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Come Here to Me! – Volume 2

Come Here to Me! – Volume 2


by Donal Fallon, Ciarán Murray & Sam McGrath

With fresh, new perspectives on the lives and histories of the city, Come Here To Me! Vol. 2 is a history book like no other

C-Format Hardback | 336pp | ISBN 9781848406339 | Release Date September 2017

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Donal, Sam and Ciarán from the hugely popular blog Come Here To Me! are back with a brand-new collection of fascinating, surprising, and little-known tales from the hidden history of Dublin, Ireland’s often weird and always wonderful capital city. In a history book that looks at things from a different angle, Come Here To Me! Vol. 2 celebrates an unexplored Dublin: its public duels and street gangs, suffragettes and drag queens, as well as its not-so-secret gay bars and failed vegetarian societies. It looks at the people the city has chosen to remember and the places it has decided to forget (or worse, allowed to be turned into a Starbucks). With fresh, new perspectives on the lives and histories of the city, Come Here To Me! Vol. 2 is a history book like no other . . . The Conversation about Come Here to Me! Vol. 2: Check out the full-page feature in The Herald

About the Authors

Donal Fallon is a historian, writer and broadcaster based in Dublin. His work has appeared in The Irish Times, Jacobin, History Ireland and other outlets. He is a regular contributor to Newstalk and RTÉ Radio. Previous publications include a biography of Major John MacBride (O’Brien, 2015) and a history of the Nelson Pillar (New Island, 2014). Sam McGrath is a Dublin-based archivist and historian. He is currently employed on a project to process and catalogue the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection. Combining his love of music and history, he has worked on archival projects with U2, the Joe Strummer foundation and The Atrix. He has recently published articles on Arthur Wicks (a Norwich-born socialist killed in action in the 1916 Easter Rising) and Jack Prendergast (a Dubliner who fought with the Basque Army in the Spanish Civil War). Ciarán Murray is a Mullingar native, but has been living in Dublin since 2001, when he came here to study for a degree in English and Philosophy in UCD. His main topics of interest include Dublin’s revolutionary history, street characters and ever-changing landscape. He has contributed to The College Tribune, Rabble and History Ireland.

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