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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:27 am

Strum:

The houses on that side of Mulgrave Street are deceiving. From the outside our house appeared
to be a single storey house but there are three levels in it. There were rooms off the hall, then
downstairs and there was an upstairs as well. The house next door to us only had two levels then
the single storey ones up about number 55.

Jabra, I need to go down and look at the houses to remember who lived in which when I was a
kid running around that street, I too probably knew your aunt.

Rocker, by house, you are also related to Michael Byrne, he of the Antarctic Expiditations.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:06 pm

Amazing.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Jemser » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:22 pm

Rocker wrote:Well wouldn't that take the sight out of our eyes. What a difference a lot of money makes.
In 1892 my Gt great grandmother Mary Anne Conway died in 62 Mulgrave Street,,,Jemser we are related by house!


Wow Rocker, I never knew that. I don't know exactly which year my Grandfather and Grandmother started to occupy that house but my guess is 1918-20ish. Must have a chat about that next time we meet, it really is a small world. Thanks for the information. hellllo
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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:35 pm

Sinead
You would probably remember my cousins from mulgrave st. Sadie and Tony Quinn of No.59
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:21 pm

Jabra,

I knew Sadie and Tony very well when I was growing up. Last year I met Tony at something in the RDS and I was also talking to one of Sadie's girls.
Sadie and Jemser's aunt Aggie were very good friends.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:29 am

Sinead
I meet Tony Quinn every now and then and for some reason its always in the same place Killiney shopping centre.
Tony is about 82 now of course poor Sadie passed away some years ago . You probably know she had moved to
Gorey from Mulgrave St. and she wasn't long living there when her husband Noel McGovern died and she didn't
last long after him
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:18 pm

Jabra,

Tony's long standing pal from Taggarts was buried a couple of weeks ago.

To-day I walked up Mulgrave Street to look at 'THE HOUSE' it is Pat Longmore's
home. Pat married a Hanney from Glasthule. It is good to see some of the
houses in the Street returning to homes rather than offices. No 65 has gone
back into a family home, this was the Thomas home.

My old home is still in family hands. When the Lords of the Soil offered the houses
to tenants there was a scramble to get the funds together to buy. The house cost
was in the hundreds at that time.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Holla » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:02 pm

Sinead wrote:Jabra,

Tony's long standing pal from Taggarts was buried a couple of weeks ago.

To-day I walked up Mulgrave Street to look at 'THE HOUSE' it is Pat Longmore's
home. Pat married a Hanney from Glasthule. It is good to see some of the
houses in the Street returning to homes rather than offices. No 65 has gone
back into a family home, this was the Thomas home.

My old home is still in family hands. When the Lords of the Soil offered the houses
to tenants there was a scramble to get the funds together to buy. The house cost
was in the hundreds at that time.

Sinéad


Well Sinead looks like we all had relations on Mulgrave street. ;)
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:29 pm

When I was a kid in Mulgrave Street many of the house had more than 1 family living in them.
This was also true of Northumberland Avenue. The building of 'The Noggin' cleared lots of
our friends out of the town, we only got to see them in school.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Gulliver » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:01 pm

If you look at maps before 1900, Mulgrave St, was a warren of "Courts" with vast numbers living in them - most especially in the backs of the houses on both sides in the blocks on the town end of the street
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:07 am

An Orphanage to a rich man's paradise. I haven't looked it up yet but my Sis said earlier 1 mill for an apartment?


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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:45 am

Gosh, they have done a lovely job on the refurbishment. But, I can't imagine any local buying one ...the stigma of the orphanage looms large!! I don't think the children were badly treated there but in my childhood the threat of being sent to an orphanage was ever present!!
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:22 pm

The sinage use to read 'The Cottage Home for Little Children'. The building is on Corrig Road, pity the owners are confused about where they are. The buildings to the back of the Cottage Home are in Royal Terrace.
The Cottage Home took in a lot of children on a daily basis and they returned home in the evening.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:42 pm

Is this you Gulliver, a few weeks ago, 7:00 PM starting a D/L tour I reckoned?



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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:45 pm

Rocker wrote:Well wouldn't that take the sight out of our eyes. What a difference a lot of money makes.
In 1892 my Gt great grandmother Mary Anne Conway died in 62 Mulgrave Street,,,Jemser we are related by house!


Doing a bit more of the Parish registers and the Conways must have still had a few rooms in 62 as my uncle was born there in 1906. I saw some other surnames listed for the same house so it must have been in rooms in those days.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:47 pm

That photo Strum looks like Gulliver gathering one of his tours. I had meant to do it as he is so informative. He makes the town come alive. Looks like a presentable enough crowd for the tour.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:24 am

That ain't no tour. It's another Water a Charges protest. (Or maybe, with that hat, a Rod Licence dispute).
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