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  • in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730788
    colm07
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    I hope this pic hasnt been on this thread before but here is a nice illustration I came upon. Its from 1820.

    in reply to: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin #739879
    colm07
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    Stephens Green………old shit:)

    in reply to: British Symbolism on Buildings in Ireland #762130
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    Praxiteles, I dont give a hoot about the French. You study this stuff? Since Napoleon the French have always been loosers. They love to surrender, those people.

    in reply to: British Symbolism on Buildings in Ireland #762128
    colm07
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    Praxiteles, yes there was a coalition against the French

    ake…I don’t know who cast them, but they are cool considering the history in them. My Dad use to bring me to the Phoenix Park as a boy and he told me about the plaques. To me it was the coolest thing ever ,besides the German graveyard in Glencree (WW2 guys), I lived near there and used to play with German toy soldiers at the time. I live in the U.S now, they never sell German soldiers, only American troops. I was born in 1970, I remember every toy shop in Ireland selling mostly German soldiers in the late 70’s.

    Sorry, just made me go back to my childhood days:) 🙂

    in reply to: British Symbolism on Buildings in Ireland #762124
    colm07
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    Like Maskhadov said…The wellington monument in the Phoenix Park. This celebrates the British victory at waterloo and it stands at 205 feet tall. The four bronze plaques are from cannons captured at the battle of Waterloo. They were then melted down and cast for this monument.

    in reply to: British Symbolism on Buildings in Ireland #762123
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    I guess everyone is forgetting Fusiliers Arch better known as “Traitors Gate” in the early 1900s. Traitors gate is the entrance to St. Stephens Green at the Grafton ST. end. This was erected to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who fought with the British empire (1899-1902) in the second Boer war.

    in reply to: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin #739825
    colm07
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    Thanks for your help Tommy:) Permanent TSB are some mortgage group, just looked them up. 😉

    in reply to: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin #739823
    colm07
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    You could be right Paul. I dont know what the hell it is. I remember as a pup, passing that side of the green on the bus. There was always girls waiting on a bus on that side of the green. I wonder if it is a school? I dont know…fine building all the same

    in reply to: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin #739821
    colm07
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    …and another.

    in reply to: St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin #739819
    colm07
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    It’s about time someone brought up the topic of St. Stephens green. Does anyone know what business stands, where the St. Vincents hospital on the East side of the green used to be? I would go check myself but I don’t live in Ireland anymore. I include a photo of Michael Collins funeral. Collins leaving St. Vincents hospital, heading for City Hall to lie in state.

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730434
    colm07
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    Dublin in the rare ole times. St Stephens green (west) and O’ Connell St.

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730416
    colm07
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    Yeah, here is Lula from Brazil again. I am 18 female and petite LOL, good one there PVC King:D

    Thanks Graham for identifying the location of those two pics:) 🙂

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730414
    colm07
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    I apologise to you PVC and the rest of you. I really am sorry, I’m the lula. Posted that when i came in from the bar. I promise I will not do that again. You got the answer right all the same.

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730412
    colm07
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    Come on lad’s’
    Don’t let the Dub’s tell you what house that is! I am from Dublin……Come on! It’s in Tipp!!!

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730411
    colm07
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    OOp’s here it is…..

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730410
    colm07
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    This is just a trivia. Where is this building? Come on! It’s part of our hereitage. Hint, O’Brien on O Connell St? Clue 1848

    Slan Colm:)

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730408
    colm07
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    Good pic ake.

    Eiri amach na casca 1916?

    A Chairde,

    look, I am adding two pics…Anyone know where they were taken? The first pic, you can see the word “SOCIETY” accross the street. Could it be the “Block” 1922/3?

    The second pic is supposed to to be the rebels in Dublin 1916. I think not. This pic is obviously posed, but where? Desmond Fitzgerald and Erskine Childers were masters of propaganda, both men were from opposites sides of the civil war. I believe this is a civil war pic (could be wrong)

    Desmond Fitzgeralds son became leader of Fine Gael, yep… that LULA Garret.

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730396
    colm07
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    Appreciate it Newgrange!

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730394
    colm07
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    Graham, earlier in this page you mentioned that there was great archive footage of some of the buildings collapsing in O’ Connell Street (1916). I love looking at old pictures and footage of Dublin but finding footage is the problem for me. I have these three videos (Documentaries),

    The Shadow of Beal na Blath by Colm Connolly ( R.T.E)
    Curious Journeys by Kenneth Griffith
    Hang up your brightest colors also by Kenneth Griffith

    In the whole three there is maybe 30 seconds of old footage. Can you recomend any videos or DVD’s of any documentaries or the like?

    Thanks, Graham:)

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730393
    colm07
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    Like, Daragh…I am also away from home and seeing these ghastly bins for the first time:eek:
    Good ole DCC. NUFF SAID

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