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    Dun Laoghaire in years gone by

    November 22, 2010

    A few images of the Harbour long ago, from the John Hinde postcard collection.

    Looking down on the George and the Carlisle Pier.  Note the link road connecting Carlisle Pier and St Michaels Pier (away to the left out of picture). The link road cut off the George from the bay except for a low passage for dinghies to reach the slip.

    Moorings for Mermaids, Dublin Bay 24’s and others.  The Royal Irish is to the right of the picture, the Irish Lights compound to the left.  I think that is the Irish Lights vessel “Isolde” in the Harbour beyond the moorings.  The ship was sold to the Irish Navy in 1976, thus the picture is earlier than that.

    This card looks over the east side of the Carlisle.  Hinde was famous for “jazzing up” his post cards by adding the colour red as a stand out.  I doubt there were that many red sails at the time.

    This I think is looking out over the National’s boat yard, the building is to the left out of picture.  One ferry is alongside the east side of the Carlisle Pier, the other is departing from the alongside berth on the East Pier.

    Finally, one of my own, a flying boat in the harbour, 28 August 1978 (click to enlarge)

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