The Dublin Tenement Experience

I have two young children and on one occasion the roof fell in on us. We were not able to contact the landlord. In fact, not since May 1960 has anybody come near us for rent. The place is appalling. There is one toilet for the whole three-storey building and rats are running all overContinue reading “The Dublin Tenement Experience”

Glasnevin Cemetery: Where the Stories of the Ordinary and the Powerful Intertwine

I visited Glasnevin Cemetery this morning as part of my research for the new book I’m writing on Dublin in the revolutionary period.  With Pamela (my ‘research assistant’ / partner in crime) in tow, I intended to have a look at the graves of the Republican Plot and maybe visit those of other powerful figuresContinue reading “Glasnevin Cemetery: Where the Stories of the Ordinary and the Powerful Intertwine”