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Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by nanoktom » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:58 pm

Hi all,

I am a volunteer picture "detective" for a university library in Switzerland. In the course of my research I have come across some pictures of Dún Laoghaire harbour. I managed to place some of them, but others have been very hard work indeed.

Could anyone here tell me if the following pictures show the interior of the ferry terminal?

http://doi.org/10.3932/ethz-a-000900241
http://doi.org/10.3932/ethz-a-000900242
http://doi.org/10.3932/ethz-a-000900240

In many ways, I'm quite sure that they do, but confirmation from some local guys would be very welcome.

Your help is much appreciated!

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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by Rocker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:19 am

Hello Thomas,

As we don't know the sites you list above I would say people will be hesitant to open the link in case it contains a virus. Could you post the actual pictures?


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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by Strum » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:59 pm

Welcome Thomas. Yes they certainly look like it.



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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by Rocker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:09 pm

Gosh they are good old photos Thomas. I do recall that long corridor and the narrow gangway to get on board the boat. Good luck in your project. Some time we really would love it if you could post one or two old photos here.


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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by nanoktom » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:20 pm

Rocker wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:19 am
Hello Thomas,

As we don't know the sites you list above I would say people will be hesitant to open the link in case it contains a virus. Could you post the actual pictures?
Hi Rocker,

Thanks for your comment. I didn't even know that was possible... (Total NOOB)
Below please find
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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by nanoktom » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:32 pm

Rocker wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Gosh they are good old photos Thomas. I do recall that long corridor and the narrow gangway to get on board the boat. Good luck in your project. Some time we really would love it if you could post one or two old photos here.
Hi again,

Just went through our archive, but we only have about a half-dozen pictures from your corner of the planet. But here goes what I could find:
Com_L13-0444-0006-0027.jpg
This tipped me off as to which harbour I was looking at
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Fel_060616-RE.jpg
A shot from the twenties or so
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http://viewer.e-pics.ethz.ch/ETHBIB.Bil ... _060563-RE
The last one has an uncertain copyright status which means I cannot download it from the library server, sorry.

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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by Rocker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:46 pm

Wonderful photos. Thank you Thomas for going to the trouble of posting them. That photo 60563 is amazing. I have never seen it before. A lot has changed at the Harbour. The boat service no longer serves Dún Laoghaire and the Carlisle Pier has been pulled down. It cheers me up to see photos of how good it once was.


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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by Micheál » Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:48 am

60563 is surely a John Hinde postcard. I'm guessing 1960s when the car fry first operated.

For those not familiar with the harbour, the internal photos are of a different jetty, Carlisle Pier, used for foot passengers. The colour photo is of the nearby landing facility that was developed to cater for the first car ferry.

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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by nanoktom » Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:30 am

Micheál wrote:
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60563 is surely a John Hinde postcard. I'm guessing 1960s when the car fry first operated.

For those not familiar with the harbour, the internal photos are of a different jetty, Carlisle Pier, used for foot passengers. The colour photo is of the nearby landing facility that was developed to cater for the first car ferry.

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Hi Micheál,

Thanks for your comment. If you want to know more about that postcard, you can see its verso side here:
http://viewer.e-pics.ethz.ch/ETHBIB.Bil ... _060563-VE

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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by Holla » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:23 pm

Welcome to the site nanoktom and thanks for sharing the pictures



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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by nanoktom » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:09 pm

Hi all,

Just found another picture from your neck of the woods. I hear that some of the stones used for the Dùn Laoghaire harbour were quarried here. Not sure if that's true (mustn't believe everything you read on the internet).

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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by Rocker » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:21 pm

Thank you for posting this great photo Thomas. I have never seen it before and am not quite sure where it was taken.

Stone for the Harbour at Dún Laoghaire was taken from a quarry at Dalkey, a little town between Dún Laoghaire and Killiney.

stolen from Wikipedia..."Quarrying started in 1815–1817 on Dalkey Hill in order to supply granite for the construction of the new harbour pier at nearby Dún Laoghaire, as well as for the construction of the South Bull Wall (part of the outer defences of Dublin Harbour) and as flagstone for Dublin streets. In the 1840s, stone from the quarry was exported to Newfoundland by Bishop Michael Fleming and used in the construction of the Basilica of St. John the Baptist in St. John's.[1] The quarry was connected to Dún Laoghaire by a light railway, part of whose alignment was later used to build the Dalkey Atmospheric Railway. The remaining part of the route is now a public footpath known as The Metals, and much of the original granite paving survives. Quarrying continued sporadically thereafter, finally ending in 1917."
The disused quarry is now a great location for rock climbers to train.


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Re: Pictures of old ferry terminal

Post by Micheál » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:26 am

That picture was taken from Sorrento Terrace, above the gates of Dillons Park, from the bandstand. View is now entirely obscured by bushes and (should-be-chopped-now) trees.

But the little gate and many of those houses are still there.

See https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Sorren ... 3787?hl=en



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