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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:00 pm 
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Iam very lucky to own a large MacDonald Ross, the usual seascape of course does anyone know anything about him

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Iam very luck to own a large MacDonald ross
the usual seascape of course does anyone know anything about
him


He lived in the stone house at the back entrance to Hall's estate
on the Mount Road, Warrenpoint. (It is all renovated now). Ross
McDonald Ross spent a lot of his time in the Roxboro in Rostrevor,
that is where I saw him last. He is dead now some years. I know
of a few of his paintings in the area as he was prone to giving
them as wedding presents. Some of those that I have seen had
been valued at £700 twenty years ago. His work is very
distinctive and you are lucky to have one.


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Hi Candidate and welcome to OldWarrenpoint. I found something about Ross-McDonald, posted by his grandson who is researching his family history.

"My name is Donald MacDonald-Ross, and I have been doing genealogy for the last few years as a hobby, mostly researching ancestors and relatives in Ireland and Scotland.

My paternal grandfather, Ross MacDonald Ross, was born in 1891 to a farming family at Lower Arboll in Tarbat Parish, at the eastern end of the County of Ross and Cromarty. My second cousins still live on the family farm there, which has been occupied by our Ross family at least back to the late 1820s.

Grandfather's father, Andrew Ross, married in 1870 at Arboll to Chirsty MacDonald, one of three sisters who came from Reiff in the Coigach District of Lochbroom Parish, at the far west of Ross and Cromarty. A well worn path from west to east, an aunt of the sisters had already settled in Tarbat Parish at Balintore.

Chirsty's forename shows up in records as "Chirsty", "Christy", or "Christina". Cursty, sometimes spelled Ciorstaig is a common gaelic name especially on the west coast, and the family at Arboll maintained communication with the Reiff MacDonalds through the first decades of the 20th century.

Grandfather spent summers with his cousins at Reiff as a child. He later became a well known landscape artist in Ireland, but some of his earliest known paintings were of Coigach. "

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~coigach/


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mcelaura wrote:
candidate wrote:
Iam very luck to own a large MacDonald ross
the usual seascape of course does anyone know anything about
him


He lived in the stone house at the back entrance to Hall's estate
on the Mount Road, Warrenpoint. (It is all renovated now). Ross
McDonald Ross spent a lot of his time in the Roxboro in Rostrevor,
that is where I saw him last. He is dead now some years. I know
of a few of his paintings in the area as he was prone to giving
them as wedding presents. Some of those that I have seen had
been valued at £700 twenty years ago. His work is very
distinctive and you are lucky to have one.


Thank you for your reply, actually we had three, my two brothers got smaller ones each and I the larger one, which is a view of the south across the lough, I would think from a bit east of Rostrevor. It is 14"x19" and framed 22"x28". He I think sold them to my mum and dad for mum thinks £15 in 1955/56 as he needed some tyres for his car, he said.

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There was a couple of MacDonald Ross paintings in The Central Cafe in Church St.
The late MacDonald Ross was a customer of that splendid Cafe, back in the 1960's.


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He was an art teacher in Newry Grammar School (now the SELB building opposite the GPO on the Belfast road in Newry) around the mid 50's. as for selling things, my folks say he was always doing things like that, so it would not have surprised me that the pictures in the central café may just have been as payment for a years meals :lol: I wonder were those pictures went?


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I knew the granddaughters of MacDonald Ross, they came to stay with him at the Mount Road in the summer of 1967. Ben Byrne,(R.I.P.) David Duffy, Collie Sherry and myself were very friendly with them, and they came to The Osborne with us, actually if I am being totally honest, we met them inside.
They were named Cherry, Deirdre and Laura, and they lcamr from Jordanstown.
I think Deirdre became a doctor, I have a funny feeling I met her in the Royal in Belfast about 30 years ago, but it's all a bit misty. The old memory is not what it on the Mount Road, for a Wine and Cheese party.
In those days I knew as much about Wine and Cheese as a pig knows about Sunday.
Nowadays I have improved, if only marginally.


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I can not find a site or any internet info on him or his paintings is it just me, does anyone know of an internet site on him.

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candidate wrote:
I can not find a site or any internet info on him or his paintings is it just me, does anyone know of an interner site on him.


Hiya,

I'll try to attach a scan of one of grandfather's paintings, first posting so hope it works!

all the best from Niagara,

Donald.

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WOW ! ....I really like the style of this painting. It's beautiful.


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Thank you Don Niagara for this beautiful example of your grandfather's work. Are you the Donald whom I quoted in an earlier post here? You can see that your grandfather is still remembered in Warrenpoint.


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Thanks so much for that don_niagara, wonderful, any chance you inherited your grandfathers talent for painting?


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candidate wrote:
Iam very lucky to own a large MacDonald Ross, the usual seascape of course does anyone know anything about him


Hi Tom any chance of you posting a photo of the painting.


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Thanks Donald, you nearly got that right ;) Unfortunately you "hot-linked" the picture from another website, and that is a bit of a no-no, but an easy thing for me to sort out so no harm done :D


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Thanks Donald, you nearly got that right ;) Unfortunately you "hot-linked" the picture from another website, and that is a bit of a no-no, but an easy thing for me to sort out so no harm done :D


What do you mean by that Brian Hot linked


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inline_linking

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Thanks Donald, you nearly got that right ;) Unfortunately you "hot-linked" the picture from another website, and that is a bit of a no-no, but an easy thing for me to sort out so no harm done :D


What do you mean by that Brian Hot linked


Hiya,

started to scratch together another post for this thread, but still having trouble with images....

Brian, by using the quote function I can see the raw coding used, and see the image you moved about as (changing square to squigly brackets for display);

{img}http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii35/oldwarrenpointforum/admin/castle.jpg{/img}

That looks to be the same coding as I used, except you copied the pic up to the photobucket site, then changed the URL to point to it on photobucket.com rather than on rootsweb.com.... am I right?

Is it that you consider photobucket a more secure site than rootsweb?

For what its worth, rootsweb is the largest and oldest genealogy site on the internet, well respected. Photobucket belongs to the right wing American news conglomerate, Fox News, and has a history of editorially deleting pics for ideolgical reasons, viz their deletion of all photos of babies in diapers...

I'd prefer not to have to use photobucket as I do not trust it as much as rootsweb, I see some posts include photos as attachments, but cannot see a tab in the composing fields for that, would that be a preferred option?

All the best,

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I simply do not allow hotlinking, you may use other hosts if you wish or use the attachment facility, pictures must be no bigger than 150-200Kb (physical size), and no more than 1024x768 (display size)

To upload, start a new post as usual, then simply hit the "browse" button below the main text entry box, find the picture you want, add a comment in the box if needed and press "add the file"

enter any other text as usual in the main text box and press submit to post.

I will check your user permissions to make sure you can actually attach photo's in case its turned off for some reason.

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Hiya Brian et al,

Brian wrote:
I simply do not allow hotlinking, you may use other hosts if you wish


I think I understand now (too many hours shingling in the hot sun slowing me down), by "hotlinking" you do not want links to images on other sites ("hosts"), excepting those set up for the express purpose of sharing photos such as photobucket.com

The attachment facility looks enabled for me in all the forums but those noted as for members. Assuming that is a temporary matter I'll be patient and hold off including pics till you see if you can set the board to allow attachments from me, as I do not feel comfortable hotlinking to sites such as photobucket.

I'd like to respond to the bunch of questions re grandfather in this thread, but given his career it would be nice to be able to include the appropriate pics at the appropriate places.

All the best,

Donald.


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As far as I am aware the upload attachment facility that members can use to upload photographs directly to the board (I forgot it does not actually say "photograph") is available to all members in all forums? Please let me know if it is not (and in what sections it does not seem available to you) and I will sort that out.


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Brian wrote:
As far as I am aware the upload attachment facility that members can use to upload photographs directly to the board (I forgot it does not actually say "photograph") is available to all members in all forums? Please let me know if it is not (and in what sections it does not seem available to you) and I will sort that out.


Hiya Brian,

the relavent fora in reverse order are

  1. Public notice board & about the 'point
  2. Warrenpoint area today - the multimedia section
  3. The lounge
  4. Request Section
  5. Bands & Entertainment

All the best,

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Ah right, the attachments are globally turned off in those sections you list, so nobody can attach files in them (except me) There are a few reasons for that, mostly due to bandwidth restrictions.
In the case of the public notice board, that is under review and if I receive enough requests I will allow attachments in there.
The multimedia section there is no need for attachments as it is primarily for video links not still pictures, and again bandwidth restrictions mean the only video files that could be attached would be too small.
The lounge is a text only area and is heavily restricted, this will not change.
The request section I originally envisaged people would see a request and post a picture in the main forum, but I see now that it and band section should probably have attachments switched on, and I shall now delve deep into the system settings and change that...... I may be gone for some time :-O


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and I shall now delve deep into the system settings and change that...... I may be gone for some time

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brian!!


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and I shall now delve deep into the system settings and change that...... I may be gone for some time

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Brian!!



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Right, managed to escape from the admin control panels #:-S

Attachments are now permitted in this section and the bands & entertainment one. :D


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don_niagara - lovely painting of your grandfather's work.
It looks like we might be neighbours - we live in the Niagara area as well.
Grew up in Warrenpoint but emigrated over 40 years ago.
You mentioned shingling are you a roofer? ;--)


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Right, managed to escape from the admin control panels #:-S

Attachments are now permitted in this section and the bands & entertainment one. :D


Great stuff Brian!

I'll experiment by uploading a photo of the subject of the thread, if it works and if I can remember to keep to the size limits you posted earlier I'll try replying to the rest of the posts with paintings or photos where appropriate.

All the best,

Donald.



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He looks quite the dashing young man!


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He lived in the stone house at the back entrance to Hall's estate
on the Mount Road, Warrenpoint. (It is all renovated now).


Grandfather made a napkin holder for the table, each side a bit of masonite with a painting, I have one of those two pics attached. At his time no "modern conveniences", but a magical atmosphere.

Donald.

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I know of a few of his paintings in the area as he was prone to giving
them as wedding presents.


As well as paintings at weddings he also at least once gave away a bride. The night before had been a round of wild partying, with more than a few drinks taken by the wedding party, and a few stern words passed back and forth in drunken anger.

Standing by the bride he remarked sotto voce to her how hansome the groom appeared coming up the aisle. She snarled back out of the corner of her mouth; "I'm not talking to that felah!!!"

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