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Author: Paul O'Brien
ISBN: 978-1-908056-04-7 48pp A5. Cover colour, text black and white €5
Irish and British history combined
The history of Arbour Hill combines both British and Irish heritage.
Thousands of British soldiers passed through its gates on their way to the far-flung outposts of the British Empire, and many now lie buried beneath its green sward.
But Irish soldiers are buried here too – including the 14 whose executions in 1916 led ultimately to the
foundation of the Irish Free State.
Renowned Author and Historian Paul O’Brien combines the history of the place with the stories of some of the myriad soldiers, patriots, fathers, brothers and sisters, mothers and children who rest here now.
This is the first true history of this important graveyard, and is the second of Paul O’Brien’s books on Dublin graveyards with a connection to Kilmainham Gaol – see also Kilmainham Tale 4 – ‘Bully’s Acre’ – and watch for news of future titles.