Dublin Through the Ages

Ruth McManus, Joe Brady & Antoine Giacometti

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ISBN: 978-1-80151-142-1
December 2024. 224 pages. Full-Colour Ills

Dublin Through the Ages: Killester presents new research into the rich history and heritage of Killester Demesne, tracing its earliest origins in the twelfth century through to its more modern development. An archaeological assessment of the area reviews its original features, some of which remain extant, while Ruth McManus explores the early history of the demesne up to the 1920s, including significant residencies and associated historical figures. Joseph Brady examines the origins of ‘Killester Garden Village’ and its development, what life was like for the ex-servicemen and families who lived there, and the role of the Irish Sailors’ and Soldiers’ Land Trust. This book will showcase Killester’s unique heritage in celebration of its recent centenary. This publication was commissioned by Dublin City Council as part of the Dublin City Strategic Heritage Plan 2023 to 2028, and is part funded by the Heritage Council.

Ruth McManus is an Associate Professor in Geography and Associate Dean for Teaching & Learning at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dublin City University. Her most recent books are the second edition of Dublin 1910-1940, shaping the city and suburbs, and Building Healthy Homes, Dublin Corporation’s first housing schemes 1880-1920.

Joseph Brady is an urban geographer who specialises in the study of the growth and development of Dublin and who has published extensively on the topic. A particular research interest is the provision of social housing in the twentieth century. 

Antoine Giacometti is the Archaeological Director of Archaeology Plan, a multi-disciplinary archaeological practice. He has worked as an archaeologist for over twenty years, and specialises in the archaeology of the sixteenth seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and industrial archaeology. Antoine Giacometti has published numerous essays in the Medieval Dublin series edited by Sean Duffy and published by Four Courts Press.