Archive for the Local History Category

Donnybrook Marks the Passing of Local Legend

Theresa Doyle & Christy Doyle On January 2nd last Donnybrook mourned the passing of one of its oldest and most loved residents, Thomas (known affectionately as Tommy) Doyle. Tommy sadly passed away in Vincent’s Hospital only nine months after his […]

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The History of Dublin’s Trams: A Rail-Life Story

Peter McNamara Dublin City was once home to one of the most advanced and extensive tram networks in Europe. At the turn of the 20th century, Dublin United Tramways could boast of being one of the finest services on the […]

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Peeling Back The Pages 1986

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Birth of a New State

Dermot Carmody On January 16th 1922 there was a brief and informal ceremony in Dublin Castle in which the castle was handed over (or surrendered, depending on what angle you look at it from) to the Provisional Government of Ireland […]

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THOMAS ‘BUD’ AHERNE Part Three

Gavan Bergin “Bud will always be remembered as one of the greats” (The Limerick Leader) On September 21st 1949, in front of a 50,000 crowd at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England played the Republic of Ireland at home for the first […]

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It’s Traditional

Dermot Carmody   One of the nice things about Christmas is that it’s a time of year full of much-loved traditions. From carol singing to making an effort to put the average annual food production of a small country inside […]

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Maritime Roads

David Carroll Dublin remembers her honourable seafaring past in her modern highways “To the men of the Mercantile Marine who faced all the perils of the ocean to bring us essential supplies the nation is profoundly grateful.” Taoiseach Éamon de […]

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Snapshot of a Dublin Past along the Shelly Banks

Paul Brannock “I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide. Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.” (John Masefield) Another New Year and another new day. Friday […]

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US Embassy Relocation: The Past and Future of an Icon

Peter McNamara Plans by the US embassy to move into the former Jury’s Hotel site in Ballsbridge have been backed by local city councillors. The embassy, currently headed by deputy chief of mission, Alexandra McKnight, is located where Elgin Road […]

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Remembering Italia 90 and Jack Charlton

Dermot Carmody A visit to this year’s Little Museum Of Dublin exhibition Italia 90 And Jack Charlton (before the museum’s activities were curtailed by lockdown measures) reminded us not just of the sad departure in July of an English and […]

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