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Book Review: ‘Ballsbridge Then & Now’ by Hugh Oram

Book Review: ‘Ballsbridge Then & Now’ by Hugh Oram

The History Press Ireland have published many fine books covering numerous aspects of Irish history. Amongst their extensive output are multiple examinations of towns and villages across the country, the latest of which should be of much interest to residents […]

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Avondale House

Avondale House

Spring is the time to come out of hibernation and return to the outdoor world. The days are getting longer and brighter, plants and flowers are sprouting up around us and what better way to enjoy them than a nice […]

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Artist Profile – Pete Hogan

Artist Profile - Pete Hogan

After 44 days at sea Pete arrived, on his boat the ‘Molly B’, at the Aran Islands. From there he rang his Dad (from a telephone box) who rushed over from Dublin to see him and buy him a decent […]

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Brugh Boys Manchester Reunion

Brugh Boys Manchester Reunion

Fifty years ago, I wrote to the Manchester Evening News in the hopes of developing connections with a youth group there to arrange a series of football matches, both at home and away. I was contacted by a Dubliner living […]

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Out for Coffee…with Minister Ruairi Quinn

Out for Coffee...with Minister Ruairi Quinn

Minister for Education and Skills Ruairi Quinn got up at 7am. Tuning in to RTE Radio One, he went to his closet and picked out a suit he had his eye on the day before and sat down to some […]

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St Pat’s CY Update

St Pat's CY Update

We hope all our followers and sponsors had a nice Christmas and New Year break. As part of the festivities the club, in conjunction with our partners Sally’s Return and the C.Y.M.W.S, organised a free senior citizens Christmas dinner which […]

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International Caps Presentation

International Caps Presentation

Olympian Raymond Gannon was awarded an international soccer cap in Dublin City Hall on Thursday 13th of December. It was an impressive venue for the 7th Annual FAI Football for All International Caps night.  Special Olympics Ireland was represented by […]

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Polaroid in the Attic

Polaroid in the Attic

300,000,000 Polaroid cameras exist globally. Yes, that many! It’s not a typo. Three hundred million. Edwin Land, an American Harvard dropout, first developed the camera. He was a physicist and inventor. He discovered a one-step process to develop and print […]

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St. Matthew’s and St. Marys Anglican, Episcopal Parish of Donnybrook & Irishtown

St. Matthew’s and St. Marys Anglican, Episcopal Parish of Donnybrook & Irishtown

St. Matthew’s Church in Irishtown has long played an active role in the Irishtown community. Erected between 1704-06; with a tower added later in 1713, it was at one stage called the Royal Chapel of St. Matthew until 1871 when […]

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Do you think the Poolbeg Chimneys should be re-painted?

Do you think the Poolbeg Chimneys should be re-painted?

Frank Chirop – Sandymount “Very often in pictures of Dublin you see the chimneys, they are a landmark. Yes I’d like them to be maintained.” Padraig Thomspon – Ringsend “Yes, they are a landmark and should be used for the […]

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