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Come Here to Me! Dublin's Other History (Paperback)

Come Here to Me! Dublin's Other History (Paperback)

14.95

by Donal Fallon, Sam McGrath and Ciarán Murray

A history book that looks at things from a different angle! Come Here To Me! discusses everything from punk music and stand-up comedy venues to pirate radio stations and drug use in Dublin city.

C-Format Paperback | 320pp | ISBN 978-1-84840-580-6 |Release Date November 2016

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A history book that looks at things from a different angle! Come Here To Me! discusses everything from punk music and stand-up comedy venues to pirate radio stations and drug use in Dublin city. It talks about fire-fighters, newspaper boys, street gangs, gay bars and footballers, as well as our changing attitudes to feminism and sex. Dublin's social history, as seen through the eyes of these historians, is to be found hidden in the small details everywhere, from the design of its shopfronts to the graffiti scribbled on the walls of its pubs.In this beautifully illustrated paperback, Sam McGrath, Donal Fallon and Ciarán Murray bring the best of their hugely popular blog Come Here To Me: Dublin Life & Culture to a new audience. Bringing a fresh, new perspective to their historical snapshots of the life of Dublin city, the authors have written a number of new articles for this publication. The book also features new images, alongside its healthy dose of bizarre and wonderful tales of Dublin's hidden history.

Praise for Come Here To Me!

One of the most amusing and valid social/cultural/political history books of recent times.
— The Sunday Times
The book is a treasure trove of surprising facts...Dubliners and visitors alike will enjoy flicking through its pages....Featuring beautiful archive photos, it’s the perfect gift for anyone who wants to know about Dublin’s history from a different perspective.
— Sunday World
One of the most intriguing books written about Dublin’s social history. Come Here to Me! – Dublinese for “listen to this” – takes a sideways look at the capital.
— Irish Independent
The CHTM bloggers have hit upon a simple truth: their stories are our stories, and our stories are theirs.
— Dublin Review of Books