Category Archive: 1913 Lockout

Dec 26

The life of the SS Adela : A Tedcastle ship (1878 – 1917)

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The SS Adela was built in 1878 by Henry Murray and Co. at their Glasgow yard. The steamer was almost two hundred feet long with a gross tonnage weight of 685.  Built for Robert Tedcastle, the Vessel was intended for the cross-channel passenger and cargo trade. Constructed with the most modern innovations for the handling …

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Dec 13

The final voyage of the SS Hare – 14th December 1917

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The SS Hare set sail from Manchester to make the journey to Dublin on the evening of Thursday 13th December 1917. It was a familiar route for the steamer, one it had regularly travelled over the previous two decades, with many of the crew being old hands onboard. She was carrying a general cargo of …

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Dec 10

The SS Hare : A tale of solidarity, hope and stout

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The SS Hare was a steamship built in 1886 at Barclay Curle & Co. shipyard in Glasgow for G&J Burns Ltd. In 1899 ownership was transferred to George Lowen of Manchester. In partnership with Dublin business man D.J. Stewart, Lowen had established The Dublin & Manchester Steamship Company In 1897. Stewart was also the owner of the …

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Sep 29

Christopher Wolfe – A North Dock victim of World War One U-boat attack

Christopher Wolfe and his wife , Elizabeth (nee Tully)

“Ah I’m going Liz, the lads will think I’ve swallowed the anchor”  These words were spoken by Christopher Wolfe to his wife on the 27th December 1917 . He left his home at Jane Place (off Seville Place) and that evening set sail on the SS Adela , a Tedcastle & McCormick steamer that had …

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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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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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