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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:36 am

keeper wrote:Nice tribute Strum, miss him teasing us all !



Well there you go Rocker and Keeper, maybe he is still teasing us all. ;)
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:39 am

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keeper wrote:Nice tribute Strum, miss him teasing us all !



Well there you go Rocker and Keeper, maybe he is still teasing us all. ;)


what a great thought. I can hear his rasping laugh :lol: Oh and I must put in his little green man :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:26 am

Great photo of the Eagle house. Never remember a shop called the Eagle House or was it part of the pub?




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Re: Site.

Postby bugrock » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:10 pm

Anyone know of Andy Vesey who managed The Eagle House in the sixties. Young Andy and I and another used to be good friends - great memories! Andy's sister was a beautiful person, shame we all grew up and went our separate ways. Wish those days were back.

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Re: Site.

Postby jabra » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:14 pm

I remember a guy called Noel Vesey who was a barman in the Thatch in the noggin would have been around late 60's early 70's.
Don't know any more about him or where he is now.
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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:09 pm

I remember Ken Vesey, he played in nets for St. Joseph'd Boys and a brother worked as a clerical worker in the Town Hall. They were Andy's sons.
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Re: Site.

Postby bugrock » Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:28 pm

Was that Andy Snr or Jr., Denis? I'm going back to the Sixties.
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Re: Site.

Postby Jemser » Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:04 am

Eugene Vesey retired from the council and lives in the first house after Power City and Noel Vesey retired from BD Pottery Road some years ago and lives somewhere locally.
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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:38 am

bugrock wrote:Was that Andy Snr or Jr., Denis? I'm going back to the Sixties.


Senior,manager of Eagle House.
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Re: Site.

Postby bugrock » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:24 am

Thanks Denis, musta been Andy Jr in the Town Hall then.
All the best to them. Times I wish I had never left.
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Re: Site.

Postby Sinead » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:11 pm

Love the Portal Picture Strum. McCulloughs was a great shop. Do any of you remember the fantastic
sale they had after the fire? My Mam bought lots of smoke damaged linen sheets, table cloths
and other items. The scrubbing board was out in no time getting the smell out of these items.

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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:04 pm

Sinead wrote:Love the Portal Picture Strum. McCulloughs was a great shop. Do any of you remember the fantastic
sale they had after the fire? My Mam bought lots of smoke damaged linen sheets, table cloths
and other items. The scrubbing board was out in no time getting the smell out of these items.

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Good to see you back posting Sinead, an Aunt of mine did a lot of the alterations for Mc Culloughs back in the seventies and I think at one stage there was more of Mc C's material in her house than there was in the shop ! I used to look forward to receiving her b/day xmas presents as she would inevitably give me a treasured pair of branded jeans 8-)
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:46 pm

When you posted the photo of McCullaghs I just couldn't remember where it was. I got the little man from Google to walk down the street and it is where part of Pennys is now!

Curiosity got the better of me and I wondered who were the McCullaghs!!

In the 1901 census a family of McCullagh lived at 84 Lower Georges Street a shop occupying 12 rooms. John McCullagh from Leitrim.

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... _/1318974/

by the 1911 census they are in 83 lower Georges Street described as a warehouse with 28 rooms

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/p ... wer/91153/
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:43 pm

Rocker wrote: and it is where part of Pennys is now!



Shaw's actually. ;)
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:41 pm

Oh Strum...we need a nice photo on the Portal to cheer us up!!

I was going to e mail a photo of me in my togs enjoying the sunshine...but I think it would be OTT :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Strum » Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:31 am

Rocker wrote:Oh Strum...we need a nice photo on the Portal to cheer us up!!

I was going to e mail a photo of me in my togs enjoying the sunshine...but I think it would be OTT :lol: :lol: :lol:



Sorry, yes Rocker, I was going to. Showez your Bikini shot then and you can be calendar girl for the Month. ;)
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:03 am

Strum wrote:
Rocker wrote:Oh Strum...we need a nice photo on the Portal to cheer us up!!

I was going to e mail a photo of me in my togs enjoying the sunshine...but I think it would be OTT :lol: :lol: :lol:



Sorry, yes Rocker, I was going to. Showez your Bikini shot then and you can be calendar girl for the Month. ;)


:lol: :lol: :lol: If I put that up the site would go viral and make the RTE news :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:17 am

Ah sure Rocker,go on,go on,go on. :lol:
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Re: Site.

Postby Toss » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:10 pm

Rocker wrote:
Oh Strum...we need a nice photo on the Portal to cheer us up!!

I was going to e mail a photo of me in my togs enjoying the sunshine...but I think it would be OTT :lol: :lol: :lol:



Well we could do with something get to the numbers up .... the active member numbers are dwindling with just a few of us posting, soon it will just be the lurkers and voyuers :twisted:
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Re: Site.

Postby Rocker » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:30 pm

Hey Strum, that is too melancholic!!

I haven't been out on the beach since the Storms but a neighbour tells me that a load of the beach was washed away. they were fierce pounding waves during storms. Erosion is hitting us....Oh should put this on the moan line!!





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Re: Site.

Postby Jemser » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:39 pm

Super Portal picture there Strum, lovely composition, well done.
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Re: Site.

Postby keeper » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:46 am

Great photo Strum, silhouettes and moody blue hues are brilliant wuu
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Re: Site.

Postby gingertom » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:54 pm

That is a fantastic image Strum. I would interpret it as illustrating the everlasting preponderance of nature over human materiality but also showing the saffron-like fragility of both. Maybe it shows how, we as humans, can and do, by our actions, negatively impact on that which sustains us.....which we can so obviously and so easily, take for granted.
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Re: Site.

Postby Strum » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:11 pm

Thanks folks, one of those moments.
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Re: Site.

Postby bugrock » Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:49 pm

Clever!
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