Category Archive: History

Aug 05

Historical Trees , Fairview Park & the Irish Forestry Society

An almost treeless landscape in Connemara , early 20th Century.

“…turn unsightly districts in town and country into places pleasing to the eye and most conductive to health.” As a campaign to prevent the destruction of a large number of trees along Fairview Strand gains widespread community support , Hugo McGuinness of the East Wall History Group tells the story behind the original planting and …

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Jul 23

Fairview’s Trees – a part of local and National history

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  “…the promising beginnings of a growth that should give ample and graceful decoration to the park of the future.” On the 31st October 1908 , in honour of Arbor Day , The Irish Forestry Society (IFS) organized the planting of six trees along the Fairview Improvements Grounds, which were in the process of being …

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May 24

1917 Submarine victims – Media coverage of appeal for family contacts

Great coverage in the  Southside People

  This year will mark the centenary of two u-boat attacks on Dublin Port ships, which led to a substantial loss of life from the Dublin Dockland communities. On 14th December 1917 the SS Hare was targeted as it travelled from Manchester to Dublin Port, while less than a fortnight later, on the 27th December the SS …

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May 13

SONGS of the Molly Maguires:

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This past week saw the Irish premiere of John Kearns play “Sons of Molly Maguire” at Liberty Hall Theatre, as part of Mayfest 2017. It was very well received , and if you missed it we are delighted to announce that two additional performances have been added , Tuesday 16th May and Wednesday 17th May …

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May 06

“No one dares to push them around” – The story of The Molly Maguires

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It is remembered as “The Day of the Rope”, when, on the 21st June 1877; ten Irishmen were hanged in Pennsylvania. By the end of 1879 a total of twenty Irish Immigrants had been executed for their alleged role in the deaths of mine owners, foremen and police in the Pennsylvania coal fields. And now, …

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Apr 14

1917 – James O’Neill, The Irish Citizen Army, and reorganization in the Docklands.

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 It is a Dublin Tradition that crowds gather for the midnight bells at Christ Church Cathedral to ring in the New Year. As the historic year of 1916 was passing into 1917 why should things be any different? Earlier in the week British Army Recruitment posters had been ripped from the railings and the Dublin …

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Apr 13

1917 Submarine victims to be remembered in Docklands

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Mar 24

ROBERT HENDERSON : Died at Flanders , March 23rd 1918

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  On the 23rd March 1918 twenty five year old Robert Henderson was killed in Flanders, where he was serving as a private in the Royal Army Medical corps. The Henderson family were long-time residents of East Wall, and remain there to this day. Robert is one of those remembered on the memorial plaque which …

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Feb 24

“Walter Carpenter , Communist” – by D.R.O’Connor Lysaght

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Last year the East Wall History Group marked the 90th anniversary of the death of Walter Carpenter by erecting a plaque on the former family home on Caledon Road and launching an excellent book written by his Grand Daughter Ellen Galvin. To mark his anniversary this year , we are presenting this piece by D.R.O’Connor …

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Feb 10

“No more on the Docks I’ll be seen” – an evening of songs & stories at the Ferryman.

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( Poster design :Ciarán Swan )

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