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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by jabra » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:51 pm

I remember the church fire well I was dolng a job in Bray when I was told could'nt believe it
Hard to believe its 50 years ago.Was there some talk of not enough water or water pressure
for the firemen ?? Maybe I'm thinking about something else


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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Strum » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:57 pm

jabra wrote:I remember the church fire well I was dolng a job in Bray when I was told could'nt believe it
Hard to believe its 50 years ago.Was there some talk of not enough water or water pressure
for the firemen ?? Maybe I'm thinking about something else

Yeah that's true NM. They had to just stand back and watch it burn. It doesn't look like that in the video but it was the main blaze they couldn't keep under control.
I was right opposite on the top step into the Bank on the corner.



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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by grammer » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:53 pm

wuu wuu
Great find Snowy -dont remember seeing that before.


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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Sinead » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:16 pm

Great find Snowy. Lots of very familiar people in that video.
Richie Carr was an exceptionally nice man.

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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Holla » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:10 pm

How much did it cost to build the "new" St Michael's church.??



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Post by Strum » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:22 pm

Holla wrote:How much did it cost to build the "new" St Michael's church.??


Dunno but it says in the video that Boylan got a grand from Mc Quiad to build a new one. That might have gone into the Boylan Centre?



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Post by Navanman » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:34 pm

Sinead wrote:Great find Snowy. Lots of very familiar people in that video.
Richie Carr was an exceptionally nice man.

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I was going to say the exact same thing. I really liked him. I presume he is no longer with us?



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Post by Sinead » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:06 pm

Richie died some years ago. Thinking about him brings to
mind a storey I heard years ago - he was a Stained Glass
worker in a former life and had served an apprenticeship
with the great Harry Clarke.

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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Rocker » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:45 am

I'm going to stray off topic for a minute......the other afternoon we went to visit the Anglican Church in Killiney near Fitzpatrick Castle it is open as part of the Summer of Heritage programme and they have a gorgeous Harry Clarke stained glass window.


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Post by Navanman » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:13 am

Sinead wrote:Richie died some years ago. Thinking about him brings to
mind a storey I heard years ago - he was a Stained Glass
worker in a former life and had served an apprenticeship
with the great Harry Clarke.

Sinéad

Do you know where he was from Sinead?

It is not a D/L accent.


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Post by Rocker » Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:29 pm

Don't know about Richard Carr but, my Gt Grandfather was from Sallynoggin (then called Avondale) and he was Christopher Carr born in Liverpool to Irish parents. They all worked on the boats and were back and forward to Liverpool.


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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Rocker » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:10 am

Was passing St Michaels on Friday and noticed a banner advertising Organ recitals on Sundays,

THE 2017 ORGAN RECITALS IN ST. MICHAEL’S

The season is approaching for our Organ Recitals here in St. Michael’s. This is the 44th in the Series. The Sunday Evening Recitals during the months of June, July and August attract a number of people from around Ireland and abroad to Dun Laoghaire Parish. The series will begin on Sunday 11th June at 8 pm. Further details on posters at Church entrance.

The organ is magnificent and years ago an old colleague of mine used to play in St Michaels and many a glorious evening we spent listening.


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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Rocker » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:56 am

Had a very interesting chat with some Continentals the other day. Because I am Irish they were interested in talking about religion!. I wouldn't be the best candidate for that so I told them I didn't bother too much with any religion. They then asked where my church tax went!!

I must have been going around with my head in the clouds 'cause I have never heard of a "church tax". They explained that in Germany approx. 2% of their monthly salary is paid to their nominated religion....apparently you can't opt out!!The
Austrian in the group piped up and said since about 1939 that law was also in Austria and they pay approx. 1% of their salary. They can opt out if they are not a member of a church.

Just as well the Irish churches haven't got this power!! Can you imagine the census returns and the 99% rate of unbelievers with "no religion"!! :lol: :lol:


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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by bugrock » Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 am

I wonder how many goods and services are owned by "The Church". A great way to earn a quid, if they do have essential services in their portfolios.


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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Rocker » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:19 pm

bugrock wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:20 am
I wonder how many goods and services are owned by "The Church". A great way to earn a quid, if they do have essential services in their portfolios.
I was listening to the radio the other morning and they were interviewing a priest. He was moaning that the church collections were way down and that many people did not deal in cash now so various churches in the city have installed pay pal at the back of the church where the congregation can swipe their cards...what next absolution on screen. Dave Allen comes to mind!!


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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by keeper » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:55 pm

Indeed Rocker ! Other parishes don't want any coins in the collection, it takes too long to count it all, now I won't get away with rattling the basket anymore!



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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Micheál » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:54 pm

I'd suggest Apple Pay is the way for the Church to go?
Sure wasn't it an apple that got them into the Sin Prevention Industry in the first place?

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Re: St Michael's Church

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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Sinead » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:13 am

If church goers want their Church to survive, they must make donations. There is a fee for any club you are in.
I have no problem with these machines being installed. It is true that fewer and fewer of us are carrying coinage or indeed cash these days.

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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by Rocker » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:15 am

Sinead wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:13 am
If church goers want their Church to survive, they must make donations. There is a fee for any club you are in.
I have no problem with these machines being installed. It is true that fewer and fewer of us are carrying coinage or indeed cash these days.

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I agree Sinead. But, over the years it was never transparent just where the collections went. They went to the Dublin dioceses and were distributed! and then the priests in Blackrock were looking for more money for the roof and the heating and the leaks. Because we were in the "leafy suburbs" we were as a parish not seen as wanting and the money was given to so called "poorer" parishes. Fair is fair my club collects the money it is put in the bank and audited accounts are kept and the weekly meeting or monthly meeting discusses the finances and if need be the hat goes around again.


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Re: St Michael's Church

Post by bugrock » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:01 pm

It's time everybody got real! If the word of God was in peoples hearts {Love one another) it would endure without the benefit of amassed riches.
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