Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 September 2005

320 Pages | 36 line illus.

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195182019

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A Cultural History

Siobhán Kilfeather


Europe's most westerly capital city was established by invaders and was, for most of its history, the locus of colonial administration, the engine room of foreign power, and a major site of indigenous resistance. From The Act of Union through nineteenth-century decline and into the early years of Irish independence, it was a city identified with poverty, dirt, and decaying splendor. That has all changed. The Celtic Tiger (as Ireland's recent economic boom has been called) introduced vast improvements, including massive new building projects, and the surprising revelation that Dublin has become fashionable.