‘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 McGrath 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 Dublin. He is also interested in the history of radical political movements in the city and in monuments and commemoration in the city through the ages. He teaches with the Adult Education Department of University College Dublin and is a regular contributor to Newstalk and RTE Radio. He is a tour guide of the city with Historical Insights and the Little Museum of Dublin, and he is currently working with Dublin City Council on the ‘My Area in 1916’ project, aiming to engage secondary school students in the centenary of the 1916 Rising.
Donal is the author of The Pillar: The Life and Afterlife of the Nelson Pillar, a well-received history of Dublin’s most controversial monument, as well as a recent biography of executed 1916 leader John MacBride. He contributed a chapter on the Animal Gangs of 1930s Dublin to the Irish Academic Press volume Locked Out: A Century of Irish Working Class Life. He has been published in The Irish Times, the Irish Independent‘ 1916 supplement series, the Sunday Independent, Red Pepper and The Dubliner. He has contributed to Saothar , History Ireland and the Dublin Historical Record. He can be contacted on donalfallondublin (at) gmail.com
Ciarán Murray is the only one on the CHTM! three born outside The Pale but has been living here since 2001, when he moved here to study a degree in English and Philosophy in UCD. His main interests lie in Dublin’s social and political history, Irish music and literature and like the other two, League of Ireland football- in particular Bohemian FC. He has contributed to The College Tribune, Rabble and History Ireland. You can give him a shout on ci_murray(at)hotmail.com