Georges St D/L

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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by spudseamus » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:48 am

Strum wrote:Nice one Gulliver.

Also just hold down Ctrl key and zoom in and out with your Mouse wheel. :D
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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Harjoe » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:57 am

Born just two years earlier at number 13 lr Georges St where 15 of our family were born only three left can remember every one on our side of the street up to patrick St and down the other side

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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Holla » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:41 pm

Jemser wrote:Hello Everyone,

Hopefully some of you very knowledgeable people can help me on this query. Can anyone name the shops(in order) from Brown's Tobacconist (corner of Sussex Street) to Woolworth's shop on George's Street. I know Cooney's pub was there and Dixon's Newsagent was next to the tobacconists, but can't really remember the exact position or names of any other shops or businesses on that stretch. Someone told me recently that Weir's pub occupies the same site as Cooney's did(in the 1960s). However my recollection of Cooney's is that it wasn't as wide as the present day Weir's site and also I wouldn't be quite sure that it was in the exact same position along that stretch. That is why I am asking the question, anyone I have asked locally can't recall either.

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Was there a little coffe shop/bakery call the flamingo on that block i think its an internet cafe now

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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Jemser » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:36 pm

Hi all,

Thanks for all the great help and information on the shops from Brown’s to Woolworth’s. As far as I can see they were in order… 1. Thomas Brown (Tobacconist) 2. Dixon’s (Newsagent) 3. J.F. Dowling (Turf Accountant) 4. Cooney’s (Public House) 5. Hamilton’s (Baker’s & Confectioners) 6. F.W. Woolworth & Co. Ltd. (General Stores).

Special thanks to Gulliver for posting the 1956 directory of addresses for Dun Laoghaire, this helped greatly, along with some hard looking at Harjoe’s photos. I came to the conclusion that the present day Weir’s site (as suspected) does indeed occupy a double frontage and is bigger than the old frontage of Cooney’s. The bookies shop has disappeared and the café mentioned above is now the present internet café. So Weir’s occupies both Cooney’s and the bookies site.
Thanks again for all your help and I’m sure that I will be back with lots more questions throughout this excellent and very enjoyable forum.

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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Thomastown » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:35 pm

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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Holla » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:39 pm

:lol: :lol: very good TT long time no hear you always give us good materail hope your well

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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Thomastown » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:59 pm

Holla wrote::lol: :lol: very good TT long time no hear you always give us good materail hope your well
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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Rocker » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:04 pm

Thomastown,

Great picture, you are on the ball there!!
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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Strum » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:14 pm

Ha, good one TT. :D

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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Rocker » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:43 pm

Haven't been in Dún Laoghaire for ages so went along today. A lovely new shop where the old Marks and Spencer was it is

Sostrene Grene a Danish shop and they have loads of nick nacks. Everything for the craft worker, the child entertainer, the budding artist, and not expensive.

Check it out !!
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Re: Georges St D/L

Post by Strum » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:22 pm

Rocker wrote: Sostrene Grene a Danish shop and they have loads of nick nacks. Everything for the craft worker, the child entertainer, the budding artist, and not expensive.


I use it often Rocker, very cheap. It's actually open about a year.

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