Archive for the Memory Lane Category

Monkstown FC honours its fallen of WW1

Monkstown FC honours its fallen of WW1

Monkstown FC is 133 years old and has had an extraordinary rugby and social history from its foundation in 1883 to the present day. It is still thriving in the Sydney Parade grounds on Park Avenue, Sandymount. A neglected part […]

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Bottlemakers Hall mystery

Bottlemakers Hall mystery

The Irish Glass Bottle company gave a large amount of long-term employment and stability to the community around the Ringsend area in its time. A large part of its social fabric for such a long time was a social club […]

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Donnybrook Church turns 150

Donnybrook Church turns 150

The Church of The Sacred Heart, nestled in Donnybrook, turns 150 years old this August. The momentous occasion will be marked by a series of events. NewsFour met with historian and the chairman of the sesquicentenary committee John Holohan to […]

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1916 Exhibition in National Print Museum

1916 Exhibition in National Print Museum

The National Print Museum is currently hosting an exhibition intent on giving a fresh perspective on the Rising. “Seditious Types, Legacy of the Printers of 1916” explores the central role played by printers and printed media in shaping the image […]

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The pace that launched 1,000 attacks

The pace that launched 1,000 attacks

Tommy Eglington was born in January 1927 and when he was fifteen he earned himself a reputation as an exciting footballer when his club Distillery upset the odds by beating the top-level team Bray Unknowns in the 1942 Leinster Senior […]

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The Martello Tower Shop

The Martello Tower Shop

The Tower Shop, which was located on Sandymount Strand directly next to the Martello Tower, will probably be viewed as a not-so-distant memory to many locals. NewsFour spoke to David Dooley, whose grandmother Gabrielle Jones was a long-time worker in […]

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St John’s War Memorial: lost lives uncovered

St John’s War Memorial: lost lives uncovered

Alyson Gavin, local resident of Sandymount, genealogist and church warden of St. John the Evangelist Church, spoke to NewsFour about the memorial plaque to the local men who fought in WW1. “The reason why I started to research the war […]

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The game of war

The game of war

At the time of the 1916 Rising many Irishmen had already volunteered to fight a different war. The Great War in Europe began on July 28th, 1914, and lasted until November 11th, 1918. It is estimated that some 350,000 Irishmen […]

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Dublin 4 house owned by Samuel Beckett for sale

Before he left Ireland behind for Paris in 1937, legendary playwright Samuel Beckett was a landlord in Dublin 4. Now a house he owned a is up for sale, but it is not cheap.

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Godwin – The Legend of Goodison

Godwin – The Legend of Goodison

Tommy Godwin was born in 1927 and grew up in Ringsend opposite the bus garage. As a boy he played football in the neighbourhood streets every chance he got and grew up to be tall, with wide shoulders and strong […]

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