Mount Merrion lies on the South Side of Dublin, `between the mountains and the sea'. In 1711, the Fitzwilliam family walled the area to serve as their private country estate, and the 300th anniversary of this has sparked a new and enthusiastic interest in the history of the area.
Blackrock, the affluent seaside suburb of South Dublin, first became an independent township in 1863. Since then, it has thrived and grown, and in the book by popular local historian Joe Curtis, we see the development of the commercial, social, and of course, the sporting aspects of this fascinating area of Dublin.
For many years Dundrum was just another stop on the railway between Harcourt Street and Bray; In this new book by local historian Joe Curtis, the multi-faceted past of Dundrum is explored through a vibrant collection of illustrations and historical research, much of which has been previously unpublished.
This latest book from Maurice Curtis combines a story of a changing Dublin with a story of music, as seen through the eyes of a young person growing up in the city. In this fascinating saga, we discover a city full of history, mystery, mayhem and magic and catch a flavour of what makes Dublin unique.