Terry Fagan

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Magdalene laundry: the back wall of the Gloucester Street laundry, which closed in 1996. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/NYT

A few minutes’ walk across central Dublin from the GPO, shrine to Irish freedom, stands a monument to a very different side of our history – although (...)

Students from Notre Dame at the Forty Foot near Joyce’s Tower in Sandycove during Bloomsday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There was no Chapel of Love, no Unchained Melody and certainly no Rock the Boat in Ulysses. Neither was there a wedding but it it did not stop the No(...)

Local historian Terry Fagan speaking in Clery’s Pub, Amiens Street, Dublin ahead of his Bloomsday talk about the Ulysses connections to the area, in particular the former Monto, North Inner Ciry area. Photograph:Frank Miller / The Irish Times

J&M Cleary, the old-fashioned red-fronted pub under the railway bridge on Dublin’s Amiens Street, used to be known as the Signal House. That was(...)

Victoria Ueberegger’s reimagining of Our Lady of Lourdes as a community centre and exhibition space

What causes an area to decline? And, more importantly for the future, what might cause it to rise again? Just Imagine, the work of final year Inter(...)

Clare Dunne and Paul McGann in the Abbey Theatre’s Major Barbara. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

‘Don’t fancy that I am disposed to defend my country,” says Isabella Woodward, a key character in George Bernard Shaw’s first novel, Immaturity. “I ha(...)

Actors Lloyd Cooney, Eric O’Brien, Bairdre Ní Aodha and Laura Murray in a tenement house in Henrietta Street, Dublin’s inner city. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

In 1813, in a room on the ground floor at No 14 Henrietta Street, a maid is polishing the silver of Charles Viscount Dillon, an agent of the British g(...)