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The Colourful Characters of Waterford

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



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

    I was literally coming in to this thread to post about that dog. I seem to remember him for ever. As much a character as anyone else in town IMO.


  • Registered Users Posts: 480 ✭✭ Flyin Irishman


    ziedth wrote: »
    I was literally coming in to this thread to post about that dog. I seem to remember him for ever. As much a character as anyone else in town IMO.

    Yeah he seems to have been there forever!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭ lee_baby_simms


    Is dog-dirt Dan still knockin around?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭ lee_baby_simms


    Theres a fine line between harmless, playful banter and full blown racist hate filled bile spew.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 478 ✭✭ wellbutty


    gscully wrote: »
    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?

    He has locks almost down to his chin? Who is this guy, I remember him painting Stephens Street school back in the 80s, he looked 50 back then and he hasn't aged a day since


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,245 ✭✭✭ old gregg


    the legendary and ferocious Stab The Rasher from the '70s


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz


    Anyone remember the two lads that wandered around the town sharpening knives - Father and Son I think they were known as. I'm going back about 40years ago. They both wore long brown coats tied with a rope. One wore a beret as far as I remember. They always carried their belongings with them. They were from Portlaoise or somewhere up around that way I think. I was very young at the time but I remember them well.

    They were two right characters.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,899 ✭✭✭✭ seanybiker


    old gregg wrote: »
    the legendary and ferocious Stab The Rasher from the '70s
    He's fairly sound. Was talking to him up in the ronemore for ages one night


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2 brad000143


    Yes, you are right dude.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,980 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    I dunno if this counts are a character but some fella in a pale (linen?) suit decided to cross lower Ballytruckle Road just by College Green on in front of me without looking come to a stop in the middle of the road and then yell something at me arms outstretched before he moved across. In his 30s I guess with dark hair.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 187 ✭✭ Guramoogah


    Do any of ye remember the Pigeon Man? He'd be on the Quays or up around Barronstrand Street or Broad Street in the 1970s, feeding the birds. A roundy oul lad, always wore a heavy overcoat tied with a rope.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ dayshah


    mike65 wrote: »
    I dunno if this counts are a character but some fella in a pale (linen?) suit decided to cross lower Ballytruckle Road just by College Green on in front of me without looking come to a stop in the middle of the road and then yell something at me arms outstretched before he moved across. In his 30s I guess with dark hair.

    Was it last Sunday? About 33, longish hair, tanned skin,

    seemed to have blood dripping from his palms.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,980 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    Ah no it was this morning and he was perfectly healthy (in body if not in mind)


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz


    mike65 wrote: »
    I dunno if this counts are a character but some fella in a pale (linen?) suit decided to cross lower Ballytruckle Road just by College Green on in front of me without looking come to a stop in the middle of the road and then yell something at me arms outstretched before he moved across. In his 30s I guess with dark hair.

    Ah, he was only doing the Broony

    http://videocelts.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/brown-scores-rangers1.jpg


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 25,953 ✭✭✭✭ kryogen


    old gregg wrote: »
    the legendary and ferocious Stab The Rasher from the '70s
    seanybiker wrote: »
    He's fairly sound. Was talking to him up in the ronemore for ages one night


    I can tell you as someone who knows him pretty well he is not fairly sound, he is a disgrace of a human being, I wont go into the reasoning on this thread, but that man is scum not a very nice guy


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,620 ✭✭✭ Roen


    Guramoogah wrote: »
    Do any of ye remember the Pigeon Man? He'd be on the Quays or up around Barronstrand Street or Broad Street in the 1970s, feeding the birds. A roundy oul lad, always wore a heavy overcoat tied with a rope.

    Paddy Forty Coats was his name. Jaysus, that brings me right back.

    Here's a list of a few characters I remember
    • Joey Le Blanc
    • Jimmy De La Salle
    • Martin Hunt/Hurley
    • Wolfie
    • Miller and Cashin
    • Eddie the Bat
    • Tawdy
    • Alice from Siopa na Pairce
    • Mary 7up

    There's a shed load more but I've forgotten their names.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,899 ✭✭✭✭ seanybiker


    Winnie the glue. Completely forgot about her. Dirty head on her


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,225 ✭✭✭ Dan133269


    dayshah wrote: »
    Was it last Sunday? About 33, longish hair, tanned skin,

    seemed to have blood dripping from his palms.

    :D:D

    Anyone remember the old man that used to sell children's toys (mainly those little round things on a stick where you blow them and they twirl round and round, with lots of different colours) outside the old Darrer's and where Dunnes is now outside City Square? Probably early 90's.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,899 ✭✭✭✭ seanybiker


    Ah yeah little small tubby chap.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 90 ✭✭ Tags


    Dan133269 wrote: »
    :D:D

    Anyone remember the old man that used to sell children's toys (mainly those little round things on a stick where you blow them and they twirl round and round, with lots of different colours) outside the old Darrer's and where Dunnes is now outside City Square? Probably early 90's.

    Little windmill things yeah? I used to be mad about them as a tot. I think his name was Johnny.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,542 ✭✭✭ dayshah


    Dan133269 wrote: »
    :D:D

    Anyone remember the old man that used to sell children's toys (mainly those little round things on a stick where you blow them and they twirl round and round, with lots of different colours) outside the old Darrer's and where Dunnes is now outside City Square? Probably early 90's.

    My mammy never got me one. I vowed that when I was older and earning money I'd buy one.

    But now they are gone.
    :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 138 ✭✭ Terry Cotta


    seanybiker wrote: »
    Winnie the glue. Completely forgot about her. Dirty head on her

    Was that yer one living out the old Kilmeaden Road? Used to scare me sh*tless.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 10,899 ✭✭✭✭ seanybiker


    Was that yer one living out the old Kilmeaden Road? Used to scare me sh*tless.

    Yeah that's her. Used to freak me out to haha.


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


    seanybiker wrote: »
    He's fairly sound. Was talking to him up in the ronemore for ages one night
    You won't be talking to him up there anymore Seany.


  • Registered Users Posts: 869 ✭✭✭ honeybadger


    is denny the pig rider still around aka the bar of soap as he was a goal keeper in the pubs leauge in his time aswell,,


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,556 ✭✭✭ Nolanger


    Roen wrote: »
    [*]Miller and Cashin
    Harry Miller the docker?


  • Registered Users Posts: 410 ✭✭ niallo76


    michael-really well spoken guy-fell in with the winos a cupla years ago-think he's dead around 5 years now


  • Registered Users Posts: 410 ✭✭ niallo76


    what about that old guy,dressed in the clown suit.who used to have the puppets on a string-whats the story with him-i'd say he was around the town about 7/8 years ago


  • Registered Users Posts: 798 ✭✭✭ jimbojazz


    Anyone remember the oul lad that used sing outside Darrers years ago......small, blue mac, peaked cap. He looked a bit like Norman Wisdom. Hadn't a note in his head.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,556 ✭✭✭ Nolanger


    Yep, he used to 'kick' people out of his spot e.g. charity collectors.


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