Category Archive: Sean O’Casey

Sep 30

THE FUNERAL OF THOMAS ASHE 1917 : SEAN O’CASEY AND JOHN WHELAN

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“Nothing additional remains to be said. That volley which we have just heard is the only speech which it is proper to make above the grave of a dead Fenian” That was the entire oration delivered by Michael Collins at the graveside of Thomas Ashe on this date, 30th September 1917. Thomas Ashe was a …

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Apr 25

Sean O’Casey and the fighting men of 1916

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These four watercolours by Sean O’Casey illustrate some of the uniforms worn by the fighting men of the 1916 Rising. O’Casey had been a founding member and secretary of the Irish Citizen Army in 1913 until he resigned in 1914. He was not a combatant in the Rising though he was caught up in the …

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Jan 22

The 1916 Rising and the local area – January 2016 newsletter published

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The second edition of the North Dock Peoples History newsletter has been published .  Part of our programme of events and publications to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising , the newsletter is available in local schools , community facilities , some shops and will also be distributed door-to-door in some parts of the …

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Mar 08

“Sean O’Casey lived here – a community remembers” – Video now available

Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the death of playwright Sean O’Casey , an occasion marked by the local community . This 30 minute documentary by Near TV and Eoin McDonnell is a record of the community commemorations . It features performances in the Sean O’Casey Theatre and on the streets he once walked, …

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Mar 04

“Sean O’Casey lived here…” Documentary premiere -March 6th 2015

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Nov 03

MAKE SUICIDE HISTORY – message from 2014 festival

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The East Wall History Festival 2014 was a great success . While everybody agrees it was the best one yet the success was tinged with sadness following the death of our friend and colleague Sarah Lundberg in July. In memory of Sarah we promoted a strong suicide awareness message throughout the past two weeks. At …

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Oct 29

Sean O’Casey – Hawthorn Terrace house to be marked with plaque

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This Year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sean O’Casey , one of Ireland’s most famous playwrights. Sean O’Casey and his family moved to number 25 Hawthorn Terrace when he was a young boy , and remained there for a number of years before moving to  Abercorn Road . This Sunday a plaque …

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Oct 17

EAST WALL HISTORY FESTIVAL 2014

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Sep 18

Sean O’Casey anniversary – Performances and St Barnabas Church Plaque

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“Even here, even now, when the sun had set and the evening star was chastely touching the bosom of the night, there were things to say, things to do. A drink first! What would he drink to – the past, the present, the future?  To all of them! He would drink to the life that …

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Sep 13

Sean O’Casey , the Hawthorn and the ‘Dung Dodgers’

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“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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