Photos from around Killiney.

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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Post by Strum » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:01 pm

I had a book and there was also a story about an Italian named Decco who lived there with his dancing Bear. Did that not come up before in the "Bear" Topic?
old story/myth about the cave is that a man lived there with a trained bear.
Kind of unlikely as it's such a small gap. :D



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Post by Denis Cromie » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:20 pm

Very interesting stuff.



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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Post by Rocker » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:01 pm

There must be going to be a shortage of cars or a huge new popularity for cycling...

At Killiney Station there were two long strips of metal hoops for attaching bicycles in the car park opposite the station.. Then a few years ago they put up about four more loops on the left side of the station building. Another group of bicycle hoops was put near the bottle bank opposite the station and the other day they took one of the parking places from outside the station and put up about four more hoops. Funny thing is that in all the times I have been to the station not one bicycle has been parked at any of these nor anywhere else near the station...what right minded gobs would leave a bike there !! who makes the decisions in the Council...do they get money for bike schemes and is someone taking the pi$$ as grammer would say ????? the mind boggles....


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Post by Strum » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:46 am

Have to say Rocker a lot of People have to travel by Bike to get to the station to commute on the dart to work and back. Their day is messed up being distracted by the thought that their Bike might be robbed while they're there. You just couldn't get a handy spot to park could you? johndllle


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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Post by Zirco » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:45 pm

So many bikes!!!!!!
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Post by Zirco » Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:52 pm

Rocker!, is that you drivin' off with the bikes?
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Post by Rocker » Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:11 pm

:lol: :lol: Zirco :lol: :lol: :lol:
There is never a bike parked at the station. It is too isolated a place and now that the station is unmanned it is a mecca for messers and worse. The lady in the coffee shop must be persecuted.


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Post by Strum » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:13 pm

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I posted that photo today because I had been looking into something about where the train diverted away from the coast between Killinay and Shankill, and I spotted this photo when it was a single line and now I have the photos that connect the dots.

This is the original line embankment today behind Bayview/Seafield now a walkway as far as Shanganagh cliffs and crosses the Shanganagh River at the coast.


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This is when the embankment was the rail line. (curious tents) I see there was a wooden bridge over the Shanganagh river here and the side of the original railway bridge beach side.


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Another. (more curious tents) and look how few stones on the beach at that time. Also the only photo I've seen I think before the Martello Tower was built on.


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The original bridge today, Bayview side.


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So I'm guessing the diversion took place right behind the Martello Tower here. (red line)
Whatcha reckon folks? :D


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Post by Rocker » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:31 pm

Great research there Strum. Never saw that old photo before. I'll have to blow it up to look better. My friend's father used to live in a tent near Killiney I'd say where the sewage plant is now, for the summer and go to work every day on the train and go home to the wife and children at weekends...about 70 years ago...it took all sorts!!


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Post by Strum » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:37 pm

Rocker wrote: near Killiney I'd say where the sewage plant is now

That's where those tents are Rocker, beside the sewage plant. If that photo is around 70 years old can you imagine that one of those tent's was maybe your friend's father's? :D



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Post by bugrock » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:54 pm

Much appreciated, Strum. So many memories! 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)


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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Post by keeper » Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:36 pm

Great photos Strum ! Used to fish for eels and flounder at that bridge and at the mouth of the river for a stray Dargle salmon :mrgreen: not to mention some nice sea trout, ah, those were the days scry There were just two rusted girders spanning the bridge, we thought we were circus performers when we walked across them, are they still there ? Methinks I'll have to pay a visit just for old times sake. Thanks for posting, photos always arouse great memories.



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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Post by Micheál » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:17 am

Strum wrote:
Rocker wrote: near Killiney I'd say where the sewage plant is now

That's where those tents are Rocker, beside the sewage plant. If that photo is around 70 years old can you imagine that one of those tent's was maybe your friend's father's? :D
So you're saying the sewage plant was located there because of the tents? Sounds logical :D



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Post by grammer » Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:58 pm

Great old photos Strum ----
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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Post by Micheál » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:20 pm

I read that the sea has washed up large volumes of sand on Killiney Beach.
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Post by Rocker » Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:24 pm

The costal defence work is still going on and I was on hand yesterday to catch a shot of the boat taking in the rocks.
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when the boat landed it put out a landing stage.
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then the machines came to move the rocks.
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Post by Strum » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:32 pm

Rocker wrote:
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The costal defence work is still going on and I was on hand yesterday to catch a shot of the boat taking in the rocks.
Coastal defence I don't think so Rocker? From what I know is that these boulders are being dumped here from the construction of the D/L baths, and this is simply the easiest landing spot because of the depth of the water.



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Post by Rocker » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:26 pm

I heard the boat was coming from Arklow. Must make further enquiries.


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Post by Micheál » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:10 pm

Hmm.... Rocker posting on rocks. :lol:



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Post by gingertom » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:06 pm

Maybe this is an explanation for the activity?

https://afloat.ie/marine-environment/co ... agh-cliffs


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Post by Strum » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:38 pm

gingertom wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Maybe this is an explanation for the activity?

https://afloat.ie/marine-environment/co ... agh-cliffs

I stand corrected.



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Re: Photos from around Killiney.

Post by Rocker » Sun May 05, 2019 9:39 pm

Eire 7
Another historic World War II EIRE sign has been discovered and restored to its former state at Hawk Cliff in Dalkey. The signs were made during the Second World War in order to warn Allied and German airmen that they were flying over a neutral country however each sign surrounding the coast of Ireland was numbered in an attempt to assist navigation of allied forces.
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Post by Sinead » Tue May 07, 2019 2:42 pm

Fantastic restoration, good work by Des Burke-Kennedy and his team



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Post by Denis Cromie » Tue May 07, 2019 5:29 pm

Well done Rocker,read about it in the Irish Times. Great work by one and all.



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Post by Strum » Thu May 09, 2019 2:04 pm

Amazing job. I'll ask an obvious question, how did they find it? Are their original locations documented somewhere?



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