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Re: Around the town.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:11 pm

Terrible, classic case of big business trying to bully the little guy...



http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/co ... 62262.html
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:25 pm

Strum wrote:Terrible, classic case of big business trying to bully the little guy...



http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/co ... 62262.html


Saw that. As far as I can remember the Davis family did the papers from late 60's or early 70's. Hope he can find the agreement.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:14 am

Rocker wrote: As far as I can remember the Davis family did the papers from late 60's or early 70's.


I don't know Rocker. Scoop Johnson had the business in the 60's - 70's and well before that, till he passed away. I did the daily paper rounds with my friend his Grandson and collected the money at the end of the week etc. Mid-70's Scoop passed away and I have no idea how the business passed hands after that. :?:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Sat Mar 25, 2017 2:55 pm

As far as I remember George Davis took over the newspapers from Peader Kenny
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:54 pm

jabra wrote:As far as I remember George Davis took over the newspapers from Peader Kenny




And didn't Peader work for Scoop?
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:51 pm

I think there were probably different agents for different papers i.e Press and Independent.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:58 pm

I don't think Peader worked for scoop
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Re: Around the town.

Postby skins » Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:40 pm

No, I think Peadar and his father( was it Jack?), had their own business.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:42 pm

I have no idea how it worked anyway, I worked for Scoop and thought he was the main man, but now that I think of it thanks to your comments, he had a limited delivery area and yes certain papers.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby bugrock » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:06 am

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:55 am

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Rocker » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:17 am

bugrock wrote:
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Hegalamale........as I remember......

I wish I'd asked more questions as a child but I think you had to buy the round. All my Da's family did the Indo in the 30's 40's and into the 50's. a dirty job. The house used to be full of papers and there was a lot of book work accounting for the sales and returns(cutting off the tops)...but, it was a job and plenty of fresh air and muscles from lugging around bundles of papers. The only photo I have of my grandfather is one of him reading the paper!!!
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:46 pm

Yis call yourselves Dun Laoghairites and you have forgotten Jimmy Rogerson
who, I think, sold papers on the disputed spot.
Other paper sellers were Mr. McGuirk and Mr. Lynch. Jimmy took over from
one of them, he delivered papers to my home many years ago.
All the paper men had their own routes and never crossed over on each
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:02 pm

Peadar's main pitch was outside Walters,I think George bought him out in the 60's/70's My own Father-in Law, Sammy Doyle sold them on the Carlisle Pier and had a paper round in the Farm and parts of Monkstown. There was also another notorious paper seller in the 30's/40's/50's called George Gibney. George tended to sell out of date papers and it was said that when he tried to sell one to a lady she told him that she gets all her news from the radio,he promptly told that she can't wipe her arse with the radio.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby skins » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:14 pm

Do any of you remember Peadar's father's name. He used to deliver to our house, and he had a nickname which I won't repeat here.
Denis, I think Peadar used to start his round up around Cooney's, and finish up at Walter's. If I remember correctly, at some stage he'd leave his bag of papers outside the pub and nip inside for some liquid refreshment (with a pair of hands on him as black as the ace of spades).
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:29 pm

I think that, as you said, it was Jack. I remember his nickname too but as you say best not mention it here, just in case there are some cat lovers. I remember his hands also,it was said that you could plant potatoes in them,but then that could be said of all newspaper men.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:25 pm

Peader's father was Jack and I also remember his nickname which I will not mention here
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Micheál » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:13 pm

Denis Cromie wrote: . . . he promptly told that she can't wipe her arse with the radio.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby Sinead » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:24 pm

Peader's brother was a barman in Walter Pub. I don't think any of the Kenny family kept the
business on. Jack was the father of the family, he never seemed to mind his nick name, but
then again maybe he just put on a brave face.

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Re: Around the town.

Postby skins » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:31 pm

Never heard that before, Sinéad; in fact I didn't even know there was a brother.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:50 pm

Yeh there was his brother John, who worked in Crokes and later as a postman in Dun Laoghaire and a sister Mary, who I think went to England as a young girl. Their mother died young and Jack married again and that brought another 5/6, children. There was Paddy, Brendan, Rosleen, Michael and I think there may have been 2 younger ones but can't recall their names.
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Strum » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:59 pm

So eh what's this nickname? Make it cryptic, I'm sure I could figure it out. :lol:
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Re: Around the town.

Postby jabra » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:11 pm

John Kenny worked as a barman in the Noggin Inn for a few years before he became a postman. He lived in o'rourk pk right behind
the noggin inn sadly he died about sixteen years ago. Oh well here goes the nickname was "Lash the Cat"
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Re: Around the town.

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:15 am

jabra wrote:John Kenny worked as a barman in the Noggin Inn for a few years before he became a postman. He lived in o'rourk pk right behind
the noggin inn sadly he died about sixteen years ago. Oh well here goes the nickname was "Lash the Cat"


There was no need for that Jabra. You must remember that we now live in an era of "Political Correctness" and what should have been said was, he was over exuberant in his use of a corrective device on a member of the feline community. :lol: Nicknames were very much part of my childhood period,some were clever but many could be hurtful like Stump Durkin, Red Eye Lawlor, Crutch Kelly, Ning Nong Reid, Beck the Dummy etc. Quite a few of us had them and readily accepted them.
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