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Postby grammer » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:53 pm

heard on the news today that demolition teams are on the Carlile Pier

they are gonna flat the lot apparently -but leave anything with historical links :-| :-| :-| :-|
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Postby Strum » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:00 pm

Oh no. Better get a few last shots eh! :cool:
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Postby grammer » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:01 pm

dead right strum -anyone near the pier use your camera quick--
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Postby KellyKid » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:38 pm

grammer wrote:dead right strum -anyone near the pier use your camera quick--


http://www.dlharbour.ie/content/history ... e_pier.php

Here is a link to some pics on Harbour website - KK
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Postby Strum » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:40 pm

Thats exactly what I tried to do today Kelly! I told them I was from the Heritage society, sent down by the Harbour Company to record the Pier for posterity.
They wern't having ANY of it! Even the Harbour Police tried to get me in...absolutely no way!
Richard Boyd Barrett was there being interviewed and no way was he getting in either!
Anyway it will be gone in six weeks apart from the Victorian steel construction which is marked as protected.



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That's the protected steel shed in the middle.


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Postby Strum » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:43 pm

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Maybe they wont let anybody in because it looks like Asbestos those panels they are taking off???



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Postby Snowhite » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:27 pm

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Postby Strum » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:37 pm

Haha much better Snowy! I never even went around the other side. What's with the little Lightship?
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Postby Snowhite » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:39 pm

Dont know ?? still waiting for someone to buy it I suppose ;-) What would ye's say if we all clubed together and bought it ????????
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Postby grammer » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:01 am

ahhh brilliant everyone
great to see the photos
how many thousands -no hundreds of thousands of people have gone thru'
"the pier" since the 1850/60/70s
on their way to a new life -many never to return
and in the good days passing backwards and forwards to new homes in the UK and returning once /twice -maybe more often to the town and old home
others waiting for the train into the city and their connections to the towns and cities through out the country -many often stepping out at mainline stations and making their way down the old roads and boreens to the back of beyond and their families and homes

a part of the past is biting the dust now

in a few years time -who will remember ????

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Postby Strum » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:23 am

Snowhite wrote:What would ye's say if we all clubed together and bought it ????????



Yeah what about both of them, they look so cute together haha!

More money in a lightship restaurant than farming Snowy! :cool: :D ;-)
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Postby Strum » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:25 am

Great ones Grammer. :cool:
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Postby farmboy » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:45 am

Grammer, between you and Strum and Snowy theres a lot of pleasure to be gleaned from all your photos, great stuff altogether.! I,ve too much on at the moment but I,ll be back. :cool:
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Postby grammer » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:49 am

regards to you both friend--
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Postby jobyred » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:43 pm

Excelent work guys, the best photos ive seen. I went to take a look and i have to say it brought a great big tear to my eye to see it been hacked at with that JCB. My brother Noel worked the ramp there for years and my unckel Harry Shortall tied up the ferrys. I could go anywhere around that pier because everyone who worked there knew me. Imagine the amount of men who went to war from there and the millions who emigrated to find better lives. Mindboggling.... it will be sadly missed.
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Postby Strum » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:28 pm

jobyred wrote:Imagine the amount of men who went to war from there and the millions who emigrated to find better lives. Mindboggling.... it will be sadly missed.



Between all the shipping lines over the years I'm sure they can come up with an approximation of how many people went through the harbour since it was built???
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Postby jordo » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:55 pm

Heard the photos are great Guys, looking forward to see them. :D
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Postby grammer » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:14 pm

eye eye ;-) ;-)
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Postby spudseamus » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:53 am

ahh they wouldn't treat asbestos sheeting like dat would they? -- surly not :shock:
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Postby KellyKid » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:00 pm

jobyred wrote:Excelent work guys, the best photos ive seen. I went to take a look and i have to say it brought a great big tear to my eye to see it been hacked at with that JCB. My brother Noel worked the ramp there for years and my unckel Harry Shortall tied up the ferrys. I could go anywhere around that pier because everyone who worked there knew me. Imagine the amount of men who went to war from there and the millions who emigrated to find better lives. Mindboggling.... it will be sadly missed.


My great-uncle Henry "Hen" Kelly also worked there - he used to bring me comics which were not yet available in the shops and I was the envy of all the lads in my class. I often asked him what he did and he used to tell me that he tied up the ferry too - I always wondered what he did the rest of the time. Harry Shortall is also a relation of mine on my fathers side.

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Picture shows three Kelly brothers taken in Royal St. George Yatch Club, from left to right:
Henry (Hen) Kelly - worked on the Carlille Pier "tying up the mailboat"
Joe Kelly - worked as a Pilot in Dublin Port
William "Willa" Kelly - my grandfather - who went on to work on the dredger in Dun Laoghaire and was at one time cox of the DL lifeboat.
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Postby Strum » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:50 pm

spudseamus wrote:ahh they wouldn't treat asbestos sheeting like dat would they? -- surly not :shock:



I think they have masks on but I'm not sure if Asbestos is dangerous in sheeting form like that, dunno though?
We had a shed at home covered in that sheeting growing up.
Actually it's still there!
I noticed a huge factory at the end of the M50 recently and that roof looks like the same sheeting aswell???
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Postby jordo » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:40 pm

I didn't know the shed thingy was still there. I came across a photo on the 'Net taken from inside of it of the Marine Hotel, will look for it on Monday.
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Postby Strum » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:35 pm

Some more I rooted out. From about a year or so ago.



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No Lightships this time, and a UFO. Looks like the Top Hat Farmboy photo'ed off Killiney Beach! :D



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