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Re: Sandycove

Postby Sputnik » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:20 pm

The opening page of Ullysses, Joyce's most renowned book, starts with him leaving the Martello Tower in Sandycove. He began his journey into Dublin from there on June 16th (Bloomsday). The entire story relates to just one day in the life of Leopold Bloom. His description of the sea at the Forty Foot goes thus:

"The snot-green Sea,
The scrotum-tightening Sea."

Indeed!
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Re: Sandycove

Postby grammer » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:50 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
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The entire story relates to just one day in the life of Leopold Bloom. His description of the sea at the Forty Foot goes thus:

"The snot-green Sea,
The scrotum-tightening Sea."

Indeed!

yeh agree with you -he was and is very over rated :D
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Re: Sandycove

Postby johndle » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:11 am

Well he was right
I often swam in the Forty Foot
And let Me tell you
When that cold Irish Sea
Went above your Knees
T"was more than your Scrotum
That Tightened
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Re: Sandycove

Postby grammer » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:37 am

:D :D :D :D :D :D
I's say you looked well waddling the down the rocks into the sea :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
holding onto your hollyhocks :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
and your towel over your head :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :P :P :P
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Re: Sandycove

Postby jordo » Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:47 pm

Snot green sea ........ how descriptive. They don't write books like that anymore :D


Anyone remember this house? I came across this for sale ad in the Newspaper Archives.


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Re: Sandycove

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:01 pm

Remember a lot of similar houses but not the verandah,a real touch of class.
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Strum » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:22 pm

Don't remember it Jordo. A very fine house though.
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Re: Sandycove

Postby skins » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:17 pm

I remember the veranda alright.......was it somewhere around the bottom of Burdett Avenue?

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Re: Sandycove

Postby jordo » Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:19 pm

I would have gone along with you at first Skins. When I started going back out to D/L the verandah was one of the things I missed. There is a photo of the house on Burdett Aenue on page 4 and if you look at it you will see there is a large amount of space between the side of the house and the road and this did not sit well with the memories I had of the verandah and confirmed by the old photo. It got to the stage that When I came across the ad in the old newspaper I went for another look and what threw it for me was the chimneys. As you can see they are set well back from the gable end. If you look at Google Maps you will see that the aerial view would fit in better with the house on the next road up Ballygihen Avenue. The only other explanation is that the whole house was demolished.
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Strum » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:21 pm

Was it demolished and replaced with that Apartment Block between Glasthule and Sandycove?
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Re: Sandycove

Postby jordo » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:42 pm

Nah Strum, that was Seabank. Seabank was the name of the house I googled which led me to the Site originally.
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Re: Sandycove

Postby grammer » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:14 pm

after consulting the boss -
Kay says yes she remembers it -the verandah was painted always in blue and white -and would have been as you already said jordo-more or less on or beside Ballygihen Avenue !
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Re: Sandycove

Postby jordo » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:59 pm

Mrs G to the rescue AGAIN!!! Thanks Kay we would be lost without you :D
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Denis Cromie » Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:49 am

Who needs the Xfactor when we have the Kfactor. :D :D
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Re: Sandycove

Postby grammer » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:09 pm

Today is of course Bloomsday - :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
enough said about that! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Sandycove

Postby johndle » Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:35 pm

Time yet again to Venture in to "The Snot Green Sea"
One hand on your Bolo the other on your Heart
And then up to Queens for a Pink Champagne
See you there about 6 Grammer
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Denis Cromie » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:07 pm

Don't forget the swim in the Forty Foot venturing into the scrotum tightening sea.

And don't be such a Molly, sure its June and everything is about to bloom
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Strum » Thu Jun 16, 2011 7:56 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:Don't forget the swim in the Forty Foot venturing into the scrotum tightening sea.



Laughed my boll*x off Denis! :lol:
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Re: Sandycove

Postby grammer » Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:25 pm

:D :D :D :D :D
straw hats everywhere today
but where was the rearless feeder of the joyous Joycean day of the year???
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Strum » Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:37 pm

I saw some lovely old vintage cars going through the town yesterday. No camera with me though. :D
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Enviro500 » Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:13 pm

Guys & Girls,
Who remembers the Dances at Sandycove Tennis Club, 1964/5...Just before Caroline Opened...manys the happy night there..

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Re: Sandycove

Postby Doonie » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:02 pm

Strum wrote:Was it demolished and replaced with that Apartment Block between Glasthule and Sandycove?



Donnie Rock was at the bottom of Burdett Avenue and was bought by Dun Laoghaire Corporation in the mid 1960's when apparently it was not in great repair and they subsequently demolished it as part of a road widening plan for that bit of Marine Parade . The road widening scheme was abandoned .

The reason the chimneys look odd is that the demolition simply involved cutting down through the gable wall between Donnie Rock and the next house up the Avenue which was its pair and leaving in place the eight chimney pots - which really represented four fireplaces/ chimneys in each house.

The rendered gable remained like that until the early nineties when the remaining house was renovated and remodelled and the gable had two new windows put into it where some of the old chimney flues ran .

I think the house was probably actually known as Doonie Rock rather than the Donnie Rock in the advertisement .

Any idea of the date of the advertisement and what paper it was in . Is there by any chance have a bigger version of the ad that could be scanned in .
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Harjoe » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:00 pm

Enviro there were a couple of tennis clubs that ran record hops before Caroline opened, Sandycove was one and there was of course Longford Tennis Club where I remember you had to go early to get any chance of getting which I never did .
There was one on Green Road in Blackrock on Wednesday nights.
Most of the time our one was the St Kevins Hall in Sallynoggin on Tuesday and Thursday nights with Wally spinning the discs.
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Rocker » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:56 pm

Thank you Doonie for that great info. I had missed that post the first time around and I am busy reading. As you get older the mind plays trricks and I had a different location in mind. I remember it now.

Forgot to say welcome to the site. Hope you have lots more info for us.
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Re: Sandycove

Postby Enviro500 » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:45 am

Doonie,
Welcome aboard and we hope you will stay, not just a migrating bird...its a great local site
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