This new historical atlas of Rathmines explores the vibrant Dublin suburb through word, map and image. The emergence of Rathmines from village through township to suburb of Dublin is explained in a thoroughly researched text, illustrated with thematic maps, early views and photographs.
O'Connell Street is at the heart of Dublin. Through name changes and revolutions, destruction and rebuilding it has remained at the heart of the story of Ireland for centuries. Nicola Pierce explores the people, the history, the buildings and the stories behind the main street in our capital city.
You may know all about the Easter Rising and the Good Friday Agreement, but did you know that the hypodermic needle was invented in Tallaght? Or that Dublin was the first city in the world to have a woman stockbroker, decades before London or New York? With one anniversary for each day of the year, discover the moments that make us who we are.
Few now bother to deny that a 'dirty war' took place in Northern Ireland during the 'Troubles'. It began with the arrival of Brigadier Frank Kitson in Belfast in September 1970 and the murder of unarmed civilians in Ballymurphy and Derry.