Our Good Health

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  • Book cover: Our Good Health - a history of Dublin's water and drainageTitle: Our Good Health: A history of Dublin's water and drainage
  • Author: Michael Corcoran
  • Size: 31cm
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: xi, 224pp.
  • Price: €35
  • Publisher: Dublin City Council, 2005
  • ISBN: 0946841772


This book is a history of Dublin's water supply and drainage system from the year 1200 to the present day. It includes many old photographs and maps, which will be of interest to many.

The role of water in the Dublin city life is catalogued with particular attention to developments from the Victorian era to the present day. It also includes the necessary daily duties to maintain services and planning for the future.

The provision of this service is generally 'taken for granted' today and the book endeavours to illustrate the importance of water and wastewater services in maintaining a high quality of life for the citizens of Dublin.

How to Purchase

Available for purchase in the Gift Shop City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2, and the following booksellers: Eason's and Hodges Figgis. Also online from Four Court's Press.

First published 2005 by
Dublin City Council
Dublin City Library & Archive
138-144 Pearse Street
Dublin 2

© Michael Corcoran 2005