Monkstown Farm

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Rocker » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:28 pm

Inspired this morning by this video of Monkstown Boxing Club.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeJZ8jm ... e=youtu.be


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Sinead » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:48 pm

It is truly amazing how Irish people get together to try and make their local area better.

IABA like GAA are two of the fantastic amateur sports in Ireland

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Denis Cromie » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:22 am

That's a great video. My late sister lived in the Flats and I lived in Fitzgerald Park and there was always a great community spirit in the area. It's great to see that spirit being brought into action. My sister would have been delighted,Tommy Rapple,the Chairperson and founder member was her son-in-law and at least 2 of her grandchildren fought in the National Championships. I see Tommy at family get togethers but I never realised how extensive the club is and what a role he plays in it. Tommy's a doer not a talker,fair play to them all. wuu wuu wuu



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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Rocker » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:01 pm

I always find that the quiet ones and the unnderstàted ones are the doers.


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Rocker » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:02 pm

I always find that the quiet ones and the unnderstàted ones are the doers.


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Murphs » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:09 pm

As someone who grew up in the Mountwood Flats in the 60s and 70s, it was inspiring to see that film about the the Monkstown Boxing Club.
Here's wishing them continued sucess in the future.



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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:34 pm

Agree completely Murphs,the people are doing a great job up there.



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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Murphs » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:14 am

That's so true Denis.
Hope all is well with you and the family.



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Re: Monkstown/Farm

Post by Murphs » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:27 pm

Enviro500 wrote:
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:45 pm
Sinead,

Pat was indeed, Lee's Store Dun Laoghaire..also a good painter/decorator.

I think he was born around Clarinda/Croswaithe though not sure...Lived near Hilary Frame then,
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The Gibney Family lived in Royal Terrace West before moving to the Farm.

I played with noel Gibney for Farm United in the mid seventies

I have posted in the past Re. Hillary Frane as well as the infamous Paul Singer



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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Sinead » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:18 pm

When I kew the Gibney Family they lived in Mulgrave Street in the days when many of the houses were shared
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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Micheál » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:43 pm

Here's an interesting question, or at least a question with an interesting answer -

Back in the 1930's/40's, the Corpo decided on a major public housing drive - included were schemes in Dalkey & Monkstown Farm. (There were schemes in other areas of course).

Even local authority councils need to borrow money for such major undertakings. So where did Dun Laoghaire source the money from?

M?

Hint: It wasn't a State body or a regular bank.



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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by bugrock » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:41 pm

No ******* idea?


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Rocker » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:58 pm

Micheál wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Here's an interesting question, or at least a question with an interesting answer -

Back in the 1930's/40's, the Corpo decided on a major public housing drive - included were schemes in Dalkey & Monkstown Farm. (There were schemes in other areas of course).

Even local authority councils need to borrow money for such major undertakings. So where did Dun Laoghaire source the money from?

M?

Hint: It wasn't a State body or a regular bank.
I'd say they ran a fund raising concert in the Town Hall!
or got money from the irish Sweepstakes
or got a Building Society loan like I did!


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Micheál » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:06 pm

Nope.
It was from an "Institution", but not what you'd call a financial institution, and to my mind, a most unlikely ( though not unwelcome) one.

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by bugrock » Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:27 pm

The NAZI Party?


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Post by Micheál » Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:20 pm

It was the Church of Ireland.
The rate 2 1/2% was, at the time, a much better deal that what the State would lend for over 5%.

However, by 1946, the rate for the State Loan Fund fell to 2.5% (though I'm not sure if that was just for new loans or if existing arrangements would get a reduction too).

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by bugrock » Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:31 pm

Very good. I wouldn't have guessed. Anything on Sallynoggin?


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Rocker » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:16 pm

Great find Micheál! I googled T.C.O'Mahony and found him in Limerick in 1936 . some other very interesting snippets on that page,
https://www.irishnewsarchive.com/ina_wp ... PAGE-9.pdf


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Post by Rocker » Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:28 pm

The Temple Hill housing caught my eye in the article posted by Micheál. My mother was a great one for stories and she told us about the building of St Vincents Park at Temple Hill in 1940. It must have seemed a futuristic project to a young girl walking by every day. They called it "Boom Town" as there was a film by that name on in Dublin at the time. Clarke Gable was the lead actor and the story was set in an oil field. My mother never called it anything else.


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Micheál » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:12 am

Rocker wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:28 pm
The Temple Hill housing caught my eye in the article posted by Micheál. My mother was a great one for stories and she told us about the building of St Vincents Park at Temple Hill in 1940. It must have seemed a futuristic project to a young girl walking by every day. They called it "Boom Town" as there was a film by that name on in Dublin at the time. Clarke Gable was the lead actor and the story was set in an oil field. My mother never called it anything else.
Spot on Rocker. Spencer Tracey too. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032273/

And hence . . . Boomtown Rats

And do you know that those swanky houses opposite "Boomtown", on Monkstown Road and in behind, was an earlier scheme built by the local council? Around WW1, I think. And I have a picture of the official opening somewhere.

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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Holla » Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:56 am

And speaking of locals putting names on places down that way I remember an ex rocker telling me they used call stradbook sleepy vally did you ever hear that rocker?



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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Rocker » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:22 am

Holla wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:56 am
And speaking of locals putting names on places down that way I remember an ex rocker telling me they used call stradbook sleepy vally did you ever hear that rocker?
I did indeed Holla. By the time we were playing there in the 50's it was known as "The Valley". The correct name is Stradbrook Park.

Most of those houses were built about 1929 to clear slums in Blackrock. My mother's big family were living in one room in a tenement and thought they were in heaven with the new house, even though it was tiny without bathroom etc. In the 50's there were still a load of old Rockers living there and the community spirit was marvellous. No one ever cut their grass without going in next door to do theirs and a dinner cooked in one house was shared with many.


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Re: Monkstown Farm

Post by Denis Cromie » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:41 am

Great bit of info there folks.



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