An East Wall docker and a Dorset Street plumber who joined the War

Name of soldier : William O Brien Name of descendent : Bernard Edwards Bernard Matthews and his partner Pat, pictured below, are based in Phibsborough, off the North Circular Road. They live in a charming small pocket called Cherrymount close, so named because of its profusion of cherry trees in the Spring and Summer. OnContinue reading “An East Wall docker and a Dorset Street plumber who joined the War”

Christopher Mulligan – From Nelson Street to Second Ypres

Name of soldier : Christopher Mulligan Descendents : Stella Geragthy and her brother Aidan Maher Nelson Street is a small, narrow street linking Eccles Street with Berkeley Street on Dublin’s North city. It is named after the British naval hero, Admiral Horatio Nelson, whose column adorned Dublin’s O’Connell Street before it was bombed in 1966.Continue reading “Christopher Mulligan – From Nelson Street to Second Ypres”

Joe Richardson – from the Great War to Great Western Square

Name of soldier : Joe Richardson Descendent : Eileen Richardson Eileen Richardson is a strong, sparkling woman, typical of the Cabra spirit. Her background is also typical of the area, which was expanded dramatically in the 1930s to rehouse people from the north inner city. Eileen is originally from a tenement on Buckingham Street, ofContinue reading “Joe Richardson – from the Great War to Great Western Square”