Category Archive: History

Jan 11

“A DUBLIN TRAGEDY” : The infamous 1908 Fish Street Murder

MURDER

It was described as “A SQUALID CRIME” , a grim murder , subsequent court-case and sensationalist newspaper coverage which gripped the public imagination . While the names of the victim and perpetrator have long been forgotten , the murder was so infamous at the time that it led to a street name been changed to …

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Dec 15

“North Wall eye-opener” – a Dockland Pub to remember

Anzac Soldiers on holidays in Ireland during WWI

As a new local pub, “The Bottle Boy”,opens at the location of the fondly remembered  “Connors” and “Vallence & McGrath” , we take a look back at the history of this address and the drinking establishments which previously stood there. The origins of a premises at No.81 North Wall Quay is somewhat obscure. In the …

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Sep 26

“WHEN HITCHCOCK MET O’CASEY” – cinema screenings announced

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The critically acclaimed documentary, made with the participation of the East Wall History Group, will be in the cinema for a limited period beginning on Friday 27th September . It can be seen at Dundrum ,Swords, Gorey and Dungarvan . The film was a success when it premiered to a sold out audience at the …

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Jun 17

“DRACULA FEVER” at the Sean O’Casey Theatre

Dracula Fever poster

This 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 …

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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 : https://www.facebook.com/events/319121338801265/

Feb 22

The FUTURE of East Wall HISTORY – have your say .

The future of East Wall History

Supported by  Central Area Councillors Discretionary Fund (Poster design: Ciarán Swan)

Jan 21

The first Dáil Éireann, the North Dock and Phil Shanahan TD

first dail

“We declare that we desire our country to be ruled in accordance with the principles of Liberty, Equality, and Justice for all, which alone can secure permanence of Government in the willing adhesion of the people.” It was on the 21st January 1919 that the first Dáil Éireann assembled at the Mansion House, Dublin. The …

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Dec 14

“ARE YOU A BUTTON MAN ?” – Saturday 15th December @ EPIC , CHQ

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Dec 09

Rory O’Connor , Jack Nalty and the chess-set fit for heroes

Rory O'Connor remembered

On the 8th December 1922  four republican prisoners were executed by the Free State at Mountjoy Gaol . The evening before one of the men, Rory O’Connor, had been playing chess with his comrades. Upon receiving the news of his sentence , he handed his chess set to fellow prisoner , the North Wall man …

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