The Mount Merrion Historical Society
would like to remind you of the upcoming talk on 'Dublin's Victorian Heritage' by Michael Barry.
Venue: Community Centre, Mount Merrion
Date/Time: Thursday next, March 3rd, at 8.00pm,
Dublin's Victorian Heritage
by Michael Barry
During the 63 years of Victoria’s reign, Dublin developed into a curious mixture of impoverished central areas and comfortable middle-class leafy suburbs. During that time, the city’s shape and the pattern of life changed enormously. Michael Barry (author of 'Victorian Dublin Revealed') tells the story of Dublin's Victorian era, illustrated by images of the wide range of Victorian buildings that remain.
Mary Leland, in an effusive review for the Irish Examiner, puts it well: …If modern life in Ireland began in the nineteenth century, so did modern architecture. Michael Barry makes this point time and time again in a book of sometimes startling illustrations . Here are pictures to remind us of what we have been ignoring because they seem so commonplace or constant. Barry is his own photographer and has a pleasing eye for detail. He also has a nice sense of historic irony…