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Rare Old Dublin: Heroes, Hawkers and Hoors

ISBN: 9781860231544
€12.99 €11.69

Pirates executed in St Stephen's Green; Mother Bungy's Sink of Sin in what is now Temple Bar; the Viking thingmote in College Green where human sacrifices took place; hidden holy wells under the city streets: these are just some of the things uncovered by Dubliner Frank Hopkins in this surprising and entertaining book. 

 

Famous sons and daughters of the city also make an appearance: 

 

John Pius Boland of the famous milling family, who won two Olympic medals for tennis in 1896, playing in street clothes and leather shoes; Jack Langan, the bare-knuckle boxer of Ballybough; Sir William Cameron, the public health specialist who devised a bounty scheme for captured houseflies in 1913; and the Dolocher, the savage eighteenth-century beast in the form of a pig who turned out to be a man.

 

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ISBN 9781860231544

 


 

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