‘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 is a historian and writer based in Dublin. He has been published in History Ireland, Jacobin, the Irish Independent, Totally Dublin and other diverse outlets. From 2014 to September 2016, he was the resident historian toNewstalk Breakfast. He has worked with Dublin City Council (on the ‘My Area in 1916’ project), the Little Museum of Dublin and published a number of books, including a study of the Nelson Pillar. You can contact him at 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