Category Archive: Sean O’Casey autobiography

Apr 24

“A RARE TIME FOR DEATH…” – Sean O’Casey and the Easter Rising

"A company o’ throttin’ lancers ..."

O’Casey was not just one of Irelands greatest playwrights, he also wrote a large amount of other material, including six volumes of autobiography. In these edited extracts, we look at his own experiences during Easter week 1916. Despite his earlier involvement with many of the revolutionary movements in the city,  O’Casey was a non-combatant in …

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Jul 12

Sean O’Casey, St Barnabas Parish and the Loyal Orange Lodge

Plaque marking site of St Barnabas Church

Sean O’Casey was a parishioner of St Barnabas Church from 1889 to 1919, initially living at Hawthorn Terrace and afterwards at Abercorn Road. He had a high opinion of the Reverend Edward Morgan Griffin who served as Rector here between 1899 and 1918. O’Casey dedicated the second volume of his autobiography (“Pictures in the Hallway”) …

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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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Sep 13

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

01 25 Hawthorn Terrace

“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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Sep 07

Sean O’Casey, shopping with his Ma, and feckin’ the bacon & eggs

04 earl street

“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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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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Apr 22

Sean O’Casey and the 1916 Rising : Saint Barnabas Church , Snipers , and Soldiers.

03 View from O'Caseys 2

“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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Apr 21

Sean O’Casey and the 1916 Rising : O’Connell street , Spencer Dock and Abercorn Road

Troops below Spencer Dock Bridge 1911 Rail Strike

“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)   This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sean O’Casey in 1964 . …

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Apr 13

Sean O’Casey , Abercorn Road, and the ‘Battle of Clontarf’

Abercorn Road

“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) This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sean O’Casey in 1964 . O’Casey spent …

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