Category Archive: Sean O’Casey autobiography

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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