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Author: Paul O’Brien

ISBN: 978-1-908056-03-0 48pp A5. Cover colour, text black and white  €6 + P&P

Dublin’s deadliest place – by day or by night
For a cemetery, Bully’s Acre was a very lively place'  In its day it was the 'dead centre' of Dublin, the final home from antiquity of Dublin's great and good - and not so good!

In the grounds of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Bully’s Acre is famous as the (almost) last resting place of Robert Emmet, and has clasped to it’s bosom tens of thousands and many generations of Dubliners – commoners,

businessmen, captains and privates ... even the sons of kings.

Now historian and best-selling author Paul O’Brien tells the story of this little-known grave-yard.

In his research, Paul has

uncovered tales of religion, of grave-robbing, poverty and sickness.

But above all, Paul tells a story that is at the very heart of the history of Dublin itself, for those buried here are Dublin's sons and daughters, culled by the Great Leveller from all strata of society.

Here you will find men and women, children and soldiers, all joined together in Life's final event.

This is the first of a series of books on some of Dublin’s graveyards with Kilmainham Gaol connections. See also Kilmainham Tale 5 Arbour Hilland watch for news of future titles.


For news and dates of tours of Bully's Acre visit the author's website Dublin Battlefield Tours and for a comprehensive review of his tour of Billy's Acre see this article in The Journal

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