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Re: Kingstown

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon May 28, 2012 5:29 pm

Good one grammer. I knew the old course well and by an large the names reflect the area in which the holes were situated. The 1st related to the Sisters who taught in the St Joseph's Orphanage, 2nd Glenageary Woods,3rd Highthorn, 4th Farm direction, 5th Avenue, 6th Browetts Nursery,7th Small Brook in front of green,8th Carriglea Christian Brothers,9th Lines of Cedar trees,10th Noggin direction,11th Thatch direction,12th Piggery on the right,13th Gowrie Park direction,14th Gasworks not sure why,15th the clubhouse garden ? 16th Cherry trees on left hand side,17th St. Patrick ? 18th Eglington Park direction.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Micheál » Tue May 29, 2012 1:01 am

What a shame Hole #7 was called "Beeches" (Brook) and not "Mickey Briens" as in http://www.dunlaoghairecounty.ie/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=2136#p90124

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Re: Kingstown

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed May 30, 2012 3:38 pm

Your're right Micheál I suspect that whoever named the holes would never have heard of Micky Brien's Stream. I dont think that a great deal of thought was put into the naming of the holes i.e. the 5th hole, 5th Avenue,the 17th St. Patrick etc.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby marylen » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:05 pm

Great photos. My mother was 19 in 1932 and she was in the crowd. I think she told us they walked
to the Park for the Mass. She didn't say how they got to O'Connell St for the closing Mass.
Was at the opening at the RDS and closing in Croke Pk. Amazing experience.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby marylen » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:05 pm

Great photos. My mother was 19 in 1932 and she was in the crowd. I think she told us they walked
to the Park for the Mass. She didn't say how they got to O'Connell St for the closing Mass.
Was at the opening at the RDS and closing in Croke Pk. Amazing experience.
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Postby Rocker » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:12 am

[quote="jordo"]Chiropodist mentionedd the Papal Nuncio Visit in 1932. On the radio recently there was talk about a second visit in 2012 and it was asked whether it would attract the same crowds?

This is on the Merrion Road, the two towers were built to represent the 'City Gates'

A great old neighbour of mine the late Cyril Murray was telling me one day (about 30years ago) about these "city Gates" built for the 1932 congress. They were where the Tara Tower Hotel is now. He had lived in those houses along the side of the hotel (a little roadway on the Blackrock side of the hotel) and he was only a child but watched the building and dismanteling of the gates. He mentioned something about trumpeters who were positioned on the top of the gates, welcoming people to the City.
This old map shows the City boundary
http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,719849,730624,6,7
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Micheál » Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:16 am

As I was discussing Tunnels elsewhere a further point about Corrig Castle -

It's said earlier that it was used as a Red Cross Hospital "during the Great War". In fact it was used during the 1916 Rising (by British side) and seems to have need secured at the time for fear of the Sinn Feiners taking it over if the insurrection spread to Kingstown.

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Re: Kingstown

Postby Rocker » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:14 pm

looking for something else i came across this Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837....here is the bit about Kingstown...



http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/K/K ... Dublin.php

If you have all day you can go to the Index and look up other places and towns!
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Re: Kingstown

Postby grammer » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:50 pm

Great find Rocker -thank's for that.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby grammer » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:43 pm

Came across this ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
It's probably been posted before but dontknow dontknow

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Re: Kingstown

Postby Rocker » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:10 am

Great photo grammer. Wonder how many romances started in there???
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Jemser » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:58 am

Great photo Grammer, It was Burton's when I was a lad, complete with Bridie, the flower seller outside the door. My mother tells me that it was a favourite of my Grandmother and she loved to go see Laurel and Hardy there. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Sinead » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:39 am

That was a beautiful building. As to how many romances started there, well the
nick name for the cinema was 'The Bug House', you normally came out of it
scratching yourself and having picked up a few fleas.
I wonder is the face you can see in the picture that of Mr. Drummond or his
predecessor?

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Re: Kingstown

Postby Harjoe » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:18 am

I remember seeing Song of Bernadette at the Picture House must have been 1950 /51, because I went to hospital in 50/51 and did not come out until two years after I remember Scotty Drumond as door man and when you went in the screen was over the door at the front, may have gone to the Saturday matinees to see Roy Rogers but can't remember details.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Holla » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:11 pm

Jemser wrote:Great photo Grammer, It was Burton's when I was a lad, complete with Bridie, the flower seller outside the door. My mother tells me that it was a favourite of my Grandmother and she loved to go see Laurel and Hardy there. Thanks for posting.


Remember the restaurant over Burton's The Hong Kong.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby jabra » Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:16 pm

Another restaurant over Burtons was the Che Mac and there was a wine bar also
but maybe the two were combined can't remember
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Jemser » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:17 pm

Holla wrote:
Jemser wrote:Great photo Grammer, It was Burton's when I was a lad, complete with Bridie, the flower seller outside the door. My mother tells me that it was a favourite of my Grandmother and she loved to go see Laurel and Hardy there. Thanks for posting.


Remember the restaurant over Burton's The Hong Kong.


Ah yes, I remember it well. My father in law said he was served the only four legged "chicken" he ever saw in the Hong Kong. :lol:
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:30 pm

I remember the Orchid Rooms over the Picture House. I think Scoop Johnston use to run the dances there.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Harjoe » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:28 am

Your right Denis Scoop ran the dances there Tuesdays and Thursdays most of the gang went there but my father would not allow me as there were little red headed teddy boys from Cross Avenue who caused trouble there,us nice boys went to the Parochial Hall on Sundays, some of the bands like the Brigadoons and the Blackbirds played both venues,there seemed to be trouble when lads from Ringsend and Bray came to chase the Dun Laoghaire girls.
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Toss » Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:40 am

Harjoe wrote:lads from Ringsend and Bray came to chase the Dun Laoghaire girls.


I heard they used to chase them alright but only until the Dun Laoghaire girls caught them :twisted:
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Sinead » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:04 pm

Louis Cronin was involved in running dances in the Orchid Rooms before
Scoop took over. Fights very often broke out between the Ringsend
lads and the York Road lads. My mother could view the fights from
our front room when they spilled out into the street.
Mrs. Cowap sold flowers there for many years and she left the unsold
flowers in my home overnight. She had no way of taking the flowers
home to Deansgrange at the end of her working day. I was in school
with one of her daughters. She had a large family.

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Re: Kingstown

Postby Navanman » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:26 pm

Sinead
Did one them marry a Carraher and live in Sallynoggin?

Think she was involved in the Girl Guides or Seascouts in the 30's / 40's


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Re: Kingstown

Postby Sinead » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:06 pm

Can't answer that for you Navanman. I know one of them married
Lar Byrne, a carpenter out of Sallynoggin, they lived in Deansgrange.

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Re: Kingstown

Postby keeper » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:02 pm

The York Road and Ringsenders used to battled it out at the Top Hat as well :shock: Any ideas how that rivalry started ?
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Re: Kingstown

Postby Strum » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:19 pm

keeper wrote:The York Road and Ringsenders used to battled it out at the Top Hat as well :shock: Any ideas how that rivalry started ?


No idea Keeper but when I worked in Mooneys, Saturday night upstairs had a band, the KGB and the last song they always played was "Saturday night's alright for fighting" and then all the punters headed off down to the Top Hat. :D
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