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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Toss » Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:20 pm

Well done Sinead, I dont know Grammer personally but his posts on here are enough to show the caliber of the man. Heres wishing him all the best and thank you for updating us.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Snowhite » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:40 am

Sinead wrote:Well folks, I visited Grammer this afternoon. He is in the height of comfort in his
warm room and his son minding him. I gave him the good wishes of all of you.
Young Tommy said if any of his Dad's friends want to visit they are welcome, just
make sure it is after 2.00.p.m. He feels visitors are good for his Dad, the carers
are at the house in the mornings hence the after 2.00.p.m.

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Good to hear that Sinead, I often ask friends how he is doing. I don't get over that way very much now, but always thinking of Grammer. I asked my friend to drop in a card I got for him awhile ago wishing him well and saying all on the site were thinking of him. I hope he got it. :(
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby gingertom » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:05 pm

I must offer my best wishes to Grammer and hope that he gets well soon to enjoy a peaceful and restful Christmas. I don't know the gentleman but He should be given a computer as a present to get back into the chats.....if doesn't have one!
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Navanman » Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:01 am

Grammer if you are still logging in. I am so sorry to hear you are not well. Only heard about it today. Thinking about you.


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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Rocker » Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:51 am

It just dawned on me yesterday 6th January that we never celebrated nollaig na mban in the Rock. When I went to work it was mostly with people from different parts of the country and they spoke about all the "old traditions", like the "wran boys", "first footing", "patterns/stations" and nollaig na mban...a mixture of church and pagan celebrations.

Could it be that we over on this suburb of the city were too angelicised that we ditched all the old traditions and wanted to blend in?

I do remember Corpus Christie processions...when we would march as a church and play hymns over loud speakers all over the town. But the rest of the time we just assimilated and didn't act too Irish.

What do you think?? Is it because we lost our native tongue and didn't have the words for the old celebrations?? just wondering???
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby jabra » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:49 pm

Just beware folks.people have been receiving calls again from
+375602605281
+37127913091
+37178565072
+56322553736
+37052529259
+255901130460
or any numers starting
+375
+371
+381
One ring & hang up
if youcall back they can copy your contact list in3 secs. If you have bank or credit card details on your phone
they can copy that also.
+375 is from Belarus
+371 =Latvia
+381=Serbia
+563=Valparaiso
+370= Vilnius
+250=Tanzania
Don't answer or call back
Also don't Press hash 90 or hash 09 on your mobile if asked by a caller. Its seemingly a new trick to access your SIM card
Make calls at you expense and frame you as a criminal.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby keeper » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:44 am

Thanks Jabra ! I got a few calls from a couple of those numbers, when I don't recognise a number I don't answer, I check the prefixes on Google to see country of origin and it's usually one of the countries on your list.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby bugrock » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:47 am

They are not exclusive to Ireland. We get them too! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:11 pm

Thanks Jabra,as they say forewarned is forearmed,
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Sinead » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:20 am

Thanks for the warning, I'll watch out for odd numbers trying to contact me.
Got a 'pushing' email to-day, I must say it did look good but I just deleted it.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Sinead » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:03 pm

I got two of those telephone calls to-day!

Folks, this morning I visited Epic Ireland which is housed in what I knew as Stack A (bonded warehouse) and is now called CHQ Building. It is a fantastic museum all about our Emigrants. If you take the bus/dart to Pearse Station walk down Lombard Street and across the river and you are there. Well worth a visit, I will be back.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby jwdalk » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:23 pm

There's a medal coming up for auction in Whyte's soon originally awarded to Henry Wiliams in 1881, when he was the cox on the Dun Laoghaire lifeboat. He and his son were drowned in the attempt to rescue the Palme on Christmas Eve 1895. I'm just wondering whether any of his descendants know that that this is coming up for sale? Maybe somebody on this forum might know somebody related to him, It would be a great shame if the family lost the opportunity to get it back.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby jabra » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:05 pm

Warning from an I.T. buddy today that a video is coming out from WhatsApp called MARTINELLI.
Do not open it. It hacks your phone and nothing will fix. Spread the word.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby keeper » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:13 pm

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Rocker » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:12 pm

When I read these postings about hackers and smart phones..I thank God that I never succumbed to the 21st Century. I only have a basic mobile for emergencies.

Thank Jabra for the tip off I've told my pals with the Whats app.
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Micheál » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:58 pm

A puzzle for you "loonies" out there.

I was taking some practise shots of the full moon this evening. This was shot from the Joyce Tower looking out to sea.

When I got home, I noticed something strange.

Look closely at each photo and notice those shadows moving right to left. Now it wasn't a totally clear night so you'd expect clouds and there were indeed lots. But the wind direction was moving them left to right. Whatever was in these frames (9 seconds between 1st and third) was moving in the opposite direction!

Image3-shot by Dún Laoghaire Micheál, on Flickr

I can rule out a scratched or dirty lens because any imperfections would be "focused away" on most shots, especially one aimed at such a distance. Besides, the camera wasn't moving - it was on a tripod.

My best guess is a flock of seabirds - maybe heading for Howth

Any ideas? Should I keep my tinfoil hat on?
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Strum » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:02 am

Wow Micheal, great shots and thanks for the settings tip. Whatever that was was moving very fast. :o
Can you post one with the original resolution so we can zoom in?
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby bugrock » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:06 am

Bug on the windscreen???
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Micheál » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:14 am

Ive updated my earlier post so you can click through. The three original shots are there too but not much more to see.

Bugs on the windscreen, scratches, dirt etc would have gotten 'focused away" in such a long shot. I'm guessing birds

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby keeper » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:38 am

God bless your eyesight :cry: I can't see anything even with zooming in and your indicator dontknow excellent photos thumbright
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby bugrock » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:04 am

Just kiddin' about the bug. Brilliant photography, though 8-)
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:18 am

Haven't a clue what they/it could be. Brilliant shot and well worth checking out with some experts
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Rocker » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:08 am

Well far from it I was reared but I've just come back after a long holiday in Chile. I had no idea what to expect and was thinking that Santiago de Chile would be filthy and bedraggled!! well it was spotless, beautiful, full of smart shops, restaurants, hotels and well too expensive for us!! I know there probably are poorer ghettos and miserable areas but we travelled for miles around the city and it was impressive. The madly expensive trip to Patagonia was unreal and it will take me a long time to assimilate all I saw and experienced. Up and down the Andes, in and out of vineyards, on about four rocky boats! all the time trying to understand Spanish ( not a word). We met a huge gang of ex pat irish and they are all doing very well and the irish dancing classes run by Matt Mulvey are inspirational. None of your wigs and make up just beautiful girls dancing all the old dances in the good old fashioned way. Brought a tear to my eye. Oh, of course it was tooooo hot about 40 degrees...no one goes out in it so I am as white as when I left Ireland. The ozone layer is very thin and you burn up without 100 factor cream!
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:45 am

As I said before, Marco Polo never travelled as much as you. Fair play to ya.Sounds very interesting,I suppose climbing Everest is next. wuu
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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Postby Holla » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:23 pm

Wow rocker I'm jealous of ya no sitting at home watching judge Judy or daytime tv for you fair play to you up and at it.
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