Tag Archive: Hugo McGuinness

Apr 13

“Coining it” – Paydays and pilfering at the Docklands Bomb factory

Womens Wartime Fund

In 1915 munitions fever struck Ireland as the possibility of high paying jobs of £4-10 per week in English Factories presented themselves, coupled with the announcement that Ireland was to get its own munitions industry with National Shell Factories being established around the country. Similarly, Private Industry took up the challenge in the form of …

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Jan 31

1916 Rising Centenary – First local events for East Wall , North Strand and North Wall

01 EAST WALL A3

The first local events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising are taking place on Friday 5th  & Saturday 6th February. Held in conjunction with the Gallery of Photography (Ireland ) there will be a great opportunity to have your photos , memorabilia and documents scanned and become part of the national heritage . …

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Sep 06

Kathleen Lynn: the rebel doctor and the North Docks – A history and appreciation

Kathleen Lynn painting by Tara Kearns (aged 18 , North Wall)

“A very busy evening…not home until very late.”     On Thursday evening, the 8th June 1916, word spread among dockside workers that a very special republican prisoner was about to be deported. As the prisoner arrived on the quays a great cheer went up from the gathering crowd. The prisoner in question was Doctor Kathleen …

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