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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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.
- Format: Hardback
- Published On: 20 November 2015
- Publisher: Blackstaff Press
- ISBN / EAN: 9780856409530
- Page Count: 208