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The Little Book of Rathmines

By Maurice Curtis

9780750986960

ISBN: 9780750986960

Published: 23-04-2019


The Little Book of Rathmines

By Maurice Curtis

ISBN: 9780750986960

Published: 23-04-2019

About This Book

Ireland’s first Olympic medallist, Jack B. Yeats, was awarded the silver medal in 1924 for his painting The Liffey Swim. The Battle of Rathmines 1649 was one of the most important battles in Irish history, and took place in the ‘Bloody Fields’ – subsequently known as Palmerston Park. Florence Balcombe, one-time girlfriend of Oscar Wilde and later wife of Bram Stoker, lived at No. 66 Palmerston Road. The renowned green dome of Rathmines Church was originally destined for St Petersburg. Rathmines is one of the oldest and most vibrant parts of Dublin. In this compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts you will find out about Rathmines’ past, its proud sporting heritage, its arts and culture, and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this much-loved area.

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