Category Archive: History

Oct 09

EAST ROAD, EAST WALL :

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The recent demolition of a number of houses on East Road cause quite a stir in the community. A common thread was how such unique properties had been allowed to remain largely unused for years until the wrecking ball was ready for them. One of the unique joys of East Wall is the diversity of …

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Jul 23

WHEN U2 PLAYED IN SHERIFF STREET -1982

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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

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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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Jun 09

“NOTHING TO LOSE BUT OUR CHAINS” : Revolutionary trade unions, women workers and International solidarity (Summer School 2022)

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The Sarah Lundberg Sumer School 2022 , focusing on Revolutionary trade unions, women workers and international solidarity is taking place on Saturday 11th June at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall . All welcome to this FREE event .   SCHEDULE OF TALKS , DRAMA and PRESENTATION: 11.30 am – Tea & Coffee for early …

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Nov 27

Jack Nalty : “In support of an Ideal”

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“It’s marvelous what men can endure in support of an ideal”   On the 23rd September 1938 East Wall man John ‘Jack’ Nalty died on the final day of combat for the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War . The 80th anniversary of his death was marked by the unveiling of a plaque near …

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Oct 12

North Wall and the War of Independence : A docklands walking tour .

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“Ambushes , arms raids and assassins” The War of Independence in North Wall (1919 – 1921)   Saturday 23rd October @ 12pm     Just over a century ago the War of Independence came to an end , with a truce signed on July 11th 1921 . For almost two and a half years a …

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Oct 12

On the Waterfront: A ramble through the haunted history of North Wall Quay

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A  special Halloween walking tour walking Saturday 30th October @ 6pm Meeting Place : Custom House (River Side) “An after dark stroll down by the Quayside like you’ve never experienced , for an exploration of a grim and haunted past that’s rarely discussed.” Hear true historical accounts of Ghoulish body snatchers , grisly murders and …

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Jun 22

Canon D.H. Hall, the Building Parson: Celebrating the centenary of a housing revolution in Dublin.

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  The 24th of June marks the centenary of the official opening of ten houses at St Barnabas Gardens in East Wall. Described by the Lord Mayor as “A beacon light, the influence of which would spread throughout their native land” these houses were the brainchild of Canon David H Hall of Dublin Docklands’ St …

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May 23

“A most distressful Country: The War of Independence in Dublin Port and Inner City” – videos

Dublin Port Series

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Apr 10

“War and Peace in a Docklands Hotel” – new documentary available

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  The East Wall History Group marked the centenary of the War of Independence attack on the LNWR Hotel with this  video documentary telling the story of these historic events. It premiered  at 8am on Sunday 11th April 2021 , the exact centenary of the attack . The 30 minute documentary was made by young film-makers …

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