Rush has a rich heritage engrained across many industries, from market gardening to tourism to fishing. Today Rush is the very different place compared to the second half of the 20 century. The population has increased many fold in the last 50 years.
Having heard many intriguing anecdotes from older residents, from summers spent welcoming return visitors to the then village, to the perennial jobs of picking fresh vegetables in the fields of neighbours, we felt it was important to preserve these stories to chronicle what life was like in Rush in different times. Rush Tidy Towns interviewed 25 people who lived in Rush most of their lives, and one which spent their summers in Rush with their family. In total. 10 women and 16 men. This led to a wide array of interesting stories covering school, jobs, the buildings, the businesses, the church, Kenure house, fishing, farming, Lambay Island, the GAA and the characters of Rush. Combined they paint a vivid picture of Rush in the bygone days, and due to the significant change which has come to pass in the intervening period, we feel it is one worth preserving for current and future generations by creating a publication.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.