Three Castles Burning | Paperback | By Donal Fallon

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  • Three Castles Burning: A History of Dublin in Twelve Streets
  • Pages: 336
  • Format: Paperback
  • Author: Donal Fallon
  • Publisher: New Island Books
  • Publication date: 16 September 2022
  • Category: Irish History, Society and Culture
  • Size: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2cm
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Three Castles Burning: A History of Dublin in Twelve Streets by Donal Fallon


'she is no small town, and this is no small story . . .'


A companion to the hugely successful podcast of the same name by Donal Fallon, THREE CASTLES BURNING is an enjoyable wander through some of Dublin's less obvious but more interesting streets and roads such as Henrietta Street, Watling Street, Fownes Street and Kildare Road.

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 The city's motto, 'the obedience of the citizens produces a happy city', may feel outdated and loaded today but the three burning castles of its ancient coat of arms have come to represent the indomitable spirit, creativity and vision that define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

This combination of social, cultural, industrial and commercial, and political history, through the prism of the places where revolutions great and small were sparked, offers the reader a fresh and unexpected take on Ireland's capital city. 


"'ll find few better guides [to Dublin] than historian Donal Fallon..." Wall Street Journal

"Dublin's rich but troubled past is conveyed with admiration--and with the help of cultural references...Three Castles Burning is a vibrant history of Dublin told through historical surveys of twelve of its streets." Foreword Reviews

About the Author

DONAL FALLON is a lecturer and historian based in Dublin. Co-founder of the popular social history website 'Come Here To Me', his previous publications include The Pillar: The Life and After Life of the Nelson Pillar (New Island, 2014). He is currently completing a PhD on republican commemoration and memory in 1930s Ireland.


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