Archive for the Memory Lane Category

Jordan archive for National Library

Jordan archive for National Library

By David Prendeville Oscar-winning Irish writer and director Neil Jordan has donated his archive to the National Library of Ireland. The archive includes film and TV scripts, production files, storyboards, plays, notebooks and personal correspondence. Jordan, a graduate of UCD, […]

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The great Alexander Stevenson

The great Alexander Stevenson

By Gavan Bergin Alexander Stevenson was born in Dublin in 1912 and grew up in the East Wall area. He was a brilliant footballer as a boy and by the time he was eighteen years old he had become an […]

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125 years of the Girls Brigade

125 years of the Girls Brigade

By Kathrin Kobus Step and curtsy, lift and curtsy, on your toes, prepare, prepare and skip.” These are just some of the instructions Sharon Kinsella calls out on a Thursday afternoon to the group of girls from the 11th Company […]

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SS Hare and SS Adela remembered

By Jennifer Reddin On Saturday the 30th of September, 2017, hundreds of people gathered at Custom House Quay, beside the Sean O’Casey Bridge, to commemorate the loss of the SS Hare and the SS Adela, two ships that have a […]

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Champion of derring-do

Dublin City Library and Archive launched their exhibition on December 1st to legendary footballer and manager Patrick O’Connell, with the official launch by Ardmhéara Mícheál Mac Donncha. Patrick was born in Drumcondra, Dublin in 1887. He started his professional career […]

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Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

One of Ringsend’s most endearing residents, Michael (Micko) O’Neill, passed away on October 29th. Micko was well-known to everyone in the area and loved by most who met him, that is apart from sporting rivals, I’m sure. Born in 1921, […]

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Artful characters

Do you remember the guy who used to camp down at Sandymount Strand that locals called ‘Moses’? Did you ever speak to the man or ever find out his background? Or how about the man who used to live down […]

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Dublin Bus celebrates 30 years of service to the community

Dublin Bus celebrates 30 years of service to the community

Dublin Bus was created when the original CIE separated into the subsidiaries of Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann back in 1987. Since then, Dublin Bus has gone through many changes. The population of Dublin has grown significantly over […]

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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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