The year is 1950, World War II is over, food rationing is nearly finished and the word teenager has just been invented. There are nineteen identical yellow-brick terraced houses on one side of the Avenue and twenty on the other yet each house is a world of its own and as different from the next as the people who live in them.
Many churches in Ireland have closed in recent decades, partly because of declining Protestant congregations, and partly because the Catholic hierarchy choose to build modern places of worship as an inducement to young people.
2019 Publication. This wonderful guidebook to Dublin uses "time" as the theme, in particular public clocks, thus encouraging people to look up at the attractive architecture of the city, instead of looking into shop windows. Information is also provided about what Dubliner's hear but never see, fascinating Victorian clock machines and harmonious bells. The wide range of buildings, illustrated by modern colour photographs and some old images, grouped into informative walks, will help the reader to understand what makes Dublin "tick".
2019 Publication. This Colour edition of the book provides a layman's general history of the Rathfarnham region, stretching as it does from the River Dodder at Pearse Bridge southwards to Rockbrook in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.
2019 Publication. Cemeteries are the new "tourist attractions" of the 21st century, especially in the big cities of the world. Some are now regarded as being equivalent to leafy public parks, for a peaceful and scenic stroll, while others are packed with wonderful sculpture, art and craftsmanship, and at the same time are of interest to historians, genealogists, and of course, relatives of the deceased. This Colour edition of the book gives a brief overview of numerous important cemeteries around the world, enlivened by many photographs, to entice further exploration by the curious explorer.