Come Here To Me
Dublin's Other History
A history book that looks at things from a different angle! Come Here To Me discusses everything from punk music and stand-up comedy venues to pirate radio stations and drug use in Dublin city. It talks about fire-fighters, newspaper boys, street gangs, gay bars and footballers, as well as our changing attitudes to feminism and sex….
Dublin’s Social History, as seen through the eyes of these historians, is to be found hidden in the small details everywhere, from the design of its shopfronts to the graffiti scribbled on the walls of its pubs.
In this beautifully illustrated hardback, Sam McGrath, Donal Fallon and Ciarán Murray bring the best of their hugely popular blog Come Here To Me: Dublin Life & Culture to a new audience. Bringing a fresh, new perspective to their historical snapshots of the life of Dublin city, the authors have written dozens of new articles for this publication.
The book also features new images, alongside its healthy dose of bizarre and wonderful tales of Dublin's hidden history.
Donal Fallon works on the streets of the capital, providing walking tours of the city which often look at the more off-beat and hidden aspects of Dublin’s past. His MA thesis dealt with youth criminality and gang violence in 1930s Dublin and his main area of research now is Dublin’s iconography. He has contributed to a wide variety of publications on Dublin’s history including Red Pepper, History Ireland and The Dubliner. A proud Saint Patrick’s Atheltic supporter, he remembers the league winning team of 1999 like it was yesterday.
Sam McGrath is currently completing an Archives and Record Management Masters Degree in UCD. He finished his up his B.A. in History and Politics there in 2011. His main research topics include Dublin's live music scene (1976 - 1984) international connections to the Easter Rising, Dublin's youth subcultures and the social history of UCD. He has previously worked with the Irish Labour History Museum in Dublin, the Peoples History Museum in Manchester and the Digital Repository of Ireland in Maynooth.
Ciarán Murray is the only non-native on the CHTM! team; born and raised in Mullingar, he moved to Dublin in 2001. He is a UCD graduate, having spent three years there studying for a BA in English and Philosophy. His main interests lie in the social and political history of Dublin, Irish literature and folklore, photography and League of Ireland football- in particular Bohemian FC. As well as contributing to CHTM!, he has written for UCD’s College Tribune, Rabble and History Ireland.
- New Island Books, December 2012
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