Archive for the Memory Lane Category

The Terns at Eastern Break Water 1949

The Terns at Eastern Break Water 1949

After spending a year working as a messenger boy, on a messenger boy’s bike for Hunt Bros of Grand Canal Street, I got a job driving a lift at College Green for Friends Provident and Century Life Insurance. The building […]

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Bloom Wanders Below the Radar

Bloom Wanders Below the Radar

In the wake of the Gathering 2013, and in the aftermath of last year’s deluge of activity post-emancipation from copyright, Bloomsday (June 16th) has been approaching with little fanfare this year. Nonetheless, this international celebration of James Joyce’s great modernist […]

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Dublin Cattle Market 1863 – 1973

Dublin Cattle Market 1863 – 1973

The old Dublin Cattle Market, the biggest in the city and one of the largest on these islands, was situated off the North Circular Road on Prussia Street for 90 years. Cattle ‘marts’ as they are known today had not […]

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Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

Dun Laoghaire Maritime Museum

This year is the 1550th anniversary of King Laoghaire. Since his reign was the start of literacy and the dawn of Irish recorded history, we thought we would send our resident correspondent Jason McDonnell out to visit one of Dun […]

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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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