Chosen as one of the history books of the year on The History Show (RTE Radio) in December 2012.
Released in December 2012, Come Here To Me!:Dublin’s Other History is the first print publication to emerge from the blog. A beautifully illustrated hardback publication, we have selected our favourite articles from the three year history of Come Here To Me!, and indeed expanded many of the articles for publication. The book also includes newly researched articles and rare Dublin images.
The book is available to purchase online from New Island Books, and a reprint is due in shops in late January.
The book was launched on December 12th 2012 by Diarmaid Ferriter (Professor of Modern Irish History at University College Dublin) at Bia Bar in Dublin city centre at an event attended by hundreds of readers of the blog.
A small selection of some of the almost seventy stories included in the book:
*Downey’s strike of Dun Laoghaire – The longest in world history*
*The siege of Connolly House, 1934*
*Vladimir Lenin and the ‘Rathmines Accent’*
*The Bridges of Dublin City*
*Dublin’s forgotten statue of Prince Albert*
*When Dublin Fire Brigade rushed north during WWII*
*The famous Vonolel, Dublin’s War Horse*
*Stompin’ George and The Magnet*
*A look at the Theatre Royal*
*Soviet maps of Dublin city centre*
*The battle of Tolka Park, 1942*
*Drug use in Dublin: 1964-1972*
*A look at Gordon Banks and his brief career at Saint Patrick’s Athletic*
*Looking back at The Blades*
*The men who marched to Dublin from Maynooth in 1916*
*Lenny Bruce’s whirlwind trip to Dublin*
*The Free Peace Festival in the Phoenix Park*
*Dublin’ first rock festival in Richmond Park, Inchicore*
*Dublin’s very unusual Lady Justice statue*
*The forgotten newspaper boys of Dublin*
*The Viking- Dublin’s first gay bar?*
*Opposition to the earliest sex shops in Dublin*
*The occupation of the Rotunda in 1922*
*The mystery of the Irish Crown Jewels robbery*
*The early days of stand-up comedy in Dublin*
*Stop Making Sense at the Ambassador*
*A look at the famous Bohs and Rovers derby clash*
Irish Independent, January 01 2013. Link here.
Dublin Review of Books, Issue 28 (Jan 2013). Link here.