How well do you know Dublin?

Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby photopol » Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:13 pm

KerryBog2 wrote: Decco’s ... does not go in very far, about 40 feet or so is my memory, and certainly not onto K Hill; sometimes we could go no further than 15 feet as it was silted up by sand/storm debris. A spring runs through it, so that clears it, often leaving a bank on one side and a long, deep pool on the left as you enter.


Assume you have seen these blog entries. Decco 1 Decco 2
I never had caving gear but on a recent revisit I took some photos. You have to belly your way through a narrow tunnel to get to the chamber where the pool is now on the right. I don't know how much further back it really goes.

Apparently Beckett has Molloy living there at some stage.

My Ballybrack/Killiney stuff is gathered here.

I suppose we are straying a bit too far outside the canals for this thread :)
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:01 am

Roundy windows.

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Usual rules apply.

One is outside the canal rings, but not by much.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:43 am

Some exemplar conservation pointing there!

Think I have most of 'em. A shame the provisional plastic conceals the beauty of C and its neighbours :clap:

H is bugging the hell out of me. Not Iveagh Markets, not Fruit Markets, not Iveagh Play House, not any of the major commercial Victorians. The only clue is poor quality brickwork...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:09 am

hmmm struggling over a,b,c, and h - though i have a suspicion on b now

wondering is h some sort of utility building - toilet or esb block
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:39 am

A few more..

a.
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b.
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c.
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d.
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e.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:47 am

Finally got gunter's H. A Walk to work always delivers results! A wonderfully quirky keystone that bends into the façade.

Morlan's D is such a beautiful scene. Can't place it though - thinking the side of a Dame Street building...
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:31 pm

so this time we're just going to give ourselves full marks for paper 1 and jump straight to paper 2
. . . . . without answering any of the actual questions.

O _ K a y
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:48 am

No harm having two at a time. It's been done before.

Not Dame, Graham.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Gunter

E - Law Society, Blackhall Place



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A - is that down the back of Thomas Street, or Cornmarket, I just cannot place it

b- church street?

d- just bugging me bad
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby gunter » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:02 am

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That would be correct Paul, the Law Society building, Blackhall Place, former Blue-Coat school
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:14 pm

Is Gunter B - the former Moravian Church on Kevin Street
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Fri Feb 18, 2011 5:10 pm

Not sure it is Paul.

gunter's D is a rooftop cupola of one of the wings of Blackhall Place. H is James's Street Post Office. C is the wonderfully severe rear elevation of the Pro-Cathedral.

Morlan's A is Watkins Brewery on Ardee Street/'St. Luke's Avenue'. C looks like South Richmond Street, but it's not. Tsk. Nearly sure D is a Temple Bar street. Has to be!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:28 pm

GrahamH wrote:A is Watkins Brewery on Ardee Street/'St. Luke's Avenue'.


Correct.

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"The Guinness Brewery was the once extensive Watkins, Jameson, Pim & Company Brewery on Ardee Street. The entire complex, including the 19th c Brewers’ house and stone warehouse which are protected structures, stand awaiting the planning decision of the City Council regarding their future." Hmm..

GrahamH wrote:D is a Temple Bar street. Has to be!


Sure is, Graham. It's beside Tambuli on Cope Street. A lovely capture by infomatique:

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GrahamH wrote:C looks like South Richmond Street, but it's not. Tsk. Nearly sure


It's on the North Side. There's another yellow brick to the left and a red brick to the right.

Paul Clerkin wrote:b- church street?


Not Church Street, Paul. Here's a crop of the church in the reflection:

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:19 pm

hmmmmmm i know i know a few but damned if i can isolate them from the noise clutter in my head
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:22 pm

Well, Gunter's G has to be somewhere in the Crumlin-ish area. I think I've seen it, but I can't place it, and am too far removed to get on the bike.

Morlan's B, for some reason, reminds me of something I've seen near Stamer Street, off the SCR. Or Synge Street. That vicinity, in any case.

Probably wrong, though.

Thanks to both Gunter and Morlan for the pictures.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:27 pm

Though that crop in Morlan's most recent post reminds me of the church in Arbour Hill. But how can that be reflected in the window of a house?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:55 am

SeamusOG wrote:Though that crop in Morlan's most recent post reminds me of the church in Arbour Hill. But how can that be reflected in the window of a house?


You're in the rightish area anyway.

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Church of The Holy Family, Aughrim St. (St. Joseph's Rd. above)

The foundation stone of the church was laid by Cardinal Cullen in April 1874 and the first Mass was celebrated on the 8th December 1876. At the time it was a Chapel of Ease to St. Paul's, Arran Quay. On The 18th May 1893, Aughrim Street was constituted a parish by Most Rev. William Walsh, the then Archbishop of Dublin.

The Church built in the Gothic style is considered to be one of the finest in the Archdiocese; it has underegone a major refurbishment in the years 1997 to 2005.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:04 am

Anyone for number e?

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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby wearnicehats » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:34 pm

the stone building is saying Blackpitts to me
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:36 pm

wearnicehats wrote:the stone building is saying Blackpitts to me


It's far from the Blackpitts. Here's the other side:

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And here's the building next to it :D

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C'mon!
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby GrahamH » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:06 pm

Ah Morlan, ya gave it away with the magnificent St. Agatha's on North William Street.

North Great Clarence Street it is, off North Strand. Now there's a street of cottages with notions!

Google Street View

http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&q=nort ... 93,,0,-8.1

A most unusual collection of buildings that suvived the wartime bombing. Behind the church is also a wonderful 1910s OPW-style parochial house with picturesque modillion eaves.
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby Morlan » Fri Mar 04, 2011 6:32 pm

GrahamH wrote:Ah Morlan, ya gave it away


Was getting impatient! It's an interesting little area, isn't it?

GrahamH wrote:Behind the church is also a wonderful 1910s OPW-style parochial house with picturesque modillion eaves.


Complete with traditional PVC door. Bleh.

Any info on this t-shaped building that extends down beside Catherine Court?
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Re: How well do you know Dublin?

Postby SeamusOG » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:08 pm

Did we miss a couple?

I seem to remember that there were some a few pages back which were never answered.
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