HISTORY


Henry Street, Dublin with The Spire and Nelson’s Pillar in the background

History of Big Ben
Escaping the death train to Auschwitz
Did you know that Terenure was bombed by the Luftwaffe(German Airforce) during WWII?
Some great photos of 19th century London
There was once a passage tomb, like Newgrange in the Dublin mountainswhere the Hellfire club ruins now stand.

RTE archives
History of Irish and British railways
The Battle of Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Address. The Bixby Letter.
History Primary Sources
Jan 1963-The Long Winter!!
History of the Colloseum
Oct. 1962:World on the brink of WW3 History Channel Part 1Part 2

The Jewish boy who lived on Hitler´s street in Munich

The Men who built New York
This is a famous photograph taken around 300m above the streets of New York city in 1932. Building workers from all over the world, including two from County Galway were snapped on their lunch break while working on the Rockefeller Centre with Central Park in the background. The photo was staged for publicity. More photos and video.

1812: Napoleon’s invasion of Russia

Not so famous events in world history

 
 
 

Dublin Airport in the 1950s and in 2015. You can still see the original white building at the top right side(on the way to the Ryanair gates).
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Channel 4 Second World War

Has World War II carrier pigeon message been cracked?

Driving through Dublin in 1982

Dublin Bus in 1966

St. Joseph’s and Terenure in Bing Maps and in the 1980s…
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…and in earlier times



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Local history website made by St. Joseph´s boys in 2002
Gallery of old photos of Terenure
Terenure Crossroads 1900s-1940s (trams stopped running in 1949 as buses had taken over)




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…..and in 2012(below)


Simple English Wikipedia (Titanic)


Here’s an interesting photo taken in 1865 of an eviction. The walls of the tenant’s cottage are being destroyed by the landlord’s agents to prevent reoccupation. This is less than 20 years after the famine. This was quite a common occurance in Ireland at that time. The Great Famine, as it sometimes called, took place in 1845-48. Up to a million Irish peasants or tenant farmers perished from hunger and disease with another million more emigrated to Canada, USA, Australia over the next 50 years. BBC Irish Famine Page

Grafton Street back in the day and nowadays
(Top photo is from around 1900 and the middle one is from 1956)



100 years ago today 14th Dec. 1911


Above we see Robert Falcon Scott and his men at the South Pole in 1911. Read the whole story by clicking here.

O’Connell St., Dublin in the 1960s as seen from Nelson’s Pillar



A Good collection of photos from 1960s Ireland
National Library collection of old photos
Harold´s Cross in the 1960s
Comparison Photos Dublin 100 years ago and more recently
Kildare St. Dorset St. (near Croke Pk) Four Courts Grafton St. Parnell Sq (visit of King of England 1911) Corrib Rd. Sth. Quays Tallaght Village Henry St.

Wood Quay, Dublin(where the Dublin Civic offices are now.


More then and now photos from all over Ireland