The South Circular Road, Dublin, on the eve of the First World War

By Catherine Scuffil

This book examines life for Dublin's South Circular Road population under a variety of topics using databases created with the 1911 census data supported by other relevant sources. The early road planners intention to create a circular road around the inner city was mostly achieved in the 2 1/2-mile-long residential road divided into five postal districts commencing at Portobello, through Dolphin's Barn, Rialto, Kilmainham, and Islandbridge, before crossing the river Liffey to end at the Phoenix Park. The route provides a unique synopsis of Dublin's development, incorporating a range of religions and cultural groups, each bringing a distinct cultural footprint, evident in some placenames and in the variety of places of business, employments, and worship. (Series: Maynooth Studies in Local History - Vol. 109)


64 pages

Publication Date: 9/30/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781846824050