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Postby Snowhite » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:07 am

It is in Moran's Park in Dun Laoghaire, Opal.......which is directly opposite The Pier, if that's any help to you. ;-)
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Postby spudseamus » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:07 am

how did we end up with it ?
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Postby Snowhite » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:09 am

I have no idea :???: ,maybe Strum does. ;-)
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Postby spudseamus » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:13 am

maybe it was brought over by that german tank comander we heard about a while ago :D
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Postby Snowhite » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:15 am

:rfl: :whip:
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Postby Strum » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:22 am

Yiz'll go to hades for those comments! :whip:
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Postby spudseamus » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:23 am

when im back in D/L ill get ya to take me there and on the way back well have a pint lol---- any excuse :rfl:
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Postby Sputnik » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:32 am

I believe it was commisioned by locals back in the thirties, but the war interrupted its delivery. It's erection was then blocked by Arch-bishop McQuaid for years because he did not agree with some of it's theological interpretation. It was only erected after his death.
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Postby Strum » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:36 am

Sputnik wrote:I believe it was commisioned by locals back in the thirties, but the war interrupted its delivery. It's erection was then blocked by Arch-bishop McQuaid for years because he did not agree with some of it's theological interpretation. It was only erected after this death.


Nice one Sputnik! I'll have to go and get the history on it..it just facinates me...then again it doesn't take much to facinate me anyway! :D
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Postby spudseamus » Thu Mar 29, 2007 12:38 am

well done sput!! great info :D
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Postby Opal » Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:05 am

Snowhite wrote:It is in Moran's Park in Dun Laoghaire, Opal.......which is directly opposite The Pier, if that's any help to you. ;-)


Thanks snowhite, may travel to see it this weekend :mrgreen:
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Postby cambria49 » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:43 pm

I see the Royal Marine is now due to reopen next month - how is it looking now? www.royalmarine.ie
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Postby Strum » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:57 pm

cambria49 wrote:I see the Royal Marine is now due to reopen next month - how is it looking now? www.royalmarine.ie


A month? I'll get some photos but theres no way that place can be cleared in a month the way it is...I'd be amazed if they did. All the old lawns and flowerbeds, paths, etc were just a building site last time I looked...last week!
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Postby Strum » Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:14 pm

Some cards I found in Blackrock Market. They were in bits and I had to do a lot of photoshopping to get them looking half decent, but worth the time I reckon.

This is the bottom of my Street...(Mulgrave) facing the Shopping centre...



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This one the corner of Marine Road facing the other one....



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Postby farmboy » Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:16 pm

Well worth your efforts Strum, well done. A window to the past.
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Postby Strum » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:29 am

farmboy wrote:Well worth your efforts Strum, well done. A window to the past.


Thanks Farmboy. Heres the rest of them...

I think this is the S. S. Hibernia... built in 1900, became HMS Tara during WWI, and was su nk by a torpedo in 1915. ( I'm sure Justin can put us straight on that one! ;-)



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Postby Strum » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:05 am

Nice one of Sandycove...





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Postby Strum » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:10 am

I think thic PC is quite common...


Howth looks a bit weird though...( the Sharkfin on it!) :mrgreen:



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Postby Strum » Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:17 am

What an amazing piece of Architecture the Pavillion was.
In this photo Morans park seems to have an extra building and the West Pier has nothing at the end of it?

And Howth seems to have lost its sharkfin! :mrgreen:



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Postby Opal » Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:26 am

Fabulous pics Strum, really interesting to see what places looked like in the past :mrgreen:
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Postby Kav » Sat Apr 21, 2007 4:00 pm

Fantastic pics Strum. Thank you for taking the time and effort in posting them :cool: Great work boss ;-)as alway's
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Postby spudseamus » Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:13 am

wow! its truly amazing whats around if ya look well done strum as always :D
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Postby cambria49 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:49 am

City of Dublin Steam Packet mailboat Connaught. This was the era when the Railways were running to North Wall. The Connaught was of course a sister of the Leinster which was lost off the Kish.


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farmboy wrote:Well worth your efforts Strum, well done. A window to the past.


Thanks Farmboy. Heres the rest of them...

I think this is the S. S. Hibernia... built in 1900, became HMS Tara during WWI, and was su nk by a torpedo in 1915. ( I'm sure Justin can put us straight on that one! ;-)



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Postby enviro500 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 3:06 pm

Hi Cambria,

I hope all the family are well in Tasmania, I am keeping up to date with Sealink-Holyhead, brilliant site.

Here's one for you Two of my friends (Him & Her) retiring from the police in May and moving to Cyprus..They asked me for some routes as they wanted to go as far as possible by road. Having deliberated, as I used a lot of these routes while with Leyland to eastern Eureope and Yugoslavia I suggested go by road to Brindisi from Calais then Ferry to Western Greece Igoumenitsa - then by road to Athens - ferry to Rhodes and ferry again Rhodes to Limassol. The reasonong being is that the Balkans are a bit tricky and roads are still bad in places from the war, bandits in Bosnia and as they are taking a brand new Mitsubishi 4X4 they would be mad. Turkey is deifintely a no go also at present.

If you have any suggestions I would appreciate it however. I had also suggested maybe a cargo vessel which would take them a car on a one way to Cyprus (as some lines do)
All the best ,

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