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pegasus
27-02-2012, 12:04 AM
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but there doe's not seem to be a dedicated thread for Phibsboro. I would like to start one and upload a few photos that may well bring back memories to fellow 'Phibsborians'.

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maire
27-02-2012, 12:10 AM
Great pics Pegasus.Thank you!

decourcey
27-02-2012, 08:10 AM
Great photos lived not far from Phibsboro. Looking forward to seeing more.

Womblemum
27-02-2012, 11:32 AM
Great idea..keep the pics coming!

quinner
27-02-2012, 12:53 PM
Great idea..keep the pics coming!

the drover looks as nochalant as the cattle..........did he just tell them to go to smithfield when they woke up......

and i'll drop along as well.....

pegasus
27-02-2012, 03:20 PM
The standard uniform for drovers in those days seemed to be a three-piece suit, shirt and tie with a fashionable hat.

Mykidsmom
27-02-2012, 03:20 PM
absolutely fantastic photos.....theyre taking me back to my childhood.

quinner
27-02-2012, 03:45 PM
The standard uniform for drovers in those days seemed to be a three-piece suit, shirt and tie with a fashionable hat.

but they always semmed to have a little fellah with them, who did all the shouting....lol..........just from memory...

pegasus
27-02-2012, 03:46 PM
The 'main street' of Phibsboro is usually regarded as the N.C.Rd from the Cinema (State) up to St.Peters Church. Here are two photos taken from approximately the same spot. The first one was taken in 1910, I believe, while the second one about three weeks ago. Apart from the changes in traffic and peoples dress fashions there does not appear to be any structural change in the buildings on either side of the road over the 100 years or so between photos. They must really have built them to last as all the properties look as solid as ever. You could probably add on another 100 years before 1910 since the thoroughfare was built.

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http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/1646/img0106fpj.jpg

quinner
27-02-2012, 03:51 PM
pegasus...so many buildings then...were built with pride................

it was the practice then, for a builder to build cheap first, and as he made more money....to build better and better......that is noticeable in many old streets............

Mykidsmom
27-02-2012, 04:08 PM
In the first picture to the right theres a lota trees...i seem to remember them but cant remember if there was a park there or not....or are the trees in gardens??? any idea...

nothing has changed...i did a tour on the 122 bus 5 years ago and i was transported back cos really along the north circular road from dorset street up things are exactly the same as they were more than 30 years ago

pegasus
27-02-2012, 04:51 PM
The trees were in the gardens of houses that are still there. Dalymount Park, Bohemians Ground is in the back lane at the back of those houses.

Mykidsmom
27-02-2012, 04:56 PM
thanks a bunch its amazing how somethings you can remember clearly i just od t place those trees lol

boxman
28-02-2012, 01:33 AM
My Grandfather was from Great Western Sq, his father was an engine driver. I've been tracking them down online from census data etc. I just found the other day that my wife's Grandmother grew up a few hundred metres away, as the crow flies, in O'Connell Ave.

Mykidsmom
28-02-2012, 01:37 AM
amazing eh..but i think in those days dublin was just like a small village

pegasus
28-02-2012, 03:45 PM
For those that know Phibsborough, a little quiz. Below are photos of four old Streets/Avenues etc. in Phibsboro. Can you name them. If not guessed answers in a day or so.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/2445/img0138xp.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7479/img0140er.jpg

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6476/img0141cj.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2739/img0142yza.jpg

Pammy
28-02-2012, 03:53 PM
Is the first one on the way up to Shandon Gardens.....Leinster st I think......

Pammy
28-02-2012, 03:55 PM
My Grandfather was from Great Western Sq, his father was an engine driver. I've been tracking them down online from census data etc. I just found the other day that my wife's Grandmother grew up a few hundred metres away, as the crow flies, in O'Connell Ave.

Boxy I went to school with a girl from Gt Western Square.....but cant think of the name.....and one of my out-laws lived on O'Connell Ave.....Hyland..

bigby
28-02-2012, 08:32 PM
For those that know Phibsborough, a little quiz. Below are photos of four old Streets/Avenues etc. in Phibsboro. Can you name them. If not guessed answers in a day or so.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/2445/img0138xp.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7479/img0140er.jpg

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6476/img0141cj.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2739/img0142yza.jpg

here is one to go with one of these

pegasus
29-02-2012, 11:46 AM
You are on target with that photo 'bigby'.

bigby
29-02-2012, 01:06 PM
You are on target with that photo 'bigby'.

I will not take part in this one as I walk around all these streets on a regualar basis
great thread, loving the photos

pegasus
01-03-2012, 09:25 PM
For those that know Phibsborough, a little quiz. Below are photos of four old Streets/Avenues etc. in Phibsboro. Can you name them. If not guessed answers in a day or so.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/2445/img0138xp.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/7479/img0140er.jpg

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6476/img0141cj.jpg

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/2739/img0142yza.jpg

Answers to the above. First photo is Cabra Park, close to St. Peters Church on the Cabra Road side. Up the lane behind 'The Elmo' shop or first left off St.Peters Road.

Second is Avondale Avenue, close to St.Peters Church on the N.C.Rd. side. Left before Great Western Square.

Third is Phibsboro Avenue off the main shopping area (N.C.Rd) go left up an alley way before the Post Office. (Bigby showed a great photo of this lane) hundreds of people pass it by every day and never go into the original Phibsboro Village.

The fourth photo is of Munster Street off the Phibsboro Road going towards the Cross Guns Bridge. It joins Phibsboro Road with Ulster Street. 'Pammy' was close with Leinster Street which is the next Street down towards the Canal.

jeangenie
01-03-2012, 09:35 PM
I will not take part in this one as I walk around all these streets on a regualar basis
great thread, loving the photos

to much info there Bigby lol

bigby
01-03-2012, 09:40 PM
to much info there Bigby lol

walk I said lol

pegasus
01-03-2012, 10:11 PM
The Elmo shop was a focal point for kids who lived in Cabra Park/St.Peters Road area we used to congregate in front of it during the 1950's. There was plenty of space in the Courtyard of the shop for that. Here is a repeat of the photo of the shop as it was and now as it is to-day. The courtyard has been eaten up by the shop's expansion. Locals, kids who went to St.Peters School, churchgoers in St.Peters and football fans going to Dalymount all used its facilities.

pegasus
03-03-2012, 03:05 AM
The Cattle Market was a very big part of life for kids in Phibsboro, particularly on a Wednesday when relays of cattle were herded down the North Circular Road from the market between Prussia Street and Aughrim Street. In the Summer when we were off school we would go down to Peters Church with our small sticks and ask the drovers could we help with the cattle. To make it easy for themselves they said yes and we would help from the Church down to Berkeley Road and then run back to the Church to catch the next herd. These three photos taken many years ago will indicate what took place then. The Market has long been closed but it will always stay fresh in our minds.

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pegasus
05-03-2012, 12:03 AM
The Royal Canal was a great playground for kids from Phibsboro and indeed Cabra. When we were not playing soccer matches in the 'Middle Lane' in Cabra Park there were two areas of the Canal we used to go to. There was a veritable 'jungle' around the old freight rail line that used to service the Shandon Mills and around that area we used to run wild and free and you might as well have been in a wilderness miles from anywhere. Further down the Canal towards town we also used to play beside the walls of Mountjoy. There was a fast running little stream we used to call 'Mickey Murray's Stream' and we also spent many happy hours there. Here are two photos one of the Shandon Mills end and the other of the Mountjoy end.

http://a.imageshack.us/img825/8813/phibsboro20.jpg

http://a.imageshack.us/img190/2765/phibsboro10.jpg

spud
12-03-2012, 10:02 PM
Answers to the above. First photo is Cabra Park, close to St. Peters Church on the Cabra Road side. Up the lane behind 'The Elmo' shop or first left off St.Peters Road.

Second is Avondale Avenue, close to St.Peters Church on the N.C.Rd. side. Left before Great Western Square.

Third is Phibsboro Avenue off the main shopping area (N.C.Rd) go left up an alley way before the Post Office. (Bigby showed a great photo of this lane) hundreds of people pass it by every day and never go into the original Phibsboro Village.

The fourth photo is of Munster Street off the Phibsboro Road going towards the Cross Guns Bridge. It joins Phibsboro Road with Ulster Street. 'Pammy' was close with Leinster Street which is the next Street down towards the Canal.

I spent 7 years as a postman in the 'Boro in the late sixties early seventies. I delivered the mail to all those streets. They look so different now - but I have been living in Clondalkin now for over 30 years.

pegasus
12-03-2012, 10:52 PM
Hi Spud, I lived in St.Peters Road and then Cabra Park from 1943 to 1977 so you probably delivered letters to me over the years. In the 60's particularly there were very few parked cars just look at the amount of cars in those photos which were taken very recently.

spud
13-03-2012, 09:59 PM
Hi Pegagus - I would have delivered those areas you mentioned in the afternoon when the post was lighter and you covered a bigger area. I walked up and down Munster St. for 7 years morning and afternoon and yet I did not recognise it til you pointed it out. I also delivered up around the Shandons. Happy days!

bigby
13-03-2012, 10:27 PM
Shandon is still lovely

pegasus
14-03-2012, 12:03 AM
Hi spud here is another place I am sure you delivered to. Can you name it.

http://a.imageshack.us/img69/3370/img0187sm.jpg

Womblemum
14-03-2012, 12:05 AM
lovely pic of the square pegasus

Pammy
14-03-2012, 12:35 AM
Looks like Prospect Square.....but I think it may be Gt Western Square...

Womblemum
14-03-2012, 01:38 AM
Looks like Prospect Square.....but I think it may be Gt Western Square...

never even considered Prospect lol

pegasus
14-03-2012, 05:45 PM
Great Western Square it is.

nansson
14-03-2012, 05:55 PM
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Mykidsmom
14-03-2012, 06:35 PM
Wasnt there a liptons store on the left there in phibsboro...i have memories of the delivery guys on their bikes

pegasus
14-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Liptons were on the left looking up towards the Church. Apart from the names over shops there does not seem to have been any structural change to the buildings in the photo for well over 100 years. My recollection of the 1950's/60's is that Mooneys were where Doyles are in that photo and in fact the Pub across the road next to The Hut pub was called Doyles. Is my memory playing tricks on me or did Doyles sell and eventually them or another Doyles came back and bought across the road. Whatever the story it was known as Doyles Corner, still is and always will be.

Good photo Nansson.

Womblemum
14-03-2012, 09:05 PM
Liptons were on the left looking up towards the Church. Apart from the names over shops there does not seem to have been any structural change to the buildings in the photo for well over 100 years. My recollection of the 1950's/60's is that Mooneys were where Doyles are in that photo and in fact the Pub across the road next to The Hut pub was called Doyles. Is my memory playing tricks on me or did Doyles sell and eventually them or another Doyles came back and bought across the road. Whatever the story it was known as Doyles Corner, still is and always will be.

Good photo Nansson.

Didnt the pub on opposite corner change its name to Arthur Conan Doyle for a time?

spud
14-03-2012, 09:15 PM
Wasnt there a liptons store on the left there in phibsboro...i have memories of the delivery guys on their bikes

I had a cousin who was one of those delivery boys. Didn't they have a green sheet of tin with the name Lipton under the crossbar? (Don't know where I pulled that from. Can hardly remember last week! haha)

Womblemum
14-03-2012, 09:18 PM
I had a cousin who was one of those delivery boys. Didn't they have a green sheet of tin with the name Lipton under the crossbar? (Don't know where I pulled that from. Can hardly remember last week! haha)

we are all like that spud......50 yrs ago no probs...last week....ehhhhhhh????

spud
14-03-2012, 09:18 PM
Hi spud here is another place I am sure you delivered to. Can you name it.

http://a.imageshack.us/img69/3370/img0187sm.jpg

I can now Pegasus - again it looks so different. I will have to pay a visit to that whole area soon.

spud
14-03-2012, 09:22 PM
Shandon is still lovely

As it was 40 years ago.

dinny
14-03-2012, 09:25 PM
great photo's

bigby
17-03-2012, 05:31 PM
borrowed from facebook

nansson
17-03-2012, 09:15 PM
In the new Johnston Mooney and O'Brien ad., there's a nice 3 second movie clip of Phibsboro - Doyles Corner looking towards St. Peters.

pegasus
17-03-2012, 10:42 PM
Must keep an eye out for the Johnston, Mooney and O'Brien ad.

bigby
21-03-2012, 09:41 PM
borrowed from facebook

Womblemum
21-03-2012, 09:42 PM
great pic of St Peters...jeeze it looks formidable

Red Biddy
27-03-2012, 02:24 AM
I was christened in Berkley Road Church - I have to go and say a prayer there

sheelbee
27-03-2012, 09:28 AM
I was christened in Berkley Road Church - I have to go and say a prayer thereI married my first wife there, seems so long ago now 1968.

pegasus
29-03-2012, 05:33 PM
Couple of weeks ago I posted two photos of the Royal Canal taken in the sixties. Photos taken recently in the same spots show changes that have taken place in almost 50 years. Firstly I must say that the landscaping of the Canal walks, the cleaning up of the canal itself and the tarmacadaming of the paths make it a very good amenity for walking, cycling or jogging. In the first photos, in the stretch of canal between Phibsboro and Cabra the Old Mill has gone and in its place are apartments and houses. In the other photos in the stretch of canal from Phibsboro to Dorset Street there are new apartments on the left, the telegraph poles are gone and a lower lock has been put in to avoid a huge drop if anyone fell off, by raising the water level.

http://imageshack.us/a/img825/8813/phibsboro20.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img40/7214/img0212ol.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img190/2765/phibsboro10.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img809/6646/img0210aw.jpg

pegasus
31-03-2012, 04:45 PM
Just a few photos of Cabra Park not yet posted.

http://imageshack.us/a/img17/69/img0100ihy.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img217/4699/img0137xz.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img29/4034/img0139ia.jpg

Womblemum
31-03-2012, 10:05 PM
Could you get one not on Bid day Pegusus lol

pegasus
31-03-2012, 10:49 PM
Very good Womblemum. I was a bit confused until I worked out you meant 'bin' not 'bid'.

Womblemum
31-03-2012, 11:24 PM
Very good Womblemum. I was a bit confused until I worked out you meant 'bin' not 'bid'.

oooops....glad someone is awake lol!!!! Lovn' the pics, keep them coming. Would you by any chance have any of Mt Bernard which was up by Shandon...the house was visible when looking up the railway tracks at Connaught St Bridge?

pegasus
31-03-2012, 11:30 PM
I will check into it Womblemum.

Womblemum
31-03-2012, 11:36 PM
Thanks a mil...that was where I Great grandparents lived and my grandfather was born and reared

Rashers
31-03-2012, 11:43 PM
Must keep an eye out for the Johnston, Mooney and O'Brien ad.

It's right HERE (http://www.dublinforum.net/forum/showpost.php?p=161086&postcount=41).

pegasus
01-04-2012, 01:50 AM
Thanks Rashers that has saved me a lot of research.

Reggie
01-04-2012, 01:53 AM
Thanks Rashers that has saved me a lot of research.

It's a lovely ad Peg...

pegasus
02-04-2012, 04:07 PM
Womblemum with regard to Mount Bernard. The house seems to be gone. There is a small Public Park there with entrances at Connaught Street Bridge and Shandon Park. There are a couple of tennis courts, playground, people walking dogs etc. I attach a few photos of the area.

http://imageshack.us/a/img848/447/img0242px.jpg

A view of Mt.Bernard Park, might look better in the Summer.

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/6402/img0243ui.jpg

The view from the railway bridge.

http://imageshack.us/a/img256/5492/img0245e.jpg

The Railway Cottages across the road from the Bridge.

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/5486/img0246jz.jpg

A view of Connought Street Bridge. There was a row of shops where those new Town houses are now. The shop beside the Bridge was called o'Gormans. I knew the family very well.

nansson
02-04-2012, 04:20 PM
Is that C-C-C-Cabra in the background of the last photo....?

Brave project....!

fitzy
02-04-2012, 05:09 PM
Is that C-C-C-Cabra in the background of the last photo....?

Brave project....!

cant ya just see the coverns houses

nansson
02-04-2012, 08:22 PM
Y-Y-Y-yes

Pammy
02-04-2012, 09:08 PM
Y-Y-Y-yes


Skating ... dangerous...ground:wub::wub::wub:

cogito
03-04-2012, 01:02 AM
borrowed from facebook Is that in Phibsboro Bigby ? Haven't seen it before...

pegasus
03-04-2012, 01:10 AM
It looks like the Phibsboro Road heading towards Broadstone.

bigby
03-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Is that in Phibsboro Bigby ? Haven't seen it before...

yes that building is still there was looking at it this morning

did not hear about the fire at Doyles Pub and was very surprised to see it this morning, woman in Thunders said she thinks it is mostly smoke damage and broken windows

mai
03-04-2012, 12:57 PM
Womblemum with regard to Mount Bernard. The house seems to be gone. There is a small Public Park there with entrances at Connaught Street Bridge and Shandon Park. There are a couple of tennis courts, playground, people walking dogs etc. I attach a few photos of the area.

http://imageshack.us/a/img848/447/img0242px.jpg

A view of Mt.Bernard Park, might look better in the Summer.

http://imageshack.us/a/img812/6402/img0243ui.jpg

The view from the railway bridge.

http://imageshack.us/a/img256/5492/img0245e.jpg

The Railway Cottages across the road from the Bridge.

http://imageshack.us/a/img9/5486/img0246jz.jpg

A view of Connought Street Bridge. There was a row of shops where those new Town houses are now. The shop beside the Bridge was called o'Gormans. I knew the family very well.
great photos i remember the shops there didnt know they were gone

Rashers
03-04-2012, 06:02 PM
Sometime in the '60s I attended an all night birthday bash in a tennis club pavillion in Shandon ?. All I remember is the Shandon bit. I wonder if that pavillion still there.

Womblemum
03-04-2012, 06:59 PM
Womblemum with regard to Mount Bernard. The house seems to be gone. There is a small Public Park there with entrances at Connaught Street Bridge and Shandon Park. There are a couple of tennis courts, playground, people walking dogs etc. I attach a few photos of the area.
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Yes Pegasus, I remember the house (yellow) up to I think mid/late 60's but at that age you never think of taking pictures for posterity!

bigby
03-04-2012, 07:48 PM
after the fire damage

bigby
03-04-2012, 07:49 PM
always lovely magnolia trees around Shandon

pegasus
03-04-2012, 10:34 PM
Hi Bigby your photos show what a brilliant area Shandon is. Even though it is more or less an inner-City area being only 15 minutes walk from O'Connell Street it is still a quiet, idyllic place.

pegasus
03-04-2012, 11:17 PM
Views of some streets in Phibsboro.

http://imageshack.us/a/img441/4914/img0241hd.jpg

On number 5 St.Peters Road there is Plaque remembering James Joyce. His family lived here for a number of years, for longer than they had lived in any of their other Dublin houses. It was previously known as 7, St.Peters Terrace.

http://imageshack.us/a/img521/5385/img0248tz.jpg

Shandon Park a quiet Phibsboro back road. An idyllic place to live, within walking distance of the City Centre.

http://imageshack.us/a/img407/3183/img0247zw.jpg

Connaught Parade is between Norfolk Road and Connaught Street a pleasant little street of cottages hidden from view unless you divert from the main streets.

Reggie
04-04-2012, 12:07 AM
Great thread , thanks everyone.....

bigby
04-04-2012, 12:11 AM
Sometime in the '60s I attended an all night birthday bash in a tennis club pavillion in Shandon ?. All I remember is the Shandon bit. I wonder if that pavillion still there.

am wondering if it was where the Pitch n Putt Club is now, I walk by it often

nansson
04-04-2012, 02:38 AM
Here's a great shot from 1921

cogito
04-04-2012, 03:01 AM
Doyles Corner... brilliant pic Leemo...

nansson
04-04-2012, 03:02 AM
I have a couple similar cogs and I can't find the bloody things

pegasus
07-04-2012, 11:31 PM
Generations of Phibsboro people, particularly children frequented the local Cinemas, no television in those days. The Bohemian at one stage was the main Cinema, the 'Phibsboro' was the poor relation. When the Phibsboro was demolished and the State Cinema was built in the 50's the Bohemian became the underdog. By the 80's the State Cinema closed down and became a furniture showrooms. Here are photos of the 'Phibsboro' and the 'State.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/2446/phibsboro11.jpg

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/6261/phibsboro21.jpg

Rashers
08-04-2012, 12:51 AM
I remember the State when it was a skating rink. Also rememember when as a cinema it was showing Piranha and they had a live Piranha on show.... my kids were amazed that people should find it so interesting as we had the same Red Breasted Piranhas at home.

bigby
08-04-2012, 12:54 AM
going by this week and Des Kellys had Rosary Beads and Holy Pictures in the window for sale

nansson
08-04-2012, 03:47 PM
I remember the State when it was a skating rink. Also rememember when as a cinema it was showing Piranha and they had a live Piranha on show.... my kids were amazed that people should find it so interesting as we had the same Red Breasted Piranhas at home.

So they never showed King Kong then?

pegasus
11-04-2012, 10:42 PM
An old well known Road in Phibsboro. Royse Road, a Road with a view.

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5928/img0324dp.jpg

tolka1
12-04-2012, 01:33 AM
Remember it well.......long ago:scooter:

Womblemum
12-04-2012, 12:38 PM
Good Morning Pegasus, Where are you going walking today??? Waiting for your daily offering lol....

nansson
12-04-2012, 12:40 PM
An old well known Road in Phibsboro. Royse Road, a Road with a view.

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/5928/img0324dp.jpg

Lived there once

Pammy
12-04-2012, 12:49 PM
Remember it well.......long ago:scooter:


Welcome T....good to have ya aboard...:2guns::nopity::smilielol5::ninja:

sheelbee
12-04-2012, 09:19 PM
Lived there once

Mountjoy !!!!

nansson
12-04-2012, 09:21 PM
Feck off and get yer hair cut....!

sheelbee
12-04-2012, 09:40 PM
Feck off and get yer hair cut....!

If only you knew....;)

tolka1
13-04-2012, 12:51 AM
Welcome T....good to have ya aboard...:2guns::nopity::smilielol5::ninja:

Ty kid

Womblemum
13-04-2012, 01:42 AM
will the last 3 posters please take their waffle to the Glasnevin thread!!!! Sorry...4 posters!!!!

nansson
13-04-2012, 02:15 AM
See how rough the Cabrites are....?

Pammy
13-04-2012, 10:27 AM
See how rough the Cabrites are....?


No do ya know what it is.....the're afraid us Glasnevinites are goin to take over the forum......from them!!!

sheelbee
13-04-2012, 11:33 AM
No do ya know what it is.....the're afraid us Glasnevinites are goin to take over the forum......from them!!!

Great to see good honest folk posting...:):)

Pammy
13-04-2012, 11:49 AM
Great to see good honest folk posting...:):)

Yes I honestly agree with you 100%.......:party::boat::sleeping::seeya::dupe::sc ooter::rant:

sheelbee
13-04-2012, 12:03 PM
Yes I honestly agree with you 100%.......:party::boat::sleeping::seeya::dupe::sc ooter::rant:

You were always an agreeable type.....:):):)

Womblemum
13-04-2012, 12:49 PM
You were always an agreeable type.....:):):)
c'mon sheels....spill the beans..how agreeable was she years ago???? lol

Pammy
13-04-2012, 12:50 PM
c'mon sheels....spill the beans..how agreeable was she years ago???? lol


Eh no... not that agreeable.....now mind your own bees wax Womble....:devil2::devil2:

Womblemum
13-04-2012, 12:51 PM
Eh no... not that agreeable.....now mind your own bees wax Womble....:devil2::devil2:

go and do some work you....and leave me to talk about ya

Pammy
13-04-2012, 01:14 PM
go and do some work you....and leave me to talk about ya

Im actually cleanin as we speak...just takin time out every now and then.....ok back to work....talk bout me all ya want...............I dont care..

sheelbee
13-04-2012, 01:19 PM
c'mon sheels....spill the beans..how agreeable was she years ago???? lol
A gentleman never tells............:whistling:

Womblemum
13-04-2012, 01:57 PM
A gentleman never tells............:whistling:

so that leaves you free to talk...lol
:innocent:

Pammy
13-04-2012, 02:02 PM
A gentleman never tells............:whistling:


Shurrup you ya stirrer:wub::wub::wub:

Or should I say...you were never a gentleman....well not till ya came to this forum....

pegasus
13-04-2012, 04:58 PM
A genuine Phibsboro institution 'The Cross Guns Snooker Club'. Down beside the Royal canal at the Cross Guns Bridge. It is at least 60 years going, I know I used to play Snooker there well over 50 years ago. To the best of my knowledge it is still run by the same family, Carrolls.

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/3039/img0325te.jpg

sheelbee
13-04-2012, 05:24 PM
so that leaves you free to talk...lol
:innocent:

With the greatest respect Madam, the mere place of my birth should in itself be enough to tell you that I am a well educated man of good family and distinction.

sheelbee
13-04-2012, 05:27 PM
Shurrup you ya stirrer:wub::wub::wub:

Or should I say...you were never a gentleman....well not till ya came to this forum....

My dear Lady, you are in strange lands here (phibsboro) it would behove you to treat your allies with a little more respect.

Pammy
13-04-2012, 07:17 PM
My dear Lady, you are in strange lands here (phibsboro) it would behove you to treat your allies with a little more respect.

Ah shurrup owa dah!!!

Pammy
13-04-2012, 07:18 PM
With the greatest respect Madam, the mere place of my birth should in itself be enough to tell you that I am a well educated man of good family and distinction.

Listen my house was bigger than yours....so Im more educated!!!

nansson
13-04-2012, 07:19 PM
Then I must be stupa....!

Pammy
13-04-2012, 07:20 PM
Then I must be stupa....!

Oh totally!!!.....now lads back on track ok..

sheelbee
13-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Listen my house was bigger than yours....so Im more educated!!!

Yeah ! but we had a bathroom.....indoors, so there ! and I nearly forgot ours was a Ministers house !!

Pammy
13-04-2012, 10:14 PM
Yeah ! but we had a bathroom.....indoors, so there ! and I nearly forgot ours was a Ministers house !!

We had a big bathroom in our house....along with seven other rooms.....and Albert Healy lived in it before we did ... so there...top that..:clap::clap::clap:

Womblemum
13-04-2012, 11:53 PM
We had a big bathroom in our house....along with seven other rooms.....and Albert Healy lived in it before we did ... so there...top that..:clap::clap::clap:

who was Albert Healy????

Pammy
13-04-2012, 11:55 PM
who was Albert Healy????

He was a pianist.....who appeared on RTE in the black and white days....

Womblemum
14-04-2012, 12:02 AM
He was a pianist.....who appeared on RTE in the black and white days....

musta been before my time:whistling::whistling:

Pammy
14-04-2012, 12:05 AM
musta been before my time:whistling::whistling:

Eh no....he was pretty well known in the late fifties and early sixties....cant believe ya never heard of him.....the dog will know him for sure....

nansson
14-04-2012, 02:43 AM
Remember him well......he also played the piano in Jury's Hotel in Dame Street during the late 50s....often supported by Albert LeBas

Andy B
14-04-2012, 06:40 AM
He was on the telly with a singer who name escapes me, on saterdays at 6.30 1962 before The Monica Sheridan, show ., ( who,s Monica Sheridan we may ask, ah well given my age away
She was on before the Rosemary Cloney show or was it the Jack Benny show, , this could go on for ever

Cheers!

Pammy
14-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Yea Andy ..... I think we are all of an age here....cept me of course....who is only 37!!!..

Yep he did appear as you say on telly...and at that stage I had no idea that he had lived in our house....and yea yea we all know Monica...God will we ever forget her......and I think it was the Rosemary Clooney show.

And of course the mutt knew him......I had every faith in ya...:2guns:

nansson
14-04-2012, 10:52 AM
Albert Healy

Pammy
14-04-2012, 10:54 AM
Albert Healy


Thats him ok.....Womble do ya remember now??

Womblemum
14-04-2012, 01:25 PM
Thats him ok.....Womble do ya remember now??

No...but I do remember Monica Sheridan! Imagine her today...the show would be closed 2 mins in on health and safety grounds rofl Oh, and I remember Albert LeBas probably because of the name so I must have heard of Healy but forgotten cause nothing memorable about him!!!!

nansson
14-04-2012, 01:41 PM
I remember now....he used to play while Ann O'Dwyer sang......

Rashers
14-04-2012, 02:28 PM
Wasn't it him that played the cordovox on the live shows in the Plaza cinema?

Pammy
14-04-2012, 03:47 PM
I remember now....he used to play while Ann O'Dwyer sang......


Thats it.....I couldnt think of the singer who sang with him.......dont know Rashers about him playin the cordovox... but he may have done....

nansson
14-04-2012, 06:01 PM
Yep...that was him

dinny
14-04-2012, 07:53 PM
I thought he played the spoons

nansson
14-04-2012, 08:35 PM
..............at 'is grannie's

pegasus
14-04-2012, 11:03 PM
St.Peters RC Church in Phibsboro is one of the most prominent Churches in Dublin situated, as it is at the junction of two very major roads. The Church of Ireland Church that caters for their parishioners in the Phibsboro/Grangegorman parish is tucked neatly away on the Phibsboro Road, near the Fire Brigade Station. Here are photos of both.

http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7373/img0101qg.jpg

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/9320/img0333pb.jpg

pegasus
17-04-2012, 11:14 PM
When I was a kid there were two Primary National Schools in Phibsboro. One was St.Peters NS on St.Peters Road and the other was the Church of Ireland NS at 379 North Circular Road, right beside the Public Library. This school closed down some years ago and I noticed recenly that the premises was now up for sale, with planning permission granted for a cafe/wine bar. Watch this space.

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/5504/img0331jx.jpg

Pammy
17-04-2012, 11:29 PM
Do you know I pass there regularly and I never really noticed that building.....:nopity::nopity:

Womblemum
18-04-2012, 12:56 AM
When I was a kid there were two Primary National Schools in Phibsboro. One was St.Peters NS on St.Peters Road and the other was the Church of Ireland NS at 379 North Circular Road, right beside the Public Library. This school closed down some years ago and I noticed recenly that the premises was now up for sale, with planning permission granted for a cafe/wine bar. Watch this space.

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/5504/img0331jx.jpg

Always loved this building. It has had many incarnations since it closed as a school. Hope it is in use again soon

bigby
18-04-2012, 09:21 AM
a nice cafe would be lovely there

Womblemum
18-04-2012, 12:44 PM
a nice cafe would be lovely there

the problem any business there has had is parking for customers! people want to park outside the door of where they are going.............

sheelbee
18-04-2012, 12:51 PM
Do you know I pass there regularly and I never really noticed that building.....:nopity::nopity:

Too busy trying to find someone ...:smartass:

Womblemum
18-04-2012, 01:19 PM
Too busy trying to find someone ...:smartass:

she was too busy watching the road!!!

sheelbee
18-04-2012, 01:36 PM
she was too busy watching the road!!!
Was that the Rocky road ??

Pammy
18-04-2012, 02:47 PM
Was that the Rocky road ??


Ha ha....does yis think yis all comedians now or whah??

sheelbee
18-04-2012, 03:03 PM
Ha ha....does yis think yis all comedians now or whah??
Not half as funny as ould Thatch head.....:winkiss:

pegasus
19-04-2012, 12:58 AM
An institution in Phibsboro, the Public Library, opposite the old State Cinema. A place that has given informal education to many generations of Phibsborians, including myself.

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/6503/img0326om.jpg

A unique little Phibsboro street, with character, tucked away out of site. Broadstone Avenue lies parallel between Royal Canal Bank and Phibsboro Road heading towards the Broadstone.

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/6133/img0332bs.jpg

tolka1
19-04-2012, 01:19 AM
Always loved this building. It has had many incarnations since it closed as a school. Hope it is in use again soon

Are they sort of flowers missus?

tolka1
19-04-2012, 01:35 AM
A genuine Phibsboro institution 'The Cross Guns Snooker Club'. Down beside the Royal canal at the Cross Guns Bridge. It is at least 60 years going, I know I used to play Snooker there well over 50 years ago. To the best of my knowledge it is still run by the same family, Carrolls.

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/3039/img0325te.jpg


Ah yes ,yes my man and a great picture.
Where i too with my buddies spent some of my misspent youth,as well as the cards(didnt trust dogs or horses) and i can see mr carroll now .
Do you remember the first table inside the doo(#1)? Where you couldnt play after 7,p.m during the week when the two oullads came in and played billiards?
The only place open on christmas day,thank christ ,and from there to the card game in the evening lol.
Ty for the lovely picture....p.s we used to play around the corner at the scouts hall.

pegasus
21-04-2012, 01:14 AM
A couple of other Phibsboro views.

http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/175/img0334ww.jpg

Apart from being the name of the suburb, Phibsborough is also the name of a street. It is part of the old village of Phibsboro which is bordered by the North Circular Road, Phibsboro Road,Monck Place and Great Western Square. It is a mixture of old buildings and some new ones. Here is a view of St.Peters Church from 'Phibsborough'.

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/3672/img0329cm.jpg

The Old Red Church is a Protected Structure it used to be a Baptist Church but is now Solicitors offices. The photo is interesting combining Politics, Religon and Sex within about 30 yards.

pegasus
23-04-2012, 01:20 AM
A protected structure in Phibsboro. A little bit off the beaten track but anyone who knows Phibsborough well will recognise this building in Grangegorman Upper.

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4235/protectedbuildinguprgra.jpg

Rashers
23-04-2012, 01:32 AM
A couple of other Phibsboro views.

Apart from being the name of the suburb, Phibsborough is also the name of a street. It is part of the old village of Phibsboro which is bordered by the North Circular Road, Phibsboro Road,Monck Place and Great Western Square. It is a mixture of old buildings and some new ones. Here is a view of St.Peters Church from 'Phibsborough'.

The Old Red Church is a Protected Structure it used to be a Baptist Church but is now Solicitors offices. The photo is interesting combining Politics, Religon and Sex within about 30 yards.

Many years ago I went out with a girl who used to live in The Borough (as she called it). At the same time I drove a van for Murdochs on the NCR. She worked for their Parnell St branch.

I remember a firm that was a little further up the NCR, facing the left side of St Peters... they did car exhausts and the firm was owned by Maggie Thatcher's husband, Denis.

The little red church: I remember when they used to have a board up outside with a phone number so that you could dial a prayer. If we met young ladies (later when in the army) down the country, we used that as our home number. Ah well... sure maybe we healed the souls of a girl or two.

Womblemum
23-04-2012, 01:35 AM
A protected structure in Phibsboro. A little bit off the beaten track but anyone who knows Phibsborough well will recognise this building in Grangegorman Upper.

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4235/protectedbuildinguprgra.jpg

Such a lovely building! Lucky I wasn't taking my rubbish into the D C C centre there lol

pegasus
23-04-2012, 01:36 AM
Nice one Rashers, I am sure the God of Baptists will forgive you.

pegasus
24-04-2012, 12:23 AM
A very prominent protected structure in the Phibsboro area is the Kings Inns on Constitution Hill, Dublin 7. What a magnificent building.

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/6641/kingsinnsconstitutionhi.jpg

jeangenie
24-04-2012, 01:00 AM
A protected structure in Phibsboro. A little bit off the beaten track but anyone who knows Phibsborough well will recognise this building in Grangegorman Upper.

http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4235/protectedbuildinguprgra.jpg

I worked in a building at the back of it a good few years ago. The eastern health board used to have their credit union in it then they moved to High Street. It was a very eerie building we used to shudder if we heard a floorboard creek.

pegasus
24-04-2012, 05:14 PM
The building would make an ideal location for a horror film, it does look creepy.

Womblemum
24-04-2012, 11:37 PM
There used to be a tunnel under the road from St. Brendans across the road. It emerged in the grounds of the nurses home beside the building in your picture pegasus, it was still in use up to early '70s but I think was blocked off then for safety reasons

pegasus
25-04-2012, 01:50 AM
This Terrace of houses, Royal Canal Terrace, which stretches from McGowans Pub on the Phibsboro Road to the Broadstone station are Dublin City Council Protected Structures. They are an elegant well kept set of dwellings.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4218/royalcanalterracephibsb.jpg

tolka1
26-04-2012, 02:20 AM
This Terrace of houses, Royal Canal Terrace, which stretches from McGowans Pub on the Phibsboro Road to the Broadstone station are Dublin City Council Protected Structures. They are an elegant well kept set of dwellings.

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/4218/royalcanalterracephibsb.jpg

They certainly are and a fine tribute to well trained dublin tradesmen..........You want to see the gobshites i have to put up with over here

sheelbee
26-04-2012, 11:38 AM
They certainly are and a fine tribute to well trained dublin tradesmen..........You want to see the gobshites i have to put up with over hereYou always were a hard task master...:(

pegasus
29-04-2012, 04:37 PM
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2020/oldbroadstonerailstatio.jpg

The old Broadstone Railway station, now a listed building, but may get a new lease of life if the Metro ever comes about.

Rashers
29-04-2012, 04:48 PM
This Terrace of houses, Royal Canal Terrace, which stretches from McGowans Pub on the Phibsboro Road to the Broadstone station are Dublin City Council Protected Structures. They are an elegant well kept set of dwellings.



I'm happy to hear that they're protected. I have treasured memories of walking along there with my dad when I was a kid -- always loved that stretch of the road.... both sides of it.

pegasus
29-04-2012, 11:44 PM
These images surprised me. I have been born in, lived and come back to Phibsboro for almost 70 years and it was only last week I realised this building existed even though I lived within 100 yards of it for most of my life. The fact that it was always a secret garden with high walls all around it and it was coloured a dark grey, helped to keep it secret. Recent refurbishment and a coat of white paint has brought it to life. The Vincentian residence at the back of St.Peters Church in Phibsboro resembles a 'Castle' and here are a couple of images of it.

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/1707/castlelt.jpg

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/2666/castle2o.jpg

Womblemum
30-04-2012, 12:40 AM
When the children from St. Peters School made their communion/confirmation they had tea & soft drinks and photos in the gardens of the church afterwards

tolka1
30-04-2012, 02:46 AM
You always were a hard task master...:(

No ,
I just do not like to see hard working people ripped off by "gerry-builders"..........Case in point.......... i have a great guy,self made millionaire who was being ripped off by so -called "contractors"..long story made short ,i had him huish the lot,Get a lawyer/engineer in....(thanks be to jasus a dub, purley by luck,honest to god, who will nail these barstewards to the wall) and get this fine man restituition.

sheelbee
30-04-2012, 09:29 AM
No ,
I just do not like to see hard working people ripped off by "gerry-builders"..........Case in point.......... i have a great guy,self made millionaire who was being ripped off by so -called "contractors"..long story made short ,i had him huish the lot,Get a lawyer/engineer in....(thanks be to jasus a dub, purley by luck,honest to god, who will nail these barstewards to the wall) and get this fine man restituition.
A number of years ago we had experience of one of these "contractors" after we ran him, we did a bit of research on him. This guy left a litany of people in the lurch and seriously out of pocket.............He recently went belly up but not before there was a lot of damage done to people and their lives. If you met this guy on the street you would think he was "a really decent bloke"..........Do these people get a kick out of inflicting misery on other people ??

Womblemum
30-04-2012, 01:36 PM
A number of years ago we had experience of one of these "contractors" after we ran him, we did a bit of research on him. This guy left a litany of people in the lurch and seriously out of pocket.............He recently went belly up but not before there was a lot of damage done to people and their lives. If you met this guy on the street you would think he was "a really decent bloke"..........Do these people get a kick out of inflicting misery on other people ??

Sheels, the punter has to take a lot of responsibility for not doing their homework first on a contractor. I wll only deal with people recommended to me by friends.....not friends of friends! ?And I always see their work before I engage them. If they kosher they always happy to show off how good they are. If a big job...extension or such, you draw up a payment plan and stick to it...no add ons because he miscalculated and always a week behind in payment...so work done!!

sheelbee
30-04-2012, 01:42 PM
Sheels, the punter has to take a lot of responsibility for not doing their homework first on a contractor. I wll only deal with people recommended to me by friends.....not friends of friends! ?And I always see their work before I engage them. If they kosher they always happy to show off how good they are. If a big job...extension or such, you draw up a payment plan and stick to it...no add ons because he miscalculated and always a week behind in payment...so work done!!This guy was recommended by a friend..........He then screwed our friend.........How nice was that ??

Womblemum
30-04-2012, 05:53 PM
This guy was recommended by a friend..........He then screwed our friend.........How nice was that ??

Ouch!!! The guy I had to rebuild my kitchen I would and have recommended 100%. He was brilliant. Gave a price, we agreed and then along the way I asked him to do my bathroom...reposition sink, loo, shower....he did that at no extra cost on the agreed figure for the labour. Not many like him about.

tolka1
01-05-2012, 12:56 AM
This guy was recommended by a friend..........He then screwed our friend.........How nice was that ??

Thats why i rarely recommend people.......only the best because it would come back on me.
Here are some simple rules.(womblemum has it down good)

Due your due diligience.
Always check their work WITH their clients(sometimes they will say they did a job they never did)
Dont use a referral service as they can be as crooked as they come.
Dont give any money up front,wait till you see material on your site(at least if they do a runner you will have some material lol)
NEVER give them all the money before the job is complete and hold back whatever you pay over there for lien purposes.Ours is i believe 45 days now used to be 30.

pegasus
01-05-2012, 09:48 PM
Phibsboro proper lies between the Broadstone and the Cross Guns Bridge. On the Phibsboro Road which stretches between those two landmarks are seven well known and long standing Pubs frequented over many years by many Phibsborians. Here are two of them.

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5884/clarkesphibsborordd7.jpg

Clarkes corner of Phibsboro Road and Monck Place.

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/7403/thehutpubphibsborordd7.jpg

The Hut, next to Doyles Corner now Mohans formerly Hardys.

nansson
01-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Why do vintners try to foist their name on established landmarks..........?

I'm speaking specifically about Doyle's Corner and The Cross Guns House.

tolka1
03-05-2012, 01:19 AM
So people can give directions to your house.:iamwithstupid:

Womblemum
03-05-2012, 01:31 AM
Thats why i rarely recommend people.......only the best because it would come back on me.
Here are some simple rules.(womblemum has it down good)

.

I'm blushing - you don't know the half of it tolka! Having said that...Jimmy..the builder....said it was a pleasure to deal with me regardless of the rules I laid down cause he knew exactly where he stood. Another thing I did was get a start and finish date, I asked him if the finish date was firm and when he said wellll it depended on weather so told him to add whatever time he felt would be needed but once agreed that for any day over that he was on site I would dock €100. He added another 2 weeks onto the original time and finished 2 days befoe the due date!

sheelbee
03-05-2012, 09:14 AM
I'm blushing - you don't know the half of it tolka! Having said that...Jimmy..the builder....said it was a pleasure to deal with me regardless of the rules I laid down cause he knew exactly where he stood. Another thing I did was get a start and finish date, I asked him if the finish date was firm and when he said wellll it depended on weather so told him to add whatever time he felt would be needed but once agreed that for any day over that he was on site I would dock €100. He added another 2 weeks onto the original time and finished 2 days befoe the due date!I hope you never hire a Gigolo..............:rofl::rofl:

pegasus
06-05-2012, 12:09 AM
Literally an Institution in Phibsboro. Women's on the left, men's straight ahead.

http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/8477/mountjoy.jpg

pegasus
08-05-2012, 10:07 PM
Two more of the seven Phibsboro Road Pubs. All seven would be close to 100 years in Phibsboro, if not more.

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7734/mcgowanspubphibsborordd.jpg

McGowans near the Broadstone.

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/8391/doylespubdoylescornerd7.jpg

Doyles at corner of same name.

bigby
08-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Doyles had a fire a few weeks ago

pegasus
09-05-2012, 11:57 PM
Two Phibsboro Institutions.

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7759/dalymountparkphibsborod.jpg

Dalymount Park as it is now.

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1052/materhospital.jpg

The magnificent front of the original Mater Hospital Building.

pegasus
13-05-2012, 12:50 AM
Two more famous Phibsboro landmarks.

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/496/stpetersschoold7.jpg

St.Peters National School, St.Peters Road. The main Primary Educational Institution in Phibsboro.

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/9074/img0213ol.jpg

Shandon Mills a protected structure on the Phibsboro side of the Royal Canal at Cross Guns Bridge. Now a much sought after Apartment Complex.

pegasus
14-05-2012, 01:18 AM
Photos of the three remaining Pubs on the Phibsboro Road, not yet featured here.

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4476/mcgeoughsbohemianbardoy.jpg
McGeoughs 'Bohemian Bar' at Doyles Corner. Formerly The Bohemian Mooney.

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/2883/themillphibsborordd7.jpg

The Mill, formerly 'The Red Windmill' opposite Monck Place on the Phibsboro Road.

http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/5765/smithspubphibsbororoadd.jpg

Smiths Pub near Cross Guns Bridge on the Phibsboro Road, formerly known as Bushes.

pegasus
17-05-2012, 08:01 PM
Recently taken images of the two main Roman Catholic Churches in Phibsborough

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3130/berkeleyroadrcchurchd7.jpg

Berkeley Road Roman Catholic Church.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/9490/stpeterschurchphibsboro.jpg

St.Peters Roman Catholic Church junction of North Circular Road and Cabra Road.

pegasus
19-05-2012, 11:31 PM
Two small pleasant avenues of houses in Phibsboro.

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3661/cherrymountparkphibsbor.jpg

Cherrymount Park first right behind St.Peters Church up the North Circular Road.

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9896/img0489ru.jpg

St.Peters Avenue, small cul-de-sac of six houses first left up the Cabra Road after St.Peters Church alongside the old Railway line.

Red Biddy
22-05-2012, 11:25 PM
Thanks Pegasus - I know these places well. I was christened in Berkley Road Chapel

Mykidsmom
22-05-2012, 11:26 PM
is that the church with the huge statue hanging off it liz?

bigby
22-05-2012, 11:49 PM
think that is Christ the King?

pegasus
23-05-2012, 01:28 AM
Hi Red Biddy. Despite the fact that I lived within 40 yards of St.Peters Church in the 1940's to 1970's it was a Church of the Vincentian Order and not a parish Church so in 1943 I too was Christened in Berkeley Road Church which at the time was a Parish Church.

pegasus
23-05-2012, 11:29 PM
I think most worthwhile pictures of Phibsboro have appeared in this thread. Has anyone ideas of what might have been left out.

Photos of two small houses, one either side of the Railway bridge on the North Circular Road, on the Great Western Square side of the road. Both houses are protected structures, the first one looks derelict, the gate is locked, the hedges are overgrown and make it difficult to photo properly.

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/993/img0527hg.jpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/969/img0529r.jpg

nansson
25-05-2012, 05:55 PM
..................................

nansson
25-05-2012, 05:56 PM
.........................

tolka1
01-06-2012, 02:09 AM
[QUOTE=nansson;175007].........................[/QUOT is that charleville on the left looking down toward drumcondra?

and players on botanic rd? if so...if i had a penny for everytime i went through that door i would have piss all.....But if i had a penny for all my family that went through i would be worth a fortune lol.

nice pics,all.:rockon::rockon:

nansson
01-06-2012, 02:12 AM
Correct on both T

pegasus
07-06-2012, 11:46 PM
A couple of additional photos I came across.

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/7214/img0212ol.jpg

The upper part of the old Shandon Mills which was also turned into an Apartment Complex and also new houses. The upper Mill building was also protected and the facade had to remain the same. You can see the main Mill Building, now a large Apartment complex further down the Canal.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7977/crossgunssnookerclubd7.jpg

A better photo of the Cross Guns Snooker Club than the one I originally posted.

tolka1
08-06-2012, 02:06 AM
You certainly know how to make a grown man cry.....ah THE SNOOKER HALL...where else was open on christmas day all-day and all the guys home from hither and yon for the holliers.?...........all gone now,too bad.

fitzy
21-06-2012, 04:45 PM
Phibsboro last sat

fitzy
21-06-2012, 04:46 PM
ditto

fitzy
21-06-2012, 04:48 PM
ditto..

fitzy
21-06-2012, 04:49 PM
ditto,.,.

Rashers
21-06-2012, 07:07 PM
Enjoying the photos Fitzy, thank you.

decourcey
21-06-2012, 07:58 PM
Great photos ,what wonderful memories.I havent been back to Dublin since my parents died 10 years ago.Keep up the good work.

pegasus
21-06-2012, 11:57 PM
Excellent photos Fitzy. You must have spent all day in Phibsboro.

Womblemum
22-06-2012, 12:21 AM
jeeeze fitzy.....does Maisy know all the petrol you're wasting???? driving around in circles!!!!

fitzy
22-06-2012, 01:48 PM
Enjoying the photos Fitzy, thank you.

Great photos ,what wonderful memories.I havent been back to Dublin since my parents died 10 years ago.Keep up the good work.

Excellent photos Fitzy. You must have spent all day in Phibsboro.

jeeeze fitzy.....does Maisy know all the petrol you're wasting???? driving around in circles!!!!

had to go to Phibsboro twice on sat , maisy went around the shops so I headed off taking pics , took a load down near the point as well ,then headed toAshtown for some more , was out all day , wombles she doesnt cop on to the petrol ,I keep putting the clock back lol

Phibsborean
22-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Can I share a few references to Phibsborough from James Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake':


Page 24: Fivs Barrow

37: Poghyogh

147: Fibsburrow

260: Gainsborough Carfax, recalling the 'Dunphy’s Corner’
episode in Hades / Ulysses ad Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's
'The mysterious disapperance of Lady Frances Carfax'
which was out when Joycce last visited in Dublin, staying
in Fontenoy Street, Broadstone, in September 1912.

261: Glattstoneburg
“ … cave of kids or hymannian Glattstoneburg”

420: “Phiz is me mother and Hair’s me father”

490: “Make way for his vehicle”
Eugene Sheehy recalls that Joyce was reading a book
in Phibsborough Road when a nursery maid drove a
perambulator into his back, so that he fell into it.
Joyce turned to her and said: “Are you going far, Miss”

pegasus
22-06-2012, 05:37 PM
The old reservoir which lies between Upr.Blessington Street and Royal Canal Bank, known as The Basin, is attached to the long narrow Park which extends from the old State Cinema to Upper Dominick Street. It is the main Park in Phibsboro and here are some images of it.

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9170/caretakerscottagethebas.jpg

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4351/berkeleyroadchurchfromt.jpg

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/5407/royalcanalbankpark.jpg

http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/8270/stpeterschurchfromtheba.jpg

http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/553/blessingtonstreetfromth.jpg

Rashers
22-06-2012, 06:26 PM
The Basin....Dublin's hidden gem.

I love that old map Phisborean. Thanks for posting it.

pegasus
22-06-2012, 08:05 PM
Hi Phibsborean, welcome to the Forum.

fitzy
22-06-2012, 10:58 PM
Can I share a few references to Phibsborough from James Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake':


Page 24: Fivs Barrow

37: Poghyogh

147: Fibsburrow

260: Gainsborough Carfax, recalling the 'Dunphy’s Corner’
episode in Hades / Ulysses ad Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's
'The mysterious disapperance of Lady Frances Carfax'
which was out when Joycce last visited in Dublin, staying
in Fontenoy Street, Broadstone, in September 1912.

261: Glattstoneburg
“ … cave of kids or hymannian Glattstoneburg”

420: “Phiz is me mother and Hair’s me father”

490: “Make way for his vehicle”
Eugene Sheehy recalls that Joyce was reading a book
in Phibsborough Road when a nursery maid drove a
perambulator into his back, so that he fell into it.
Joyce turned to her and said: “Are you going far, Miss”

nice one , and welcome to the forum

Phibsborean
24-06-2012, 11:51 AM
Boat Rally, Royal Canal, 2012

Phibsborean
24-06-2012, 12:08 PM
The Hut looks well with the lick of paint. Nice one, Joe!

Phibsborean
24-06-2012, 12:29 PM
James Joyce takes a peek - at the State Cinema

pegasus
24-06-2012, 01:22 PM
Nice photo's Phibsborean. I think the thread has been very well supported by photographic contributions from Bigby, Nansson, Fitzy and Phibsborean and by many worthwhile remembrances and comments by others. I have probably ran out of ideas and photo's so anyone who can contribute to this thread will be helping to keep it going and maybe give me and others some fresh lines to follow. On the subject of James Joyce, number 5 St.Peters Road which used to be called 7 St.Peters Terrace has a plaque on it mentioning the fact that the Joyce family lived there. In point of fact this was the house where the family lived in for more time than in any other house, and they lived in many houses in Dublin.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4914/img0241hd.jpg

quinner
24-06-2012, 01:25 PM
Nice photo's Phibsborean. I think the thread has been very well supported by photographic contributions from Bigby, Nansson, Fitzy and Phibsborean and by many worthwhile remembrances and comments by others. I have probably ran out of ideas and photo's so anyone who can contribute to this thread will be helping to keep it going and maybe give me and others some fresh lines to follow. On the subject of James Joyce, number 5 St.Peters Road which used to be called 7 St.Peters Terrace has a plaque on it mentioning the fact that the Joyce family lived there. In point of fact this was the house where the family lived in for more time than in any other house, and they lived in many houses in Dublin.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/4914/img0241hd.jpg


great work pegasus....can we have some more of the southside......please...

pegasus
24-06-2012, 05:15 PM
Hi Quinner. Just put up a couple of South side entries on the Then and Now thread.

Phibsborean
25-06-2012, 12:22 AM
The spire of St Peter's church was dedicated 100 years ago this year. Legend has it that some material left over went into what is now John Doyle's / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's

Phibsborean
25-06-2012, 12:26 AM
Hi Rashers,

I think that map must date from the 1930s because Shandon Park (1929) is shown and Shandon Crescent (1939) is not.

pegasus
25-06-2012, 12:48 AM
Well done Phibsborean thats the best and clearest photo I have seen of St.Peters Church.

Rashers
25-06-2012, 12:57 AM
The spire of St Peter's church was dedicated 100 years ago this year. Legend has it that some material left over went into what is now John Doyle's / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's

Looks like they're sandblasting the stonework. I wonder will that take anything from the character of the building.

eminoz
28-06-2012, 08:33 PM
Photos taken back in early 80s. I was sketching along the canal and opposite the Liffey junction - oops, gave that one away too easily. The guys in the signal box called across to see the sketch - not impressed! So I did another one and that passed muster. Turns out they all painted, themselves (as opposed to painting themselves...you understand).
I've a painting of the Basin back then too - the view in the recent photo, before it got tidied up). The light wasn'r right for the signal box in last picture - should have gone there in the morning.
Thanks everyone for all the other photos - am really enjoying this.

tolka1
29-06-2012, 01:11 AM
Photos taken back in early 80s. I was sketching along the canal and opposite the Liffey junction - oops, gave that one away too easily. The guys in the signal box called across to see the sketch - not impressed! So I did another one and that passed muster. Turns out they all painted, themselves (as opposed to painting themselves...you understand).
I've a painting of the Basin back then too - the view in the recent photo, before it got tidied up). The light wasn'r right for the signal box in last picture - should have gone there in the morning.
Thanks everyone for all the other photos - am really enjoying this.Did you catch any eels???????????????

fitzy
29-06-2012, 11:01 AM
Photos taken back in early 80s. I was sketching along the canal and opposite the Liffey junction - oops, gave that one away too easily. The guys in the signal box called across to see the sketch - not impressed! So I did another one and that passed muster. Turns out they all painted, themselves (as opposed to painting themselves...you understand).
I've a painting of the Basin back then too - the view in the recent photo, before it got tidied up). The light wasn'r right for the signal box in last picture - should have gone there in the morning.
Thanks everyone for all the other photos - am really enjoying this.

great pics , really love them

eminoz
29-06-2012, 12:06 PM
Did you catch any eels???????????????

Eh? (had more chance of a few supermarket trollies!)

Womblemum
29-06-2012, 03:58 PM
Can I share a few references to Phibsborough from James Joyce's 'Finnegans Wake':




Thanks a mil Phibsborean for the old map, the property owned by my Great Grandfather is marked on it....Mount Bernard. The old house was still there when I was a kid but was demolished I think late 50's or very early 60s.

Phibsborean
02-07-2012, 12:37 AM
Thanks a mil Phibsborean for the old map, the property owned by my Great Grandfather is marked on it....Mount Bernard. The old house was still there when I was a kid but was demolished I think late 50's or very early 60s.

Hi Womblemum, was that what was called 'The Stone House' with steps leading down to what is now the lane between Mount Bernard Park and the back of the houses in Shandon Gardens?

That's CIE property now. The City Development Plan provides for that little triangle of land to be incorporated into Mount Bernard Park, which I think would be a good idea.

Womblemum
02-07-2012, 12:42 AM
Hi Womblemum, was that what was called 'The Stone House' with steps leading down to what is now the lane between Mount Bernard Park and the back of the houses in Shandon Gardens?

That's CIE property now. The City Development Plan provides for that little triangle of land to be incorporated into Mount Bernard Park, which I think would be a good idea.

I actually haven't gone in around that way for years but sounds as though it may be. You used to be able to see the house from Connaught St Bridge...it was a typical 2 story large square house..the type seen as farmhouses all over the country. It was a faded yellow when I was a kid. The G G'parents had a dairy farm there and my grandfather was married from there

Phibsborean
02-07-2012, 12:45 AM
The dedication of the Volunteer monument at Blacquiere Bridge, Phibsborough, 19 February 1939

nansson
02-07-2012, 02:40 AM
The dedication of the Volunteer monument at Blacquiere Bridge, Phibsborough, 19 February 1939

Great

nansson
02-07-2012, 03:47 AM
Where did I take this from?

pegasus
02-07-2012, 10:10 AM
You were either involved in the construction of the new Mater Hospital or were a patient there.

quinner
02-07-2012, 02:11 PM
You were either involved in the construction of the new Mater Hospital or were a patient there.

only when he was let out from grangegorman......

bigby
02-07-2012, 02:27 PM
mmmmmmmmmmm nurses sleeping quarters
St. Joseph's/St. Bridget's/St. John's?

nansson
02-07-2012, 03:05 PM
Well Pegasus and Bigs (and to a certain extent, Quinner.!!) are so close................it was in the heart ward of the Mater - 5 floors up

bigby
02-07-2012, 03:14 PM
I used to look out the windows when visiting there but not sure if I ever went to the fifth floor
hope your heart is ok?

nansson
02-07-2012, 03:20 PM
I used to look out the windows when visiting there but not sure if I ever went to the fifth floor
hope your heart is ok?

I'm fine Bigs - thanks.

I was visiting a friend and there's a funny story....we've all known this man for years but he'd never tell us when his birthday is - 'Don't believe in all that crap'......He even hid his medical bedboard so we couldn't see it.Anyway, while I was there, a doctor came in to check him out, pulled the curtain and I proceeded to take the photos - but I was in earshot of the doctor who said ' Well Joe, how are things?......mmmmmmmmmmmmmm...I see your birthday is tomorrow - Happy Birthday......!'

Ha Haaaaaa......he was bullin'....!

eminoz
02-07-2012, 03:25 PM
Where did I take this from?

Great shot!

bigby
02-07-2012, 03:26 PM
ha ha I bet he was
so did you go back for his birthday?

nansson
02-07-2012, 03:27 PM
He had his operation on the birthday and the next day, we went up with cards and stupid presents....he was ragin'.............

nansson
02-07-2012, 03:28 PM
Great shot!

Thanks e.......it's 3 shots stitched together and put through a polaroid and b/w filter

Phibsborean
02-07-2012, 04:12 PM
The Volunteer Monument again. The gun is missing. The State cinema sign is still up.

Phibsborean
03-07-2012, 01:02 AM
Mount Bernard Park. Aerial View from the Local Area Plan

nansson
03-07-2012, 02:07 AM
where?

Phibsborean
03-07-2012, 12:25 PM
Here it is..............

Phibsborean
03-07-2012, 12:28 PM
6th Lock

Tom Rafferty and Kit Mitchell were two of the three crew on 4E in the 1950's / 1960's and Tom's sister married Kit Mitchell. Tom's brother Andy was lock-keeper at Cross Guns at this time. I am indebted to Jim Mitchell [Abbeyshrule] for these photos and the family background on the canal. The Mitchell side of the family came from Killucan.

SOURCE: IWAI / RCAG

nansson
03-07-2012, 01:51 PM
My grandfather was the gatekeeper at Reilly's Bridge....any photos etc. would be appreciated.

Pammy
03-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Is this it Leemo...

Womblemum
03-07-2012, 02:14 PM
My grandfather was the gatekeeper at Reilly's Bridge....any photos etc. would be appreciated.

the Cabra History site may have some pics leemo will ask around and see if anyone has any...I assume you mean pics of the cottage etc?

Pammy
03-07-2012, 02:15 PM
So my pic was no good?????????:no::no::no:

nansson
03-07-2012, 02:32 PM
Is this it Leemo...

That's not it Pam - thanks anyway - it's the old stone bridge and railway crossing........Delores, that'd be great....they lived in the cottage nearest to the crossing gate....I think it's been demolished recently - haven't been in Cabra for months now (as you know)

bigby
03-07-2012, 02:39 PM
it has been demolished, I was very surprised when driving over the bridge a few weeks ago to notice it was gone, they have been working on the tracks at weekends and have stored a lot of stones and machinery there now

the photo looks like Reillys Bridge from the other side of the canal with just the chimney showing?

Rashers
03-07-2012, 02:50 PM
I was very surprised when driving over the bridge a few weeks ago to notice it was gone,

Jaziz... that would surprise me too Breda! ;)

nansson
03-07-2012, 02:50 PM
Ahhh....I'm sorry to hear that now Bigs......a friend mentioned that he thought it was gone, and you're right, that is Reilly's bridge from the far side...thanks Pam