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Re: Harold National

Post by spudseamus » Tue May 22, 2012 1:40 am

Navanman wrote:Wish more people were like you. I genuinly think it is a very interesting thing to do - from everybodys point of view. I am sure the children today would even love to know what games people played years ago. Dab, Conkers, etc. (fellas games)

Yeahhhh like spin the bottle --doctors and nurses -- :shock: errr well we did let the girls play these !!



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Re: Harold National

Post by Navanman » Tue May 22, 2012 9:29 am

Just knew somebody would mention Doctors and Nurses.



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Re: Harold National

Post by Rocker » Tue May 22, 2012 10:40 am

Navanman,

You knew poor Spudseamus was up there in Australia all on his own in the middle of our night and of course he would think of remedial matters like doctors and nurses. In Blackrock the innocent children played cowboys and injuns and of course, the girls were the injuns - many an evening the lads went home and left me tied to a tree in Blackrock Park and me ma had to come down with a scissors to release me when I didn't come home for me tea. She would have beaten the cowboys black and blue to get the location of the injun :!: Oh that little wooden spoon and the fish slicer wham :!:
Back on topic- my granny went to the Harold school? or some school in Glasthule in the 1880's must try and find out if there are any records for it. They ran down from Avondale (thats all I know).


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Re: Harold National

Post by spudseamus » Wed May 23, 2012 2:58 am

Ahh the cowboys and Indians!! who could forget runnin along whackin yer self on the a##e as ya rode trigger down the road !! YEHAW!! and havin fights with everybody coz you wanted to be the chap!! ahh great days altogether :D



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Re: Harold National

Post by Lar » Wed May 23, 2012 3:48 am

The Indians were the raiders from the 101 :lol:


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Re: Harold National

Post by Holla » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:47 pm

Gulliver wrote:Genealogical Soc online shop is under reconstruction.
Office is open Wednesdays 10.00-4pm (except 4th Wednesday each month 1.00-4pm) Carlisle Pier nearly opposite the lifeboat stn
or I get you a copy

A similar publication was done for this school but is now out-of-print.
St. Patrick's School, Dalkey, County Dublin - School Registers 1894-1970
This publication covers the School Registers for the Girls Primary School 1894 - 1970 and the Boys National School 1894 - 1968. Though, this school was a Church of Ireland National School (Anglican), the pupils come from all religious denominations.

Gulliver I poped into the office on the carlisle pier today where I got a great welcome its a hive of activity, I enquired about a copy of the registers 1904--48 but the staff members did'nt seem to be aware of it they were most helpfull but no luck ,did i go to the correct place ?



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Re: Harold National

Post by Gulliver » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:16 pm

Holla

That's the right place. I will recheck my source in the morning

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Re: Harold National

Post by Holla » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:22 pm

Thank you I wait with anticipation :D



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Re: Harold National

Post by grammer » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:56 am

Hey Holla I was in there today as well :D :D
missed you--
I was there around 12ish-1-ish
looks like I missed out on a free lunch-
:( :( :( :( :( :( :(
I have already said the help and advice I got there was just top class-


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Re: Harold National

Post by Holla » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:11 am

grammer wrote:Hey Holla I was in there today as well :D :D
missed you--
I was there around 12ish-1-ish
looks like I missed out on a free lunch-
:( :( :( :( :( :( :(
I have already said the help and advice I got there was just top class-
:D :D :D Jeez thats a pity grammer and today wedensday....bun day in the Harold we could of went up to the school and got a few buns
and one of those little bottles of milk and made our way to the ducks pond, oh sugar I forgot thats gone now anyway they only drink
flaggins up there :D



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Re: Harold National

Post by spudseamus » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:48 am

A flagon of milk!!! begod what next!! :shock:



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Re: Harold National

Post by Gulliver » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:08 am

Holla wrote:Thank you I wait with anticipation :D
Following are details of the book which is in the online shop of the Genealogical Society.

Link through "http://www.familyhistory.ie" or through "http://www.abebooks.com" or direct link to the book http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... 1061&sts=t
Price €13 +€2 p&p (4 copies in stock)

Harold (Boys) School, Glasthule, County Dublin - Registers 1904 - 1948
Author: Guilfoyle, Dr. Eithne
Bookseller: Genealogical Society of Ireland
(Dun Laoghaire, ., Ireland)
Bookseller Rating: 5 stars
Quantity Available: 4

ISBN: 1898471061 / 1-898471-06-1
Book Description: Genealogical Society of Ireland, Ireland, 1998. Softcover. Book Condition: New. The Harold Boys School is one of the oldest in the Dún Laoghaire and indeed, was founded by two of the most industrious Clerics in Ireland at the time, Revs. John and George Harold. Many of the people listed in the early registers would have fought in the First World War or possibly, the War of Independence. The present Principal, Mr. John McGuire provides an introduction to the volume showing how the school has progressed over the years to become one of the most successful in the district. These school registers are very useful to the genealogist and social historian covering the periods before, between and after both World Wars and a period of high emigration from Ireland. Though, this is just the boys school, it can assist in the completion of whole families, siblings, fathers' occupations etc. book. Bookseller Inventory # IGS11

Note:--- Also available secondhand from Read Ireland at €22.50 plus €15 P&P......... This is what happens to rare books


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Re: Harold National

Post by Holla » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:05 pm

Gulliver wrote:
Holla wrote:Thank you I wait with anticipation :D
Following are details of the book which is in the online shop of the Genealogical Society.

Link through "http://www.familyhistory.ie" or through "http://www.abebooks.com" or direct link to the book http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... 1061&sts=t
Price €13 +€2 p&p (4 copies in stock)

Harold (Boys) School, Glasthule, County Dublin - Registers 1904 - 1948
Author: Guilfoyle, Dr. Eithne
Bookseller: Genealogical Society of Ireland
(Dun Laoghaire, ., Ireland)
Bookseller Rating: 5 stars
Quantity Available:4



Many thanks for the information Gulliver, I have just ordered a copy :)



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Re: Harold National

Post by Holla » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:43 pm

Holla wrote:
Gulliver wrote:
Holla wrote:Thank you I wait with anticipation :D
Following are details of the book which is in the online shop of the Genealogical Society.

Link through "http://www.familyhistory.ie" or through "http://www.abebooks.com" or direct link to the book http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchR ... 1061&sts=t
Price €13 +€2 p&p

:) :) I took delivery of this book today from Genealogical Society of Ireland 11 Desmond Avenue Dun laoghaire (never knew they had a base there)
some of my relations named, :) lots of the streets and fathers occupations now gone, plenty of familiar names if any of you would like
to see if a realation is on the scool register your welcome to PM me and I will have a peep.

PS Thanks for the info Gulliver



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Re: Harold National

Post by Gulliver » Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:38 pm

Holla

Great to know that it's appreciated.
We produce from time to time little low circulation books of this type - very localised, but greatly appreciated by purchasers when they find them
(P.S. 11 Desmond Ave is the address of the General Sec of the society, and therefore the registered address for legal purposes)


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Re: Harold National

Post by bugrock » Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:15 pm

Wish I could remember all of the group who used to go door to door swaping comics around The Streets and 101. And throwing flat cigarette packs against the end wall of Coldwell St. Not forgetting the night the whole place was out because of the "Ghost" Somewhere inside the school.
This site is crippling me with lost memories! And that's a good thing.


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Re: Harold National

Post by Lar » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:23 am

Hi Bugrocko
I remember swapping comics, we got a lot from an Aunt in England so had a fair supply to swap, and also the flat cigarette packs, and also playing marbles, such simple times they were, I do not remember the Ghost, when was that?


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Re: Harold National

Post by bugrock » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:54 am

Lar
Sorry I took so long. Been busy with the rest of this site.
I left Glasthule to live in Dalkey in 60 to 63, which puts the ghost event about 58 or 59. Someone started a story about the Devil upstairs in the school and before long crowds gathered in the dark at the bottom end of the park leading to the Streets. Rumors and stories were ripe as was the fear factor. Nobody was game to cross the street to the school. We were there for hours with little torches trying to see the Devil in the big window upstairs nearest to Devitts Villas.
Incidentally, while I was at Eblana Ave the same story was started at the Eblana end of the church before it burned down.
Time passes and someone else with better memory might shed more light.


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Re: Harold National

Post by JimmyK » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:34 am

The photo of the class on this forum is my class but I can't see myself in it. There are some names I don't recognise but I do recognise some that aren't named: Michael Tuite at the back near Tony Williams and David Kelly on the left as we look. The tall boy at the back might be Eamon McClure but I can't recognise Paddy O'Neill, Seamus Kavanagh, Neil Breen, Brian Kennedy, Pat Keegan, Tony Dunne or John Burke.
I reckon the photo must be from about 1956 and it's fourth class. Anyone agree with me?
The teacher would have been Mr Brian Sherry who was new to the school.
The teachers at the time would have been Kinnane, Meaney, Kirwan, Cahill, O'Regan and one or two others. Jem Brady was gone. Mr Sherry probably replaced him.
Anyone there to share memories with me?



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Re: Harold National

Post by Holla » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:04 am

Welcome to the site Jimmy K,some of our members here mite know your old classmates or perhaps be related to them, it takes a while for all to spot these posts so keep looking in or better still keep posting your memories of the area.



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Re: Harold National

Post by JimmyK » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:02 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Will do as you say. I am still amazed that of all the classes that went through the school mine was the one that was submitted to the forum.
Most of the discussion about the Harold National Boys School seems to have taken place some years ago but I will persevere.



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Re: Harold National

Post by bugrock » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:19 pm

Please persevere --- that's who we are, and them days made us who we are. Coddle is shite :D :D :D no offense :)


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Re: Harold National

Post by jaytee » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:40 pm

bugrock0 wrote:Please persevere --- that's who we are, and them days made us who we are[quote. Coddle is shite :D :D :D no offense :)

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Re: Harold National

Post by Rocker » Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:12 pm

Hello Jimmy K

Welcome to the site. It takes a while but someone will remember you. Post more memories and it will jog people.


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Re: Harold National

Post by Sinead » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:30 pm

JimmyK
Hope you enjoy the site, welcome to you. Look forward to reading your posts. Are you from The Holla?

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