The author is a solicitor practicing licensing law in Dublin. He hold a BA degree in International Government of a Doctor of Laws from the University of Notre Dame in the United States. He is the author of several books on Irish politics and culture including "If Walls could Talk: Great Irish Castles Tell their Stories" and "The Rise and Fall of the Irish Pub" as well as a fictional trilogy entitled "The Legends." He live in Raheny, a village north of Dublin with his Wife Pamela.
Thirty Nine Dawson Street: The Autobiography of a Buildingby Mr Robert E Connolly
This book considers that old adage, "If these Walls could Talk" and begins with the premise that Thirty Nine Dawson Street, a Georgian period building in Dublin, Ireland can indeed talk. So, the building tells the story of its existence over nearly 300 years, its autobiography. Each chapter addresses a resident or residents from its beginnings as a home for English gentry to its current use as Café en Seine, one of the premier public houses in Ireland. The story contains historically accurate detail mixed with "artistic license" and provides readers with and interesting perspective on the historic development of Dublin naturally combined with a liberal dose of humour. After all, as Thirty Nine says, buildings are the only true witnesses to history because they don't die after seventy or eighty years. This book is the second edition of a book originally published in 2003 and updates the buildings development since that publication.
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