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So Once Was I : Forgotten Tales from Glasnevin Cemetery

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ISBN: 9781785375125
AuthorFarrell, Warren
Pub Date02/05/2024
BindingPaperback
Pages272
Publisher: Merrion Press
Quick overview From unmarked plots to striking monuments, Glasnevin Cemetery has become home to a microcosm of Irish society since it opened its gates in 1832. Every grave has a story to tell, but with more than a million souls resting there, many of these stories have been long forgotten.
€19.99

So Once Was I sets out to celebrate the quirky, strange and sometimes unbelievable tales of lesser-known figures in Ireland’s famous cemetery. Representing all threads of Irish society’s rich tapestry, from lion tamers to pioneering aviators, the mistress of the macabre to a mysterious, murderous count, forgotten revolutionaries to the mammy of Irish cooking, the cemetery’s population is reanimated in this book through vivid retellings of their lives.

This intriguing tour through the national necropolis brings back to life those Joyce called the ‘faithful dead’, an intricate mosaic of stories rediscovered among the grandeur of Glasnevin’s famed monuments.Really charming history of Dublin’s amazing Glasnevin Cemetery, resting place of the 1916 leaders and many other key figures in Irish history, with a focus on many of the quirkier, stranger stories of the graveyard’s past. Author one of the main guides to the Cemetery.

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So Once Was I sets out to celebrate the quirky, strange and sometimes unbelievable tales of lesser-known figures in Ireland’s famous cemetery. Representing all threads of Irish society’s rich tapestry, from lion tamers to pioneering aviators, the mistress of the macabre to a mysterious, murderous count, forgotten revolutionaries to the mammy of Irish cooking, the cemetery’s population is reanimated in this book through vivid retellings of their lives.

This intriguing tour through the national necropolis brings back to life those Joyce called the ‘faithful dead’, an intricate mosaic of stories rediscovered among the grandeur of Glasnevin’s famed monuments.Really charming history of Dublin’s amazing Glasnevin Cemetery, resting place of the 1916 leaders and many other key figures in Irish history, with a focus on many of the quirkier, stranger stories of the graveyard’s past. Author one of the main guides to the Cemetery.

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