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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Snowhite » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:51 pm

stillorgan boy wrote:Did anyone work in Quinnsworth, Stillorgan back in the day ?


No but I worked in Lipton's (where McDonald's is now) in the early 70's
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Strum » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:55 pm

Snowhite wrote: Lipton's


Ha Liptons, I remember it there well, but it reminded me of the one in D/L, I think the first supermarket after Connollys in the town, but there was a Mc Williams next door I think aswell. Was that it? Sorry to take away from the Stillorgan topic.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby stillorgan boy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:57 am

Lipton's Stillorgan 1972.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:17 am

Gosh stillorgan boy...now I remember it. We didn't have a car so any trips to Stillorgan were on foot. We mostly just looked around and marvelled at the place. It was like going to America.Seems so thick now when I tell people how rural Blackrock and Stillorgan were.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby stillorgan boy » Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:12 am

Yes Rocker it was rural. Back in the day most would know or recognise most around Stilorgan. Was down the shopping centre last Tuesday and didn't know a sinner.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Rocker » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:01 pm

Ha stillorgan boy...I feel the same about Blackrock. When we were children we knew everyone and what they had for their breakfast. Now, whenever I go down I am lucky to meet one or two old Rockers. There are lots of "blow ins" who think they have to drive 4x4's and talk in an affected DART accent...Lord spare me !!
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Strum » Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:40 pm

Rocker wrote:talk in an affected DART accent..



You mean DORT? :D
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Snowhite » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:36 pm

stillorgan boy wrote:Lipton's Stillorgan 1972.




OMG, that brings back some good and bad memories ;) Great Photo
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby stillorgan boy » Sun Apr 26, 2015 11:09 am

The Original Quinnsworth Stillorgan
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Rocker » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:16 pm

Gosh, that Portal picture of Golden Discs in Stilloran is a blast from the past. I was never there but, my late brother who had gone to Oatlands spent a misguided youth hanging around the Bowling Alley and the record shop in Stillorgan. Nice to think of him in that shop now that I know what it looks like.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby stillorgan boy » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:45 pm

Bought my first record in there..... "Bye Bye Baby", yes by the Bay City Rollers!
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Toss » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:43 pm

stillorgan boy wrote:Bought my first record in there..... "Bye Bye Baby", yes by the Bay City Rollers!



Ha ha not to many stillorgan lads would admit to that one ...... it was Quo / Sweet / Slade for my patrician mates :lol:

Althought I think I was suckered in by the Top of the Pops covers in Golden Discs when I bought my first LPs :

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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Rocker » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:53 pm

Ha ha we did a big tidy up last year and found loads of those old LP's...of course we played them and then dumped them....but, maybe we shoulda kept them....

Next to the Shopping Centre there is a sort of annex with a few shops facing onto the overflow car park. Two shops in there are great.

Stillorgan Decor for all your paints and bits and pieces...I am always getting great advice and good discoounts for bulk buy.

Bedroom Elegance..wardrobe makers. I started dealing with these on Dorset Street over 25 years ago and when I moved I contacted them again. Same great crew, same great prices, same great workmanship.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Strum » Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:19 pm

Toss wrote: Slade



First single I ever bought... :lol: But bought in D/L, a record shop on the corner beside the Church, I think it's the E.B.S. now, but can't remember the name of it. :?:
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby jwdalk » Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:24 pm

Was that record shop called Stanleys? I think they had a newsagent upstairs and a record shop downstairs. They had a similiar arrangement in a number of shops in the city as well.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Toss » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:29 pm

Strum wrote:
Toss wrote: Slade

First single I ever bought... :lol: But bought in D/L, a record shop on the corner beside the Church, I think it's the E.B.S. now, but can't remember the name of it. :?:
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I knew a Liam O'Brien .... and families like the Dorans, Leonards, McEntee's, Murphys, Peacocks and more.

I am not sure what my first single purchase was but this would be close ...



and I still have it :lol:
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby stillorgan boy » Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:56 am

I think there was also a Murray's record shop in Stillorgan Shopping Centre back in the day.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Rocker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:08 am

Passing Stillorgan Shopping Centre tonight I noticed a big hoarding around Tescos. It looks like the building over it has been demolished.

Also noticed a Gotham South restaurant where the old chinese used to be. Years ago we used to go to the Gotham Cafe in Anne's Street so must give this a try. I remember great calizones !
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Rocker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:25 pm

Well my visit to Stillorgan yesterday was an eye opener. It was SO busy. Got a place in the overflow car park..just! Now called Stillorgan Village. The Kilkenny shop was buzzing with a sale and everyone was in the Cmas mood!!
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby stillorgan boy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:04 pm

Yes Rocker they've done a big job on the Tesco up there and taken a chunk of the car park for the build. The overflow really is the place to park, no hassle getting in or out of it. A few relatively new shops seem to have injected new life into the centre, Donnybrook Fair seems to be very popular. A bit pricey but they have nice stuff. What I miss most in the Shopper is a decent bakery/coffee shop where you can get some nice cream cakes and freshly baked bread such as milk-pans, batch and turnover loaves. There are coffee shops there but they're all too rustic. I don't know where they are going with the Stillorgan Village thing ! Some misdirected marketing ploy I would think. Stillorgan Shopping Centre as we know was proudly the first SC built in the country. You would imagine that they would want to acentuate that. The mind boggles!
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Sinead » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Sure all the new 'whizz kids' know it all and just have to employ
consultants who know damm all about the history. Just look at
the tipsy Shamrock on Aer Lingus - how much did that cost?

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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Toss » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:38 pm

Sinead wrote:Sure all the new 'whizz kids' know it all and just have to employ
consultants who know damm all about the history. Just look at
the tipsy Shamrock on Aer Lingus - how much did that cost?

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wuu wuu wuu what a waste.
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Re: Stillorgan Shopping Centre

Postby Holla » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:16 pm

Sinead wrote:Sure all the new 'whizz kids' know it all and just have to employ
consultants who know damm all about the history. Just look at
the tipsy Shamrock on Aer Lingus - how much did that cost?

Sinéad

Agree, and what about the money it cost to change eircom to eir something like 15million if I remember correctly telephone numbers is right
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