Moore Street

The Story of Dublin's Market District

Barry Kennerk

A fully illustrated behind the scenes look at Dublin's Iconic Market District which has a special place in the hearts of Irish people. It has given rise to some of the city's most vibrant characters and has witnessed pivotal moments in Irish history. Foreword by RTÉ's Joe Duffy.
Date Published :
May 2013
Publisher :
Mercier Press
Contributor(s) :
Joe Duffy
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781171776
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
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Overview
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Moore Street has long held a special place in the hearts of Irish people. Whether playing host to its local customers or to the generations of country folk who visit the area at Christmas, the market is as synonymous with Dublin as coddle or a pint of porter. It has given rise to some of the city's most vibrant characters and has witnessed pivotal moments in Irish history. It was here that the redoubtable Biddy Mulligan was dreamt up, where the leaders of the 1916 Rising made their last stand and where businessman Bill Cullen learnt his trade. Yet for all that, the street was once just part of a much larger market - home to a myriad of second-hand clothes dealers, furniture brokers, poulterers, rabbit sellers, butchers and vegetable traders, all plying their trade in the narrow lanes and alleys. For the first time, 'Moore Street - Dublin's Market District' recounts the history of the entire market area, charting its growth and development since the eighteenth century - the real 'heart of the rowel'.
As well as detailed research on the area, Barry has also interviewed many people associated with the market about their experience.

About The Author
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Barry Kennerk graduated with a PhD in history from St. Patrick’s College, Dublin in 2014. He
is the author of five books, including the critically acclaimed Moore Street – The Story of
Dublin’s Market District (Mercier Press, 2012). He has occasionally contributed to
newspapers at home and abroad including the Irish Times and New York Times. His work has
also featured in a number of peer-reviewed publications including the Journal of Medical
Biography and Oxford Journal’s Social History of Medicine. He currently teaches English and
history at Belvedere College, Dublin.

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