Category Archive: 1913 Lockout

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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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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May 04

1916: The destruction of Liberty Hall & Walter Carpenter

Damages at Liberty Hall 1916

“For many years past, Liberty Hall has been a thorn in the side of the Dublin Police and the Irish Government. It was the centre of social anarchy, the brain of every riot and disturbance.”  - Irish Times 1916 During the week of the Easter Rising Liberty Hall was extensively damaged by British artillery. Some …

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Apr 10

The Lost Life of Paddy Lynch; GPO Garrison 1916

Battle Scarred building on Moore Lane

“I saw him being shot. He was not shot with his own gun. He was hit in the neck. It happened just outside the wall of O’Briens Mineral Water Factory in Moore Lane”.      The photo above shows a bullet riddled building on Moore Lane, a shocking indication of the ferocity of the fighting which …

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Jan 15

John Joseph Conroy – The volunteer who done it all .

John Joseph ('Sean') Conroy

John Joseph Conroy was barely 40 years old when he died from Tubercolosis on 15th January 1937. A past pupil of both St Laurence O’Tooles on Seville Place and the Wharf Boys School in East Wall, he had served time as an apprentice at the Dublin Dockyard Company. As a boy he had joined the …

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Dec 06

The 1916 Rising and the local area – new project launched

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Oct 03

“The Fighting Old Guard” : The O’Doherty family in the North Dock

Michael O'Doherty

“One of the cheeriest men in the ward, and one of the most particular as to the set of his hair.”   During the 1916 Rebellion Michael O’Doherty of the Irish Citizen Army was wounded 12 times – 1 bullet hit his right eye; 2 his left arm; 1 his left jaw; 1 the left …

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Sep 14

East Wall History Festival – 2015

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Sep 10

CULTURE NIGHT 2015 – “From the Lockout…to the trenches or the G.P.O.?”

CULTURE NIGHT 2015 - Sean O'Casey theatre

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