Feb 25

LATEST PRODUCTIONS -SEAN O’CASEY THEATRE – MARCH 2015

The Sean O’Casey Theatre is a great venue and always promises exciting productions . March 2015 offers this diverse and interesting selection , three very different plays , which really does have something for everyone.

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MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE FOR DETAILS OF ALL OTHER PRODUCTIONS.

https://www.facebook.com/seanocaseytheatre?fref=ts

ALSO CHECK OUT THE SEAN O’CASEY COMMUNITY CENTRE PAGE FOR DETAILS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS TAKING PLACE IN THE BUILDING.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/S%C3%A9an-OCasey-Community-Centre/183055905064566

 

Feb 14

“HUMPTY DUMPTY” – 20 YEARS A GROWING

 

 

 

 

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Next week see’s the PEG Drama & Variety group presenting “Humpty Dumpty” at the Sean O’Casey Theatre. This is a very special occasion, as this was the first pantomime the group ever performed 20 years ago. Two decades on the group is still going strong, and in the years between these eggs-travaganzas they have presented variety shows, dramas and comedies of all descriptions. They have performed the works of John B.Keane, Peter Sheridan,  Conor McPherson , Jim Plunkett and of course Sean O’Casey amongst many others … but next week it’s all about that careless egg !

 

 We hope you enjoy this set of photos from that original production, part of our community history .

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“HUMPTY DUMPTY” , the 20th anniversary production , at the Sean O,Casey Theatre , St. Marys Road .

Tuesday 17th February until Saturday 21st February , we hope to see you there . 

Feb 05

“HUMPTY DUMPTY” – EAST WALL ANNUAL PANTO – 17th to 21st February

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Jan 21

Volunteer awards at Mansion House

 Congratulations to East Wallers Denise Dunphy,  Mary Gray ,Sylvia Ryan and John Meade  who took part in the recent  ”Community and Recreation Centre Volunteer Awards 2015 “ .

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The event took place at the Mansion House , and Denise, Mary and Sylvia are pictured here with Lord Mayor Christy Burke. Well done to all , it is important that the hard work of community volunteers is recognised and celebrated.

Dec 24

A CHILDS CHRISTMAS IN EAST WALL

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Hard Times of a Dublin Childhood

 

She knelt on a kitchen chair

Looking out the window

The soles of her old shabby runners faced us as we sat at the kitchen table

My mammy told her to watch The Hillside Stores

She put sixpence in her hand and told her as soon as the shop is empty run over tell Masie to give you sixpence worth of tinned corn beef

My Mother had her pride! This was for our Christmas dinner

Yes for mammy and seven children

“Oh there’s nobody there now…. Well run quickly we don’t want anyone to know what our Christmas dinner is.

Your daddy is alright he’ll get his dinner in his Mothers”

We pulled the table nearer to the fire which had still not taken hold because as usual the Turf was Wet …it was hissing from dampness and lots of smoke rose up the chimney. However we sat at the table and never complained as we enjoyed our half slice of tinned beef and a potato.

 

Why did we not feel hard done by? You see we had stability, we had each other and we had our Mammy!

 

 

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That little girl that was looking out the window for The Hillside Stores to be empty is now the owner of that house. The Hillside Stores is now the parlour of her home. Life has moved on for the better!

 

Dedicated to my sister, Celia Coombes Woods

 Julie Coombes Kiernan, March 2004

 

(Photo and poem courtesy of Treasa Woods , who along with her daughter Sinead is  the current residents of Number 3 St Marys Road , formerly Hillside Stores and later Eddys .)

 

 

 

Dec 21

CHRISTMAS FAIR AND SANTA VISIT 2014

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The annual Christmas Fair at the Sean O’Casey Community Centre and traditional Santa visit took place on Sunday 7th December. A great day it was too , even if circumstances beyond our control meant that the much anticipated Reindeers didn’t arrive . See a small selection of photos from the afternoon , featuring the eager card sellers from St. Josephs Co-ed , the Daisy Days creche staff ,the carol singers , a view of the dining area , main hall and of course , Mr Claus himself .

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(Photos courtesy of Nascadh CDP).

Dec 14

“WELCOME TO EAST WALL” – Signs installed

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Finally , the “Welcome to East Wall” signs are in place , on the East Wall Road and East Road ( at the base of Johnny Cullens Hill) . The East Wall Residents Association logo will be added at a later date . For many residents their first viewing of the signs was at the unveiling of the Christmas Tree of remembrance , lit on December 13th by Barry Masterson. The photo below shows the tree , and we will shortly display a more complete selection of  the event and those in attendance  .

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Dec 08

CHRISTMAS TREE OF REMEMBRANCE – DECEMBER 13th 2014

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Christmas Tree of Remembrance

December 13th @ 5pm

Johnny Cullens Hill / East Road

Our East Wall Village Tree of Remembrance will be lit by Barry Masterson P.C.  Barry, as you all know, has been deeply involved in Community Activity since he first came to East Wall, decades ago. To this day he still works in East Wall Credit Union.

We’ll join, as a community, to remember all East Wallers, wherever they may be.  Christmas carols will be sung by the P.E.G. Variety and Drama Group.  Karl Ronan will, once again, take photographs of the event and we’ll have our mulled wine and mince pies.

The demand for ribbons has grown so much over the years – we will have blank ribbons ready for everyone who attends so they can write their own message.  For those abroad and those who can’t make it we will write the ribbons and put them on the tree for you if you let us know in advance,  the names and addresses, on the East Wall Community and Diaspora Facebook Page.

We kept the decorations from last year’s tree and they will be there for you to pick up and place on the tree.

We’re hoping for the biggest turnout ever, as the tree has so quickly become an East Wall tradition.  It is an important  time we come together as the community that includes the East Wallers around the world and those who have passed on. For those few hours we are all reunited!

 

Dec 06

St Marys Camogie Team , East Wall 1920′s

01 st Marys Camogie Team KELLY TIESThis amazing photograph shows the St Marys Camogie team in the 1920′s . They are practiscing on a local field known as the “Kelly ties” . Look closely and you will see that this is roughly where the Dublin Corporation houses on Russell Avenue were built a few years later (and still stand). The houses and street behind the team look almost identical today .

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This photo shows team members, some of whom we are delighted to identify –

Back Row:  Left to Right…5th in-Christina Ledwich (Mrs Whittaker),8th in-Essie Steadman (Mrs Kananagh) 9th in-Peter Ledwich.

Middle Row: 2nd in -James Whittaker, 4th in-Mrs O’Mara.

Front Row:  2nd in-Kathleen Steadman.

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And our final photograph shows Christina Ledwich & Essie Steadman :

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We would like to thank David Whittaker for donating these images and also an original ticket . He also provided the identification . Much appreciated .

(This material represents a real ‘hidden treasure’ of our community history . If you have any material that may be of interest please contact us , and we would love to hear any comments , clarifications or additional information on our local history work .  Contact : eastwallhistory@gmail.com )

Nov 29

CHRISTMAS FAIR AND TRADITIONAL SANTA VISIT – DECEMBER 7th 2014

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