Merrion and Booterstown is a noted residential area on Dublin’s south side, close to Dublin Bay.
Its leafy streets cover a multitude of historical connections. A reliable reference book, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this important area. Did you know?
One of the most notorious political assassinations in modern Irish life took place in Booterstown in 1927. Because of its rich farmland, Booterstown was called Butterstown until the eighteenth century.
Seamus Heaney lived on the Strand Road in Merrion, but always referred to his home as being in Sandymount.
|Publication date||27 Jul 2018|