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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Rocker » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:33 am

Can't find a killiney thread so I'm on here!!

A few weeks ago we went to the K Club for afternoon tea. It was "not great" and v. expensive. Made me think of the great days we have had in Killiney Castle having their wonderful afternoon tea. Perfect setting, not expensive and a feel good factor of 100 per cent. Just thinking of the tea for the day that is in it!! Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday. Oh, to have my Ma around...she would be in her element in the Castle :D
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Re: Ballybrack

Post by gingertom » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:50 pm

Rocker wrote:Can't find a killiney thread so I'm on here!!

A few weeks ago we went to the K Club for afternoon tea. It was "not great" and v. expensive. Made me think of the great days we have had in Killiney Castle having their wonderful afternoon tea. Perfect setting, not expensive and a feel good factor of 100 per cent. Just thinking of the tea for the day that is in it!! Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday. Oh, to have my Ma around...she would be in her element in the Castle :D

Rocker, I am very lucky to still have my mom around. Afternoon tea is a hedonistic experience and if done correctly a wonderful experience. Killiney castle is super place as they convey such a wonderful dinner experience also. Have a look at the link I have included here. Sometimes less is more.

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/irela ... nd-dublin/
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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Strum » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:09 pm

gingertom wrote: ttps://theculturetrip.com/europe/ireland/articles/the-best-spots-for-afternoon-tea-in-and-around-dublin/

OOoooooo very posh. I remember being brought to Bewley's back in the 60's and the untouchable cake stands on the table? How much of a wind up was that? :D

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Toss » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:54 am

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and not forgetting High Tea of course .........

While afternoon tea was essentially an English upper class custom, the working classes ran to a different schedule and a different budget. Tea was quite expensive back in the day and the working classes could not afford to waste their hard earned money on anything other than necessities. A wearied factory worker wouldn't arrive home until six in the evening, and when he did, he was famished! Thus, in the industrial areas of the UK (northern England and southern Scotland), the working classes evening meal evolved into high tea. High Tea usually involved a mug of tea, bread, vegetables, cheese and occasionally meat. Variations on high tea could include the addition of pies, potatoes and crackers.

And to think we used to collect Lyons Tea labels to try and win a ford escort ........ more chance of winning a prize with the credit union :P
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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Rocker » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:23 am

I forgot to answer Toss back in March...

A really lovely lady from Blackrock won one of those Lyons Tea cars. It was the biggest excitement of the town!!! She drove it for many years and did countless good works for everyone in the town.

I think of her with joy everytime the lyons Tea talk talk ad comes on the telly dnc2
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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Toss » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 pm

Rocker wrote:I forgot to answer Toss back in March...

A really lovely lady from Blackrock won one of those Lyons Tea cars. It was the biggest excitement of the town!!! She drove it for many years and did countless good works for everyone in the town.

I think of her with joy everytime the lyons Tea talk talk ad comes on the telly dnc2
Fair play to her ....... I obviously am a Jonah and don't know any winners
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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Rocker » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:19 am

Here is a worrying one...

Because of the good weather people are flocking to the beaches and packing their bags and valuables in the car booth so as not to have them stolen on the beach. On Sunday cars were broken into, windows smashed and stuff stolen at Killiney. families with small children out trying to make the best of the weather. What kind of lout would do this are they lurking in our midst? or are they travelling to rob??
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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Strum » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:26 pm

Rocker wrote: or are they travelling to rob??

In a word, yes. Wherever large crowds gather you can be damn sure there are scumbags lurking about looking for opportunities.

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Rocker » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:01 pm

Big works going on at Shanganagh cliffs and I can't seem to find anyone who knows what the works are for! It started out with a few diggers on the beach and they seemed to be digging at the cliff face. I didn't take much notice as there is often a digger there clearing out the rocks and pebbles brought down by the Shanganagh river. Then for the last few nights there has been a big flat bottomed boat (with bright lights) unloading huge boulders all night and then the diggers are moving them along the beach. Noise or what!! Initially I thought the boats were taking stones for the new work at the baths but now I see they are unloading boulders.
I found this on the Council website and it appears to be it though no one in the Council was available to tell me more!

https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general- ... tarts-10th

a little more googling found this

https://www.dlrcoco.ie/sites/default/fi ... _beach.pdf
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Post by Sinead » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:06 pm

Rocker, I am surprised you missed those consultation meetings. Reading the submissions it seems to me they were all written by the same person. Should you and those living close to you not have been informed of the start of this work? Seafield Road is mentioned all over the place within the documents linked to your post. I am sure there are regulations on the times such works can be done e.g. start and finish times.

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Rocker » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:26 am

I was looking at some old photos on a FB site I have just joined and I never knew there was a tiny shop at the intersection of the road outside the Druid's Chair pub. does anyone remember it or was it in old God's time ???
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Post by keeper » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:10 pm

Yes Rocker there was a shop there, just adjacent to door of the Druids bar at the bottom of the shortcut to Glenalua Road. I forget the name of the lady and daughter who owned the shop. They sold the usual sweet shop goodies and newspapers. The shop was where we spent our pennies when the adults were in the pub, because children were not allowed into the pub in those days :cry:

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Post by Sinead » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:08 pm

Rocker, I don't think that shop has been shut all that long. We always got sweets etc., there if we were going up the hill. The old lady was always very nice. It was a well stocked corner shop.

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Post by Holla » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:40 pm

keeper wrote:Yes Rocker there was a shop there, just adjacent to door of the Druids bar at the bottom of the shortcut to Glenalua Road. I forget the name of the lady and daughter who owned the shop. They sold the usual sweet shop goodies and newspapers. The shop was where we spent our pennies when the adults were in the pub, because children were not allowed into the pub in those days :cry:
You're bringing back memories of my childhood there keeper on a Sunday afternoon our father would bring us up the hill and occasionally make a pitstop off on the way back for a quick pint and we would spend or few Bob on black toffees in that shop then we would head back over roaches hill or as we called it Mullins hill or mullos, and Sinead is correct the shop's not that long gone was it a post office I passed it this week its a private dewlling now

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Micheál » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:48 am

Yes, but I think there used to be a different shop - out in the angle of the two roads. I seem to recall a picture somewhere. must hunt around and see what emerges.

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Rocker » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:23 am

Micheál wrote:Yes, but I think there used to be a different shop - out in the angle of the two roads. I seem to recall a picture somewhere. must hunt around and see what emerges.

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Thats the one Micheál...I explained it badly!! I saw the photo on an internet site too!! It was a tiny shop as you say right on the corner of the two roads. In my childhood I wouldn't have been up that far as we just took the train from Blackrock to Killiney Station and then on to the beach..no cars for us and absolutely no relations or friends with cars...I still only know the "bus routes" to anywhere.
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Post by Rocker » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:54 am

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Holla » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:23 am

Ah yes remember someone posted that photo here before I think it was grammer, the shop I was talking about was in a bit off the road near the druids chair.

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Post by Sinead » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:26 am

I think this shop is before my time, I have no memory of it. Like Holla I was thinking of the other shop beside the Druids.
Yes, I do believe Grammer posted this picture some years ago.

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Micheál » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Rocker wrote:..no cars for us and absolutely no relations or friends with cars...I still only know the "bus routes" to anywhere.
I had an aunt who braved driving in her later years. But she only ever traveled along bus routes - even if that meant going to, say, Terenure via city centre :D

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Rocker » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:16 pm

Micheál wrote:
Rocker wrote:..no cars for us and absolutely no relations or friends with cars...I still only know the "bus routes" to anywhere.
I had an aunt who braved driving in her later years. But she only ever traveled along bus routes - even if that meant going to, say, Terenure via city centre :D
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When I met HID he used to laugh at the route I took to Killiney...he called it the taxi route. I was delighted just to arrive but it did involve going to the Graduate and up the Barnhill Road over to the Castle etc :lol: :lol: p.s I was a bit elderly when I started to drive meself!!
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Re: Ballybrack

Post by keeper » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:31 pm

Before my time I think 😳 Don't remember that one, any date for that photo?

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Re: Ballybrack

Post by Rocker » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:38 pm

keeper wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:31 pm
Before my time I think 😳 Don't remember that one, any date for that photo?

Sorry No keeper i just lifted it off another site. HID thinks it was the 30's.
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