RMS Leinster

The Port's Ferries Past and Present
User avatar
Jemser
Quizmaster Supreme
Posts: 1254
Joined: Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:12 pm
Location: On top of the Hill
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Jemser » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:29 am

Remember it, I think there are a few members still have the scars to prove it. scry scry scry aawhip


I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. - George Best 1946-2005

User avatar
Sinead
Skies are Blue
Posts: 2093
Joined: Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:09 pm
Location: Co.Dublin
Been thanked: 13 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Sinead » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:32 pm

I was lucky to be invited to some events last week to mark the sinking of the RMS Leinster. The concert in Christ Church was very enjoyable, met lots of interesting people at the reception beforehand. On Wednesday I attended the Ecumenical Service in St. Michaels and then processed to the Lexicon grounds. The Government certainly did this moving memorial very well. Next I was off to lunch in The National! The Lexicon grounds were in shade and it did get pretty cold there.
What a shame the school children of the Boro were not involved! There were children from The Harold and they watched some of the event from the grounds of the Royal Marine Hotel. When I questioned the absence of young people the response was 'Health & Safety' gone wrong.
Well done to all those who organised the many events to mark this say day in our history.

Micheál - the Jazz evening listed on the brochure was the normal weekly event held in The Eblana.

Sinéad



User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:59 am

I have resurrected this topic as I took some great photos during the celebrations and I might be able to post them now on the new look site. Must go through my stuff.


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Snowhite
At the end of the Pier... Peace...
Posts: 4642
Joined: Fri Oct 13, 2006 9:43 pm
Location: Loughlinstown
Been thanked: 1 time

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Snowhite » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:37 pm

A Multimedia Play we took part in about one Families story from the Leinster in The Lexicon Theatre, video could have been nearer but we were just thankful that it was recorded.



Life isn't tied with a Bow, But it's still a Gift.

User avatar
keeper
Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 1844
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:52 pm
Has thanked: 5 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by keeper » Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:48 pm

Thanks Snowy, enjoyed that !



User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:31 pm

Gosh Snowy, That is just marvellous. Well done to you all. Powerful story and the newsreels were great. Thanks for posting. I left it too late to get tickets to the actual performance.


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Denis Cromie
Ex-Chief Chocolate Enrober
Posts: 3065
Joined: Tue Aug 18, 2009 10:57 am
Location: Greystones

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Denis Cromie » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:54 pm

Enjoyed that. I think it captured the time of the sinking of the Leinster in the working class areas of Dun Laoghaire. The visiting of neighbours houses,the large families like Mrs Mooney and the poverty that existed and I suppose the kindness of the people despite their many hardships. The Postman bringing the news of the sinking where so many his friends and colleagues would have perished. The authenticity of the language, all well thought out and acted. Just sorry I missed the show.



User avatar
bugrock
In the Bold Member Corner
Posts: 1759
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:28 am
Location: Mornington Peninsula Australia
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by bugrock » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:44 pm

Brilliant, Snowy. Very thought provoking. especially when no longer living in my beloved boro'.


If it don't make your ears bleed, it ain't rock 'n' roll!

User avatar
Toss
The Man.
Posts: 2143
Joined: Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:48 pm
Location: A figment of your imagination
Has thanked: 16 times
Been thanked: 10 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Toss » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:21 pm

Well done to all involved .... great work wuu wuu wuu


According to Myers-Briggs, I'm a "ENTJ-a"....

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:06 pm

I scanned this when we visited Deansgrange Cemetery during the visit to the Leinster graves last year.
my file is too large...Strum what is the capacity??


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Strum
Administrator
Posts: 9845
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:03 pm
Location: Sallysupermarket, Thomastown.
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Strum » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:55 pm

Rocker wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:06 pm
Strum what is the capacity??

We're looking into this Rocker, but try posting as it is as an attachment for now. I'll see if the page can be set to perimeters which will allow any size file.


EDIT: Thanks to Matty for these links Rocker. You can compress your photos first.


https://compressor.io/compress

or

https://tinyjpg.com/



User avatar
MattyGroves
New Member
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Mood:
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by MattyGroves » Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:27 pm

Rocker wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:06 pm
I scanned this when we visited Deansgrange Cemetery during the visit to the Leinster graves last year.
my file is too large...Strum what is the capacity??
Hey Rocker, I'm guessing that you scanned the image(s) at high resolution, maybe 300 dpi, do you have an option to scan at a lower resolution ideally 72 dpi? If so that will greatly reduce the file size.


"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams

User avatar
Strum
Administrator
Posts: 9845
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:03 pm
Location: Sallysupermarket, Thomastown.
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Strum » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:53 pm

If you're stuck with this Rocker send them to me and I'll resize them.
Also check size settings on your camera because it may be set to a very high resolution like 4000 x 3000 approx and that's poster size, so you can change to a very small size for forums but you won't lose quality.



User avatar
Micheál
Skies are Blue
Posts: 2581
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:13 am
Location: Within the sound of the Hooter
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 10 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Micheál » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:23 pm

Besides, your viewing screen is only capable of 'seeing' 100dpi at most - so anything scanned at a higher res is a waste of good bandwith. (Think lambourghini on Patrick St)

Most image editing softare will give you a "Sav as" option to save/present for web viewing. It might be named variously as
Save for Web
Post on line
Social share
Etc
All that happens is they save the file at 100Dpi or 72dpi for mac.

M
Tip. Maintain 2 copies - one for web sharjng, the other at a higher res of at least 300 for paper/photo printing.



User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:36 pm

what size in KB is the maximum size ??


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Micheál
Skies are Blue
Posts: 2581
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:13 am
Location: Within the sound of the Hooter
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 10 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Micheál » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:10 am

Don't think "size" (KB), think "density" (dpi)
Kb can vary in line with dimensions of the photo, amount of colour, degree of compression etc.
But keep dpi at 100 max. Anything more is effectively ignored by viewers screen.

But speaking of size, there are separate aesthetic limitations imposed by the forum. This is purely to fit in with the overall style and shape of forum pages. The old site didn't cope with breaches very well. Maybe this new one can automatically resize images so they don't distort pages. I think the recommended maximum witdth of images is about 800 pixels. Maybe Matty can confirm.

M.



User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:02 am

Thank for all these tips lads. I will tell my reducing assistant and we will see what a collective can achieve. I know I'm going to have to get a smart phone!!! so I can take the required photos.


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Strum
Administrator
Posts: 9845
Joined: Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:03 pm
Location: Sallysupermarket, Thomastown.
Has thanked: 19 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Strum » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:07 pm

You're right Michael I found on the older site version that 750 pixels width was perfect. Anything larger and you had to scroll the page across to see the full image.



User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:36 pm

testing

leinster6.png
leinster6.png (280.53 KiB) Viewed 52 times
Last edited by Rocker on Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:40 pm, edited 2 times in total.


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
MattyGroves
New Member
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Mood:
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by MattyGroves » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:48 pm

Just so you know I have made some changes that will help with displaying images, you can read more here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2544


"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams

User avatar
MattyGroves
New Member
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Mood:
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by MattyGroves » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:56 pm

Rocker wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:02 am
Thank for all these tips lads.
Another quick tip is: send large image files via Facebook Messenger (you can send to yourself in Facebook Messenger) or Whatsapp and then download the images, both Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp will automatically optimize and reduce the file size of large images.


"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:05 pm

Image


Gravestone erected by DunLaoghaire County Council to William Maher "hero of the Leinster".
Attachments
resized.jpg
resized.jpg (53.27 KiB) Viewed 50 times


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:13 pm

part of the crowd at the Leinster memorial in Deansgrange Graveyard 7th October 2018

crowd.jpg
crowd.jpg (63.63 KiB) Viewed 49 times


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:20 pm

At the memorial celebration on 10th October the wonderful William Byrne was singing and lo and behold "Christ the King" was looking on
christ the king 2.jpg
christ the king 2.jpg (16.06 KiB) Viewed 47 times


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

User avatar
Rocker
Globetrotter
Posts: 6643
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:29 am
Location: listening to lapping water
Has thanked: 55 times
Been thanked: 20 times

Re: RMS Leinster

Post by Rocker » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:39 pm

The mailboat, RMS Leinster, was torpedoed in the Irish Sea by a German submarine in 1918 as the boat made its way from Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire) to Holyhead in Wales.
The estimated death toll of 567 included 21 of the 22 postal workers who were working in the mailroom on board. Other passengers on board included Irish members of the British forces, military personnel returning to fight in World War I, medical staff and civilians.
RMS Leinster 1918 €1.50 Stamp
Date of Issue: October 10, 2018
Value & Quantity: €1.50 (94k)
Illustration: Brian Palm.

Image

can't get the blooming photo to go the correct way up...so tilt your heads!!That is the photo of the artist and illustrator with the stamp on the 10th October 2018.



EDIT: I turned the photo Rocker. ;)
Attachments
Leinster stamp resized.JPG
Leinster stamp resized.JPG (55.91 KiB) Viewed 33 times


I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White

Post Reply