Notes on Drumcondra, County Dublin

Notes on Drumcondra, County Dublin

Click here for further tales of Dublin City and County Dublin   Don Patricio   Born on Jones’ Terrace, near the entrance to Croke Park’s Hill 16, Paddy O’Connell choose football over the GAA. While working at Boland’s Mill in his youth, he played for Strandville...
Notes on Castleknock, County Dublin

Notes on Castleknock, County Dublin

Looking at the connections to Caisleán Cnucha, Finn MacCool, the crusader Hugh Tyrell, the Lady in White, the siege of Castleknock Castle, a remarkable German jockey and other tales.  Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
Notes on Balbriggan, County Dublin

Notes on Balbriggan, County Dublin

Stories of Sinéad de Valera, a heroic sea rescue, Queen Victoria’s favourite stockings, a saint who kept bees, an emigrant who led one of the gangs of New York and the enterprising Baron Hamilton, amongst others. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access...
Notes on Ashtown (Baile an Ásaigh), County Dublin

Notes on Ashtown (Baile an Ásaigh), County Dublin

Click here for further tales of Dublin City and County Dublin What’s in a Name?   In the late 12th century, the lands of Ashtown were granted to the Hospital of St John the Baptist by Hugh Tyrrell, first Baron of Castleknock. A veteran crusader, Tyrrell had arrived in...
Notes on Dalkey, County Dublin

Notes on Dalkey, County Dublin

Accounts of the Dalkey hawks and the Atmospheric Railway, of Matt Damon, Tom Hanks, and Harry Styles, of the Kingdom of Dalkey, a gold rush and a woman who tried to kill Mussolini, of Flann O’Brien, Maeve Binchy and the evolution of Sorrento Terrace, Vico Road and...