Victorian Dublin Revealed
The Remarkable Legacy of Nineteenth-Century Dublin
Michael B. Barry
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During the 63 years of Victoria’s reign, Dublin was a simmering cauldron of religious and political tensions. The city developed into a curious mixture of impoverished central areas and comfortable middle-class leafy suburbs. This era spanned the peak of the industrial revolution and the rise of the railway and steamship. During that time, the city’s shape and the pattern of life changed enormously.
This is Dublin as you have never seen it. The surprising wealth of Victorian buildings throughout the city, including those hidden from the public gaze, is revealed here. Skilfully interwoven with these illustrations is the story of that important many-faceted era, being the formative years in which were created the foundations of the modern city. Written in a highly readable style, this entertaining book is essential for those who wish to explore the intriguing history and heritage of Victorian Dublin.