“1916: The fight in the docklands” – from EWHG April 26, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
“1916: The fight in the docklands”
Thursday 28th April, 7.30pm at the Gibson Hotel, Point Village
This will be the most comprehensive account of local events ever told. On Easter Monday the British Military rushed to secure the North docks. Once they reached the area they quickly moved to cordon it off from the rest of the city. However, within the cordon a week of sustained sniper fire continued, British troops looted extensively and were responsible for a number of callous civilian deaths. Hundreds of residents were rounded up and interned in sheds and a church, and at one point the area was shelled from the Liffey. Come along and hear the full story – All welcome to this free event.
( We have also assembled a collage showing photos of many of the men and women from the North Docks who participated in the Rising. Currently features over sixty images. If you have any to contribute please contact us as soon as possible , as we hope to display this Thursday evening.)
See flyer attached and link to facebook event page:
See also link to the 1916 section on our community website, which includes a number of articles of interest:
And a significant occasion for us,when on 8th May @ 2pm we will be hosting a celebration of the life & work of an often over looked figure of the revolutionary era – “Walter Carpenter: A revolutionary life” will include the unveiling (by his grandson Eamon) of a plaque on Caledon Road and also the launch of a new booklet written by his grand-daughter Ellen Galvin .
“Walter Carpenter: A revolutionary life”
Sunday 8th May @ 2pm
Assemble: The Sean O’Casey Community Centre, St Marys Road , East Wall.
We look forward to seeing you at some of these events and please share the details.
East Wall History Group