Category Archive: remembering 1913

Jun 21

Comic book creators visit St. Josephs Co-Ed

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Comic book creators visit St. Josephs Co-Ed     Comic book creators Rory McConville (writer) and Paddy Lynch (Artist) made a very special visit to our school this week. Rory and Paddy are the talents behind the graphic novel “Big Jim- Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout”, the latest in a series of historical graphic …

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Apr 30

May Day and Millennium , Dublin 1988

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May Day and Millennium , Dublin 1988   One of the most rewarding aspects of the events held by the East Wall History Group is the contributions from residents. People have shared great information, stories and memories, and donated or loaned photos, documents and memorabilia etc. A the History of the Dublin Dockers event in …

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Apr 01

From mascot to marksman – The story of William Halpin and the 1916 Rising

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From mascot to marksman – The story of William Halpin and the 1916 Rising  Easter Monday 1916 was a defining moment in Irish history. At noon of that day, a rebellion against British rule was launched in Dublin City, which was to set in motion a series of events that would shape the Island of …

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Feb 24

1913 Centenary – upcoming events

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1913 Centenary – upcoming events Thanks to everybody who attended the weekend events in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre and The Ferryman , celebrating Dock Workers and their Trade Unions . We particularly want to thank Francie Devine for the talk ,  Paul O’Brien and Diarmuid Breatnach for the singing , and Bas Ó Curraoin …

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Jan 30

The ‘Lion’ roars once more“Jim Larkin” rallies the workers – East Wall 2009

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The ‘Lion’ roars once more “Jim Larkin” rallies the workers – East Wall 2009   On the 30th of January 1947 Big Jim Larkin passed away. In the Irish Times the following day, Sean O’Casey commented: “It is hard to believe that this ‘lion’ of the Irish Labour movement will roar no more”. Today, on …

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Jan 14

“THE MAN WHO EXPOSED THE SLUM OWNERS”Municipal elections – January 15th 1914

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“THE MAN WHO EXPOSED THE SLUM OWNERS” Municipal elections – January 15th 1914 On this date in 1914 Municipal elections took place in Dublin. Amongst the candidates was Walter Carpenter, a trade unionist and socialist who lived for some time on Caledon Road, East Wall. Despite living in the North Docks Ward, Walter stood as …

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Oct 07

Remembering 1913

Remembering 1913 Next year marks the centenary of the 1913 Lockout. Workers from the Dock-side communities, North and South of the river, were very much to the forefront of the trade union militancy of the time. Members of the East Wall History Group are amongst those that are working together to ensure that the local …

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