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  1. “War and Peace in a Docklands Hotel” – new documentary available — April 10, 2021
  2. Roxanna Nic Liam : Three performances (2020 / 2021) — March 29, 2021
  3. Ben Hannigan R.I.P. — February 5, 2021
  4. Bloody Sunday 1920 – Remembered in song by Joe O’Grady / Paul O’Brien — November 21, 2020
  5. Bloody Sunday 1920 : Selection of local history articles . — November 21, 2020

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Sep 06

Sean O’Casey Festival 2020 – full programme available

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“All the worlds a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed” So said Sean O’Casey, and there are no more appropriate words to describe this very strange year. But in the grand old theatrical tradition – the show must go on. This year’s annual festival will be very different of course, with COVID-19 restrictions …

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Sep 03

“Waterloo, John Rennie , Black Drop Opium and the Docklands dislocated Doorway “.

John Rennie was an innovative Scottish civil engineer , responsible for key works in Britain, Scotland and Dublin , including within the North Docks. His “Doorway into the Docklands” (1813) was never really meant as the tribute to a future victory over the French as is suggested today. However, that victory which would come in …

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Aug 28

The story of Clontarf Island

CONTAGION , CROMWELL AND THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING ISLAND : In this talk , Caitriona Ni Cassaithe traces the history of the now disappeared Clontarf Island which was a prominent feature of Dublin Bay right up until the late 1800s. The island served many uses over time and was used as a bathing spot, …

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Jul 18

Sarah Lundberg Summer School 2020 presents …

Jul 13

“May your song always be sung” : Sarah Lundberg Summer School 2020

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The Sarah Lundberg Summer School 2020 will be an online event , due to COVID-19 restrictions. Each year we remember our friend Sarah (who sadly took her own life in 2014) , when we celebrate her inspirational spirit with an afternoon of talks or performances based on subjects that would have resonated with her and …

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Jun 14

“Kick over the statues” – the rise and fall of Edward Colston

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(Illustration : Banksy) Bristol-born Edward Colston (1636-1721) was a leading profiteer and organiser of the English slave trade in the late seventeenth Century. Predicated upon his philanthropy, during the Victorian era, Colston was reinvented by Bristol’s business elite as a ‘merchant prince’ and ‘moral saint’ effectively becoming the City’s father.  The Countering Colston (CC) campaign …

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Jun 14

“Matt Talbot, James Joyce, and a very different Pint of Plain.”

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Take a walk on the Joyceside of Dublin’s Docklands in a pre-Bloomsday contemplation of two iconic Dubs. They both have their own statue, they both have bridges named after them , and both men had a deep understanding and experience of the darker side of Docklands culture . Hugo McGuinness will deliver a 15 minute …

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Jun 01

“The 1832 cholera pandemic in the North Inner City” – online event

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“Bodies , the Bishop , and Molotov cocktails :The 1832 cholera pandemic in North Inner City”. Illness , death , social-distancing , lockdown and fake news – we’ve been here before ! Join the East Wall History Group on Thursday 4th June @ 8pm for our first ever on-line event , when Hugo McGuinness will …

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Apr 24

“A RARE TIME FOR DEATH…” – Sean O’Casey and the Easter Rising

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O’Casey was not just one of Irelands greatest playwrights, he also wrote a large amount of other material, including six volumes of autobiography. In these edited extracts, we look at his own experiences during Easter week 1916. Despite his earlier involvement with many of the revolutionary movements in the city,  O’Casey was a non-combatant in …

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Mar 08

The Aintree Grand National and the Dublin Dockland’s Field of Dreams

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“…renowned specimens of horseflesh got their first lessons in Horseology.”   Joe O’Grady passed away in 1960, and it was in that year that ‘M.A.T.’ an Evening Mail Columnist recalled sipping a pint in the Wharf Tavern with him. Joe was a well-known poet, balladeer, and songwriter, and that evening he was lamenting his changing world. …

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