History on Your Doorstep at your fingertips
Published on 3rd June 2021
From the outset of the Dublin City Council Historians in Residence programme, the historians wanted to write local history stories and share them with people. Once the historians had been on the ground meeting people and researching the history of the city, they knew the topics that people would be interested in reading about. They got researching and writing and the History on Your Doorstep series of books was born. The books are free and Volumes 2 and 3 are available to pick up in your local library or download copies of all three, here:
Volume 1 was published in 2018 and features chapters on suffragettes, the public housing architect Herbert Simms, the Monica Roberts collection of letters from First World War soldiers, a history of Edge Hardware in Fairview, Dublin railway workers, and William Spence and Sons foundry/engineering works on Cork Street.
Volume 2 was published in 2019 and includes chapters on St. Ultan’s hospital, the piper Seamus Ennis, Dublin Corporation and the War of Independence, a history of Lemon’s Sweets, disappearing workplaces of Dublin, and housing in the Liberties.
Volume 3 is a commemorative edition marking the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, 21 November 1920, with five chapters outlining the events of this terrible day in Dublin’s history.