Archive for the Memory Lane Category

Blessing of the Homes

Blessing of the Homes

Recently, the residents of the Leo Fitzgerald flat complex had their homes blessed. The priest came, and if you stood outside your door the priest blessed your home as he went around the complex. Many people no longer request or […]

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The Diving Bell re-emergence

The Diving Bell re-emergence

While strolling along Sir John Rogerson’s Quay you are unlikely to hear the Pink Floyd album of 20 years ago of the same name but you may well be charmed by the glowing re-emergence of an original Diving Bell, which […]

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Remembering John Joe Flood

Remembering John Joe Flood

John Joe Flood was a really gifted footballer and a vital part of the first great Shamrock Rovers team, which conquered Irish football in the 1920s. As a player, John Joe was speedy and physical, with plenty of skill and […]

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Saint Mary of Donnybrook?

Saint Mary of Donnybrook?

Residents of Dublin 4 and Donnybrook in particular may be unaware that someone on the road to sainthood is amongst us. No, Bono hasn’t moved in to the area, it’s Mary Aikenhead, above, or to apply her brand new title, […]

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Bustle at the Bust for Butler’s Birthday

Bustle at the Bust for Butler’s Birthday

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Sandymount’s most lauded poetic son, W.B Yeats, local residents have issued an open invitation to attend their Yeats Day Party on June 13th. The event takes place in association with SAMRA and goes on […]

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W.B. Yeats 150th birthday celebrations

W.B. Yeats 150th birthday celebrations

Beyond the local happenings on June 13th, there is a host of events taking place around Dublin and Ireland as part of the Yeats 150 annual festival and celebrations. 2015 is a blue moon year, which means 13 full moons […]

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Sandymount Hotel Celebrates 60 Years

Sandymount Hotel Celebrates 60 Years

Thursday May 21st saw Sandymount Hotel mark its 60th year in operation. The hotel, founded by the Loughran family in 1955, celebrated its birthday in style on its own grounds with a six-player youth orchestra performing at an event which […]

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Donnybrook Cemetery– Unlocking the Gates

Donnybrook Cemetery– Unlocking the Gates

On a bright Saturday morning in May the gates of Donnybrook Cemetery on Morehampton Road lay unlocked. NewsFour had the good fortune to discover the beauty and some of the stories of this historical treasure trove in the heart of […]

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Molly’s Lane Has No Name

Molly’s Lane Has No Name

A global search is on for relatives of Mary Flannery Woods. Better known as Molly Woods, she was a key player immediately after the Rising and into the War of Independence, a member of Cumann na mBan and confidant of […]

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England’s long-awaited return to Dublin 4

England’s long-awaited return to Dublin 4

Dublin 4 and Lansdowne Road is soon to see history come around again when the three lions roll back into town bringing back haunting recollections of February 1995 when the West Stand went wild. For many Irish fans, our embedded […]

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