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Lugs Branigan

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Bangbang aka Thomas Dudley - one of several Dublin street characters. He carried around a key and would aim it at people and shout "bang". Dublin Street, Dublin City, Photography Essentials, City Photography, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Cowboy Films, Black And White City

You Know The Way Elderly People Talk About “Lovable” Dublin Characters Like ‘Bang Bang’?

Well, this is ‘Bang Bang’, real name Thomas Dudley, in a rarely seen photo from a collection of old Dublin images newly uploaded to Facebook by Jim Gibson. Bang Bang’s lovability …

Jim Christopher Branigan Jan 1910 to the May 1986 Ireland Pictures, Ireland Homes, Dublin City, Old Photos, Irish, History, Image, Places, Old Pictures

Sergeant Jim Christopher Branigan 6th Jan 1910 to the 22th May 1986

R.T.E. Archives Video Link www.rte.ie/archives/2015/0925/730374-garda-jim-lugs-brani... James Christopher Branigan, better known as Jim or Lugs Branigan was a well-known member of the Garda Síochána as well as an Irish Boxer, and Boxing referee and to some, a folk and Dublin legend. Born in No.1 James Street, Dublin which was part of Saint Kevin's Hospital (South Dublin union) in 1910, James Branigan was a well-known figure in Dublin, both for his interest and participation in the boxing…

The Legendary ‘Lugs Branigan’ – Ireland’s Most Famed Garda ebook by Kevin C. City Of Evil, Michael Parkinson, New Books, Books To Read, Donnie Brasco, The Sweeney, Life Falling Apart, Ireland Pictures, Hard Men

Gill & Macmillan Books - Publishing for Ireland since 1968 - Biography - Lugs Branigan

I was so taken with this book cover I thought it worth scanning up! It depicts a rather famous character in the history of this city, ears and all. It comes from Bernard Neary's biography of Dublin. Strange Stories, Things To Think About, Things To Come, Irish Design, Dublin, Biography, Ears, This Book, Thoughts

‘Lugs’ (1985)

I was so taken with this book cover I thought it worth scanning up! It depicts a rather famous character in the history of this city, ears and all. It comes from Bernard Neary’s biography of …

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Jim “Lugs” Branigan

Here’s a book that a lot of Dubliners will be interested in reading. Lugs “The life and times of Jim Branigan” by Bernard Neary. It’s a great insight to Dublin in the 1940…

A prize winning boxer in his youth, Lugs was a well known amateur boxing referee later Win Prizes, Referee, Book Review, Boxing, Police, Youth, Old Things, Books, Libros

Books: Lugs Branigan - Policing the old fashioned way

Dublin has always been famous for its street characters - Bang Bang, Zozimus, the Diceman. It may seem curious to think of a gruff, lanky policeman in this company, but that is the legacy of Jim 'Lugs' Branigan, a ubiquitous presence on the streets of Dublin for many decades, plodding the beat, tackling gangs and dishing out instant justice, on the spot, with his big fists. The same fists also served him well as a prize boxer, who even fought for Ireland against a Nazi team in a 1930s…

Bangbang aka Thomas Dudley - one of several Dublin street characters. He carried around a key and would aim it at people and shout "bang". Dublin Street, Dublin City, Photography Essentials, City Photography, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Cowboy Films, Black And White City

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The latest Tweets from RareIrishStuff (@RareIrishStuff). Vintage Irish Memorabilia @ https://t.co/UhiVDlS9Af Irish Pickers TV Show #IrishPickers Instagram: @ IrishPicker ☘️ Facebook: @RareIrishStuff. Dublin, Ireland