Archive for the Memory Lane Category

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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Did Your Granny Make Bombs for the War?

Did Your Granny Make Bombs for the War?

When Hugo McGuinness was giving a talk around a series of photographs depicting a group of women working in a munitions factory in the Docklands, a member of the gathering piped up, pointed to a picture and proclaimed, “That’s my […]

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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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