Category - Historical

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The Great Whiskey Fire

A Forgotten Calamity DFB historian Las Fallon talks to Adam Hyland about his new book on the Great Liberties Whiskey Fire of 1875. Among the strange and eye-opening stories that lie within...

Retired members: Noel Hayden

Conor Forrest caught up with retired District Officer Noel Hayden, who spent the best part of his career fighting fires on Dublin’s southside. In the days when Dún Laoghaire fire station...

Michael Dineen

Retired members: Michael Dineen

Michael Dineen (left) and F/F Michael Healy (right) on the switch at Tara Street in the 1950s Conor Forrest sat down with retired D/O Michael Dineen to discover more about life in the fire...

Retired members: Harry O’Keeffe

Harry (bottom row, far left) and his colleagues in DFB. Conor Forrest caught up with Harry O’Keeffe, a former firefighter who spoke about his career with Dublin Fire Brigade, his role as...

Retired members: Paddy Rooney

Conor Forrest sat down with former firefighter Paddy Rooney to learn more about his time in the brigade, the changes he has seen over the years, and the memories that have stayed with...

Retired members: Patrick Madden

Conor Forrest sat down with retired District Officer Patrick Madden to discover more about a career well spent. If you enjoy hiking through the mountain ranges of Ireland, Scotland and...

The Ultimate Price

In October 1936, three Dublin firefighters lost their lives in a fire at the Exide Batteries shop on Pearse Street. On the night of October 5th 1936, three of Dublin Fire Brigade’s finest...

Retired members: Paul Hand

From Dolphin’s Barn to the DFB museum, Paul Hand has seen and done it all. Conor Forrest caught up with the busy retired firefighter and current museum curator, to learn more about a...

Thomas Purcell

Man of fire: Captain Thomas Purcell

DFB historian Las Fallon recounts the life of Captain Thomas Purcell, an innovative man who contributed immensely to Dublin Fire Brigade. Dublin Fire Brigade has a long history. The...

Retired Members: Damien Fynes

From planting the seed for Firecall to entertaining Russian firefighters after the cold war, retired D/O Damien Fynes recounts an interesting and eventful life. One might say that...