The People, places and historical buildings of Dublin 7

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Dublin 7Listen back to local Historian and well-known author Bernard Neary from Cabra West as he brings us on an interesting tour of Dublin 7, including the people, places and buildings of interest. Find out where the writer Iris Murdoch was born, where the poet Austin Clarke grew up and where Matt Kiernan made his Uilleann Pipes.  Discover interesting facts about local landmarks including the Royal Canal, Broadstone Railway Station and The Four Courts. Reminisce about skipping and conkers games played by children and the picturehouses that dotted the area.

Bernard’s new book Dublin 7, published by The Lilliput Press, is available to borrow from your local library and at bookshops.

"Neary’s beautifully illustrated volume (with maps and photographs) covers the areas of Ashtown, Broadstone, Cabra, Cardiffsbridge, Grangegorman, the Navan Road, Phibsborough, the Royal Canal, Smithfield, Stoneybatter, Church Street and the Quays. ...Neary combines oral history, archival research and personal recollections to create fascinating sketches of the various neighbourhoods, key figures and notable events. Historical accounts, contemporary description and fascinating maps allow the reader to see the evolution of Dublin 7 to the present day." (The Lilliput Press)

Recorded at Cabra Library Wednesday 23 August 2017 as part of Heritage Week.

Some images of Dublin 7 from the Dublin City Council Photographic Collections and Dublin City Library & Archive Special Collections:

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