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The People's Park

Postby Rocker » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:05 pm

There is loads of information and photos about the Park on various topics. I will try to gather them up and post here for ease of viewing.
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Rocker » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:08 pm

Here is a marvellous history of the building of the Park as posted by Micheál,

Micheál wrote:
Bumping this up for Zirco
Micheál wrote:
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http://www.ucd.ie/archaeology/documents ... _Final.pdf

Very interesting article on the Park.
Its surprising, though, that there is no reference to the modern park still containing an original "pre - layout" artifact - the site of the Glasthule Martello Tower.
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Zirco » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:10 pm

Happy to help you Rocker... wuu wuu wuu :lol:

Gulliver wrote:One of the most interesting bits is the original Metals.
You can see that there was a railroad shown from the Peoples Park quarry as well as from Dalkey. Interesting to note that the word "railroad" was there before trains were invented.
The popular belief is that rocks were brought from Dalkey by a railway powered by gravity alone. In reality, gravity brought them a fraction of the way - the rest was done by hundreds of horses. See Rob Goodbody's book "The Metals"
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Strum » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:29 pm

Zirco wrote: gravity brought them a fraction of the way



So that's how you made it from Zircon. :D
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Zirco » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:47 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Gravity waves are the latest in interstellar travel Strum....
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Micheál wrote:Here's more papers and maps. Although they are titled Dalkey & Kingstown Railway, the main interest for us will probably be the references and Maps of "the Glastoole Battery." http://eppi.dippam.ac.uk/documents/1175 ... ges/276560

I'm assuming this was associated with the (now demolished) Martello Tower near the People's Park

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Note the rail track curving into the quarry area....
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Zirco » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:00 am

One of your's Rocker wuu

Rocker wrote:Had a look at the 6inch OSI map and it looks good,

http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,724800,728309,7,7


There appears to be a terminus in the quarry, with tracks reaching to the quarry faces?
I presume the stone was loaded into the carriages which were then moved on rail to the terminus to be linked up with the train. dontknow
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Re: The People's Park

Postby grammer » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:50 am

yep!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Rocker » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:35 am

If you look at the Historic 25 version of the OSI map it shows the Park at a later stage.

http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V2,724830,728285,11,9
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Zirco » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:50 pm

Zirco wrote:
Note the rail track curving into the quarry area....




There is a slope at the entrance to the quarry.....("inclined plane to quarry", arrowed on map).
Was there a funicular system in operation at the slope? ........empty cars and full cars interlinked? dontknow dontknow :lol:
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:59 pm

A stroll along the Metals today, been a while, the park is drab, boring, shades of grey or what, fountains, "cafe" railings, gates, granite, blah blah very dull, then along the prom, and the only vivid colour that stood out apart from the incredibly stupid shade of weirdgrey on the Copper Statue, was the Fiesta Red brickwork on that book storage monster sticking out of the landscape. :D
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Re: The People's Park

Postby grammer » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:13 pm

Had alook in the park last week myself Strum
Everything you've said about it is true-drab and dreary looking==
Fiesta red on the book storage monster-- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:17 pm

grammer wrote:Fiesta red on the book storage monster-- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


;) :lol:

Honestly, who comes up with these paint schemes? Cheapest sht you can mix together from a Grey consultant in the CoCo.
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Rocker » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:31 am

:lol: :lol: Strum, you have just reminded me about a character who came into our office once and looked at one of the grey cardiganed men walking down the corridor"he looks like a sardine!she called "a grey man in grey walls" :lol: :lol:

Must be a few sardines in the Council...conservative that's what Grey is. Everyone is afraid to step out of line and suggest anything from the colour chart. O.k I'll pick a colour...Vermillion...of course my favourite is Tourquoise but lets paint the town Red !!!
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Toss » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:33 am

grammer wrote:Had alook in the park last week myself Strum
Everything you've said about it is true-drab and dreary looking==
Fiesta red on the book storage monster-- :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Tom Byrne will have it full of flowers soon enough ....... hes just waiting to get rid of a couple of tulips haunting the place and frightening the kids :lol:
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Jemser » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:34 am

I have said this before, in my opinion the People's Park no longer exists. It is now the trader's park and the restaurants park. The beautiful colorful flower beds seem to be gone and you are correct Strum, very drab. scry
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Strum » Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:42 am

The Blue and white was great on the fountain before, Green Railings, gold on the gates etc... and the bandstand now looks all washed out, same colour of the "Bats" chlorine blue, makes your eyes sting just looking at it, so who comes up with the colour schemes, parks dept?, arts dept?
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Rocker » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:26 am

If it is like my old job. The Council probably have an architect's office advising on Corporate logos and what we are seeing is probably the Corporate colour. I'd say the Parks Department don't get a say. Could be a colour expert hired :lol: in especially to talk drivel. The amount of pointless meetings to discuss various shades of nothingness, can you just imagine. Just like the Ford cars....you can have any colour as long as it is Black :lol: :lol:
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Zirco » Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:58 pm

Shame to hear the once lovely People's Park is looking drab.
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Sinead » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:42 pm

Went and had a look at the People's Park to-day and I have to agree it
is DRAB - how come I have lots of colour in my garden and they have
none.

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Re: The People's Park

Postby Rocker » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:40 am

The flowers in the park at the moment are gorgeous. Tulips just ready to open. Man in weeding and I complimented him on the display. He was more than gracious and said it was a team who were responsible and he was only one cog but I thanked him anyway. We are lucky to have such dedicated men in the Parks Department wuu wuu
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Strum » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:51 am

Rocker wrote:The flowers in the park at the moment are gorgeous. Tulips just ready to open. Man in weeding and I complimented him on the display. He was more than gracious and said it was a team who were responsible and he was only one cog but I thanked him anyway. We are lucky to have such dedicated men in the Parks Department wuu wuu



Yes Rocker, they do incredible work, big respect to them.
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:50 am

Glad to hear that The Park is back to it's best. It's a fantastic amenity and needs to be treasured.
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Re: The People's Park

Postby Rocker » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:15 am

found details of this Boules Club on the parish website

PEOPLE'S PARK BOULES CLUB

Boules - have you ever tried the game? The People's Park Boules Club in Dun Laoghaire is open to new players with or without experience - tuition given. The Club plays every Saturday at 11 a.m. near the children's playground, weather permitting. It is a friendly group so please come and give Boules a try.
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