Archive for the Memory Lane Category

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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Postcard Pastime

Postcard Pastime

Ger Stafford, pictured above, is a local man with an extraordinary collection of historical postcards and photographs. His hobby began in the late 80s when he forgot to bring his camera when holidaying in the UK and resorted to the […]

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The Story of John Cecil Driver

The Story of John Cecil Driver

The next time you are in Ringsend, stop and have a look at the barber’s shop that faces the front doors of St Patrick’s Church. It used to be Cecil’s barber shop and I am sure it will bring back […]

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