Jul 05

East Wall Summer Parade 2019


Jun 17

“DRACULA FEVER” at the Sean O’Casey Theatre

Dracula Fever posterThis Saturday  the East Wall History Group & the Alternative Visions Oral History Group will host the annual Sarah Lundberg Summer School. The event is held in honour of our friend and colleague Sarah Lundberg, an Archivist, Historian and publisher who tragically passed away five years ago. Each year the topic is carefully chosen to reflect Sarah’s many interests , and this year we are inspired by a talk she delivered many years ago.

We have a fantastic line-up of guest speakers :

Bram Stoker Dracula

“Bram Stoker and the Irishness of Dracula”

Speaker: Dennis McIntyre

This presentation chronicles the fascinating life story of local author Bram Stoker .The first section of the talk details his family background ,his childhood , his Trinity college years , his time as a civil servant and his work with actor Henry Irving at Londons Lyceum Theatre .The second part of the talk concentrates on the myriad of arguments claiming that the Dracula story and character are of totally Irish origin.

(Former teacher Dennis McIntyre is a published author ,historian and tour guide . A well known Stoker/Dracula scholar and connoisseur ,he guides regular Stoker walks and presides over Stoker symposiums .He has contributed to numerous Stoker /Dracula/Gothic related radio and TV programmes .He has a special fondness for books,writing and the written word as well as for poetry and the arts in general .Mr McIntyre is the Director and CEO of Dublin North Bay Tourism).

Dennis McIntyre , at number 15 The Crescent ,  home of Bram Stoker

Dennis McIntyre , at number 15 The Crescent , home of Bram Stoker

“The evil from the East: Dracula’s ‘ancestors’ and European fear of vampires”.

Speaker: Mary Muldowney

One of Sarah Lundberg’s many interests was the history of vampirism and the antecedents to Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel. Some years ago Sarah presented a fascinating talk to a meeting of the East Wall History Group on the connections between vampire stories and epidemic disease. Dublin City Council Historian in Residence Mary Muldowney will follow Sarah’s lead and will outline how the waves of cholera, plague, typhoid and typhus that swept across Europe in the 17th to 19th centuries were associated with vampires and became embedded in folklore and literature, eventually reaching Britain and Ireland.

In Bram Stoker’s early life he was subjected to medical practices that were often brutal and largely ineffective. Mary Muldowney’s talk will explore how and why some of those gruesome practices developed and why ‘night air’ or ‘miasma’ created fear in the hearts of people across Europe, particularly in the East, where epidemics were frequently believed to have originated.

Mary Muldowney (centre) with members of the East Wall History Group)

Mary Muldowney (centre) with members of the East Wall History Group

Dracula mural at Buckingham Street

“Bram Stoker and the Mud Island Enigma”

Speaker: Hugo McGuinness

Most biographies of Bram Stoker acknowledge his birth in Clontarf before swiftly moving on to Harcourt Street and his entrance into Trinity College. Yet in 1858, at the impressionable age of 11 years old, Bram Stoker moved to 17 Buckingham Street in the North Inner City which would remain his home for the next six years. This was an area rich in ghost stories and gothic traditions much of which centred on what Stoker termed the “secret world” , next door to him, of Mud Island.

This talk by Hugo McGuinness uses new research to explore the significant influence of the North Inner City on the writings of Bram Stoker – a fact previously unknown and unacknowledged.

Hugo McGuinness  on Buckingham Street with Dacre Stoker , Grand-nephew of the Dracula author

Hugo McGuinness on Buckingham Street with Dacre Stoker , Grand-nephew of the Dracula author

A light lunch will be provided .

All welcome to this FREE EVENT.



DRACULA coversCONTACT : eastwallhistory@gmail.com

Jun 17

East Wall Youth , Night Owls : FOOTBALL BLITZ (Wednesday 19th June)

Night Owls footballThe East Wall Youth  Night Owl’s Group are organising a Football Blitz Fundraiser for the youth project for young people ages 12+

Wednesday 19th of June 

⚽️ Registration starts at 3.45pm
⚽️ Kick off 4pm
⚽️ 6 players per team
⚽️ €3 per player

East Wall Youth

Jun 17

Carmel Cosgrave : Directly elected Mayor of East Wall !

Congratulations to Carmel Cosgrave , elected by the people of East Wall as our local Lord Mayor .Mayor CarmelWell done to all those nominated , each one a worthy choice and all selected because of their years of service to the community . Well done to Lar Redmond, Margaret Tyrell and Gerry Reid .

Jun 11

East Wall Flower Sale – 12th June 2019

plant sale

Jun 06

Elect YOUR East Wall Mayor – 12th June 2019

Who would get your vote to be Lord Mayor of East Wall ? YOU will have your chance to decide , when you cast your vote in the Sean O Casey Community Centre for ONE  DAY ONLY on Wednesday the 12th of June from 9am to 8pm. All residents aged 18 years and over can participate , and its strictly One person-One vote .

May 28

Pro-Wrestling returns to East Wall : Friday May 31st

dkFight Factory Pro-Wrestling returns to the Sean O’Casey Community Centre on Friday 31st May , where among the extraordinary talent involved will be our own home-grown star Darren Kearney . A member of the popular tag-team ‘More than Hype’ he will be involved in a hard hitting title match . FFPW 8Tickets available here :


May 13

Major new high-rise development proposed for East Road

Display May 5th

Please take the time to come along and see details of the proposed development .

These photo-montages give some indication of what is planned , clearly showing the visual impact of the blocks ranging from 3 to 15 stories in height .

Along East Road From Merchants Sqr From Russell Avenue From St Marys Road From Teeling Way



May 02

THE BIG HELLO – ‘NEW feet on OLD streets’ and OPEN DAY at Community Garden

Walking Tour May 4th

May 02

Remembering Jer O’Leary – Friday May 3rd at Liberty Hall

Bard of Drumcondra

More information can be found here :


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