/DublinListB.htm under the date 1770
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Strum » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:06 pm

So my theory is wrong then? :lol:
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby skins » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:22 pm

Gulliver wrote:Find it on List B here http://www.irishwrecksonline.net/Lists/DublinListB.htm under the date 1770


Thanks, Gulliver.
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:32 pm

This site is better than a university for learning. wuu
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Rocker » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:00 pm

Gulliver,

You are amazing. That is a wonderful site. As Denis says this site gives us so much information with you lot of great posters wuu wuu
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Micheál » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:41 pm

So who's ship was it?
And what was it doing when it sank?
And why was it called the "Buford" in the first place?
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby skins » Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:47 pm

There were three Royal Navy vesels of that name, but I can't find any record of one of them sinking in Dublin Bay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Burford
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Toss » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:38 pm

Not really on topic, but I though I'd share it as it may interest some ..... the Irish had a strong community there
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Rocker » Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:10 am

Thanks for that Toss. Fabulous photos will get it.

My maternal grandfather and his brother were left orphens in Dún Laoghaire and when the 1901 census came out I could never find them. A British genealogy site helped me to discover that they had both gone to Liverpool and worked on the docks.I'd say they had tough jobs as they had very little education. My grandfather returned to Dún Laoghaire in 1904(married to my grandmother who had met him in Liverpool) but his brother stayed working on the docks. I haven't been able to ascertain if they ever visited each other but both joined the British army in 1914 and family lore says the brother was lost in France. My search for his family in Liverpool continues.

Gas to think the next generation of sons worked all their lives in North Wall docks!!
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Strum » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:05 pm

What does this mean?

3 Requests for tenders to operate concessions on the East Pier from Spring 2017 are now live on www.etenders.gov.ie. Closing date 16.12.2016.
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Micheál » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:02 pm

For Rent: 3 Market Stall Pitches on the East Pier.
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby keeper » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:13 pm

More exotic ready to go hot food :twisted: Outer Mongolian Pigs Feet in an Elderberry Hot Wine Sauce zero calories or Amazonian Eels Tails with Oven Roasted Harbour Mullet :twisted: How much do they pay to rent these spaces :?:
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Micheál » Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:27 pm

Are the pigs corn-fed?
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Strum » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:53 am

keeper wrote: How much do they pay to rent these spaces :?:


I'll find out Keeper, I know a Guy has one, but I do know the rent goes up at this time of year for xthing, and festivals etc which is unfair, I think.


Thanks Michael, I couldn't find what it was specifically for. thumbright
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby keeper » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:57 pm

But of course Micheál :shock: gluten free, no artificial colours, organic, calorie free and shipped through China ;)
Thanks Strum ! It's rip off season Xthingy time :twisted:
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Micheál » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:15 pm

"Captain, King & Jesus"
Three heroes for various communities in Dun Laoghaire

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and I like these one because of the not-so-commonly-observed backdrops . . .

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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby grammer » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:02 pm

Class Micheal--
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Rocker » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:34 pm

Fabulous Micheál.

That lens is powerful.
Ha, HID had a quick look and said gorgeous, love Howth in the background or...is it Wales...I hit him over the head for you :lol:
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Strum » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:38 pm

Great shots Michael. Where did you take them from?
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Micheál » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:47 pm

Strum wrote:Great shots Michael. Where did you take them from?


Thanks Strum,

The two with Christ the King statue were shot from the path in front of the Royal Marine.
The Boyd Monument with Howth was shot from the pier - directly through the Bandstand.
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Re: Harbour through the Years

Postby Jemser » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:48 am

Superb, fantastic perspective, just love the first shot an absolutely inspired and inventive photo. Wow!!! Thanks for sharing Micheál. wuu wuu wuu
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