Jun 08 2008

Cabra in years gone by 1951

Published by at 11:43 pm under News

Accidental Drowning: On Tuesday 13th November 1951 the Evening Herald reported the death by drowning of two young English girls. A dense fog had enveloped most of Dublin City on that particular day. The two girls were returning by taxi to their guest house in Clontarf after spending an evening out. They had earlier dined in the Metropole Restaurant and later went dancing to the Four Provinces Ballroom in Harcourt Street. Two men crossing Butt Bridge reported hearing a loud splash in the river. On rushing to the quayside they saw a man struggling in the water.The man was rescued with the help of a life buoy. The taxi driver from Leix Road in Cabra was a non swimmer who managed to escape from his submerged taxi. The taxi had entered the water from the south side of the River Liffey.


October 1951: The Dublin Board of Assistance today approved the recommendation of the visiting committe that a new dispensary be erected at Carnlough Road to serve the West Cabra housing area.


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