Ask ResDubs


#1559

Good to know , thing is , I’m not quitting .
Im just cutting back .


#1560

Got the same advice from my Doc. First 2-3 weeks I had sore gums & teeth.
The ulcers didnt kick in until a month or two after.


#1561

I found that beer actually tastes better without the smokes, which is an excellent reason to quit totally :sunglasses:


#1562

And the hangovers are nowhere near as bad.


#1563

Yeah, forgot about that. Another Brucey Bonus


#1564

Makes no odds to me as i drink everyone’s least favourite , Budweiser !
Haven’t had a hangover in years since i gave up the shorts ! Always good to line the stomach after a night out .


#1565

Thanks @Vin @Rochey for the replies about the pitch.
Might jar out some other lost memories.


#1566

Yeah I thought it was a rugger pitch too. Anyone remember going to a fireworks display in Croker in maybe the late 70s (1977/78 maybe??)


#1567

It was owned originally by Belvo…It was officially a running track with pitch in the middle. They used to hold track & field events there for Primary & Secondary Schools.
Did play there v Scoil years ago.


#1568

It was a huge building that they demolished to build the area that is there now.

It was this
image

And is now this


#1569

Wow never realised that at all! Looks like a prison or a psychiatric hospital! What purpose did it serve?


#1570

It does look like a prison alright, as I said I think me ma and da met there :joy::joy:

It was a holiday camp
In 1947, a holiday camp was opened on Red Island. The camp had comfortable bedrooms and central heating. It also had a dance hall, theatre, a miniature golf course, a sun lounge and a bar. However cheap air travel, which arrived in the 1960s, allowed people to holiday abroad. This gradually brought an end to Skerries as a major holiday resort and the camp was demolished in 1980.


#1571

Jeeze - and that’s all relatively recent! They must have lost a fortune. Don’t see Storm in a Teacup there!!

Meanwhile Mosney thrives …


#1572

Was only talking to the kids about Mosney this morning. They had never heard of it. Great memories


#1573

There used to be a night club/dance hall in it in the 70’s, I remember my sister and her pals going there, and as far as I know horslips played the new years eve gig a couple of times too.


#1574

Yea Im pretty sure they played there a good few times. I asked the father in law about it and I believe the government bought the land to turn it into what it is now rather than it losing a load of money and being shut down


#1575

Hmmmm, Red Island? Hmmmm… Was it really just an evil socialist labour camp for errant Fine Gaelers?


#1576

Have to go to Limerick for Sun and likely to get there late Sat. Not mad about b&bs but the hotel prices are mad and I’ll literally be in and out with early enough Sun start and lucky to get a few pints on the Sat. Anyone know anywhere good? Has to be in City. Ta.


#1577

How is the Gigolo business lately?


#1578

Sh1te. Hence the post above.