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What's in a Name? Dun Leary, Kingstown, Dun Laoghaire

ISBN: 9780995609129
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What's in a Name? Dun Leary - Kingstown - Dún Laoghaire celebrates the centenary of the name change from Kingstown to Dún Laoghaire during the War of Independence in 1920.
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What's in a Name? Dun Leary - Kingstown - Dún Laoghaire celebrates the centenary of the name change from Kingstown to Dún Laoghaire during the War of Independence in 1920. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries mark this important date with a vibrant selection of postcards acquired from the Seamus Kearns sale last year. Find out more about the history of this important maritime town, its royal connections and how it fared during a troubled time in Irish history. Explore how it became a gateway for tourists and sadly a passenger harbour for many emigrants. It looks at how local placenames were formed, many derived from the Irish language but also from past colonial influences. Finally, take a visual trip through the past 100 years through a selection postcards of Dún Laoghaire's finest views - from the piers, parks and promenades to bustling townscapes, hotels and architectural splendours of a bygone era.

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What's in a Name? Dun Leary - Kingstown - Dún Laoghaire celebrates the centenary of the name change from Kingstown to Dún Laoghaire during the War of Independence in 1920. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries mark this important date with a vibrant selection of postcards acquired from the Seamus Kearns sale last year. Find out more about the history of this important maritime town, its royal connections and how it fared during a troubled time in Irish history. Explore how it became a gateway for tourists and sadly a passenger harbour for many emigrants. It looks at how local placenames were formed, many derived from the Irish language but also from past colonial influences. Finally, take a visual trip through the past 100 years through a selection postcards of Dún Laoghaire's finest views - from the piers, parks and promenades to bustling townscapes, hotels and architectural splendours of a bygone era.

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