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Dublin Can Be Himmel

A German visitor to Dublin in 1783 was impressed by the city's beautiful location, its bays and mountains, and the thriving trade of its port.
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A Lesson Learned in Leinster Square

A variety of pedlars worked the streets of suburban Dublin more than a hundred years ago, fascinating, and sometimes terrifying, the local children.
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Great Days in Rathmines

A citizen of Rathmines remembers the idyllic days of his childhood in the prosperous suburb around the turn of the twentieth century.
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A Sneakin' Regard

Rich and poor alike in Ireland tended to support constitutional politics, but this did not mean they did not sometimes have sympathy for those arrested for violent acts.
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No Pussyfooting

The city authorities had a short way with mendicants, pests and malingerers back in the days before political correctness gone mad.
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Use Your Head

Sexual harassment is an unpleasant practice and often goes unpunished. But not always.
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CURATES AND COUNTERJUMPERS

A dispute over power in our national sporting organisations brings together Joyce's Citizen, a nationalist MP and son of an immigrant Italian sculptor, and the father of Brendan Bracken, Churchill's wartime minister who hid his Irish origins.
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DEBAUCHERY IN DUBLIN FOUR

A German visitor to Ireland in 1828 found that poverty and an absence of material prospects could not prevent the Irish from having a good time, in their characteristic way.
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THE PRAM WARS

The city authorities in Dublin have waged a long war against casual traders, but not without provoking some spirited resistance.
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PORT IF YOU PLEASE

An eighteenth century traveller to Ireland was so uncomplimentary about everyone that he managed to unite all strands of opinion against him.
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ON DAWSON STREET

This broad, pleasant street, laid out in the eighteenth century, contained the homes and haunts of many prominent figures associated with parliament; hence the large, fine houses.
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PARNELL STREET FENIANS

The commercial heart of Dublin city centre, with its large shops and many shop assistants, was fertile ground in the nineteenth century for Fenian recruiters.
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