Browse Items

Pictures in the Hallway

The importance of a good fire - link with Hugh Smullen's description of bringing coal to elderly neighbour.

Geographical area: O'Connell St. area - Mountjoy - Parnell sector

Extract from: O'Casey, S. (1942) Pictures in the Hallway. Rpt. (1980)…

Seamus Marken remembers being chastised by his father when he was a child, this was an important lesson on the importance of social support.

In this extract Seamus Marken remembers an incident when he was a child where he was chastised by his father because he refused to run an errand for an old woman who lived on Moore Street as he wanted to continue playing a game of chasing with his…

Hugh Smullen remembers working on the coal docks transporting coal from the docks to the yard.

In this extract Hugh Smullen remembers working on the coal docks transporting coal from the docks to the yard. He remembers that the left over coal that fell out of the buckets would be on the floor of his lorry and so he used to be able to supply…

Hugh Smullen talks about the importance of family support.

In this extract Hugh Smullen talks about the importance of family support. He remembers that his father was ill with TB and that there was a fear that his sister was becoming ill, as a result his Aunt took his sister in. This was to help out his…

Betty Watson talks about growing older in her community.

In this extract Betty Watson talks about growing older in her community. She notes that her community is very close knit and it's a safe community where everybody looks out for one…

Down Cobbled Streets [Extract p22-31]

Brief history of the Liberties in Dublin from the perspective of the lives of her family members. She begins by introducting her grandparents who moved to the Liberties in the late 1800's from the country. She describes the community of the Liberties…