Weird Dublin

Weird Dublin

A Miscellany, Almanack and Companion

Book - 2015
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Did you ever hear tell of Ogilvy's Mourning Warehouse in Grafton Street? Or maybe your granny went to see Monsieur Chylinkski - the modern Hercules! - in the New Theatre Royal in Abbey Street? And did you know that the youngest person imprisoned in Kilmainham was just five years old? Welcome to the world of Weird Dublin, a miscellany that revels in the strange, extraordinary and uncanny side of Dublin.

In this wonderful collection, you'll find mystic societies and graveside disturbances; madmen and medicine men; suicide, murder, and cannibalism. There are messages from the Beyond, magical conjurers and animal-magnetists, and for 'chronic conditions' there are iodides of arsenic and sulphur. Above all, you'll discover a quirky and compelling history of Dublin, drawn from newspaper reports, advertisements, hearsay, anecdote and rumor. This is the city you thought you knew at its shocking and scandalous best.
Publisher: Belfast, Blackstaff Press,, 2015.
ISBN: 9780856409530
Characteristics: 208 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 22 cm.

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