Archive for December 2013

St. Patrick’s CYFC Update

St. Patrick’s CYFC Update

The wintery weather has arrived, a period when only the most hardened of supporters will stand rigidly on the sideline. That was indeed the case on Thursday November 14th as our senior side travelled north of the city to take […]

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Speedway: One More Round

Speedway: One More Round

Recent changes in economic fortunes have meant a rebranding of Shelbourne Park’s image to cater for the three-times-weekly greyhound racing meetings, but the venue’s oval track has a strong history of burning rubber and engine oil since 1927. Speedway racing […]

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The Heyday of Skiffle

The Heyday of Skiffle

Rock and roll was born in the mid-1950s and took off in a big way with the young generation. To them it was a modern form of jazz. They danced to it in the same way their parents danced to […]

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A Social and Natural History of Sandymount, Irishtown and Ringsend

A Social and Natural History of Sandymount, Irishtown and Ringsend

This anthology of essays and images proposes to do exactly what the title says: within its pages are 32 essays on the history and environment of the famed Dublin 4 neighbourhoods named in the title. A collaborative project, published in […]

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Donnybrook: A History

Donnybrook: A History

The room brimmed at Elm Park Golf Club with members, family, friends, historians and local residents for the launch of Dr Beatrice Doran’s book Donnybrook: A History on the 7th of November. A long queue quickly formed to purchase a […]

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Foxy Music

Foxy Music

When young people watch the likes of The X-Factor, they see a one-way ticket to fame and fortune but do they realise the actual slog that’s involved for these hard-working bands and why they persist? Asking a plumber to mend […]

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How Music Changed My Life

How Music Changed My Life

Local teenager Daryl Ward who attends Ringsend College tells NewsFour about how music changed his life. “Before I played the guitar I cared a lot about what people thought of me.” Daryl picked up the guitar at 14 years old […]

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Christmas Event Guide

Christmas Event Guide

December 8th is the day the farmers come to the ‘big smoke’ to do their shopping and a massive day out for people from all corners of Ireland. But living in Dublin means it’s not such a novelty. Just a […]

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Isles of the Sea 1901

Isles of the Sea 1901

During the East Coast Skiff rowing season I got talking to my good friend Mick Curry. We were discussing an article in NewsFour about the Ringsend Gaelic Football team Inse Na Mara who won the 1901 All Ireland. Isles of […]

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Rewarding Shopping in Sandymount

Rewarding Shopping in Sandymount

Sandymount village is the core of the community for many shops, businesses and local people and this is evident in the loyalty that residents show by continuing to shop locally. New and repeat custom is essential to keep business alive […]

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