Local History

Remembering Larry Skinner

I went to pay my respects at Larry Skinner’s funeral today in Ringsend Church.

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Remembering Margaret FitzGerald

Remembering Margaret FitzGerald

On Monday January 18th 2016 my mum died. She was 89 years old. She had been in St. Vincent’s Hospital since July 7th 2015. My mum was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on the 6th of November 1926. In 1936 my […]

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Hillview United

Hillview United

In the Christmas issue of NewsFour, in Jimmy Purdy’s article on page 24, the football team pictured was incorrectly named as Markievicz Celtic. It was, in fact, the Hillview United team pictured and named in the caption. Printed again is […]

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Jimmy Dunne – Soccer Player

Jimmy Dunne – Soccer Player

My reason for writing this story concerns all the talk about Jamie Vardy in the English Premier League scoring eleven consecutive goals, and so equalling Ruud van Nistlerooy’s twelve year old Premier League record; or has he? I want to […]

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Donnybrook’s Joe Doyle Tribute

Donnybrook’s Joe Doyle Tribute

Former Lord Mayor of Dublin Joe Doyle was honoured with the unveiling of a plaque on the Beaver Row footbridge in Donnybrook recently. A crowd of Ministers, Deputies, Councilors, former Ministers and others attended the ceremony on December 4th and […]

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Missing Daisy (Aug 1922 – Dec 2015) An Appreciation by Christy Hogan

Mary “Daisy” Hogan passed away on 22nd December 2015. She was 93 years old. She was as old as the state itself. Mum was born in York Street and went to school in Loretto College on St. Stephen’s Green. Her […]

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End of ‘The Wez’

End of ‘The Wez’

Sad news has reached the NewsFour offices, a local institution is no more. It was a place that made the hearts of young and old race, but for very different reasons. A place that was a breeding ground for young […]

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Edward Dowden Plaque

Edward Dowden Plaque

Residents of Wellington Road in Ballsbridge might have noticed a new plaque adorning the façade of No 50. The name on it is Edward Dowden, who lived there for several years in the 1870s, referred to it as his “fixed […]

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Sandymount’s Past

Sandymount’s Past

‘Sandymount’ is a new book by local author Hugh Oram which is expected to hit the shelves in late February. This new volume gives a brief resumé of the area’s history, told through old photographs with extended captions. The book […]

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Dublin Remembers 1916

Dublin Remembers 1916

NewsFour attended the launch for Dublin City Council Public Libraries’ 1916/2016 Centenary Programme ‘Dublin Remembers 1916’ on Wednesday 13th January in Pearse Street Library. ‘Citizens In Conflict: Dublin 1916’ was the inaugural exhibition on the first night, as the DCC […]

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