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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Rocker » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:01 am

You are amazing Micheál hellllo hellllo . I go around with me eyes closed.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:30 pm

Sorry Michael, I was sure the Sussex St. one was on the wall at Marine Road.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Micheál » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:13 am

Strum wrote:Sorry Michael, I was sure the Sussex St. one was on the wall at Marine Road.


You're right about that junction on Marine Road, but not the name . . .

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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:50 am

Ah, apologies, duh. :oops:


I'd start nicking these signs now before the coco throws them in a skip, for preservation purposes like. ;) Need a lookout? Got Bike, will cycle...
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby jabra » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:02 pm

Micheál there are plenty of inconsistencies in the signpostings in Irish around the area. Take the Noggin for instance from the time
the Pearse estate was built the Irish for Pearse was Mac Piarais or so all the signs said. Not anymore at the bottom of Pearse Rd
and pearse Pk there are two signs one on the wall of what we call the new houses and one directly underneath on poles on the
footpath One reads Bothar Mac Piarais and the other Bothar an Phiarsaigh the same on Pearse Pk Pairc Mac Piarais and underneath
Pairc an Phiarsaigh. At the top of Pearse Ave left hand side it has Ascaill Mac Piarais and on the right Ascaill an Phiaraigh the''S'' is missing.
In Pearse Villas one sign has Bailtíní an Phiarsaigh one has Bailtíní Mac piarais Tite an Piarais and finally Bailtíní na Phiarsaigh that's four
variations for Pearse Villas .I spoke to a guy from the Town Hall who's department has something to do with signposting and he was amazed
at what I had to say and promised to do something about it. That was eighteen months ago and its still the same and its not only in the Noggin
its happened at the top of Churchview Rd leading down to Ballybrack the sign reads Ascaill when it clearly should be Bóthar.
Until quite recently the sign at the top of Patrick St in Dunlaoghaire read Phadaig with the ''R'' missing but that has been rectified.
On Eblana Ave the Irish for Ave is Slighe while up on Wolfe Tone and Desmond Ave's the Irish for Ave is Cuilbealac I have a feeling that word
translated would mean cul-de sac could be wrong about that but both those Ave's are in fact cul-de- sac's.
The next time anyone is in the city around The Dail have a look at the sign on wall junction of Molesworth St and Kildare St
This sign reads Kildare St and in Irish Sráid Teach Laighean so is it Molesworth St or is it Leinster House St dunno but I think it could be
very confusing for someone learning the lingo
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Jemser » Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:31 pm

Yes there are lots of inconsistencies, take Sallynoggin for instance. Someplaces it is An Naigin and other places it is Saile an Cnochain. About four or five years ago I had a word with a local FF TD, she assued me that she would investigate as she had been a teacher of the Irish language in her former life. Needless to say I am still awaiting her answer on the anomalies. :?
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:56 pm

Also in Sallynoggin, Church Place is Plás an Teampall, it's not a Temple, Kill is the usual translation for Church, Shankill, Killiney etc... I'd hate to be a student of the Irish language these days.

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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:45 pm

Okay here's one == Where is " TOWER BRIDGE " ?????
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:19 pm

Holla wrote:Okay here's one == Where is " TOWER BRIDGE " ?????



Seapoint, the bridge down to the Martello Tower.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Holla » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:16 pm

Quick off the mark Strum,well done I was hoping to get a bit of mileage out of it but I guess the word tower would have been a bit of a give away.
All the times I've been on that bridge but tend to look on it as the road to Brighton vale/Seapoint this morning I saw the plaque "Tower bridge 1834 ".
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Sun Nov 13, 2016 5:39 pm

Holla wrote:Quick off the mark Strum,well done I was hoping to get a bit of mileage out of it but I guess the word tower would have been a bit of a give away.
All the times I've been on that bridge but tend to look on it as the road to Brighton vale/Seapoint this morning I saw the plaque "Tower bridge 1834 ".



I lived beside Trafalgar Tce for a while and that's what the locals called it. I never noticed a plaque though.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Rocker » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:15 am

Well done you two. Never knew that and of course had to get into Google maps to walk the little man around.I passed that all my life and never saw it.
1834 was the year the railway was built and that access would have been constructed then.
Oh, the happy years we spent running over that roadbridge with our togs and towels for our day out at Seapoint...all the way from the Rock.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Micheál » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:18 am

Where is this to be found? (There is more than one)
What is it?

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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Holla » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:20 am

Any chance of a clue I'm thinking it has something to do with safety or warning looking at the markings or perhaps of a nautical nature dontknow
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby skins » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:45 pm

An emergency flare?
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:19 pm

A bike lock?
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Micheál » Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:57 pm

Holla wrote:Any chance of a clue I'm thinking it has something to do with safety or warning looking at the markings or perhaps of a nautical nature dontknow


Yeah - that's what I thought at first. But I now think it has a much more mundane purpose. & not that close to the sea by the way.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Micheál » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:00 pm

Strum wrote:A bike lock?


There's a lock there but, apart from securing the 'device', it has no role in its function. The lock is necessary because the 'device' is located in a fairly isolated (at times) location.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Micheál » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:03 pm

Hint 1: Recall, there is more than one. They are spread over several locations
Hint 2: It's function can be detected by close-up examination.
Hint 3: Each one is a tiny bit different from the others.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:55 pm

Some type of emergency charger?
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Gerald » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:03 pm

Anything to do with orienteering? The stamp could be inside the tube.
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby keeper » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:21 pm

Is it an explosive device for warning an oncoming train of danger ahead, placed at different distances from the danger dontknow dontknow dontknow
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Micheál » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:33 pm

Gerald wrote:Anything to do with orienteering? The stamp could be inside the tube.


I'm awarding the prize to Gerald.

I spotted two of these on Killiney Hill. The one pictured is at the Obelisk. There is another attached to the bench at that viewing spot half way up from the Coffee Shop.

The tube contains a "stapler-like device with teeth that imprint a pattern on whatever card is offered up. Presumably different teeth patterns for different devices.

But the fact that they are so robustly fixed to their hosts is remarkable. Note how this one uses an anchor drilled into the concrete base under the seat. Maybe, rather than orienteering, they are there to record the attendance of park staff or security personnel. Yet, when I mentioned them to one of the staff there, he had no idea what I was talking about.

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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:42 pm

Micheál wrote: The one pictured is at the Obelisk.


I was trying to figure it out with the stone it was attached to. Where near the Obelisk?


Hint 2: It's function can be detected by close-up examination.



Um, ok, that didn't work, and now that I know what it is, I still don't know what it is. :lol:
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Re: Know yer town do ye?

Postby Strum » Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:44 pm

I'm awarding the prize to Gerald.



Well done Ger. wuu What did you get? :D
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