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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:12 pm

Hi all,

Anyone got a photo of a scene in Dun Laoghaire - post Independence - with a policeman with a bobby-style HELMET? I recall something was posted a while back. There was speculation it might have been a harbour constable.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:50 pm

I vaguely remember that photo Michael, a procession passing the Church, King George visit, or a funeral on Marine Road, something like that?
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:58 pm

Possibly the funeral of Canon Murphy posted by ----- ah, I cannot remember her name, I am sure
Rocker will remember. The poster and her sister were on a tour of Deansgrange Cemetary with
Jamie Moran a couple of years ago and us!

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:18 pm

Every so often I look at the Parish Registers for ~St Michael's Church and am fascinated by the generations of the same surname.

I am also reading Gulliver's book and thinking about the overcrowding and poverty of the Courts where my family started out. Years ago when I was searching the 1901 census at the National Library I was struck by the name of Millikens Court where some of my family lived.

Well,today I was looking at the births and found a Peter Milliken living at 27 Patrick Street the Court must have been named after his family.

Another poor unfortunate had his address as "the Pig Bank", now don't know where that was.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Snowhite » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:34 pm

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Re: Around the town.

Postby skins » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:51 pm

Rocker,
See Sputnik's post from 2008: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=437&start=25
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Gulliver » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:49 pm

Rocker wrote:
I am also reading Gulliver's book and thinking about the overcrowding and poverty of the Courts where my family started out. Years ago when I was searching the 1901 census at the National Library I was struck by the name of Millikens Court where some of my family lived.

Well,today I was looking at the births and found a Peter Milliken living at 27 Patrick Street the Court must have been named after his family.


Another possibility is a Mrs Milliken who lived at 5 De Vesci Place and is shown in Griffiths valuation 1849
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:08 am

skins wrote:Rocker,
See Sputnik's post from 2008: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=437&start=25


Thanks for that skins...I am going to copy Sputniks post below..

"I would imagine the pier mentioned is the old Coal Quay, not always accessible at low tide for larger boats. At that time the sea came in to where the Ibex Works (Albright & Wilson), the railway causway later leading to that area being reclaimed. So the old Coal Harbour would have been much bigger in area.
I've never heard of the Chicken Rocks, but I do not that Yorkers always called the clifftop above the Ibex Works as the Pig Bank (Sinnott Terrace). "East of the Chicken Rocks" would suggest to me that the rocks were below Pig Bank where Old Dunleary Road now runs".
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:41 pm

Nice shot Snowy. ;) thumbright
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Re: Around the town.

Postby grammer » Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:57 pm

We covered "The Chicken Rocks" way back on the old site

here's a link and refresher

On the Chicken rocks Gulliver/Dancer/folks
http://www.monkstownparish.ie/story.pdf
page 8 mentions the Chicken rocks
it also contains a nice potted history of the boro'
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Re: Around the town.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:40 pm

I think the traders are wasting their time now. It is too little too late. They were too disjointed for years and had no united approach to presenting the town to the shoppers and visitors.

Dickying up a few lane ways wouldn't entice the visitors and shoppers. The druggies and air of decay have killed off trade.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Toss » Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:47 pm

Rocker wrote:Dickying up a few lane ways wouldn't entice the visitors and shoppers
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Sneak preview of the next DLRCC meeting ........ why down we have a tidy laneways competition and get the public to do all the work :twisted:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Jemser » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:43 pm

I am certainly not defending the DLRCC, however I think this problem is a lot bigger than parking costs. My son in the USA lives in a town similar size to Dun Laoghaire, with free parking and it is dying on it's feet. Art galleries, thrift shops, a soup kitchen, a pawn shop, a couple of cafes etc occupy the Main Street. A few miles away they are surrounded by mega Walmarts, Best Buys, Sams Clubs, Targets etc. and they are busy places. The demographcs of shopping have changed and we need to change the makeup of our town to cope with modern living and shopping habits. People now prefer the large shopping centers and their retail choices. Just my two cents for what it is worth.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Toss » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:26 am

I agree Jemser, theres no doubt the problem is huge now.

The obvious question is how did it get like this and the answer is simple ...... years of self interest and mismanagement. Mismanagement that went unpunished as mistake after mistake was either ignored or went unchallenged. Years of the same faces, cosy positions and no one strong enough to say the king is naked. DLRCC has grown into a monster over the last two decades and its a hungry monster that needs feeding to keep all its collective happy ..... more staff, more wages, more facilities, more events and most of all, more money.

The question is .... has the monster got so big it cant be challenged ?
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:20 am

Jemser wrote:I am certainly not defending the DLRCC, however I think this problem is a lot bigger than parking costs. My son in the USA lives in a town similar size to Dun Laoghaire, with free parking and it is dying on it's feet. Art galleries, thrift shops, a soup kitchen, a pawn shop, a couple of cafes etc occupy the Main Street. A few miles away they are surrounded by mega Walmarts, Best Buys, Sams Clubs, Targets etc. and they are busy places. The demographcs of shopping have changed and we need to change the makeup of our town to cope with modern living and shopping habits. People now prefer the large shopping centers and their retail choices. Just my two cents for what it is worth.


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Re: Around the town.

Postby Toss » Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:59 am

What happened to Denis's post last night ?

He agreed with Jemser and reminded us how he said similar dontknow
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:23 pm

Toss wrote:What happened to Denis's post last night ?

He agreed with Jemser and reminded us how he said similar dontknow



Apologies again Denis, slip of the finger Toss. :oops: But I saved a screenshot. thumbright


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Re: Around the town.

Postby Toss » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:02 pm

Strum wrote: slip of the finger Toss. :oops:


I could ......................................... but I won't :lol:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:24 pm

I was responding to Denis with, don't forget the coaches waiting to take people from the cruise ships anywhere BUT the town. The suckers will pay a fortune for Leprechauns and Ganseys in Powerscourt and straight back to the waiting Ship.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Toss » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:21 pm

Strum wrote:I was responding to Denis with, don't forget the coaches waiting to take people from the cruise ships anywhere BUT the town. The suckers will pay a fortune for Leprechauns and Ganseys in Powerscourt and straight back to the waiting Ship.



Maybe its time for another moving statue ? I could swear he winked at me from the garden of Centennary house on the corner of Tivoli Tce South and York Road :o
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:52 pm

Maybe its time for another moving statue ?



Good one Toss. Can we get the Christ the King Sculpture to do this? :lol: :lol: :lol:



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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:57 pm

I see the Stena Terminal is up for rent.

"The new berth could attract 50 cruise ship calls a year – about two a week from May to September – each with an average of 2,000 tourists who could spend a combined €10 million in the local area"


http://www.irishtimes.com/business/comm ... -1.2859217
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Re: Around the town.

Postby grammer » Thu Nov 10, 2016 6:31 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
The last ferry out took what was left of the town with it. dontknow dontknow dontknow dontknow

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:22 pm

Testing a new lens - just couldn't resist looking over the fence at the neighbours . . .


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