History of dry lake Djouce woods
|Angela Flynn||Feb 2 2021, 5:26pm||https://www.irelandtourguide.ie/single-post/powerscourt-s-paddock-ponds-a-short-history|
My neighbour wrote this,
|Stuart Scott||Feb 2 2021, 5:36pm||Thanks Angela, very interesting!|
|Tiarnan Johnston||Feb 2 2021, 6:06pm||Always wondered what it was. Thanks for sharing Angela|
|Brendan Lawlor||Feb 3 2021, 11:35am||Thanks Angela.. Pride and Prejudice, Brigerton and the Irish RM all rolled into that story. I had always wondered about why that lake disappeared|
|Graham K. Bushe||Feb 3 2021, 1:09pm||I can still remember. A few years ago, (well OK, perhaps a bit more than that) I was hiking with the local Cub Scouts. To be honest I had no idea where we were, I only knew that we had been walking for ages through forests. As we walked along, I could hear a buzzing sound getting louder. Then, as we rounded a corner, we saw two small objects zipping around on this lake. As we got closer, we saw two lads with remote control units. They were racing small speed boats up and down the water, which looked super cool. I had only ever seen RC cars before.|
In ’86 I was visiting my sister, who was living in England at the time. I was getting ready to make my way home (the old slow-boat from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire) when we heard about Hurricane Charlie. Then to our amazement we saw Bray on the News. People going down a street in a row boat! And I wondered how I would get home. At least home was up in the hills, away from the floods. My uncle was not so fortunate, living on Fairgreen Terrace, the water came 4 or 5 steps up his stairs.
|Rory Leadbetter||Feb 26 2021, 8:22pm||Great Read! Will pass it along!|
|Douglas Barry||Feb 28 2021, 1:55am||https://media.imra.ie/photographs/2020_1608_603af615ef010.jpg|
This is an old photo of the Paddock Lake taken in 1982 well before it was wiped out by its dam breaking during Hurricane Charlie on the 25th August 1986. After every hill race there, we'd swim in the lake.
|Dean Nooney||Feb 28 2021, 9:50am||Lovely picture|