JEMBO NO TOES

Jembo No Toes lived in Garden Lane, near Francis Street, in the mid-20th century. He was a blind artillery man who had fought in the First World War.

He got his nickname because he suffered with bad feet and so cut the toe caps out of his shoes and would walk around with his toes hanging out. He was regularly seen around Patrick Street where he would sing:

I don't want to go to the trenches no more,
Where the alley man's guns shatter and roar.
Oh my! Oh me! Take me home over the sea,
Back to the Liberties.

Hyatt Centric The Liberties Dublin

Dean Street,
Dublin,
Ireland,
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