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27-12-2018, 16:04   #16
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I remember one in the 'back' field, beside McKee Road, Finglas, Dublin in the 1950's. It was owned by the Dublin Corporation.
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In far away Orkney, Italian POWs made a thing of great beauty from Nissen huts

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_Chapel

and on this site, you can see the shape clearly

https://www.secret-scotland.com/Attr...an-chapel.html
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My father's cousin used to have a galvanise hut on his property that he grew up in, they later moved into a cottage on the site. I believe they were common enough in Ireland around WWII and were called Nissen huts, does anybody else have memories of them, or maybe even lived in one for a while?
Coincidentally, I came across this when looking at the history of a Comhaltas branch in Monkstown, Dublin:

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Piaras taught traditional music, dancing and games, through the medium of Irish, to the children of the area. Over the years he introduced hundreds of children to traditional Irish music, usually on the tin whistle. Quite a number of today’s well-known musicians began playing with Piaras as their teacher, either in their own homes or in the Nissan hut in which he founded a branch of Conradh na Gaeilge in 1955.
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