Three Castles Burning

Donal Fallon

Regular price €15.95

New Island, 2022
Paperback, 336 pages

On the Dublin streets we walk every day, there are hidden reminders of the lesser-known heroes and events that have contributed to the evolving story of our capital.

The city’s motto, ‘the obedience of the citizens produces a happy city’, may feel outdated and loaded today but the three burning castles of its ancient coat of arms have come to represent the indomitable spirit, creativity and vision that define this big town.

Inspired by the No. 1 podcast, Three Castles Burning: A History of Dublin in Twelve Streets champions the activists, workers, architects, poets, migrants, artists and merchants who have made and remade the city we know and love by going beneath the many layers of twelve key streets where they lived and worked. Because, in the city Joyce called the ‘Hibernian Metropolis’, the disobedience of its citizens is the cornerstone of its past, present and futur

Streets featured: Henrietta Street, Watling Street, Fishamble Street, Rathmines Road Lower, South William Street Parnell street East, James Joyce Street, Ship Street, Church Street, Eustace Street, Pearse Street (to Westland Row), Moore Street.