Dublin Festival of History

Talks and lectures from the Dublin Festival of History.




100 years of Edge Hardware

A talk by Cormac Moore looking at the history of this local Fairview business as it celebrates 100 years in business in 2017.

Started by Elias Edge (Senior) who was born in 1872 the history of this neighborhood hardware shop is also the history of the area. Cormac brings that history to life as he discusses the floods, bombings, escaped lions and further floods which shaped Fairview over the last 100 years.

If you want to learn more you might like to check out the following:

The bombing of Dublin's North Strand by Kevin C. Kearns.
Fortune's wheel : The life and legacy of the Fairview lion tamer. A dvd directed by Joe Lee

You can also find historic photographs of Fairview on our digital repository and images of the North Strand Bombing on our online gallery.

Recorded at the 2017 Dublin Festival of History.  Cormac is part of the  Historian in Residence  team (Dublin City Council)  for the North Central Area. Additional research by Beverly Edge.


 25 May 2018  32m