The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Rocker » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:25 am

I'm back researching our family in the Workhouse so I have brought this topic up again. Is anyone else checking the records? Have you found any cheerful facts about the grim place?


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Holla » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:23 am

Hi rocker, a few years ago I did a little research on a relative who spent a short spell in the workhouse, I joined the national archives and got the regesters for the year of her death 1902 I back tracked the pages and got her date of her admission and reason for admission states the word sick beside her name address and marital status .



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Rocker » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:37 am

Holla wrote:
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Hi rocker, a few years ago I did a little research on a relative who spent a short spell in the workhouse, I joined the national archives and got the regesters for the year of her death 1902 I back tracked the pages and got her date of her admission and reason for admission states the word sick beside her name address and marital status .
That is comforting Holla. At least in the 1900's it must have been a hospital as well as a workhouse. I must get some of those registers. I went one day to the place opposite Glasnevin cemetery and they give free access to Ancestry but what I would really like is the registers. My gt gt grandmother appeared in Loughlinstown in the 1860's but she only had three of her six children. If I had the registers I could see if maybe the other children were admitted later or under the incorrect name. They were really on their uppers dirty and starving having walked from Glendalough. I don't know how long the trip took and I only hope three children did not die on the way. They were the courageous ones who paved the way for my good life.


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Sinead » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:25 pm

The caretaker in the Workhouse Loughlinstown was a man by the name of Owens. The caretaker in the Clinic in Patrick Street Dun Laoghaire had the same name, I often wondered if they were related.



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Denis Cromie » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:57 pm

I wouldn't know if they are related but I remember me Mother mentioning a Mr. Owens in the clinic. Everyman was a mister to me Mother.



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Murphs » Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:05 pm

Does anyone remember the name of a man who worked in the Clinic in Patrick Street. He was elected as a Labour Councillor back in the mid 70s.



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by skins » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:34 pm

Joe Durning?


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Denis Cromie » Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:33 pm

I do, a great Labour Man, often canvassed with him on behalf of the Labour Party. He lived in Glasthule, I knew 2 of his children Dora, who worked in the Shopping centre, and Eddie who was a very good footballer, both very nice people. Joe to me was a great example of a person who always wanted to do the best for those who needed it the most. Him and Archie Dixon, both Glasthule men, were the people that I very much admired in the Dun Laoghaire constituency of the Party.



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by bugrock » Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:57 pm

I love the mention of people I knew back in the day. Keeps the memory juices alive!


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Rocker » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:53 am

Denis Cromie wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:57 pm
I wouldn't know if they are related but I remember me Mother mentioning a Mr. Owens in the clinic. Everyman was a mister to me Mother.
When I was a child it was Mister this and Mister that and Mrs this and that. We had no idea that adults had a name and we certainly didn't use it. Of course mammy and daddy had no names either. I am of an age when I hear children of two or three in the supermarket call out to their mother "No Mary I won't do that !!" I flinch. Hope I am not in too much of a time warp!


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Rocker » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:54 am

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Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:57 pm
I love the mention of people I knew back in the day. Keeps the memory juices alive!
that's why the great folk who started this site did so! Lets hope we can regenerate interest.


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Rocker » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:56 am

Denis Cromie wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:33 pm
I do, a great Labour Man, often canvassed with him on behalf of the Labour Party. He lived in Glasthule, I knew 2 of his children Dora, who worked in the Shopping centre, and Eddie who was a very good footballer, both very nice people. Joe to me was a great example of a person who always wanted to do the best for those who needed it the most. Him and Archie Dixon, both Glasthule men, were the people that I very much admired in the Dun Laoghaire constituency of the Party.
this is where I miss out by not being a Dunlaoghaireite!


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:17 pm

Sure we adopted you years ago as a Dun Laoghaireite.



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by bugrock » Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:28 pm

Rocker would have made a great Glasthuler.


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by skins » Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:40 pm

Denis Cromie wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:33 pm
I do, a great Labour Man, often canvassed with him on behalf of the Labour Party. He lived in Glasthule, I knew 2 of his children Dora, who worked in the Shopping centre, and Eddie who was a very good footballer, both very nice people. Joe to me was a great example of a person who always wanted to do the best for those who needed it the most. Him and Archie Dixon, both Glasthule men, were the people that I very much admired in the Dun Laoghaire constituency of the Party.
Strangely, in my mind I always associated him with the Durnings of York Road....were they related? Another Labour man I remember was Jack Fitzgerald of Dalkey.
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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Denis Cromie » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:06 pm

They were brothers, I think. Yeah Jack was another good Labour man but I didn't know him that well. I think he had died by the time I joined. Fitzgerald Park, which I lived in for 15 years or so was named after him.



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Murphs » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:46 am

My most vivid memory of Joe Durning, is that he went everywhere on his old Bike. He was a great local representative. a Man of the People.



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by skins » Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:13 pm

I seem to have a picture etched in my mind of Joe with a book of tickets in his hand; is it possible that he used to sell raffle tickets at the Club's home games, and that that's what's stuck in the back of my mind?


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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by Denis Cromie » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:09 pm

It's certainly something he would have done, he was a staunch member of The Workman's Club.



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Re: The Workhouse, Loughlinstown

Post by bugrock » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:31 pm

Sin Sceil eile!!! The Workmans Club. Used to go there every week to pay Andy my union dues and then sit around talking. Great friendly place. I remember watching Hancocks Half Hour every week. Sometimes I'd go along with me Da.
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