2021 Publication. In the decades that followed independence, Dublin expanded rapidly as new suburban developments attempted to eradicate the tenement landscape. From streets like Henrietta Street, families moved to places like Crumlin, Cabra, Whitehall and later Ballyfermot. Brendan Behan quipped there was ‘no such thing as suburbia, only Siberia’, but others made happy homes there.
Acclaimed historian John Gibney weaves a multitude of tales to explain how the city of Dublin developed, from its origins to the present day. He forms a rich tapestry of the capital's social, political, cultural and architectural past through anecdotes about personalities, goings-on, buildings, literature and song over the centuries.
Irish Period Houses – A Conservation Guidance Manual is a brand new revision of the previous edition of Period Houses, printed in 2001, which was a pioneering manual for best practice repair and maintenance of period houses in Dublin. The 2016 edition, undertaken by the same author, conservation surveyor Frank Keohane, greatly widens the scope of the manual with a comprehensive array of new topics now covering all of Ireland.