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Dublin city is blessed in its location, between the splendid Dublin/Wicklow mountains and the beautiful Dublin bay, and in this setting the hinterland of the city has grown over the centuries into a rich heritage of inner and outer suburbs as important as the city centre itself. In this book, Pearson tells of the geographical, economic and social history of this area, its famous inhabitants, its agricultural development, methods of transport, sport and recreational aspects, but most of all he details the architectural heritage of the county which is studded with riches from many different eras, and with the most desirable homes in the country.
Illustrated with over 700 photographs, old prints, maps, etchings.
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'... a handsomely bound and illustrated labour of love; a very readable cataloguing by Peter Pearson of the history and heritage of a part of greater Dublin -- Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.' (Kevin Dawson - The Sunday Business Post Sunday Business Post)
'Peter Pearson's book about Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown is a loving chronicle of goatherds and butter-makers ... an invaluable record of buildings and monuments past and present in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown ... the fashionable coffee-table accessory for Dublin southsiders.' (Sophia Grene - The Irish Times The Irish Times)
'The work is extraordinarily comprehensive and clearly the product of years of research.' (Book of the Week, Noel Sheridan - The Examiner The Irish Examiner)
'A beautifully produced book and a real gem for anyone who has ever lived in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area.' (Ireland's Own Ireland's Own)
'A fantastic, extraordinary and handsome book, full of photographs and interesting details ' (Pat Kenny - Today with Pat Kenny)
Peter Pearson is an historian, conservationist and noted artist with a lifelong commitment to the protection and enhancement of Ireland's architectural heritage. He has attended demolitions of many great houses, rescuing their decorative period features, in the process amassing a vast body of knowledge on the crafts, social and economic history of places throughout Ireland. He has written and contributed to many books and publications. He initiated the Drimnagh Castle Restoration Project and has worked with An Taisce and the Irish Georgian Society and is a founder member of the Dublin Civic Trust, a member of the Heritage Council and an honorary life member of the Dun Laoghaire Historical Society.
Born in 1955, Peter was educated at Kingstown School and Trinity College Dublin. Peter now lives with his wife and two sons in County Wexford. He has written the bestselling Between the Mountains and the Sea, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County, which details the architectural heritage of the county, and The Heart of Dublin, published in 2000, which charts the origins and planning of Dublin's streetscapes from early times to the present day. His latest book, Decorative Dublin is a beautifully illustrated account of the many decorative elements to be found on Dublin's streets and in its buildings.
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Book Description O'Brien Press, Dublin, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Revised. pp 416. HEAVY VOLUME - additional postage will be requested at processing stage for shipping outside of Ireland. A tour of the various towns and villages that go to make up South-County Dublin. Inscription of previous owner to pictorial end-papers along with embossed stamp giving address. Some light wear/rubbing to dust-jacket - otherwise very good. Seller Inventory # 018965
Book Description O'Brien Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with any used book purchases. Seller Inventory # 086278977X_abe_vg
Book Description O'Brien Press, Dublin, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. The 2007 revised edition, a clean unmarked copy in dust wrapper, minimally rubbed at the edges. Seller Inventory # 003130
Book Description O'Brien Press, Dublin. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 5th or later Edition. O'Brien Press, Dublin. This beautiful revised edition shows the many changes in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown during the Celtic Tiger period and shows the marina, Dundrum Town Centre, the impact of the Luas and also the M50. It is an invaluable document for Planners, Architects, Engineers and Historians interested in this vitally prominent and important port so close to Dublin. This copy is in mint condition and is signed by Peter Pearson. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-16018873243