Archive for the Memory Lane Category

THOMAS ‘BUD’ AHERNE Part Three

Gavan Bergin “Bud will always be remembered as one of the greats” (The Limerick Leader) On September 21st 1949, in front of a 50,000 crowd at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England played the Republic of Ireland at home for the first […]

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It’s Traditional

Dermot Carmody   One of the nice things about Christmas is that it’s a time of year full of much-loved traditions. From carol singing to making an effort to put the average annual food production of a small country inside […]

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Maritime Roads

David Carroll Dublin remembers her honourable seafaring past in her modern highways “To the men of the Mercantile Marine who faced all the perils of the ocean to bring us essential supplies the nation is profoundly grateful.” Taoiseach Éamon de […]

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Snapshot of a Dublin Past along the Shelly Banks

Paul Brannock “I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide. Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.” (John Masefield) Another New Year and another new day. Friday […]

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US Embassy Relocation: The Past and Future of an Icon

Peter McNamara Plans by the US embassy to move into the former Jury’s Hotel site in Ballsbridge have been backed by local city councillors. The embassy, currently headed by deputy chief of mission, Alexandra McKnight, is located where Elgin Road […]

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Remembering Italia 90 and Jack Charlton

Dermot Carmody A visit to this year’s Little Museum Of Dublin exhibition Italia 90 And Jack Charlton (before the museum’s activities were curtailed by lockdown measures) reminded us not just of the sad departure in July of an English and […]

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Swastika Laundry remembered

Eoin Meegan Much has changed around Ballsbridge over the last century, as in many other parts of the capital. One big change is the disappearance forever of a one-time iconic building and industry, the Swastika Laundry. Operating for over 70 […]

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A sinister side of science: Dublin’s grave robbers

Geneva Pattison Grisly stories of grave robbing have been shared and passed down for eons. These cautionary tales struck fear into the hearts of all who listened, through talk of curses, undead monsters and hauntings associated with the act of […]

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John Hume: Peacemaker

Beibhinn Byrne There has been an outpouring of tributes for the late John Hume, the former SDLP founder and leader, architect of the Peace Process and co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize alongside David Trimble in 1998. He died over […]

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Herbert Park home of The O’Rahilly faces demolition

Dermot Carmody A decision is due by August 24th from An Bord Pleanála on a Social Housing Development (SHD) planning application by the owners of The Herbert Park Hotel. If plans for a 12-story apartment development on the site go […]

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