Joshua Pim

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An artist’s impression of the 1891 Wimbledon men’s final in which Ireland’s Joshua Pim beat  Wilfred Baddeley. Photograph: Rischgitz/Getty Images

For one glorious summer in 1890, the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis championships belonged to Ireland, the country providing the winner of the men’s singles, W(...)

The Usher’s Island James Joyce house, location of  the short story,  The Dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Plans to turn the James Joyce “House of the Dead” on Dublin’s Liffey quays into a 56-bedroom hostel have been lodged with Dublin City Council. The Ge(...)

A view of the artificial grass court in use at the Irish Open at Fitzwilliam. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Joshua Pim, Helen Wills Moody, Maureen Connolly and Rod Laver, winner of four Wimbledon titles and the Irish Championship in 1962, decorate the sta(...)

Back in the day, Secrora, on Killiney Hill Road, was home to tennis hero Joshua Pim. Pim – whose family were also reputed to have invented the favouri(...)