In December of 1954 the areas of East Wall , North Strand and Fairview were severely flooded. This song was written shortly afterwards by Church Road resident Joe O’Grady . It includes details of various events during the flood , and name checks numerous residents . We hope you enjoy it , and please share any memories it brings back to you.
We would like to thank David Whittaker for donating the original document above, and to the family of Joe O’Grady for their permission to reproduce his songs. The East Wall History Group intends to celebrate the work of Joe O’Grady with a major event later in the year. Newspaper cuttings courtesy St Agatha’s Parish.
There are some fantastic photos included in the following video , including the collapse of the Railway Bridge into the Tolka. Lord Mayor Alfie Byrne can be seen on the Railway embankment surveying the damage below.