St Josephs Orphanage.

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Post by Bicycle Bill » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:13 pm

Hello

I went to a car boot sale in St Josephs today. My Partner went to shcool there till she was in 5th class, then to Oliver Plunkett, when it opened in the old glass housed in dunedin, near the horse pound.
She remembers , with great love, Mrs Griffin who was a teacher. I think she was from Sallynoggin. :razz:


I went to the old schooldown the lane in Monkstown,, Mr Lawlor had a milk yard there.. Mrs Moore, Miss Ward, with the big bike.
And remember the shoe maker who had a shop in the land. Mr Healy, from the Farm.. :beerme:
There is C. of I. church and was school accross the road.



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Post by Snowhite » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:20 pm

Hiya BB & Welcome........... do you mean Oliver Plunkett National School ?

Did you get any bargains at the Boot Sale ? :D


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Post by grammer » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:23 pm

did you get any photos BB-old dun laoghaire ones ????? :D :D



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Post by Strum » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:24 pm

I put this Oak Shelf up today. It is a seat from one of the old School Desks from St. Josephs. Maybe some of you sat here once. :D



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Post by Denis Cromie » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:13 pm

Neat job Strum, good looking wood too.



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Post by Strum » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:46 pm

Beautiful Timber Denis, Oak, my Favourite. Those desks were sure built to last. Cast Iron frames, solid Oak all round.
This has to be at least 70/80 years old. I was given a first offer of 40 of the old desks for a pittance and I had a hundred ideas what to do with them but no storage space.
They sold them then for 40-50 quid each. I could have had them all for 200.
I have an old Biscuit Tin full of the ceramic Ink Wells that were in the desks aswell. Remember them for your dip Pen. :D



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Post by Gulliver » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:16 pm

Strum wrote:I have an old Biscuit Tin full of the ceramic Ink Wells that were in the desks aswell. Remember them for your dip Pen. :D
I have an unopened box of nibs for dip pens with the description on the box "Thom's Bank of Ireland Black J Pen (fine) - one gross". The box is less than the size of two matchboxes - it is amazing that it holds a gross (144) of nibs.

Also a box (opened) of William Mitchells selected pens (J medium) identical to this one
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0526114934

and a box of John Heath's Extra Strong pens "the go as you like pen"
See it here http://cgi.ebay.es/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?VIS ... 0638804289


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Post by Strum » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:21 pm

Great blast from the past. A good one for your past and present Micheal. ;)


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Post by Strum » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:38 pm

This is a brilliant photo I found today. I think it is scanned from a Book? Have any of you seen it before in any Book?
I worked in the Orphanage as Groundkeeper, Maintenance man for about 18 months back in the early 80's and this Tram was still there. I think it was used as extra rooms for the kids way back?
I remember it was cemented into the ground at the time and as far as I know Enviro and his mates have since restored it, so this looks about the time it was being taken out of there?
Enviro :?: :?: :?:


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Post by Snowhite » Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:03 pm

Was there any chewing gum under the seat Strum ???? :lol: or ecthings on it like ( Strum was ere in 19##) :lol:

That's a great photo of the Tram ny date for it.?


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Post by Strum » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:08 pm

Snowhite wrote:
That's a great photo of the Tram ny date for it.?

We will just have to wait for Enviro on that one.



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Post by keeper » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:31 pm

Strum, it's hard to believe its nearly 2 years since you posted the photo of the seat, if there were bloodstains on it, they were probably mine :D :D I remember the tram, but can't remember ever being in it at any stage, does any one remember the name of the people who lived in one of the houses across the road from St Joseph's who used to sell bags of apples for a Penny ?



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Post by Snowhite » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:31 am

Silly me .......... :oops: I thought you posted the photo of the seat today :oops: :oops: :oops: I never looked at the date..... I missed a lot of posts that year. :(


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Post by Strum » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:00 am

Snowhite wrote:Silly me .......... :oops: I thought you posted the photo of the seat today :oops: :oops: :oops: I never looked at the date..... I missed a lot of posts that year. :(

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Post by Enviro500 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:42 pm

Strum ,
Early 1980s and exDublin United Tramways, car no. 284...Now restored to full and I think it sits outside one of the City Museums though NOT Howth. It may be at Collins Barracks Museum ????????? Bicycle Bill would know...and I see he is back lurking again....I did not realise he had a partner, as far as I know he is happily married.....Ooooooops, Ahem eh, eh .. Bye bye..

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Post by Davidga » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:34 am

When I was a young lad living next door to St Josephs ( They owned the house and we had it rented from them . )there was a door leading onto what is now the main entrance to the school, the avenue as it was called then.I had a Scottish Terrier dog at the time called "Lassie" of all things.Lassie was a bitch and at certain times she would attract a lot of attention if you know what I mean .The Cottage Home was open at the time and full of children as well of St Josephs.They had a big black Labrador,
now just who owned this dog -- one of the carers or the home itself I don't know.I heard a racket outside the dividing door one day only to find the big black lab and my lassie lets say " joined together in love ".The Labrador took off running down the avenue with my little dog screeching and trying to reverse as fast as she could with two paws as the other two were off the ground
was a sight to be seen.The nuns were walking the gardens saying there evening prayers and even poor sister Clarke who spent most of her life in a wheelchair was sitting out in the sun. They all looked up to see the two dogs joined together like the evening train and this little lad running after them crying for them to do something for his "lassie".They just smiled
knowing that nature would look after lassie itself.I think even sister Clarke would have managed a smile that day .



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Post by Rocker » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:59 am

Great story David.. :lol: We had a divil called Rover and he WAS a "rover"...many a time we had to drag him home to save him from annoyed bitch owners!!!


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Post by Rocker » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:13 am

Every so often I look in on a genealogy site called Rootschat. Just found this snippet on St Josephs. Thought it might be a good addition here.


It consisted of a convent, orphanage, day school and various businesses run by the nuns of The Daughters of the Heart of Mary, and staffed by the children (unpaid). They later sold up and moved to Wimbledon London, U.K. the convent and orphanage were demolished and a medical facility now stands in their place. The address for them in Wimbledon is Edge Hill, London SW19 and the telephone no. +442089460305.


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Post by Sinead » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:10 am

I thought the nuns remained on in the houses facing the top of Patrick Street.
Sometime in the early 20's relatives moved into Tivoli Road, their home in
Monkstown had burned down, he was horrified to see no fire escape in the
orphanage and campaigned until one was built - myth, reality or folklore -
I really don't know, I wasn't around at that time.

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Post by murphs » Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:23 pm

I see a reference to Mrs Griffin a teacher in St Joseph's.
Her son Kieran was also a teacher and went on to become principal at Ireland's second Education Together School, The Bray School Project.



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Post by Zirco » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:48 am

I remember being taught by a Mrs Palmer in 1953 in 1st class in St. Joseph's.....a lovely gentle woman as I recall. wuu


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Post by Murphs » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:06 am

Go to the top of the class Jordo



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