Archive for the Memory Lane Category

Big Birthday for WB Yeats

Big Birthday for WB Yeats

June 13th saw dozens of people converge on Sandymount Green to pay tribute to one of Sandymount’s most famous sons, celebrated Irish poet William Butler Yeats. It was a glorious Saturday morning and the demographics of the crowd reflected those […]

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Preserving the Port’s Past

Preserving the Port’s Past

Strong efforts are being made to bring us something which NewsFour is surprised doesn’t already exist – a museum dedicated to the long and rich history of our beloved docklands and those who lived and worked there. CHL Consulting Ltd. […]

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Sandymount of 60 Years Ago

Sandymount of 60 Years Ago

Sandymount village has been a hub of commerce for centuries now. However, those who shop in the village can’t help but notice the frequent turnover of shops in the area. Hardly a year seems to pass by without a shopfront […]

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The Latin Connection

The Latin Connection

Artist George Campbell is a name that can be added to the list of talented Irish people who found ultimate appreciation on foreign soil. Joyce, Beckett, Wilde, Wogan and Father Ted are but a few whose genius was only realised […]

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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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