Blackrock In Old Photographs

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Blackrock, the affluent seaside suburb of South Dublin, first became an independent township in 1863. Since then, it has thrived and grown, and in this book by popular local historian Joe Curtis, we see the development of the commercial, social, and of course, the sporting aspects of this fascinating area of Dublin.

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Blackrock is well known as an affluent and well-loved suburb of Dublin, situated on the picturesque east coast of the city. It was once an independent township, complete with Town Hall, and boasted a thriving hosiery industry, teacher training college, in addition to numerous schools, churches of all denominations, convents, hospitals, orphanages, and local shops. The spacious houses and villas catered for the professional classes who commuted to Dublin city centre by train and tram. Blackrock never fully achieved the status of a seaside resort, but still boasted outdoor swimming baths, and the banks of the railway track afforded sunbathing perches for our pale-faced city dwellers. And, of course, there was always rugby. Nowadays, Blackrock is a bustling and vibrant suburb with every modern amenity and, in this book, author Joe Curtis explores the rich history that has shaped it over time.

Additional information

Weight 185 g
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.6 × 1 cm
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Publisher
Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

126

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

941.835 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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