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by Rocker
Tue May 26, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2519
Views: 203759

Re: Moan of the Month

Initially I thought we were doing a good job. But, as time is going on and the media are droning on about how bad the situation is, how we are to stay in, how the tourism sector is ruined, how we will not be able to travel this year, how we can't have a meal in a restaurant, how we can't get our hai...
by Rocker
Mon May 25, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2519
Views: 203759

Re: Moan of the Month

with the lockdown we have been doing THE biggest tidy up. Had a car full so off we went this early afternoon to Ballyogan dump (within our 5km). Well, it is the new Mecca. Cars to the right cars to the left, queues, women struggling with ginormous piles of everything. They are only allowing one car ...
by Rocker
Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: scall Dalkey
Replies: 124
Views: 19529

Re: scall Dalkey

with the lockdown I found this great seafood shop in Dalkey. they do home delivery and shop on line and collect.

https://robertsofdalkey.ie/fish-mongers/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo
by Rocker
Thu May 21, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Wicklow
Topic: Wicklow Roots
Replies: 127
Views: 19698

Re: Wicklow Roots

Greystones allotments on RTE

by Rocker
Thu May 21, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2519
Views: 203759

Re: Moan of the Month

Now my moan today. Taoiseach was just on the radio talking about the covid19 payment to those whose jobs were affected by situation. The blanket payment of 350 a week means that thousands are getting more a week than they were and some fellow from IBEC was on saying those people would not take up a ...
by Rocker
Tue May 19, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Famous and infamous Dunlaoghaire-ites
Topic: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk
Replies: 359
Views: 60576

Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

We take the kindness and cheerfulness of Dúnlaoghaireites for granted. But, yesterday I had a phone call from an elderly friend who only moved to the Boro in the last few years. He really knows very few and has been cocooning since the lock down. He got out for a stroll and was overjoyed that people...
by Rocker
Tue May 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2519
Views: 203759

Re: Moan of the Month

Well I have a no moan today. I got an email the other day from Dunnes in Cornelscourt. They have a new delivery service for those in a catchment are around the shop and thank god I am in it. The e mail itemised a load of products available and gave each a number. I just had to jot out what I wanted....
by Rocker
Tue May 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Killiney
Topic: Dolphins..................well nearly!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3699

Re: Dolphins..................well nearly!!

Rocker: why don't you ask DLRCOCO if they own the drone, if it is interfering with your basking you can get them to curtail their search area! Ah Sinead I'd say I have two chances slim and none!! Of course they would say they are not peeking! they are only seeing me in my P'J's no skinny sunbathing...
by Rocker
Tue May 19, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital Rochestown Avenue in 1960s
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital Rochestown Avenue in 1960s

That was a great video of the postal workers. The postal service is very much underrated and we should make sure that it is preserved in our communities. Very proud to have spent most of my working life there. You can indeed be proud of your colleagues Denis. For a number of years I have had two di...
by Rocker
Mon May 18, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Killiney
Topic: Dolphins..................well nearly!!
Replies: 22
Views: 3699

Re: Dolphins..................well nearly!!

There I was yesterday looking out to sea at Killiney looking for dolphins or maybe basking sharks when I saw a drone overhead. I have no idea who owned it but it was a fairly good size and I'd say commercial but it went up and down the beach at a low height. A great invasion of privacy if you ask me...
by Rocker
Mon May 18, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Houses, new and proposed
Replies: 20
Views: 1531

Re: Houses, new and proposed

Well our peace is shattered this morning. Buliders back to work..drills hammers,angle grinders all in action. Big trucks trying to turn in our garden big dyno rod vans and diggers up the road...must be a blockage hope it stays up the road...no bird songs today...
by Rocker
Mon May 18, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Dun Laoghaire
Topic: Georges St D/L
Replies: 137
Views: 19626

Re: Georges St D/L

I got a reminder on F/B urging people to shop local in the Boro. I haven't been down the town for a long time so went onto a few sites. I found Tierneys site marvellous and with free delivery I was able to buy lots of gifts for up coming birthdays etc. Well worth a visit to the site if you need stuf...
by Rocker
Wed May 13, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2519
Views: 203759

Re: Moan of the Month

I use the Dart when I'm allowed and I think it's a great service. I'd hate to see it diminished by a lack of proper cleaning. I was not aware that the cleaning was outsourced ( something I'm not a fan of) and if it was, surely, it must be checked to ensure the highest hygienic standards are obtaine...
by Rocker
Wed May 13, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2519
Views: 203759

Re: Moan of the Month

I know I have probably had my moan for this month but! all this talk about getting business back to normal and getting back on public transport has me shivering. I travelled for years on the DART and watched it get progressively dirtier and dirtier. The stations are filthy the steps never washed the...
by Rocker
Wed May 13, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital Rochestown Avenue in 1960s
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital Rochestown Avenue in 1960s

Great video, what talent there is within our Postal workers. The joy in their faces was very uplifting in these strange times. I guess it was shot at Cardiffbridge when I saw this video the other day I thought it was aimed at the workers in our Rehab hospital but I heard this morning that it was po...
by Rocker
Tue May 12, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital Rochestown Avenue in 1960s
Replies: 11
Views: 726

Re: Our Lady Of Lourdes Hospital Rochestown Avenue in 1960s

Just had this tribute posted on Facebook great stuff

by Rocker
Tue May 12, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Holidays and Festivities
Topic: BIRTHDAYS
Replies: 2219
Views: 174692

Re: BIRTHDAYS

Happy Birthday Sinead,
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by Rocker
Mon May 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Genealogy
Topic: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries
Replies: 846
Views: 106026

Re: Births, Deaths, Marriages and Anniversaries

What a lovely tribute Toss to the man. Little do any of us think that a kind helping hand can change the course of someone's life and make a huge mark difference to them. He sounds like a great man. The name was familiar to me then I remembered that my mother used to tell us about great events. She ...
by Rocker
Fri May 08, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: News and upcoming events
Topic: BRATACHA 2013
Replies: 107
Views: 12337

Re: BRATACHA 2013

Seven years later here is a video of the parade of flags from 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8p3iLW ... UzxamwcQig
by Rocker
Fri May 08, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: All Photographs
Topic: Camera Skills Without Photoshop
Replies: 479
Views: 50157

Re: Camera Skills Without Photoshop

this colourise tutorial came up on Facebook this morning. Might be the time to colour all those black and white shots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaEl0fa ... ttmYA8TAcg
by Rocker
Tue May 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Water and other political issues.
Replies: 1409
Views: 108265

Re: Water and other political issues.

I'd say in the flurry to get something arranged the Department of Health did not think of beds being unused. I'd say they just did a deal and were delighted to do so. Remember these staff are mere mortals like ourselves. They are working from home in a very stressful situation. They have probably no...
by Rocker
Mon May 04, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: The Ferry
Topic: The Harbour Through The Years
Replies: 779
Views: 91581

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

good talk about the construction of the harbour

https://youtu.be/HkMy5Cvms7U
by Rocker
Mon May 04, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: Blackrock
Replies: 440
Views: 54471

Re: Blackrock

Saw this wonderful photo on George Keanys site on Facebook yesterday. It is a fabulous photo of the grounds of Carysfort Convent but it also shows all the adjoining roads down as far as the sea. I'd say it is 1950's or so. I can clearly see our childhood home.(Part of the Independent Newspapers Irel...
by Rocker
Mon May 04, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: News and upcoming events
Topic: Dun laoghaire Historical Society
Replies: 55
Views: 8673

Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

It just dawned on me this morning that I hope someone somewhere is documenting the effect of this corvid19 on Dún Laoghaire. When I am doing family history I love to come across accounts of just what Dún Laoghaire was like in the 1800's when my people struggled there from famine torn Wicklow. This v...
by Rocker
Mon May 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2519
Views: 203759

Re: Moan of the Month

Being stuck at home with the radio for company is grand but, I am sick of all the so called "charity" call outs. One that is driving me mad are those collecting for front line workers. Now in my estimation front line workers are 1. at work 2.being paid 3.well able to know what they want to eat and d...