Hector McDonnell’s drawing of the famous Donnybrook Fair (above). Until the middle of the 19th century it was held beside the Dodder River, until its proverbial reputation for violence became too much for the Victorian city fathers.
Dublin has inspired thousands of books. This section confines itself to non-fictional ones, and includes dozens of volumes about the city’s history, architecture and folklore, and the life and times of its citizens.
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