Tag Archive: Walter Carpenter

Feb 24

“Walter Carpenter , Communist” – by D.R.O’Connor Lysaght


Last year the East Wall History Group marked the 90th anniversary of the death of Walter Carpenter by erecting a plaque on the former family home on Caledon Road and launching an excellent book written by his Grand Daughter Ellen Galvin. To mark his anniversary this year , we are presenting this piece by D.R.O’Connor …

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May 04

1916: The destruction of Liberty Hall & Walter Carpenter

Damages at Liberty Hall 1916

“For many years past, Liberty Hall has been a thorn in the side of the Dublin Police and the Irish Government. It was the centre of social anarchy, the brain of every riot and disturbance.”  - Irish Times 1916 During the week of the Easter Rising Liberty Hall was extensively damaged by British artillery. Some …

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Jan 14

“THE MAN WHO EXPOSED THE SLUM OWNERS”Municipal elections – January 15th 1914


“THE MAN WHO EXPOSED THE SLUM OWNERS” Municipal elections – January 15th 1914 On this date in 1914 Municipal elections took place in Dublin. Amongst the candidates was Walter Carpenter, a trade unionist and socialist who lived for some time on Caledon Road, East Wall. Despite living in the North Docks Ward, Walter stood as …

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Aug 27

Eastwaller arrested for insulting a British Royal – Walter Carpenter (1911)

Socialist Party Leaflet 1911

On this date, 27th August, over one hundred years ago an East Wall resident had just been released from a month long sentence in Mountjoy Jail. Walter Carpenter, with an address at 8 Caledon Road, had been convicted of “using language calculated to lead to a breach of the peace and with having endeavoured to …

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