A Short History of Dublin
228 pp, 2000
ISBN 978-1-856352-98-7

A useful and compact history which is likely to be picked up by a visitor wanting to get a good cross-section of the political, geographical, and social stratas of the city

Fair City, Strumpet City, Dear Old Dirty Dublin… Whatever name you give it, Ireland’s capital city cannot be ignored. Some worship it, others are appalled by it, but no one can fail to be fascinated by it.

Pat Boran’s A Short History of Dublin was first published in 2000 to mark the Millennium. It charts the history of Dublin from the earliest Liffey-side settlement to its present status as one of the most vibrant capitals of Europe and a city in which the written word has long had a central place.