Archive for the Memory Lane Category

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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Irishtown’s family of rescue heroes

Irishtown’s family of rescue heroes

Legendary local boatman, Christopher Lawless, of Pembroke Street, Irishtown, known locally as ‘The Green Vest’, has finally been tracked down by a man he saved from drowning in the Liffey at North Wall, 55 years ago, but sadly ‘The Vest’ […]

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James Bailie, RIP

James Bailie, RIP

The Sandymount Tidy Towns Community Association (STTCA) was deeply saddened by the untimely passing of its esteemed colleague and friend, James Bailie on October 8th last. As a very loyal member of the STTCA he never once flinched from his […]

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Happy to help

Happy to help

A Ringsend teenager unexpectedly found himself in the right place at the right time to become part of the narrative of the 1916 Rising. When thirteen-year-old Charles Kenny, who lived with his family at 131 Ringsend Park, passed the exams […]

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Sacred Heart Church marking 150 years with talk

Sacred Heart Church marking 150 years with talk

The Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a talk on the church’s history. The talk will take place tomorrow, Wednesday November 9th, at 1pm in the Pembroke Library on Angelsea Road. In association with the […]

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Alf Ringstead: The right man

Alf Ringstead: The right man

Alf Ringstead was born in County Dublin in 1927, the son of well-known English jockey Charlie Ringstead. He grew up in the football heartland of north-west England, and by the time he was fourteen he was playing for Everton’s junior […]

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Monkstown FC honours its fallen of WW1

Monkstown FC honours its fallen of WW1

Monkstown FC is 133 years old and has had an extraordinary rugby and social history from its foundation in 1883 to the present day. It is still thriving in the Sydney Parade grounds on Park Avenue, Sandymount. A neglected part […]

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Bottlemakers Hall mystery

Bottlemakers Hall mystery

The Irish Glass Bottle company gave a large amount of long-term employment and stability to the community around the Ringsend area in its time. A large part of its social fabric for such a long time was a social club […]

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