After many years of service to East Wall Youth , Willie Dwyer is retiring this month . All former volunteers and club members from earlier times are invited to come to the youth club on Wednesday 14th December between 7pm and 9pm to give him a good send off. All welcome to come along share some stories, have a laugh and wish him well.
Please let Eileen know if you can attend so that there is an idea numbers for light refreshments. Tel: 01 8860074
This is amazing footage of Dublin from the 1960′s , filmed by Leslie Crowe . This footage has now been restored, edited and made publicly available , capturing many sights and memories of our great city that woukd be lost otherwise. Of particular interest will be scenes of the Docks , recorded from Liberty Hall and from on the river , and also of the reclamation of the lands at Alfie Byrne Road.
The family of Leslie Crowe have provided a great service to the city and to Dublin historians by making these films available. They have asked if anyone can identify people , locations or have any comments on the footage to please contact them at
This is only a selection of the material available on youtube. Check it out , it includes footage from all over the city , and topics such as the restoration of Kilmainham Gaol . Enjoy
These are original flyers relating to the building of St Laurence O’Toole Church on Seville Place in the 1840′s. As you can see these are 170 years old , and are incredible documents relating to the history of the North Docks community. The fact that they have survived in such good condition for all this time is amazing , and are part of a much bigger and important collection . When properly archived and made publicly available this will represent a significant historical record of the development of our community.
(Images courtesy : North Dock Peoples History Project , with thanks to the Parish of St Laurence O’Toole)
This Monday (17th October) is the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty . Participants from the North Wall FAS project have created a powerful 33 meter banner calling for an end to world hunger. This will be displayed along the Quays on Monday , where people will assemble at the Famine statues at 11 am. President Michael D. Higgins will be in attendance where the stories of those in struggle will be shared. All are welcome to attend .
Well done to all the lads involved in creating the banner , and hopefully some from the local community will be there on Monday to see it in all its glory .
An important part of our community , do you know what goes on in the Centre ? Do you know all the wonderful facilities available ? Come along this Saturday and find out more . And who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch ? There is …
Saturday 15th October
Open from 12pm to 3pm
(Lunch at 1pm)
ALL WELCOME , PLEASE SHARE THESE DETAILS WITH NEIGHBOURS , FAMILY AND FRIENDS.