Archive for the Memory Lane Category

The Real American Cowboy

The Real American Cowboy

While doing research for this story I was surprised to learn the era of the American cowboy was just 30 years – 1865-1895. These men were real cowboys, not like today’s ranch hands who go around in jeeps and helicopters […]

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Jimmy Dunne: The Goal Standard

Jimmy Dunne: The Goal Standard

Jimmy Dunne was one of the finest soccer players that Ireland has ever produced. No Irishman has ever matched his record of goalscoring at the highest level. For club and country he found the back of the net consistently and […]

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A Look At Donnybrook Fair

A Look At Donnybrook Fair

Today, when one goes about their business while walking down Morehampton Road the person in question will often notice the Donnybrook Fair family-run gourmet food company owned by John Doyle. But there are those among us who do not understand […]

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Memories of a Kit Man

Memories of a Kit Man

A surprise event organised by the Shamrock Rovers’ Heritage Trust took place on November 18th in Clonskeagh House to thank a number of former players for their contribution to the club and to acknowledge a member of the team behind […]

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Merrion Church Remembers

Merrion Church Remembers

A church is made up of its people, and Merrion Church recently commemorated the passing, in London last September, of one of its servants whose presence therein predated the building itself. Kevin Quinn worked as Sacristan there from 1940 to […]

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Local War Memorials

Local War Memorials

The Great War was an extraordinary event from history, affecting many families in Ireland, and has been described as “The Glorious Madness” by Turtle Bunbury in his book. As part of the commemorative events marking the centenary of WWI, Michael […]

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St Matthew’s Remembers

St Matthew’s Remembers

A timely historical lecture took place on the hallowed ground of St Matthew’s Church, Irishtown on November 8th, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War. The lecturer in question was Patrick Hugh Lynch, researcher in the Department of Arts, […]

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Dublin Bus – Then and Now

Dublin Bus – Then and Now

Humility and service are the thoughts that spring to mind when spending time with bus driver Dave Hickey and mechanic John Law at Dublin Bus’s Ringsend Depot. Hickey is an Irishtown resident who has served on Dublin buses since 1982, […]

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The Cummins family

The Cummins family

We would like to express how grateful we all are for the support shown to us by everyone at the sad passing of Ross, much loved son and brother. To everyone from Ringsend, Irishtown and Pearse Street. To Betty Purdy, […]

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Bob Fullam and the Great K.O.

Bob Fullam and the Great K.O.

Bob Fullam was born in 1897. He was a naturally brilliant footballer and by the time he was 21 he was playing the game professionally. Fullam was a forward, an attacking player and an extremely prolific goalscorer, but no lightweight. […]

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