Archive for the Memory Lane Category

Dropping in on the neighbours – East Wall History Group

Dropping in on the neighbours -  East Wall History Group

Amongst our myriad and many talents here at NewsFour, we are a Docklands newspaper. For many, talk of the Dublin Docklands might inspire picture-postcard mental images of the Convention Centre or Grand Canal Dock and its upmarket image, acquired by […]

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GREAT BIG LITTLE MAN

GREAT BIG LITTLE MAN

David ‘Babby’ Byrne was born in 1905 in Ringsend and lived in Thorncastle Street with his parents and ten siblings. He was known as Babby because he was the youngest of 11 children, not because he was small. From a […]

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Mai’s Many Days

Mai’s Many Days

Sandymount said goodbye to its oldest resident, Mai Geldof, on January 2nd last. Aunt to Bob Geldof, she was sister to his father, Bob senior, who lived to age 95. Mai died peacefully in the home she had lived in […]

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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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