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sonofshanks

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2013, 12:42:37 AM »
Remember a certain Rosie from around the bone area wild spirit

Indeed old boy, I do, and very, very well developed she was as well. Many a night I hung. .Lol  :D
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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2013, 01:09:49 AM »
often wonder where they get the cash from, just wondering  ::)
sAme places as other folks
if yer gonna act the chivo, beware the chupacabra

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2013, 07:47:08 AM »
Just spotted this thread yes indeed many a drink had in that bar myself,it was always yard men and coal men back in the day ,lovely meat pies,and the bookies next door didn't help out going home on friday night with night racing on.
Many a night went home broke after just been paid that day. >:D
Good thing for loan sharks thou,Continuous cycle it was.

Does any one remember the name of the bookies ,it might have been east woods not sure Joe McKees was just up the block a bit who always had better football coupons.

Yes the Aero arms was under the old bakers club ,Can you remember the name of the bar down the street from the Canberra and the bookies next door ,Mostly coal men drunk in there it had a pool table..
was it the oceanic? it was a long time ago lol.
 
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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2013, 12:45:19 PM »
was it the oceanic? it was a long time ago lol.
It was called the rising tide,
Sat for long enough trying to remember,alphabet about fifty times :D

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2013, 02:14:14 PM »
Thanks! This is much appreciated and valued , and if someone knows a Traveller here, I'd love to have some contact info. Best, Olivier

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2013, 10:20:19 PM »
sAme places as other folks

What, selling the washing they stole off the clothes lines?

Just kidding!
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Dommo

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2013, 10:30:15 PM »

What, selling the washing they stole off the clothes lines?

Just kidding!
yes some legal. Some illegal. Same as any other community.
if yer gonna act the chivo, beware the chupacabra

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2013, 10:38:45 PM »
yes some legal. Some illegal. Same as any other community.
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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2013, 11:44:21 PM »
 I am sure they appreciated that.

The Pavee both over there and here are often suspected of crime, but there's no way to know how many of the are involved at any location or time. Historically strangers and people with no fixed abode have always been suspect.  I have a detective friend here who specialized in investigating Irish Traveller crime. It was mostly scams, fake Tarmac, watery cement type of thing.  . When they realized the D.A. was after them they either quit or moved elsewhere and the task force was disbanded. She told me the Traveller community was not cooperative but they are generally suspicious of outsiders. The vast majority  of local Travelers were not suspected on any crime. 
I encountered some in Dublin in the 1980's when I was looking for cheap car parts. They sold shyyytey parts but were otherwise hospitable.
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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2015, 11:54:27 AM »
Winter, my dad would probably know who your talking about. if your still looking information let me know. I grew up around horses and gypsies in my younger days. my granda also dealt in horses and  was an associate of henry kane an the murdocks .

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2015, 05:26:52 AM »
Winter, my dad would probably know who your talking about. if your still looking information let me know. I grew up around horses and gypsies in my younger days. my granda also dealt in horses and  was an associate of henry kane an the murdocks .
I knew henry fairly well, interesting man.....R.I.P.
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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #56 on: July 15, 2015, 10:49:38 PM »
my friend scotty and i knew a chris white who's family regularly parked up at the greencastle side of the prefabs on the shore road back in the early to mid 60s, the three of us did simple things back then ,,like finding birds nests counting the eggs and checking on them till the young left the nests, chris was a pleasant blonde boy about 10 years old the same age as us, his family used to invite us in for soft drinks, it was really posh in his big caravan , with lots of big glass crystal bowls and ornaments, all sparkling clean as was the whole place, his mum and his gran used to treat us like kings and it was always smiles and laughter, never heard a bad word from any of his family spoken against anybody else , and definatley no swearing at all

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #57 on: July 17, 2015, 02:20:43 PM »
anyone remember this song, was popular in the 60's. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wWm9W47gV4

Yep, great song (the others too.) I always loved them, thanks so much for the links.  :-*

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #58 on: August 30, 2017, 12:05:43 AM »
I knew billy Platt and henry kane

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Re: Anyone remember irish travellers (gypsies) from the 60's?
« Reply #59 on: August 30, 2017, 10:55:38 PM »
There's a Henry Kane dead in Irish news today is it same one