Archive for the Memory Lane Category

The Saga of Bonnie and Clyde

The Saga of Bonnie and Clyde

Clyde Champion Barrow and Bonnie Parker were born in Dallas, Texas. Both grew up in abject poverty. Clyde’s family were so poor they all slept under wagons every night until, many years later, Clyde’s father got a tent to house […]

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Paddy Moore: The Natural

Paddy Moore: The Natural

Paddy Moore was born in 1909, and though he was from the north side of the Liffey he was a hero in Ringsend. He was reared near Croke Park and played Gaelic at school but from the start he excelled […]

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Smell Memories

Smell Memories

The following three stories by students of Ringsend Adult Education Service were inspired by smell memories. Orange Zest and Horses’ Sweat By Frances Parnell My grandmother lived in Pembroke Mews, Baggot Street, and childhood memories of times I stayed with […]

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Tribute to the Late Austin Cromie

Tribute to the Late Austin Cromie

The invitation to me from NewsFour to submit a piece to mark the passing of Austin Cromie on May 29th was much appreciated. He was a good friend of mine since his retirement in 2007 from his post in DIT, […]

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Memories of Ringsend Technical School

Memories of Ringsend Technical School

I have fond, though now distant, memories of the term I spent in Ringsend Technical School over 50 years ago. In those days, after completion of the Intermediate Certificate (at age 15/16), some students continued on to do the Leaving […]

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RIP Noel Twamley

RIP Noel Twamley

All of us at NewsFour were saddened by the news of the passing of our long-time contributor Noel Twamley on Friday July 17th. Noel passed peacefully, but unexpectedly at his home. For many years Noel had been contributing an article […]

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Dig Where You Stand

Dig Where You Stand

Claim your history with Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society! The Docklands have a rich cultural history which is in danger of being forgotten in more modern times, as Declan Byrne from the DDWPS points out: “From the 1900s to the […]

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Big Birthday for WB Yeats

Big Birthday for WB Yeats

June 13th saw dozens of people converge on Sandymount Green to pay tribute to one of Sandymount’s most famous sons, celebrated Irish poet William Butler Yeats. It was a glorious Saturday morning and the demographics of the crowd reflected those […]

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Preserving the Port’s Past

Preserving the Port’s Past

Strong efforts are being made to bring us something which NewsFour is surprised doesn’t already exist – a museum dedicated to the long and rich history of our beloved docklands and those who lived and worked there. CHL Consulting Ltd. […]

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Sandymount of 60 Years Ago

Sandymount of 60 Years Ago

Sandymount village has been a hub of commerce for centuries now. However, those who shop in the village can’t help but notice the frequent turnover of shops in the area. Hardly a year seems to pass by without a shopfront […]

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