Monkstown village

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Monkstown village

Post by Holla » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:36 pm

Dlr coco have proposed to make monkstown village and its surrounding residential area as an architectural conservation area now how far the boundaries of this will go I don't know but I think its a good idea to keep the village from having its character ruined by over development hopefully this will be extended to other villages in the area



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Post by Rocker » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:48 pm

Holla,

There could be good and bad side to that. My friend lives in Chapelizod and Dublin Council made that a special village and even when they want to alter the slightest thing they have to go to an Bord Pleanala and it is costing a fortune in appeals and applications. Don't know the exact details but they are always complaining about the nitty gritty regulations.


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Post by Rocker » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:10 pm

New fitness regime so was walking in Monkstown today. Noticed two shops ...they might be there a while but are new to me.....

(1) Vivien Walsh Jewellery. Her jewellery is designer, first class, expensive, but, once off. I have watched her over 30 years since she started out at markets and various ventures in Dublin. An amazing talent. Go and look at the stuff even if you can't afford.

http://www.vivienwalsh.com/pages/about-us

(2) Lulu a Vintage shop next door to Vivien. Stuff looks interesting. no prices to be seen in the window.

They are just along from Goggins Pub as you are walking to Temple Hill. An old neighbour Mr lindsay had a shoe repair business there in the 70/80's


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Re: Monkstown village

Post by Gulliver » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:15 am

Also new Italian restaurant "That's Amore" has quickly gained a good reputation. Very small and homely. Haven't eaten there yet but will try it soon. Just beside the pharmacy and flower shop.


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Post by Rocker » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:15 am

I saw some Italian in what used to be Valpraiso (over Goggins) but, the menu outside was a dirty old menu badly placed in the glass case, garish tube lighting around the entrance archway and a badly done sign stuck over the yawning covering the old Valpariso name. Six or seven overflowing bins opposite the entrance doorway...that one didn' inspire me.


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Re: Monkstown village

Post by Micheál » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:02 am

End of an era.
Lambert Puppet theatre to close.

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Post by Holla » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:20 pm

Micheál wrote:End of an era.
Lambert Puppet theatre to close.

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Yes end of an era indeed, prime property area too right beside seapoint dart and all I guess bosco is down sizing.



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Post by Jemser » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:15 am

Let me toss a grenade in here, I personally cannot stand puppet shows in any shape or form. Another pet hate would be the circus and being forced to go to these types of entertainment when I was a child. Anyone else feel like me?


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Re: Monkstown village

Post by Rocker » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:28 am

Jemser wrote:Let me toss a grenade in here, I personally cannot stand puppet shows in any shape or form. Another pet hate would be the circus and being forced to go to these types of entertainment when I was a child. Anyone else feel like me?
Have to say i am a bit like you when it comes to puppet show! Underwhelmed is the word. I never went to a puppet theatre! Hated the Punch and Judy on the English seasides!! Hated silly puppet programmes on telly!!!!


Now the circus was something else. I waited with bated breath every year for Duffy's circus to come to the field at the hole in the wall on Carysfort Avenue. I sat mesmirised and we often went a second time during the season. Usually it was just me and my Da...he was as bad as me staring in wonder at all the animals, gymnasts, clowns etc. I was only about 6 or 7 when he took me to an English Circus...I think it was in the Phoenix Park (just remember it was talked about for weeks and was a journey by bus). Amazing is the only word. I decided then to join the circus and for years tried all kinds of stunts in the back garden. I would still go to a Circus (not a Cirque du Soleil) but now not one with animals ( I was saddened over the years to know that animals were so ill treated). Just thinking when I am 80 I might just run away to the Circus :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Post by Sinead » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:36 pm

Puppet shows I can take or leave, now the circus was a different sphere altogether!! I loved it, we were brought to see it in Blackrock, Glasthule and anywhere else in the surrounding area it was to be found.
Rocker, the circus close to the Phoenix Park was Chipperfields, we went to that and the bigger children were warned to bend their knees so that Mam could get all of us in for half price.
Sad to see the demise of the Lambert Theatre, I don't know of any other such specialised theatre, maybe we are unique in Ireland.

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Post by Micheál » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:13 pm

The real enjoyment I've taken from puppet shows is watching the total engagement of the kids. Despite all their tech toys and smart upbringing, they were totally mesmerised by the puppets.

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Re: Monkstown village

Post by Rocker » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:03 am

I'm going to take some time going around Monkstown on foot. All my friends are raving about the great restaurants and meeting places. I find as I get older I tend to keep going to tried and trusted locations and miss out on the buzz. I'm told you would get up in the middle of the night to eat the food in Attico the Italian restaurant!


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