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Saturday 21 November, 2020

Donal Fallon: 100 years on from the IRA assassinations of Bloody Sunday morning, mysteries remain

The historian sets the scene of the morning of that fateful day 100 years ago today and the killings that preceded the Croke Park massacre.

Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Opinion: Goodbye to O'Rahilly's 40 Herbert Park, an integral part of the story of 1916

Historian Donal Fallon tells of ‘The O’Rahilly’, one of The Rising’s most colourful characters and how his recently demolished home, 40 Herbert Park, played a part in the history of the rebellion.

Saturday 9 May, 2020

Remembering Bewley’s: Once 'the heart and the hearth of Dublin'

Donal Fallon reflects on the end of an era, as Bewley’s cafe on Grafton street prepares to close its doors.

Thursday 23 April, 2020

He saw the plight of older people and couldn't stand idly by: Remembering Willie Bermingham

Donal Fallon remembers the founder of ALONE on the 30th anniversary of his death.


Monday 6 April, 2020

Wood Quay veteran, hero of the Liberties: John Gallagher's death has deprived Dublin of one of its champions

Gallagher, who passed away recently, kept Dublin and the Liberties in his heart.

Saturday 14 March, 2020

Opinion: A tribute to Tomás Mac Curtain, the martyred Lord Mayor

Donal Fallon looks at the life of Tomás Mac Curtain, who was shot dead in his home on 20 March 1920.

Monday 10 February, 2020

A colourful character, a progressive and a lover of arts. Goodbye to Tommy Smith of Grogan’s

Smith, who passed away on Sunday, was part of the fabric of Dublin life, writes Donal Fallon.

Sunday 17 December, 2017

Jackeen: 'A fellow who does very little for a living, and wants to do less'

The term ‘Jackeen’ is levelled against Dubliners, primarily in a sporting context and very much in jest. Read about it and more in Come Here To Me! Volume 2, a book celebrating an unexplored Dublin.

Sunday 15 October, 2017

Grafton Street 1870: 'The street literally swarmed with women of loose character'

Come Here To Me! Vol. 2 celebrates an unexplored Dublin: its public duels and street gangs, suffragettes and drag queens, as well as its not-so-secret gay bars and failed vegetarian societies.