Standish O'Grady (1846-1928) is best remembered as the 'Father of the Irish Literary Revival'. Critics of have long puzzled, however, about the turns and contradictions of the 'Fenian-unionist's' thinking.
This volume explores the world of book collecting in early modern Ireland and Britain. It investigates the ways in which texts, both manuscript and printed, were collected, and draws attention to the wider impact of the European book trade on changing reading habits and the availability of books.
Dublin's footprint grew steadily during the 1970s with housing transforming the landscape of the west of the city, especially in Tallaght, Clondalkin, and Blanchardstown. It was a time of change with the dominance of the city centre increasingly challenged by suburban shopping centres as Dubliners embraced the freedom offered by the motor car.