Book Launch: Customs House to Howth Head by Dennis McIntyre

Book Launch: Customs House to Howth Head by Dennis McIntyre

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Customs House to Howth Head

– A History and Guide to the Dublin North Bay Area by Dennis McIntyre –

A newly published historical account of Dublin’s North Bay area will be formally launched on Wednesday, 1 February at Clontarf Castle Hotel, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, starting at 8pm.

Customs House to Howth Head: A History and Guide to the Dublin North Bay Area is author, Dennis McIntyre’s latest contribution to Irish, local, social and cultural history. The trek – from the stately Customs House in the city centre to the wild and charming Howth Head – is documented in all its facets, angles and aspects. Exhaustively researched, the book comes across as both informative and entertaining, in addition to being copiously illustrated with a well-chosen selection of images.

Dennis McIntyre is the previously published author of Meadow of the Bull: A History of Clontarf (1987) and has also written about other aspects of Irish history, such as in Bram Stoker and the Irishness of Dracula (2013) and Irish Nationalism, Irish Republicanism and the 1916 Easter Rising (2016).

This is not just a local history but rather, a series of local histories, covering Dublin’s Customs House and Docklands areas, North Strand, Summerhill, Ballybough, Fairview, Marino, Donnycarney, Clontarf, Killester, Raheny, Kilbarrack, Bayside, Donaghmede, Baldoyle, Sutton and Howth. It has everything that local history should have – and that bit extra.

Customs House to Howth Head: A History and Guide to the Dublin North Bay Area is published by Shara Press. It is available to buy online (RRP €19.99). It will also be on sale on the day of the launch at Clontarf Castle Hotel on 1 February, where the author will be on hand to sign copies. Joe Harrington of Sunshine Radio will provide the keynote address while Ciaran Murphy, of Near FM radio, will perform the introductions.

Dennis McIntyre is an author, historian, tour guide, broadcaster and former teacher. Originally from Sligo, he has lived on the northside of Dublin for a number of years and he has established a reputation as a local historian. In addition to his writing, Dennis McIntyre also serves as founder and director of Dublin North Bay Tourism and the Stoker Dracula Gothic Organisation. Previously published works are also available to buy online – see below.

Irish Nationalism, Irish Republicanism and the 1916 Easter Rising by Dennis McIntyre

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Irish Nationalism, Irish Republicanism and the 1916 Easter Rising by Dennis McIntyre

This is the fascinating story of Irish nationalism and republicanism, as well as the history of the 1916 Rebellion – commonly known as the Easter Rising – with some associated writings, poems and songs.

It spans an amazing array of captivating events and personalities. It is short and concise but, very thoroughly researched with acute attention to detail – a hallmark of the author! It is very readable, fascinatingly interesting, most informative and copiously illustrated.

It is a factual account (yes, warts and all) of all matters covered, presented in a non-interpretative, non-judgemental way. There has been no publication of its kind covering similar ground. It even unearths information that, for some, will be new. How many are aware that the decision to ‘in fact’ go ahead with an uprising was actually made by the Supreme Council of the IRB in Clontarf Town Hall on 16 January 1916? Who were the ‘Inghinidhe na hÉireann’ (Daughters of Ireland)? Who were the ‘Hibernian Rifles’?

If you want to know about the history of Irish nationalism and Irish republicanism and the story of Easter 1916, then this is the book for you.


Irish Nationalism, Irish Republicanism and the 1916 Easter Rising by Dennis McIntyre
Non-fiction, Irish history, national liberation
56 printed pages with black & white illustrations, paperback
First published in Ireland, in 2016, by The Shara Press
ISBN: 978-0-9527311-3-9


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