Patrick O’Connell’s Ireland career

Drumcondra Library Drumcondra Library, Millmount Ave, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Dublin
Dr. James Curry

In recent years, the Drumcondra-born footballer and football manager Patrick O'Connell (1887-1959) has received increased recognition for his sporting achievements. This talk will look at O'Connell's playing career, focusing particularly on his international appearances for Ireland whilst representing Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City, and Manchester United. Dr. James Curry Dublin City Council Historian in Residence will...

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Drumcondra Grand 1934-1968: A community cinema

Drumcondra Library Drumcondra Library, Millmount Ave, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Dublin
Dr. Ruth McManus

Take a trip down memory lane to the glory days of the Drumcondra Grand, which was opened by celebrated Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alfie Byrne, in 1934. Part of a small circuit of suburban cinemas owned by Leonard Ging, the 1200-seat ‘Drummer’ became a hugely popular venue. This illustrated talk sets this local picture house...

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Forgotten footballers of Drumcondra (Online)

Drumcondra Library Drumcondra Library, Millmount Ave, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Dublin
Gerard Farrell

Two stars of the 1920s and 30s and among the most famous and successful footballers of their day, both Alex Stevenson and Tom Farquharson were born around Drumcondra and went to star in the highest echelons of English football, winning leagues and FA Cups. Today Stevenson and Farquharson are unknown to many but during their...

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Forgotten footballers of Drumcondra with Gerard Farrell – BOOKED OUT

Drumcondra Library Drumcondra Library, Millmount Ave, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Dublin

Two stars of the 1920s and 30s and among the most famous and successful footballers of their day, both Alex Stevenson and Tom Farquharson were born around Drumcondra and went to star in the highest echelons of English football, winning leagues and FA Cups. Today Stevenson and Farquharson are unknown to many but during their...