The Phoenix Park is Ireland's best-known park. Each day, hundreds of people come into the park to work within what is the largest walled park in Europe.
And each night, the gas lamps that line the park are lit -- a tradition passed down through generations of one family: the Flanagans.
From the earliest days of lighting Dublin, to the origins and development of the Park, the Flanagan's childhood and their family involvement in the tradition, this book explores the Phoenix Park and the unique contribution of one family to it. The Lamplighters of the Phoenix Park is a unique and colourful history and an account of how one family came to be forever synonymous with the beautiful gas lamps that line Chesterfield Avenue.