‘Come here to me’ is Dublin slang used to mean “Listen to this” or “I’ve something to tell you”. These phrases tend to imply a secretiveness or revelatory importance to the upcoming piece of information.
Come Here To Me! is a group blog that focuses on the life and culture of Dublin city. Music, history, football, politics and pub crawls all feature, along with much more.
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Sam completed the Archives and Record Management Masters course in UCD in 2013. His thesis was focused on archives and Web 2.0, based on his digitisation, social media and crowdsourcing work with the Archive of the Irish in Britain. Completing his B.A. in History and Politics in UCD in 2011, he has contributed content to RTE’s ‘The History Show’ and was the author of a series of articles on ‘UCD’s Hidden History’ for The College Tribune.
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 while some of his latest topics for the blog include the history of ethnic restaurants in Dublin and memorials to assassinated anti-Treaty IRA volunteers in the city. He has previously worked with the Heritage Council in Kilkenny, the National Library in Dublin, Irish Labour History Museum in Dublin, the Digital Repository of Ireland in Maynooth and the Peoples History Museum in Manchester. If you wish, you can drop him a mail at matchgrams(at)gmail(dot)com
Donal Fallon writes primarily on the social history of the Irish capital. He teaches the course ‘Hidden Dublin: From the Monto to Little Jerusalem’ with the Adult Education Department of UCD. He has been published in History Ireland, The Irish Times, the Sunday Independent and elsewhere writing about Dublin’s past, and is the author of The Pillar: The Life and Afterlife of the Nelson Pillar (Dublin,2014). He is a regular contributor to Newstalk’s Breakfast Show and to RTE Radio One’s The History Show. He provides walking tours of the city with Historical Insights (www.historicaltours.ie) and with The Little Museum of Dublin (Saturday’s at 11.30). You can contact him at donalfallondublin (at) gmail (dot) com.
hXci (Ciarán Murray) is the only non-native on the CHTM! team; don’t hold it against him. He’s been living in Dublin since 2001, when he moved here to study a degree in English and Philosophy in UCD. His main interests lie in social and political history, Irish music and literature, and, like the other two, League of Ireland football, in particular Bohemian FC. He also has a penchant for wandering the streets of Dublin with his camera, taking the most random of shots. He lives within sight of the Ha’penny Bridge, on the Northside of course. Should anyone feel the need to contact him, you can give him a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org