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by Rocker
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: For what Died the Sons Of Roisin
Replies: 11
Views: 5821

Re: For what Died the Sons Of Roisin

Just heard the sons of Makem and Clancy singing the parting glass on F/B. I had forgotten the words and the sentiment! get out the hankies. Of all the money that e'er I had, I spent it in good company And all the harm that e'er I've done, alas, it was to none but me And all I've done for want of wit...
by Rocker
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: scall Dalkey
Replies: 121
Views: 15628

Re: scall Dalkey

Great work done by Birdwatch Ireland saving terns on Dalkey Island. Check out the blog .

http://rockabillterns.blogspot.com/2019 ... ng-to.html
by Rocker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Sallynoggin
Topic: Honeypark, Bears, Pigs, Slop and the missing House.
Replies: 225
Views: 23781

Re: Honeypark, Bears, Pigs, Slop and the missing House.

see previous page for details of cycle/walkways new openings.
by Rocker
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Sallynoggin
Topic: Honeypark, Bears, Pigs, Slop and the missing House.
Replies: 225
Views: 23781

Re: Honeypark, Bears, Pigs, Slop and the missing House.

As part of work to comply with planning permissions granted to Cosgrave Developments for the Honeypark development in Dún Laoghaire the developer will be carrying out works to provide pedestrian/cycleway links from the Honeypark Development through to: Sefton Sallynoggin Park O'Rourke Park/Rollins V...
by Rocker
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Killiney
Topic: Killiney placename
Replies: 13
Views: 1742

Re: Killiney placename

Not being a swimmer and not owning a dog I never go on Killiney Beach. a walk along the road or a drive around the Vico is enough for me to get the sea air and view. What gets to me is the absolute shambles of the three entrances to the beach. People coming off the DART can either turn right outside...
by Rocker
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: Dean's Grange
Replies: 28
Views: 4520

Re: Dean's Grange

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Happy shopping everyone.
by Rocker
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: Dean's Grange
Replies: 28
Views: 4520

Re: Dean's Grange

While it is not exactly Deansgrange I believe there are new happenings at Bakers Pub area...known as Rochestown Avenue. While I worked in Dublin I used to go to Nassau Street to a quirky little shop called knobs and Knockers and got all kinds of useful gadgets including the most unusual Christmas pr...
by Rocker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: scall Dalkey
Replies: 121
Views: 15628

Re: scall Dalkey

We had lunch in the 1909 restaurant on Castle Street today and I noticed as we left that this building had been the Dalkey Dispensary. Did anyone ever do the history of the building? when was the dispensary closed? did it look after only Dalkey?
by Rocker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Dun Laoghaire
Topic: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows
Replies: 122
Views: 14418

Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

All this talk of food made us hop on the DART and head for Dalkey. We had looked in the window of the 1909 restaurant but never eaten there. Lo and behold there is a set lunch menu very reasonable. We opted to the lot The food was gorgeous. http://1909.ie/menus/lunch-set-menu/. We were more than sur...
by Rocker
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Dun Laoghaire
Topic: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows
Replies: 122
Views: 14418

Re: Eating out in Dún Laoghaire..Highs and lows

. Had a fantastic meal last night in D2 at http://boeuf.ie/ ..... its a very small steakhouse that will appeal to carnivores. I had the prawn starter and New York striploin for main course, both excellent with super sauces that complimented the meal perfectly. Its not cheap, but we will be back. Ps...
by Rocker
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Somewhere to Chat.
Replies: 12871
Views: 556266

Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Sinéad, had a look at the planning for those houses on Church Road. All I can say is WOW, 08-May-2017 Planning Application Ref: D17A/0419 Registration Date: 22-Dec-2017 Decision Date: 25-Jan-2018 Application Type: Permission Extension of time to: Main Location: Site measuring 1.19 ha at South Lodge,...
by Rocker
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Computer Problems or Tricks and Tips
Topic: Computer problems etc
Replies: 938
Views: 76025

Re: Computer problems etc

Thanks Micheál I think it is an update problem and I have to restart my computer. Will do that later. Much appreciated!
by Rocker
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Somewhere to Chat.
Replies: 12871
Views: 556266

Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Toss, I would not have a problem with Irish service members having free transport. On another matter entirely, to-day for the first time since January I walked along Church Road, Ballybrack. Between St. John's School and the Village on the left hand side there are 3/4 vacant houses - ALL THE TREES ...
by Rocker
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Computer Problems or Tricks and Tips
Topic: Computer problems etc
Replies: 938
Views: 76025

Re: Computer problems etc

My computer did a Windows update this morning. Took ages. Now the big problem for me ...my Eir won't open when I get so far into the webmail log in it only lets my open the basic HTML version. At least I can read my e mails but I am annoyed. Is there anything I can do? maybe adjust something?. I hav...
by Rocker
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Water and other political issues.
Replies: 1281
Views: 82089

Re: Water and other political issues.

Toss wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:12 pm
Obvious solution, but would such an action convince anyone in D4 (or here) to vote SF in our next election if they did it ?
I have to say that there are a lot of people in the Borough who vote SF. There is an excellent, hard working SF Councillor in Killiney/Ballybrack.
by Rocker
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Dun Laoghaire
Topic: Around the town.
Replies: 1864
Views: 147060

Re: Around the town.

My guess is that Wetherspoons was not built when the railway station was constructed so the builders did not know that they had to line it up with the top of the glass parapet around Wetherspoons.
by Rocker
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Somewhere to Chat.
Replies: 12871
Views: 556266

Re: Somewhere to Chat.

I found that too Strum. I was away and couldn't remember the new name of the site ! I put in the old name and it redirected me to dunlaoghairechat.
by Rocker
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Any questions or suggestions about the site.
Topic: anybody know or remember James Smith from Patrick street?
Replies: 5
Views: 70

Re: anybody know or remember James Smith from Patrick street?

Hello musicman, welcome to the site. When did your father live in Patrick Street? I only knew some people down at the Georges Street end and that was about 50 years ago. Hope someone can remember him.
by Rocker
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Water and other political issues.
Replies: 1281
Views: 82089

Re: Water and other political issues.

Toss, I would like to see the report into the 'Swing Affair' the TD will lose about €9,000 p.a. I wonder how the electorate will treat her in the next election. Elections cost the state and local authorities money which is ultimately our taxes, ergo I believe anyone standing for election should be ...
by Rocker
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Somewhere to Chat.
Replies: 12871
Views: 556266

Re: Somewhere to Chat.

What a great night last night in the Pavilion. Went to see Peggy Seeger and her son. I know she is 85 and you would think past her prime but, she was amazing. Played and sang for two and a bit hours. Her son Calum MacColl was also amazing. Such a repertoire of songs and musical instruments. I sat en...
by Rocker
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Somewhere to Chat.
Replies: 12871
Views: 556266

Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Fabulous story Micheál, Even in my short lifetime technology has made such strides! When I started work we had the end of morse code, copy and ink pencils, Gestetners for printing, telex machines, tie line phones with hundreds of telephone operators booking calls hours in advance. We also had the bi...
by Rocker
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sport
Replies: 647
Views: 51635

Re: Sport

Toss wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Well done Shane Lowry ..... brilliant performance under pressure today. wuu wuu wuu
so happy for him and his family.
by Rocker
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: scall Dalkey
Replies: 121
Views: 15628

Re: scall Dalkey

bugrock wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:02 pm
Part of the machinery of the Atmospheric Railway. I think the big windmill part?
Bigs you have me googling and I came up with


http://www.columbia.edu/~brennan/atmosp ... ALKEY.html
by Rocker
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: scall Dalkey
Replies: 121
Views: 15628

Re: scall Dalkey

Will always be called The Bus Lawn until the end of the Baby Boomers. I still recall when the Terminus was outside the school gates. You were probably talking to Gertie, Rocker! The Oracle on all things Dalkey. I must ask more questions. It just came up in a conversation about my distant maternal G...
by Rocker
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: scall Dalkey
Replies: 121
Views: 15628

Re: scall Dalkey

Was talking to an old Dalkey resident yesterday and we were talking about St Patrick's Road. She told me that in her youth it was always referred to as "The Bus Lawn" because the buses stopped and turned outside the Harold School!! Interesting I'd never heard that before!!