Nov 22

Rare Dublin , Docks and East Wall footage from the 1960′s

 

 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

Lorcanfilmunit@gmail.com

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

 

 

 

 

Nov 14

New Chapel of St. Laurence O’Toole (1846)

01-slot-flyer-03jpg 02-slot-flyer slot-flyer-04 slot-flyer05These 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)

Contact:   northdockpeople@gmail.com

 

Nov 04

Performances at the Sean O’Casey Theatre – November 2016

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Oct 27

EAST WALL HISTORY FESTIVAL 2016

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Oct 15

EAST WALL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL 2016 –

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Oct 15

End World Hunger – locally created banner to be displayed (17th October)

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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 .

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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 .

 

Oct 12

Open Day at the Sean O’Casey Community Centre , Saturday 15th October

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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.

Oct 05

Recreation Centre – Halloween fundraising event ( Friday 7th October)

A SPOOKTACULAR nights entertainment , In aid of East Wall Recreation Centre to help raise funds for their Halloween Party . The Seabank House , Friday 7th October at 9.30 pm .

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Sep 30

“COME ON DUBLIN” – 60 year old song by local supporter

“Tramp, tramp, tramp our captain’s marching, marching off Croke Park to Hogan stand,

For the Cup of Sam Maguire so light up the old bonfire,

And celebrate the victory sweet and grand”

Dublin Versus Derry 1958

Dublin Versus Derry 1958

As Dublin prepares to face Mayo in the 2016 All Ireland replay, we are delighted to reprint this 60 year old song, cheering on the Boys in Blue in the 1950’s. The song was written by local man Joe O’Grady. Himself a keen footballer in his younger days, he penned many songs relating to the many local sporting clubs, and also the success of “Dear Old Dublin Town” and even the events of Bloody Sunday at Croke Park.

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Michael “Joe” O’Grady (1891 to 1960) was a prolific songwriter whose work captured all aspect of local life , the characters and events he saw around him .The original family home was at  Northcourt Avenue (demolished to make way for the corporation houses) , and he later lived in number 80 Church Road. He was at one time employed by the Nugent’s, the famous horse breeders, where he worked alongside Fluther Good ( later made famous by Sean O’Casey as a character in “The Plough and the Stars”). He also worked for many years on the docks, standing every day at the Read alongside his brother Jimmy, hoping to be called out for a day’s labour. This is just one of the many of his songs which have been donated to the East Wall History Group, and they give a great sense of our community in days gone by.

Dublin versus Kerry 1955

Dublin versus Kerry 1955

We are unsure of exactly in what year the song was written in, or the All Ireland Final it refers to. Our best guess is 1958 (when Dublin beat Derry) or another possibility is in 1955 when Dublin faced Kerry .We lost in front of a record breaking crowd of over 87,000 . If anyone can add clarification please get in touch.

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We would like to thank David Whittaker and Margaret Tyrrell for donating original copies of song-sheets, and to the family of Joe O’Grady for their permission to reproduce Joe’s work.

For further information or to share memorabilia, photos documents etc please contact eastwallhistory@gmail.com

Sep 20

“The new Church” – Celebrated in song (1956)

01On the 29th July 1956 the New Church opened in East Wall . It was a cause of great celebration in the community , and the  events of that “Grand and Glorious day” are recalled in this song, written by ‘a parishioner’ .

 

02-song-01 03-song-02The ‘parishioner’ was Joe O’Grady : 

Michael “Joe” O’Grady (1891 to 1960) was a prolific songwriter whose work captured all aspect of local life , the characters and events he saw around him .The original family home was at  Northcourt Avenue (demolished to make way for the corporation houses) , and he later lived in number 80 Church Road. He was at one time employed by the Nugents , the famous horse breeders , where he worked alongside Fluther Good ( later made famous by Sean O’Casey as a character in “The Plough and the Stars”). He also worked for many years  on the docks, standing every day at the Read alongside his brother Jimmy, hoping to be called out for a day’s labour. The building of the Church was a source of great pride in the community , with parishioners contributing to the cost. Many of the songs written by Joe from this time (copies of which were sold in the Wharf Tavern and also door-to-door for 6d) contained the note – ‘For a good cause’ as the money was donated to the Church building fund.

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"...their names will be wrote for a one pound note"“…their names will be wrote for a one pound note”

We would like to thank David Whittaker and Margaret Tyrrell for donating original copies of song-sheets, and to the family of Joe O’Grady for their permission to reproduce Joe’s work. 

08-December-1953For further information or to share memorabilia , photos documents etc please contact  eastwallhistory@gmail.com

 

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