Category Archive: Paul O Brien

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 )

Dec 22

Celebrating Christmas with a “Selection Box” by Paul O’Brien

  A Christmas treat from Paul O’Brien , as he reminds us of that great seasonal   tradition , the “Selection Box”.

Jun 30

“Roll on the End” – A soldiers letter home (to East Wall 1915)

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“We are having terrible times out here this while back Roll on the end.” These are the last words written in a letter from James Nimmo to his mother Rachael, from number 44 Caledon Road, East Wall. James was a private, a drummer in the Connaught Rangers, killed in action at Flanders on AUGUST 3rd …

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Jun 11

1916 , local history and East Wall & North Wall schools

Three videos of some of the events at local schools during the 1916 centenary year . All produced by Eoin McDonnell , and features pupils from St Joseph’s Co-ed  East Wall and St Laurence O’Toole’s CBS Seville Place.     The local history groups involved can be contacted at :  eastwallhistory@gmail.com northdockpeople@gmail.com  

Aug 08

PADDY BYRNE, a local man who died at Suvla Bay 1915

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Paddy Byrne was born in Naas in 1872. On the 7th of June 1903 he married Isabella Carrick in the Church of St Laurence O’Toole Seville Place and they had one child together, Ellen (Nelly – born 29th June 1904). They first lived first at no 2 Tenter’s Row and later moved to Hawthorn Avenue. …

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Oct 17

EAST WALL HISTORY FESTIVAL 2014

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Aug 28

“FAIRFIELD MEMORIES” – CD launch at The Ferryman

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“FAIRFIELD MEMORIES ” is the latest CD from Paul O’Brien , and will be launched  this Saturday (30th August) at the Dublin Dockworkers Preservation Society heritage event at The Ferryman, Sir John Rogersons Quay, 8.30pm). Paul will be well known to many of you , not just as ‘the local lad with the guitar’ but …

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Sep 28

Paul O’Brien sings “Songs of the Docks” Video and latest gig news

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Paul O Brien   Paul O’Brien was born and bred in the Dublin Docks and has recounted the experience and history in song, with his 2009 collection “Songs from the North Lotts”. In recent years Paul has travelled widely , visiting Dockland communities such as Belfast, Glasgow , Rotterdam and many more , hearing their …

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