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John Callery

An absorbing read (on Dublin’s architecture and street life of the period ) brings me back to the long hot summer of 1995 when I read it for the first time.

Page 88:

“On one occasion the Liberty Boys, driven back as far as Thomas Street, managed to rally their forces and pursue the Ormonde boys to the Broadstone, a distance of nearly a mile. The vanquished were treated with incredible ferocity: the Butchers cut the leg–tendons of the Weavers with their long knives, or the Weavers hoisted the Butchers and left them hanging by their jaws on their own meat-hooks. But they were, it seems, to some extenth respectors of youth and rank”

Northside southside rivalry, still continues. Pats v Shells and the 9 points dispute!!

[This message has been edited by John Callery (edited 08 March 2002).]

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