Republication of two visual and creatively designed Local History books:
What’s in a Name - Dun Leary, Kingstown, Dún Laoghaire – A visual history through postcards celebrating the town’s name change in 1920. Name changes became a common element of decolonised and newly independent states during the twentieth century. It is of particular interest to note the use of a variety of names on the holiday postcards available in the town and the evolving story speaks to the complexity of how place-making happens.
Shifting Foundations – The Big Houses of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown visually explores the history of some of the big houses of the County including the three houses that are managed by dlr County Council at Marlay, Cabinteely and Fernhill. It examines how the shifting political foundations in 1921 resulted in a new social geography in this part of Dublin.
Both books were very successful and a reprint in 2022 is required. These initiatives were originally supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.