A detailed and illuminating account of Dublin's most important eighteenth-century Victorian southside suburbs, examining their rich layers of history, their growth and development, special features and famous inhabitants.
A detailed and illuminating account of Dublin's most important eighteenth-century and Victorian southside suburbs, examining their rich layers of history, their growth and development, special features, famous inhabitants. The author lived in this area all her life and spent her time delving into old maps and records- and often preventing the destruction of beautiful features of the streetscape. The book is illustrated throughout with maps, photos and drawings.
'Four Roads to Dublin will open your eyes to a whole new world you never knew existed ... The research is meticulous and the story is told with the warmth and affection of a woman who has lived there. It's for Dublin people who love Dublin.' -- Sunday World Sunday World 'A mine of information, an extraordinary collection of local history, biographical detail and fascinating photographs." -- Ireland of the Welcomes 'Few could surpass the enlightened and informed passion of Deirdre Kelly, writer and environmental campaigner ... It's a very interesting book indeed, even for anyone who doesn't have a particular connection with the area ... All kinds of historical titbits are mentioned, a deluge of information which holds your interest to the last page ... Deirdre Kelly, in her loving scholarship, produced a real classic that deserves to live on.' -- Books Ireland Books Ireland
Deirdre Kelly was a radical environmental activist and a founder member of the Living City Group. She was involved with many campaigns to save Dublin's architectural heritage.