Archive for the Memory Lane Category

Fair Lady’s Dark Past

Fair Lady's Dark Past

In Mount Jerome Cemetery in Dublin’s Harold’s Cross rests an unspoken piece of Hollywood history. There you can find the grave of one Anthony Hepburn-Ruston. His name may be meaningless to you, but if you read the inscription you’ll see […]

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Sandymount Slaveys

Sandymount Slaveys

I recently read a book called Shadow and Sun by Neil Campbell, the son of James Campbell, the minister of the old Presbyterian Church on the junction of Tritonville Road, Sandymount that was demolished back in 1999. The grounds of […]

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Sally and the Way She Might Look at You

Sally and the Way She Might Look at You

Thirty years ago, were you to walk down Thorncastle Street or perhaps wander up Bridge Street, there would be a woman, standing in the corner, staring at you. She’s trying to remember what newspaper you read. For she is Sally […]

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Son of a Morning Star

Son of a Morning Star

The splendid name ‘Son of the Morning Star’ was bestowed on General Custer by the Great Plains Indians of the First Nation. The Indian women said he looked magnificent on a horse, all six foot of him, in his white […]

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First Junior Soccer Team of Edenmore

First Junior Soccer Team of Edenmore

Dublin Corporation built the Edenmore Estate in around 1964. Most of the families came from the inner city. It was and still is a vibrant place to live. Edenmore became a very strong community and lots of parents became active […]

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Working on Poolbeg Chimneys

Working on Poolbeg Chimneys

Brian Segar was a seaman in The Royal Navy. While in training school at just seventeen, he was the quickest of 200 boys to climb to the top of the mast on ship, so it really is no surprise that […]

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Remembering the Kyleclare

Remembering the Kyleclare

This month marks the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the Irish merchant ship Kyleclare in the Bay of Biscay. The ship left port from Lisbon on February 21st 1943 en route to Dublin. She was captained by Master-Captain A.R. […]

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Geological Survey of Ireland

Geological Survey of Ireland

You probably drive past the old army building at Beggars Bush frequently but aren’t entirely sure what happens behind those stone walls. One of the buildings houses the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) but what exactly does that mean to […]

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Brugh Boys Manchester Reunion

Brugh Boys Manchester Reunion

Fifty years ago, I wrote to the Manchester Evening News in the hopes of developing connections with a youth group there to arrange a series of football matches, both at home and away. I was contacted by a Dubliner living […]

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St. Matthew’s and St. Marys Anglican, Episcopal Parish of Donnybrook & Irishtown

St. Matthew’s and St. Marys Anglican, Episcopal Parish of Donnybrook & Irishtown

St. Matthew’s Church in Irishtown has long played an active role in the Irishtown community. Erected between 1704-06; with a tower added later in 1713, it was at one stage called the Royal Chapel of St. Matthew until 1871 when […]

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