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Come Here to Me!
Come Here to Me!

Come Here to Me!

Dublin's Other History


288 Pages, 5.30 x 8.45

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

Publication Date: November 2016

ISBN 9781848405806

Rights: World

New Island (Nov 2016)

Price: $16.99
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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

Author Biography

Donal Fallon is a Dublin-based historian. 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.