A Little History of Dublin
A Little History of Dublin is a high-speed history of life in the Irish capital. The key events are explained in short, digestible chapters, and the reader can expect to discover the complete history of Dublin in the time it takes to walk from Dollymount to Dalkey.
Irish village. Viking town. English city. Proud European capital.
A Little History of Dublin is a high-speed journey through a thousand years of life in the Irish capital. The key events are explained in short chapters, and the reader will discover the complete history of Dublin in the time it takes to walk from Dollymount to Dalkey.
Comedy and calamity feature throughout this ‘history in a hurry’. Trevor White writes with affection for his birthplace, but also with a clarity that reflects his experience of creating an award-winning museum about the history, humour and hospitality of Dublin.
The result is a crisp, colourful account of mischief and triumph in one of the great small cities of the world.
A Very Little History of Dublin
The Anglo-Norman City
The Golden Age
The Irish Revolution
Free State Capital
Appendix: The Writers of Dublin
Praise for A Little History of Dublin
‘This is book is testimony to the sincerity and generosity of Trevor’s commitment to Dublin, whose story means so much to him and to countless others at home and abroad’ – Pat Wallace
‘A good-humoured, learned, informative trip through the history of our fascinating capital city’ – Catriona Crowe
‘A punchy and witty history’ – Sunday Independent
About the Author
Trevor Robertson White was born in Dublin in 1972. Educated at Sandford Park, St Columba’s College and Trinity College, he worked as a journalist in London and New York before launching The Dubliner magazine in 2001. Ten years later he founded the award-winning Little Museum of Dublin, where the story of the city is told in a collection created by public donation. He is the author of three plays and seven books, including The Dubliner Diaries, Malton’s Views of Dublin and Alfie: The Life and Times of Alfie Byrne.