Extraordinary but true stories
by Michael Barry and Patrick Sammon
Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Dublin. Though this isn’t the usual side of the city the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Dublin, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the city’s bizarre history – past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to one of Ireland’s most beautiful, and popular, cities. Located on the beautiful eastern seaboard, Dublin is a city with more strangeness than you can shake a pint of Guinness at. Home to one million people, the name, strangely, comes from the Irish ‘Dubh Linn’, which means ‘Black Pool’, but that name was already taken.
Dublin’s Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling – an alternative travel guide to some of the city’s best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned.
About the author
With a passionate interest in historical heritage, author Michael Barry has written Across Deep Waters, Bridges of Ireland. He also wrote the groundbreaking book on Light rail, Through the Cities, the first international book on the subject. From West Cork in Ireland, Michael Barry was educated in Waterford and Bristol and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. Michael’s most recent book was 50 Things To Do in Dublin. He lives in Dublin.
Patrick is the author of many popular culture titles, a few of which are Ireland-based. This is his first book for Portico. He is lived in Dublin for most of his life – but still gets lost. Though, as he points out, in Dublin that is no bad thing.
Extent: 160 pages
Size: 216 x 138 mm