Tag Archive: Sean O’casey

Apr 25

Sean O’Casey and the fighting men of 1916

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These four watercolours by Sean O’Casey illustrate some of the uniforms worn by the fighting men of the 1916 Rising. O’Casey had been a founding member and secretary of the Irish Citizen Army in 1913 until he resigned in 1914. He was not a combatant in the Rising though he was caught up in the …

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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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Oct 29

Sean O’Casey – Hawthorn Terrace house to be marked with plaque

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This Year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sean O’Casey , one of Ireland’s most famous playwrights. Sean O’Casey and his family moved to number 25 Hawthorn Terrace when he was a young boy , and remained there for a number of years before moving to  Abercorn Road . This Sunday a plaque …

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Sep 18

Sean O’Casey anniversary – Performances and St Barnabas Church Plaque

Sean O'Casey 
March 30th 1880 - September 18th 1964

“Even here, even now, when the sun had set and the evening star was chastely touching the bosom of the night, there were things to say, things to do. A drink first! What would he drink to – the past, the present, the future?  To all of them! He would drink to the life that …

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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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Aug 21

World War One, Sean O’Casey and the people of the North Docks

O'Casey and the Great War

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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 22

Sean O’Casey and the 1916 Rising : Saint Barnabas Church , Snipers , and Soldiers.

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“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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