Category Archive: History

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

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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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Nov 21

Bloody Sunday 1920 – Remembered in song by Joe O’Grady / Paul O’Brien

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This special video performance was premiered by the East Wall History Group to mark the centenary of Bloody Sunday – the tragic events at Croke Park on 21st November 1920. It is a true East Wall presentation being written , arranged and performed by three local men from different generations.  The song was written by …

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Nov 21

Bloody Sunday 1920 : Selection of local history articles .

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The events of November 21st 1920 are among the most talked about from the Irish Revolutionary period. Remembered as ‘Bloody Sunday’, the day saw a total of 31 violent deaths in the city – 14 targets associated with British Military Intelligence , 14 shot dead when British forces opened fire at Croke Park and three men …

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Sep 18

“O’Casey in the estate – Ploughing on” / Culture Night 2020 (Available now)

This collection was created for Culture Night 2020. It can be watched as a playlist (above) , which will carry us through the life of Sean O’Casey from childhood through to his last farewell to Dublin. Each contribution can also be enjoyed separately (below) . Join the cast members of the RTE documentary “O’Casey in …

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Sep 18

“Docklands BY Docklanders” – Culture Night 2020 (Available now)

This collection was created for Culture Night 2020 . It can be watched as a playlist (above) , with the pieces appearing in chronological order , from the 18th century to modern day. Each individual contribution can also be enjoyed separately(see links below).   Enjoy a literary tour of the Dublin Docklands . Drawing on …

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Sep 16

Culture Night 2020 : “Docklands BY Docklanders”

Join us on Culture Night for a virtual journey through time and space in the Dublin Docklands. Using extracts from previously published literature which span over two centuries, we will sample the rich tapestry of stories and characters that have given this area its unique flavour. The carefully chosen selection of material range in time …

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