Archive for the Memory Lane Category

Local War Memorials

Local War Memorials

The Great War was an extraordinary event from history, affecting many families in Ireland, and has been described as “The Glorious Madness” by Turtle Bunbury in his book. As part of the commemorative events marking the centenary of WWI, Michael […]

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St Matthew’s Remembers

St Matthew’s Remembers

A timely historical lecture took place on the hallowed ground of St Matthew’s Church, Irishtown on November 8th, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War. The lecturer in question was Patrick Hugh Lynch, researcher in the Department of Arts, […]

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Dublin Bus – Then and Now

Dublin Bus – Then and Now

Humility and service are the thoughts that spring to mind when spending time with bus driver Dave Hickey and mechanic John Law at Dublin Bus’s Ringsend Depot. Hickey is an Irishtown resident who has served on Dublin buses since 1982, […]

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The Cummins family

The Cummins family

We would like to express how grateful we all are for the support shown to us by everyone at the sad passing of Ross, much loved son and brother. To everyone from Ringsend, Irishtown and Pearse Street. To Betty Purdy, […]

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Bob Fullam and the Great K.O.

Bob Fullam and the Great K.O.

Bob Fullam was born in 1897. He was a naturally brilliant footballer and by the time he was 21 he was playing the game professionally. Fullam was a forward, an attacking player and an extremely prolific goalscorer, but no lightweight. […]

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Postcard Pastime

Postcard Pastime

Ger Stafford, pictured above, is a local man with an extraordinary collection of historical postcards and photographs. His hobby began in the late 80s when he forgot to bring his camera when holidaying in the UK and resorted to the […]

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The Story of John Cecil Driver

The Story of John Cecil Driver

The next time you are in Ringsend, stop and have a look at the barber’s shop that faces the front doors of St Patrick’s Church. It used to be Cecil’s barber shop and I am sure it will bring back […]

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Valentine’s Days

Valentine’s Days

In a World Cup year, conversation will often turn to the question of who were the greatest footballers ever to have played for Ireland. Debate can be fierce, and everyone will have their own choice of those who should or […]

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An Excerpt from Paddy Piggott’s Memories of a Lifetime

An Excerpt from Paddy Piggott’s Memories of a Lifetime

The following is taken from a filmed interview shot and edited in 2010 by Pat Larkin. Here Paddy discusses his time working for the Gas Company. I was born in 1928 at 19 Hanover Street East. There was a controversy […]

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Patrick O’Connell of Barcelona

Patrick O’Connell of Barcelona

In the 1950s, my mother often spoke of Mrs Streake and her long-lost son Sean. In the late 1930s, Sean left for Spain to fight Franco’s fascists in that ugly civil war. Mrs Streake had shops in Richmond Street, Kelly’s […]

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