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Post by Strum » Fri Feb 25, 2011 8:01 pm

I thought that Festival was still on every Year? The crowning of the new "King" Parades, Pubs open late etc etc.
I was at it many times in the past. :D

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Post by Sputnik » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:49 am

Well you may speak of the King of Dalkey. But who was known as the "Lord Mayor of Dalkey"?
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Post by Strum » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:14 am

Sputnik wrote:Well you may speak of the King of Dalkey. But who was known as the "Lord Mayor of Dalkey"?

Looked it up Sputnik and found some great reading.

http://www.chaptersofdublin.com/books/V ... ction7.htm

http://www.chaptersofdublin.com/books/60y/chapter11.htm

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Post by skins » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:46 pm

I can remember my parents taking me to the Dalkey Regatta on several occasions, the crowning of The King of Dalkey Island used to take place afterwards. The only one I can recall is Noel Purcell; I think Eddie Gibbons might have been another.
Nobody answered Strum's question, does it still take place?

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Post by grammer » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:20 pm

yer man Fitzpatrick or Fitzgerald or what ever fitz -(gettiiiitttt :D )
was'nt he the king of dalkey a couple of times ????-the guy that used to own dalkey island hotel
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Post by Holla » Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:20 am

Past kings of Dalkey i remember Frank Mullen ,johnny Dunne,Mervyn ??? think he had the guinea pig restaurant.

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Post by Sputnik » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:48 am

Good find Strum, but that is not who I had in mind.
The "Lord Mayor of Dalkey" was my uncle, Chas Dunphy. So called because he was the Caretaker of Dalkey Town Hall for about 40 years.
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Post by Sinead » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:17 pm

In the days when Noel Purcell was crowned King the parade started in Dun Laoghaire! The crowning custom fell by the wayside for several years and was revived in the 1960's, I believe it continues. I remember the Mayor of Dalkey.

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Post by farmboy » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:35 pm

He,s having connection problems Sinead. :|
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Post by grammer » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:44 pm

yeh -he only found out that you have to pay for broadband :D :D :D :D :D :D
altho' I heard a little rumour that he has been seen in and around the Dail all dressed up in a suit and carrying abriefcase :? :?
I wonder ??????????
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Post by Denis Cromie » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:25 pm

A good Dun laoghaire man died today,Michael (Gino) Mooney. Born and reared in Cross Avenue, we were best mates, he was my Bestman.He was one of the funniest people you could ever meet and his generosity knew no bounds, RIP.

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Post by Holla » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:48 pm

Sorry to of the loss of your pal Denis sounds like hes left you with good memories.

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Post by skins » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:51 pm

Don't think I knew him, Denis, but sorry all the same. May he R.I.P.

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Post by spudseamus » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:07 am

sorry to hear that Dennis

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Post by Strum » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:15 am

Condolences Denis. :|

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Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:36 am

Thanks folks. If you had have known him you'd have loved him.

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Post by Sinead » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:36 pm

Denis, sorry to hear of this death. Is he Mickey Mooney who lived next to the sweet shop on Cross Avenue? May he rest in peace.

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Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:06 pm

Sinead wrote:Denis, sorry to hear of this death. Is he Mickey Mooney who lived next to the sweet shop on Cross Avenue? May he rest in peace.

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Post by Strum » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:19 pm

Now I know who you mean Denis. A lovely man. I didn't know him personally, just to say hello to. R.I.P.

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Post by grammer » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:30 pm

May he R.I.P.
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Post by Enviro500 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:17 am

Dennis,

Very sorry to hear of your friend's passing, I lost a huge big friend a month ago...
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Post by Denis Cromie » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:18 pm

Michael was given a great send off by his family. They are really,really nice people. The priest who said the Mass was very good and gave a very sincere account of Michael's life,he would have been so proud. At the end of the Mass the singer sang My Way and that summed up the way Michael lived his life. The singer was good and there was hardly a dry eye in the Church. RIP

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Post by MickR » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:51 pm

grammer wrote:yer man Fitzpatrick or Fitzgerald or what ever fitz -(gettiiiitttt :D )
was'nt he the king of dalkey a couple of times ????-the guy that used to own dalkey island hotel
I think yer man Fitzpatrick was called Delaney (Jim) and was the King of Dalkey early 80s
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Post by Rocker » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:18 pm

Here is an interesting fact. It is not only dignatories who are remembered in DunLaoghaire. The plain man gets many a look in I got a great book which was compiled by Tim Carey the Heritage man at DunLaoghaire County Council and it has photos and details of various monuments in DunLaoghaire - some great ones. Just don't have the book to hand to quote the exact name. Anytime you are in the Peoples Park just inside the gate there is a granite oblisk about six foot high and on one side a father and son are mentioned- they were council workers and it is a great tribute to the council that they appreciated and included "ordinary workers" on their monument.
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Post by Holla » Sun Mar 11, 2012 4:50 pm

Yeah rocker have often stoped and looked at that monument in the park, I knew a few of the people named on it RIP its strange to read the names cut in stone and be abel to put a face to the inscription.

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