John Gibney

John Gibney is a historian with the Royal Irish Academy’s Documents on Irish Foreign Policy project. Prior to this he finished a PhD at Trinity College Dublin and worked in heritage tourism in Dublin for over fifteen years. His books include Dublin: A New Illustrated History (2017) and A Short History of Ireland, 1500–2000 (2017).

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Best of Dublin

A Guide to City & County

This concise guide, beautifully illustrated with photos and maps, features cultural gems, elegant Georgian architecture and tourist favourites. Everything from Trinity College to Croke Park, the Custom House to Mountjoy Square, the Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar, as well as highlights from further afield.   

Sean Heuston


Written by John Gibney, Series edited by Lorcan Collins (Editor)

This biography follows Heuston’s life, from his birth in Dublin, to his time as a railway clerk in Limerick. Finally it outlines his move back to Dublin, his joining The Volunteers, the Easter Rising, his imprisonment and execution.