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by Rocker
Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Macken's
Replies: 9
Views: 56

Re: Macken's

Over the years I met many who had worked in Mackens and they always spoke of first class training. I think the Mackens were good fair employers but also tough ones. They gave great employment in the Boro. I heard many years ago about the Indentured Apprenticeships which operated in many trades and t...
by Rocker
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Music
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 3601
Views: 249100

Re: What are you listening to?

I just happened on the Maura and Daíthi show on RTE this afternoon. There was Johnny McEvoy still looking amazing after 53 years in show business. He was a big part of my early years and I loved his mellow voice and good songs. His rendition of "Those Brown Eyes" this evening was so good. He sang it...
by Rocker
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: News and upcoming events
Topic: Dun laoghaire Historical Society
Replies: 52
Views: 7651

Re: Dun laoghaire Historical Society

New Journal out now. Get it in any bookshop in Dún Laoghaire,
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by Rocker
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Dun Laoghaire
Topic: Around the town.
Replies: 1867
Views: 155464

Re: Around the town.

Brendella is still in business. They moved to Kilcoole and appear to have a good few orders from Germany.
by Rocker
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Somewhere to Chat.
Replies: 12918
Views: 616969

Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Well done Sinead for going to the meeting about the Bus Connect. I feel sorry for the people in Ballybrack as that bus into D/L is unreliable. Most workers are dragging to the railway station at Killiney hail, rain or shine and are soaked before they start their day. Over the years I gave up the wil...
by Rocker
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Sallynoggin
Topic: Sallynoggin
Replies: 442
Views: 51084

Re: Sallynoggin

I don't know much about the soccer clubs but I just took an interest when I saw the proposed plans for the Sallynoggin facility would include a cardiac gym. When I lived near the Blue pool I went to the classes there and they were excellent and recommended by the cardiologist in Loughlinstown. Sally...
by Rocker
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2470
Views: 179737

Re: Moan of the Month

buk, cuk, smuder your mudder, proud of my Rock accent. I was on a tour with some hoity toity South Dublin ladies and one approached me and in a condescending manner asked" I'm intrigued by your accent! what part of Ireland do you come from?". I knew what she was getting at and replied "all the poor ...
by Rocker
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Sallynoggin
Topic: Sallynoggin
Replies: 442
Views: 51084

Re: Sallynoggin

snippet on F/B this morning, Big changes on the way for Sallynoggin Pearse FC club. If you're a tradesman or woman and you can help us we'd love to hear from you. Also any businesses that can also help we'd really appreciate your help... We are building a small sports pavilion which will also help o...
by Rocker
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: The Moan Forum
Topic: Moan of the Month
Replies: 2470
Views: 179737

Re: Moan of the Month

Oh skins, that is a great list....couldn't agree more!! another one which really irritates me is the lady newsreader who always wears a dark outfit and must brush her hair before she comes on but, she has blond hairs and dandruff on the shoulders and down the front of the dress. I wrote to RTE about...
by Rocker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Ferry
Topic: RMS Leinster
Replies: 111
Views: 14694

Re: RMS Leinster

A newly established group at Dún Laoghaire - the 'RMS Leinster Memorial Group' has plans for a new memorial at Dún Laoghaire to the sinking of RMS Leinster. She was torpedoed whilst bound for Holyhead in October 1918 with the loss of 567 lives. The present memorial incorporates an anchor recovered f...
by Rocker
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Somewhere to Chat.
Replies: 12918
Views: 616969

Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Monday morning. Start of a bright new week. Five weeks to the big C. Day. Love this time of year. Time to get out and about in the Town to have a drink in Dunphys. A lunch in Quigleys. Ch. shopping in Shaws (nearly said the C word!). Pennys have everything you need for bling and clobber for the C. p...
by Rocker
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Jokes Etc.
Topic: JOKES ONLY
Replies: 4227
Views: 272911

Re: JOKES ONLY

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by Rocker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Wicklow
Topic: Bray
Replies: 44
Views: 8354

Re: Bray

This talk should be good
Bray Cualann Historical Society

Our next monthly talk
Fassaroe and related Crosses, by Dr. Rachel Moss
(Department of the History of Art and Architecture,
Trinity College).
Thursday, November 21st
The Royal Hotel, Bray, 8pm.
http://braycualannhistoricalsociety.ie/
by Rocker
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Ferry
Topic: The Harbour Through The Years
Replies: 771
Views: 79669

Re: The Harbour Through The Years

A chance remark on another site led me to look up artist Dorothy Cross and her art installation in Scotsman's Bay in 1999.
Scroll down when the ship appears on the screen and there is a bit of history about the artist and installation.

https://imma.ie/collection/ghost-ship/
by Rocker
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: Blackrock
Replies: 435
Views: 48695

Re: Blackrock

A fellow posted a link to bone fides pubs and drunkenness in Blackrock and Dún Laoghaire hope it links here.

https://comeheretome.com/2014/02/14/bon ... CxePE4-7yk
by Rocker
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Wicklow
Topic: Wicklow Roots
Replies: 125
Views: 17644

Re: Wicklow Roots

This story about Averil Deverell from Greystones intriqued me today,

http://www.countywicklowheritage.org/pa ... 8MDdiZPaXo
by Rocker
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Water and other political issues.
Replies: 1285
Views: 90483

Re: Water and other political issues.

Interesting times for F.G in DúnLaoghaire Rathdown. They will ditch Ms Swingate. Let's see who is on the ticket !
by Rocker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: scall Dalkey
Replies: 123
Views: 16986

Re: scall Dalkey

Can't remember if I posted this great photo of the Eire 7 sign which was restored in the Summer.
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by Rocker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Ferry
Topic: Sealink Memories
Replies: 13
Views: 4361

Re: Sealink Memories

I saw this photo on another site today and it brought back such great memories of the Lynx. Photo is credited to Justin Merrigan.
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by Rocker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Holidays and Festivities
Topic: HALLOWEEN
Replies: 76
Views: 8796

Re: HALLOWEEN

Remembering our old pal Grammer and how he put my lyrics to music on youtube but credits Dancer :lol: [shortyoutube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlw7McaeL_Y[/shortyoutube] [shortyoutube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlw7McaeL_Y[/shortyoutube] No idea why they won't embed ... but great work by G...
by Rocker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Water and other political issues.
Replies: 1285
Views: 90483

Re: Water and other political issues.

I'm listening to people on the radio this morning giving excuses for the "boil water" fiasco. It would put years on you! If the whole situation wasn't so serious it would be laughable. I am watching the situation of the unrest in Chile and one of the big problems there is that water is privatised an...
by Rocker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Other Areas of the County
Topic: Dean's Grange
Replies: 29
Views: 4911

Re: Dean's Grange

A spooky day today to visit the graveyard. Take care!!
by Rocker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Holidays and Festivities
Topic: HALLOWEEN
Replies: 76
Views: 8796

Re: HALLOWEEN

Happy Halloween everyone

This 1935 photo was posted on Ducas site this morning. Gave me a longing for my childhood.
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by Rocker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Sport
Replies: 665
Views: 57184

Re: Sport

I had a heartwarming chat with some young people today. The background is quite sad. Their friend a young man who played with the local Cuala G.A.A was badly injured in an accident in England. He is quite ill and will require ongoing treatment and support. The wonderful young people in the club org...
by Rocker
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Somewhere to Chat.
Replies: 12918
Views: 616969

Re: Somewhere to Chat.

There were shots of the houses in Eblana Avenue, his family coming and going in winter and summer, the back garden, the People's Park and the Dominican Convent during the Corpus Christi procession. Also some footage of the Church fire . There was nothing of The Refuge in Dun Laoghaire. Thanks for t...