Monthly Archive: July 2022

Jul 23



BONO VERSUS THE DUBLIN DOCKER ? Hard to believe it has been 40 years   On the 17th July 1982 they played their famous roof-top show in Sheriff Street. Here are two audio recording from the event, and even if you’re not a fan it’s a great piece of local history. Were you there? Please share …

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Jul 05

JF HOMAN : From East Wall boys school to Civil War peacemaker

Battle of Dublin

Just over a hundred years ago, the shelling of the Four Courts signalled the start of the Civil War. As the so called ‘Battle of Dublin’ raged, the capital’s main thoroughfare was once again in flames. For the second time in just over six years, Sackville Street (now known as O’Connell Street) was once again …

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Jul 05

JF Homan : Account of his ambulance work and efforts for peace at outbreak of Civil War

John Francis Homan was the principal of the East Wall Boys School from 1895 to his retirement in 1926. He was also a volunteer with the St Johns Ambulance Brigade, and this is his account of his activity during the ‘Battle of Dublin’ (28th June to 5th July):   This valuable historical document is courtesy …

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