Dublin's wit, characters, everyday happenings and historical events are rewoven into a living tapestry of colour and language. MacThomáis brings us through the lanes and back alleys, pawnshops and markets and old medieval city. This book gives the essence of Dublin.
Full of historical facts, anecdotes and Dublin wit, this book evokes the spirit, the characters and colours, the sights, sounds and even the smells of old Dublin. With sections on markets, pawn shops, street characters, the Liberties, slang and wit of Dublin's newspapers, the city's history is traced right back to Brian Boru, the Huguenots, the 'debtors' prison', and Dublin's troubled history of risings and revolutions.
Many books have been written about various aspects of Dublin, but none has captured the atmosphere of the living city so well as Me Jewel and Darlin' Dublin
MacThomáis makes the city sing with his uncanny ear for the voices and sounds that give it its uniqueness. A book to treasure.