By: Bernard Neary
Dublin 7 wanders through one of Dublin’s largest and most colourful postal districts.
Neary’s beautifully illustrated volume (with maps and photographs) covers the areas of Ashtown, Broadstone, Cabra, Cardiffsbridge, Grangegorman, the Navan Road, Phibsborough, the Royal Canal, Smithfield, Stoneybatter, Church Street and the Quays.
Dublin 7 is rich in history and fast becoming an increasingly prominent part of the city. It is home to a vibrant cultural scene, growing around existing monuments and sites of national importance. The Phoenix Park, Arbour Hill Cemetery, Smithfield Square, Four Courts and National Museum Collins Barracks all bear the postal code. Neary combines oral history, archival research and personal recollections to create fascinating sketches of the various neighbourhoods, key figures and notable events. Historical accounts, contemporary description and fascinating maps allow the reader to see the evolution of Dublin 7 to the present day.