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Re: Around the town.

Postby Snowhite » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:43 pm

You would have your back to the Shopping Centre near the car park entrance and this is being built on the piece of land that was a car park in The Royal Marine Grounds, so I can't see where there would be views of the sea from the Shopping Centre even if they put a total Glass wall in the back of it. :? :?
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:12 pm

Ah ok but that plan in the photo is senseless...to me, there's no way to split the s/c into sections like that is there?
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Snowhite » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:20 pm

Nothing to do with the shopping Centre Strum ;)
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:47 am

Ah DUH! Witcha, the view. :roll: :oops:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby masterblaster » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:33 pm

Evenin all, looking like things are on the up again with 'Pubs' in Dun laoghaire. Seems a new pub is to open on York Road, on the same site as the previous one (don't recall the name) might have been Breen's? I'm told it will be of the newer type ie no Guinness but lots of other choices.It seems Walters is to reopen too, new owners no doubt.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Holla » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:27 am

masterblaster wrote:Evenin all, looking like things are on the up again with 'Pubs' in Dun laoghaire. Seems a new pub is to open on York Road, on the same site as the previous one (don't recall the name) might have been Breen's? I'm told it will be of the newer type ie no Guinness but lots of other choices.It seems Walters is to reopen too, new owners no doubt.


I passed that new pub on Saturday its called "Beer Traders" the pub used to be the Anchor Inn. when I last had a drink in it was called Murphys and Squires. recently called Robbins.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:43 am

Holla wrote:
masterblaster wrote:Evenin all, looking like things are on the up again with 'Pubs' in Dun laoghaire. Seems a new pub is to open on York Road, on the same site as the previous one (don't recall the name) might have been Breen's? I'm told it will be of the newer type ie no Guinness but lots of other choices.It seems Walters is to reopen too, new owners no doubt.


I passed that new pub on Saturday its called "Beer Traders" the pub used to be the Anchor Inn. when I last had a drink in it was called Murphys and Squires. recently called Robbins.


Someone mentioned that here in another topic the other day.
Looks good
http://www.thejournal.ie/beer-traders-g ... 8-Feb2016/

Just reading their own site and see that the old Avoca in Carysfort Ave Blackrock is now the Dark Horse owned by the same management.
http://www.galwaybaybrewery.com/darkhorse/
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:30 am

I had occasion recently to look for a Solicitor in Dún Laoghaire. Hadn't realised just how many practices there are in Upper Georges Street. Next time you are up there have a look on both sides of the road. Maybe they have always been there and I did not notice.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby dingbat » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:26 pm

Beer Traders is a good addition. Popped in last week. More a bar rather than a traditional pub, but no harm for that. Board games and the like scattered around the place as well as a good selection of draught and bottles.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:39 pm

Rocker:

There are lots on the streets off George's Street as well. If you haven't gotten sorted
send me a pm and I will give you a name of one I trust, he is just great and no crap of
any sort.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:11 pm

Thanks Sinead, Found a very caring lady and she didn't cost the earth. It is a minefield with them and mostly they are a law unto themselves but, she handled the whole matter very speedily.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 21, 2016 4:13 pm

dingbat wrote:Beer Traders is a good addition. Popped in last week. More a bar rather than a traditional pub, but no harm for that. Board games and the like scattered around the place as well as a good selection of draught and bottles.


thanks for the recommendation dingbat. It is always so much better when a real living being gives a review. Lots of reviews of places are written by the owners and their friends.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:53 pm

Fancy a spin. A drive in 1986 from D/L to Sallynoggin. Remember the seat you asked about from the other video Zirco, you'll see people on it waiting for the bus at Glengara.
Sorry no youtube link. If you look at the guy's page there are a few more. Interesting to see all the changes.



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Re: Around the town.

Postby Zirco » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:49 pm

Very good, thanks Strum. wuu
Were there seats like this at the bottom of Marine Road, outside The Pav? Painted green.
Or were they in the shelter that was there?
Some of the videos on Paul's FB page are hair-raising I have to say :shock:
So many videos in 1986!!!!!!
I guess the video recorder was a recent acquisition for him that year. :D
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:00 pm

Yeah curious, way before webcams, I wonder what he was using, super 8 or something like that? dontknow The seats at the Pav, not sure, there was one in the shelter alright, the subject came up before and they were resting places and not necessarily at bus stops. Maybe some members will remind us. ;)
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Zirco » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:12 pm

That shelter....... :roll: ....smelt of psss! So bad!
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:19 pm

Zirco wrote:That shelter....... :roll: ....smelt of psss! So bad!
:roll: :roll: :roll:




They all did, along the Prom shelters and the People's Park tea rooms, very few public Toilets around. One on marine road and one on the Pier, filthy places! There aren't any now are there except for the People's Park? dontknow
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Snowhite » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:06 pm

Strum wrote:Fancy a spin. A drive in 1986 from D/L to Sallynoggin. Remember the seat you asked about from the other video Zirco, you'll see people on it waiting for the bus at Glengara.
Sorry no youtube link. If you look at the guy's page there are a few more. Interesting to see all the changes.



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There is also another one from Bakers Corner to Dun Laoghaire Strum, so much different now from 86.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:16 am

Long time since I saw so many people on George's Street.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:48 am

Denis Cromie wrote:Long time since I saw so many people on George's Street.


Do you know...I was just thinking that myself.

I looked at a few more of his videos on FB and was struck with how well dressed everyone was and the carelessness with which they all jaywalked across the roads. Not a town for faint hearted driver ! Your man, Paul Traynor must be having a clean out of his attic. He is so good to put them out there for public viewing as they will give everyone far and near a jolt to the dear old past...even thought it is only 1986 it feels like light years away from today.

I only heard about the shopping in Dún Laoghaire day too late to go down last week but by all accounts people went down and had a good experience in the town. Wasn't it Philip Nolan who started that trying to revitalise the town.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:50 pm

Rocker wrote:I only heard about the shopping in Dún Laoghaire day too late to go down last week but by all accounts people went down and had a good experience in the town. Wasn't it Philip Nolan who started that trying to revitalise the town.



What's that about?
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Gerald » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:40 pm

Strum wrote:
Rocker wrote:I only heard about the shopping in Dún Laoghaire day too late to go down last week but by all accounts people went down and had a good experience in the town. Wasn't it Philip Nolan who started that trying to revitalise the town.



What's that about?


There was a campaign on the DL facebook page 2 or 3 years ago which was started in response to all the glum posts about how dead DL had become; empty premises, migration to other shopping areas, etc. The idea was to encourage locals to spend their shopping day in DL. The first one was reasonably successful and organisers were able to get some concessions re parking and some discounts as well, I think.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:46 pm

Gerald wrote:There was a campaign on the DL facebook page 2 or 3 years ago which was started in response to all the glum posts about how dead DL had become; empty premises, migration to other shopping areas, etc. The idea was to encourage locals to spend their shopping day in DL. The first one was reasonably successful and organisers were able to get some concessions re parking and some discounts as well, I think.



Ah yes I remember now. Cheers Ger. ;)
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:38 pm

Good article.

What Dún Laoghaire could learn from Brighton.


https://swench.net/2016/06/20/what-dun- ... -brighton/
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:35 pm

Dún Laoghaire shopping centre revamp gets the go-ahead.

http://www.irishtimes.com/business/comm ... -1.2717858
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