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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Sinead » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:54 am

Now, now, Jemser, behave yourself and stop getting tetchy just 'cause we didn't all jump to answer the question, I'll have
to have words with your mother about you.

If you can find out when Cyril Isaacson died you will know when the shop ceased trading, he was the owner. I know one of his
relatives was active on FB in the Dun Laoghaire section about a year or so ago. I regularly bought my glasses there but for the life of me I just cannot remember when they closed. Sorry I can't be more helpful.

I think the Internet cafe was in the old Morris Wallpaper Shop.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Strum » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:34 pm

Jemser wrote:Don't think it was Strum, it was another shop close to there.




Just wondering because the Internet Cafe was closed around 2004. thumbright
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Strum » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:42 pm

No doubt you've heard of the DART in D/L? How on earth does a DART derail at slow speed?
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby keeper » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:15 pm

Strum, I don't believe it matters how slow a train is moving to derail, just be thankful it wasn't moving at full speed !! not an expert on rail matters but I would suspect the points dontknow
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Micheál » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:45 pm

My son was on it !
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Sinead » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:02 pm

Hope he wasn't injured Micheál

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Micheál » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:21 pm

Were heading for the Solicitors shortly to have his injuries assessed.
He and the other 5,000 that were on board at the time.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Rocker » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:24 pm

Micheál wrote:Were heading for the Solicitors shortly to have his injuries assessed.
He and the other 5,000 that were on board at the time.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Strum » Sun Sep 17, 2017 12:54 am

Micheál wrote:Were heading for the Solicitors shortly to have his injuries assessed.
He and the other 5,000 that were on board at the time.
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Damn, I just missed that DART. Typical. :cry:
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby keeper » Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:59 pm

Garda estimate Micheál ?? They're pretty good at numbers aawhip hope your young man is ok and the whiplash is not too severe aawhip dontknow
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Sinead » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:42 am

Friends:

I am sure you will be pleased to hear Ireland made it into the Wall Street Journal
to-day, not for something about Michael O'Leary, because we have issued a stamp
to commerate Che Quevara! Thought you might like this snippet of useless info.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Toss » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:06 pm

Sinead wrote:Friends:

I am sure you will be pleased to hear Ireland made it into the Wall Street Journal
to-day, not for something about Michael O'Leary, because we have issued a stamp
to commerate Che Quevara! Thought you might like this snippet of useless info.

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Oh to be a fly on the wall when that decision was made ....... the expert committee on stamp design probably thought Che was Shay :roll:
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Jemser » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:37 am

Well after all his great great great great Grandfather was Irish. One of the Lynches from Galway.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Holla » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:45 am

Jemser wrote:Well after all his great great great great Grandfather was Irish. One of the Lynches from Galway.

Maybe from around Kinvara .....Shay Kinvara dontknow sorry couldn't resist.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Toss » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:53 pm

Holla wrote:
Jemser wrote:Well after all his great great great great Grandfather was Irish. One of the Lynches from Galway.

Maybe from around Kinvara .....Shay Kinvara dontknow sorry couldn't resist.


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he now sounds like a carpet cleaner ... "you do the Shay Kinvara and put the freshness back" !
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:52 pm

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Strum » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:18 pm

It’s official: Offaly is the most Catholic county, Dún Laoghaire the least :lol:



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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby spudseamus » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:03 pm

Yesterday I received the sad news that an old workmate and friend Jerry Wallace had passed away in Melbourne.
Jerry and I worked together in Farrells Eng on the west pier in Dun Laoghaire. Jerry was not built in the usual mould of a Sheetmetal worker and because of this he could and often and did rankle established views in many ways .
I remember him as a doer ! He was trailed at a couple of soccer clubs in England in the early 70's and it was at one of these trials he was found to have a shadow on a lung , TB .
Jerry accepted this in his own style ,set a path to conquer this hiccup and in a short space of time did so .
We tried to set up a small business in the after work hours no had many niche little contracts . Two of those that spring to mind were the art / balustrade in " Jon Days " hairdressing and the ground breaking " in its time" " Couples boutique " in Dublin .
After burning the candle from both ends for a while Jerry dropped a thought bubble one night" I'm thinking of emigrating to Australia " wow ! We did this and in the early months in Melbourne we supported each other and in time our lives took different paths .
Although we lost contact many years ago it does not diminish the sadness I feel today .
Farewell my friend and may your spirit return to the cosmos from whence it came .

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:06 pm

Very sad Spud,sorry to hear you have lost a mate. May he rest in peace.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Rocker » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:18 pm

Spudseamus,

What a lovely remembrance of your pal Jerry. I think our first workmates are and remain our best friends. I can't imagine the sadness you are feeling today. Not only your workmate but the one who blazed a trail with you to Melbourne. As you say "You dreamed the dream". May he rest in peace.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Micheál » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:21 pm

My condolences to you Spudseamus.
A most eloquent reflection on a life well lived.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Toss » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:34 pm

Sorry to hear that your pal passed away Spud..... we are all at that stage of life and its never easy to say goodbye to someone we have been close to. Its a year since I lost my best mate and all I can say is that life goes on for all of us and our pals would not want us to do anything other than live it to the full.

Celebrate his life with a parting glass and always remember that we are only here for a short time .... life is to be lived and feck the begrudgers (and politicians :twisted: ).

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby keeper » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:30 pm

Sad news Spud, may he rest in peace, it's hard to lose close pals, especially after what you two did together.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby spudseamus » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:02 pm

Thank you all for your kind replies .
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Sinead » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:18 am

Spudseamus:

I am so sorry for you in your loss, even though your paths changed such a pal is always
with you. May he Rest in Peace and may you celebrate his life in the way he would
have wished in the manner of your youth.

I am lucky to have survived both TB and Cancer but who knows what the next check
up will bring. Because I have lost so many friends in recent times I decided to make
a trip Himself and I talked about but never got to make. At this moment I am on a
train from New York to Chicago - Rocker HID will be hopping mad - I have just had
dinner and am feeling no pain.

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