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The Little Book of Blackrock

By Hugh Oram

9780750989121

ISBN: 9780750989121

Published: 01-04-2019


The Little Book of Blackrock

By Hugh Oram

ISBN: 9780750989121

Published: 01-04-2019

About This Book

Blackrock is a noted residential area on Dublin’s southside, close to Dublin Bay. Its leafy streets cover a multitude of historical connections. Blackrock College is one of Ireland’s leading privately owned secondary schools and a whole host of famous people have had links with it: Éamon de Valera, Ireland’s longest serving Taoiseach and also a President of Ireland, taught maths there as a young man; another teacher at the college was Michael Cusack, founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association in 1884; while Sir Bob Geldof was a student there. Historical events have included the assassination of the first justice minister in the new Irish state, in 1927. A reliable reference book, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of Blackrock.

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