Archive for the Memory Lane Category

JJ Ledwidge: The Calm Quiet Champion

JJ Ledwidge:  The Calm Quiet Champion

JJ Ledwidge was born in 1877 and grew up at Arran Quay in Dublin. He won two All-Ireland Gaelic Football Championships, representing Dublin with the Geraldines club in 1898, when he scored two goals in the final, and again in […]

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Murder mysteries at the South Wall

Murder mysteries at the South Wall

The Pigeon House and its accompanying buildings are a well-known part of Ringsend’s sailing and industrial history, but perhaps lesser known is the story of the tumultuous Pidgeon House murders of 1761 and the Ringsend family at the centre of […]

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Ringsend – a history

Ringsend - a history

Joe Curtis, a retired surveyor, has written a number of books about local areas on the Southside, such as Dundrum and Blackrock. His latest book is a historical book about Ringsend focusing on the history of industry and local activity […]

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Dockworker: The Struggle to Find Work

Dockworker: The Struggle to Find Work

As part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival this year, a group of former dockworkers from the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society (DDPS) got together with playwright Niamh Gleeson to stage a series of performances in which they recounted their working […]

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Fair City Leave Site

Fair City Leave Site

A town in the Dublin 4 area that was built in the eighties, 100% state owned, has the most predictable climate known to man and its inhabitants known throughout the country for both good and evil deeds, is set to […]

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May celebrates 100 years

May celebrates 100 years

May Roddy, a well known lady from Sandymount has recently celebrated the hundredth anniversary of her birth on April 29th. A party was held in her honour at her residence, in which her family, friends and neighbours presented her with […]

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Monkstown RC plaque honours war dead

Monkstown RC plaque honours war dead

November 24th last year saw Monkstown FC, on Park Avenue, Sandymount, unveil a new plaque in their clubhouse in commemoration of past members who perished in the First World War. The event saw a large turnout comprised of club members, […]

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One park, two families, four generations

One park, two families, four generations

Aoife is an aspiring writer and has contacted NewsFour through her parents. We were delighted to include this piece that showcases Aoife’s talent. Hopefully we’ll see more of her published work in the future! Herbert Park is a park located […]

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Ringsend docker makes it big in Canada

Ringsend docker makes it big in Canada

Emigration has played its part in all corners of Ireland, and folklore and tales are found in abundance about the destiny of those who left our shores. One such tale from Ringsend relates the story of Willie Egan, who migrated […]

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Matthew “Gunner” Reilly

Matthew “Gunner” Reilly

Over a century ago, Matthew Reilly from Donnybrook became one of the first Dubliners to make a successful career as a footballer in England. He played international football for Ireland and kept goal for some of the most famous clubs […]

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