Archive for the Memory Lane Category

Irishtown’s family of rescue heroes

Irishtown’s family of rescue heroes

Legendary local boatman, Christopher Lawless, of Pembroke Street, Irishtown, known locally as ‘The Green Vest’, has finally been tracked down by a man he saved from drowning in the Liffey at North Wall, 55 years ago, but sadly ‘The Vest’ […]

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James Bailie, RIP

James Bailie, RIP

The Sandymount Tidy Towns Community Association (STTCA) was deeply saddened by the untimely passing of its esteemed colleague and friend, James Bailie on October 8th last. As a very loyal member of the STTCA he never once flinched from his […]

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Happy to help

Happy to help

A Ringsend teenager unexpectedly found himself in the right place at the right time to become part of the narrative of the 1916 Rising. When thirteen-year-old Charles Kenny, who lived with his family at 131 Ringsend Park, passed the exams […]

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Sacred Heart Church marking 150 years with talk

Sacred Heart Church marking 150 years with talk

The Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a talk on the church’s history. The talk will take place tomorrow, Wednesday November 9th, at 1pm in the Pembroke Library on Angelsea Road. In association with the […]

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Alf Ringstead: The right man

Alf Ringstead: The right man

Alf Ringstead was born in County Dublin in 1927, the son of well-known English jockey Charlie Ringstead. He grew up in the football heartland of north-west England, and by the time he was fourteen he was playing for Everton’s junior […]

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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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