Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Post by Harjoe » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:45 pm

There was a member of the Workmans Club in the 1940/50s whose name was Cryan and the members christened him Dont Be
and of course the famous Scoop Johnston the newspaper man.

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Post by Navanman » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:58 pm

Harjoe
I must be thick - I though this name was scoop :oops:

Never really thought about it before

Without meaning to sound disrespectful at all there was a man that used go up York Road and he would swing both arms - what was his name? Think he lived up on the left hand side. As I stress this is not being disrespectful I just don't know who he is/was. Seem to remember something about a doctor??? in his family. Many of the kids were afraid of him and used chase him sometimes.

Really and Truely thinking back kids can be terrible (sometimes without realising it).


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Post by Strum » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:01 pm

Navanman wrote: Without meaning to sound disrespectful at all there was a man that used go up York Road and he would swing both arms -

Duberry?

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Post by Navanman » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:03 pm

Yes thats him - I remember that name now.

Was that his real name?

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Post by Strum » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:42 pm

Navanman wrote:Yes thats him - I remember that name now.

Was that his real name?

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I think so. Son of a GP, maybe had been one himself. I may be wrong or it's an urban myth that he tried to take out his own Appendix that left him ever so slightly fkd up???

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Post by Navanman » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:47 pm

And Monica Sheridan - am I correct in thinking she was married to the owner of Brendellas?


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Post by Harjoe » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:19 pm

Yes Duberry was his name,lived in the house next to the Mace factory the story I remember was that he was studying to be a doctor and had a break down and never fully recovered seem weird to us youngsters at the time never spoke to anyone as far as I know .
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Post by keeper » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:56 pm

Knew of all those people Harjoe ! Do you recall a man we called Pinhead Robinson ??

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Post by Navanman » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:08 pm

Where in the name of God did he get that nickname?

Do kids still use nicknames?

I remember a "Skinny" Carroll (RIP) Went to school with him. He later worked in W&D Motors.



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Post by Sinead » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:29 pm

Friends:

Alzheimer’s is setting in here pdq. All the people named in recent days have been teased out on the site
some time ago. Harjo, I gave you Beck's name, she was Rebecca. She went to visit her Aunt in George's
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Post by Micheál » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:04 pm

Navanman wrote: Do kids still use nicknames?
No "Navanman" - just us adults on this site :D :D :D

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Post by Harjoe » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:31 pm

Sorry Sinead I forgot we did that before it was just when the post came up :( :( :cry: :cry:

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Post by Navanman » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:59 pm

Ah! Sinead don't be spoiling it.

None of us even noticed so we are all as bad.

Now what was I saying?

Anyway some people may have missed it the last time.


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Post by Enviro500 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:26 am

Harjoe.
Was he a Cryan from Honey Park.....My aunt Phil's pal was a Chrissy Cryan from Honey Park, Sallynoggin.

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Post by Enviro500 » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:31 am

Who remembers, Crutch Kelly and his fave comment "Over the Bar", then Sunny Mundoe and Fusty Traynor from Sarsfield St.....
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Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:35 am

I thought that there was a topic on Nicknames and most of these names were included. dontknow

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Post by keeper » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:40 am

Yes, Denis, we've been here before, some of our newer members may have missed it.

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Post by Strum » Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:43 am

There wasn't a specific topic. If you do a "nicknames" search you'll see the old posts. ;)

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Post by Rocker » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:45 am

Strum wrote:There wasn't a specific topic. If you do a "nicknames" search you'll see the old posts. ;)
Ah Strum...I spend enough time in here..now I'm back in 2009 laughing my head off :lol: :lol:
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Post by Strum » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:44 am

Rocker wrote:
Strum wrote:There wasn't a specific topic. If you do a "nicknames" search you'll see the old posts. ;)
Ah Strum...I spend enough time in here..now I'm back in 2009 laughing my head off :lol: :lol:


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Post by Micheál » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:03 am

grammer wrote:I must lead a very sheltered life
never heard of the chap
but RIP.
Interesting Profile in todays Examiner http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ir ... 38059.html

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Post by Rocker » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:37 am

Micheál,

That is a very good article. I had never heard of David Collins but, after your posting of his funeral I googled him and then heard many reports about him on radio. Glenageary should be proud of him. May he rest in Peace.
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Post by Holla » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:12 am

Enviro500 wrote:Who remembers, Crutch Kelly and his fave comment "Over the Bar", then Sunny Mundoe and Fusty Traynor from Sarsfield St.....
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Remember Fusty with his brown soft hat and beige cromby coat singing all around the house looking for mickey the mouse and doing his little dance for us when we were kids,fusty or Tommy as we knew him was married to my grandmothers sister,last may I was over in London visiting my aunt shes 92 and she told me the previous week she had attended Sony Mundoe's funeral he was 83 years old RIP.

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Re: Dun Laoghaire & Our well known local Folk

Post by slipper » Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:09 pm

Don't know if this has been posted before !but I've always admired this lady.

A contemporary of mine from Tivoli Tce., hope you'll enjoy !



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL0QqXzlQac

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Post by Rocker » Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:26 pm

Slipper...that is gorgeous...They are both so good. Thank you so much for posting. I never heard them play.

I spent an awful lot of time in the Abbey Tavern in the 70's and 80's taking tourists to the shows. A great spot.
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