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...
Dublin Docklands – An Urban Voyage (Contents)

Dublin Docklands – An Urban Voyage (Contents)

‘Enlightening and rewarding’, said The Irish Times. ‘Fascinating and insightful’, agreed Cara, the Aer Lingus in-flight magazine. ‘If You Do One Thing This Week’, advised the Sunday Independent, ‘delve into this intriguing...
Dublin City – Streetwise

Dublin City – Streetwise

The etymology for the names of the streets, bridges, docks and other landmarks of Dublin. This is mainly focused on the docklands area as it is based on work I did for my 2008 book, ‘Dublin Docklands – An Urban Voyage’, which was commissioned by the Dublin...