Weird Dublin

£14.99

 

By Reggie Chamberlain-King

A miscellany of dark materials spanning several centuries and showing the reader the strange, the occult, the lurid and the uncanny side of Dublin.

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Hardback
9780856409530
Publication date: 20 November 2015

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Product Description

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 conjurors 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 rumour. This is the city you thought you knew at its shocking and scandalous best.