Dublin through space & time


Anngret Simms & Joseph Brady, editors

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ISBN: 978-1-85182-641-4
2001; repr. 2002, 2007. 304pp; ills.

Origins and early growth
Anngret Simms

  • Deals with the city's development up to and inclusive of mid-seventeenth century society

Designing the capital city: Dublin, c.1660–1810
Edel Sheridan

  • Takes the story from 1660 to the city commissioners of 1802-10. Includes development of St Stephen's Green, Smithfield, Gardiner/Mountjoy estates, Fitzwilliam/Pembroke estate; as well as the Wide Streets Commission of 1758-1802

Living in the capital: Dublin in the eighteenth century
Edel Sheridan

  • Social control through urban development; patterns of social topography; and a general survey of eighteenth-century heritage

Improving the urban environment: public health and housing in nineteenth-century Dublin
Jacinta Prunty

  • Housing conditions of Dublin's poor; the Griffith Valuation of 1854; public health reports and the closing of insanitary dwellings, 1879-82

Dublin at the turn of the century
Joseph Brady

  • General introduction; what visitors saw; infastructural improvements; the suburbs

The heart of the city: commercial Dublin, c.1890–1915
Joseph Brady

  • Retailing, services, industry, and other uses. Street character - Grafton Street, George's Street, O'Connell Street, D'Olier Street, Westmoreland Street.

Appendix: a guide to maps of Dublin
Joseph Brady