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Guns, bombs and boxers: Saint Patrick’s Day, 1923

March 1923. Ireland is in the midst of civil war. Shootings, bombings, and executions are daily occurrences as the Free State government and the IRA bitterly fight out the final months of the civil war. While war raged on the … Continue reading

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Stoneybatter Street History – Malachi Road

Malachi Road is presumably named after Mael-Seachnaill Mor the High king of Ireland. Mael-seachnaill Mór is the Irish for big or powerful Malachi. Born in 948 Maelseachnaill was a son and grandson of High-Kings, while he went on to become … Continue reading

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The feared Smithfield House of Correction.

In the summer of 1816, Andrew Molloney returned home to his house in Dame court, Dublin to find himself locked out. Resigned to the fact he was going to have to sleep out, he went to find a spot in … Continue reading

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On this day in 1913 – The Dublin Lockout Begins.

One hundred years today Dublin witnessed the commencement of its greatest labour battle: the 1913 Lockout. Here we look at the events in the lead up to and the first days of the Lockout. Dublin: ‘A frightful mass of destitution’ … Continue reading

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Upcoming events remembering the Lockout

If you want to get involved in remembering one of Dublin’s greatest labour struggles there are numerous events in the coming few weeks.  Perhaps the most interesting is the re-enactment of Bloody Sunday, 31st August 1913 which was one of … Continue reading

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Dark days – the funerals of the victims of the Church Street tenement collapse.

The funeral cortege of the victims of the Church Street tenement collapse as it passes over O’Connell Bridge en route to Glasnevin Cemetery. (To mark these tragic events Stoneybatter and Smithfield People’s History Project are organising a weekend of events … Continue reading

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October 1920: British Murder Gang brings terror to Manor Street

At 1.50am on Saturday 16th October 1920 Peter O’Carroll and his wife Annie were awoken by a heavy and ominous knock on the front door of their home at 92 Manor Street. Mr. O’Carroll rose from his bed and reached … Continue reading

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