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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Trap junior Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Aug 2020 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

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Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Don’t know where to post this so just throwing it in here.

When did Palmerstown become Palmerston? 


I'm from the area.  Basically it was always Palmerstown growing up and all the signs were Palmerstown.  Then some person apparently discovered some old documents or something which stated its name was Palmerston.  They claimed there was a vote on whether to persevere with Palmerstown or adopt 'the original' name of Palmerston. We never got anything in the door about it and they claimed the Palmerston vote won.  I'm very dubious about that.  For a good few years people were using electrical tape to add the w to Palmerston to make it Palmerstown on the road signs over the N4.   I prefer Palmerstown.  Was always that growing up and certainly since the area was built up with housing estates.

That vote was pretty high profile and covered in all the national news outlets! Palmerstown won it 


Was it?  There was a tiny amount of publicity for a 2nd vote.  Certainly wasn't main headline news.  I'm not sure what the official name is as the signs still say Palmerston.
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Just checked it there and indo, times and journal all have articles on it, remember it being on the radio news at the time as well 
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Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Just checked it there and indo, times and journal all have articles on it, remember it being on the radio news at the time as well 


Googled it there.  Seems to have got a bit of publicity after a 2nd vote in 2015.  The 1st vote went through without any publicity if I recall in 2009.

Looked it up there.  A typical Irish solution to an Irish problem.  Officially the village is now called Palmerstown once again but the surrounding areas of Palmerstown retain the new name Palmerston despite residents not wanting that name. Only in The EIRE could Paddy come up with such a stupid fudge.

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Some amount of roads named after Cromwell. Surprised they've never been changed.



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it’s a focking nightmare getting parking in Howth
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Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by nvidic nvidic wrote:

Originally posted by Trap junior Trap junior wrote:

Originally posted by FrankosHereNow FrankosHereNow wrote:

Don’t know where to post this so just throwing it in here.

When did Palmerstown become Palmerston? 


I'm from the area.  Basically it was always Palmerstown growing up and all the signs were Palmerstown.  Then some person apparently discovered some old documents or something which stated its name was Palmerston.  They claimed there was a vote on whether to persevere with Palmerstown or adopt 'the original' name of Palmerston. We never got anything in the door about it and they claimed the Palmerston vote won.  I'm very dubious about that.  For a good few years people were using electrical tape to add the w to Palmerston to make it Palmerstown on the road signs over the N4.   I prefer Palmerstown.  Was always that growing up and certainly since the area was built up with housing estates.

That vote was pretty high profile and covered in all the national news outlets! Palmerstown won it 


Was it?  There was a tiny amount of publicity for a 2nd vote.  Certainly wasn't main headline news.  I'm not sure what the official name is as the signs still say Palmerston.

Moved out of Palmerstown when I was 15. Absolutely head wrecking trying to explain whenever I'm asked that the road signs are wrong and it's not actually Palmerston.

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Originally posted by BigStrongMan BigStrongMan wrote:

it’s a focking nightmare getting parking in Howth

today? wouldnt have thought so as weather not great. 

can be a pain in the hole alright but if you go down the pier towards the oar house and aqua there is always parking. 
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Originally posted by BigStrongMan BigStrongMan wrote:

it’s a focking nightmare getting parking in Howth

today? wouldnt have thought so as weather not great. 

can be a pain in the hole alright but if you go down the pier towards the oar house and aqua there is always parking. 
Took about 20 minutes today,finally got one up near Abbey Tavern...big crowd out there. ****ish traffic getting in as well
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Some amount of roads named after Cromwell. Surprised they've never been changed.

In Ireland? 
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Originally posted by The Huntacha The Huntacha wrote:


Moved out of Palmerstown when I was 15. Absolutely head wrecking trying to explain whenever I'm asked that the road signs are wrong and it's not actually Palmerston.

It's not Palmerstown

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Originally posted by Flanno7hi Flanno7hi wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Some amount of roads named after Cromwell. Surprised they've never been changed.


In Ireland? 


Yes,
The one I would have known is the one in Walkinstown.

There are a fair few Cromwells in Darndale too I think
     
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Franck Sauzée the former Hibs centre half was top scorer in the CL for the 92/93 season when at Marseille
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

Franck Sauzée the former Hibs centre half was top scorer in the CL for the 92/93 season when at Marseille
He was a midfield maestro with OM

He scored a beauty against Rangers, equalised by Iain Durrant

When Marseille won the final in Munich he was Kaiser Sauze

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Romario was top score that season on 7; Sauzée still got an impressive 6.
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the quiz I did musta had it wrong then 
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Originally posted by Roberto Baggio Roberto Baggio wrote:

the quiz I did musta had it wrong then 
I used a couple of different sites, not just Wikipedia, and all of them have Romario listed. It appears three players had six: Marco Van Basten, Alen Boksic and Sauzée. 
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He must have feared a massive attack by her, wanted protection and got the thin blue lines involved

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