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The Colourful Characters of Waterford

  • 23-04-2011 3:01pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3 thewhale


    Hello everyone, this is my first post to Boards :-) Ive just been reading over previous posts and was pondering on the characters that have graced these streets in the past, and such an abundance of characters there 'have been', but what i'm trying to think of the characters 'that are'... I'm sure this town has an abunance of them, and i am not talking about the obvious men (and occaisional women) that are down on there luck and taken to the drink, im talking about those colourful characters that maybe have been working in the same place for 40 years or have the same routine everyday or just have tall tales to tell, there is no stereotype on these people, they are who they are. They are the characters that are the backbone of this beautiful city. Forgive me if this has been done before, but if not give them a mention and maybe tell a story, their story, or your story... or anything at all, use it as a celebration of the people of Waterford.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,903 seanybiker


    Is mocky dower still scaring kids into school?
    That other chap with the scraggly hair that seems to be in lisduggan shopping centre all the time. Really sound chap.


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz


    seanybiker wrote: »
    Is mocky dower still scaring kids into school?
    That other chap with the scraggly hair that seems to be in lisduggan shopping centre all the time. Really sound chap.

    Think he died last November.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,903 seanybiker


    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Think he died last November.

    He was real? :-o


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz


    seanybiker wrote: »
    He was real? :-o

    Wasn't he the school inspector


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 694 Tragamin2k2


    seanybiker wrote: »
    Is mocky dower still scaring kids into school?
    That other chap with the scraggly hair that seems to be in lisduggan shopping centre all the time. Really sound chap.

    Johnny Tierney? also I thought mocky was a scare tactic meself :P


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,623 ✭✭✭ marlin vs


    jimbojazz wrote: »
    Wasn't he the school inspector
    He sure was, I was caught by him,but he was a fair man.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,903 seanybiker


    Johnny Tierney? also I thought mocky was a scare tactic meself :P

    Yeah Johnny. He's always there. Lovely fella.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,623 ✭✭✭ marlin vs


    seanybiker wrote: »
    Yeah Johnny. He's always there. Lovely fella.
    His son is lovely too,:rolleyes:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,903 seanybiker


    marlin vs wrote: »
    His son is lovely too,:rolleyes:

    Don't know him


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,623 ✭✭✭ marlin vs


    seanybiker wrote: »
    Don't know him
    You do Seany,he follow's the hunt.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ gscully


    The guy with the long scraggy grey hair that walks around town, hands behind his back. Usually wears a beige trenchcoat. I've heard he's called 'Sausages' as he'll chase you if you shout that at him. Anyone know if that's true?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,483 Ostrom


    Of my time - Elvis, Monica, and the guy dressed in a Beret with a mirror obsession


  • Registered Users Posts: 431 ✭✭ 1967


    efla wrote: »
    Of my time - Elvis, Monica, and the guy dressed in a Beret with a mirror obsession
    The guy with the beret i think was called vogel,he lived out arond bunmahon way


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,411 SUNGOD


    "how do"..cause thats what he will say to you, there are youtube clips of him shouting "how do"

    years ago there was harry miller and fella called cashin they were allways together and were just known as "cashin & miller"

    harry miller had grey hair and a long grey beard and someone said "harry would you do santa clause for christmas" he replied " i would if you hold him down":D

    in more recent times we had the legends known as "multivan" and "newportwex" whose intellect is only surpassed by their popularity


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ziedth


    1967 wrote: »
    The guy with the beret i think was called vogel,he lived out arond bunmahon way

    Michael "Vousen" (Spelling?) was the chaps name. He got knocked down just outside Kill a few years ago. A pure gent of a man. I chatted to him many times. We could never work out was he a raving looney or just a genius who had the wires crossed in his head. He used to come out with some stuff like look at the sun and know the time and rough date.

    I could tell ya some stories.

    Edit: I genuinely miss multivan, had I been a mod at the time he never would have been banned :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,483 Ostrom


    Cashin was Elvis, wasn't he? Is he still alive?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,101 ✭✭✭ MitchKoobski


    I'd even go so far as to count some people working in shops and pubs and characters of Waterford. I find that I'll be wandering around town and actually recognise someone as "Ah he works in Geoffs" or something.

    Tom, the barman and proprietor for Grimes, being my favourite one.


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ziedth


    God ya, there is a guy I think he used to be manager in Michael Guineys who I would literally without fail see somewhere in town about once a month. Haven't seen him in a long time as it happens.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 25,973 ✭✭✭✭ kryogen


    The town is blessed with some great characters alright

    From publicans like Tom in Grimes and Flash in Revolution to the less fortunate such as How do and Toddy, there are plenty of people with stories to tell about the many crazy inhabitants of Waterford City


  • Registered Users Posts: 752 ✭✭✭ jayboi


    What about seanybiker?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,101 ✭✭✭ MitchKoobski


    jayboi wrote: »
    What about seanybiker?
    Never heard of him, sounds dodgy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 752 ✭✭✭ jayboi


    Never heard of him, sounds dodgy.
    Hes a kitten really you'd often see him on his push bike going around the cleaboy.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,903 seanybiker


    jayboi wrote: »
    Hes a kitten really you'd often see him on his push bike going around the cleaboy.

    Hahaha I cycled a push bike a few weeks ago and had to go to bed. Mme lungs nearly fell out


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,642 ✭✭✭ gscully


    efla wrote: »
    Of my time - Elvis, Monica, and the guy dressed in a Beret with a mirror obsession

    Rick Whelan? Yeah, he loves himself :D


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,903 seanybiker


    What about that sully fella. Never met him bit heard he walks around with a hammer. *giggles like a school girl and runs*


  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭ Flyin Irishman


    ziedth wrote: »
    God ya, there is a guy I think he used to be manager in Michael Guineys who I would literally without fail see somewhere in town about once a month. Haven't seen him in a long time as it happens.

    Was that an elderly guy, with grey hair?


  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 9,081 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ziedth


    Was that an elderly guy, with grey hair?

    No but maybe he wasn't the manager though. What happened is years ago I saw him and I couldn't get over how much he looks like a chap I know really like twins. It wasn't that I started noticing a random guy around town :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 222 ✭✭ mecco


    ziedth wrote: »
    No but maybe he wasn't the manager though. What happened is years ago I saw him and I couldn't get over how much he looks like a chap I know really like twins. It wasn't that I started noticing a random guy around town :)

    Good recovery, don't think anybody noticed :D


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 629 Partizan


    There are some mad characters around alright but none are as legendary as Tawdy Morrissey. I see How-do around every now and then when I'm back in Waterford.

    From my childhood I remember:

    Joey LeBlanc and his mother Mazy
    Martin Hunt (your man with the hurley)
    Mad Tex (he had a dog and a toy horse mounted into the handle bars of his bike)
    Mally Boo - mad wan from Johns Park
    Ita Butler
    Mary 7up
    3 Dogs Keating
    Bum O'Keeffe
    Shammy Kavanagh (used to hang around Railway Square)
    Johnny Delacato
    Tony Weldon (DJ on WLR)

    alot of them no longer with us.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭ Flyin Irishman


    Shammy was something else allright! I heard just after he died that he grew up in the caretakers house in the peoples park, its a cafe or something now.

    Does the old brown and white dog that chases his tennis ball around red square count as a colourful character?


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