Bolands Mills & Bakery, Dublin

Bolands Mills & Bakery, Dublin

The two austere, six-storey, cut-stone mini-skyscrapers of Bolands Flour Mills at Grand Canal Docks appear to have been built in the 1830s by Thomas Pim, an enterprising Quaker, complete with 250 wooden windows. In 1873 he sold them to Patrick Boland, owner of the...
1847 – Introduction – The Year It All Began

1847 – Introduction – The Year It All Began

The following text was written for my book ‘1847: A Chronicle of Genius, Generosity and Savagery,’ published by Gill Books in 2016. To see the full contents of the book, click here.   *****   In the front of my car I keep a steel harmonica in...
Father Phelan, Parish Priest of Rathvilly (1885-1903)

Father Phelan, Parish Priest of Rathvilly (1885-1903)

Carlow Nationalist – Saturday 21 March 1903   OBITUARY. DEATH OF THE REV, JOHN PHELAN, P.P., RATHVILLY. Universal and widespread regret will be felt at the announcement of the death of the Very Rev John Phelan, PP, Rathvilly. The revered pastor had been in...
Behind the Guinness Gates

Behind the Guinness Gates

Season 1 Overview   Behind the Guinness Gates is the first podcast series from the Guinness Storehouse. Hosted by Irish historian, Turtle Bunbury, the 8-part series features interviews with rapper Mango and chef Niall Sabongi as well as Guinness Flavour Essence...