Dublin: The Story of a City The publication of any book of drawings by Stephen Conlin is something of an event for any student of our capital city. This book is particularly welcome, bringing together as it does most of the artist’s most important Dublin drawings, made in a long career stretching well over 30… Read More Dublin: The Story of a City by Stephen Conlin and Peter Harbison, reviewed
in the coloured 1798 map above, the tiny, modern-day lane-way known now as Balfe St, very near the busy central shopping thoroughfare of Grafton St. was previously “Pitt St”. Can you see it above? If you follow Anne St right to left across Grafton St you’ll spot it. The name Pitt comes of course… Read More changed utterly: Dublin’s Streets and Mrs Peg Leeson.
The nonsense some people talk (with great confidence) about World War One. It was all futile, the troops were lions led by donkeys, the generals were incompetent and it was all for nothing. Really? Myths dispelled and some WWI factual television, lightly reviewed. If you can see 3 columns of text, you may be on… Read More Lies, Myths (and television) about the First World War.