Local History


The Rising In The Union Exhibition Online

The Rising In The Union Exhibition Online The Fountain Resource Group’s local 1916 exhibition now online (give it a second to load)   01-the-road-to-the-rising-part-1-qxp 02-the-road-to-the-rising-part-2-rev-qxp 03-the-road-to-the-rising-part-3-qxp 04-easter-week-part-1-qxp 05-easter-week-part-2-qxp... 

Life in 1916 Ireland: Stories from statistics

The Irish Museum of Modern Art is presently running a project called A Fair Land. It is a village operating in the courtyard of the Kilmainham Royal Hospital predating 1916. Walking through this little village, you are supposed to ‘time-travel’ back into the past and experience what life was like... 

George Fullerton – Irish Revolutionary and Local Hero

George Fullerton – Irish Revolutionary and Local Hero On Monday 25 April 2016 a special service took place at the graveyard adjoining the former Anglican Church on James’s Street in memory of 1916 Easter Rising veterans Lieutenant George Fullerton of the Irish Citizen Army and his wife, Elizabeth... 

1916 Rebel John J O’Grady Buried in St James’s Graveyard

1916 Rebel John J O’Grady Buried in St James’s Graveyard By Sean J Murphy Gravestone of Volunteer John J O’Grady in St James’s Graveyard Having ceased to be used for religious purposes in the 1960s and lain vacant in recent years, the old St James’s Protestant Church in James’s Street is... 

Video of George Fullerton’s Service

A video of the  special service for the memory of Lieutenant George Fullerton of the Irish Citizen Army and his wife, Elizabeth Fullerton who served in Cumman na mBan both lived at 52 Bow Lane west, James’s Street. Presided over by Fr John Collins.  For their story click here   Read More »

A Trip Down Memory Lane

I was on my way home from work the other day and decided to pay a visit to St. Audoen’s Church. I have always been eager to check it out considering I pass by it on a regular basis. I read somewhere that there is a lucky stone hidden inside, so I took a walk around the church grounds in the hope... 

Rising in the Union Exhibition Online Part 2

Easter Week 1916 throughout the City   Easter Monday April 24th 11.00- 11.40am           Over 1,000 members of the Irish Volunteers, Irish Citizen Army and Cumann Na mBan assemble in various locations around Dublin.  They then occupy various strategic buildings in the city: General Post... 

Rising In the Union Exhibition Online Part 1

As requested by many visitors, the “Rising in the Union” exhibition will now go online.  In this installment, the historic context of the Rising is discussed. The Road to the Rising Part 1 An Uneasy Relationship with the Neighbouring Island The story of the Irish struggle for Independence... 

Blessing of Irish Heroes Graves in St James’ Graveyard

Blessing of Irish Heroes Graves in St James’ Graveyard Monday the 25th of April will see a special service for the memory of Lieutenant George Fullerton of the Irish Citizen Army and his wife, Elizabeth Fullerton who served in Cumman na mBan both lived at 52 Bow Lane west, James’s Street. George... 

James’ Hospital & TCD – 1916 Commemoration Weekend

James’ Hospital & TCD – 1916 Commemoration Weekend St.James’s Hospital commemorates 1916 with events taking place over three days from Friday, the 6th of May until Sunday, the 8th of May, at the Saint James’s Hospital, James’s Street, Dublin 8. Programme: Friday, 6th May – Trinity... 

Remembering The Tenements Day

Remembering The Tenements Day  There will be a special event taking place in Kings Inns, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, on Saturday the 16th of April, 2016. ‘Remembering the Tenements Day’ will be hosted between 10 am and 3.30 pm. People who grew up (or had relatives who grew up) in a tenement house... 

Kilmainham Gaol To Host “Signatories”

In April Signatories, a theatrical play about the seven signatories who signed the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in 1916, will be presented in a promenade production in Kilmainham Gaol. Signatories will be running from the 22nd of April to the 5th of May and will be performed at Kilmainham Gaol... 

The Oldest Pub in Ireland

The Brazen Head Pub and Hotel is situated on Bridge Street in Dublin 8. It is famous for being the oldest pub in Ireland and dates back to 1198 when it first became a drinking hole for the Cambro-Normans who had just invaded Ireland two decades earlier in 1169. The Normans had been invited by Diarmait... 

Lecture At Former South Dublin Union Site

St. James’s Hospital is considered the largest university hospital in Dublin and one of the biggest hospitals in Europe. Before St. James’s hospital was established in 1971 it was a poorhouse and later a workhouse called the South Dublin Union. Originally St. James’s were a combination of Federated... 

Irish Citizen Army Plaque Unveiling

On Friday afternoon the 11th of March, there was an unveiling of an Irish Citizen Army Plaque at Marino College of Further Education on North Strand. This plaque commemorates the men, woman and young people from the surrounding area who served with the Irish Citizen Army during the revolutionary period... 

Easter Rising Medals to be Auctioned

Easter Rising Medals to be Auctioned Historical medals from the 1916 rebels will be auctioned by Whyte’s Gallery this Sunday 13th March.  Manuscripts and ephemera from this period will also be for sale during the auction.  Around 2,500, 1916 medals were awarded to the rebels or their next of kin,... 

Dublin Castle On The 24th March 1916

What Was Happening At Dublin Castle On The 24th March 1916 As everyone I’m sure is aware, we are celebrating a 100 years since the 1916 Easter Rising and it has become our ambition to take a walk down memory lane to remember, retell and relive the events and moments of that week. One of the places... 

The Iveagh Trust Museum

The Iveagh Trust Museum used to be a Tenement Flat in Dublin 8’s Bull Alley Estate, Patrick Street. The flat, once known as Number 3B, was occupied by Nellie Molloy who died at the tender age of 95 on the 29th October 2002. She lived there for most of her life and preferred an old-fashioned lifestyle.... 

Richmond Barracks Restoration News

Richmond Barracks Restoration News Almost a year has passed since the plan to turn the old Richmond Barracks into an Exhibition Centre was given the go ahead. This was decided so that the Barracks can play its part in this year’s 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. The decision was to turn... 

1916 Walking Tour: Sunday 31st January 2016

1916 Walking Tour: Sunday 31st January 2016 A 1916 Walking Tour from Beggar’s Bush to St. Stephen’s Green will take place on Sunday. The meeting point is the Irish Labour History Museum and will start at 1pm. It has been organised by Labour Party TD Kevin Humphreys, but is free for all to attend.... 
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