A recording of a single year in the city which captures processions, celebrations, sporting events and public happenings. It is also a book about the Dubliners themselves, their faces and their lives on the streets. The photography explores the city’s various communities from the upper classes at play at the Trinity Regatta to the children who beg on O’Connell Bridge, from native writers like Seamus Heaney and Sean O’Faolain to the politicians, from Joyce’s Dublin to the seedy night-life on the canals.
About the Artist
Tony O’Shea was born in Valentia Island, County Kerry in 1947 and lived there for the first 20-years of his life. He studied English and Philosophy at University College Dublin and towards the end of the 1970s became increasingly interested in photography. By 1981 he had begun working full-time as a photographer with In Dublin magazine and once it ceased publication he went on to work for Sunday Business Post for many years. His first book Dubliners, including a text by Colm Tóibín was published by Macdonald Illustrated.
About the Contributors
Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic, and poet.
About the Publisher
The MacDonald group of companies was a major publishing group that handled a variety of imprints and subjects. MacDonald & Co (Publishers) Limited and was later bought by Time Warner Books UK Lt.