NEW FOR 2020-21


Dún Laoghaire

Conan Kennedy’s Dún Laoghaire is different, both as a book and as a place. As a book it is interactive, with QR links throughout to bring the reader to further info, and as a place it is different because the town is essentially, the writer’s home town…as distinct from all the other home towns he’s lived in around the world. A combination of history,with a bit of comment, plus a selection of different walks in the area and (as usual with Conan Kennedy) a number of very interesting old photographs from his collection. This completely new 2020 edition (supported by DLRCC) is expanded to include many paintings of the area by local artists, both historic and contemporary.)


Memoir. The author decides to ‘tidy out’ his attic. And finds stuff and stories that he’d forgotten, (and much of which he was pretty glad he had forgotten!). But stories have a way of coming out. A follow-up to his best selling Walk On The Southside.

The Church of St Andrew's

As the cover says, a short history of a long story. One of the most historic churches in Dublin, now a major tourism venue, surrounded by an ancient graveyard. Includes a listing of those buried. Just what the genealogist ordered!


A guidebook produced for a visting convention in Victorian times. Described as ‘a rare view of the city and the times and the attitudes from which much of Ireland has been formed.’ Reproduced now with many previously unseen photos from a private collection.


A second guidebook, but with a different slant. First published in the early 20th century, in addition to the streets, this deals with individual houses, and their occupants, famous, infamous, remembered now, or forgotten. Reproduced with its original pen and ink drawings of an (almost) vanished city.

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Hi. Welcome. Fáilte. All that.

I was born in Dublin, the Dún Laoghaire area specifically, and have been a professional writer for many impoverished years. I now live mostly in West of Ireland. But still, I do keep an eye on things in Dublin.