Category Archive: World War One

May 09

Did your Granny make bombs in World War One? The story of the Dublin Dockyard War Munitions Factory.

The Dublin Dockyard War Munitions Factory

Between 1915 and 1919 the Dublin Dockyard War Munitions Factory operated in Dublin Port. It was established by the Scottish born John Smellie, who was already operating the Dublin Dockyard Company since 1902, his ambitious attempt to establish a ship building industry in the City. Smellie has left a lasting legacy on the local community …

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Apr 19

“DID YOUR GRANNY MAKE BOMBS FOR THE WAR” – Talk on Docklands munitions factory in World War One .

MUNITIONS TALK SOC

Aug 21

World War One, Sean O’Casey and the people of the North Docks

O'Casey and the Great War

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Aug 19

Sean O’Casey, St Vincent’s hospital and The Great War wounded

Hume street hospital 1915

“I thought that no man liveth and dieth to himself, so I put behind what I thought and what I did , the panorama of the world I lived in- the things that made me.”    Sean O’Casey (1948)   Between 1939 and 1955 Sean O’Casey published six volumes of Autobiography. The first three in particular …

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Apr 23

Sean O’Casey and the 1916 Rising : A prisoner in ‘the Merchants’ , and a ‘cup of scald’

01Merchants warehousing

“I thought that no man liveth and dieth to himself, so I put behind what I thought and what I did , the panorama of the world I lived in- the things that made me.”    Sean O’Casey (1948) Between 1939 and 1955 Sean O’Casey published six volumes of Autobiography. The first three in particular contain …

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Mar 23

World War One fatalities from Saint Barnabas Parish

01 Barnabas War memorial

On this date, 23rd March, 1918 an East Wall man, Robert Henderson was to die in Flanders. (He lived at Ryan Avenue, which was later named Hillside Terrace and is now incorporated into Church Rd, opposite Johnny Cullen’s Hill).  A private in the Royal Army Medical Corps, he is one of twelve men whose deaths during …

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Feb 22

World War One and the people of the North Docks

Recruiting 01

Later this year marks the one hundred anniversary of the beginning of World War One . Between 1914 and 1918 approximately 17 million people would lose their lives across  Europe during the Imperialist conflict . This includes approximately 50,000 Irishmen , 8,000 of them from Dublin. Between August of 1914 and November 1918 over 28,000 …

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