Leaders of the City

Dublin's First Citizens, 1500-1950

Edited by: Ruth McManus, Lisa-Marie Griffith

The lord mayor is the first citizen of Dublin city and chairperson of the elected council. The office of mayor, created in 1229 and restyled lord mayor in 1665, has been held by diverse individuals who have left their mark on the city in sometimes surprising ways. Covering themes, such as civil liberty and civic politics, religion, and the urban environment, this volume profiles some of the best-known figures to have held the office of lord mayor, as well as others who, although less well-remembered today, played a significant role in urban politics and society.


224 pages

Publication Date: 5/17/2013
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846823473

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