The Little Book of Rathmines

Author: Maurice Curtis

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750990233

Category: History

Page: 192

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Rathmines is one of the oldest and most vibrant parts of Dublin. In this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts you will find out about Rathmines’ past, its proud sporting heritage, its arts and culture, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this much-loved area.
The Little Book of RathminesThe Little Book of Rathmines

Author: Maurice Curtis

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ISBN: 0750997338

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Page: 192

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Rathmines is one of the oldest and most vibrant parts of Dublin. In this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts you will find out about Rathmines' past, its proud sporting heritage, its arts and culture, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this much-loved area.
The Little Book of Ranelagh

Author: Maurice Curtis

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750985123

Category: History

Page: 144

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF RANELAGH is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this Dublin suburb. Here you will find out about Ranelagh’s rural past, its sporting heritage, its arts and culture, its schools and churches, shops and industries, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through main thoroughfares and twisting back streets, this book takes the reader on a journey through Ranelagh and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this south Dublin suburb.
The Little Book of Ballsbridge

Author: Hugh Oram

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750958295

Category: History

Page: 144

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The Little Book of Ballsbridge is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this leafy suburb of Dublin. Here you will find out about Ballsbridge’s famous (and occasionally infamous) residents, its proud sporting heritage, its churches and great houses and its natural history. Down wide streets and past elegant houses, this book takes the reader on a journey through Ballsbridge and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of Dublin’s ‘embassy belt’.
The Little Book of Dublin

Author: Brendan Nolan

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750958257

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 732

The Little Book of Dublin is a compendium of fascinating and entertaining truths about the city, past and present. Funny, fast-paced and fact-packed, here you will find out about Dublin’s trade and industry, saints and sinners, crime and punishment, sports and games, folklore and customs and, of course, its literary heritage. Here lie famous elements of Dublin’s history cheek by jowl with little-known facts that could so easily pass unnoticed. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and secrets of this ancient and fascinating city
The Little Book of Irish Athletics

Author: Dr Tom Hunt

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750985697

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 267

Did you know? On 6 July 1924, high jumper and legendary Gaelic footballer Larry Stanley became the first athlete to represent independent Ireland in an Olympic athletics competition. Tom Kiely, arguably Ireland’s greatest athlete, won in excess of 1,000 prizes, five AAA hammer titles and fifty-three national titles between 1888 and 1908. The oldest medallist in Olympic track and field history is Irish-born Matt McGrath, who won a medal in Paris in 1924 at the age of 49 years and 195 days. In the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Ronnie Delany became Ireland’s first track champion, winning the 1,500m title with a new Olympic record time of 3:41.2. The Little Book of Irish Athletics is a concise history of all the major occasions in Irish athletics, from the nineteenth century to the Morton Mile of July 2017. This new book from author Tom Hunt is a must for fans of Irish athletics all over the world. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about Ireland’s proud sporting heritage.
The Little Book of Sandymount

Author: Kurt Kullmann

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750981576

Category: History

Page: 156

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The Little Book of Sandymount is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about one of Dublin’s most important suburbs. Here you will find out about Sandymount’s streets and buildings, its schools and industries, its proud sporting heritage, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through main thoroughfares and twisting back streets, this book takes the reader on a journey through Sandymount and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this south Dublin suburb.
The Little Book of Dundrum

Author: Hugh Oram

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750962865

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 924

The Little Book of Dundrum is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about this vibrant suburb of Dublin. This book takes the reader on a journey through Dundrum and its intricate past. Here you will find out about Dundrum’s famous sons and daughters, its churches, pubs, shops and great houses, its industries and its natural history. You will also glimpse a darker side to Dundrum’s past with a look at crime and mayhem in the district. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this south Dublin suburb.
The Little Book of Armagh

Author: Barry Flynn

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750986250

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 141

HERE you will find out about Armagh’s history, its proud sporting heritage, its castles and great houses and its famous men and women. You will also glimpse a darker side to Armagh’s past with tales of poverty, famine and tragedy. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes you on a journey through the Orchard County and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this ancient county.
The Little Book of Rugby Facts

Author: Eddie Ryan

Publisher: Mercier Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781781173282

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 224

View: 737

In 'The Little Book of Rugby Facts' Eddie Ryan has gathered together a treasure trove of knowledge about a nation's passion. The book charts the history of Irish and world rugby, blending amazing stories and unique facts, records and outstanding achievements including; What was the first match played in Thomond Park? Which British and Irish Lion holds the all-time appearance record? Who is the oldest player to have appeared in a rugby World Cup? Which Irish player also won Wimbledon? Who is the Six Nation’s top scorer?
The Little Book of Merrion and Booterstown

Author: Hugh Oram

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750989497

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 462

Merrion and Booterstown is a noted residential area on Dublin’s south side, close to Dublin Bay. Its leafy streets cover a multitude of historical connections. A reliable reference book, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this important area.
The Little Book of Bray and Enniskerry

Author: Brian White

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750969345

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 328

The Little Book of Bray & Enniskerry is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts. Here you will find out about Bray and Enniskerry's history, their famous faces, their buildings and streets, their sporting heritage and their myths and legends. Through main thoroughfares and twisting back streets, this book takes the reader on a journey through the area's past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of these ancient settlements.