Category Archive: History

Jan 22

Building our Youth Club – a 1977 update by James Lee

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The community of East Wall was saddened by the sudden death of James Lee earlier this month. Jim had been involved with voluntary community activity for most of his life . He had been involved with the Community & Day Care centre , the home help service and many ,many more local initiatives. As the …

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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 …

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Nov 14

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

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These 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 …

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Oct 27

EAST WALL HISTORY FESTIVAL 2016

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Sep 30

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

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“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” As Dublin prepares to face Mayo in the 2016 All Ireland replay, we are delighted to reprint this 60 year old song, cheering …

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Sep 20

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

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On 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’ .   The ‘parishioner’ was Joe O’Grady :  Michael “Joe” O’Grady (1891 to …

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Sep 18

“Rebellion 1916 : A peoples History” Videos now available

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            The East Wall History Group ,in conjunction with the Cabra 1916 Rising Committee , hosted this event at City Hall in April . These two videos capture the flavour of the day .Both were produced by Eoin McDonnell , and were made possible by the support of the Dublin City …

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Jul 22

“ONE MILLION DUBLINERS” – Sean O’Casey Theatre , 22nd July

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A special screening of this award winning documentary . This is a FREE event , though there will be a raffle and collection with all proceeds donated to the Cycle Against Suicide initiative. In memory of our friend and colleague Sarah Lundberg , to mark the second anniversary of her death. Hosted by the East …

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Jul 17

North Wall: “Playground of the young” (1861 to 2016)

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“I am satisfied, that a knowledge of the art of swimming would be far more useful to the rising generation, than many accomplishments which are at present taught at a very great expense.”  – Roger Lamb (1911) It happens every year: as soon as there is a hint of sunshine the young people of the …

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Jul 04

From North Wall to the American Revolution – one man’s adventure

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Today, the 4th of July is celebrated in North America as Independence Day. This marks the date in 1776 when the United States of America was formally declared as a separate nation , and allegiance to the British Crown was repudiated.  It may be Surprising to hear that a local man, Roger Lamb, is something …

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