Dublin since 1922
By Tim Carey
In word and image, the story of Ireland's capital city, from independence, told for the first time . . .
'A unique and fascinating history of a great city - jewels and Dublin gems on every page' Joe Duffy
Dublin Since 1922 tells the story of Ireland's capital city since independence. Richly illustrated throughout, it unfolds around hundreds of dates in the city's history, beginning with the founding of the Irish state - when Dublin had the worst slums in Europe - and ending in the last days of the Celtic Tiger.
Through major events, Carey charts nearly a century of the capital's history, from the Civil War, the Eucharistic Congress and President Kennedy's visit, to the 1986 earthquake, the Stardust disaster and the changing faces of the St Patrick's Day parade.
Brought to life are the figures who have shaped the city's identity - from Archbishop McQuaid to Tony Gregory, from Luke Kelly to Maeve Binchy - and the daily life of its people, through the books they read, the way they move around the city, the music they listen to, the crimes they commit and the unique experiences they have of simply being in the city of Dublin.
A captivating celebration of people and place, this book makes essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how the character of a city - and its inhabitants - is shaped.
Tim Carey is a best-selling historian who has written extensively on Irish history and, in particular, the history of Dublin. Among his publications are the bestselling Mountjoy: The Story of a Prison, Hanged for Ireland, Hanged for Murder and Croke Park: A History. He is Heritage Officer for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council where he started and directed the Mountains to Sea book festival.
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06 Oct 2016
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Hachette Books Ireland
Carey's work is hugely informative and beautifully designed, with some remarkable old photographs complementing the historical information — Irish Independent
I would highly recommend you get your kids offline this Christmas and have them thumbing through these pages — Sunday Independent
a gorgeous production ... one of those books people will want to dip into again and again — Joseph O'Connor, Irish Independent