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Dublin’s Strangest Tales

Extraordinary but true stories

Michael Barry

Patrick Sammon



ISBN: 9781907554926

Price: £7.99

Publication date: 4 July 2013

Series: Strangest

Category: Popular Culture

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Dublin. Though this isn’t the usual side of the city the tourists, travellers and residents see. This is the real Dublin, the strange and twisted nooks and crannies of the city’s bizarre history – past, present and future. Following on from the bestselling Portico Strangest titles now comes a book devoted to one of Ireland’s most beautiful, and popular, cities. Located on the beautiful eastern seaboard, Dublin is a city with more strangeness than you can shake a pint of Guinness at. Home to one million people, the name, strangely, comes from the Irish ‘Dubh Linn’, which means ‘Black Pool’, but that name was already taken.

Dublin’s Strangest Tales is a treasure trove of the hilarious, the odd and the baffling – an alternative travel guide to some of the city’s best-kept secrets. Read on, if you dare! You have been warned.




With a passionate interest in historical heritage, author Michael Barry has written ‘Across Deep Waters, Bridges of Ireland’. He also wrote the groundbreaking book on ‘Light rail, Through the Cities’, the first international book on the subject. From West Cork in Ireland, Michael Barry was educated in Waterford and Bristol and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. He lives in Dublin.