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Post by Rocker » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:49 pm

Well done you Holla for attending the Peter McVerry Trust concert. He has an uphill battle on his hands with the drugs and homelessness. I don't know how he does it. I would run a mile! I get stuff on my Facebook page about the various flats the Trust reconstructs and they look great. I know I'm lucky not to have fallen through the cracks and become homeless. It can happen so easily.


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Post by Sinead » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:41 pm

At a time when the Catholic Church gets such a bashing in Ireland it is truly amazing that the 3 leading lights
looking after the homeless are in Holy Orders.... Sr. Stan, Brother Kevin and Fr. Peter McVerry. There are
others working quietly behind the scenes, these three are the face of what we can see being done. Merchants
Quay was started by another religious order, they do great work as well.
Listening to the Social Democrats going on about the nuns in St. Vincents gives me a pain. Without the religious
orders we would not have had most of the hospitals, the establishments were always clean, you were looked
after and they didn't ask for money. The nuns own the land in St. Vincent's hospital, it was left to them many years
ago, they also own the ground on which Elm Park Golf Club stands.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Post by Toss » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:28 am

Sinead wrote:At a time when the Catholic Church gets such a bashing in Ireland it is truly amazing that the 3 leading lights
looking after the homeless are in Holy Orders.... Sr. Stan, Brother Kevin and Fr. Peter McVerry. There are
others working quietly behind the scenes, these three are the face of what we can see being done. Merchants
Quay was started by another religious order, they do great work as well.
Listening to the Social Democrats going on about the nuns in St. Vincents gives me a pain. Without the religious
orders we would not have had most of the hospitals, the establishments were always clean, you were looked
after and they didn't ask for money. The nuns own the land in St. Vincent's hospital, it was left to them many years
ago, they also own the ground on which Elm Park Golf Club stands.

Sinéad
I am inclined to agree with you Sinead, these people had vocations and were not in it for the money as compared with the Charity Industry today with CEO's taking home hundreds of thousands of euros per annum. Shameless is the only word to describe whats going on in the name of charity.


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Post by Sinead » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:36 pm

Toss, over the past few years, many of these Charity CEO's have been in court for misappropriation of funds! St. Michael's hospital always rand fundraisers to keep the place going. The Hospital Trust gave only to themselves.

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Post by Holla » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:13 pm

I passed the Tara towers hotel lastnight its all boarded up around the outer railings it looks like construction work of some sort is about to get underway anyone know anyinformation.



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Post by Rocker » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:12 pm

Holla wrote:I passed the Tara towers hotel lastnight its all boarded up around the outer railings it looks like construction work of some sort is about to get underway anyone know anyinformation.
I had a look in on the Maldron site and this is what they say..

"After many years the much beloved Tara Towers Hotel in Dublin has closed and will be replaced by a brand new Maldron Hotel in 2020. While we build Maldron Hotel Merrion, we are delighted to recommend our other Maldron Hotels in Dublin."

So it will be the Maldron Hotel Merrion.


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Post by Sinead » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:33 am

On the topic of viewers to the site. At this moment there are 13 viewers - I wish they would join and chat. Regularly there are high numbers looking in - are they taking from our topics to use elsewhere???

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Post by Rocker » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:16 am

Well there is nothing like the auld Boro men! Was away on a little break and this morning took the Blue bus from the Airport to Dún Laoghaire where your only man ( from Sallynoggin) in his taxi whisked us home in the flash of an eye for next to nothing. I'm from the generation where we never could afford to take a taxi (they were only for the rich) and the prospect of a DART and a long walk in the rain was our only other option. Reminder to all my age group....take a taxi and not the hassle!!


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Post by Sinead » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:16 am

You are right about taking the easy option Rocker, we worked long enough and if we can afford it just go
or it.

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Re: Somewhere to Chat.

Post by gingertom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:17 am

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/con ... -1.3700378

Will our Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Councillors seek a social housing section in these times of crisis for affordable homes?


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Post by Strum » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:53 pm

Sinead wrote:are they taking from our topics to use elsewhere???

Sinéad

I do keep an eye on that Sinead and there is an offender on the facebook D/L page and another on the Booterstown page, but there's little we can do about it.



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Post by Rocker » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:45 am

Strum wrote:
Sinead wrote:are they taking from our topics to use elsewhere???

Sinéad

I do keep an eye on that Sinead and there is an offender on the facebook D/L page and another on the Booterstown page, but there's little we can do about it.
I often get annoyed by this but there I feel proud that it came from this great site. My HID is now putting his name on all the photos he puts up on sites and so he has to be credited with the ownership of the image. Worked to his advantage recently when a magazine needed to use one of his photos and a fee was paid.


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Post by Sinead » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:13 pm

If credit were given to this site as the originator of items, information or photos I would be very pleased. But no credit is ever given to us.

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Post by gingertom » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:31 pm

I would suggest that the offenders are named or identified by a simple link provided and highlighted on this website.


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Post by Strum » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:53 pm

gingertom wrote:I would suggest that the offenders are named or identified by a simple link provided and highlighted on this website.

I don't know about that GT, it might cause hassle, but I do wonder if there's some legalities concerning the situation like plagiarism or something like that?



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Post by Micheál » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:18 pm

Strum wrote:
... but I do wonder if there's some legalities concerning the situation like plagiarism or something ...
Jaypurs! He's only in College a wet week and he's on about "plagiarism". :roll:
I remember when we just used to call it "cogging" :D



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Post by Holla » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:22 pm

Jaypurs! He's only in College a wet week and he's on about "plagiarism". :roll:
I remember when we just used to call it "cogging" :D


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Post by gingertom » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:28 pm

Strum wrote:
gingertom wrote:I would suggest that the offenders are named or identified by a simple link provided and highlighted on this website.

I don't know about that GT, it might cause hassle, but I do wonder if there's some legalities concerning the situation like plagiarism or something like that?
If a recognised court or State tribunal has reached a decision in line with their legislative authority, when this authority exists, then it can be published for all to see.


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Post by Micheál » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:18 pm

Can someone give be a quick primer on the Smyly Homes/Trust please? I'm helping someone with Family research and need some basic info -
Was that the "Birds Nest" on York Road?
or the one on Tivoli that backs on to Royal Terrace (The Cottage home?)?
or both?
Or somewhere else altogether?

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Post by Rocker » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 pm

The Birds Nest was a Smyly Home. Google has this "She set up a residential home for boys and one for girls, and then 1859 the Birds Nest in Dun Laoghaire for infants, her homes and organisation known as The Smyly Mission Homes and Ragged Schools of Dublin cared for over 1000 children at this time."
Nowadays the Smyly Trust runs Glensilva and Racefield. The Cottage Home was run by a different person... google has this "In 1879, Rosa Barrett set up a committee of influential inhabitants of Dún Laoghaire and established a day nursery, which was among the first crèches to be set up in these islands. It was based initially in a cottage on York Road, moving then to Patrick Street and back again to York Road in an attempt to find accommodation of suitable size and condition
After three years the committee found better accommodation in a house known as Tivoli Cottage at the top of York Road, and began to include some resident children as well as those who came daily to the crèche. The greatest need was the care of younger children, and the Cottage Home became the first children’s home in the United Kingdom to cater for children under six.


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Post by Micheál » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:45 pm

Thanks Rocker
I'm assisting our mutual Canadian friend.
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Post by Rocker » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:48 pm

Micheál wrote:
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Thanks Rocker
I'm assisting our mutual Canadian friend.
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Post by Strum » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:16 pm

Rocker wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:33 pm
Tivoli Cottage at the top of York Road, and began to include some resident children as well as those who came daily to the crèche.

It was initially set up for protestant kids.



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Post by Sinead » Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:04 pm

Strum, it was set up for non Catholic children. It catered for many non Catholic denominations .
Paul McGrath, if I remember correctly, was from the Bird's Nest.



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Post by Strum » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:37 pm

Sinead wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:04 pm
non Catholic denominations.
Yes sorry, many "outsiders"



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