Aug 23 2007

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The Cabra History.Com website is 10 years old this coming August, thank you all for your support over the past decade…MC

Anne Byrne

50 years a Hero…check out the video of this story on this site…

Martin & Pram

Restored Pushchair…



Joan Bergin 1963

Local Girl…Joan Bergin from Lower Killala Road in 1963…

Girls Confo 1963

Confirmation Girls in 1963…

Broomer 1934

Broombridge and the Royal Canal in full swing, late 1930’s. There’s quite a lot of bikes on the grass so these kids may not even be from Cabra West. But a great shot all the same…

Boys Confo 1963

This is a photo of my Confirmation Day, me and all of the lads in 1963. I well remember the Ma’ bringing me over to South Great Georges Street to get fitted out for my school cap for the big day. I have a photograph of that shop somewhere. Some of the little faces in the photo I can recall their names but most of them just skip through my memory. These for me were great times at twelve years of age and not a worry in the world. The only thing we feared in the whole wide world was the Parish Priest, the Cane, and the Rozzers. All of the boys in this picture are now heading into retirement and their pension but still looking great and never lost their sense of humour…

Waiting on the 22a 1959

‘Waiting on the 22A…’

Nov 1962

‘To the rescue of fellow play-mates at the Playground in 1962…

Mr Mac 1963a

Mister Mac in his shop on the end of Carnlough Road in 1963…He always played the organ in the Church every Sunday…

Parkers 14 march 1962

Meet the Parker family from Cabra West 1962

30 April 1949

Cabra Carnival 1949…

Cabra Baths unclean 1951

Cabra Baths unclean 1951…

Playground 1953

Cabra West Playground 1953…


Brian Rock 1967



The Grehan Twins from Bannow Road


‘I’m getting that drum from Santy…’


Lorraine Branagan from Kilkieran Road in 1970



Anne Coffey in her First Holy Communion outfit…



Paul Bedford from Lower Killala Road and Kevin Kennerney from Broombridge Road…


Brian Rock and the Hustlers

Brian Rock from Dingle Road and the Hustlers…courtesy of



The Baby’s Pram 1950



1959 Wedding





Cabra Train 1

Cabra Train

Shay Jordan and new arrival in Cabra

Shay Jordan and his New Arrival…


Check out ‘The Ma’s House on Killala Road’ video on this page…


“Ma’, he won’t let me in…”



Kevin Kennerney

Kevin Kennerney from Broombridge Road…


Willie Lynch from Drumcliff Road…

Cabra West (9)

The Bogies in Spring Time…Cabra Train 1

Kitchen Sink

Saturday Night Special…

The Church

Cabra West Parish Newsletter 2016…

You can listen to the ‘Welcome to Cabra History.Com 2015


You can listen to the Madge O’Callaghan documentary on this front page. See ‘Bookmarks’ for “My Uncle Jack”…



New Book Nov 2015

Due out soon, a great book with over 300 pages including 200 photographs,

70  stories of growing up in Cabra West that you are sure to relate to,

lots of historic information and plenty of new  pieces on the story of Cabra West in it’s early days.

This book will be on sale shortly for 15 euro per copy.

It will make a great Christmas present and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face…


March 1956

‘The School around the Corner’ comes to St Finbar’s School in 1956…


1943 School building

Building St. Finbar’s School in 1943…

27 Dec 1962 Wedding

1962 Cabra West Wedding…

Cabra Grand Picture House (20) gs

The Cabra Grand Picture House…

UFO Cabra July 1967

‘I’ve seen a few of them in Cabra…’

Ambrose & Ioana (1)

Great company and great food. Myself and my pal Ambrose O Shea went for our breakfast this morning into the ‘Elephant Cafe’ on Fassaugh Avenue. The young lady is Ioana or Johanna to us and she works in the Café…



School Visit


Visiting the old school…

Cabra Road




Broomer Water 1



Clarkes Cafe April 2015



Broombridge 2


                                           Martin Coffey (noel's)



Ladies Sodality 1969
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1) Be sure to check out the Photo Gallery:
There are three sections in this  Gallery. One is for older photos of people and places connected to Cabra, another is for older photos of Dublin City and its rapidly disappearing shops and places of interest. The third section is for you to display a photograph of yourself or your friends and family as you are today. Across each photograph is displayed the name of this website. This is a type of security to ensure that your photographs are not used by anyone other than those authorised by you. When submitting a photograph please try and put a name, location or date to it.
2) The Guest Book, Comments and Chat section:
This is for people from the area, at home or abroad to keep in touch with each other regardless of where they are living. It allows you to re-connect with old school friends, neighbours or family. You can also submit a comment on any subject you wish relating to the site or its contents.
 Noel Brendan Anne & Martin Coffey
3) The News, Stories and Chat section:
Here you will find some items of general interest as well as stories submitted to the site that people wish to share with others. If you have a story you wish to share you can email it to and have it placed on display with other stories submitted. You can always enhance your story with a photograph that can be placed alongside the story. No matter how short or long your story is it is more than welcome.
 Liam & James Hyland in the Bogies 1960s
4) Remember, this site is about sharing memories of your childhood and those many years spent growing up in Cabra West or any area of Cabra. This is your opportunity to capture and retain those memories of Cabra and its people that you hold dear.
Including Elizabeth Byrne Pat Lynch Mary Yeats & Sis Monica on right 2 -1
Here is your chance to ensure that your family’s connection to Cabra is never forgotten. So there you are now, no excuses, off you go and delve into the attic or the wardrobe and fish out those old photographs and memories, dust them down and share them with us all.
Remember that this is the only website at this time dealing with the history of Cabra West/Cabra and offering this service free of charge …MC

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