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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Holla » Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:21 am

Looks good I have it recorded or as we used to say taped :D I 'll watch it some evening when the tv's bad for choice ......most nights.

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Toss » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:21 pm

Pat Short at his very best ...... you have to watch till the end :lol:

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Gerald » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:45 pm

Toss wrote:Pat Short at his very best ...... you have to watch till the end :lol:
haha Toss, you wouldn't get away with that today....the midgets would be in uproar, and all the "equality for midgets" people. And he'd have to change his name from Short......

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Toss » Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:58 am

Gerald wrote:
Toss wrote:Pat Short at his very best ...... you have to watch till the end :lol:
haha Toss, you wouldn't get away with that today....the midgets would be in uproar, and all the "equality for midgets" people. And he'd have to change his name from Short......
:lol: :lol:
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Strum » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:35 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:



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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Dancer » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:17 am

Wow....who knew ?!
Can you imagine having to make those wire frames all day every day for like ten years or more :shock:
I used to have a little rubber dolly ( don't go there Toss :lol: ) I wonder now where she was made ?
She used to squeak when she was squeezed , a bit like meself :P
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Rocker » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:08 am

We had the crolly dollies made in Donegal...wonder how they made them??
What caught my eye was the beauty of the workers and their nail polish and clean hands etc...I'd be covered in the stuff and paint if I was working there!!
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Dancer » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:35 am

I had a Crolly doll as well . I remember looking at her in the shops for weeks and weeks and then on Christmas morning
I saw the big box under the tree and I was terrified that it wouldn't be a Crolly doll . I had her for years .
Yes , I too was struck by how well groomed the women in that video were but I remember all my aunties being turned out
In the same fashion back in the 60s/70s . Women always wore makeup and had their hair up .
I couldn't imagine having to put on full makeup every day for work , too time consuming .
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Rocker » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:49 pm

Factories were a great place for keeping people on their toes fashion wise. All those gorgeous girls and fellows working together!! I was always jealous of the girls in Bradmola across the road from our house and the lads in the shirt factory in Brookfield...wow, talk about the diet coke ads...on our doorstep. The sad dull, dressed in black lot who travel on the DART now to Grand Canal Docks and the I.F.S.C and they think they have made it. Much more singing, chat, friendship, laugh in the factories.
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Sinead » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:24 pm

Have just watched a fantastic documentary on RTE 1 - How to defuse a Bomb: The
Project Children Story - very moving. It is amazing what the vision of one person
can do, particularly when they are not looking for glory or reward.

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Strum » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:52 pm

Check out the Bike and Sidecar my mate built over two and a half years. His Wife made the upholstery.



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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Snowhite » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:47 pm

OMG That's Fantastic Strum, my Father built a sidecar years ago and he and my mother in law went everywhere in it till the kids came along ;)
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Rocker » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:44 pm

Gosh, what talent.I really admire people who "go for it".May he have years of happy travelling and enjoyment in the wonderful machine.
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Micheál » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:15 pm

Just back from "The Farthest"
Brilliant must see documentary about the Voyager Mission.
Don't miss it!!!

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Rocker » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:37 am

Micheál wrote:Just back from "The Farthest"
Brilliant must see documentary about the Voyager Mission.
Don't miss it!!!

M.
Googled that Micheál...sounds great. Thanks ...I am never up to speed with whats happening.
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Micheál » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:45 pm

Anyone like snooping over neighbouring walls?
Just noticed Goole Earth are using astonishingly up-to-date aerial imagery. no more than 6 weeks old

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Strum » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:23 pm

The great Irish sell off.

No words, only I bet the programme (RTE) is only the tip of the Iceberg, as they say. BangHead

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Dancer » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:48 pm

I'm watching Long Lost Families ....... omg ...total tearjerker !!
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Rocker » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:38 pm

Well for my sins I was just watching Tommy Tiernan on RTE. Have to say he is very good doing interviews. He had Foster and Allen singing. I didn't know they were still on the go but, they were all right!!
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Micheál » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:31 pm

Just been to "The Favorite"

The bit I liked most was The End

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Sinead » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:34 pm

That is a very definite type of recommendation!

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Rocker » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:48 pm

Micheál wrote:Just been to "The Favorite"

The bit I liked most was The End

M.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: What are you watching?

Post by keeper » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:42 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Micheál ! That's the End of that so :lol: thanks for your expert advice :lol: :lol:

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Micheál » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:21 pm

Anyone watching the Revolution series on RTE?

It very interesting and I'm learning quite a bit since I'm of an age that saw my school history curriculum end at 1916. (And besides, I was never taught history by anyone in school nor encouraged to learn, but that's another story)

But here's the thing. I don't doubt for a moment that everything they show is accurate - backed up by contributions from eminent historians. But is it complete?

With the exception of some brief recorded comments from some former Black & Tans, I was amazed at how little was devoted to examining the views/reactions/rationale of the Ireland-based non-nationalist community or, for that matter analysing why the British Establishment responded in the way it did to various developments.

It seemed to me to be mostly a (reasoned) justification for those who favoured armed revolt - but without attempting to offer a balanced historical analysis from the perspective of all the stakeholders.

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Re: What are you watching?

Post by Sinead » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:32 pm

I have watched this production and think it is quite good but perhaps a little imbalanced. I have learned quite a lot from it, some of the academics giving their tuppence worth seem, to me, a little biased.
What became of the money raised in America and through the Irish Bonds has always been a source of wonder for me. It was not only Dev who went to America Fund Raising. I would love to have sight of the Sinn Fein Bank (I do mean the Bank and not just the Account) records for the period.

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